Family Name

1997 NR 1h 29m DVD

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Family Name

1997 NR 1h 29m DVD
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White filmmaker Macky Alston wonders why all the other Alstons in his Durham, N.C., elementary school were black. Embarking on a genealogical journey through Alabama and North Carolina, Alston finds a surprising emotional tale behind his family name. Alston's stirring exploration of race and identity -- which critic Roger Ebert calls a "fascinating detective story" -- won the Freedom of Expression Award at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
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