queerDOC - Day Three (part 1)

Queer Families ‘NO DUMB QUESTIONS’ Dir: Melissa Regan, USA, 2001, Beta SP, 25 mins (75% full) score: 5 out of 5 This is an charming doco about three sisters 6, 9, and 11-year-old and their questions and struggle in dealing with their Uncle Bill becoming Aunt Barbara. As always children have a habit of seeing what grown-ups are blind too. ‘DESTINY’S CHILDREN’ Dir: Kevin O’Keefe, Canada, 2001, Beta SP, 18 mins (75% full) score: 3 out of 5 While a nice doco this one didn’t resonate. Sure I felt for the guy who had spent 17 years trying to find a way to adopt children, but, I don’t know, there was something missing from the story. ‘DADS WANTED’ Dir: Justin Pemberton, New Zealand, 2001, Beta SP, 44 mins (75% full) score: 4 out of 5 An insightful look at three different types of gay families. For more information about queerDOC 2001 or Queer Screen.