2008 1 x 86 min Color and B&W: DigiBeta English
Kimberly Reed returns home to a small town in Montana for her high school reunion, hoping for reconciliation with her long-estranged adopted brother. But along the way, Prodigal Sons uncovers stunning revelations, including a blood relationship to Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, intense sibling rivalries, and unforeseeable twists of plot and gender. Reed’s rare access delicately reveals not only the family’s most private moments, but also an epic scope as the film travels from Montana to Croatia, from jail cell to football field, from deaths to births and commitments of all kinds. This unflinching look at identity and the past challenges us to wonder if we can ever truly become someone new.
A Big Sky Film production in association with CBC/Canada, BBC “Storyville” and Sundance Channel
WINNER of the FIPRESCI award (Thessaloniki Documentary Festival)
Selected for the 2007 HotDocs TDF