Closure dir. Bryan Tucker
The Mixed Remixed Festival was thrilled to screen the feature film, Closure directed by Bryan Tucker. The documentary follows Angela, an African-American woman who was raised by a Caucasian couple in a large, multiracial family in Washington State. She was adopted at the age of one from foster care in the state of Tennessee, under the terms of a closed adoption. As Angela grew older, it became apparent that the unanswered questions about her birth story would continue to haunt her if she did not attempt to find some answers. Filmed and edited by her husband, Bryan, the documentary follows Angela for two years during the search for her birth family. Several twists and surprising revelations ultimately lead Angela and her family across the country to her place of birth. It is there where Angela comes face to face with her birth mother for the first time, and meets family members who had never known she was even born – including her birth father.
Bryan and Angela attended the Festival to do a Q&A led by Festival Advisor John Meeks. The audience was incredibly moved by the film and there were lots of tears and stories shared during the audience interaction after the screening. We can’t wait to see else this duo does to advance the conversation around these issues!