This week we look at "flipped" families where the wife wins the bread and the husband takes care of home and the kids with the insightful documentary THE BIG FLIP by Izzy Chan.
Join us for FIERCE! An American Film Showcase program on August 11th at 7 PM at A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue.
THE BIG FLIP (2016)
Directed by Izzy Chan
USA | PG | Documentary | English | 64
With baby number 4 on the way, Bonnie and Chip (Portland, Oregon) are working through a delicate transition. Bonnie is frustrated by how much she is doing at home while being the primary breadwinner. Chip walks away from his flailing business to step up at home-and struggles with an identity crisis. Chuck and Amy (Washington, D.C.) are comfortable with Amy as the main earner and Chuck supplementing. But when Chuck is laid off, the loss of income is keenly felt in this modest middle-class family. Julee and Ross (Nashville, Tennessee) see their flip as temporary while Ross launches his career as an actor. They are moving the family across the country to Los Angeles with high hopes for his acting career. Fred and Robyn (Seattle, Washington) are stuck in a rut. They fell in love as young snowboarders. But 15 years and 2 kids later, Robyn feels trapped as the sole income provider. Meanwhile Fred, his professional snowboarding career over, struggles to find work. Over 18 months, The Big Flip follows the lives of these four “flipped” families where the wife wins the bread and the husband takes care of home and kids.
*Pop corn and snacks available at the venue
**Age restrictions may apply due to the nature and suitability of the film. At our discretion and in accordance with regulations, we reserve the right to request proof of ID and you will be asked to leave if you are under the required age.
***Free entry, first-come-first-seated policy applies.
About the American Film Showcase
The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction films, and documentary know-how to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. Funded by a grant from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and produced by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), the Showcase joins local embassies and partners to highlight the value of film in fostering understanding and cooperation, dialogue and debate.
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