“Little White Lie”: Film and Discussion

As described on the film’s website, “‘Little White Lie’ is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth.” Raised in a white, Jewish, upper-middle-class family, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz believed that she was the offspring of both her white parents, despite her obvious mixed-race appearance. In college, Schwartz eventually pried the truth from her mother that Robert Schwartz, the man who raised her, was not her biological father, but rather, she was the product of an affair between her mother and a black man named Rodney.

A decade later, Lacey Schwartz created this thought-provoking documentary about her life and her family through interviews, home movies and archival footage. The film raises important questions about race, identity, denial and truth.

Admission fee: $10; JCHS students are free
Advance registration is available online

Watch a trailer of the film here.

For more information, email Mindy Cohen or call her at 215-635-7300, x155.

“Little White Lie”: Film and Discussion

As described on the film’s website, “‘Little White Lie’ is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth.” Raised in a white, Jewish, upper-middle-class family, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz believed that she was the offspring of both her white parents, despite her obvious mixed-race appearance. In college, Schwartz eventually pried the truth from her mother that Robert Schwartz, the man who raised her, was not her biological father, but rather, she was the product of an affair between her mother and a black man named Rodney.

A decade later, Lacey Schwartz created this thought-provoking documentary about her life and her family through interviews, home movies and archival footage. The film raises important questions about race, identity, denial and truth.

Schwartz will attend the screening and will conduct a post-film discussion. There will also be a dessert and coffee reception.

Admission fee: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Advance registration available online

Watch a trailer of the film here.

For more information, email Mindy Cohen or call her at 215-635-7300, x155.