Directed by Sharon Shattuck • Documentary • 2017 • 76 minutes
With her own wedding just around the corner, filmmaker Sharon Shattuck returns home to examine the mystery at the heart of her upbringing: How her transgender father Trisha and her straight-identified mother Marcia stayed together against all odds. FROM THIS DAY FORWARD is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with the most intimate of transformations.
As the film evolves into a conversation about love and acceptance in a modern American family, it raises questions relevant to all of us. As individuals how do we adapt to sustain long-term love and relationships? Where do sexuality and gender intersect? And how do families stay together, when external forces are pulling them apart?
"Critic's Pick! Sharon Shattuck's gently winning documentary, an account of having a transgender parent, is effective for what it is not: a flashy portrait or big-city story...In marriage and parenthood, one size doesn't fit all." —Andy Webster, The New York Times