From This Day Forward

  • Elder


State Theatre Sat, Aug 1, 2015 9:30 AM
Old Town Playhouse Sun, Aug 2, 2015 6:00 PM
Film Info
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Release Year:2015
Runtime:74 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sharon Shattuck
Produced by:Martha Shane
Sharon Shattuck
Screenwriter:Frederick Shanahan
Martha Shane
Sharon Shattuck
Cinematography:Sharon Shattuck
Editing By:Frederick Shanahan
Music By:Chris Bathgate


When she was a little girl, Petoskey native Sharon Shattuck’s dad told her that when she got married, he hoped he could wear a dress to walk her down the aisle. Not long after that, while his children were in middle school, Sharon’s father came out as transgender and changed his name to Trisha. His transition was difficult for Sharon’s straight-identified mother to accept, but Sharon’s parents stayed together. When Sharon’s family reunites years later to plan her wedding, she takes up her camera to explore the unorthodox relationships of her family and flesh out the conversations she spent so many years avoiding. Juxtaposing candid home videos from her father’s pre-transition years with present day footage, Shattuck has created an intimate and touching portrait of a modern American family. In Person: Director Sharron Shattuck, Marcia and Trisha Shattuck.

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