Shot in the Dark (2002)

Genres - Culture & Society, Family & Personal Relationships  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Interpersonal Relationships  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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An actor and filmmaker meditates on the nature of parenthood as he searches for the father he's never known in this documentary. Best known for his work on the HBO series Entourage, Adrian Grenier grew up in New York City, raised by his single mother Karesse. Karesse rarely spoke of Adrian's father, and he knew little about him until he turned twenty-three and decided it was time he got closer to his dad. Karesse met Adrian's father during a period when she was living on a commune, and the child was the product of a relationship that was never meant to be long term. As Adrian follows a sketchy path to Ohio in search of his dad, he stops along the way to ask any number of people (including baseball fans attending a game at Yankee Stadium on Father's Day) about what fatherhood means to them, if one parent can really assume both roles in a child's development, and how this belated reunion could impact both men's lives.

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father, search, single-parent