Family Values
An American Tragedy

59 Minutes |

"...riveting, informative, searingly honest, and moving."

—Chris Bull, Co-Author with Candace Gingrich, The Accidental Activist

BUY FAMILY VALUES An American Tragedy

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DESCRIPTION

Family Values, an American Tragedy, a film by Pam Walton Productions
Walton family 1952

Family Values: An American Tragedy tells the story of a family torn apart by political religious extremism. Filmmaker Pam Walton and her father, a leading behind-the-scenes figure in the radical religious right, have had nothing to do with each other for over 15 years because of what her father calls her “sinful lesbian lifestyle.” Walton sets out to expose the hypocrisy that exists among the right wing’s “family values” activists, but along the way there is an unexpected turn. Family Values reminds us that “family” is a deeply personal experience.

REVIEWS

"Elegant. This sly slice of intimate investigative reporting operates like a Greek tragedy, revealing a family schema resonant on a national level. Never has the personal smelled so political."

—Erin Blackwell, San Francisco Bay Area Reporter

"Family Values: An American Tragedy is a stunning document, a generous confidence shared with the viewer, haunting in its implications, so human and warm and universal in its perspective."

—Timothy J. Lyons, Editor, International Documentary

"Family Values is the best elucidation of a family with an openly gay person and an anti-gay past that I have ever come across. It is riveting, informative, searingly honest, and moving."

—Chris Bull, Co-Author with Candace Gingrich, The Accidental Activist

AWARDS

Family Values, a film by Pam Walton Productions, INPUT '97, International Public TV Screening Conference, Nantes, France
FamilyvValues, a film by Pam Walton Produxtsion, Best Doc, Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Family Values, a film by Pam Walton Productions, Audience Favorite Documentary, Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Family Values, a film by Pam Walton Productions, Jury Award, 9th Louisville Film & Video Festival
Family Values, a film by Pam Walton Productions, 3rd Place Documentary, Chicago Lesbian & Gay Int'l Film Festival
Family Values, a film by Pam Walton Productions, Bronze Award, Nat'l Educational Media Network

SCREENINGS

  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Arkansas
  • 4th Windy City International Documentary Festival, Chicago
  • Finalist, Sinking Creek Film & Video Festival, Nashville
  • American Film Institute's 15th Annual Video Festival, Hollywood
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinema de Montreal, Quebec
  • Denver International Film Festival
  • Philafilm, Philadelphia International Film Festival
  • Cinequest, San Jose International Film Festival
  • Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, Illinois
Family Values, an American Tragedy, a film by Pam Walton Productions