Little White Lie

What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? How do we come to terms
with the sins and mistakes of our parents? Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in
a typical upper middle class household in Woodstock, New York with loving parents and a strong sense
of identity. Despite the questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark
skin, she believed her family’s explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian
grandfather. At the age of 18, and the abrupt split of her parents, Lacey finally decides to put nagging
doubts to rest, as she confronts her mother and learns the startling truth about her genesis. Turning
the camera on herself, Lacey documents her cathartic quest to understand the hidden pieces of her life;
daring to reconcile her mysterious childhood and biological roots.

Directed By Lacey Schwartz; Documentary, 2014, 65 Minutes, USA; English



Free to public; Required for entry
Available at Jewish Community Center (JCC) or King Arts Complex (KAC) beginning on 1/23/17


JCC: Emily Schuss – (614) 559-6205
Yale Glinter – (614) 559-6215
KAC: Lyn Logan-Grimes (614) 645-0676