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Little Man


113 minutes

Nicole Conn

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Sometimes the greatest love story is about your very own family.

little man is lesbian filmmaker Nicole Conn's award-winning documentary about her micro-preemie son, Nicholas, born 100 days early, as he struggles for survival.

When Nicholas is born 100 days early, he weighs only one pound and faces impossible odds for survival. As he struggles for life, so struggle his two mothers: out lesbian filmmaker Nicole Conn (Elena Undone, A Perfect Ending) and political activist Gwen Baba, to keep their family from disintegrating under the unrelenting stress and chaos of hospitals, emergency medical crises and a crushing blow to trust.

The winner of 12 Best Documentary awards at film festivals across the country, little man explores the core of the human spirit as a family realizes that they are capable of enduring what they never thought possible.

"An unusually honest film. An inspiration." —The New York Times

"Conn makes Michael Moore look like an impartial observer." —Miami’s The Weekly News

"A testament to family love." —People Magazine

"An edge-of-your-seat, heart-in-your-throat suspense story." —The Los Angeles Times

Best Documentary Audience Award — Los Angeles OutFest; Best Documentary Jury Award — New York NewFest; Best Documentary Audience Award — San Diego Film Festival; Best Documentary Jury Award — Chicago Indiefest; Best Feature HBO Audience Award — Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Best Documentary Jury Award — Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Best of the Fest Award — Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival; Best Documentary Audience Award — Reel Affirmations, Washington, D.C.; Best Documentary Audience Award — Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Best Documentary — Glitter Awards; 2006 Courageous Beginnings Award — Presented by Good Beginnings (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)

Little Man

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