From This Day Forward


From This Day Forward (2016)



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From This Day Forward is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father's transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon's wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents' marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart.

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Critic Reviews for From This Day Forward

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Sharon Shattuck's gently winning documentary "From This Day Forward," an account of having a transgender parent, is effective for what it is not: a flashy portrait or big-city story.

Jun 23, 2016 | Full Review…

The complex family dynamics are fascinating, and they make for an engaging (if sometimes troubling) film.

Jun 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Director Sharon Shattuck's documentary From This Day Forward offers an intimate, thoughtful reflection on her father's transgender identity.

Aug 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Trisha Shattuck doesn't represent all middle-aged transgender women by any stretch, but From This Day Forward is still a reminder of a forgotten generation.

Jul 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Warm and winning doc

Jun 23, 2016 | Full Review…

It's refreshing to see a portrait of a transgender person who is neither famous nor tormented...

Jun 17, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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