The Guys Next Door

Sunday, June 4
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1hr 14mins // directed by:Allie Humenuk, Amy Geller

Special screening of the award-wining documentary The Guys Next Door and panel discussion about the evolution of the “American family”. 

The Guys Next Door is an intimate portrait of a real Modern Family: Meet Erik and Sandro, a gay married couple whose friend Rachel is a surrogate for their two daughters. Rachel, who is in her 40s, is married to Tony and they have three children. Together, they form a unique extended family.

Spanning over three years, this lyrical documentary tackles some of the most pertinent issues of our time: gay marriage and parenting, surrogacy as a path to having children, and the extension and redefinition of what it means to be “an American family.” Elegantly shot and edited, and told with candor and humor, The Guys Next Door is an inspiring story of family, friendship and gay rights.

Following the screening, audiences will enjoy an illuminating panel about the evolution of the “American family” in the era of LGBTQ rights. Panelists include Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, CEO of Planned Parenthood League of MA, Emily McGranachan, East Coast Regional Manager of the Family Equality Council, and Dr. John Rosario, Boston-area psychologist. The discussion will be moderated by Erin Trahan, regular contributor to WBUR’s the ARTery.

In partnership with Boston Pride, the Planned Parenthood League of MA, and the Family Equality Council.