On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi

On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi

All families have secrets. Having survived the Holocaust, Nani and Popi raised a family in America, endeared themselves to a wide circle of friends, and built a successful business. Now at age 95, a deeply-held secret is revealed: Popi is gay, and finally free to explore his identity and seek the companionship he craves. After ups and downs, one thing is clear; love is complicated. But the revelation is not without repercussions, as the news sends Nani into physical decline, and their daughters scramble to understand their parents in a new light. Awkwardly humorous at moments, and filled with love, “On My Way Out” is a timeless story that anyone who’s been in a partnership can relate to.

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Directors:  Brandon Gross, Skyler Gross
Executive Producer:  Howie Mandel, Barry Avrich
Producer:  Brandon Gross, Lili Gross, Barry Avrich
Cinematographer: Brandon Gross, Skyler Gross
Editor: Tiffany Beaudin
Music: Robi Botos
Principal Cast: Ruth Blank, Roman Blank, Lili Gross, Susan Cohen, Cameron Cohen
Additional Credits: Story Consultant: Matthew Sultan, Associate Producer: Abie Troen


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Brandon Gross
Sonny Boy Productions
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Brandon Gross
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Genre:  Comedy, Documentary, Drama, LGBTQ
Screening in: Documentary Shorts 1
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: Canada
Language: English
Runtime: 40:00 mins