Any Day Now

Down Syndrome History on Film – Prejudice

Any Day Now addresses prejudice on multiple levels. It looks at how society devalues people who are viewed as different and makes operating within the system difficult at best. In the film, Isaac Leyva plays Marco. 

Synopsis: Winner of 10 Audience Awards at film festivals around the country and starring the amazing Alan Cumming, Any Day Now is a powerful tale of love, acceptance and family. When a teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) takes him in and becomes the loving family he’s never had. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own. Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s, Any Day Nowtouches on legal and social issues that are as relevant today as they were 35 years ago.

 

 

The film, takes place in the intersection of multiple categories of disadvantage. The characters must navigate the systems that discriminate against poverty, homosexuality, and disability.

Viewers are forced to question their beliefs about the safety nets that are designed to protect at risk children in general and wonder where a teenager who has Down syndrome specifically, would end up in an emergency situation such as the one portrayed in the film.

The film can be streamed on

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