Events
Upcoming and past screenings, director talks, and exhibitions.
July 31, 2019
Seoul, South Korea, International Premiere and Opening of "Side by Side" 10-Screen Exhibition

As part of the International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) 2019 Gathering in Seoul, Glenn and Julie Morey will internationally premiere their exhibition of "Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World." 10 short films will be presented on 10 screens simultaneously, each focusing on adult adoptee stories around themes like memories of Korea, growing up in adoptive families, self identity, visiting Korea as adults, birth family search, and adult perspectives on adoptions. The exhibition will run 7/31–8/3. Info at https://ikaa.org/gathering/

July 5, 2019
Lake Tahoe, CA, Screening and Discussion of "Side by Side" at Pact Family Camp West

Filmmaker, Glenn Morey, will screen and discuss his short documentary, Side by Side, featuring the stories of non Korean adoptees, now living around the world. Filmed in NYC, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle. Now in its 17th year, Pact Family Camp is a weeklong summer retreat where adopted children of color of all ages—and their families—share experiences and build community while learning from experts and each other. Info at https://www.pactadopt.org/adoptive/services/education/camp/Pact-Camp-west.html

June 15, 2019
Fraser, CO, Screening and Discussion of "Side by Side" at Korean Heritage Camp

Filmmakers Glenn Morey and Julie Morey will screen and discuss their short documentary, Side by Side, featuring the stories of nine Korean adoptees, now living around the world. Filmed in NYC, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle. Camp runs from June 13-16. Info at https://www.heritagecamps.org/korean-camp/

June 11, 2019
Littleton, CO, Screening and Discussion of "Side by Side" at Bemis Library

Filmmakers Glenn Morey and Julie Morey will screen their award-winning short documentary film, Side by Side, a film about the human stories of those infants and children separated from their South Korean families of origin, over the last 60 years. The film contrasts the lives of the adopted and the aged-out, the nurtured and the abused, the blessed and the broken, the loved and the lost, and the almost unimaginable diversity of stories that lie in between. Q & A with the filmmakers follows the 38 minute film. 7pm–8:30pm, at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, CO. Admission is free. Event info at https://www.littletongov.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/23333/441?curm=6&cury=2019

March 18, 2019
Austin, TX, Screening and Discussion of "Side by Side"

At their monthly meeting in Austin, Adoption Knowledge Affiliates will view and discuss Side by Side, a short documentary film by Glenn Morey and Julie Morey. Peer discussion groups for birth families, adopted people, and adoptive/prospective adoptive parents following the education meeting. CEUs are available to adoption professionals - LPCs, LMFTs, and Social Workers. Certificates of attendance are also available at the check-in desk. Meetings are held at the Settlement Home, 1607 Colony Creek Dr, Bldg. B, Austin, TX, on the third Monday of each month, from 7pm–8pm. Event info at https://www.meetup.com/Adoption-Knowledge-Affiliates/events/256979931/ 

March 3, 2019
Spokane "Side by Side" film screening

Social Justice Film Festival brings the Best of their Fest to Spokane, March 1-3. Gold-winning Best Short Doc film, "Side by Side," will screen on Sunday, March 3, 6 pm, at the Magic Lantern Theater. Filmmaker Q&A to follow. This event is FREE. Full info at http://www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org/?tribe_events_cat=2018-2019-best-of-the-fest

February 25, 2019
Also Known As NYC hosts Adoptee Forum, featuring "Side by Side" film screening

Filmmaker, Glenn Morey, will screen the award-winning short documentary film, "Side by Side." A panel discussion follows, with Glenn and a sidebysideproject.com interviewee. The event will take place at the offices of Women Make Movies, 115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200, NY, NY — Monday February 25, 2019, from 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM. Information and tickets at https://www.alsoknownas.org/events/2019/2/25/aka-adoptee-forum-side-x-side

February 23, 2019
Also Known As NYC hosts Adoptive Parent Series, featuring "Side by Side" film screening

Filmmaker, Glenn Morey, will screen two special short films, "Growing Up" and "Searching for Answers," featuring excerpts from sidebysideproject.com. A panel discussion with Glenn and two interviewees from from the films follow. The event will take place at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Social Documentary Film theater, at 136 W. 21st St., NY, NY — Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 1 PM – 3 PM. Information and tickets at https://www.alsoknownas.org/events/2019/2/23/aka-parenting-series-side-x-side.

February 9, 2019
"Side by Side" documentary short film screening, at Southeast Christian Church in Parker, CO

Join the Southeast Christian Church Adoption and Foster Care Support Group, as they host filmmakers, Glenn and Julie Morey, for a screening of their documentary short film, "Side by Side." Q&A session follows. 9650 Jordan Rd., Parker CO, 802145. Rm 251.

November 9, 2018
Official Selection, San Diego Asian Film Festival

The Side by Side Project will screen its 38-minute documentary short film in San Diego, CA, as an Official Selection of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, organized by the Pacific Arts Movement. Please join Glenn Morey and Julie Morey, who will be there as co-directors of the film, edited from the 21 hours of material on the sidebysideproject.com website. Screening will be part of a short documentary programming block of five films, all of them about the Asian diaspora, at the Ultrastar Cinemas Mission Valley, 7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, starting at 4pm. More info at https://sdaff.org/2018/programs/shorts-where-are-you-really-from/.

November 4, 2018
Official Selection, Arpa International Film Festival

The Side by Side Project will screen its 38-minute documentary short film in Hollywood, CA, as an Official Selection of the Arpa International Film Festival. Please join Glenn Morey and Julie Morey, who will be there as co-directors of the film, edited from the 21 hours of material on the sidebysideproject.com website. Screening will be at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, at 2:30pm, as part of a programming block of 4 short documentaries. More information at http://www.arpafilmfestival.com/documentary-side-by-side-at-2018-arpa-iff/

October 30, 2018
Adoptees in Search: Colorado's Triad Connection — Denver, CO

Filmmaker and Director, Glenn Morey, will talk about his recently released documentary film and online installation, Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World. He will show selected clips of this unconventional project, five years in the making, featuring 100 individual stories filmed in 7 countries, 6 languages, and 16 cities, and will discuss the production process, his impressions of these revealing and often deeply intimate accounts, as well as his experiences filming aged-out South Korean nationals. This meeting is organized by Adoptees in Search: Colorado's Triad Connection.  Meetings are monthly, open to the public, and held at Montview Presbyterian church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO, downstairs in the Gallery Room.

October 22, 2018
Official Selection, Boston Asian American Film Festival

The Side by Side Project will screen its 38-minute documentary short film in Boston, MA, as an Official Selection of the Boston Asian American Film Festival. Please join Glenn Morey and Julie Morey, who will be there as co-directors of the film, edited from the 21 hours of material on the sidebysideproject.com website. Screening will be part of the short documentary programming block of four films, all of them about adoption out of South Korea, at the Pao Center for the Arts, 99 Albany St, Boston, starting at 7pm. (T: South Station, Chinatown, or Boylston). More info at http://www.baaff.org/home.html.

October 19-20
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) — Oakland, CA

Filmmaker and Director, Glenn Morey, will participate in a panel discussion about his recently released documentary film and online installation, Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World. ASAC organizes and hosts this 7th biennial conference

October 12, 2018
Official Selection, Social Justice Film Festival, Seattle WA

The Side by Side Project will screen its 38-minute documentary short film in Seattle, WA, as an Official Selection of the Social Justice Film Festival. Please join Glenn Morey and Julie Morey, who will be there as co-directors of the film, edited from the 21 hours of material on the sidebysideproject.com website. Screening will be part of the short documentary programming block of five films, at the Ethnic Cultural Center Theater on the UW campus.  More info at http://www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org/?tribe_events=shorts-program-light-in-dark-places.

September 28-30
KAtCH 10th Anniversary & IKAA Annual Convention, hosted by KAtCH: Korean Adoptees of Chicago

Filmmaker and Director, Glenn Morey, will talk about his recently released documentary film and online installation, Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World. He will show selected clips of this unconventional project, five years in the making, featuring 100 individual stories filmed in 7 countries, 6 languages, and 16 cities, and will discuss the production process, his impressions of these revealing and often deeply intimate accounts, as well as his experiences filming aged-out South Korean nationals. This IKAA event is hosted by KAtCH, celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Screening on Saturday, September 29, 2:45pm. Registration information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/katch-10th-anniversary-ikaa-annual-convention-tickets-44536512909

August 25, 2018
Official Selection, DEFY Film Festival - Nashville, TN

The Side by Side Project will screen its 38-minute documentary short film in Nashville, TN, as an Official Selection of the DEFY Film Festival. Please join Glenn Morey and Julie Morey, who will be there as co-directors of the film, edited from the 21 hours of material on the sidebysideproject.com website. This will be the first time this documentary short will be theatrically screened for the public. Screening will be followed by a brief Q&A session. Schedule, festival theater location, and ticket information can be found at https://www.defyfilmfestival.com/schedule/saturday3

June 30, 2018
Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) Annual Conference; Minneapolis, MN; kaanet.org

Filmmaker and Director, Glenn Morey, will talk about his recently released documentary film and online installation, Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World. He will show selected clips of this unconventional project, five years in the making, featuring 100 individual stories filmed in 7 countries, 6 languages, and 16 cities, and will discuss the production process, his impressions of these revealing and often deeply intimate accounts, as well as his experiences filming aged-out South Korean nationals.

May 18, 2018
Online Installation Opening for “Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World”

Filmmakers, Glenn Morey and Julie Morey, have released their new documentary project, as an online installation at www.sidebysideproject.com, allowing for an immersive, international journey through the personal memories and experiences of abandonment, relinquishment, orphanages, aging out, and inter-country adoption from South Korea. Starkly minimalist and unconventionally comprised of 100 stories, filmed in 7 countries, 6 languages, and 16 cities, each story is its own film, presented very nearly in its entirety, as it was recorded in a single sitting.