Andrea James

SFGate: A sample of offerings at Frameline38 film festival

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June 15, 2014

Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy

San Francisco native Alec Mapa takes on many topics in this engaging, funny performance film, but as the title suggests, the highlight of the show is the comedian’s hilarious (and sometimes heartbreaking) tales of becoming a father to a foster-care kid. With plenty of gags along the way, Mapa recounts how he and his husband, Jamison Hebert, adopted 5-year-old Zion, and the challenges they have faced as a family. In comedy, as Mapa clearly knows, pain is never far off the horizon, so when he experiences the emotional roller coaster of the adoption process, and the universal agonies and ecstasies of parenthood, expect to shed a tear or two.

6:30 p.m., June 22, Victoria; United States, 78 minutes

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