Critical Acclaim For »

"Riveting and emotionally charged"

- Scott Foundas, Variety

"On Tuesday night...you'd do well to watch... A family whose story is heartbreaking to view, too stunning to miss... tender, emotional, unforgettable."

- Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times

"Simultaneously sad and inspirational, "The Smith Family" is a brilliant first documentary from director Tasha Oldham."

- David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun

"...evocative film from director Tasha Oldham.... a tribute both to the concepts of family and love, and to Kim's own spirit and strength."

- Allan Johnson, Chicago Tribune

"...a touching tale of faith, hope and love. It's nothing short of amazing."

- John Levesque, Seattle Post Intelligencer

"This remarkable film...is a fine opening act for the 15th season of PBS's outstanding documentary series 'P.O.V. The film brims with social relevance."

- John Ruch, Boston Herald

"An intimate story told with great care that will simultaneously piss off and inspire plenty of people. And that's why "The Smith Family" is worthy of our time."

- Fred McKissack Jr., The Progressive

Articles and Reviews »

"'Elling" lands Seattle's Golden Needle" By KEN EISNER Variety Magazine

"Audiences deemed Deborah Dickson's warm-hearted the best documentary, with Tasha Oldham's "The Smith Family" a close runner-up."

New York Times "A Family's Tearful Battle Against a Painful Death"

Entertainment Weekly "What to Watch"

TV Guide "Editors Picks"

"A renaissance in television documentaries makes nonfiction competitive, on cable and beyond" By Mark Jurkowitz, Globe Staff Boston Globe

The Progressive "A Rare Unflinching Eye" By Fred McKissack Jr.

Bay Windows "An American Family"

Seattle Post Intelligence "Kim Smith's saga defies TV images of American family life"

Boston Herald "Family offers amazing POV on love"

New York Newsday "Keeping Faith in the Smiths"

Desert News "The Smith Family Tells Powerful Tale"

Salt Lake Tribune, In Sickness and in Health

SL City Weekly, A Tragic Blessing

Ogden Standard Examiner, On TV: P.O.V. looks at "Smith Family"

Willamette Weekly , Stand By Your Homo

Washington Post "This Week's Picks"

Dallas Morning News

Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Dad brings HIV into Mormon Marriage"

Mormons on the Edge Film Review

Houston Chronicle "A family in turmoil"

Selected in Quartet of Top films to See at Double Take Documentary Festival

The Times Picayune

Tampa Tribune "Rage, Tenderness, and hard choices on P.O.V."

Detroit Free Press "Family portrait brims with life, death, faith"

Baltimore Sun "Film sad, inspiring"

USA Today "POV shows a filmmaker's point of view to millions"

Chicago Tribune "Smith Family a unique testament to love, life"

The Advocate "In God We Trust"

Philadelphia Inquirer

Miami Herald

The New York Daily News

San Francisco Inquiry

NY Magazine, John Leonard

The Blade, NY

Forthworth Star Telegram

Texas Observer

Ottawa Citizen

Seattle Times

Anchorage Daily News

The Globe & Mail

Pioneer Press

Boston Phoenix

Magna Times

Toronto Star

Riverfront Times

Seattle TV Guide

Washington Blade

The Empty Closet

Bay Area Reporter

Out Front

Southern Voice

Houston voice

HX Magazine

Just Out

TV Guide Canada

Philadelphia Gay News

City Pages

Style Weekly

The Standard

DoubleTake/FullFrame

Avenue Magazine