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"
The New York Daily News
San Francisco Inquiry
NY Magazine, John Leonard
The Blade, NY
Forthworth Star Telegram
Anchorage Daily News
The Globe & Mail
Seattle TV Guide
The Empty Closet
Bay Area Reporter
TV Guide Canada
Philadelphia Gay News