Written and directed by Albert, The Commitment is an Official Selection of the 9th LGBT Film Festival, taking place at venues across Poland. The Commitment screens in the session Gay Shorts II on April 22, 2018, 8pm, in Warsaw’s Kinoteka; on April 25, 2018, 5pm, in Katowice’s Kosmos Cinema; on April 26, 2018, 6pm, in Warsaw’s Kinoteka; and on May 11, 2018, 7:30pm, at Łódź-Przytulne’s Kino Przytulne.
The Commitment stars Albert and Jason Lane Fenton as gay adoptive parents, Mary Niederkorn as the social worker facilitating the adoption, and Kerri Patterson as the Asian-American birthmother. Richard Propes of The Independent Critic wrote, “Emotional resonance, joy and heartbreak…indeed, this is a film that would be difficult to pull off if not for its tremendously talented cast.” The film has screened at over 35 film festivals on four continents and won multiple awards, most notably edging out Oscar®-nominated Moonrise Kingdom to win a 2013 NASW Media Award. The film is available at Amazon.com on the compilation Green Briefs. The film is produced by Albert, Richard Possemato, Aaron Howland, and Seth Howland.
The LGBT Film Festival is one of the most important events on the cultural map of Poland. It takes place every year and became the biggest celebration of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) cinema in the country.