SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2013) -
"Delightfully Quirky." - Scientific American
"Schermerhorn has been labeled everything from the next cultural crusader to the ant at the honeymoon picnic." - San Francisco Chronicle
Quirky and provocative documentary film exploring modern marriage, After Happily Ever After, premieres nationally - Sunday, February 10th, 8 pm on PBS World Channel's new series, America Reframed.
After Happily Ever After -- 2012 winner of the Council for the Contemporary Family Media Award -- is Emmy-winner Kate Schermerhorn's funny and moving personal quest for the secret to a happy marriage, and for answers to some timely questions about the institution itself.
This one-hour documentary, which Schermerhorn embarked on with her second husband on their honeymoon, and unexpectedly completed as the pair divorced, features an eclectic mix of couples -- from a pair who dress alike daily to a newlywed pair of California mothers, and a feisty English widow -- all sharing their secrets to marital bliss. A lively and world-renowned group of marriage experts ground the film in fact as they piece together the history and possible future and motivations for marriage.
The film asks questions like what, for example, motivates 90% of Americans to marry when half of those unions will end in divorce? Along the way, Schermerhorn chronicles the joys and heartbreaks of her own marriage, and finds that even the best advice can't always guarantee you a happily ever after.
On Camera Talent:
John Gottman- world-renowned psychologist known for his work in divorce prediction, author of over 40 books and 190 academic articles.
Stephanie Coontz- marriage historian and author of Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy and How Love Conquered Marriage.
Betsey Stevenson- Betsey Stevenson is chief economist for U.S. secretary of labor, Hilda Solis. She has published widely on the economics of marriage.
David Barash- professor of psychology at the University of Washington and author of several books, including The Myth of Monogamy.
Filmmaker- Luna Park Productions founder, Kate Schermerhorn produced and directed 'After Happily Ever After'. Kate won a Northern California Emmy for her first film, Seeking 1906, in 2007. The documentary was also nominated for best historical/cultural feature. Kate is also an accomplished still photographer and author of America's Idea of a Good Time, a photography book looking at America's pursuit of happiness. Kate, a mother of two, blogs about relationships for the Huffington Post.
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