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Rosie O'Donnell Discusses Her New Documentary

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 26, 2006 at 12:30AM

"All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise," a documentary by Shari Cookson about Rosie O'Donnell's cruise for gay and lesbian families, debuted on Tuesday afternoon at the Sundance Film Festival. The former talk-shot host and her partner Kelli chartered a ship from New York City to the Caribbean, on which Cookson documented the experiences of the passengers and their families, from the fun and excitement of the cruise itself to the horror of the bigotry they encountered at the final stop in Nassau. TIME reporter Desa Philadelphia interviewed Rosie about the inspiration for the film, difficulties they encountered during the cruise, and what she hoped the passengers and her own family were able to gain from the experience.
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"All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise," a documentary by Shari Cookson about Rosie O'Donnell's cruise for gay and lesbian families, debuted on Tuesday afternoon at the Sundance Film Festival. The former talk-shot host and her partner Kelli chartered a ship from New York City to the Caribbean, on which Cookson documented the experiences of the passengers and their families, from the fun and excitement of the cruise itself to the horror of the bigotry they encountered at the final stop in Nassau. TIME reporter Desa Philadelphia interviewed Rosie about the inspiration for the film, difficulties they encountered during the cruise, and what she hoped the passengers and her own family were able to gain from the experience.