A Fatherless Generation

A Fatherless Generation

Documentary Features
November 7, 2018 5:15 PM A Fatherless Generation
November 9, 2018 12:45 PM A Fatherless Generation
November 10, 2018 10:00 AM A Fatherless Generation

A Fatherless Generation takes a deep and personal look at the social, psychological, and emotional trauma caused by growing up fatherless. Director Nathan Cheney turns the camera on himself to capture his emotional journey as he seeks to build a relationship with his own father. Cheney embarks on a journey of his lifetime – unmasking the truth about one of America’s most significant social issues: fatherless children. The film’s mission is to ignite a universal conversation about the importance of fatherhood, to show youth and adult fatherless men and women that they aren’t alone in their struggles, and to empower them to break the cycle of past fatherless generations.


Screenings of this film are available to all passholders. $20 Rush tickets can be purchased at the door if seats are still available after passholders have been admitted.

Wed, Nov 07, 2018 5:15 pm
JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Ballroom

Fri, Nov 09, 2018 12:45 pm
Acacia Barn at Las Alcobas Napa Valley

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 10:00 am
Native Sons Hall

Director(s) Biography

Nathan Cheney is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked in development, production, and post-production on multiple scripted and non-scripted projects. He also has experience as a photographer for National Geographic and assistant to TV personality Billy Bush. Nathan is currently in development writing his next film, a scripted comedy about the challenges of growing up mixed-race in the midwest.

Run Time

77 min


Nathan Cheney


Nathan Cheney, Steven Mangurten

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