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American Film Showcase, Austin Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, London Film Awards, Scandinavian International Film Festival, NYC Indie Film Festival, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Festival), Sharm El Sheikh Film Festival

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Director's statement

I made The Big Flip to save my marriage. I became an accidental breadwinner wife when my husband got fed up with his job of 12 years and quit to start his own business. When his new business didn't pan out and he had a hard time getting back into the workforce, things got difficult. Our feelings for each other devolved into a stew of resentments, guilt and frustrations. I did some research and found that we were not alone. 40% of American working wives out-earn their husbands. I also learned that divorce is 40% more likely when the wife makes over 60% of the household income. These stats are useless to me. Women like me need stories to see what other men and women who are living this are doing. I want to find hope in their successes, and learn from each other's mistakes so we can turn things around and change those damn statistics. I made this documentary to understand what it takes for love to endure in the big flip.

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I recommend watching “The Big Flip,” because it’s important to learn more about the social change that is occurring among families in the gender switch.

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The story is captured by facial expressions and quiet stretches. Where others might have intruded with a line of questioning, The Big Flip just watches. Sympathetic narratives manifest without manipulative melodrama.

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It is best at providing glimpses into very real moments between the couples. The editing adds extra impact, especially as it provides a sort of parallel or comparison of daily life between husband and wife...Chan’s film isn’t heavy on agenda; it’s a matter-of-fact capture of a span of time with these families as they deal with setbacks and new possibilities.

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