Lacey Schwartz grew up Jewish in Woodstock, New York. Her copper skin was attributed to her father’s Sicilian grandfather. This excellent film documents her gradual discovery of her true story. It is made even more fascinating because Schwartz, beautiful and brilliant (JD, Georgetown law school graduate) is the filmmaker. Some of the scenes, especially between her and parents are so intimate it’s hard to imagine how Schwartz convinced her parents to participate. The film is not a downer (not really a spoiler alert–she is currently a community activist and married to an attorney and House representative. (when you see him you will wonder why he’s not running for president!!). Don’t confuse this with Mike Leigh’s excellent fictional film “Secrets and Lies”. That movie (which I also recommend) is less about race than it is about class (of course class in “Little White Lie” is a subtext–how could it not be?). “Little White Lie” is more about identity and family bonds. Because the film is short (an hour) some gaps need to be filled in by the viewer. Some questions remain open only to conjecture. There is much to discuss about the film. I would love to hear from you.