Love can be hell. Love can be unkind. And the best of intensions can sometime be the portal to a living nightmare. That’s what the Diaz family of Wisconsin discovered in documentary filmmaker Sarah McCarthy’s The Dark Matter of Love when they adopted an 11-year old girl named Masha from a Russian orphanage.
She knew nothing of love and to make it all the more difficult, their own daughter, Cami, found her new sister to be for all intents and purposes an alien species who had just arrived from another planet.
But the Diaz family didn’t give up, they sought help from unexpected sources (a mixture of science and common sense) and were able to provide a loving and caring home for both of their daughters … and well as two additional five-year old twins (also orphans from Russia).
Virgil Films & Entertainment has tabbed Dec. 2 as the DVD release date for The Dark Matter of Love, an insightful — funny and sad — story, which is all the more compelling because it is true.