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September 5, 2017 > Filmmaker to attend ÔReal BoyÕ screening in Fremont

Filmmaker to attend ÔReal BoyÕ screening in Fremont

Submitted By Valentina Santilli, Fremont Main Library

A screening of the documentary ÒReal BoyÓ which follows several years in the life of a transgender teen is set for Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the Fremont Main Library.

The documentary tells an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son.

Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.

Director Shaleece Haas will be on hand to answer questions from the audience at the event which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the libraryÕs Fukaya Room. According to Haas, the film Òdeals with themes of transgender identity, but ultimately the film explores the ways that search for identity isnÕt just personal, but also involves the people closest to us.Ó

Haas is a documentary filmmaker based in Oakland, California. She produced and directed the Independent Television Service (ITVS)-funded film ÒReal BoyÓ in 2016. It premiered at BFI Flare: LGBT Film Festival in London; it will be broadcast in the United States during the 2017 season of ÒIndependent LensÓ on Public Broadcasting Service stations.

ÔReal BoyÕ documentary screening
Tuesday, Sept. 5
6:30 p.m. Ð 8:30 p.m.
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1401
Admission: Free

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