JUST CHARLIE (Queer Youth Celebration! – FREE!)
Queer Youth Celebration! – FREE!
Sponsored in Memory of James Aaron Hope by his Loving Mothers, Laurie L. and Tena T. Nock-Hope
Complete event scheduled from 11:30am – 3:00pm
Rebekah Fortune, 2017, UK, 99 min
Charlie is a great footballer. Charlie is a loving son, a diligent student and a great mate. And, Charlie is suffocating inside a body to which she is a stranger. Not the joy of football, the love of her parents nor the friendship of her mates are enough to ease the claustrophobic trappings of a body that has betrayed her. Eventually, even the private release of wearing her sister’s clothes is not enough for Charlie. The apple of her father’s eye and a rising football star, Charlie decides she cannot pretend any longer. She lets out her true self to her family, turning their world, and hers, upside down. In preparing for the transition, Charlie is asked, “Who is me, Charlie?” Charlie says, “Me, is in here. But it’s like no one can see me. They just see this.” In her first feature film, Rebekah Fortune (Something Blue) weaves brilliant writing with superb acting to tell a story of Brit grit (her words) and the unconditional love that can transcend and transform. (SH)
Preceded by Escaping Agra Pallavi Somusetty, 2016, USA, 23 min
After being held against their will in India when their gender and sexual orientation is discovered, Naveen Bhat battles their parents in court and pieces their life back together.
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