Follow the story of 19-year old Bennett as he navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, and his mother who makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Featuring a panel discussion moderated by Cecilia Chung with the filmmaker Shaleece Haas, and live musical performances from film protagonists Bennett and Joe Stevens. Free with RSVP.
“Real Boy” Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening
Join KQED and Independent Lens for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of “Real Boy” at the Gray Area's Grand Theater. 6pm-9pm.
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.
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