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“Real Boy” screening and panel

June 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

* Film
* Informational

This Event:
* Is LGBTQ hosted
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents “Real Boy,” a film by Shaleece Haas
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 pm
Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St, Madison WI 53703

“Real Boy” is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.

Please stay after the film for a panel discussion featuring the following panelists:

Prof. Finn Enke, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, History, LGBTQ Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sawyer Johnson, Transgender Justice Program Coordinator, GSAFE
Kestrel, Trans Activist
Joanne Lee, Trans Advocate and Parent

About Indie Lens Pop-Up:
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can’t attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events. This series is a partnership between ITVS, WPT, and Madison Public Library.


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Madison Central Library
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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