'Boy Meets Girl' and 'The Committee' at Out Twin Cities Film Festival hosted by Theatres at Mall of America
On the same bill, 'The Committee.'
Boy Meets Girl is sponsored by RECLAIM! and Heltzer & Houghtaling, P.A. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
(USA) RT: 95 min.
'Boy Meets Girl' directed by Eric Schaeffer:
Is this really happening at long last? After years of non-transgender actors and actresses playing trans characters in film and in many cases scoring lots of trophies for their efforts a transgender actress will play a transgender woman in a film. Transgender actress Michelle Hendley, following what's described as a nationwide talent search, has nabbed the lead role as a trans woman in the upcoming rom-com Boy Meets Girl.
Filmmaker Eric Schaeffer, who's directed comedies such as If Lucy Fell with A-listers like Ben Stiller and Sarah Jessica Parker, plans to start shooting the film in June and has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funding. The film will focus on Ricky, a beautiful twenty-one year old transgender girl living in Virginia with dreams of becoming a fashion designer in New York. He described the comedy as an exploration of "the universal theme of exploring one's identity, regardless of sexual orientation, age and race."
'The Committee', directed by Robert Cassanello and Lisa Mills (USA) RT: 24 min.
Fifty years ago, a little-known investigative committee led by senator Charley Johns sought to remove homosexuals from Florida's state universities. As a result, over 200 gay and lesbian students and teachers were expelled or fired. Featuring two of the victims and one interrogator, the film exposes the committee's subversive activities and how its effects are still felt today.
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