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Saturday, October 19 • 7:30pm - 9:15pm
A Self-Made Man preceded by The Infamous T

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A Self-Made Man

Lori Petchers

2013 | 56 minutes | U.S.

NY Premiere | Director in Attendance

This moving documentary examines the social and psychological dynamics of being transgender through an intimate portrait of trans youth advocate Tony Ferraiolo. Tony guides children as young as eight and their parents through the confusing journey of defining themselves when their physical appearance conflicts with their self-image. Even as he struggles to come to terms with the complexities of his own life as transgender person, he labors to offer safety and assurance to families immersed in an often frightening transition. A Self-Made Man navigates the issues the protagonist and his charges face with a tone both candid and compassionate—much like Tony himself.

The Infamous T

Melissa Koch

2013 | 30 minutes | U.S.

New York Premiere | Director in Attendance

This story of Jonathan, a vibrant 18-year-old sinking under the weight of his lot in life, distills the trials of a segment of queer youth in America. Homeless, bullied, and failing out of high school, Jonathan seems about to find stability when a GLBT host program matches him with a middle-class family. Struggling to adjust after a lifetime of homophobia and poverty, he’s ultimately redeemed by the love of his chosen family and friends.

Co-presented by NewFest and The Trevor Project

This screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring Tony Ferraiolo and moderated by Steve Mendelsohn, co-president of NewFest and deputy director of The Trevor Project.

Saturday October 19, 2013 7:30pm - 9:15pm

Attendees (8)