She's a Boy I Knew

Wednesday, November 17th

Transgender Panel
It’s Who You Are: A Conversation about Gender Identity and Gender Expression
7:00pm
Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library

She’s A Boy I Knew
9:15pm
Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library
Free!

Thursday, November 18th

Gender Awareness Panel
6:30pm & 8:30pm (Just before the screening of the film)
Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library

She’s A Boy I Knew
7:00pm & 9:00pm
Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library
Free!

She’s a Boy I Knew (Canada, 2007) With wit, intelligence, and emotional grace, She’s a Boy I Knew traces the journey of filmmaker Gwen Haworth as she comes out to her family as transgender and transitions from loving husband and only son Steven into Gwen. This is a moving story of self-discovery and individual becoming. But it is also far more than that. Haworth joins autobiographical narrative and home movies from childhood to interviews with friends and family. These creative juxtapositions open the film up beyond an individual story of change. We learn how Steven’s transition into Gwen effects profound and sometimes painful transformations from the filmmaker’s circle of intimate others (Steven’s wife, father, mother, two sisters, and best friend), who mourn Steven even as they lovingly welcome Gwen. One of the real strengths of She’s a Boy I Knew is its ability not to judge any of its interview subjects. Another is its richly layered depiction of the social matrix within which gendered being unfolds, changes, becomes.  Synopsis Author: Ann Pellegrini, Professor, New York University

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