Feature in Competition: Why Can't I Be Me? Around You

  • Framing Agnes Framing Agnes
  • Why Can't I Be Me? Around You Why Can't I Be Me? Around You

Showings

Screening Room - Michigan Theater Mon, Jan 1, 0001 12:00 AM - 1:45 AM
A 15 minute Q&A with filmmakers in attendance will follow the screening.
Screening Room - Michigan Theater Thu, Mar 26 9:30 PM - 11:15 PM
A 15 minute Q&A with filmmakers in attendance will follow the screening.
Film Info
Event Type:Feature in Competition

Description

Albuquerque’s Rusty Tidenberg, auto mechanic and drag-racing aficionado, shocked friends and family by coming out as trans. Followed for eight years by filmmaker Harrod Blank (son of Les Blank), Rusty guides us through the aftermath of her transition, as growing acceptance among her straight-talking Southwest community still doesn’t ease her romantic and professional woes. Interwoven with lively tales of gender non-conforming individuals on the art-car circuit, Blank’s film is a sensitive and unpredictable love letter to people who fight to be unapologetically themselves.

Presented with short in competition Framing Agnes

Included Shorts

Framing Agnes (19min) Canada/US | 2018 | 19 | digital More
Why Can't I Be Me? Around You (93min) Douglas, AZ | 2019 | 93 | DCP More