In France Michelle is a Man's Name

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Shorts: Family Dynamics
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 14, 2021 12:00 AM - Thu, May 27, 2021 11:59 PM

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Whether they’re the ones we choose, or those we don’t, families are always complicated.

Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Shorts
Women & Film
Release Year:2020
Runtime:12 min
Festivals & Awards:Slamdance 2021 - Grand Jury Prize Best Narrative Short
Outfest 2020 - Grand Jury Prize Best Narrative Short
Director:Em Weinstein
Producer:Alix Masters
Rachel Shuey
Claire Tuft
Zachary Spicer
Valiant Pictures
Screenwriter:Em A Weinstein
Principal Cast:Ari Damasco
Jerry Carlton
Olga Sanchez
Tim Blough
Miss Prys


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Michael, a young trans man, returns home to the rural American West after years of estrangement from his parents.

Director Biography

Em WeinsteinEm Weinstein is a writer and director for stage and screen. Em’s award-winning short film Candace played at festivals worldwide including Mill Valley Film Festival, Outfest, Montclair Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival and the American Pavilion Emerging LGBTQ Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Film. While getting their MFA at Yale School of Drama, Em directed numerous plays such as the first workshop production of Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris, and Arden, an original immersive musical. Em has written, directed and developed work with companies such as Rattlestick Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Two River Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Working Theater, New Georges and the Museum of Ice Cream. Em was the 2019-2020 Artistic Fellow at Rattlestick Theater and is part of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women Class of 2021. Em is developing an hour long pilot for Imagine Entertainment and is a Staff Writer for Amazon TV’s A League of Their Own series. Em is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.

Screening as a part of Shorts: Family Dynamics