On Screen/In Person Film Screening: Real Boy – Tickets – World Cafe Live – Wilmington Upstairs – Wilmington, DE – March 29th, 2017

On Screen/In Person Film Screening: Real Boy

Light Up the Queen Foundation presents

On Screen/In Person Film Screening: Real Boy

Wed · March 29, 2017

6:30 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs

Pay-What-You-Can at the door

This event is all ages

All screenings show in The Olympia Room - 4th Floor.

On Screen/In Person
On Screen/In Person is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the nation. This six-film annual series of socially relevant, engaging and provocative films, presented in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.

All individual screening dates and details of the documentaries are announced for the 2016-17 screenings below the general list. You can visit our Facebook page for more information, or contact Judy Hickman at lightupthequeen@gmail.com or 302-504-9575.

The film makers will be in attendance at their respective films for a Meet and Greet and informal discussion post-screening.

Pay-What-You-Can at the door (No reservations needed).
Real Boy
Real Boy
A Documentary by Shaleece Haas of Oakland, CA

Film Synopsis:
Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice-as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition.

We meet Bennett at age 19 as he emerges from a period of angry rebellion, fueled by drug abuse and self-injury. Estranged from his father and sister, Bennett seeks the love and understanding of his mom Suzy, who was once his best friend and ally. Suzy, a single mother with a self-deprecating sense of humor, sees Bennett’s desire to transition as attention-seeking and misguided. Unable to deal with her shame, confusion and grief, Suzy keeps Bennett’s transition secret from friends and family, wistfully recalls what a beautiful girl he was, and refuses to support his decision to take testosterone and undergo chest reconstruction surgery.

As tension mounts at home, Bennett is taken in by his idol, Joe Stevens, the lead singer of the alt-Americana band, Coyote Grace. After meeting at a sobriety conference, the two bond over their transgender identities, their love of music, and their shared experience with addiction. Over the next two years, buoyed by Joe’s support, Bennett grows into young adulthood. He enrolls in college, makes friends, and starts dating for the first time as a young man.

Real Boy is a boy-next-door story for the new generation. Its sincerity and intimacy will resonate with anyone who’s ever raised a teenager (or been a teenager), anyone who’s ever seen themselves reflected in a special friendship, anyone who’s ever had dreams of making their mark on the world.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801