ACCLAIMED TRANSGENDER FILM COMES TO GLBT FILM FESTIVAL
(ROYAL OAK) –Reel Pride Michigan GLBT Film Festival is proud and excited to bring "Transamerica" to the Detroit area. The film has been an instant hit at GLBT film festivals across the country.
"Transamerica" explores the life of a transgender woman and how strangers help one another when no else steps up. Reel Pride Michigan GLBT Film Festival features the film on Thursday, October, 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak.
"Transamerica" stars Bree (Felicity Huffman from Desperate Housewives) who is days away from her sex re-assignment surgery when she learns she has a long-lost son, Toby (Kevin Zegers), in a New York jail. Toby is searching for his biological father “Stanley” and Bree pretending to be a social worker, bails him out of jail. Bree learns Toby’s mother is dead and he’s living a life as a hustler and using drugs.
“We are bringing very high caliber films to the festival and are excited about the response we have been getting," said Sean Kosofsky, Director of Policy for Triangle Foundation. "Film is a terrific medium for bringing people together and telling stories that really impact our lives.”
Don’t miss Huffman’s astounding portrayal of a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual without transgression, or Zegers’ brilliant performance of a tough façade underneath a very confused adolescent exterior.
Transamerica is presented by Ameritax Plus, an accounting and financial planning firm located in downtown Berkley. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to see the festival guide, visit Reel Pride Michigan at Reel Pride Michigan or call 313-537-3323 x107.
Reel Pride Michigan is generously supported by: Absolut Vodka, Backstreet, Between The Lines, The Detroit Eagle, Fandangles’ Restaurant, Gay.com, ID Lubricants, In the Life, ManHunt.net, Metra Magazine, Park West Gallery, Victory Home Loans, Whole Foods Market, Ameritax, GayWeb Monkey, Call to Action of Michigan, Power Up Films, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, Main North Lofts, and the Woodhull Freedom Foundation.
Reel Pride Michigan GLBT Film Festival is produced by Triangle Foundation – Michigan’s leading organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities.