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  • Area Premiere! THE BABADOOK • December 5–11

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Boston LGBT Film Festival 2011Special Events Archive

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Screening Co-presented by Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition

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OpenDir. Jake Yuzna. 90 min. 2010. US
Charting new territory in gender, sexuality and identity, this feature debut takes us on two parallel road trips in which the travellers try to find love in twin cities. Quiet, contemplative and with a dream-like quality, Open reveals secret places in the city, emotional intimacies and the wonder and strangeness of the human body through beautiful camera work. The cast are non-professional actors who share the same identity as the characters they play, bringing the film a certain authenticity refreshingly free of stereotypes. One half of a pandrogynous couple (aiming to become a single entity through plastic surgery) finds her intersexed friend is infatuated with her. Meanwhile, a shy, sweet romance between a cisgendered man and a trans man leads to a pregnancy. Whilst these pioneers are charting new territory in gender, sexuality and identity, their emotional journeys on the road to love are universal. (Description courtesy of Jason Barker of the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.)

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