Changing The Game

Event Details

Date: 9/29
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Burns Court Cinema
Duration: 1h 35m
Year: 2019
Language: English
Director: Michael Barnett
Genre: Documentary

 
CHANGING THE GAME
2019 | USA | 95 MIN

Michael Barnett’s dynamic documentary takes us into the lives of three high school athletes—all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths as transgender teens. Their stories span across the U.S.—from Sarah, a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, to Andraya, a track star in Connecticut openly transitioning into her authentic self. The film centers on Mack Beggs, who made headlines last year when he became the Texas State Champion in wrestling and was heralded as a hero by some while receiving hate and threats from others.

Trans athletes have to work harder than their cisgender peers in order to thrive in their field while also having the courage and resilience to face daily harassment and discrimination. The kids in this film have found sports as a way to channel the negativity around them into a positive, to gain a sense of self-worth and validation. This film is their urgent, articulate plea for acceptance.

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Burns Court Cinema
506 Burns Ct
Sarasota, FL 34236
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