Yale Lesbian Filmmakers Series
6 Lesbian Filmmakers ● 6 Queer Films ● At Yale
Monday, Sept. 28, 7 pm
Loria 250, 190 York St. Note special location.
Based on the true story of Brandon Teena, a 21-year-old trans man who was murdered in 1993 after acquaintances in rural Nebraska discovered he wasn’t a “real man,” Boys Don’t Cry provided a groundbreaking depiction of trans experience in 1999 and still has not lost its searing emotional power. Starring Hilary Swank as Brandon and Chloë Sevigny as Brandon’s girlfriend.
After her award-winning debut, Boys Don’t Cry, Kimberly Peirce wrote and/or directed Stop-Loss, Carrie, and cable dramas including Turn, Halt and Catch Fire, Manhattan, and (forthcoming) John Ridley’s American Crime. A member of the Academy and the Writers Guild of America, she serves on the Western Council of the Director’s Guild of America.
Sponsored by LGBT Studies, the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities, and Films at the Whitney, with generous support from the Mandelbaum-Byrnes Fund and the Wallace-Sexton Fund for LGBT Studies.