The National Liberty Museum presents a FREE screening of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Film “Real Boy ” by Shaleece Haas. This is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace Gwizdalski, a charismatic 19-year-old with dreams of musical stardom. The film follows Bennett through the first two years of his gender transition from female to male as he grapples with newfound sobriety, struggles to repair a strained relationship with his mother, and seeks support and mentorship from his musical hero, the transgender folk singer Joe Stevens.
“Real Boy” explores Bennett’s transition as part of the Museum’s PRIDE month celebration. A panel discussion follows the FREE film screening. Learn more about the film here.
NOTE: VIP Receptions will precede all screenings in this film series. Museum MEMBERS are invited to attend these receptions for FREE. To become a member now, click here.
All new and current members can RSVP for the VIP Reception by contacting Bridget Purcell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-925-2800, x136.
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Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series, Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.