Indie Lens Pop-Up Film FREE screening: “Real Boy”

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Indie Lens Pop-Up Film FREE screening: “Real Boy”

June 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The National Liberty Museum presents a FREE screening of the Indie Lens Pop-Up FilmReal 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.

6:30 – 8:00pm   Free Film Screening
8:00 – 8:30pm   Panel Discussion

The panel discussion following the screening will feature:

Michele Angello 
Clinical Sexologist and Gender Specialist


Eli Vandenberg 

Heath Fogg Davis, Moderator
Author of “Beyond Trans:
Does Gender Matter?”

To attend the FREE film screening and panel discussion,
please click here to tell us you are coming, and who you are bringing.

Questions, contact Bridget Purcell at 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.


June 8, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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