Changing the Game

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Mon, 03/09/2020 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

Q&A with Anne Lieberman and Brit Fryer

The Film

Directed by Michael Barnett / 2019 / 88 min

This intimate story takes us into the lives of three high school athletes from across the US – all at different stages of their athletic seasons, each sharing their lives as transgender teens. Mack Beggs made headlines when he became the Texas State Champion in girls wrestling – as a boy. Fighting Texas State policy and drawing international media coverage, he was heralded as a hero by some while receiving hate and threats from others. The tumultuous press surrounding his success continues to pull Mack in multiple directions as he and his family navigate the media and this year's State wrestling tournament, all while trying to graduate high school. Each story is led by the brave and individual voices of these students, allowing extremely personal and vulnerable access into their journeys. These courageous kids offer us the opportunity to see the world through their eyes – and share their struggles and successes along the way.

Changing the Game won Audience Awards at both L.A. Outfest and the Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2019.

Post-Screening Q&A

Anne Lieberman is a queer femme-inist organizer and lifelong martial artist. As Director of Policy & Programs at Athlete Ally, Anne leads the organization's state-based, national and international LGBTQ+ rights efforts and mobilizes Athlete Ally ambassadors, sports teams, athletic institutions and other partners to advance LGBTQ+ rights locally and globally. Anne has over a decade of advancing LGBTQ+ rights under her belt, including leading grantmaking and advocacy efforts in Southeast Asia for American Jewish World Service (AJWS) as a Program Officer on the Sexual Health and Rights team and two years in Thailand on a Fulbright Fellowship conducting research on gender and sexuality in Muay Thai. Previously, Anne worked as a research assistant for the Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP) and was awarded a Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Fellowship. Anne holds an M.A. from Columbia University in Human Rights and a B.A. in African and African American Studies and Women's Studies from Fordham University. A proud Pittsburgh native, Anne is an active member of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) and a 3x amateur national champion Muay Thai fighter and coach out of the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City.

Brit Fryer is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His films, which focus on the intersection of Blackness, gender, and sexuality, include Caro Comes Out, Across, Beyond, and Over, Botanical Black, and trans·ience. Brit is an ADCOLOR Future, a Sundance Ignite Fellow, and a Creative Culture Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center. He is a graduate of Carleton College’s Cinema and Media Studies program, where he focused on experimental nonfiction. When he's not making films, Brit is an avid Crossfitter and rugby player.

Tickets

Eventbrite - DCTV Presents: Winter 2019

Admittance

Please arrive 15 minutes early for guaranteed admittance. No-show tickets will be released at start time.
Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

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This event is part of the Winter 2020 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film, taking place this Feb–Mar.

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