We are so excited to be chosen as one of the Grand Marshals for Boston Pride and we want to extend an invitation to all Transgender groups around the state and allies to come march with us!
State Representative Carl Sciortino, members of Boston’s all gender softball teams Trailblazers and Barnstormers, and Sisters will be joining us! YOU CAN TOO!
If you would like to march with drop us an email at email@example.com
For other great events and news check out MTPC’s May E-newsletter
5/4/2012 & 5/5/12
Hedwig and The Angry Inch
at 11:59pm (Midnight Showing) at Coolidge Corner Theatre
With a special drag performance before both screenings: LaKia Mondale will be donning her finest wig and frock to channel the spirit of not only Hedwig, but Beyonce and Lady Gaga as well!
Little East German boy, Hansel, spent his young life secretly listening to American rock & roll and dressing up in his mother’s dresses, heels, wigs and lipstick. He was destined for great things, but not stuck in an East German Soviet Block apartment. When a U.S. G.I. catches his eye and offers to help him get a sex-change operation and move to America, Hansel jumps at the chance to finally escape into his dreams.
4pm at Brattle Theatre
Wanting to quit prostitution in Manila and start a new life, Sofia, a transgender woman, gets her chance when an old friend asks her to look after her twelve yearold son, Tomas, while she works overseas for a year. Sofia packs her bags and moves to the small town of Talisay where she becomes Donna, taking care of Tomas. As she’s about to settle into this quiet, idyllic life, the past inevitably creeps back up and she discovers that the town’s mayor Tiongson, who is seeking re-election, is a crony of Verano, one of her regular clients back in Manila
Transgender Shorts Program: Orchids and More
4pm at Brattle Theatre
Documentary filmmaker, Phoebe Hart, comes clean on her journey of self-discovery to embrace her future and reconcile the past shame and family secrecy surrounding her intersex condition in Orchids. Ewan Duarte’s Spiral Transition is a documentary about the filmmaker’s relationship with his mother and how it is evolving and transforming as he transitions genders. And in Charlotte a beautiful, young woman in desperate need of love musters up the courage to go on her first internet date – but unfortunately her date and her don’t see eye to eye.
Look at Me Again (Olhe Pra Mim de Novo)
7 30pm At Brattle Theatre
“Look at Me Again is a road movie that whisks us away to the wild, semi-arid expanse of north-eastern Brazil. Our tough, cool travelling companion is Silvyo Luccio (‘… I was born a woman, became a lesbian and am now a man’), a thinker in the throes of transition and transformation who finds himself on a journey back into his
religious-fundamentalist, deeply prejudiced, traditionalist past. At the heart of old wounds, humiliation and trauma lies an anxiously awaited encounter with a daughter and the hope of familial reconciliation.”
Facing Mirrors (Aynehaye Rooberoo)
830p at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Rana and Adineh, two women of very different backgrounds and social class are accidentally brought together to share a journey. Rana, inexperienced, religious and bound by traditions, is forced to drive a cab in order to survive financially. Adineh, wealthy yet rebellious, has escaped from her home. Along the way, Rana begins to understand that her passenger is a transsexual who is planning on having an operation. For Rana, comprehending and accepting such a reality is close to impossible and tantamount to abandoning everything she was raised to believe. (Description courtesy of the Montreal World Film Festival.)
11:59pm (Midnight Showing) at Coolidge Corner Theatre
“In this Indonesian-styled Priscilla Queen of the Desert, our transsexual superhero goes up against Mr. Storm, The National Morality Front, and his deadly burqa-clad wives. A dark wit pervades this daring, camp-filled first feature from director Lucky Kuswandi. Is it a curling iron? Is it a hair dryer? No, it’s Madame X – the world’s
first trans superhero! Adam leads a regular life as a hairdresser until she’s suddenly chosen by destiny to fight a transphobic gang who commits hate crimes in the night life of Jakarta.”