Filmmaker and Musician Introduce October 3 Screening of I Stand Corrected for LGBT Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen Film Series

09/27/2012

Contributed by Luca Maurer

Jazz musician Jennifer Leitham and filmmaker Andrea Meyerson will be on campus to introduce a screening of I Stand Corrected on Wednesday October 3 at 7 pm in Textor 101. I Stand Corrected is the true story of jazz bass virtuoso, Jennifer Leitham, formerly known as John Leitham, who risked everything when she transitioned publicly during the height of her career in order to be her true self.

Meyerson and Leitham will be on hand for the the film, and will spend three days on campus providing learning opportunities for students as well as additional events at which members of the campus community can meet them and talk about their fields of expertise.

The film has received many awards, including"Audience Favorite for Best Film, American Documentary Film Festival; "Audience Choice for Best Documentary Feature," Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival, and "Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature," Outfest: LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

In addition to the screening on Wednesday October 3, there will also be a reception on Thursday October 4 from 5:30-7:30 pm in Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center, which is free and open to the campus community and members of the larger local community.

LGBT and Allied students will also have the opportunity to have breakfast with our guests on Friday, October 5. Reservations are appreciated, to lgbt@ithaca.edu.

Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services. The theme of this year’s series is “Music: From A Cappella to Queercore.” For more information, visit www.ithaca.edu/lgbt.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Lis Maurer at lmaurer@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-7394. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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