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Contributed by Luca Maurer on 03/30/2014
Special guest filmmaker Eliza Greenwood and her colleague Connor Gillis will introduce the documentary film "Austin Unbound," and provide Q&A after the screening on Monday April 7 at 7 pm in the Handwerker Gallery. The screening and discussion is the final offering of this year's Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series. The screening is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the LGBT Center and the Handwerker Gallery.
About the film: Austin, who is a deaf transman, has struggled with feeling burdened by his female anatomy all his life, and he binds his chest every day. “I felt like I was wearing a Halloween costume,” he signs. In middle school, he changed his name and began to dress as a boy. Despite his challenges, Austin is a regular guy with a comedic sense and flair for romance. Gathering varying intimate glimpses from his mother, girlfriend, and best friend, Austin shamelessly counters with his own reflections on his personal journey. The film follows Austin and his best friend on a road trip to finally undergo a double-mastectomy. Unbound at last, Austin is eager to get on with life. His journey is an inspiration to his community and beyond as he shares his intimate insights with self-awareness and humor.
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