Real Boy
Real Boy
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Real Boy

Unclassified 15+ | 72 mins | USA | 2016 | Shaleece Haas
Sat 18 Mar 4:15 PM

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Winner Audience Award, Best Documentary – Frameline Film Festival 2016


Melbourne Premiere

Bennett Wallace is a charismatic teenager on the brink of adulthood. As he navigates the ups and downs of gender transition and grapples with a history of substance abuse, Bennett embarks on a journey to find his voice — as a musician, a son and a man. Filmed over four years, Real Boy follows the evolution of Bennett's relationship with his mother Suzy, who has misgivings about his transition. As Suzy struggles to come to terms with his decision, Bennett is taken under the wing of his idol Joe Stevens, a celebrated trans* musician fighting his own demons. Real Boy explores the complexity of addiction, the healing power of music, and the importance of family, both given and chosen.

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