screening of She’s a Boy I Knew, a 70-minute award-winning documentary, will
be shown at 8PM on Friday, April 3rd at Hallwalls (341 Delaware
Avenue) in continuation of its celebration of the 20th anniversary
of Ways in Being Gay: Ways In/Between Gender.
a Boy I Knew, produced by filmmaker Gwen Haworth (formerly Steven Haworth)
using interviews, family footage, phone messages and hand-drawn animation,
follows his decision to come out to his wife and family about his life-long
female gender identity.
film is full of emotionally-charged experiences that take place during the
filmmaker’s transition from biological male to female, and the struggles and
stakes that her sisters, mother, father, best friend and wife brought to the
these experiences, a wider scope is brought to light, begging viewers to take a
closer look at the community’s and our own assumptions about gender and
sexuality. The film forces the audience to question assumptions about the role
of names, clothing and anatomy, and their play in our constructions of gender
for the screening are $7 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors,
and $4 for members.