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1/18/2017 St. Pete News
Transsexual Documentary Featured in LGBTQ Film Series

January 18, 2017: For Immediate Release

Transsexual Documentary Featured in LGBTQ Film Series

Contact: Gulfport Public Library; (727) 893-1074

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, February 9th with a poignant documentary examining the final year in the life of transsexual man in the rural south. This is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month. Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda are available. Donations will be accepted to benefit the LGBTQ Resource Center. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” supper and beverages.

Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming the titles of films in public press releases. But feel free to call the Library at (727) 893-1074 for the film title and other information about the film series. Or find titles and more information at the Library’s Facebook page:

About the February 9th film: Robert Eads is a female-to-male transsexual suffering from ovarian cancer, facing sure death after 20 doctors have refused to treat him for his condition. Far away from Atlanta's city lights, Robert makes a life for himself and his two families: his biological family of two parents, two sons by birth, and three-year-old grandson; and his chosen family of two female-to-male transsexual sons, Maxwell and Cass. Robert is falling in love with Lola Cola, a sultry male-to-female transsexual, but as hard as he tries to resist, in the face of his impending death, the romance blooms beautifully in bittersweet irony. Among its other awards, the film won the Grand Jury Prize for a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. (Not Rated)

Save the date for the next film in the series, Thursday, March 9th, celebrating Women’s History Month with an energetic documentary exploring the women’s music cultural movement. From its 1970s beginnings, challenging the mainstream music industry, to contemporary artists influenced by the movement, the film includes footage and music by Chris Williamson, Meg Christian, Holly Near, Ferron, Margie Adam, Linda Tillery, Fanny, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco and many more.

Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.