October 22 – 24
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Screening at The Broad Theater
Trans FitCon in Atlanta is the only bodybuilding competition open to anyone who identifies as a transgender male. The film follows four men training for the competition at various stages of their transitions. Mason competed in mainstream bodybuilding until being barred from a local championship after his transgender identity was revealed. Meanwhile, in Arkansas, Kennie begins hormone therapy while he tries to maintain a relationship with his girlfriend. Man Made takes us through joys and tragedies, disappointments and small gestures of acceptance. For these men, the competition offers unprecedented inclusivity, a space where they aren’t the exception, but the celebrated standard. -KM
#ripped #inspiring #flex #tearjerker #southernmade #lgbtq
Preceded by the short film “Grandmother and Me” (7 min).
Community Partner: Flambeaux CrossFit
This screening is free thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation.