October 17 and 18

80 min.


Tues Oct 17 6:30PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13

Wed Oct 18 11:30AM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $7 General $10

Jheri Jones is a vivacious, life-loving transsexual woman. At 74 she still goes out dancing and is the loving matriarch of a family of four sons and two grandchildren—two of her sons live in her own home and the rest are close by. Their family is tight-knit now, but Jheri’s gender transition in deeply religious Mississippi left a strain that they are still trying to overcome. After the passing of her ex-wife and mother of her children, each of the Joneses must learn to move forward with their own personal struggles and with each other in everything from explaining the intricacies of gender to the grandkids to figuring out their own identity. The Joneses is a touching family portrait full of life, love, and strength. -AL

PRD: Aviva Wishnow; DP: Moby Longinotto; ED: Vanessa Roworth

Filmmaker scheduled to attend

Community Partner: New Orleans Pride