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Film: Real Boy

May 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Indie Lens Pop-UP with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) present Real BoyFollowing the film will be a discussion with special guests: Vanessa and JR Ford ~ Read their family’s story,”Raising a Transgender Child” in The New York Times (Jan 31, 2017), and The Washington Post (Jun 3, 2016). Grace Dolan-Sandrino and Karen Dolan ~ Read Grace’s Teen Vogue article (Feb 23, 2017) questioning the Trump administration’s allegiance to transgender teens.

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.

Arrive by 6:30 and take advantage of Busboys and Poet Happy Hour specials (from 4-7 PM).

View a trailer on YouTube.

Event is Free, but RSVP Requested.

DC Community Partners: Institute for Policy Studies, WHUT, PFLAG Metro DC, and Busboys and Poets.


Busboys & Poets – 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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