FILM CLUB: FINDING BOBBI

FILM CLUB: FINDING BOBBI

Raindance Film Club returns with a screening of FINDING BOBBI in collaboration with TransCreative. This event is hosted by our partner Century Club.


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The Film


FINDING BOBBI was presented at Raindance Film Festival 2019 as part of our Queer Strand. This heartache-filled but ultimately uplifting documentary, directed by Ava Karvonen and Scot Morison, follows the triumphant life journey of a transgender actor named Bobbi Charlton as she returns to the stage after her transition late in life. Twenty-three years after her last performance in front of a live theatre audience in a male role, she returns to the stage in the role of Aunt Eller in an LBGTQ+ production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Broadway classic Oklahoma. This film follows her journey in the run-up to opening night. FINDING BOBBI is a sensitive exploration of transition, self-actualisation and what it means to be a transgender creative in the performance industry.

The Short


Jake Graf presents his latest short DUSK following 70 year-old Chris as they think back about growing up in the 1950s. A childhood constrained by strict gender roles and years spent wishing for alternate realities dominate Chris's thoughts until realisation dawns that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it's those that truly define us.

The Panel


Get the chance to hear from the filmmakers, activists and speakers who are working right now in the film and media industry, exploring issues of gender, fluidity and selfhood right here in the UK. Joining the conversation will be Fringe! Queer Film And Arts Fest programmer and director Kai Fiain, co-Founder of Gendered Intelligence and TransActing project lead Catherine McNamara and TransCreative Founder and Director Kate O'Donnell. Raindance's own Queer Short programmer Baptiste Charles will moderate.

The Host


This Film Club is hosted by TransCreative. TransCreative works to counter negative coverage of trans issues and identities in the media through their mission to "Tell our own stories". To be trans and have a voice is both rare and vital. Over the last three years TransCreative has created important platforms to have these voices heard.
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