Real Boy

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Program: SDFF 2017

Bennett Wallace is a charismatic teenager navigating the ups and downs of gender transition. As he seeks his true voice — as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man — the boy is taken under the wing of his idol Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician fighting his own demons. The film explores the complexity of addiction, the healing power of music, and the importance of family, both given and chosen.

Runtime: 72 minutes
Origin: USA