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This gives us a chance to show new films that weren't available to us in June," festival director Shane Engstrom said in an interview last week. Just as they do at the much bigger spring festival, Ensgtrom and his staff add special events to the screenings "to enrich the experience for the audience. Festival guests will include the director of "Four," Joshua Sanchez.
One of those documentaries is a sometimes sad but in the end joyous exploration of the early stages of transgenderism. She found the story at a house concert given by transgender musician Joe Stevens and his band Coyote Grace. Wallace was the opening act.
Shonali Bose wrote and directed "Margarita, With a Straw" and the movie's lead character, Laila, is essentially Bose herself at age ambitious, assertive, multinational, bisexual. It didn't start out that way, however. When Bose first conceived of the story, Laila was her cousin.
Projecting the viewer back in time, these private moments open a fascinating window into the surprising vibrancy of unheralded LGBT lives. This is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice — as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. Along the way, he forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.
Shonali Bose wrote and directed "Margarita, With a Straw" and the movie's lead character, Laila, is essentially Bose herself at age ambitious, assertive, multinational, bisexual. It didn't start out that way, however. When Bose first conceived of the story, Laila was her cousin. The early-stage script got her into the Sundance writer's program, where Bose was urged to dig deeper into the character.
When you're making a mini-budget independent film, every penny counts, and a penny saved could rescue the entire movie from being scuttled. So when it came time to adapt Christopher Shinn's "Four" into a movie, the play, which is set in Hartford, had to sacrifice the Insurance City for Everywheresville, U. Cost was really the deciding factor where we decided to shoot," says Joshua Sanchez, the director of "Four.