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52 Tuesdays (MKE LGBT Film Fest)
October 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
52 Tuesdays is, truly, 52 consecutive Tuesdays in the relationship between a gender-transitioning mother and her daughter, the year that the mother starts to transition and reluctantly asks her teenager to live with her father. Tuesdays will be the day that they reserve for each other, to hang out. The year brings changes for both of them: James, the transitioning parent, working to declare his identity while maintaining a sense to the relationship with the daughter he loves, and the 16 year-old Billie, unmoored, and defiant a bit, beginning to explore her own sexuality and making clumsy stabs at adulthood in the process. Both stumble towards new declarations of identity, and the balance the two work to sustain between their own relationship and their emerging sense of self makes for a compelling, quite moving dance. It’s a beautiful film. And the filmmaking itself worked to meet the dictates of James and Billie’s relationship. Filmmaker Sophie Hyde shot this drama over the course of a single year also, in chronological order – and only on Tuesdays. The non-professional cast got their scripts, and only their own lines, one week in advance. No gimmick this: with the aches and triumphs here genuinely felt, 52 Tuesdays accumulates powerfully.
Community Co-Sponsors: FORGE; PFLAG Milwaukee; BMO Harris Lion’s Pride
Community Co-Presenters: Milwaukee LGBT Community Center; Genderqueer Milwaukee
Campus Partner: UWM LGBT Resource Center; UWM LGBT Studies Program
Post film discussion!
Directly following the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival’s screening of 52 Tuesdays on October 25, 2014 (7:00pm), FORGE will host a post-film discussion. Join us to share your reflections on the film, gain deeper insights, and connect with people who were moved by the film.