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Poster With Laurels Dec 2020

In France Michelle is a Man’s Name

USA / 12 min

Category: Drama, LGBTQ+

Premiere: San Diego Premiere

Director: Em Weinstein
Producer(s): Alix Masters, Rachel Shuey, Claire Tuft, Vincent Lin, Matthew Damato
Screenwriter(s): Em Weinstein
Cast: Cast (in order of appearance): Tim Blough – Trucker, Ari Damasco – Michael, Jerry Carlton – Dad, Olga Sanchez – Mom, Dan Vhay – Bouncer, Genna McCallister – Tatiana, Neil Green – Jeff, Miss Prys – Georgia

Synopsis: Michael, a young trans man, returns home to the rural American West after years of estrangement from his parents. After an uneasy dinner, Michael joins his dad for a drive, but their early bonding soon gives way to a chasm of misunderstanding. In France Michelle is a Man’s Name explores trans identity, masculinity, and the prices we’re willing to pay for acceptance.


Available in The Cove On Demand Theater
Live Screening in Festival Theater: U.S Spotlight
5/14 @ 4:30 PM


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