Filmed over five years in Kansas City, this documentary follows four kids - beginning at ages 4, 9, 12, and 15 - as they redefine ''coming of age.'' These kids and their families reveal intimate realities of how gender is re-shaping the family next door in a never-before-told chronicling of growing up transgender in the heartland. The film is a nuanced examination of how families tussle, transform, and sometimes find unexpected purpose in their identities as transgender families. Lighthearted and deeply moving, this story teaches us something new about being human.
Tallgrass Film Association entertains, educates and inspires audiences in the Wichita community and beyond by showcasing the best of independent films from around the world through an annual 5-day film festival, year-round special screenings and events, and our annual 36 hour filmmaking competition Take 36. We strive to preserve the cultural tradition of film as a communal adventure. Movies bring us together: they entertain, spark conversation, build community and forge new relationships.