Antonette & Tobin: local trans stories

Tobin, a transgender teen living in Squamish, BC, prepares for his acting debut where he’ll be playing a male leading character in the youth play. While rehearsals are in progress, his friends and chosen family band together to help remove him from a difficult living situation and connect him the support he needs.

  • 62 minutes
  • A Small Part of Me | Steve Adams, Sean Horlor | Canada | 2017 | 15 min


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    This documentary captures the spirit and life story of local trans elder and poet Antonette Rea—in all of its humour, pain, and passion. Antonette culminates in the production of Miss Understood, the interdisciplinary performance showcased at PuSh Festival last year based on Rea’s poetry. At times harrowing, but ultimately hopeful, directors Darren Heroux and Ian Barbour deliver a moving tribute to a significant community figure and the healing power of writing. Rea has been performing spoken word since 2008, and is a member of the Thursdays Writing Collective in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

    Antonette | Darren Heroux, Ian Barbour | Canada | 2017 | 47 min


    Directors and cast in attendance


    Spotlight Partner: SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

    Screening Sponsor: Hastings Crossing BIA

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The 29th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival | August 10-20, 2017 | VancouverQFF @queerfilmfest #VQFF2017 | 778-875-8363 |

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