7:30 PM | Wilson Auditorium | Free EventREAL BOY 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. Navigating the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child's transition. As tension mounts at home, Bennett is taken in by his idol, Joe Stevens, the lead singer of the alt-Americana band, Coyote Grace. Exploring how our search for personal identity also involves those closest to us, REAL BOY is a nuanced look at the new American family and the people we turn to when our given families are unavailable. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Shaleece Haas.
Women in the World ... A Visual Perspective
The “Women In the World ... A Visual Perspective,” art exhibit ties into the theme for Women In Media – Newark’s 8th annual Women’s History Month Film Festival, and takes a broad look the struggles and triumphs experienced by women globally. This exhibition, exquisitely curated by the renowned Gladys B. Grauer, uses the work of a socially and culturally diverse group of New Jersey based women artists to explore this seemingly simple topic. The images in this exhibit are not necessarily intended to be a literal interpretation of the theme, rather they often offer a metaphorical relationship to the theme. This inspiring exhibit is not to be missed!
Women in the World Women's History Month Film Festival
Now in its 8th year, Women In Media Newark’s international Women’s History Month Film Festival continues to educate about, and advocate for global issues facing women. “Women In the World,” the theme of the 2017 film fest, will focus on independent films that illustrate the resilience and determination of women worldwide to triumph over adversity. This will be the first year that this exciting, free film festival will be shared with Monmouth University’s audience. Please visit www.wim-n.com for more information about Women In Media - Newark.
Download a draft of film lineup here.