GET REEL: Film Series: Boys Don’t Cry
Director Kimberly Peirce’s biographical film dramatizes the real-life story of trans man Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) and his girlfriend Lana Tisdel (Chloë Sevigny). Like many trans people, Brandon fell victim to a hate crime after being outed. Swank won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal.
USA. 1999. English. 118 min. Color. R. Fox Searchlight Pictures.
About GET REEL: This summer, Bryan Rindfuss curates four films in which appearance and gender identity play defining roles. Rindfuss is a photographer, writer, and editor who began working with the San Antonio Current in 2009. In 2015, he was named Editor-in-Chief of Out In SA, an LGBTQ+ lifestyle publication under the umbrella of Euclid Media. Rindfuss’ photographs have appeared in publications such as Nylon, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, The London Independent, and The Washington Post.