A Chance To Dress
|76 year old Professor Emeritus John Southard recently came out to his family, friends and M.I.T colleagues as a cross-dresser after nearly 40 years of easy collegiality. His exuberant outing is reflected, in part, by his efforts to reach out as an educator and counselor to other closeted students and faculty. His consuming desire is to be finally accepted as a full person in the Geology department as well as in society. A Chance To Dress explores the many dimensions of identity and the diversity of gender expression, and gives voice to a misunderstood group within the transgender community. Dr. Southard’s journey weaves a story that intersects gender presentation, acceptance, the immutability of established institutions and the ultimate affirmation of the human spirit.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016 (TIME TBA):
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 6-120
Jean and John “Tephra” Southard will participate in a post screening Q & A
Previous Festival and Theatrical Screenings:
Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Ojai Independent Film Festival – Ojai, CA
HONORABLE MENTION FOR BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Arlington International Film Festival – October 19th, 2015
A CHANCE TO DRESS WON THE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT!!
The Red Dirt Film Festival, Stillwater Oklahoma
Festival des Films du Monde / Montreal World Film Festival
The Nickel Independent Film Festival – June 28th, 2015
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Athens International Film Festival, Ohio
Roving Eye International Film Festival, Bristol Rhode Island
* World Premiere* SOLD OUT! Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Alfond Auditorium – April 29, 2015
Santa Monica – SaMo Indie – Honorable Mention
Atlanta Spotlight Docufest – Silver Award
Best Shorts Competition, CA – Merit Award
Contact Alice Bouvrie at Achancetodress@gmail.com