The feature-length documentary, In Full Bloom...transcending gender, chronicles the lives of 13 transgender and two gay actors whose paths cross during the production of the unprecedented stage play, "A Lovely Bouquet of Flowers."
4TH MONDAY CANON FILMMAKER SCREENINGS
IN FULL BLOOM.....transcending gender
June 22, 2015
Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins at 7:15pm.
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWest) and Canon Hollywood in collaboration screens In Full Bloom....transcending gender directed by BADWest member Michael Brewer.
The 4th Monday Canon Filmmaker Screenings is a free documentary film event to be held Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm at Canon Hollywood, 6060 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
The 4th Monday Canon Filmmaker Screenings will be held on a Monday throughout the year at Canon's Los Angeles facility. Canon representatives will conduct a presentation before each screening, which will involve the filmmaker participating in a post screening Q&A.
The film attempts to inform as well as to entertain, weaving behind-the scenes, rehearsal and performance footage with compelling personal interviews from the cast, dealing with family, inner conflicts, discrimination, coming out, surgery, hormones and the complexities of sexual identity and orientation. By sharing their own journeys, the actors transcend transgender by speaking to issues, such as relationships, careers and spirituality. "In Full Bloom...transcending gender," challenges the viewer to move past stereotypes and to see the commonalities we all share as human beings.
Director Michael Brewer will be present for a Q&A following the screening and will speak of his process of shooting the film.
After graduating from Queens College in New York with a BA in Film/Television, Michael Brewer embarked on a distinguished Cinematography career lensing documentaries for PBS, ABC/Disney, History Channel, A&E Networks, Viacom, ESPN and others. His eclectic background as a world traveler and documentarian shapes his visual approach which strives to celebrate the beauty of the human spirit, while encompassing his signature cross cultural experience. PBS Networks have twice recognized him with an Emmy Award for his work on "Reverend James Lawson," a short feature focusing on civil rights leader, Rev. James Lawson and The National Education Award for "Bahia: Africa in the Americas." The Group W special series, "Evening in India," won Michael a New England Emmy Nomination for Cinematography. Drawn to both non-fiction and narrative stories, Michael's work has taken him to over thirty countries and generated substantial social awareness and revenue.
This event is FREE.
6060 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Free street parking on Sunset Blvd. after 7pm.
Free side street parking on Gower and Gordon.
NOTE: BADWest continues the St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Screenings at the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum.
Join BADWest for $45, and reap all the benefits of being a member, including free monthly meetings, screenings and other special events.
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West is a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. www.fulcrumarts.org
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BAD West) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.