‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Director in Retrospective Q&A

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Director Kimberly Peirce (“Carrie”) will discuss her award-winning film “Boys Don’t Cry” at a retrospective screening Oct. 30 at West Hollywood Library, and on Nov. 12 actress Hilary Swank, star of the film, will receive the Outfest Legacy Award.

“Boys” is the shattering true-life story of a trans boy, Brandon Teena (played by Swank), who tries to live his life as he believes it was meant to be—as a male. The film also stars Chloe Sevigny, as Brandon’s girlfriend.

Swank is set to receive the Legacy Award from Outfest and UCLA’s LGBT archive at a gala dinner  hosted by actress Natasha Lyonne (“Orange Is the New Black”). The event will also honor author Armistead Maupin, Levi Strauss Co., and feature food from celebrity Chef Neal Frazer (Redbird, BLD) at Vibiana, in Downtown Los Angeles.

The screening of “Boys Don’t Cry” is part of the Outfest West Hollywood Series presented by Showtime, a monthly program featuring films and discussions of interest to LGBT audiences. The program runs the first Wednesday of the month throughout the year and is made possible in part from a grant from the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.

For more details see Outfest.org.


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