Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm
Screening Location: Bethel Woods Terrace Stage, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720
The festival continues at Bethel Woods on Saturday, September 26 with the world premiere theatrical screening of the new drama GOSSAMER FOLDS, a coming of age story set in 1980s Missouri. Ten-year-old Tate (Jackson Robert Scott, ‘It’) defies his transphobic father and develops a strong bond with his transgender neighbor Gossamer (Alexandra Grey, “Empire,” “Transparent”) and her father, a retired English professor who is still processing his child’s identity. The film’s creative team includes queer director, Lisa Donato; transgender cinematographer, Ava Benjamin Shorr; cisgender producer, Yeardley Smith (the voice of Lisa Simpson, and an LGBTQ+ ally); and transgender actor, Alexandra Grey.
The Advocate says “It’s a nuanced exploration of childhood, identity, friendship, and family dynamics, especially the formation of found families. Its characters are multilayered, imperfect, and evolving.”
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Run time: 95 min.
|Producers:||Yeardley Smith, Ben Cornwell, Jordan Foley, Jonathan Rosenthal, Nick Smith, Adam Carl|
|Cinematographer:||Ava Benjamin Shorr|
|Cast:||Alexandra Grey (Gossamer), Jackson Robert Scott (Tate), Franklin Ojeda Smith (Edward), Yeardley Smith (Phyllis), Sprague Grayden (Frannie), Shane West (Billy) and Ethan Suplee (Jimbo)|