They

They Release Date: April 24, 2018

Through the prism of J, notions of in-between-ness, be that gender, national/cultural identity, or indeed the very puzzling idea(s) of “home”, are explored. Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun ‘They” and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition. Over this crucial weekend while their parents are away, J’s sister Lauren and her maybe/maybe-not Iranian partner Araz arrive to take care of J. During this time together, J, Lauren and Araz form an intimate family unit. Each character is in a state of suspension, of being in-between, of not belonging. J voices what all three feel: a reluctance to change, a desire to remain in childhood where innocence is still possible even as it recedes into the distance

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Starring: Rhys FehrenbacherNorma Moruzzi
Directed By: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Runtime: 80 minutes
Studio: The Orchard
MPAA Rating Unrated

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