Caught Between Two Identities The Documentary “Transformer” Tries To Find The Balance

By William Engel “Transformer” is a documentary following the life of Janae Kroczaleski (née Matt), a world champion weightlifter and bodybuilder who came out as a trans woman in 2015. The film chronicles her life leading up to that point, and her trials and tribulations as a person in the process of transitioning, caught between her two identities. (“I’m not comfortable as an extremely muscular … Continue reading Caught Between Two Identities The Documentary “Transformer” Tries To Find The Balance

“To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor” A Documentary About Love And Perseverance In A Age Of Intolerance

By William Engel “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor” is an hour-long documentary telling the life story of Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, allowing same-sex unions to receive the same protections as heterosexual unions under federal law. The film takes us through Edith’s life story, as she moves to New … Continue reading “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor” A Documentary About Love And Perseverance In A Age Of Intolerance

Nine New LGBT Documentaries Awarded Support from Arcus Foundation Fund at Sundance Institute

Today the Arcus Foundation announced a lineup of nine lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) -themed documentary films that are to receive support from the newly established Arcus Foundation Fund at Sundance Institute. Established in 2013, the Arcus Foundation Fund provides direct grants to support independent, high potential documentary film projects focused on LGBT issues. The grants are given to projects in various stages of … Continue reading Nine New LGBT Documentaries Awarded Support from Arcus Foundation Fund at Sundance Institute