Film Series - Boys Don’t Cry
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Location: Melwood Screening Room
477 Melwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Pittsburgh Opera Film Series: a partnership with Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Subscribers receive exclusive priority access to our popular Film Series, held on selected dates during the season. Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Filmmakers collaborate to choose films that pair with the current season's operas...sometimes in surprising ways!
Our film pairing for As One is Boys Don't Cry.
Based on the tragic real-life story of trans man Teena Brandon (Hilary Swank), the film focuses on his male identity of Brandon Teena, who attempts to find love and himself, but falls victim to a fatal hate crime. The film was nominated for multiple awards and Swank received the Oscar for best actress for her role as the troubled Brandon, who has similar challenges to Hannah, the protagonist in As One.
(1999) MPAA Rating: R.
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