April 4, 2013 | by Staff reports
Filmfest D.C. features trans-themed content
Melvil Poupaud, Laurence Anyways, gender, film, gay news, Washington Blade

Actor Melvil Poupaud as Laurence in ‘Laurence Anyways,’ a film about gender identity and love. (Photo courtesy Breaking Glass Pictures)

Filmfest D.C. kicks off Thursday (April 11) at 7 p.m. with “Underground,” a film about the life of famous hacker Julian Assange, at Regal Cinemas Gallery Place (701 7th St., NW).

The festival continues through April 21, with 80 films showing at eight different theaters. One of the films being shown questions identity and what a couple will do for love. “Laurence Anyways” follows Laurence after he tells his girlfriend that he wants to become a woman. The couple works hard to save their relationship along with facing the phobias of their society. This film screens at Landmark E Street Cinema on April 17 at 8:45 p.m. and April 20 at 6 p.m. Tickets for this individual event are $12.

Attendees can buy individual tickets at each location’s box office, or they can purchase the Director’s Package, which is 10 tickets for $95, or the Weekday Package, which is four tickets for $39. For show times, locations and more information about the films, visit filmfestdc.org.

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