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SEAHORSE

SATURDAY, MAY 4,  3:30PM

Q & A with Director Jeanie Finlay to follow screening.


Jeanie Finlay’s (Orion: The Man Who Would Be King) new documentary thoughtfully chronicles a transgender man’s path to parenthood. Spirited and self-possessed, Freddy McConnell dreams of raising a child in his hometown of Deal, England. With ample support from his mom and his potential co-parent, C.J., he decides to carry the baby to term himself. 


At first, Freddy McConnell views pregnancy as a practical choice, but once he stops taking testosterone, it prompts an unexpected reckoning with his relationship to masculinity and gender presentation. Feeling as though he’s slipping away from his own body, Freddy navigates steep clinic bills, conversational micro-aggressions, and familial strain. Yet, his resolve to start a family never wavers. Finlay rides sidecar with McConnell as an incisive observer and conversation partner, and crafts a compassionate portrait of an extraordinary journey, in which the word fatherhood comes to embody so much more than the normative sum of its parts.

—Dan Hunt, Tribeca Film Festival


FILM KINDLY SPONSORED BY ORM FERTILITY



Year: 2019

Length: 89 minutes

Language: English

Country: UK

Premiere: US West Coast


CAST & CREDITS

Director: Jeanie Finlay

Producers: Andrea Cornwell, Jeanie Finlay

Screenwriter: Jeanie Finlay

Cinematographers: Jeanie Finlay, Mark Bushnell, Richard Jephcote

Editor: Alice Powell

Composer: Tara Creme

Executive Producers: Orlando Von Einsiedel, Charlie Phillips, Mandy Chang

Music Supervisor: Graham Langley

Sound Re-recording Mixer: Pip Norton

Cast: Freddy McConnell, Esme Chilton, CJ Bruce


COMMUNITY PARTNER

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

ppaoregon.org


Photo credit:  Manuel Vasquez

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