Real Boy | Independent Lens

Jun 16, 2017

Mon. June 19 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Meet Bennett, a transgender teen on a journey to find his voice as a musician, a son and a man.

Filmed over the course of four years, Real Boy is a love story about a mother and son who rediscover connection with each other and find support from their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.

Through observational storytelling that is alternately heartbreaking and humorous, the film offers a clear-eyed look at a family tested by a change they never imagined, the complexity of addiction, the healing power of music, and the unbreakable bond between mother and child.
 

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