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CHANGING THE GAME

Directed by: Michael Barnett

Runtime: 88 min

Year: 2019

Country: United States

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

Michael Barnett’s dynamic documentary takes us into the lives of three high school athletes — all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths as transgender teens. Their stories span across the U.S. – from Sarah, a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, to Andraya, a track star in Connecticut openly transitioning into her authentic self. The film centers on Mack Beggs, who made headlines last year when he became the Texas State Champion in wrestling and was heralded as a hero by some while receiving hate and threats from others.

Trans athletes have to work harder than their cisgender peers in order to thrive in their field while also having the courage and resilience to face daily harassment and discrimination. The kids in this film have found sports as a way to channel the negativity around them into a positive, to gain a sense of self-worth and validation. This film is their urgent, articulate plea for acceptance.

—LUCY MUKERJEE, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Awards

Audience Award–2019 Damn These Heels, Audience Award–2019 OutFest

Official Selection:

2019 Tribeca Film Festival

Wednesday, June 2 @ 12:00 PM

Available to view from June 2 through June 7 or until all tickets are reserved.

Limited Time Streaming

Format: Streaming

Capacity: 300

Restrictions: Available to viewers in Utah