Southern Circuit Film “Proper Pronouns”
February 6 @ 12:00 am - February 9 @ 11:30 pmFree
Southern Circuit Film, “Proper Pronouns” will screen online February 6-9, 2022 and in person with the filmmaker on February 15. All Screenings are Free.
Online registration is required to receive the link to view online. Registration link below.
There are 30 transgender, ordained ministers in the United States; six are in North Carolina. Dawn Flynn, Mykal Shannon, Liam Hooper, and Debra Hopkins are battling narrow–mindedness
within the religious community, their families, and NC natives. In order to live their authentic selves, Dawn and Liam have thrown their loved ones into personal identity crises. They are bravely preaching from a pulpit despite the danger they face not only as a transgender person living in the South but also as transgender ministers navigating their way through local, state, and national governing bodies who decide what it means to be a human being.
At 61 years old, Duane was publicly outed by his hairdresser through a phone call to his church. He was forced to reveal the double life that he was living, sending him on a downward spiral. It cost him his pastoral license, his ministry, threatened his marriage to Pam and made him wonder if life was still worth living. After therapy and deep self–reflection, Duane fought back, transitioned to Dawn and started her journey to reclaim her life. She finally found the courage to embrace her truth. And she found the calling to help others embrace theirs. But her battle left collateral damage. No area of her life was marred more than her 30–year marriage to Pam.
The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. This screening is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.