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A non-binary child, their father, and a stranger form tenuous connections in this award-winning drama


New York State Premiere.

A maladjusted father, his non-binary child Tavi, and a stranger out on parole are all seeking connection in director Brielle Brilliant’s feature debut. When Tavi and the older man begin to form a sweet yet unconventional friendship, they raise concern and suspicion from everyone around them.

Winner of the U.S. Narrative Jury Award at Outfest LA, FIRSTNESS delivers a singular, fantastical world with a dreamy rhythm that is not to be missed.

This film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Brielle Brilliant and cast Spencer Jording and Caleb Cabrera

Cast: Tim Kinsella, Spencer Jording, Caleb Cabrera

Preceded by the following short film:
Dir. Aurora Brachman, USA, 6 mins
A young child tells their mother "I'm not a girl" for the first time
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

Presented in partnership with Film Fatales


Brielle Brilliant


78 minutes


Narrative, Comedy, Drama, Experimental


Streaming: October 15 - 26
In-Person: October 18 at 6:45PM (Nitehawk Prospect Park - Th 3)