NewFest Pride: BEFORE I CHANGE MY MIND - NewFest


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An androgynous teen forges a complicated bond with the bully at their new school in this retro 1980s throwback


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It’s 1987 and when new kid Robin shows up for their first day of school, it seems everyone wants to know if they’re a boy or a girl. Robin, however, remains largely unbothered, keeping their attention focused on one person: Carter, the confident, charismatic school bully. As the two forge a complicated bond, Robin finds themselves making increasingly dangerous choices to fit in.

Writer and director Trevor Anderson’s wry narrative feature debut presents retro ‘80s detail, a sensational soundtrack, and a breakthrough lead in non-binary performer Vaughan Murrae. Wholly redefining the conventions of the coming-of-age story, BEFORE I CHANGE MY MIND is a queer cult classic in the making.

Followed by a virtual filmmaker Q&A

Part of NewFest Pride (June 1 - 5)
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Trevor Anderson


Katrina Beatty, Alyson Richards


Trevor Anderson, Fish Griwkowsky


Vaughan Murrae, Dominic Lippa, Lacey Oake, Matthew Rankin, Shannon Blanchet