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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