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XXY

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XXY

Lucia Puenzo, 2007

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Wed, Sep 24, 2008 7 PM
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 7 PM

"The psychological fallout from alternative sexualities is explored to subtle and penetrating effect in XXY...in which…accomplishment matches ambition."—Variety

The latest gem amid the riches of recent Argentine cinema, XXY is a brave and sensitive portrait of teen and gender angst as 15-year-old Alex, born intersexed and raised as a girl, is pressured by her parents to “choose” a gender. The film was Argentina’s entry for the 2007 Best Foreign Film Oscar and is one of the most memorable—and ambiguous—coming of age films of late. (91 mins., 35mm)

Presented in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month.