Paul Rudd

Hartford Actress Part Of LGBT Film Fest's Spotlight On Trans Issues

Hartford Actress Part Of LGBT Film Fest's Spotlight On Trans Issues

A few years back, the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival was renamed the Connecticut LGBT Film Festival. This year, the “T” in LGBT is placed front and center.

The 31st annual Hartford film series runs June 1 to 9 at Cinestudio, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Real Art Ways and Spotlight Theatres Front Street.

The festival’s centerpiece, “Close-Knit,” is Japan’s first transgender-themed feature film. And for the first time, the short-film nights — traditionally one female, one male — will be joined by a night of transgender short films (June 3). The shorts encompass a variety of trans experiences: reuniting with a parent, conflict with a relative, being accepted at school and...

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