Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3:
WOMAN ON FIRE
DOC NYC 2016
Thessaloniki Doc, Atlanta, Bentonville, Kansas City, Oxford, Florida, Workers Unite, Frameline, LGBT fests in Boston, Toronto, Austin, Seattle, Memphis, Fresno, Chicago
A profile of a pioneering transgender woman.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
This portrait of courage under fire celebrates NYC’s first openly transgender firefighter. For Brooke Guinan, fighting fires runs in her blood – both her father and grandfather served in the FDNY. But as a transgender woman, her path to service has not been without obstacles. Transitioning from male to female in what is still an overwhelmingly macho profession proves a challenge for her coworkers and her family, while her boyfriend reckons with the impact on his parents of Brooke’s newly public profile.