“An extraordinary Australian portrait of transitioning late in life.”
MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL

85-year-old Colleen Young lights up the screen as she recounts a remarkable life as a police officer, husband, father, film projectionist — and octogenarian transwoman. Though Colleen knew herself to be transgender from childhood, living in the conservative, working class, coastal town of Coffs Harbour, NSW prevented her from becoming the woman she was meant to be. Recently winning the Audience Award at Mardi Gras Film Festival, Becoming Colleen follows its dazzling star, now in her 80s, as she embarks on a journey to finally show the world her true self. A story of love, family, understanding and, most importantly, finding the shoe that fits.

Join us for a post film Q&A with director Ian W Thomson, Brenda Appleton (Chair of Transgender Victoria), Sandra Pankhurst (author, The Trauma Cleaner) and Professor Raewyn Connell.

This film is unclassified – restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

FESTIVAL SELECTION 
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019

AWARDS SELECTION
Audience Award for Best Documentary, Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019
Audience Award, ScreenWave International Film Festival 2019

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