Calpernia is a trans singer performing in Nashville in a bar that is popular among soldiers from the nearby base. When Barry Winchell, a soldier new at the barracks, sees her on stage for the first time, he cannot stop thinking about her. A relationship gradually develops between the two while they both struggle with their own prejudices and worries, as well as with outside hostility. This award-winning television drama was nominated for the Emmys and Golden Globes, and tells the story of love and hatred in their purest forms. This ageless story inspired by true events will be presented at Mezipatra for the very first time.
Chi Chi Tornado presents:
This film is really important for me because it shows the harsh reality of life without any sugarcoating, tall-tales or comical view of transgender people. The film is based on a true event, so the story is breathtaking and carries a message for all people – let's be tolerant.
Film is suitable for adults (18+) only.
- Canada, United States / 2003
- 112 min / DVD
- Subtitles: No Subtitle
- Directors: Frank Pierson
- Writers: Ron Nyswaner
- Cast: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy
- Sonar Entertainment