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One Giant Leap for Mankind [review]

One Giant Leap for Mankind

September 11, 2020 | By Courtney Gardner

I hope you will go out of your way to listen to Schofield’s story, anyone’s story for that matter, and allow for it to impact your life for the better. By opening yourself to someone else’s vulnerability, you will be able to reflect on your own. Schofield doesn’t paint himself in one color; instead, he shows that he is a good person, a bad person, a victim and a violator. But this is not just a trans story. You do not have to be trans to enjoy it or to participate in the interactive steps. I have genuinely yet to witness any media that has compared to this film. As Schofield proudly says after each step, “NEW STORY,” and transports to a different time in his life. May we all have the strength to share our stories, both new and old, as we think necessary, to further the media’s take on life.

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-http://independent-magazine.org/2020/09/one-giant-leap-for-mankind

Outfest 2020 Is Here, Complete With a Drive-In

By Alysia Gray Painter  Published August 20, 2020

As for the many excellent films set to screen virtually?

Actor Scott Turner Schofield’s “Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps,” based on the performer’s acclaimed stage show, will be available to view starting on Tuesday, Aug. 25 for 72 hours, while the documentary “Ahead of the Curve” will celebrate the story of Curve Magazine (it’s available on Aug. 28 for 72 hours).

Over 160 features, documentaries, and shorts will roll out during the 11-day window.

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-https://www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/outfest-2020-is-here-complete-with-a-drive-in/2416212/

Outfest Announces 2020 Winners and Surprise ‘Encore Week’

BY DANIEL REYNOLDS

AUGUST 31 2020 

The films of Encore Week include CicadaTwo of Us (Deux), Gossamer FoldsMinyanTaharaThe Obituary of Tunde JohnsonKeyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland StoryThe CarnivoresDry WindNo Hard FeelingsShiva BabyAlice JuniorCuredBecoming a Man in 127 Easy StepsAsk Any BuddyYour Mother’s Comfort, and Lily Tomlin: The Film Behind the Show.

See the winners of this year’s Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival below. And learn more about Encore Week at outfestla2020.com.

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-https://www.advocate.com/film/2020/8/31/outfest-announces-2020-winners-and-surprise-encore-week

Trans IRL episode 36: Andrea James

Trans IRL

Samantha talks with Andrea James, @jokestress. Andrea created “tsroadmap,” (now transgendermap.com) in 1996 – one of the first all-inclusive websites aimed at supporting the transgender community online. She has been a tireless transgender activist, producer, and writer over her career. She’s provided numerous pieces to the Huffington Post and Boing Boing, among many others, and expanded into film and TV through many projects including “Transamerica” and “Transamerican Love Story.” Your questions and comments are always welcome during the show! Just leave them here in the chat. #transgender #trans #enby #nonbinary #live #livestream #lgbt #lgbtq🌈 #transpodcast Andrea’s sites: https://www.andreajames.com/ https://www.transgendermap.com/

LGBTQ Film Festival Outfest Kicks Off Virtual Edition

by Mark Malkin

August 20, 2020

Highlights of the festival include:

  • Emmy-nominated actor Scott Turner Schofield will premiere his film version of his one-man show “Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps,” in which viewers can interactively choose which of Schofield’s 127 segments they can experience as they watch.

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-https://variety.com/2020/film/news/lgbtq-film-festival-outfest-damien-navarro-covid-1234741190/

Outfest Sets Lineup for Virtual Film Festival With Malibu Drive-in Events

9:00 AM PDT 8/10/2020 by Chris Gardner

Other notable screenings include Three Chords and a Lie about gay country music artist Brandon Stansell’s return to his conservative hometown, which will be presented with a drive-in concert; and the world premiere of Emmy-nominated actor Scott Turner Schofield’s one-man show Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps, in which viewers can interactively choose which of Schofield’s 127 segments to watch.

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/outfest-sets-lineup-virtual-film-festival-malibu-drive-events-1306500

Outfest 2020: Full Lineup Announced

 AUGUST 10, 2020 ADAM PATTERSON

LA’s Outfest LGBTQ film festival have announced the lineup for their 2020 edition, which, like many film festivals this year, will be presented online.

160 titles will be screening virtually over ten days from August 20 – 30, the full list of which you can check out below.

For ticketing and more information, head over to outfest2020.com.

Special Events

  • BECOMING A MAN IN 127 EASY STEPS, dir. Andrea James
  • ¡GAYTINO! MADE IN AMERICA, dir. Dan Guerrero
  • NELLY QUEEN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOSE SARRIA, dir. Joe Castel
  • SHOW ME YOURS, dir. Kevin McCloskey
  • THREE CHORDS AND A LIE, dir. Trent Atkinson

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https://filmpulse.net/outfest-2020-full-lineup-announced/

Minneapolis City Council VP Andrea Jenkins Just Gave a Moving Speech to Mourn George Floyd.

Minneapolis City Council VP Andrea Jenkins, the first out transgender African American woman elected to U.S. public office, gave a powerful speech contextualizing the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

Update: after this post, Andrea appeared on MSNBC:

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Nate Hood’s Quarantine Qapsule #22 Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps: But What About the Children [2020] ★★★½ Tribeca 2020

by Nate Hood

Unseen Films

Monday, April 27, 2020

Combined, these shorts create an empathetic experience that leaves us eager for more. Hopefully James and Schofield will continue to make more of these vignettes available.

http://www.unseenfilms.net/2020/04/nate-hoods-quarantine-qapsule-22.html

Tribeca 2020 to Offer Select Online Programming, but Still Hopes for a Live Festival

Kate Erbland Apr 3, 2020 11:00 am

PILOT SEASON

Tribeca continued its tradition of opening submissions to independently produced TV pilots in 2020. ​The following group of filmmakers participating in the virtual N.O.W. Creators Market were to debut their pilots as part of the 2020 Tribeca TV Pilot Season program:

  • Shelby Bartelstein​ (​Pretty People)​
  • Che Grayson ​(​Magic Hour)
  • Emily Kron and Kate Hopkins ​(​Deceased Ones​)
  • Scott Turner Schofield ​(​Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps: But What About The Children​)
  • Mike Ott ​(​Unemployable)​

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https://www.indiewire.com/2020/04/tribeca-2020-online-programming-live-festival-1202222370/?fbclid=IwAR3u22RcyXwTLXanhCRxr0yYIwaxa_8Pll9LfYD6CExKdCbtAr62sot6wNE

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