suited

Dir. Jason Benjamin | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 77 min.

SATURDAY, March 19, 5:45 p.m. - Chilmark Community Center

Discussion to follow with director Jason Benjamin and film subjects Daniel Friedman, Rae Tutera, and Derek and Joanna Matteson

 

Suited follows three people on a special mission to find the perfect suit: Derek, a transgender man from the Appalachian foothills, who’s getting married; Aidan, a transgender boy from Arizona whose supportive grandma has succeeded in convincing their rabbi to have a bar mitzvah (and not a bat mitzvah) for him; and Jillian, an attorney and transgender woman who needs attire for an upcoming case she’s defending. Hoping to find the clothing that will reaffirm their identity and self-empowerment, each client arrives at the minimalist office of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn-based bespoke tailoring company that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community and looks beyond gender stereotypes.

 

 Thank you to the screening sponsor

 
 

Co-presented by the MVRHS Gay-Straight Alliance