DOCNYC: NYC premiere of award-winning doc ‘Deep Run’ Nov 14

Is remarkable resilience and a gutsy sense of humour enough to survive as a transgender teen in evangelical North Carolina?

The award-winning documentary Deep Run by former UnionDocs resident Hillevi Loven will make NYC-premiere at DOCNYC this coming weekend.

Pills Pills Deep Run is a Susan Sarandon executive produced documentary which chronicles the coming of age of an evangelical young trans man in rural North Carolina.

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Nov. 14th, 2:30pm. (NYC premiere) and Nov. 17th, 5:15pm.

IFC Center  in Greenwich Village


Filmmaker Hillevi Loven will be present for Q&A at all screenings with subject Cole Ray Davis joining Nov. 14th and Susan Sarandon Nov. 17th.

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Executive produced by Susan Sarandon and shot by first-time filmmaker Hillevi Loven over 5 years, Deep Run is a powerful vérité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Exiled by her family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Spazz has no one to lean on for support. But when Spazz falls in love again and summons up the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed trans man, his candid humor and steadfast, all-inclusive Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily. This intimate documentary reveals rebirth and courage within America’s deeply conservative Bible Belt.

[su_quote cite=”Hillevi Loven, Director of Deep Run”]This story is a microcosm showing how gender identity and faith are being redefined and re-envisioned by the millennial generation, (…) The film depicts how queer people and their allies live their everyday lives with incredible amounts of bravery in conservative rural communities.[/su_quote]

Executive producer Susan Sarandon, the mother of a son who blurs the lines of gender, said she hopes films like Deep Run will better the lives of trans men and women.

[su_quote cite=”Susan Sarandon, Executive Producer”]The more you can humanize and give a face to the struggle for authenticity and search for freedom through expression, it becomes more difficult for people who are threatened by the idea of someone transitioning to strike out blind against people who are trans.[/su_quote]

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