The Awareness Festival Presents Kelly, a Compelling New Documentary
Macha Theatre (West Hollywood, CA)
To what lengths will people go to escape pain and intolerance and pursue their dreams? In James Stenson's bold new documentary Kelly, one transgender teenager pays a high price for her desperate search for both acceptance and Hollywood fame. With only her ambitions and a childhood friend for support, the 16-year-old Kelly arrives in L.A. with big plans for her future. But financial and personal frustrations lead her into a life of prostitution, drug abuse and eventual homelessness. Part of the Awareness Festival, focusing on films that make strong statements about the world's most pressing issues, Kelly will challenge your assumptions about transgenderism and make you question our society's obsession with fame.