ABOUT THE FILM
What happens when a diverse group of LGBTQ youth dares to be “out” on stage to reveal their lives and their loves?
THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE goes behind the scenes of one of the oldest queer youth theaters in America, with our camera crew slipping into classrooms, kitchens, subways, and rehearsal rooms with this fearless and endearing troupe. Boston-based True Colors OUT Youth Theater transforms daily struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, our cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories in school settings. Our film introduces a transgender teenager kicked out of her house, a devout Christian challenging his church’s homophobia, and a girl who prefers to wear boys’ clothing even as she models dresses on the runway. When bombs explode outside their building, the troupe becomes even more determined to share their stories of love to help heal their city.
This year is the first year they dare to talk about love. Brave, inspiring, and funny…these are the inspiring LGBT youth that are leading us into the future.
Director Ellen Brodsky
Producer Ellen Brodsky
Executive Producer Sarah Handcock
Associate Producer Pam Chamberlain
Editor Peter Rhodes
Cinematographer Austin de Besche
Sound Mario Cardenas, Dick Williams
Music Claudia Ragazzi
2015: Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Cinequest
DCP, HDCAM, BluRay, DVD
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