Queerly Beloved: Drunktown’s Finest
Trans writer-director Sydney Freeland drew upon her own experiences growing up on a Navajo reserve in developing her trailblazing debut and Sundance favourite. The film presents three sensitively drawn protagonists: Sick Boy (Jeremiah Bitsui), a father-to-be who struggles to stay out of trouble; Nizhoni (Morningstar Angeline Wilson) whom, raised by white parents, furtively begins to search out her birth parents; and Felixia (Carmen Moore), a trans woman and swimsuit calendar hopeful who lives with her traditional grandparents. When their divergent paths intersect, hidden and healing truths are revealed.
Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.
- Winner – Outfest Grand Jury Award
- “The movie devotes itself to people and perspectives that are not often center stage.” – The New York Times
- “What’s really beautiful about this film is its universality.” – Vogue Magazine