Markie in Milwaukee

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You can order a virtual screening of Markie in Milwaukee for just $12, after which you’ll have seven days to watch the film, all in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.

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About Markie in Milwaukee:

2019. 88 m. Matt Kliegman. Icarus Films. US. English. NR.

A 7-foot-tall fundamentalist Baptist minister, Markie Wenzel made the decision at age 46 to come out as a transgender woman and start living as female. It was a decision that ended her 20-year marriage and estranged her from her three children. It also saw her dismissed from her church and exiled to the margins of her community. Over the course of the following decade, Markie begins to question her path. She misses the births of her grandchildren, struggles to present as feminine, and starts to re-evaluate her faith. On the eve of her gender reassignment surgery, she must decide for good whether to abandon her true identity and return to living as Mark, for whom life seemed so much easier. With over a decade of vérité footage and contemporaneous interviews, filmmaker Matt Kliegman approaches the film with a Diane Arbus-like observational style that is both intimate and voyeuristic, tragic and hopeful. Markie’s aim is simple: to be a good person and lead a simple, devout life. But her struggles are emblematic of a larger conversation rooted in our country’s fixation on identity—political, spiritual and personal—and fear of those who don’t fit neatly within their own communities. When those around you won’t accept you for who you are, how can you accept yourself?

MARKIE IN MILWAUKEE Trailer from Icarus Films on Vimeo.

Order a virtual screening of Markie in Milwaukee!

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