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WOMAN ON FIRE

  • Erickson Theatre 1524 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 (map)

Julie Sokolow; 2016; USA; 83 min.

Whether it’s a dirty water dog or a sense of self you seek, head east to follow Brooke Guinan, New York City’s first openly transgender firefighter. Showing just what it takes to live openly in the face of a strong, male-dominated tradition, WOMAN ON FIRE brings you the tale of this third-generation firefighter and her chosen and blood families. These 21st-century superheroes face fears and obstacles together and give new meaning to words like home and family. A heartfelt portrait of courage and change in the American family and workplace, this heartwarming documentary is a testament to love, courage, and loyalty.

Co-presented by Lambert House


Opening Short: SWIM

Mari Walker; 2016; USA; 11 min.

The buoyancy of the water lifts a young trans teen’s spirits during a secret midnight swim.

Content Warning: Swearing or Verbal Abuse

Earlier Event: May 11
KAIROS DIRT & THE ERRANT VACUUM
Later Event: May 12
IN THE FAMILY SHORTS