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Director: Kimberly Peirce Run Time: 166 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1999

Starring: Alicia Goranson, Brendan Sexton III, Chloë Sevigny, Hilary Swank, Jeannetta Arnette, Matt McGrath, Peter Sarsgaard

Nitehawk kicks off its retrospective series on Chloë Sevigny with her Academy Award nominated performance in the powerful and relevant film, BOYS DON’T CRY. Directed by Kimberly Peirce, the film is based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, an American transgender man who attempts to find love in Nebraska but falls victim to a brutal crime perpetrated by two male acquaintances. Sevigny plays Lana, friend and eventual girlfriend to Brandon Teena, who continues her romance with him when she discovers Brandon was born female.