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Trans National 

Wednesday, Nov 2 2011
The Transgender Film Festival celebrates its big 1-0 this year, (congratulations to indefatigable artistic director Shawna Virago!) and contributions to the gender-expanding movie party have arrived from Thailand, Scotland, the Netherlands, and many other lands. That includes ours: Taking a cue from recent research including the rediscovery of a 13th-century ballad called "Robin Hood and the Sodomites," filmmakers Broch Bender and Oscar McNary bring their creation, Robin Hood Was So Gay. It isn't a high-budget production, exactly, but the boyish-girlish actor playing Mr. Hood is truly sinuous and funky -- two qualities key to the pivotal dance-off scene between the Merry Men and the thugs working for the Sheriff of Naughtyingham.
Thu., Nov. 3; Fri., Nov. 4; Sat., Nov. 5, 2011

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