I Am Mackenzie (with Artemis Anastasiadou)

Wednesday, May 15 Only! Director in person!

Winner of a prize at this year's SXSW Film Festival, "I Am Mackenzie" (20 min.) is directed by University of Missouri professor Artemis Anastasiadou, who will join us after the film for a Q&A. Free!

A short coming-of-age drama about adolescence and the feeling of not belonging; the feeling of being an alien to your home, your peers, your body, your gender. It is a story about rushing towards love, and making mistakes; a story about finding the courage to look honestly at yourself. Caught among toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater (Shonagh Smith) growing up in rural Texas will have sex for the first time in the back of their dad's truck.