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Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You – Salem Film Fest 2019

$11 – $13 Buy Tickets


Sunday, March 31
4:30 pm
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The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States

Salem Film Fest 2019 presents the East Coast premiere of Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You. A filmmaker Q&A will follow the screening.

Harrod Blank participated in Salem Film Fest in 2010 with his father, legendary documentarian Les Blank (BURDEN OF DREAMS) and his film AUTOMORPHOSIS, which detailed the world of art cars. This new film starts when his camera car breaks down in New Mexico. The only mechanic capable of helping is Rusty Tilden – a genius with tools, an inventor, biker, and drag racer. Rusty is also transitioning – having recently added a set of breasts. We meet an array of fascinating people and their automorphosis creations, but at the core of it all is Rusty. His boss (father) has cut his pay, his biker pals have abandoned him, and women now won’t date him. Undeterred, Rusty embraces both genders while hoping for acceptance and love in this amusing, touching, and memorable film.

Run time 94 minutes.