Jack & Yaya

Mary Hewey

Mary Hewey

Director

Jen Bagley

Jen Bagley

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2018

Duration

1 h 24 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

RE:Focus, Trans

Guests

Jennifer Bagley

Jennifer Bagley

Mary Hewey

Mary Hewey

Jack Milligan

Jack Milligan

Growing up trans in a rural community can feel isolating and lonely. But Jack and Yaya, who grew up with neighbouring backyards, had each other every step of the way. Years later, despite living in separate States, they remain best friends.

Jack, only a few years into his transition, struggles to decide whether to move forward with gender-affirming surgery, while Yaya tackles the bureaucratic nightmare of legally changing her name in New Jersey, an eighteen-step ordeal. Through Skype calls and visits, Jack and Yaya are behind each other for every setback and every milestone.

Drawing on home videos and conversations with their eclectic cast of friends and family, Jack & Yaya proves that hardships and distance are no match for a friendship that seemed destined from the start.

Tue May 28, 4:30 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
Map

PG Rating

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