Two Eyes features a meeting between intergenerational transgender trailblazers.
In an exclusive clip from the feature film shared with The Advocate, Gender Outlaw author Kate Bornstein portrays Gabriella, a therapist assigned to work with Jalin, a troubled trans kid played by musician Ryan Cassata.
The clip shows Andrea meeting Jalin, who was sent to a psychiatric treatment center by his parents after a failed suicide attempt. The calming Andrea explains she identifies as nonbinary trans and her pronouns are she/they. In response, Jalin reveals his own preferred pronouns.
The story of Andrea and Jalin is one of three chapters in Two Eyes, which shows an artist in 1868, a high school student in 1979, and a trans musician in 2020. The film shows “the power of art to transcend time,” according to a release sent to The Advocate.
Directed and written by Travis Fine (Any Day Now), Two Eyes will play at the closing night of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival on August 30 in a drive-in movie experience. It can also be streamed Sunday as part of the festival’s digital lineup.
Watch the exclusive clip below.