Award-winning film covering transexuality in America
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. Psychology at the Movies presents Transamerica. A pre-operative male to female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. The film is followed by a Q&A from psychology experts. Certificate: 15. Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"The movie works, and it does work, because Felicity Huffman brings great empathy and tact to her performance as Bree."