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Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:30pm

A world record powerlifter faces his most challenging feat of strength yet: becoming a woman. In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents, banned from competing, and she changed her name to "Janae". This film follows Janae as she attempts to find her place in society. Post-screening Q&A with the editor of Transformer, Graham Withers "Imagine being a boy growing up and wanting to be two things: exceptionally strong, and a woman. This conflict is the centerpiece of the new documentary, Transformer, which follows Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski as she embraces her female side while still participating in and loving the bodybuilding scene. When both her female (Janae) and male (Matt) personas are outed to the public, she is forced to pick one and confront a society that still isn’t comfortable with change." - Christopher Cross, Gomba Stomps
  • Directed by Michael Del Monte
  • 2017, Canada
  • 78 minutes

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