Thursday, August 10
6:30pm – doors open
7:00pm – film begins
Residence College of the Arts and Humanities
$10 and $5 for students
Trisha and Marcia, the film’s subjects, will be on hand to answer questions from the audience followed by queer square dance called by Boo Radley. A one-time experience!

Part of the Queer Traditions Summit.

This is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father’s transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon’s wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents’ marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart.

Directed by Sharon Shattuck
75 minutes



Thursday Evenings July 20, July 27, August 3 and August 10

You won’t want to miss this popular outdoor film series, featuring movies shown on a big screen in Valley Court Park*, 280 Valley Court, EL. The films are shown on Thursdays at dusk. Don’t forget to bring a blanket/lawn chair. It’s free!

On-Site Food
Don’t forget to grab a pizza and Pokee Stix at the Goomba’s food tent!

Rain Policy
In the event of rain or severe weather, the movies will be canceled as early as 5 p.m. and as late as 7 p.m. due to safety concerns with electrical equipment. Please check for updates.

Thursday, July 20- 9:30PM

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Thursday, July 27- 9PM

A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world’s animals in order to save his elegant theater in this quirky animated musical.

Thursday, August 3 – 9PM

Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

  • Rating PG-13 (for some language)
  • Directed by Damien Chazelle

Thursday, August 10 – 9PM

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

  • Rating PG-13 (for thematic material and some sensuality)
  • Directed by Garth Davis


2017 Trailer Contest

Exciting Trailer contest for the 20th Annual East Lansing Film Festival. Shown before every film and used as PSA for television.
Cash prizes!


The East Lansing Film Festival