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Directed by Courtney Herman

Oregon, United States 2018 15 mins. In English

Fifteen years after Burton’s gender-affirming transition, his longtime friend and director Courtney invites him over to re-visit footage she had shot during this period of Burton’s life. After first declining, Burton ultimately decides to partake in Courtney’s experiment, which shines a loving light on the past as it relates to present-day awareness and courage.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.