SUITED tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn-based tailoring company that specializes in clothing for people who are LGBTQ, gender-nonconforming, or nonbinary.
Clothier duo Rae and Daniel take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client’s personal narrative, which becomes inextricable from the creation of the perfect custom-made suit. From Derek’s emotional journey as he prepares for his wedding to Everett, a law student in a conservative environment, or Melissa, who simply wants to look good for a 40th birthday party – the need for well-fitting garments represents deeper issues of identity, empowerment, and the importance of feeling happy in one’s body.
June 28th, 6:00 p.m. (DOORS) | 6:30 p.m. (SCREENING) | 8:00 p.m. (PANEL) | Somerville Theatre | 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144 | TICKET: Free but first come, first serve (arrive early)
A panel discussion on “Sexual Orientation, Inclusion, and Gender Identity” will follow the documentary with panelists:
- Matt Storm: a Transgender Artist based in Washington D.C.
- Hannah Simpson: a Transgender Writer and Activist based in NYC
- Bennet Hazell: SHS Senior and Member of the Gay–Straight Alliance (GSA)
- Moderator: Leo Morris:
This event is organized by the Somerville Media Center, film presented by the Arlington International Film Festival and generously supported by the Somerville Theater, City of Somerville Health Services Department, HBO, Medford Film Collaborative, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Somerville Gay-Straight Alliance, Somerville Public Library and The Center for Teen Empowerment. The Rainbow Times is a proud media sponsor of this event.
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[From a News Release]