It Takes Balls (2013)

June 8, 2018 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

It Takes Balls with Ilan Kwittken and directed by Nistan Tai.

Official Selection at Big Apple Film Festival and  Palm Springs Cinema Diverse Festival.

In this brave documentary short, Ilan Kwittken, who lives in the Syracuse neighborhood known as Hawley-Green, tells how he came to portray women, and the joy it brings him. We follow Ilan as he tells his personal story of growing up with an abusive father, developing his sexual identity and at the same time an interest in playing female roles. Ilan’s story also touches on the difficulties of being gay in the entertainment industry during the late eighties. In his quest to develop his art form, Ilan went on to perform a host of female characters and the film culminates with his transformation and performance as Judy Garland.  Ilan will be present at the screening for a Q&Q/discussion afterwards.

$5 Suggested Donation