06-24 November 2019



Film For ThoughtDocumentaries
Michael Barnett

United States

2019 / 95’ / Hawaii Premiere / English


In sports, everyone says you have to “play fair.” But what is fair for everyone when it comes to trans athletes competing in gender segregated sports? Michel Barnett poses this question in his riveting documentary CHANGING THE GAME. His film captures the stories of Mack Beggs, a transgender male from Texas who has to compete in girls’ wrestling due to the in-state rules, Andraya Yearwood, a transgender female from Connecticut fighting for her place in the women’s track team, and Sarah Rose Huckman, a transgender female skier from New Hampshire who is helping shape state policy defending LGBTQI rights. For these young trailblazers, being an athlete is as much a part of their identity as their gender expression. But they are also teenagers who just want to grow up and live their lives the way they would wish to.
“Marked by a thoughtful, non-dogmatic point of view and by the presence of several engaging characters, the pic should reach beyond LGBTQ film festivals to become part of the larger social conversation about these timely and pertinent issues.” – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

-Adrian Alarilla

Friday 15 17:45 - 20:10Regal Dole Cannery 15
Saturday 16 11:00 - 12:50Regal Dole Cannery 14
DirectorMichael Barnett.
CastMack Beggs, Sarah Rose Huckman, Andraya Yearwood, Terry Miller and Ngozi Yarwood.
ScreenplayMichael Barnett, Michael Mahaffie and Amanda Griffin.
CinematographerMichael Barnett.
EditorMichael Mahaffie.
MusicTyler Strickland.
SoundMiriam Cole.

Jess Berry ... associate producer
Carlos Cuscó ... executive producer
Jeffrey Ellermeyer ... executive producer
Austin Francalancia ... consulting producer
Andrew Davies Gans ... executive producer
Emerson Machtus ... executive producer
Elisa Morse ... consulting producer
Chris Mosier ... executive producer
Chris M. Mosier ... executive producer
Allen Orr ... executive producer
Jeffrey Pechter ... executive producer
Jenn Roman ... associate producer
Russell Sanzgiri ... co-executive producer
Alex Schmider ... executive producer / producer
Ariel Taboada ... associate producer
Clare Tucker ... producer

Lawrence Everson ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Cindy Takehara Ferruccio ... sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department
Seth Gregory ... assistant camera / camera operator
John Vallance ... assistant camera
Chris Westlund ... camera operator

Editorial Department
Alexandria Bombach ... consulting editor
Derek Boonstra ... consulting editor
Robert Crosby ... colorist
Sasha Perry ... assistant editor

Nava Mau ... special thanks


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