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Finding Kim

Movies & Entertainment
"Finding Kim"

Coming to Select Theatres – May 31 Wide on Digital Platforms – Beginning June 6

FINDING KIM, an honest, intimate and inspiring documentary that follows three years of a transgender man’s journey as he transitions from female to male, makes its highly-anticipated debut in 15 cities, including New York and Los Angeles, on May 31 and becomes available on Digital platforms on June 6, 2017, from Random Media.
The groundbreaking film showcases the incredible and honest story of a truly remarkable individual managing the beginnings of gender re-assignment. Documenting the entire process including top surgery, it navigates the delicate world of friendships and the torment of what to tell one’s family; finally offering the chance to share joy as Kim experiences life the way he always felt he should: as a happy, confident, human being.

Captured by documentary filmmakers Aaron Bear and Gabriel Bienczycki, FINDING KIM is a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. Set in the backdrop of progressive Seattle, the film features insights, advice and real-life experience from Dan Savage, Carmen Carrera, Calpernia Addams, Buck Angel and more.

In creating FINDING KIM, it was Bear and Bienczycki’s goal for Kim’s voice to resonate with anyone struggling with gender identity or self-acceptance.

The film’s message is one that speaks beyond gender. It’s about knowing and understanding oneself and who one truly is as an individual. It unveils Kim’s story in the most organic way possible while staying true to the documentary filmmaking process.

The film covers the most intimate parts of Kim’s life, including his top- surgery, struggles and moments of happiness. To capture this, Bear and Bienczycki interviewed the individuals closest to Kim, discovering their thoughts on his process and how the transition affects their relationship. The film also includes others who have gone through the process of gender reassignment.
Ultimately their goal is to allow audiences to walk away with a new outlook on gender.
Theatrical Release
FINDING KIM is the first film to be released in a unique new theatrical arrangement with Tugg, Inc., the web-platform that enables fans, content owners, and brands to choose the films that play in their local theaters and community venues. The film’s May 31 release will include theatres in top markets including New York and Los Angeles. A complete list of markets is forthcoming.

Full Synopsis:
Fifty-year-old Kim has made a decision. A decision a lifetime in the making: transitioning to a man.

FINDING KIM allows audiences to join him through the fearful, powerful, freeing journey of which he’s only dreamed. The film documents the entire process including top surgery, navigating friendships and the torment of what to tell one’s family; and finally the chance to watch Kim’s joy as he experiences life the way he always felt he should: as a happy, confident, human being.
Captured by documentary filmmakers Aaron Bear and Gabriel Bienczycki, FINDING KIM is a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. Set in the backdrop of progressive Seattle, this film features insights, advice and real-life experience from Dan Savage, Carmen Carrera, Calpernia Addams, Buck Angel and more.

Logline:
An intimate and inspiring documentary following fifty-year-old Kim who has made a decision. A decision a lifetime in the making: transitioning to a man.


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