Songs for Alexis / Songs for Alexis

Elvira Lind (DK, 2014)

Songs for Alexis (Elvira Lind, DK, 2014)

A timeless love story about two American teenagers and their struggle to find both love and an individual identity in a grown-up world. Ryan is 18 and a very talented musician. Four years ago he came out as a transgender person and began the difficult transformation from girl to boy. Now Ryan has fallen head over heels in love with the beautiful and enigmatic Alexis. However, her parents' attitude towards their relationship forces Alexis to make the heartbreaking choice between her family and the man she loves.

KeywordsLove / Sex change / USA

Basic information

Danish titleSongs for Alexis
DirectorElvira Lind
Director of PhotographyElvira Lind, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
EditorAdam Nielsen
Danish festival release2014-11-07
Bremen Cinema
Online release2015-10-12
Production countryDenmark
Duration74 min.
Production companyCopenhagen Bombay
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut
International saleCopenhagen Bombay Sales ApS / Refshalevej 147, 1. / DK-1432 København K / t +45 7242 0800 / f +45 3296 1040 /
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Elvira LindDirection
Sarita ChristensenExecutive producer
Elvira LindCinematographer
Sturla Brandth GrøvlenCinematographer
Adam NielsenEditor
Alexis AnnAppearance
Ryan CassataAppearance
Fran CassataAppearance
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 14-11-2014
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 13-11-2014
CPH:DOX 06-11-2014
Canberra International Film Festival 23-10-2014
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 10-10-2014
London Raindance Film Festival 24-09-2014
Reeling 2010: The 29th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival 18-09-2014
DMZ South Korea 01-09-2014
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 20-08-2014
San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Festival 19-06-2014
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 24-04-2014
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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