Songs for Alexis

Elvira Lind, Denmark, 2014

74 min.DK/Documentary

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.
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Original title Songs for Alexis
Danish title Songs for Alexis
Keywords Young people, Relationship, Love, Transgender, Sex change, Musicians, USA
Director Elvira Lind
Producer Julie E. Pedersen, Anne Sofie Hansen-Skovmoes
Director of Photography Elvira Lind, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editor Adam Nielsen
Appearance Alexis Ann, Ryan Cassata, Fran Cassata
Production country Denmark
Production company Copenhagen Bombay
International sales Copenhagen Bombay Sales ApS
Danish festival release 07.11.2014, Bremen Cinema
Online release 12.10.2015
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Copenhagen Bombay
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Elvira Lind


Producer Julie E. Pedersen
Producer Anne Sofie Hansen-Skovmoes
Executive producer Sarita Christensen
Line producer Signe Birkegaard Pedersen


Cinematographer Elvira Lind
Cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen


Editor Adam Nielsen
Pilot editor Christophe V. Dolcerocca


Appearance Alexis Ann
Appearance Ryan Cassata
Appearance Fran Cassata

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014-11-14
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2014-11-13
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06
DMZ South Korea 2014-09-01
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2014-04-24
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