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The film "Sugar House Yantra" Debuted


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Below is a publicity blurb for the film about yours truly.  It was an exhilarating but emotionally exhausting day.  Several of the other films had me in tears as did the question and answer talk at the climax of the film.  I hope Jared the filmmaker gets the credit and financial return he so richly deserves.  I also hope that in some small way my openness can help my sisters and brothers and those who love them.




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Here are some pics from Saturday’s premiere of Sugar House Yantra at the Montclair Film Festival:
The film was enthusiastically received by the audience. Charlize dazzled during the Q&A.

This is just the first step on the film’s journey. The next chance to see it isFriday, November 17, 7pm, at the Princeton Public Library, which falls during national Transgender Awareness Week.

These screenings in Princeton always feel like a homecoming, and they’re always memorable. Charlize and I will be there to share the film, talk about it, and answer audience questions. The screening is free & open to the public. I encourage you to come if you can. Get there early!

The first reviews of Sugar House Yantra are starting to pour in. Here are two of my favorites:
“I really loved your film. In addition to the inspiring and interesting content, there is a sense of calmness and peace about it. It sounds corny but it was very Zen.”  

— audience member in Montclair
“This film feels so peaceful and simple and beckons the viewer to ditch the phone in favor of art and nature. I wanted another hour of exploring the farm and art studio. We can all learn from Charlize, who exemplifies the ideal of being true to oneself.”

— Devin Cornia, executive director, Northeast Organic Farming Association of NJ

I hope to see you at the library in November.

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Charlize you certainly are true to oneself.  Congratulations to Jared and you, and the other filmmakers.  We need more art in our lives.

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Who is that lovely gal standing next to that guy? Why, it's Charlize!


I wish I had a copy of that film. I would love to know how get a copy if it is publically available.


Lots of love,

Timber Wolf 🐾

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Congratulations to you both. Maybe it'll be available for streaming or some place where I can see it. 

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Jared did the film independently, only bringing in anyone else for some drone footage.  Other films shown from around the world as well as the US had credits that ran on.  One which showed the fathers of trans folks talking at a "dude" ranch had funding and from Netflix and pages of credits.  That particular film included Mathew Shepards father.  That alone turned on my water works.  The filmmaker in that case mentioned that Jareds film should and might be picked up there.  His Emmy winning film was shown on our local PBS.  This may eventually make its way out so that it can be shared here.

While all the attacks from the GOP(?) continue filmmakers and the artistic community is pushing back.  Hopefully this is a small contribution.





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Big Congratulations to you and your film maker, @Charlize!  It sounds like a wonderful project, and I hope to see it someday.  West Hollywood always has a trans film festival in November, so perhaps it will screen there. 


You are a very special woman, Charlize.  I'm proud to know you.  You're doing great things for our community.  :ThanxSmiley:  :welldone:


Carolyn Marie

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Congratulations Charlize and everyone involved.  💕✨

On the lookout to watch Sugar House Yantra

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That’s great @Charlize 

Congratulations to all involved and hopefully it will get picked up by a streaming service. At minimum if PBS puts it on air then YouTube will share it. 




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There have only been two screenings to date but at each the reaction has been wonderful.  Folks seem to be pushing for a national viewing on TV which would be great for the wonderful filmmaker who spent over a year filming and editing the documentary.  He has one Emmy and i'd love to see him with a second and perhaps with some additional financial backing for his work.





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Great news.  I do hope it goes national so many others can witness this story.

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