“Austin Unbound,” a recently completed documentary under the Hollywood Theatre Fiscal Sponsorship Program, will premiere Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th at the Hollywood Theatre. The Saturday night screening will be at 7pm and the Sunday matinee is at 3pm. Austin and the crew will be in attendance. Entertainment, prizes, and refreshments are being arranged. The events will be ASL/English interpreted.
Austin was born profoundly Deaf and has lived in the Pacific Northwest all his life. From the age of three, he knew that his female anatomy did not fit him. In middle school, he changed his name and began to dress as a boy. Despite his challenges, Austin is a regular guy with a strong comedic sense and flair for romance. “Austin Unbound” documents a pivotal time for him as he moves through a milestone in his gender transition: preparing for a double mastectomy. Austin’s journey is an inspiration to many, his personality and history long recognized and honored throughout his community. The grassroots aesthetic of the film invites viewers into Austin’s world completely with subtitles and music throughout the story.