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Georgie Girl's coming back to help its star

Tue 27 May 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News

A special screening of the documentary Georgie Girl will be screened at the Documentary Edge Festival, with all proceeds going to Georgina Beyer to help with her ongoing medical expenses. Buy tickets here The 2002 film Georgie Girl told the life story of the world’s first out transsexual to be elected to public office. It screened at 30 international film festivals, including in Russia, winning over 10 awards. It’s also been shown on TV all over the world and continues to have an active life in the educational circuit. Goldson believes its international success was in part because it was in part a “rags to riches” story. “Georgina overcome almost insurmountable odds and did this through her humour, personality and determination” she says. The Georgie Girl screening at the Documentary Edge Festival will be at the Roxy in Wellington on 4 June at 8.30PM, with Beyer and the film’s director Annie Goldson attending to do a Q    

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First published: Tuesday, 27th May 2014 - 1:01pm

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