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Changing the Game

Directed by: Michael Barnett

Runtime: 88 min

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

Presented as part of Pride Week leading up to the 2022 Pride Festival produced by Utah Pride Center

Emmy® award-winning filmmaker Michael Barnett’s urgent and subsuming sports documentary illuminates what many have called the civil rights issue of our time: transgender inclusion in sports.

Changing the Game takes us into the lives of three high school athletes—all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths as transgender teens. Their stories span across the U.S. — from Sarah, a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, to Andraya, a track star in Connecticut openly competing on the girls track team. The film centers on Mack Beggs, who made headlines when he became the Texas State Champion in girls wrestling – as a boy – and all he wanted to do was wrestle on the boys team.

Changing the Game was supported through Utah Film Center’s Fiscal Sponsorship program.


Presented as part of our Damn These Heels Year-Round programming:

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Audience Award–2019 Damn These Heels
Audience Award–2019 OutFest

Official Selection:

2019 Tribeca Film Festival

Tuesday, May 31 @ 7:00 PM

In Person |

The City Library


Restrictions: RSVP requested • Masks required

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