Growing Old Gracefully: The Transgender Experience

Growing Old Gracefully: The Transgender Experience is a documentary film in production that highlights the trials many transgender people face when growing older. The film features the true life stories of five transgender elders, who are currently dealing with many of the issues that come with age, and also includes interviews with trans activists such as Jamison Green, and doctors and researchers.

Scheduled for completion by September 2012, Growing Old Gracefully will be released for distribution in the fall. Director and Producer Joe Ippolito and Producer/Cinematographer/Editor Kandis Hutcherson plan to enter the film in both national and international film festivals, and hope to use it as an educational tool with health care professionals and post-secondary and higher education institutions.

The film is a winner of the Leeway Foundation Arts and Change grant.

You can help make this groundbreaking documentary a reality and success by making a donation. Your contribution will help cover: travel and production costs, equipment, insurance, legal fees, distribution so we can enter the film in festivals, website development, original music for the film, and much much more. Learn more and donate now.




3 thoughts on “Growing Old Gracefully: The Transgender Experience”

  1. Joe, much needed stories. Thank you for beginning to capture and share the experiences of our trans, gender non-conforming, and gender varient aging folks.
    all the best always….tc

  2. Age 63 Cardiology Med. retired single and never married Pre-Op transgender women live alone over 40 years without a lover. How long will my heart go on in this life without love?


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