"...Compelling and relevant....[A] devastatingly powerful tale..."
Rolling Stone - 01/20/2000 Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "Ten Best Movies of 1999" -- "...Hilary Swank's sensational performance is unique and unforgettable..."
Premiere - 05/01/2000
"...Carefully crafted and quite moving....Swank is truly worthy of all the awards..." -- 3 out of 5 stars
Box Office - 11/01/1999
"...An effective and emotionally powerful movie....Hilary Swank is superb..."
USA Today - 10/08/1999
"...[Swank's] performance quickly takes off on a life of its own. The actor/role synergy ratchets up a movie that's already working to startling heights..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/22/1999
"...Unflinching, uncompromising, made with complete conviction and rare skill....A passionate story about the price of dreams..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/22/1999
"...One of the best films of the year..."
Total Film - 04/01/2001
"...It's Hilary Swank who truly amazes..."
Kimberly Peirce's directorial debut tells the gut-wrenching true story of Teena Brandon, a Midwestern female who disguised herself as a man. Relocating to Falls City, Nebraska, from Lincoln, she managed to convince her newfound group of friends that she was Brandon Teena. The film treats these events with a painful objectivism, as Brandon's relationships with her friends John, Tom, Kate, Candace, and Lana unfold toward their inevitably horrific conclusion. A shining example of independent filmmaking at its most impassioned.
Film Collectors & Archivists: Alpha Video is actively looking for rare and
unusual pre-1943 motion pictures, in good condition, from Monogram, PRC,
Tiffany, Chesterfield, and other independent studios for release on DVD. We
are also interested in TV shows from the early 1950s. Share your passion
for films with a large audience.
Let us know what you have.