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Thursday, May 4, 2000

Zeitgeist Films
Brandon Teena, right, is pictured with his friend Lana Tisdel.

‘Brandon Teena
Story’ premieres

The Hawaii premiere of "The Brandon Teena Story," a documentary about the real people behind the film "Boys Don't Cry," is being presented by the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hawaii Convention Center.

The documentary explores the life of Teena Ray Brandon, a young woman who masqueraded as a boy. Teena's sexual ambiguity incited rage in others and eventually led to her 1993 murder.

The evening also includes the HGLCF annual Celebrity Silent Auction, featuring items donated by Margaret Cho, Melissa Etheridge, RuPaul, kd lang, Michael Feinstein, the "Dawson's Creek" TV series, "Fame" stage production and many Hawaii businesses.

Tickets are $15 and include admission, pupu and one beverage. They are available at Cafe Giovannini, Diamond Head Video, 80% Straight, Hula's Bar & Lei Stand and the Life Foundation.

"The Brandon Teena Story" will also air at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Academy Theatre. General dmission is $6.

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