This morning, the Twin Cities Film Fest announced its grand finale events, which will include a visit from Orange Is the New Black star/trans activist Laverne Cox.
She’ll be in town at the end of the month to walk the red carpet for the screenings of two movies featured at the fest.Free CeCe! Free CeCe! is a documentary following the local case of CeCe McDonald, a trans woman who served time in a male prison after defending herself in a bar fight that turned fatal. After her release, she went on to become an activist for prison reform and against transphobia. McDonald and Cox both narrate the film (Cox drew some inspiration for her role as Sophia on OITNB from McDonald’s struggle).