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Gossamer Folds (2020)

In 1986, ten-year-old Tate is uprooted and unwillingly moved to the suburbs of Kansas City. As his parent's marriage unravels, Tate finds solace in the unlikely friendships of his next-door... See full summary »

Director:

Lisa Donato

Writer:

Bridget Flanery
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Credited cast:
Jackson Robert Scott ... Tate
Alexandra Grey ... Gossamer
Sprague Grayden ... Frannie
Shane West ... Billy
Ethan Suplee ... Jimbo
Franklin Ojeda Smith ... Edward
Yeardley Smith ... Phyllis
Jen Richards ... Diana
Brenda Currin ... Maybelle
Laurie Foxx ... Karen - Mother of the Bride
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamiyka Jones ... Jason
Nick Neon Nick Neon ... Simon
Timothy Richardson ... Handsome Gentleman
Jonathan Rosenthal ... Officer Wadd
Christina Elizabeth Smith ... Stacy - Bride
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In 1986, ten-year-old Tate is uprooted and unwillingly moved to the suburbs of Kansas City. As his parent's marriage unravels, Tate finds solace in the unlikely friendships of his next-door neighbors: a retired college professor and his transgender daughter, Gossamer.

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It's tough being 12, and it isn't easy being tran
19 October 2020 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Gossamer Folds (2020) wasdirected by Lisa Donato.

Tate (Jackson Robert Scott) is a 12-year-old boy who has just moved into a new neighborhood. He doesn't have any friends, and there's an obvious tension between his parents.

His next door neighbors include Gossamer, portrayed by Alexandra Grey. She's a transgender woman, who is gifted with artistic design talent. She knows the world and its dangers. She and Tate become bonded friends.

Except for the strange (to me) ending, the movie worked well. Tate's father is a bully, and his mom isn't perfect, but neither of them is a stereotype.

What makes this movie exceptional is the excellent acting by Scott and Grey. Grey is, indeed, a transgender woman, so she knows what that's like in real life. She brings her knowledge to the film so we can all see it.

Gossamer Folds was shown at ImageOut (virtually), Rochester's fine LGBTQ film festival. It has a high IMDb rating of 7.9. (It's only been rated 34 times, however.) I thought it was better than that, and rated it 9.


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15 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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