oliver button is a star

    • Dan Hunt, John Scagliotti
    • United States of America
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    OLIVER BUTTON IS A STAR, is an hour-long video program that explores bullying, tolerance and positive alternatives for expressing children's gender differences. Filmmaker's John Scagliotti and Dan Hunt use the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus Production of Tomie dePaola's children's classic book, 'Oliver Button Is a Sissy', as their narrative structure, interweaving a mix of animation, archival film, news stories, home movies and personal interviews with well known figures, who offer moving accounts of the defining moment in their childhood when they were forced to confront conventional constructions of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’. OLIVER BUTTON IS A STAR is being released at an important time in America as its theme strikes a deep chord that is currently resonating throughout our society. The almost daily headlines about young boys, alienated and neglected, causing violence, hate crimes and needless suffering confront us with the question - What does it take to pass into manhood? In its whimsical powerful way Oliver Button's story presents a positively transforming answer.


    Dan Hunt, John Scagliotti
    Dan Hunt for Hunt+Scaglioitti Productions


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