“Transamerica” could be a “typical father-son road-trip movie, ” except the father, who used to be a man called Stanley, is now a pre-op transsexual named Bree.
And the son, who never met his dad, is a teen street hustler with a chip on his shoulder.
Felicity Huffman's performance as the parent lends the film much of its substance. It's funny in spots, touching in others and uniformly life-affirming. It may be seen starting at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5 at the Smith Opera House.
Bree's son Toby, played by Kevin Zegers, has been arrested in New York City for street hustling and needs bail in order to be released. The film follows their journey back to California.
“Transamerica” will also be screened 7 p.m. May 7, 8 and 9. It is rated R and has a running time of 1:43.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens, and may be purchased at the door.