BOOTWMN (Canada/US/UK 2015) 11 minutes

Deana McGuffin is a third generation New Mexico boot maker, handcrafting wearable pieces of art. When she is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Francisco tattooer to create a gay themed cowboy boot, a story unravels of a unique collaboration that takes them to the heart of cowboy country in Northern Texas. BOOTWMN is a heartwarming, intimate and at times funny portrait of the queering of a traditional art form.

Producers: Paige Gratland, Sam McWilliams Directors: Paige Gratland, Sam McWilliams Editor: Bonnie Rae Brickman Camera: Erin Hudson Additional Camera: Paige Gratland, Sam McWilliams, Elia Singer Interviewer: Elia Singer Star: Deana McGuffin

Bootwmn film clips:

  • Official Selection, 2015 - 2016:

  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Toronto
  • TWIST, Seattle Queer Film Fest, Audience Award
  • Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Fest, Albuquerque New Mexico
  • InsideOut Fest, Toronto
  • Out Fest, Los Angeles
  • Rio Theatre with In Particular: Barbara Findlay, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Fest, Texas
  • Cinema Systers, Paducah, Kentucky
  • SQUIFF, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dyke Drama, Australia, Audience Award
  • Lone Star Film Festival, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival
  • Kort Film Festivalen, Grumstad, Norway
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Underwire Film Festival, UK, Best Editor, Bonnie Rae Brickman, Highly Commended
  • Dyke Night at the Movies, New Parkway Theater, Oakland, California, organized by Lisa Plourde

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