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Casa Susanna

Lifshitz, Sébastien
In the 1950s and '60s, an underground network of transgender women and cross-dressing men found refuge at a modest house in the Catskills region of New York. Known as Casa Susanna, the house provided a safe place for them to express their true selves and live for a few days as they had always dreamed of dressing as women without fear of being incarcerated or institutionalized for their self-expression. Told through the memories of those whose visits to the house would change their lives, the film provides a moving look back at a secret world where the persecuted and frightened found freedom, acceptance, and, often, the courage to live their lives out of the shadows.

written and directed by Šbastien Lifshitz.


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Originally released as a single episode of a television program in 2023.

DVD; widescreen ; stereo; region 1, NTSC.

English with English SDH subtitles and descriptive audio.
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