2020 Way OUT West Film Fest

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

Expired October 19, 2020 5:59 AM
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His fans include pop diva Robyn, influential DJ Four Tet, and freak-folk icon Devendra Banhart. His unclassifiable music embraces the warmth of folk, the fluidity of jazz, the grace of new age, and the soul-shaking power of Negro spirituals. Meet Beverly Glenn-Copeland, a black trans man who has quietly built a cult following for his ahead-of-their-time recordings and heart-centered live performances.


In this inspirational profile, Glenn-Copeland, now 74, presents a model of aging not just gracefully, but with humor, curiosity, and an open heart to embrace the present. He speaks candidly about his experimentation with lesbianism and 1980s electronic music and about the wisdom he's acquired along the way. To track his one-of-a-kind journey, this documentary employs candy-colored digitization and animation along with vintage super-8 film and electrifying concert footage. As he tours with his band of mixed-race and mixed-gender twenty-somethings, he delivers a true master class in living life to its fullest as a queer elder. - Frank Danay

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    63 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    U.K.
  • Premiere
    New Mexico
  • Director
    Posy Dixon