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'In Full Bloom' spotlights transgender community

'In Full Bloom' spotlights transgender community

"Orange Is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox and Amazon's acclaimed series "Transparent" may have brought attention to the lives of transgender men and women, but salacious headlines about Bruce Jenner recently prove just how much society has to learn, say the producers of a movie premiering at the Pan African Film Festival this week.

The documentary "In Full Bloom: Transcending Gender" chronicles the lives of 13 transgender people and two gay men as they work to put together a stage play in Hollywood. Los Angeles filmmaker Michael Brewer said it's an effort to humanize the trans community against a backdrop of media that, more often than not,...