DISTRIBUTION & AWARDS Best Documentary Award - Raindance Film Festival & Bend Film Festival
PRESS HIGHLIGHTS "The film could not be timelier, with transgender issues at the fore..." - Cara Buckley, New York Times
“...urgent viewing...Juhola deftly humanises the couple before they utter a word...it's intimate moments that go a long way to making Growing Up Coy more than a simple advocacy film.” - Nigel Smith, The Guardian
“Critically-acclaimed 'Growing Up Coy' leads a new wave of LGBT cinema…”- James Hawkridge, Attitude
"Growing Up Coy director Eric Juhola addresses issues of pre-teen transgender rights" - Damon Wise, Variety
“...devastating and topical...Coy is obviously a timely piece of documentary filmmaking, but it comes at it in a decidedly singular way…(a) moving look at the impact on parents as they watch their children go through what can truly be a traumatizing affair...It’s a gorgeously made and breathlessly moving piece of work.” -- Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast
Growing Up Coy Trailer
Broken Heart Land
A conservative Oklahoma family questions their civic responsibility after their gay teenage son commits suicide in the wake of a bitterly controversial town meeting discussing a proposal for LGBT History Month.
Twenty-Five miles from town, a million miles from mainstream society, a loose-knit community of radicals live in the desert, struggling to survive as they cling to their unique vision of the American dream.
Gotham Award Nominee - Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
Winner of 8 "Best Documentary" Awards at Festivals around the world.
“An insightful study of an alternative American lifestyle… The Stulbergs, whose film's stunning look is a combination of good cinematography and a majestic New Mexican landscape, achieved marvelous access... Characters come to vivid life.” – John Anderson, Variety
“A look at the American Southwest that will send chills down your spine." - Michael Lerman, IndieWire
“This doc’s co-director’s, brother and sister, have wondered upon a terrific subject: 16 square miles of New Mexico desert that’s home to a ragtag group of anarchist’s who wouldn’t be out of place in Mad Max.”–Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York