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Mountainfilm on Tour: Changing the Game

October 24, 2019 at

Back by popular demand, Mountainfilm on Tour returns to Baltimore! The first night of this two-night festival will be held on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University and will screen the feature documentary Changing the Game followed by a few documentary shorts. There will also be a director’s Q&A after the feature.

For young transgender athletes, the sport they love often turns into a minefield of controversy. Either decried as cheaters if they excel, or barred from competing among the gender they identify with, positive outcomes are rare. But when a sport is a lifeline, what is fair? This exceptional film mines that question through intimate portraits of three trans athletes. Mack isn’t allowed to wrestle boys in his home state of Texas — leaving him to demolish the competition as he wrestles girls. Sarah nordic skis in New Hampshire with the girls she identifies with, but admits that she holds herself back. And Andraya runs track with girls in Connecticut — but has to fend off brutal criticism when she prevails. For these athletes, media attention and ugly remarks (mostly by adults) only fuel the fire of confusion that is teenagehood. As Mack puts it so poignantly, “It feels like I’m winning but feels like I’m also losing at the same time.”

This screening will be held at Gilman Hall 50, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus.

The campus address is 3400 N. Charles Street. We recommend that guests park in the South Garage below Mason Hall located at 3101 Wyman Park Drive. Metered parking is also available on North Charles Street.

Gilman Hall is located at the center of campus, across the quad from the South Garage. It is #26 on this map. To walk from the South Garage, please walk across the Decker Quad (the large open lawn in front of you when you emerge from the underground garage). Gilman Hall will be just beyond the point where you hit Hodson Hall (on your left) and Garland Hall (on your right). It is the building with the large clock tower.

Here is the JHU Homewood Campus directions and parking information link:

Guests with questions regarding directions may direct them to Dr. Meredith Ward at

If you are using GPS, the address of Gilman Hall is:

Gilman Hall

Bowman Drive

Baltimore, MD 21218

Please park in the South Garage or in metered parking, as there is no parking available immediately at Gilman Hall itself. Guests may, however, be dropped off easily in the rear of the building if it is preferable for them not to walk.

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