LITTLE GIRL In-Person Q&A with Director Sébastien Lifshitz
Tuesday, September 21, 7:15 show
Moderated by LoAn Nguyen, PFLAG NYC Program Coordinator, Support Services & Community Outreach
Born in Paris, Sébastien Lifshitz studied art history at the famed Ecole du Louvre. Besides three fiction films, Come Undone, Wild Side and Going South, with Léa Seydoux, he has mostly worked in the documentary genre often focusing on French queer experiences and contemporary LGBTQ life. His first feature-length documentary, La traversée, premiered in Cannes' Directors’ Fortnight; Wild Side (Teddy Award winner), Bambi and Little Girl were all selected for the Berlin Film Festival; Invisibles won the 2017 César award for Best Documentary; Adolescents, which followed two teenage girls during five years, won Lifshitz three 2020 César awards including Best Documentary.
LoAn Nguyen (she/her/hers) is the proud mother to a queer daughter with transgender experience. In her prior career, LoAn was a classroom teacher to 1st and 2nd graders in Florida, California, and China. She sought out PFLAG NYC when she relocated to New York City. After a year as a community volunteer, she joined professionally in 2019 and is responsible for support programs, training facilitators, and guiding individuals who reach out to PFLAG NYC for assistance. Within PFLAG NYC, LoAn has been a strong advocate for API Rainbow Parents, promoting culturally sensitive communication and programs to support parents and children of Asian & Pacific Islander backgrounds. Outside of PFLAG NYC, LoAn can be found volunteering with the Ali Forney Center in the capacity of meditation facilitator. LoAn is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and completed her M.A. in Teaching at University of South Florida.