The first friend “Mikael” makes is Lisa (Jeanne Disson), a girl who’s in the same grade but looks a bit older. Mikael could become Lisa’s first crush, which of course would complicate things. So could the dick he fashions from clay to pad his bathing suit.

The story takes place toward the end of summer, meaning the deception can’t go on indefinitely. If the truth doesn’t come out before school starts, schools have a way of defining students by their gender. There are surprises, both sweet and bitter, as things play out.

After screening last October at Out on Film, “Tomboy” returns to Atlanta Jan. 20 for one week at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinemas.

Opens Jan. 20
Landmark Midtown Art Cinemas
931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308

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