Date and Time
Wed, Aug 22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free, but limited to MAKE level members and above.
1143 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702
LESLIE is a documentary that reveals the inner and bizarre world of Albert Leslie Cochran, a rebellious, cross-dressing homeless man who became the most unlikely civic symbol of Austin, Texas. Told with unapologetic humor, the film chronicles the life of a misfit who rose to become a cultural icon that fought for civil liberty while searching for purpose and a place to call home. Through Leslie, one man’s efforts to preserve his own identity are paralleled with the collective struggle of a rapidly changing city.
Directed by Tracy Frazier
Tracy’s filmmaking career began in the editing department on the feature documentary Slam Planet: War of the Words. Shortly thereafter she transitioned into production as assistant director on Kat Candler’s feature film Jumping Off Bridges. She later co-‐produced a short entitled Swerve and followed up as producer on another short, Backroads. She currently works in production accounting in reality television. It is through meeting Ruby Martin in 2010 that she met Leslie and began filming him alongside Ruby. LESLIE is her directorial debut.
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