"The Paint Wizzard"
Directed by new Austinites Jessie Auritt and Jessica Wolfson, the SXSW Texas Shorts documentary The Paint Wizzard offers an intimate portrait of South Austin transgender housepainter Millicent "Millie" McCrory. The documentary traces the gender identity struggle McCrory—known as The Paint Wizzard--faced most of her life until, at age 58, she began to identify as a woman. Please note this interview was conducted before the City of Austin canceled this year’s SXSW and makes reference to the film festival.
Update: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Paint Wizzard is currently available to stream at https://mailchimp.com/presents/sxsw/the-paint-wizzard.
Posted: April 6, 2020