37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Socks on Fire

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Socks on Fire follows filmmaker Bo McGuire as he returns to his hometown of Hokes Bluff, Alabama to find that his Aunt Sharon—his favorite childhood relative—had locked her gay, drag-queen brother, his Uncle John, out of the family home. Through a series of stylized reenactments spun in with family VHS footage, Socks on Fire documents the fluidity of identity, personality and performance in his hometown among his kin and the many women who have been a force in Bo’s life. Discussion with filmmaker Bo McGuire, moderated by Chandler Ferrebee (VAFF)

Supported by IX Art Park

This film is part of the LGBTQIA+ Focus and America Perspectives series.


Thursday, October 28


5:30 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Bo McGuire

Runtime: 93 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2020

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Bo McGuire, Odessa Young, Chuck Duck.