Introduction by editor Vanessa Roworth!
Moby Longinotto's feature documentary debut tells the story of Jheri Jones, a 74-year-old transgender matriarch, and her family in Bible Belt Mississippi. Reconciled after years of estrangement, and now living with two of her four sons in her trailer park home, Jheri embarks on a new path to reveal her true self to her grandchildren, while her son Trevor begins a surprising journey of his own. THE JONESES is a compelling documentary about an unorthodox family and the deeply complex personal bonds that make or break us.
An honest and intimate documentary, THE JONESES is a multi-generational tale of long term healing and acceptance. It’s about family members finding both themselves and each other through forgiveness and compassion. It’s about the LGBTQ experience in working class America set in a conservative region of the South, yet it is optimistic and hopeful. We believe it’s a story that needs to be told at a moment in time crucial for audiences to see it.