’s documentary “The Joneses
” explores the story of Jheri Jones, a lively 74-year-old transgender divorcee and her family who live in Bible Belt Mississippi. Though she’s reconciled with the family after years of estrangement, and now lives with two of her sons in a trailer park home, Jheri embarks on a new journey to reveal her identity to her grandchildren, resolve old resentments and reconcile thorny questions from the past. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
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This is Longinotto’s first feature-length documentary. He has previously directed short documentary films that have won numerous awards and have aired around the world. Some of his films include “Bad Boy
” for the BBC, which followed a young man released from prison who attempts to reenter society, and “Smalltown Boy
” for Channel 4