“Transcending Ellenville” captures the unseen story of what it means to be working class and transgender in rural America.  Amy, Ashlee and James all struggle financially in their failing, forgotten hometown of Ellenville…and they are not alone in their plight.  Roughly thirty percent of transgender people in the United States live below the poverty line. They can’t afford fancy clothes or expensive surgeries. They aren’t living the glamorous life in a big city. Everyday transgender Americans are often overlooked and rarely portrayed on screen - until now.