Trans and Non-Binary Film Series

Join CLAGS for our first annual Trans and Non-Binary Film Series held in honor of our November programming devoted to transgender and non-binary topics and areas of interest. In partnership with The Bush Films, CLAGS has curated a selection of short films created by transgender and non-binary filmmakers. Each day will be filled with a number of both narrative and documentary films along with a Q&A from a select number of directors of the selected films.

DAY 1: November 12, 2019

Xanh directed by Sal Tran (Narrative, 15 min)

XANH is a short-film that explores clothing as a form of liberation. Xanh’s (they/them) mother is a seamstress who polices Xanh’s gender presentation through the creation of feminine clothes. As their mom continuously criticizes their wardrobe, Xanh experiences nightmares that pushes them to search for peace within.

Framing Agnes directed by Chase Joynt (Documentary, 20 min)

In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Watch as preeminent trans culture-makers of our time breathe new life into those who redefined gender in the midcentury. Starring Zackary Drucker (Transparent), Angelica Ross (Pose), Silas Howard (By Hook or By Crook), and Max Wolf Valerio (The Testosterone Files).

We’ve Been Around: Lucy Hicks Anderson directed by Rhys Ernst (Documentary, 4 min)

Created by Rhys Ernst and produced by Christine Beebe, We’ve Been Around is a series of documentary shorts that chronicle the lives of Lucy Hicks Anderson, STAR, Albert, Little Axe, Lou Sullivan and CAMP TRANS. Each trans trailblazers in their own right, and each with stories that have, until recently, gone largely unnoticed by mainstream society. From the narrators to the composer to the animator, the series was made with a breadth of talent from the trans community. The team includes Transparent actress Alexandra Billings; writer and filmmaker Susan Stryker; activist Riki Wilchins; and trans historian Monica Roberts.

For Nonna Anna directed by Luis de Filippis (Narrative, 13 min)

For Nonna Anna is a Canadian short drama film, directed by Luis De Filippis and released in 2017. The film stars Maya Henry as Chris, a young transgender woman caring for her ailing Italian grandmother Anna.

Liberation directed by The Border and Binary Rejects (Music Video, 5 min)

A music video written and produced by youth from TLGBQ and Immigrant youth programs at the Global Action Project.

“Viva” from Transfinite directed by Neelu Bhuman (Narrative)

TRANSFINITE is a sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven standalone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive.

Across, Beyond and Over directed by Brit Fryer (Documentary, 12 min)

Across, Beyond, and Over is a hybrid documentary about two estranged trans men who used to date in middle school reconnecting over a long weekend to develop a film about their past. Through the pre-production process and writing exercises, they are forced to reconcile the differences in how they want to portray themselves, their relationship, and their trans identities.

I-57 directed by Livia Huang (Narrative, 12 min)

This family-centered drama follows Dominic, a young trans boy, who has just returned home from his first semester of college and his mother, Cheryl. In his time away, he’s come to realize that his mother’s brand of “support” comes with the constant questioning of Dominic’s own gender identity.

DAY 2: November 13, 2019

Ponyboi directed by River Gallo (Narrative, 19 min)

Ponyboi is an intersex runaway. He works at a laundromat and hustles as sex-worker. But after a mysterious encounter with a man from his dreams, he learns that perhaps he is worthy of leaving his seedy life in New Jersey behind. Ponyboi is a queer film about discovering self-redemption and love.

The Thing directed by Rhys Ernst (Narrative, 15 min)

There’s something missing in Tristan and Zooey’s relationship. Zooey has spent weeks planning a road trip to a mysterious roadside attraction known as ‘The Thing’ in the hopes that she and Tristan will reconnect.

We’ve Been Around: Lou Sullivan directed by Rhys Ernst (Documentary, 5 min)

Created by Rhys Ernst and produced by Christine Beebe, We’ve Been Around is series of documentary shorts that chronicle the lives of Lucy Hicks Anderson, STAR, Albert, Little Axe, Lou Sullivan and CAMP TRANS. Each trans trailblazers in their own right, and each with stories that have, until recently, gone largely unnoticed by mainstream society. From the narrators to the composer to the animator, the series was made with a breadth of talent from the trans community. The team includes Transparent actress Alexandra Billings; writer and filmmaker Susan Stryker; activist Riki Wilchins; and trans historian Monica Roberts.

“The trans movement may be making headlines, but our rich history is often overlooked,” Ernst said in a press release. “Trans people have always existed, and have lived many different lives. The central theme of We’ve Been Around is stated in the title. We’ve been here, throughout time, often hidden in plain sight. These stories show us just how important it is to share our histories.”

The series is a presented by Focus Features, executive produced by Jelayne Miles and Jase Miles-Perez of 11B Productions and Giulia Caruso of Nonetheless Productions.

Bad Ally directed by Ariel Mahler (Narrative, 9 min)

Bad ally... is a comedy series that follows two central protagonists. Mix, a white, nonbinary transgender, queer actor and Harriet, a Black, cisgender, heterosexual writer.

Relapse directed by Ro Haber (Narrative, 10 min)

When given the ultimatum to take estrogen to combat a life threatening eating disorder, Cole must choose between his love for his wife and his personal truth as trans man.

“Asura” from Transfinite directed by Neelu Bhuman (Narrative, 8 min)

TRANSFINITE is a sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven standalone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive.

The Swimming Club directed by Cecilia Golding and Nick Finegan (Documentary, 9 min)

A film about a transgender swimming club making waves.

Here With You directed by Nona Schamus (Narrative, 7 min)

When May goes to her friend's housewarming party, she meets a boy who piques her interest. She invites him over to hang out while she gets ready for another party, only to realize that they have more in common than she thought.This film was produced with an all trans cast and crew, and offers a look at a healthy romantic relationship and open communication between two trans people.

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This event is co-hosted with The Bush Films: thebushfilms.com

Organizzato da Q-Wave NYC & Allies

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Mar 12 novembre 2019 18:00-21:00

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Macaulay Honors College
35 W 67th St
NY 10023  New York
Trans and Non-Binary Film Series a New York le mer 13 novembre 2019 18:00-21:00 (Cinema Gay, Lesbica, Trans, Bi)
Trans and Non-Binary Film Series
Cinema / Gay, Lesbica, Trans, Bi  

Mer 13 novembre 2019 18:00-21:00
Macaulay Honors College (New York)

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Macaulay Honors College
35 W 67th St
NY 10023  New York

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