Monthly Archives: October 2016

TRANS ETHERIUM – 18+ Transgender Shorts

Posted on October 14, 2016

2016 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
Saturday, November 12 @ 9:30pm

 

Venue:
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, SF

Date/Time:
Saturday, November 12 at 9:30pm

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Vaseline
Directors: Malic Amalya and Nathan Hill

“Lying on the table, it was a banner telling the invisible legions of my triumph over the police. I was in a cell. I knew that all night long my tube of vaseline would be exposed to the scorn–the contrary of a Perpetual Adoration–of a group of strong, handsome, husky police men. So strong that if the weakest of them barely squeezed his fingers together, there would shoot forth, first with a slight fart, brief and dirty, a ribbon of gum which would continue to emerge in a ridiculous silence. Nevertheless, I was sure that this puny and most humble object would hold its own against them; by its mere presence it would be able to exasperate all the police in the world; it would draw down upon itself contempt, hatred, white and dumb rages.” Jean Genet, “The Thief’s Journal:” 1949
Caught in a system of confinement, surveillance, and restriction, a faggot eludes the state by recalling his lover bathed in Vaseline.


 

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The Bowels of the Universe (With Shining Knees)
Director: Madsen Minax

This short video uses elements of magical realism, flicker film, psychedelia, spoken word performance and soundscape to meditate on the nature of inner/outer space, astral travel, past/future divination, screen culture, and the self determined, gender variant body as technological apparatus. Text is inspired by Monique Wittig’s 1973 novel “The Lesbian Body,” where the author discusses the “grotesque” physical process of invading another’s body as an act of love.


 

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TRANS ETHERIUM
Directors: Aja Pop and Joseph Liatela

A film about metamorphosis, in which the artist embodies a human-like creature enduring a tormented birth, who overcomes bondage from a world not made for them. The artist undergoes multiple forms of rope bondage and a progression of physical transformation–symbolizing both the emotional limitations and safety of remaining closeted. Drawing a parallel to the artist’s experience of deferring medical transition and the pain of becoming other.


 

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I Don’t Know
Director: Penelope Spheeris

Director Penelope Spheeris’s examination of queer and transgender life in the early 1970’s and the friendship of two trans friends.


 

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Parts and the Whole
Director: Ricky Lee

Experimental short about the body, daily doldrums, fantasy and the deep sea.


 

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Golden Golden
Director: Erica Cho

When two broke 20-somethings from San Bernardino visit a Los Angeles fortuneteller, conjoined crystal balls and queer, pop song visions open up new spaces for desiring and becoming — across Asian, Black, and Latinx imaginaries.


 

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MEZZO – Transgender Shorts

Posted on October 14, 2016

2016 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
Saturday, November 12 @ 7pm

 

Venue:
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, SF

Date/Time:
Saturday, November 12 at 7pm

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Mezzo
Director: Nicole Opper

25 year old Breanna Sinclaire is an African American opera singer and the first openly transgender woman to graduate from a major conservatory. This short piece traces her earliest memories of self-discovery.


 

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Jimmy Does Dating
Director: Gein Wong

A comedy series about queer and trans dating and Jimmy’s adventures obsessing over crushes, Valentine Day mishaps, and navigating dating cis men.


 

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My Cake
Director: Nuno Roque and Jethro Massey

Combining dance, mime and pop music, “My Cake” is a response to the saying “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” The film experiments with the themes of ambition, identity, society’s pressure, gender stereotypes and the obsession to control one’s self-image.


 

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Diane from the Moon
Director: Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via

Shortly after a hurtful breakup, Diane, a transgender pagan priestess, finds refuge in Palm Springs. While engaged with her own inner demons, an enigmatic sociopath starts to stalk her.


 

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Dear Abigail
Director: Mari J. Patterson

Abigail Price is brutally attacked and taken in by a stranger, Evelynn Primm. Once Ev finds out Abby is trans, she rejects her and Abby is then faced with a decision to prevent Ev from the same fate.


 

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Drugs for Unicorns
Director: Jaq Nguyen Victor

One very sick unicorn is desperate for help. Has this magical creature caught the flu, a transphobic virus, or just an advanced case of neoliberal capitalism? Follow their journey to health… for it involves glitter and glee.


 

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Ryans
Director: Rain Valdez and Natalie Heltzel

In this romantic comedy, a trans woman goes on a blind date with a man who has the same name as her ex – will this a be total deal breaker or not?


 

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Chasing Love
Director: Chris Valente

A young trans man lands on the reefs of yearning and courage while chasing love.


 

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EL CAMINO – Transgender Shorts Program

Posted on October 14, 2016

2016 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
Friday, November 11 @ 8pm

(Subtitled for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing audiences)

Venue:
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, SF

Date/Time:
Friday, November 11 at 8pm

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El Camino
Director: Alexander L. Lee

When 16-year-old Jorge’s father Diego dies while serving time in a California prison, he and his mother Gabriela must race across the state to claim Diego’s body before prison authorities cremate the remains against their wishes. For Jorge, this is his last chance to say goodbye to his long-absent father. For Gabriela, this is her husband’s last chance to find redemption in the afterlife.


 

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WHITTIER BOULEVARD
Director: Michael Patrick Spillers

The story of André, a transgender Latino teen whose father refuses to provide parental consent for his transition. André runs away from home embarking on a rock ‘n roll odyssey of new friends, muses and shifting allies along the historic boulevards of East Los Angeles.


 

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Dawn
Director: Jake Graf

As dawn creeps across London, two lost outcasts meet, more afraid of themselves than each other. As the sun begins to rise, the pair are forced to look at themselves and face the harsh reality that life is sometimes what you make it, and that it takes more than the eyes to see inside a soul.


 

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Walk For Me
Director: Elegance Bratton

Hassan Kendricks is set to make his Femme Queen debut in the shimmering lights of the Ballroom scene voguing as a girl named Hanna. Two worlds collide when Mom shows up and discovers Hassan’s secret life.


 

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