PROGRAM 1 – Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8pm

2018 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

Venue:
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, SF

Date/Time:
Friday, November 9 at 8pm

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WAR CALL

Mizz June & Kjerstin Rossi

A call to mobilization for all listening, “War Call” is the debut music video of NYC based trans hip hop artist Mizz June. Mizz June, the protege of luminary black transwomen Octavia St. Laurent and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy felt the need to address the current state of affairs for transwomen. Specifically those in her direct community, Black and Latin@ transwomen. The murders at the hands of trans amorous men, lack of supporting trans lives from activists within the black/POC communities, and hateful messaging against trans communities by the current governmental legislation created a sense of urgency for this song and video.

SANCTUARY

Jeanette Sears & Nicole Solomon

Taking place in the 1960’s, this film follows Meg and Abigail as they navigate their interaction and coping process after a brutal police raid in a gay bar.

 

OASIS

Alejandro Zuno

Ofelia goes to a gay bar called Oasis looking for her husband. This night she will not only find affliction but only an unexpected company that will bring her some peace.

 

RASPBERRY

Spencer Slovic

After falling out with his best friend, a student is forced to reckon with his past–literally. As his memories come to life, he finds himself thrust into a past at odds with his present.

 

RYAN CASSATA – DAUGHTER

Maxine Bowen & Ryan Cassata

This music video showcases award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Cassata performing his recent single “Daughter” which premiered in Billboard Magazine. He is currently editing his memoir and finishing up the recording process of a new album of original music. (Music video sponsored by TomboyX)

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA!

Tourmaline, Sasha Wortzel

Happy Birthday, Marsha! commemorates Black trans activist and performer Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson and her role in instigating the 1969 anti-policing riots at the Stonewall Inn, a watershed event for the gay liberation movement. The film interweaves imagined scenes with found archival footage to counter the endemic erasure of trans women of color from narratives of political resistance.The film stars Independent Spirit Award Winner Mya Taylor as Johnson with cinematography by Sundance winner Arthur Jafa and an original score by Geo Wyeth.