EVENT: AGAINST A TRANS NARRATIVE
Saturday, January 30th 3:30pm • Ellis Auditorium
Followed by an open discussion hosted by Niqolai Gryphon and Kalanthe Khaiat.
"...Arguably the best movie about gender I've ever viewed. It's remarkably intelligent, sensitive and powerful."
— Yujean Park, Feminist Review
Against a Trans Narrativedir. Jules Rosskam
2009 / USA / 60 min
Trans filmmaker Jules Rosskam's Against a Trans Narrative is a provocative and personal experimental documentary investigating dominant constructions of trans-masculine identity, gender, and the nature of community.
By sensitively framing the film through his own personal journey within the trans-masculine community, Rosskam creates an electric and original investigation into gender politics and social self-identity. Blending a gender-busting combination of intimate diary footage, stylized dramatic scenes, spoken word performance, faux audition tapes, and roundtable interview footage to explore and initiate a dialogue between feminists, queers, and transfolk about the way we construct personal and historical narratives, careful attention is paid to the ways generation, race, class, and culture impact our understandings of gender.
Becoming Susandir. Inga Dievulyte
2008 / Canada / 8 min
Toronto activist and trans-woman Susan Gapka is the subject of this documentary told in visual fragments as a metaphor for Susan's journey from pieces to a whole. The film is an exploration of the spaces around her, with Susan's story filling these personal spaces before her physical representation does.