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QUEERING THE SCRIPT FILM WITH QUEER CASTING AND FANDOM PANEL

  • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019 | 1:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

QUEER CASTING AND FANDOM PANEL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FILM AT 2:45 PM

Canada | 2019 | 90 minutes | Gabrielle Zilkha | Seattle Premiere

From queer subtext in the ’90s to explicit girl-on-girl romances in the present day, QUEERING THE SCRIPT charts the history of television portrayals of queer women. Award-winning director Gabrielle Zilkha (STOP CALLING ME HONEY BUNNY) interviews the creators and stars, who are integral to queer representation, and the fangirls, whose enthusiasm and activism sustain it. Featuring conversations with Ilene Chaiken (The L Word) and Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), this documentary celebrates LGBTQ+ TV fandoms, while calling for increased visibility for all queer women (particularly women of color) and battling tired tropes.

QUEER CASTING AND FANDOM PANEL

Following the film QUEERING THE SCRIPT, stay for what is sure to be a lively panel discussion tackling queer casting in film and television. We will explore how fandom and queer casting connect. Should Hollywood cast only queer actors in queer roles? What does it mean to have fans as part of the conversation of storylines and casting? Be a part of the conversation as industry professionals parse this hot-button issue. The panel will be moderated by Jeremy Blacklow, director of media entertainment at GLAAD, and is co-presented by SAG-AFTRA.

QUEERING THE SCRIPT

Director: Gabrielle Zilkha

Country: Canada

Year: 2019

Running Time: 90 minutes

Producers: Stephanie Ouaknine, Alex House

Writer: Gabrielle Zilkha

Editor: Shelley Therrien

Music: Armen Bazarian

Language: English

Earlier Event: October 13
DEAR MOM - SHORTS PROGRAM
Later Event: October 13
QUEER YESTERYEAR - SHORTS PROGRAM