TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019 | 5:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
ENCORE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019 | 7:00 PM | GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER
Italy | 2018 | 90 minutes | Margherita Ferri | In Italian with English subtitles
In a small town in the rugged Italian Apennines, Zen, a 16-year-old genderqueer and rising-star athlete, fights to be who they want to be despite torment and social isolation. Without a lot of other options, Zen plays on an all-boys ice hockey team and is increasingly bullied for having masculine qualities. When Vanessa, the popular girlfriend of Zen’s bully, takes an interest in Zen and runs away from home to hide out at the family lodge, Zen’s world is rattled in an unexpected direction.
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Myra Sofia Hild; 2019; Denmark; 7 min.
In this beautiful animated short, as one member of a happy couple begins a transformation, the other must decide how far their love will go.
This screening is deaf-friendly.
ZEN IN THE ICE RIFT
Director: Margherita Ferri
Running Time: 90 minutes
Producers: Chiara Galloni, Ivan Olgiati
Writer: Margherita Ferri
Editor: Mauro Rossi
Music: Alicia Galli
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Content Warnings: Implied violence, non-explicit sexual situations