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BECOMING COLLEEN

  • Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center 517 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 AT 12 PM AT GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER

Ian W. Thomson; 2019; Australia; 58 min. US Premiere.

Bagpiper, film projectionist, and self-proclaimed shoe fetishist are only a few of the terms that describe Colleen, the captivating subject of this Australian documentary. At 85 years old, Colleen is finally able to live her life as the woman she’s always dreamt of becoming. However, she must juggle her transition with the burdens of aging: the death of a cherished loved one and her relocation to a Catholic retirement home begin to take their toll. With the support of her close-knit community, Colleen takes the viewer on an intimate, personal voyage through her fascinating life.

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FOR NONNA ANNA

Luis de Filippis; 2017; Canada; 13 min.; in English and Italian with English subtitles

As she begins to find her place as a woman in the family, a trans teen is left overnight to care for her Italian grandmother, who is coming up against the limitations of her aging body. A moment of vulnerability unites the two women.

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GRANDMOTHER AND ME

Kat Cole; 2018; USA; 7 min.

In a visual letter to her fiancé’s 100-year-old grandmother, filmmaker Kat Cole explores the heartache of maintaining a relationship with a transphobic family member.

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THERE YOU ARE
Lisa Donato; 2018; USA; 16 min.

Jessica, a trans lesbian (played by Jen Richards, HER STORY, Translations 2016) journeys home, navigates mixed family reactions, and makes a final, life-changing connection with her grandmother in this artistic and thoughtful short.

Content Warnings: Nudity & depiction or discussion of suicide.