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SHORTS: KNOW YOUR HIRSTORY

  • Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center 517 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)
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SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019, AT 2:30 PM AT GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER

Travel back in time to uncover stories from our collective transgender past. Total running time: 88 min.

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YOUR HEART BREAKS: “OUR FORBIDDEN COUNTRY”

Wes Hurley & Vincent Pierce; 2019; USA; 4 min. World Premiere.

Guest Scheduled to Attend.

The newest music video from Your Heart Breaks (Clyde Petersen, WE’VE BEEN AROUND, Translations 2016; TORREY PINES, TWIST 2016) travels back in time to the forbidden world of queer hookups then and now.

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MY GENDERATION: JOSIE & POPPY

Fox Fisher; 2018; UK; 5 min. US Premiere.

Josie and Poppy share their experiences, regrets, and hopes for the future in this candid and powerful discussion.

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SANCTUARY

Jeanette Sears & Nicole Solomon; 2018; USA; 9 min. West Coast Premiere.

In this homage to STONE BUTCH BLUES, a ’60s-era queer couple return home after a bar raid that sparks moments of care and disconnection.

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QUEENS AT HEART

Director: Unknown; 1967; USA; 22 min.

An unearthed archival 35mm print offers a rare and poignant glimpse into the lives of four transwomen living in pre-Stonewall New York City. Preserved as part of the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation.

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JACKIE SHANE?

Lauren Hortie & Sonya Reynolds; 2014; Canada; 8 min. Seattle Premiere.

Using shadow puppets, overhead animation, and stop-motion techniques, explore the little-known history of Jackie Shane–a flamboyant, black, queer musician whose 1963 hit song “Any Other Way” became an anthem to divas everywhere. And then she disappeared.

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CHRISTINE IN THE CUTTING ROOM (EXCERPT)

Susan Stryker; 2012; USA; 4 min.

This nontraditional reimagining of Christine Jorgensen, who in 1952 became a celebrity after sex reassignment surgery, sets in-your-face archival footage to an electronica soundtrack.

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SAFETY IN NUMBERS: A TRANS HISTORY

Melinda Friedman; 2018; Canada; 16 min. World Premiere.

This documentary explores the experiences of transgender pioneers during the 1950s and 1960s, and the voices of contemporary trans youth.

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FRAMING AGNES

Chase Joynt & Kristen Schilt; 2018; Canada/USA; 20 min. West Coast Premiere.

With the recently uncovered files of 1950s transgender patients at UCLA Medical Center, today’s trans culture-makers Zackary Drucker (Transparent), Angelica Ross (HER STORY, Translations 2016), Silas Howard (BY HOOK OR BY CROOK, Translations 2016), Max Wolf Valerio (The Testosterone Files) and Chase Joynt (GENDERIZE, Translations 2017) travel back in time to breathe new life into these long-silenced pioneers.

Content Warnings: Implied violence, vulgar language, discussion of harassment and discrimination, non-explicit sexual situations, moments of violent or disturbing images, & dated language that may offend some audience members.