TRANSLATIONS 2019 FILM GUIDE
A Guide to Every Feature and Short Playing at the 14th Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival.
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
PRE-FESTIVAL KICK-OFF: APRIL 28, 2019
Tired of impersonal dating apps? Looking for a way to meet other queer/trans folks in a friendly environment? Look no further! Join us for the fourth annual Trans Shorts & Speed Friending event for some fun movies, a friending activity with discussion prompts, and refreshments! Your new best friend could be right around the corner. Open to transgender, non-binary, gender-diverse people and allies. See you there!
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019
Fresh from its premiere at SXSW comes an incredibly timely film about Tina, a young transwoman, and her grandmother Eliana, as they navigate Tina’s transition and their struggle to build a life as undocumented immigrants in New York City.
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
Da Quebrada, a black transwoman (and self-proclaimed bixa travesty, reclaiming the Portuguese for “tranny fag”) uses spoken word, rap, and high-energy dance to explore gender, race, and sexuality in Brazil’s urban slums.
Part road movie, part experimental animation, part found-footage collage, PATERNAL RITES takes its inspiration from podcasts like This American Life and Radiolab and filmmakers such as Jenni Olson and Marlon Riggs to deeply explore the American family and its false dreams of normalcy.
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019
Manu (Manu Guevara), an eccentric trans immigrant living in France, plans on returning to her native Chile after 10 years of instability.
Featuring a cast of non-actors, HOLD ME LIKE BEFORE illustrates how everyday dramas can become symbolic guides for processing the recurring themes in our lives.
In this sci-fi film featuring a series of standalone short stories, black and brown transgender, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary persons resist oppression with their extraordinary powers.
Are you new to transgender concepts? Want to learn how to be a good ally? Join us for two short films, and then stick around for a presentation and discussion. Bring all your questions to this educational evening, and come away with a working vocabulary and a more solid understanding of how to be supportive to trans and gender-nonconforming folks!
Travel back in time to uncover stories from our collective transgender past.