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AUTHENTICITY: TRANS SHORTS

  • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave. Seattle, WA, 98122 (map)

AUTHENTICITY: TRANS SHORTS

These trans shorts are a testament to living authentically, whether it’s running a dog-walking business, sitting by your grandmother’s bedside, applying for a passport, or starting a revolution.

Guests in attendance: Director Courtney Hermann and subject Burton Ford of Burton Before and After

Sponsored by Capitol Cider

REBELLIOUS ESSENCE (Uporni duh)

Ana Čigon; 2017; Slovenia; 5 min.

This kaleidoscopic animation follows a psychedelic genderfluid cat’s bureaucratic nightmare at the Ministry for Cat Affairs.

FIRST DAY

Julie Kalceff; 2017; Australia; 18 min.

It’s Hannah’s first day of high school—not to mention her first day in public as a girl.

DROPPING PENNY

Jed Bell; 2018; USA; 8 min.

Two trans dog walkers race to get a pup back to her alpha butch mom (Cheryl Dunye, WATERMELON WOMAN, TWIST 2016 retrospective) in this very queer comedy.

BURTON BEFORE AND AFTER

Courtney Hermann; 2017; USA; 15 min.

Ever want to go back in time to meet your previous self? Burton puts his truth before his fear in this portrait of transition, memory, and friendship.

TIME MARCHES ON AND SO DO WE

Kim Boekbinder & Jim Batt; 2017; USA; 4 min.

Laverne Cox narrates an animated journey through trans history and resistance.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA!

Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel; 2017; USA; 14 min.

The story of extraordinary trans rights pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, in the hours before the Stonewall riots, is told with glitter, magical realism, and an eye for detail.

MATHIAS

Clara Stern; 2017; Austria; 30 min.; in German with English subtitles

Tough but claustrophobic, MATHIAS is an emotional roller-coaster ride through the eponymous character’s efforts to fit in.

Total running time: 94 min.

Content Warning: Vulgar Language, Implied Violence, and Explicit Sexual Situations

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