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Doing Gender: Trans Perspectives on Film

In this month-long program, FilmScene celebrates Pride Month with a compendium of transgender narratives, with five titles directed by trans directors or highlighting trans stories. At a time when our trans communities are threatened, FilmScene is proud to represent these stories on the big screen.

Previous Screenings

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK

2001 / USA / Harry Dodge +

Two butch transmasc grifters join forces to stay afloat in San Francisco.

SEÑORITA

2011 / Philippines / Isabel Sandoval

A transgender woman tries to leave sex work by taking care of a friend’s son and joining a mayoral campaign, but she’s hindered by an old client who controls the opposition’s campaign.

TANGERINE

2015 / USA / Sean Baker

After hearing that her boyfriend/pimp cheated on her while she was in jail, a transgender sex worker and her best friend set out to find him and teach him and his new lover a lesson.

DRESSED IN BLUE

1983 / Spain / Antonio Giménez Rico

Antonio Giménez-Rico’s landmark 1983 documentary explores the lives and loves of a group of six transgender women living in Madrid in the years following Spain’s transition to democracy

WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR

2021 / USA / Jane Schoenbrun

A teenage girl becomes immersed in an online role-playing game, digitally documenting the strange changes that take place from her attic bedroom.