Category Archive: Spotlight

Aug 27

Filmmaker Spotlight: Seven King of Eden’s Garden

Gender Reel's 2015 fall festival circuit kicks off September 30th in Boston and continues throughout the months of October and November in Minneapolis, Durham, Omaha and Houston. This year, Gender Reel features 21 amazing films exploring a range of issues related to the trans and gender non-conforming experience, including premiere screenings of Eden's Garden — a short film created by …

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Mar 25

Turning 5 never felt so good!

Gender Reel, the countries only coast-to-coast film & performance art festival, turned five this year. In recognition of this, festival organizers are gearing up for an amazing year of events and screenings throughout the country.  Gender Reel, kicked off 2015 with a bang February 7 & 8, 2015 at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. This was …

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Oct 24

Gender Reel turns five in 2015!

Gender Reel 2015 is just around the corner and this year the “little festival that could” will be celebrating its 5th year birthday.  Over the past 4 years, Gender Reel, has hosted festivals in eight cities around the country – Portland, OR, Oakland, CA, Long Beach, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Omaha, NE, Kenosha, WI, Philadelphia, PA, Durham, NC. …

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Sep 01

A festival committed to accessibility!

              Gender Reel 2014 is just around the corner!  This year, Gender Reel will host festivals in five cities across the United States: Minneapolis, Long Beach, Omaha, Durham and Philadelphia. The festival features 29 films, Q&A's, panel discussions, and performance art. Since Gender Reel's onset in 2011, the festival has grown nationally in terms of how many …

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Aug 04

And what an amazing 2014 list it is!!!

Gender Reel's 2014 film list in is and all we can say is it's GREAT! This years festival(s) consists of showcasing 30 amazingly diverse films. Additionally, there will be Q&A's, guest speakers and performance art pieces. Check back here for details concerning our city specific schedules in late August.     Trans Women/Feminine How I Gave …

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Mar 19

Gender Reel hits the road this April!

On April 18 & 19, 2014, Gender Reel will host a two day festival  at The University of Wisconsin Parkside Campus. This event is the first of it's kind for Gender Reel. The festival has been working on ways to expand its offerings and bring more trans visibility to larger audiences of people, like those present at college and universities. …

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Jan 05

5 Films that Helped Enhance Mainstream Transgender Cinema!

Although Hollywood still has a long way to go when it comes to embracing transgender films and actors, there have been quite a few transgender movies that have managed to make it into the mainstream. While most of these transgender films aim to show what life is like for someone who is transgendered and society’s …

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Jun 27

In Trouble with Courtney!

  Gender Reel's Founder & Chair, Joe Ippolito, had the pleasure of interviewing one of queer porn's most notorious diva's, Courtney Trouble. Courtney, who started creating queer porn in 2002, did so in response to the lack of queer representation in more mainstream porn. At the time, her site IndiePornRevolution.com (then called NoFauxxx), to her surprise, soured in popularity, which immediately inspired …

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Jun 04

Gender Reel kicks it in 2013!

Gender Reel, is the fist and only film and performance art festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and transgender people, experiences and images, to take place in four cities across the nation. Gender Reel, was started by a group of Philadelphia based activists in 2010 and has since expanded to include three addtional cities across the …

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Apr 06

The 2013 Gender Reel Film and Performance Art Festival honors filmmaker Christopher Lee

Gender Reel, will feature two of Christopher Lee's films at the upcoming festival in September. Known for his transgressive filmmaking, Christopher Lee (48) died by suicide on December 22, 2012, after suffering for years with bouts of depression and mental illness.  Lee, served in 2002 as the first female-to-male grand marshal in the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade. He is also …

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