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. The festival hopes to use the event at Parkside as a test run for trying out this new model of programming in the future.
Gender Reel's Executive Chair, Joe Ippolito, has been working closely with Parkside Campus organizers to create a festival that is inclusive and representative of a range of trans experiences. "One of the new ways we hope to expand is to bring some of the films submitted to our yearly festival, which takes place in the fall of every year to colleges and universites across the country anytime throughout a calendar year, " Ippolito commented.
Gender Reel and Parkside Organziers are working to finalize a schedule for the April event. Once this is complete, an official list of films, performance art, guest speakers, and an after party social mixer will be released to the public.
Location of Event: The Unversity of Wisconsin–Parkside Campus, Student Cinema Center (900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI, 53141)
Dates & Times: Friday, 4/18 from 6 PM-9 PM; Saturday, 4/19 from 10 AM-6:30 PM.