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 Continue Reading

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 festivals are hosted yearly, as well Continue Reading

In Trouble with Courtney!

Courtney Trouble   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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

This is the story of how grrrls changed the world!

In the film, “Riot Grrrl: The Self-Told Narrative,” Filmmakers, Angie Young, and, Vega Darling, explore the dissemination of the “personal is political.” The film, which is due out later this year, explores the onset of the Riot Grrrl movement, an underground, feminist, punk rockmovement that started in the early to mid-1990s. The film highlights out the movements impact Continue Reading