This years festival will showcase 21 amazing films, various city specific performance art peices, numerous Q&A’s with filmmakers, and panel discussions about the importance of Gnc&T visibility in film and art. 2013 festival highlights include, but are not limited to: A tribute to filmmaker, Christopher Lee. Lee, who killed himself in December 2012, after struggling with depression for years, revolutionalized the porn industry in the mid-1990’s when he created the first porn showcasing the trans male experience.
Additional naitonal highlights are: A 15 minute short by trans man Christian Lovehall entitled, “HISphoria: TRANS, MALE & DYSPHORIC,” a film highlighting Christians personal experience of living in a body that does not reflect how he feels about himself; four dynamic films about trans women living in coutries across the globe; the primier of a 15 minute trailer entitled, “Riot Grrrl: The Self-told narrative,” which tells the story of the counter culture, feminist, punk rock movement that influced girls to become GRRRLS; and the screening of, “Dating Sucks: A Genderqueers Misadventure,” a short exploring the pleasures and hardships of dating as a Gender Queer.
Some of our 2013 fiscal and non-fiscal sponsors include the Global Action Project (NYC), Metropolitan State University (Minneapolis), Troublefilms (Oakland), Passionale (Philadelphia).
Gender Reel, is a festival by the community for the community. We are committed to providing a space that is accessible and diverse. Individuals interested in attending, Gender Reel, should consult our website for information about venue locations, ticket prices and city-specific film and performance art schedules. Questions concerning any of our four festivals, volunteer opportunities and ways to bring Gender Reel to a city near you in 2014 should be directed to Joe @ firstname.lastname@example.org.