NewFest Pride: FRAMING AGNES - NewFest


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An all-star cast of trans artists and actors use a talk-show format to resurface the legacy and stories of mid-century trans lives.


(In-Person + Virtual)
Winner of the NEXT Innovator and Audience Awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, FRAMING AGNES uses talk-show storytelling techniques to share the stories of previously unknown people who redefined gender in the mid-century. In 1958, a young trans woman named Agnes entered a study about sex disorders at UCLA to get the gender-affirming care she needed, by any means necessary. In the decades since, her story was long considered to be exceptional – that is until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017.

Directed by celebrated filmmaker Chase Joynt (NO ORDINARY MAN), this illuminating investigation uses re-enactments and genre-blurring to create a new form of portraiture, and features an all-star cast of transgender artists and performers including Angelica Ross (POSE), Jen Richards, Zackary Drucker, Silas Howard, Max Wolf Valerio, and Stephen Ira. 75 min.

Filmmaker Q&A to follow in-person screening.

Part of NewFest Pride 2022
$16 In-Person Ticket | $12 for Members
Access to an in-person screening.

$30 Virtual All Access Pass | $25 for Members
Virtual access to select screenings.

$35 Multi-Film In-Person Package | $30 for Members
Access to all general in-person screenings, with the exception of FIRE ISLAND Opening Night Film + Party.

Buy an Early Bird Diamond Pass for the 2022 New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (October 14-25, 2022) and receive 2 tickets to all in-person and virtual NewFest Pride events, including FIRE ISLAND Opening Night Screening + Party (June 2 at 7PM).    

NewFest Pride is presented by Chevrolet, and is sponsored by Ketel One Family Made Vodka
SVA Theatre is NewFest's partner in this event.


Chase Joynt