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Beyond the Binary

Friday October 25 @ 4:00 pm

This film will also screen on Sunday, 10/27 at 1:30pm

There are more than two genders and these filmmakers explore the deep potential and power in that fact. Trans love, legacies, and longing are finally being brought to the forefront. Exclusively featuring films by trans, nonbinary, and intersex directors, BEYOND THE BINARY demonstrates the extraordinary diversity of experiences, perspectives, and approaches to storytelling in the queer and trans communities.

Total Running Time: 92 min

Q&A to follow

Presented in partnership with The Gender & Family Project of the Ackerman Institute and The Bush Films.

Part of My Girl Friday



Here With You
Dir. Nona Schamus, USA, 2018, 0:06:26, English
When Imani goes to her friend’s housewarming party, she meets a boy who piques her interest.

Dir. Daryen Ru, USA, 2019, 0:15:00, English
On a regular day at school, Micayla is outed by a former friend turned rival.

Framing Agnes
Dir. Chase Joynt & Kristen Schilt, USA, 2018, 0:19:12, English
Zackary Drucker, Angelica Ross, Silas Howard, and Max Wolf Valerio recreate interviews between Harold Garfinkel and his transgender patients, while discussing Agnes Torres’ legacy.

Dir. River Gallo, USA, 2018, 0:18:59, English
On Valentine’s Day, Ponyboi, an Intersex sex worker, looks for love and a way out of his seedy life in New Jersey.

Dir. Audrey Rosenberg, USA, 2018, 0:21:00, English
A queer teenager struggling with the onset of puberty discovers a living cave that presents them with a new skin and a chance to explore their identity.

Across, Beyond, and Over
Dir. Brit Fryer, Nona Schamus, USA, 2019, 0:11:34, English
A hybrid documentary about two trans men who used to date in middle school reconnecting over a long weekend as they develop a film about their past.


Friday October 25
4:00 pm
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Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 8
260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
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