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Documentary Feature

Queering the Script

October 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Queering the Script

New York Premiere

Dir. Gabrielle Zilkha, Canada & USA, 2019, 85 mins

Fangirls have long been overlooked and disregarded, but Gabrielle Zilkha’s documentary beautifully honors the queer women who have consistently supported some of television’s most popularly coded shows, such as XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.

QUEERING THE SCRIPT looks at queer representation over past decades—charting its course from mild subtext to fully realized queer characters—and its impact on the women who were watching. Zilkha reorients our associations with fan culture away from cis hetero men and toward a new, intersectional audience, creating a refreshing, empathetic, and honest film about media’s ubiquitous nature and the repercussions of that, especially for queer communities. With extraordinary candor and thoughtfulness, Zilkha and her interviewees argue for necessary changes to the status quo of storytelling.

Cast: Angelica Ross, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce, Ilene Chaiken, Lucy Lawless, Tanya Saracho

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Presented in partnership with GLAAD and ClexaCon.

Preceded by short: Gamers
Dir. Searit Huluf, USA, 2018, 0:09:43

An amateur female gamer is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to try out for a pro league gaming team, only to be repressed by self-doubt.



October 26, 2019
4:00 pm
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Screening Room at The Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
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