Presented by Original Plumbing
While trans identities and lives have been seemingly embraced by the mainstream media in the past year, here we’re digging deeper, looking for fresh stories and unique characters. You’ll see a vivid selection of deeply personal films – both fiction and nonfiction – about trans and gender non-conforming individuals living complex lives, including BLACK IS BLUE, the new film from acclaimed director Cheryl Dunye, and the Outfest award-winning documentary shorts BROCKINGTON and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE.
First Night Outdir. Will Mayo, 2015, USA, 3 min
A trans woman experiences ups and downs during her first night out in public.
A Place in the Middledir. Dean Hamer, 2014, USA, 25 min
The true story of a young Hawaiian girl who dreams of leading her school’s all-male hula troupe, and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her.
The Friend From Tel Avivdir. Federica Gianni, 2015, USA, 11 min
Noam, a trans artist and immigrant living in New York, gets a surprise visit from an old friend and flame.
Floatdir. Sam Berliner, 2015, USA, 4 min
An ethereal film featuring trans and genderqueer bodies underwater.
Brockingtondir. Sergio Ingato, Maggie Sloane, 2014, USA, 9 min
An intimate film about the struggles of being a teenage transman.
Black Is Bluedir. Cheryl Dunye, 2014, USA, 17 min
A security guard in an apartment complex must confront his pre-transition past on the night of a “stud party.”
Oya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africadir. OluSeyi O. Adebanjo, 2015, USA, 30 min
Seyi, a Queer, Gender Non-Conforming Nigerian, returns home to connect with the Orisa (African God-dess) tradition and explore the powerful legacy of her great grandmother, Chief Moloran Iya Oloya.