Anthology Film Archives


December 1 – December 5

This spring, Anthology inaugurated “The Cinema of Gender Transgression: Trans Film,” an extensive, ongoing series exploring the ways in which the cinema has intersected with the experiences, struggles, and ideas within the transgender community. Organized with the participation of a variety of guest curators, the series showcases historical films that have reflected or explored the concept of gender transgression as well as the growing body of works emerging from the transgender community itself.

Transgender issues hold a more prominent place in the national conversation today than ever before, though gender transgression and the experiences of transgender individuals have always existed. This series aims both to call attention to those films that dared to question gender norms in periods when even to broach the topic was considered controversial, and to provide a platform for contemporary transgender filmmakers, artists, and curators.

“The Cinema of Gender Transgression” is curated in collaboration with Joey Carducci. Throughout the series, other guest curators will contribute programs as well; this chapter features a screening selected and presented by Leeroy Kun Young Kang.

Special thanks to Chino Scott Chung; Maya Scott Chung; Rebecca Cleman (EAI); Leeroy Kun Young Kang; Lasse Långström; Madsen Minax; Shivan Nester; Oliver Sage; Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore; Sara Truscott; Wu Tsang; and Jae Zapata.

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