Watch Films by Transgender Filmmakers, Then Try 'Speed Friending' at The Seattle Public Library Nov. 12
release date: 10/19/2018
Join us for an evening of short films made by transgender filmmakers, followed by a speed friending activity, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at The Seattle Public Library, University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-684-4063.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the branch parking lot. We have two public single occupancy restrooms located upstairs and one single occupancy restroom in the basement adjacent to the event.
Tired of impersonal dating apps and looking for a way to meet other queer and trans folks in a friendly environment? Look no further! Join us for some fun movies, speed friending and refreshments. After the film screening, everyone will have a chance to get to know each other during an activity with discussion prompts.
Rebellious Essence (Uporni Duh), directed by Ana Čigon; 2017; Slovenia; 5 min. This kaleidoscopic animation follows a psychedelic genderfluid cat requesting a passport at the Office of the Ministry for Cat Affairs, only to be met by the bureaucratic nightmare of clerks demanding to know the cat’s gender.
Pastor Megan - “I Am Beautiful” on Cosmopolitan.com, directed by Jason Ikeler; 2017; USA; 4 min. Reverend Dr. Megan Rohrer opens up about faith and gender as an out transgender minister. Content Warning: swearing or verbal abuse, implied violence, discussion or depiction of rape.
Purity, directed by Pedro Vikingo; 2018; Spain; 5 min.; in Spanish with English subtitles. A refreshing, celebratory look into the truth, spirit and hearts of trans children in Spain.
Time Marches On and So Do We, directed by Kim Boekbinder & Jim Batt; 2017; USA; 4 min. Narrator Laverne Cox takes us on an animated journey through trans history and resistance. Content Warning: implied violence
Angela, directed by Sean Horlor & Steve Adams; 2016; Canada; 11 min. Explore a week in the life of Angela, a Canadian roller derby jammer and transgender rights activist.
This event is presented in partnership with Three Dollar Bill Cinema and TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival.
The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and form strong partnerships with community organizations like Three Dollar Bill Cinema and TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival to offer performance art and films that are accessible to all.