Feeling Community in Contemporary TransCinema

Shorts Program compiled from TranScreen Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival 2013, presented by xart splitta.23. October 2013, 7:30pm – screening starts at 8pm
@ kfetisch, wildenbruchstr. 86 · corner with weserstraße, neukölln
Facebook eventwheelchair-accessible
donations very welcome

Language/sprache: mainly English – deutsche flüsterübersetzung für diskussion und moderation – filme hauptsächlich auf englisch – dt. untertitel bei austin unbound

Eliza Steinbock and Maja Mirkovic, members of the TranScreen collective, will shortly introduce the film program specially prepared for xart splitta and moderate the discussion afterward. How does film address interdependent discrimination in ways that counter invisible stigma? They will frame one possible way to view these films: as ways towards recognizing yourself to be in a community through having a shared “feeling”. These films have genres ranging from music video, to animation, experimental, narrative, and documentary. What kind of affinities are formed, and which feelings bind?
Narcissus – Coral Short 2011; Canada; 2:27 min.
A trans man notices himself in a mirror, becomes transfixed and starts flirting, culminating in a passionate kiss.Lean like a Chicha – Lonnie Tristan Renteria 2011; USA; 4 min.
Meet Chicha, a lesbian chola fashionista in this hilarious hiphop parody.

The Hawker – Elisha Lim & Coco Riot 2012; Canada/Singapore; 1:48 min.
Artist Elisha Lim recounts their earliest memory of meeting another trans person in this delightful animation.

Misadventures of Pussyboy: Sick – Alec Butler 2001; Canada; 6 min.
When bashed at school, Alick and Kay share the power of reclaiming hurtful words like “sick”.

Putting the I in trans – Steen Starr 2012; Canada; 5:11 min.
Humorous mini-interviews about tra(i)ns pride Toronto.

Austin Unbound – Eliza Greenwood & Sel Staley 2011; USA; 45 min.
This film follows Austin, who is hearing impaired, and his best friend on a road trip to finally undergo a double-mastectomy.
(englisch mit deutschen untertiteln)