Transgender Film Festival “TranScreen” shows special films every two months. On Saturday 9 May from 1 p.m. the films Austin Unbound and Our Compass are screened in cinema Rialto in Amsterdam. Austin Unbound is about the road to and beyond transition of deaf trans man Austin. In Our Compass young queer people with an intellectual disability tell their stories.
Every second Saturday of each odd-numbered month TranScreen rescreens a film from its latest festival. In May two films from TranScreen 2013 are shown in cinema Rialto: Austin Unbound and Our Compass. In both films we hear the stories of disabled people: deaf trans man Austin and intellectually disabled queers.
Film maker Tess Vo will be present to answer questions from the audience after the screening of the second film. A Dutch Sign Language interpreter will also be there for this session.
Cinema Rialto, Ceintuurbaan 338, Amsterdam.
The first film starts at 1 p.m.
Tickets: € 10,00. Free admission with Cineville.
Online reservation via www.rialtofilm.nl.
One wheelchair space is available. Please, contact Rialto if you wish to make use of it.
Eliza Greenwood & Sel Staley | USA | 2011 | 45’ | American Sign Language | Dutch subtitles
The film follows deaf Austin and his best friend on a road trip to finally undergo a double mastectomy. Unbound at last, Austin is eager to get on with life. His journey is an inspiration to his community and beyond as he shares his intimate insights with self-awareness and humor. Austin’s Deaf experience is portrayed in cinematic effect. For more info: www.austinunbound.com.
Tess Vo | Canada | 2009 | 30’ | English spoken | Dutch subtitles
Our Compass tells the stories of a group of young queers who are also labelled as having intellectual disabilities. These youth come together at Compass – a social group created for LGBTQ youth in Toronto – where these youth are offered a safe place to explore their identities. The participants of this documentary engage in topics such as dating, sex, gender queerness and bisexuality. Power, freedom, hope and love are words of inspiration of this sweet portrait. For more info: Tess Vo in the Journal on Developmental Disabilities.
TranScreen Fundraising Evening
TranScreen invites you to a special fundraising evening in Vrankrijk, Spuistraat 216, Amsterdam, on the same day, starting at 10 p.m. The admission is voluntary, and will be supporting the TranScreen Filmfestival.
TranScreen is a multi-day film festival with international films on themes of transgender and/or gender diversity. During TranScreen you can enjoy feature films and shorts, mainstream and experimental, professional and community films from different countries.
TranScreen is an event in which (trans)gender diversity is the norm. A public space where everyone can be themselves in a secure environment. Regardless of gender orientation or sexual preference. A place to meet up and exchange international experiences in a relaxed and spontaneous way.
TranScreen 2015 takes place from Wednesday 3 June to Sunday 7 June.
Visit our website: transcreen.org.