T Time Short Film Program
MIX is continuing the tradition of curating a short film program centered around the experiences of trans people. The importance of trans representation in cinema is more crucial than ever and we are determined to keep highlighting the amazing work that is being created, often against all odds. Like the full-length features with trans characters in this year’s selection, all trans roles portrayed in this short program are exclusively played by trans actors. Disforia Heidi Hartwig, Lio Mehiel / USA, 2018 English without subtitles TW: Transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming A psychological thriller that follows a gender-queer person, who returns home to find his family has left. Push Pink Kai Tillman / USA, 2017 English without subtitles A trans man’s conflict using the public restrooms takes him on a journey to find some answers. Fran This Summer Mary Evangelista / USA, 2018 English without subtitles The lovebirds Francis and Angie spend the summer together while Fran begins their transition. Nirvana Jess Kohl / UK, 2018 English without subtitles The village of Koovagam hosts the largest festival for trans women in Asia. Gender Cherish Oteka / UK, 2018 English without subtitles Exploring the lived experiences of PoC LGBTQ+ people existing beyond the binary. Poppy & Josie Fox Fisher / UK, 2018 English without subtitles An intimate conversation between two trans women: Poppy, age 11 and Josie, age 70. Desperately Seeking Shavers Emmett Aldred / Australia, 2018 English without subtitles About the significance of facial hair in expressing gender identity. Pirate Boys Pol Merchan / Germany, 2018 English without subtitles A hybrid form of documentary and fiction and a journey into flesh, words and desire. Blackn3ss Diego Paulino / Brazil, 2018 Portuguese with English subtitles Nominated to the Lili Award Between melanin and far away planets, a dive into the journey of the black youth of São Paulo. The Cinematheque has level access.
October 30, 2019 • 19:00