More great films and events from the 13th annual Translations Film Festival happening now through Sunday, May 12, 2018 including live comedy, a program for non-trans people on how to be a good ally, and a classic silent film with live music!
Monday, May 7, 2018 | 6:00 PM
Tired of impersonal dating apps and looking for a way to meet other queer/trans folks in a friendly environment? Look no further! Join us for the second annual Trans Shorts & Speed Friending event for some fun movies, a friending activity with discussion prompts, and refreshments! Your new best friend could be right around the corner. See you there!
Short 1: (I KNOW YOUR) FACE
C. Hudson Hwang; 2014; Canada; 3 min.
Told from the perspective of the narrator, this black-and-white music video explores trans identity across all segments of society, with an overlay of diverse faces over that of the narrator’s, challenging viewers to reconsider their definition of humanity and gender.
Short 2: SUNUNÚ: THE REVOLUTION OF LOVE
Olivia Crellin; 2017; Ecuador; 25 min.; in Spanish with English subtitles
The desire to start a family against all odds puts one couple to the test as they face international scrutiny for their unconventional circumstances. This film shows the challenges they face being trans activists in the public eye while also becoming new parents.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Join us for an evening of hilarity with Seattle-based comedian, writer, and comic book reader El Sanchez. Their conversationally cynical yet upbeat comedic style weaves together a unique mix of embarrassing personal stories, nerdy obsessions, social politics, and possible overshares, making light of their own moments of social incompetence while also skewering oppressive social norms. They have been called “fearless” by City Arts Magazine and “a grumpy nugget of delight” by writer/activist Lindy West, and Grammy Award–winning singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson (The Moldy Peaches, JUNO) has cited Sanchez as her “favorite underground Northwest comedian.”
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Join us May 9th for this year’s third film in the Three Dollar Bill Wednesday series: a 100-year anniversary screening of I DON’T WANT TO BE A MAN, a gender-bending silent film from Germany, accompanied with a live piano score by local musician Katie Kuffel!
6:00pm – Box Office opens (beer and wine available for purchase in the lobby)
6:55pm – Announcements
7:00pm – Film screening & live piano accompaniment
I DON’T WANT TO BE A MAN
(Ernst Lubitsch; 1918; Germany; 45 min.)
A teenage tomboy wearing a lace bonnet cries out, “Why wasn’t I born a boy?” Tired of being bossed around by a strict guardian, Ossi Oswalda’s character dresses in masculine clothing in order to have more fun, but discovers that it’s not as easy as it appeared. What ensues is a gender-bending comedy that was decades ahead of its time.
$3 Members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema
$13 Not-Yet-Members (AKA General Admission)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Are you new to transgender concepts? Want to learn how to be a good ally? Join us for a heartwarming documentary short, CREATING GENDER INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS, and then stick around for a discussion with Michael Woodward and Nikki Neuen from of Gender Diversity, a local organization that provides education about gender-inclusive schools, support groups for families, and the Gender Odyssey conferences. Bring all your questions to this educational evening, and come away with a working vocabulary and a more solid understanding of how to be supportive to trans and gender-nonconforming folks!
Short: CREATING GENDER INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS
Jonathan Skurnik; 2016; USA; 21 min.