Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s annual Translations Film Festival, its annual May festival focusing on films by and for the transgender community is growing up. For the 12th annual installment it’s expanding to what is considered a full length 11 day festival from its previous incarnation as a 4 day festival. It all begins on Thursday, May 4th at the Egyptian on Capitol Hill with the documentary FREE CECE! about CeCe McDonald’s fight to be recognized as a transwoman in the judicial system. It continues through Sunday, May 14 with the closing night film, DIE BEAUTIFUL, a feature film from the Philippines screening at Northwest Film Forum. During the festival, over 70 films will be screened from countries all around the world.
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Here are more highlights from Translations 2017 which also includes live events and parties:
Welcome to the 12th Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival!
This year we have expanded to be the largest transgender film festival in the world!
OPENING NIGHT! FREE CECE!
This powerful documentary told by CeCe McDonald and Laverne Cox chronicles CeCe’s unjust incarceration in a men’s prison and her role as the movement’s icon confronting violence against and incarceration of transwomen of color. CeCe and director, Jac Gares, in attendance!
Joe Stevens and special guest Ben Wallace, subjects of REAL BOY, perform a one-night only concert at Translations!
An Iranian-Armenian transman who immigrated to the US in childhood travels to Armenia for the first time to seek a marriage blessing and approval from those who must transcend their culture in order to accept him.
When Sadie’s mom gives her a one-year transit pass her whole world opens up. Sadie is befriended by Miami and her clique of queers and misfits. Has she finally found a place where she belongs? Or will old insecurities and crushes a get in the way?
Closing Night! DIE BEAUTIFUL
By weaving together her present-day glamorous wake with her extraordinary and challenging past, this acclaimed feature paints a beautiful portrait of Trisha, a Filipina transwoman. Best Actor Winner at the Metro Manilla and Tokyo International Film Festivals.
These are just a few of the highlights from this year’s expanded festival with over 70 films from 20 different countries, 6 different shorts programs, special guests and live events to choose from!
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