No side characters or supporting roles here—these breathtaking shorts centre trans women as change-makers, artists, and romantic leads.
Teen sweethearts grow closer as one begins her transition over the summer break.
Fran this Summer | Mary Evangelista | USA | 2017 | 11 min
Trans women are featured both on screen and in the director’s chair in Reina Gossett’s documentary-hybrids, which deftly combine elements of trans history, visual poetry and performativity. With reverence paid to Black queer and trans women, including Marsha P Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Lucille Clifton, and Egypt LaBeija, these two films are must-sees.
Happy Birthday, Marsha | Reina Gossett, Sasha Wortzel | USA | 2017 | 10 min
Atlantic is a Sea of Bones | Reina Gossett | USA | 2017 | 7 min
Alexe and her bestie Carl blur the boundaries of their long-standing friendship when they decide to have sex for the first time. This sensitive and seductive drama won Best Short Film at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Pre-Drink | Marc-Antoine Lemire | Canada | 2017 | 24 min
Films in this program are rated 14A.