Jewish Journal

Jewish Films at TG Film Fest

by Kalil Cohen

August 16, 2010 | 11:36 pm

1:30 pm screening - Queerly Drawn Lines - Community Sponsor, JQ International

TG Film Fest, presented by the Trans/Giving arts collective, features films by trans, genderqueer, and intersex filmmakers, a
DJ, live performances, and art for sale.  The TG Film Fest, LA’s transgender film festival, showcases entertaining, poignant, and intriguing visions from the queerest part of the LGBT spectrum.  From food to dating to bathrooms the festival promises affirmation and surprises for everyone.  TG Film Fest is the only event in LA dedicated to the work of established and emerging trans filmmakers.  Join us August 28th in Hollywood.

The second film screening, at 1:30 pm on August 28th, boasts two films by Jewish filmmakers, and a documentary about a trans Jewish artist, Claude Cahun.  Zsa Zsa Gershick’s Door Prize won for Best Short at the 2010 Kansas City Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.  Kalil Cohen’s The Next Gender Nation is a documentary short about the experiences of gender variant youth in Los Angeles public schools.  The 55 minute documentary Lover Other is by celebrated filmmaker Barbara Hammer.  1920’s Surrealist artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore come to life in this hybrid documentary. Lovers and step-sisters, the gender-bending artists lived and worked together all their lives. Heroic Jewish resisters to the Nazis occupying Jersey Isle during WWII, they were ahead of their times in many ways.  Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Hammer infuses this film with vigor using photographs, archival footage, dramatic interludes of a “found Cahun script”, and unique interviews of Jersey Isle residents who knew the “sisters”.  The community sponsor for this film screening is JQ International’s Trans Inclusion Committee.
The entire shorts program includes the following films:
1:30 pm Queerly Drawn Lines
These genre-blurring short films weave elements of documentary and narrative film to entertain and enlighten. Bulemic boyfriends, bathroom buddies, and “strange sisters” all have their place in this unique collection of short films.

Lil Basenji by Gina Kamenski 2 mins Door Prize by Zsa Zsa Gershick 8 mins  
Falling In Love…with Chris and Greg Episode 3: Food! by Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans 26 mins
The Next Gender Nation by Kalil Cohen 5 mins
In These Words She Says to You by Daniel Flores 7 mins  
Lover Other by Barbara Hammer 55 mins
*presented in collaboration with community sponsor JQ International Trans Inclusion Committee*

What:  TG Film Fest
When:  August 28th, 2010 11:30am - 9pm
Where:  The Renberg Theater
1125 N McCadden Pl Los Angeles CA 90038
$20 suggested donation, no one turned away
Contact phone number: 424 248 5471
Email: transgiving@gmail.com      
Website: www.tgfilmfest.com
Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135823033107433&index=1


Article written by Kalil Cohen. Visit Kalil online at www.kalilcohen.com

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