Jewish Journal


January 10, 2011

Watch Transgender Short Films in Echo Park



Thursday, January 13 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA
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Featuring selections from the 2010 Los Angeles Transgender Film Fest, aka the TG Film Fest. These genre-blurring short films weave elements of documentary and narrative film to entertain and enlighten with sweet, seductive, and subversive visions from the queerest part of the LGBT spectrum. The screening includes works by established and emerging filmmakers including Iris prizewinner Lee Mi-Rang’s The Bath, and Transproofed by Andrea James and Calpernia Addams, the real-life subject of the Emmy-winning Soldiers Girl. Zsa-Zsa Gershick’s Door Prize won for Best Short at the 2010 Kansas City Gay and Lesbian Film Festival while award-winning short Queerer Than Thou has screened at over 50 LGBT film festivals on four continents. These films will make your heart twinge, melt, race, and pound. Enjoy the ride!


Tickets are $5 at the door


Of particular interest to Jewish audience members are the three films by Jewish filmmakers that will be screening this Thursday in Echo Park:

Door Prize by Zsa Zsa Gershick Public restrooms are always an adventure for a trans, two-spirit, butch boi lesbian. Zsa Zsa Gershick has screened Door Prize worldwide.  Her play “Bluebonne Court” was winner in 2007 of the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater and her two books earned the ForeWord Book of the Year Award forLGBT Nonfiction.

Lil’ Basneji by Gina Kamentsky Who owns dog identity?  Lil’ Basenji is an animated short that features voice telent by the late, great Maddie Blaustein. Gina Kamentsky creates automata and kinetic sculpture incorporating found objects, metal and electro-mechanical components. Her work has been featured in The Sunda New York Time, Metropolis Magazine, LA Style,and exhibited internationally.

Queerer Than Thou produced by Kalil Cohen and Tera Greene, dir. by Ramses Rodstein Who is the queerest of them all? With a cast representing many diverse members of the LGBT/Queer community, Queerer Than Thou explores the boundaries of identity, and the tensions that frequently exist along these borderlands. Frequent collaborators, Kalil Cohen and Tera Greene are Los Angeles based artists and producers working the mediums of film, music, and performance. Their award-winning film Queerer Than Thou has screened at over 50 film festivals on four continents. 

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