VENUE: Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street, San Francisco CA)
DATES/TIMES: Friday November 8 @ 8pm Saturday November 9 @ 7:30pm *and* 9:30pm Sunday November 10 @ 2:30pm *and* 4:00pm (NOTE: 9:30pm program on Nov 9 is 18+ only)
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS FOLLOW BELOW ======================================================
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge the mainstream media's negative stereotypes of our communities. We provide opportunities for transgender and gender variant media artists, build community through our film and performance events, and engage our audiences in cross-community dialogue.
Founded in 1997 and originally named Tranny Fest, SFTFF was North America's first transgender film festival. We organized our first festival for the same reason so many other marginalized communities have organized film festivals: the absence of authentic representations of our lives and experiences in the mainstream commercial media. Originally a biennial event, SFTFF screened films and videos by transgender and gender variant media artists whose work challenged stereotypes. We primarily served filmmakers with extremely limited access to venues. After five biennual festivals, overwhelming audience demand led our organizers to begin staging the Festival as an annual event in 1997.
This year, after 11 sold-out Festivals, SFTFF is expanding to our biggest lineup ever 3 days of spectacular programs and events. To celebrate our expansion, the 2013 Festival returns to the Roxie Theater!
Join us for three days and nights of award-winning transgender cinema dynamic programs of local, national and international films by transgender and gender variant artists from around the world.
Friday November 8 @ 8:00pm OPENING NIGHT GALA: TRANSGENDER SHORTS
The Fiction of the Fix Cathy Sitzes -Be careful for what you wish for is the message an adorably cute Butch learns in this comedic romp.
Loving The Bony Scott Elliott -Arely Gonzalez has built what she believes to be New York's largest shrine to La Santa Muerte, the Holy Death. Since devoting herself to the skeletal saint, Gonzalez, who is an immigrant and transsexual, has become a leader among Santa Muerte devotees, regularly opening her doors to anyone who wishes to seek her saint's protection and comfort.
Burotrick (Austria) Christa Biedermann -An office drone finds escape and fun through gender play
Gender Games Veronica Lopez and Meg Smaker This powerful documentary follows the challenges a 51-year old transwoman faces when she returns to college level basketball.
Performing Girl Crescent Diamond -Short documentary about D'Lo, a queer, transgender, Tamil Sri Lankan American actor, writer, director and comic who got his start at age 11, performing for his family and classmates in the desert town of Lancaster, CA. Lego animations, home movies, and family snapshots paint the portrait of how his identity has changed over the last twenty years.
Change Over Time Ewan Duarte -This experimental and poetic perspective of a transman's first year on testosterone uses stop-motion and digital animation to ask "what kind of man will I become?"
Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure Sam Berliner -Episode #1 in this animated web series documents the successes, failures and confusion our hero faces trying to date as a genderqueer/trans person.
Haunted Andy Bydalek -Set entirely to music, this homage to classic haunted house motifs, stars Suppository Spelling, and follows one woman's journey from loss to redemption amidst vengeful spirits.
COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Transgender Law Center Sponsoring Donor: Ardel Thomas
====================================================== Saturday November 9 @ 7:30pm GRRRL! TRANSGENDER SHORTS
Homelands Tommy Statkiewicz -This film presents the filmmakers lived reality as a trans undocu-dreamer connecting with their metaphysical home/land(s).
MAJOR! Annalise Ophelian Extended sneak preview of the upcoming documentary about Stonewall veteran and transgender activist Miss Major. For more info visit www.missmajorfilm.com
White Man's Burden StormMiguel Florez A nightmare sequence from the musical production "White Lies," a musical theater piece that debuted at the National Queer Arts Festival in June 2013. It examines the interpersonal impacts of racism and white Supremacy in queer community.
Femme Science / Ciencia Femme Micah Cardenas -Femme Science is a performative investigation asking: can we use femme affect to create, in the mode of electronic disturbance and inspired by femme science, a femme disturbance? How can we practice a science that is magic and outside of western colonial logics?
But I'm A GenderQueer Lauren Soldano -The autobiographical meets the fantastical in this story about one person's day long journey through what some might call an identity crisis until self-love comes along.
[fractal] Mars Rosas -Sci-fi dystopia where people of color live under a fascist, white supremacist state. One person finally wakes up from this violently imposed slumber to liberate other people of color.
Diamonds Raphael Frigon and Coral Short (Canada) -Tears for queers. Tears for change.
GRRRL Vega Darling -Excerpts from the forthcoming Riot Grrrl! Documentary
Happy Toilet Lark Buckingham -Music video for San Francisco trans/queer punk wonders "Alabaster Choad." With animation too!
the ride Shawn Demmons -A man struggles for visibility with a new love interest he meets on community bike ride
COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Fresh Meat Productions Sponsoring Donor: L. & K Wachowski
====================================================== Saturday November 9 @ 9:30pm (+18 only, ID required) TRANSEX: A TRIBUTE TO CHRISTOPHER LEE
fuck/talk Courtney Trouble -Dyke and trans*-identified Hayley Fingersmith and trans*-identified Jacques LeFemme discuss gender and queerness, while showing us just how hot gender fucking can be.
Behind the Scenes: CrashPad Episode 135: Devon Wipp & Vaughn Trapp -Part interview, part blooper reel, and part porn, this Behind the Scenes video features Devon Wipp and Vaughn Trapp as they share the politics behind shooting for Pink & White Productions' San Francisco-based queer porn website, CrashPadSeries.com.
Alley Of The Trannyboys Directed by Christopher Lee; edited by J Zapata -The film that started radical transgender porn. Alley Of The Trannyboys was the first feature length erotic film with an all-trans man cast.
COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Trans Thrive / API Wellness Center Sponsoring Donor: Korvin Miller
Sunday November 10 @ 2:30PM AFTERNOON DELIGHT: TRANSGENDER SHORTS
I'm Yours Chase Joynt -Inspired by Canadian video-maker Colin Campbell, this film provides answers to your most burning questions. This is what happens when Colin Campbell and Jerry Springer meet Judith Butler.
Who Is Pauline Park Jamerry Kim -A portrait of transgender woman and activist Pauline Park.
Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles Seyi Adebanjo -Islan Nettles was beaten to death in front of a NYPD precint in Harlem. This film takes place steps away from where she was murdered during her community vigil.
7 Stages of the Closet Tylyn S. Anson -What is the price we pay for hiding ourselves? What do we lose revealing ourselves? This abstract film aims to find out.
A Year In Review Finn Paul -Honest reflections beautifully filmed about a tough year when things fell apart, connections were missed, love turned to heartache.
Please You Pioneer Winter -Part of a larger performance piece by the director, this film mixes grunge and queerness and some lively dancing
Love Bang Viet Le -sexperimental art music video for an original trilingual hip pop song (Vietnamese, Khmer and English). "Hip pop" is a fictitious cross between pop and hip hop. The disjunctured video features a star-crossed, time-traveling trans love triangle. Sounds complicated? Love is!
ONE ZERO ONE (FEATURE FILM - GERMANY) Sunday November 10 @ 4:00PM
One Zero One (Germany) Tim Lienhard -This year, SFTFF is proud to present this outstanding feature film: ONE ZERO ONE is a gorgeous full-length work from Germany. Part documentary and part fairy tale art film, ONE ZERO ONE narrates the story of two remarkable artists: BayBJane, who identifies as "the world's shortest drag queen," and the brilliant gender-queer artist Cybersissy
Roxie Theater (View)
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103