Gender Reel 2017, the Twin Cities ONLY non-profit, grass roots film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and trans people, kicks off it's 7th year festival with 4 amazing film screenings. In addition to screenings, we will a small art show, two panel discussions, Q&A's and film programs with an educational and community edge.
Saturday, October 21st -- Trans in the 21st Century (Location: Augsburg College -- Sateren Auditorium, 1977 S 7 1/2 Street, Mpls)
Gender Reel kicks off our opening night with a variety of fascinating short and feature films about trans youth, parenting and the military. During the event, there will also be a sm...all art show showcasing the work of 6 queer/trans artists and two panel discussion. Films include: A Place in the Middle, Siempre Fui Alex, Becoming Johanna, A Womb of Their Own, Transgender at War and In Love, Call of Duty and Tarynn. Host: Zachary Mallory
Time: 4 PM - 9 PM
Ticket Cost: $5
Tuesday, October 24th -- Not to be missed GEMS (Location: Quatrefoil Library -- 1220 E Lake Street, Mpls).
This year's 2nd night of films include a series of captivating , informative and enlightening films about everything from trans people in jail, to coming out as gender queer, to dating. Films include: Mx. Enigma, Abreast, Spot, Dusk, That's My Sister: Transgender Life in Jail and on the Street, Ballroom Boys, Miss Diamond, Headspace and I am Isak.
Time: 6 PM - 9 PM
Ticket Cost: This is a free event
Thursday, October 26th -- Not Your Token: Trans People of Color voices in film and media (Location: Intermedia Arts -- 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls).
This year Gender Reel teams up with New York Cities Black Trans Media to bring you a night of capivating films, performances and discussion about the lives and experiences of trans people of color. BTM Founder Sasha Alexander, Content Director Olympia Perez and local radio show personality and trans activist Quinn Villagomez are collaborating on this program to bring you an amazing night of empowering film and art. Films include: Over Stigmatized, 35, Rest in Power Juan Evans, Passing, Garden of Eden & Inside My Notebook. Host: Quinn Villagomez; Program Currators: Sasha Alexander & Olympia Perez. Light snacks provided.
Time: 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Ticket Cost: $5
Thursday, November 2nd -- Back to the future: A look at trans filmmaking then and now (Location: Trylon Microcinema -- 3258 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls).
Join America In Transition Founder Andre Perez as we step back in time to view two films that set the tone for the amazing trans/GNC movement we know today. Following this, Andre will show the audience clips from his amazing new project, America In Transition. Flims include: Queens at Heart, Outlaw and episodes 1, 2 & 3 of America In Transition.
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Ticket Cost: $5
Please consult our website @ www.genderreelfest.com in mid-August for details regarding scheduling updates, film descriptions, venue information, etc.,
During this years festival, partial proceeds will go towards supporting five amazing organizations and/or groups who work with the trans and gender non-conforming community. These organizations/groups include: Reclaim, Ham Time Youth Group, Minnesota Trans-Health Coalition, American in Transition and the Transgender Veterans Association.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for our 10/21, 10/26 and 11/2 event at http://genderreel2017.bpt.me/
No one is turned away from attending our events because you cannot afford a ticket. If this is the case please contact Joe @ genderreelfest@gmail and he will place you on our Will Call list. Please include the words "need a ticket(s)" in the subject line.
2017 Sponsor: Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Mina Smith, and Family Tree Clinic.
We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.