International Transgender Shorts

Tuesday, May 31, 16:30 Cinematheque 2
Tickets are available at 03-6060800 ext. 9
or click on English menu and select the date at the Cinematheque web site

88 minutes

Float | Director: Sam Berliner
U.S., 2015, 4 min., English, no subtitles
This experimental short film was filmed entirely underwater. It features transgender and genderqueer people swimming in the nude to the sounds of transgender musician Rae Spoon's music.

Directors: Sergio Ingato, Mason Sklut, Maggie Sloane

U.S., 2014, 8 min., English, no subtitles
Blake is just another high school student trying to fit in with his peers – no small task for an African-American transgender youth in North Carolina.

The Great Safae صفاء الكبيرة | Director: Randa Maroufi
Morocco, 2014, 16 min., Arabic w/ English subtitles
This short film was inspired by a woman known as the great Safae, who worked for the director's family as a domestic servant.

Coming Full Circle | Director: Larry Tung
U.S., 2015, 31 min., English, no subtitles
Pauline Park, a New York-based transgender activist, visits her native Korea, where she had been adopted as baby, for the first time in over fifty years.

Alexa to Exa | Directors: Exa Zim and Christian Marsh
U.S., 2015, 17 min., English, no subtitles
In her directorial debut, Alexa looks into what, rather than who, she is, raising questions of sexual and gender identities. Employing an array of cinematic tools, she gives audiences a chance to look into her existential crisis.

True Wheel | Director: Nora Mandray
U.S., 2015, 9 min., English, no subtitles
Fender Bender is a trans/queer/women's cycling collective. The first group of its kind in Detroit, its members are dedicated to strengthening their community.

First Night Out | Director: Will Mayo
U.S., 2015, 3 min., English, no subtitles
A lady goes out to dinner by herself late one night.