Transgender Film Series: Gender Revolution

  • Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College 2211 Riverside Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States

Transgender Film Series: Gender Revolution, hosted by Twin Cities Pride - Twin Cities Pride and Gender Reel Minnesota present three amazing nights of free film screenings and Q&A's -- 4/5, 4/12 and 4/26. All films will be shown at Sateren Auditorium on the Augsburg College campus in Minneapolis. Opening night reception on April 5 starts at 6:30 pm.

4/5/17: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (7 - 9 pm). This documentary explores the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity. Produced by National Geographic and former Today Anchor Katie Couric, this film can help -- even the most uninformed viewer -- expand their concept and knowledge of the transgender experience. To educate herself and viewers, Couric, introduces the viewer to the people "behind the headlines" by talking with trans activists, doctors, families members and individuals around the world. #GenderRevolution

Post-Screening guided discussion: Stick around after the screening and participate in a talk about some of the concepts and ideas brought up during the film. Gender Reel Executive Director, Joe Ippolito, and Twin Cities Radio Personality Quinn Villagomez will serve as guides during this thought-provoking discussion. 

Watch the trailer at:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/gender-revolution-a-journey-with-katie-couric/videos/gender-revolution-sneak-peek/ 

Additional screening nights: 

4/12/17: FREE CECE! (7 - 9 pm). This powerful story highlights the experience of CeCe McDonald, a local, 28-year-old African American, bi-trans woman and LGBTQ activist convicted of second-degree manslaughter after defending herself against a man who assaulted her outside a Minneapolis bar in 2012. This film pushes past the everyday narratives of victimhood surrounding the lives of transgender people and highlights the way CeCe and other trans people continue to fight for the rights of trans people, despite their own interpersonal struggles. 

Post-Screening guided Discussion: Twin Cities Transgender activist Qamar Saadig Saoud will lead this captivating and curious discussion openly exploring many of the ideas expressed in the film. 

Watch the trailer at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pW8oHJ7zqg

4/26/17: Film Shorts. 

7:00 PM -8:00 PM -- From dating calamities and bathroom mishaps join us for a fun filled hour of film shorts featuring some of the funniest flicks to premiere at Gender Reel over the past 6 years. Films include: Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure (12 min), Crazy Hot (10 min), The Heartbreak of VD (13 min), Cover Up (11 min) and Faggotgirl Gets Busy In the Bathroom (4 min). 

8:15 PM to 8:45 PM -- Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgender Korean Adoptee (29 min). 

Post-screening talk with Gender Reel Executive Director Joe Ippolito. Hang out after the screening for an interpersonal chat with Joe. He wants to hear from you. What do you think about Gender Reel? How do you envision Gender Reel growing in the Twin Cities over the next 2 years? Want to be involved in helping organize? 

This film series is co-hosted by Augsburg College Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) Student Services; Augsburg College Queer Indigenous & People of Color; Augsburg College Queer Pride Alliance; Augsburg College Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Reclaim!; Transforming Families; and Family Tree Clinic. Thank you!