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Worlds of Possibility: Recent Trans Cinema

Since Time Magazine famously declared a “Transgender Tipping Point” in popular culture in 2014, trans filmmaking has spread across even more genres, from rom-com to sci-fi. Trans performers have exerted stronger creative influence on movies they headline. Even some films with no directly “trans” characters or plots have resonated strongly in the community, pushing our understandings of gender and embodiment. Come kick off LGBTQ Pride Month by sampling modern landmarks and hidden gems in this diverse and ever-growing international tradition.  Optional viewing: Tangerine (2015), Under the Skin (2014), No Ordinary Man (2020)

Join the Chicago International Film Festival and Nick Davis, Northwestern Professor and film critic, for a series of free interactive lectures exploring recent releases and festival films from around the world with a focus on the nuances of imagery, editing, and sound that complicate story and theme. This discussion is free and open to the public.


This event series is made possible with the support of the Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation.

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601



Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or rap access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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