TRANSCENDENT SHORTS PROGRAM
Sunday, September 23
1296 N. Wishon Avenue
Dir: Juan Carlos Zaldívar | 2016 | USA | 18 min.
J, a young trans woman in Miami, spends the weekend reconnecting with her amnesiac mother while presenting female for the first time.
Dir: Jonathan Skurnik | 2016 | USA | 27 min.
16-year-old Johanna refuses to let her mother’s rejection define her life as she continues her journey toward becoming comfortable in her own skin.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA!
Dir: Tourmaline & Sasha Wortzel | 2016 | USA | 26 min.
Happy Birthday, Marsha! commemorates Black trans activist and performer Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson and her role in instigating the 1969 anti-policing riots at the Stonewall Inn, a watershed event for the gay liberation movement.
JORDY IN TRANSITLAND
Dir: Willem Timmers | 2016 | Netherlands | 6 min.
A modern, raw fairytale, Jordy is on the brink of her physical transition, wandering in the realm between man and woman. She feels that the dichotomy is more poignant than ever – must she conform herself to fit in?