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Totally Transfixed | QUEER SHORTS!

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Totally Transfixed | QUEER SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Saturday, September 24 7:30 PM Buy Tickets

Description

From charming narratives to experimental musical shorts, these films are jam packed with stories from the queer, trans, and gender nonconforming communities; from dealing with everyday dysphoria to coming home for Thanksgiving for the first time after transitioning. In HARD PACK, a young trans guy (played by model/musician Madison Paige) takes too much testosterone and experiences the rush of consequences; a queer Vietnamese American teen attempts to piece together and understand their mom’s experience as a Vietnam War refugee in NUOC; and a young Israeli transgender man reconnects with his childhood friend for the first time since his transition in THE FRIEND FROM TEL AVIV.

In This Program


  1. Dear Armen

    Kamee Abrahamian / Armenia / 2015 / 5 mins
    An experimental journey into the memoirs of Armen Ohanian; an enigmatic writer, performer, and survivor of the early 20th-century anti-Armenian pogroms.

  2. The Friend From Tel Aviv

    Federica Gianni / USA / 2015 / 11 mins
    Noam, a young Israeli transgender man, is nervous and excited to reconnect with his childhood friend Natan at a party.

  3. Hard Pack

    Emmanuelle Pickett / USA / 2015 / 11 mins
    Quinn (played by model/musician Madison Paige), born a female, is ready to become a man. After taking an enormous dose of testosterone, the world changes.

  4. Nuoc

    Quyen Nguyen-Le / USA / 2016 / 6 mins
    A queer Vietnamese American teen attempts to piece together and understand their mom's experience as a Vietnam War refugee.

  5. Ryans

    Rain Valdez / USA / 2016 / 14 mins
    A trans woman named Tori goes on a blind date with a man named Ryan - the same name as her ex. Tori and Ryan hit it off, but can she date another Ryan after swearing them off for good?

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    Take Me To The Sea

    Amy West / USA / 2016 / 5 mins
    A young adult experiencing everyday discomfort with the gender they were assigned at birth must address their dysphoria head on when it manifests as a sinister, humanoid monster.

  7. Tear Jerker

    Amy Adler / USA / 2016 / 15 mins
    When a trans guy is faced with difficult life circumstances, he has to find a new way to express old feelings.

  8. Transcend

    Kai Towns / USA / 2016 / 17 mins
    A transman (Kingston Farady), who hasn’t seen his family in years, unexpectedly returns home for Thanksgiving.


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Totally Transfixed | QUEER SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Saturday, September 24 7:30 PM Buy Tickets

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