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2011 Translations

2011 Translations

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival

May 12-15, 2011

Tickets
$50 for a festival pass
$10 Opening Night (includes post-screening reception)
$8 for single tickets
$6 for single tickets for Three Dollar Bill Cinema Members. Limit two tickets per member per screening.
$5 youth & senior discount (youth are 21 and under, seniors are 65 and over). Youth and Senior discount is only available day of show at the box office. Must present ID.
Sold is a free program.

Buy a Translations Festival Pass


All tickets are $1 more at the door. Buy in advance and save!
The box office at the venues opens 45 minutes before the first show of the day. At that time you can buy tickets for any screening taking place that day. Cash and credit accepted.

 

Venues

Seattle University
Hunthausen Hall, Rm 110
901 12th Avenue (at 11th and Madison)
Seattle, WA 98122

AMC Pacific Place
600 Pine Street (4th floor)
Seattle, WA 98101

The Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Sixth Avenue Inn
2000 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

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Sold: Examining the T in TV Advertising

Thursday, May 12 7pm Seattle University Hunthausen Hall, Rm 110 FREE!

Join presenter Nadja Dee Witherbee on a ‘round the world tour of TV commercials featuring transgender characters and themes. From the early days of television to today, see how this gender identity “twist” is used in comic, sexy, and unfortunately offensive ways. Nadja Dee will examine the pros and cons of these commercial representations, show clips, and facilitate discussion on this unique and rare collection of advertisements.

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Becoming Chaz

Opening Night Friday, May 13 7pm AMC Pacific Place

Growing up as Sonny and Cher’s adorable golden-haired daughter in a body he felt wasn’t his own was a burden it took Chaz Bono years to transcend. BECOMING CHAZ invites us along on Chaz’s brave and remarkable journey of transformation. As hormone shots give way to top surgery, easy going and unflappable Chaz beams with a sense of liberation and goes public with his story, putting a very public face on a widely misunderstood issue. But with his gregarious girlfriend struggling with the new realities of living with a man, it’s made clear that sex change isn’t solely a physical transition.
Intimate and nakedly honest, the film reveals the humanity and courage it takes for Chaz to ultimately embrace his true self. His moving struggle will reverberate profoundly for anyone to whom authenticity matters.
BECOMING CHAZ, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; 2011; USA; 80 min

Your ticket to Becoming Chaz includes an Opening Night Reception at the Sixth Avenue Inn.

Watch the trailer for Becoming Chaz

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 6:15pm.

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Lost in the Crowd

Saturday, May 14 1pm Northwest Film Forum

LOST IN THE CROWD follows a group of trans and queer youth living homeless in the streets of New York City, most having been rejected by their families. Shot over eight years, this groundbreaking documentary reveals the trials they must face fighting to survive in a world hostile to their very existence, and the dreams and desires that keep them alive.
LOST IN THE CROWD, Susi Graf; 2010; USA; 75 min

Watch the trailer for Lost in the Crowd

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Girl Inside

Saturday, May 14 3pm Northwest Film Forum

This beautiful,  heartwarming coming of age story is both an intimate portrait and a thoughtful exploration of what it means to be a woman. Following 26-year-old Madison during a crucial three years of her transition from male to female, GIRL INSIDE tracks her emotional, intellectual and spiritual journey of self-discovery that is as important – if not more than – the physical journey of hormones and surgery. Sharing the spotlight is Vivien, Madison’s glamorous 80-year-old grandmother, who has taken on the job of advising her on all things feminine. While Vivien’s attempts to school Madison in old-fashioned codes of fashion and behavior are often hilarious, the juxtaposition of two vastly different experiences of womanhood, from very different generations, raises profound issues about the nature of gender, femininity and sexuality.
GIRL INSIDE, Maya Gallus; 2007; Canada; 70 min

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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This is Who I Am: Shorts

Saturday, May 14 4:30pm Northwest Film Forum

This collection of short films range from the deeply personal to the lightly comic, with revelations and confrontations happening at home, at the boxing ring, and even in the forest. Strong local films and international gems create this entertaining mix of diverse identities.

MONSTER IN THE CLOSET, Sarah Rotella, 2009, Canada, 4 min
ROBIN HOOD IS SO GAY, Broch Bender & Oscar McNary, 2010, USA, 8 min
RING FREI, Tom Weller, 2010, Germany, 6 min
THE REST OF US, Maddie Davis, Alyssa Piraino, Daniel Tayara, 2010, USA, 4 min
GENDERBUSTERS, Sam Berliner, 2010, USA, 6 min
THE LUSTY GYPSIES, Nikki Lee Taylor, 2010, USA, 8 min
SPIRAL TRANSITION, Ewan Duarte, 2010, USA, 6 min
CHRIS, Don Bapst, 2009, Canada, 5 min
SALLY’S STORY, Mark Andersson, 2011, Australia, 21 min
Total running time: 70 min

Watch the trailer for Genderbusters

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Queen Bitch

Saturday, May 14 7:30pm Northwest Film Forum

Emmanuel (Clément Hervieu-Léger) has always had bad luck stemming from the same predicament; a desperate desire for gender reassignment surgery.  So when a high risk underworld opportunity comes along that could score enough money to pay for her surgery, plus a first-class flight to Bangkok and a buttock lift to boot, Emmanuel leaps before looking.  Based on the French novel of Laurent Martin, this film noir thriller follows a desperate girl willing to do anything to change her luck and achieve her ultimate goal. 
QUEEN BITCH (La Reine Des Connes), Guillaume Nicloux; 2009; France; 60 min

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Gender Bender Singalong

Saturday, May 14 9pm Northwest Film Forum

You’ll feel mighty real singing along to this lively extravaganza of music video hits from beloved queer icons and gender bending pop stars. From 70s disco to 80s new wave and today’s hottest artists, there’s a groove for everyone of any gender! Wear your dancing shoes and let your inner voice be seen and heard!

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Photos of Angie

Sunday, May 15 1pm Northwest Film Forum

Crimes committed against people because of their gender identity, expression or status are all too common. What makes PHOTOS OF ANGIE unique is that this story doesn’t end with just another court case, but boldly goes where others leave off, exploring the transphobia of the killer himself and the culture that surrounds and supports it. PHOTOS OF ANGIE tells the complete story of what motivates this violence, providing more accurate and compelling insight that may one day help bring these crimes to a stop.
PHOTOS OF ANGIE, Alan Dominguez; 2011; USA; 55 min

Watch the trailer for Photos of Angie

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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XXWHY: A Transgender Story

Sunday, May 15 3pm Northwest Film Forum

XXWHY follows the thoughts and feelings of a young transgender man and his girlfriend living openly in India. Exploring his feelings about not having been born in a male body and the loss of experiences he yearns to have, the film is a very rare look at the life and culture of an Indian FTM making his way on the Asian continent. XXWHY was part of the specially curated KASHISH SHORTS 2010; eight Indian Queer Films from KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival that showcase the diversity of Indian queer experience and expression in contemporary times.
XXWHY: A TRANSGENDER STORY, Dr. Bharathy Manjula; 2008; India; 48 min

Playing with: REALNESS, David Barclay Moore; 2010; USA; 15 min
An African-American transman and his girlfriend talk upfront and personal about themselves and their relationship through his gender transition.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Jewels of the Street

Sunday, May 15 4:30pm Northwest Film Forum

Welcome to Schmuckstraße, which literally translates to Jewelry Road. This is where the “Jewels Of The Street,” Eva, Kelly and a sorority of closely knit working girls earn a living in St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany.  Like a real life PRETTY WOMAN documentary, you’ll peek into the trials, tribulations and triumphs that these Venezuelan women endure to support one another.  The true gem of this documentary is the excellent cinematography and editing, drawing you into the girls’ stories and connecting with even their smallest victories.
JEWELS OF THE STREET, Rosa Baches, Dirk Manthey; 2010; Germany; 74 min

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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He is My Girl

Sunday, May 15 7:30pm Northwest Film Forum

Clarinetist Simon Eskenazy has so much going on that he can’t finish his Klezmer record. His ailing, hypochondriac mother wants to move in with him and his ex-wife Rosalie and their son suddenly resurface after 10 years. He’s also trying to seduce a young gay man while carrying on a relationship with Nair, a young transgender Arab. But it’s Nair who helps Simon get his life in order, first by becoming nurse to his mother, and then showing him what he’s really looking for. A wry, intelligent “rom-com,” HE IS MY GIRL is a memorable story of lost souls finding love.
HE IS MY GIRL, Jean-Jacques Zilbermann; 2009; France; 100 min

Watch the trailer for He is My Girl

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.