Through a Different Lens | NCGLFF 2019
Shorts Program

Through a Different Lens

Burton Before and After; Candy's Crush; Framing Agnes; Grandmother and Me; How to Make a Rainbow; Marquise; My Grandson, Charlotte; Unboxed: Bailee-Rose
THEMES: Art | Documentary | Family | Transgender
 
BURTON BEFORE AND AFTER
United States / 15 min / Director Courtney Hermann

This is an intimate portrait of transition, memory, and friendship.  Fifteen years after Burton’s gender-affirming transition, his longtime friend uncovers a cache of home video from that time period and invites him to go on-camera to revisit the old footage together. Burton initially declines but has a change of heart, deciding that truth is more important than fear.

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CANDY’S CRUSH
New Zealand / 7 min / Director Roberto Nascimento

This is an intimate portrait of professional samoan/kiwi wrestler and trans woman Leilani Tominiko, better known as the super extra Candy Lee. Leilani talks about her journey as a trans woman and also her dreams of conquering the world of wrestling, following the footsteps of her biggest female idol.

FRAMING AGNES
Canada / 19 min / Co-Directors Chase Joynt & Kristen Schilt

In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Framing Agnes breathes new life into those who redefined gender in the midcentury. Starring Zackary Drucker (Transparent), Angelica Ross, Silas Howard (By Hook or By Crook), and Max Wolf Valerio.

GRANDMOTHER AND ME
United States / 7 min / Director Kat Cole

With her wedding approaching, Kat Cole creates a visual letter to her fiancé's only living grandparent, Jean, the 100-year old grandmother whom she will never meet.

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HOW TO MAKE A RAINBOW
United States / 16 min / Director Ryan Maxey

This story follows a young girl and her mother over the course of two years as they move together through transitions of home, identity and name.

MARQUISE
United States / 7 min / Director Matthew Puccini

Marquise was unemployed a year ago. Now he's making his Off Broadway debut in the New York production of "Charm," and must navigate the transition from a very private life to a very public spotlight.

MY GRANDSON, CHARLOTTE
United Kingdom / 14 min / Director Tyler Pierreson

This is the story of a transgender teen and his immigrant granddad; a Sapeur from the Congo, bond over their shared understanding of the importance of identity and of always being true to one's self.

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UNBOXED: BAILEE-ROSE
Australia / 6 min / Director Sam Matthews

Filmmaker Sam Matthews sets out to meet other gender-diverse Australian artists, challenging each of them to create new artwork based on the theme “Unboxed”. In Episode 1, we meet contemporary dancer Bailee-rose Farnham, who explores gender identity and the way our bodies are governed by society through choreography. 

$10 Individual Tickets | $85 10-Passes
(Various Countries, 91 min)
Showtimes:

Thursday, August 15

5:00pm   Cinema Two

Saturday, August 17

10:30am   Fletcher Hall

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