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Transgender Awareness Week - Movie Discussion Night


L-SETAC’s Diversity in Science Committee (the DISC) invites you to highlight the Transgender Awareness Week (Nov 13-19) with a Movie Night. Join us at 7pm on Wednesday, November 23, to discuss the documentary “Disclosure” (available on Netflix), which we invite you to view on your own time ahead of the event. DISCLOSURE is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments. Grappling with films like A Florida Enchantment (1914), Dog Day Afternoon, The Crying Game, and Boys Don’t Cry, and with shows like The Jeffersons, The L-Word, and Pose, they trace a history that is at once dehumanizing, yet also evolving, complex, and sometimes humorous. What emerges is a fascinating story of dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives. Reframing familiar scenes and iconic characters in a new light, director Sam Feder invites viewers to confront unexamined assumptions, and shows how what once captured the American imagination now elicit new feelings. DISCLOSURE provokes a startling revolution in how we see and understand trans people. The event is FREE (pay what you want - donations collected will be directed to Rainbow Railroad, a charity helping LGBTQI+ people escape state-sponsored violence). Please RSVP here - the information for the Zoom meeting will be provided ahead of the meeting.

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