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Framing Agnes + Guest Cyd Sturgess

August 20, 2022 @ 20:45 23:00

In this extraordinary, internationally acclaimed documentary, a cast of trans actors take you through the story of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and accessibility to care. Agnes, the pioneering, pseudonymised trans woman who participated in Harold Garfinkel’s gender health research at UCLA in the 1960s, has long been the figurehead of transgender history. A remarkable story in the form of a 1950s talk show, that challenges scientific discourse based on archived interviews.

After the movie there will be an aftertalk with Cyd Sturgess hosted by Transcreen Filmfestival.


Film Facts

Country: Canada
Year: 2022
Genre: Documentaire
Length: 75 minutes
Director: Chase Joynt
Language: English with English subtitles


Aftertalk ‘Transgender Representation in Film’ by Laura Kok (TranScreen) with Cyd Sturgess. Cyd (they/them) is a film festival researcher and historian. Cyd has published articles on queer and trans femininities and is now busy with a project on the importance of identity and community to transgender film festivals in Europe.