Transgender Awareness Week 2020: Disclosure Screening
Join us for a series of film screenings and discussions in recognition of Transgender Awareness Week! Please note that this screening will be held via Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) with follow up discussion via Zoom.
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, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, MJ Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, 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.
Important View Notes:
You must have a Netflix account to access this event. If not, Netflix is offering a 30-day free trial for new subscribers.
Download NetflixParty.com on your Google Chrome browser.
Join the party by clicking “Join event location” in the section above. Please note that the link will not become available until approximately 15 minutes before the event.
Then, click on the “NP button next to the address bar. Must be watched on a computer. This will not work on your cell phone or TV.
Please note that Netflix Party has become Teleparty. This should not impact functionality, but maybe require you to search the new version if you have not yet installed it.
This event is part of the Transgender Awareness Week 2020, sponsored by the LGBTQ+ and Allies Committee, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Office of Residential Life and Housing, the Garden City Cathedral, the Center for Student Involvement, the Student Counseling Center, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Program, the LGBTQ+ and Allies Alumni Affinity Group, and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance.