Trans Film Today — Conversation and Screening

November 15, 2019

7 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

Chris Vargas, Zachary Drucker, and Tourmaline images
Chris Vargas, Zachary Drucker, and Tourmaline

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist and creative producer. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMa PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy nominated producer for the docu-series This Is Me as well as a producer on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Amazon show Transparent.

Tourmaline makes film and installed video that highlights the capacity of black queer/trans social life to impact the world while living what is simultaneously an invisible — and hypervisible — existence. Her work includes Salacia, Mary of Ill Fame, Atlantic is a Sea of Bones, The Personal Things, Lost in the Music, and Happy Birthday, Marsha! She is also an editor of Trap Door, an anthology on trans cultural production published by the New Museum & MIT Press.

Chris E. Vargas is a video-maker and interdisciplinary artist originally from Los Angeles and currently based in Bellingham, Wash. From 2008 to 2013, Vargas collaborated with Greg Youmans to make the web-based trans/cisgender sitcom Falling In Love ... with Chris and Greg. With Eric Stanley, he co-directed the short film Homotopia (2006) and its feature-length sequel Criminal Queers (2015). He is the executive director of the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art (MOTHA), a conceptual arts and hirstory institution that highlights trans art’s contributions to the cultural and political landscape. 

This event is cosponsored by Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies; Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership; Center for Humanities; Instructional Support Committee; History Department; and the Stonewall Resource Center.

Refreshments will be served.

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