Thu, Oct 28, 2021

7 PM – 9:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Johnson Center Cinema

Fairfax, Virginia, United States




The Visiting Filmmakers Series is pleased to host a screening of the documentary Disclosure, followed by a discussion with its director, Sam Feder, and editor, Stacy Goldate.

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.

This event is cosponsored by: Film and Video Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Questioning (LGBTQ+) Resources Center, Women and Gender Studies, and University Life.


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Co-hosted with: University Life, Women and Gender Studies, LGBTQ+ Resources Center, English Department, Film at Mason, Visiting Filmmakers Series (OWNER)

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