Film

An Evening with Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel

 
 
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
  • 7PM
 
 
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On the occasion of the New York premiere of their new collaboration Happy Birthday, Marsha!—about legendary transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson—this program brings together a selection of quietly radical short films by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel, which offer moving considerations of queer and trans identities both past and present.

Post-screening Q&A with Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel

 
River of Grass

Dir. Sasha Wortzel
2018, 7min, work-in-progress

 

A poetic meditation on the Florida Everglades’ fugitive past, present, and future inspired by the writings of feminist environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

 
Paint It Again

Dir. Sasha Wortzel
2011, 5min

 

A home shared for forty years becomes a museum of memories for the partner who remains in this ruminative consideration of love and loss.

 
 
 
The Personal Things

Dir. Tourmaline
2017, 3min

 

In this animated short, legendary black trans activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy describes her philosophy of resistance.

 
 
Atlantic Is a Sea of Bones

Dir. Tourmaline
2017, 7min

 

Inspired by the eponymous poem by Lucille Clifton, this striking experimental work evokes the memories and experiences of performer Egyptt LaBejia in a wash of entrancing, neon-saturated images.

 
 
 
Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Dirs. Tourmaline & Sasha Wortzel
2018, 13min
New York Premiere

 

A portrait of iconic transgender artist and activist Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

 
 
 
 
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