Deep Stealth Productions’ short film “Casting Pearls” will screen four times at the Jacob Burns Film Center as part of Out at the Movies: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender films from May 15-28, 2008. Sponsored by Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan.
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Sunday May 25 @ 4:45pm
Monday May 26 @ 7pm
Tuesday May 27 @ 6pm
Tuesday May 27 @ 7:55pm
Tickets are $6 for members, $10 for non-members.
It will screen with the transgender gospel documentary The Believers.
“Engaging…might set more than a few conservative Christian mindsets reeling.” (Variety)
Full of rousing gospel music, The Believers profiles the award-winning Transcendence Gospel Choir, the world’s first transgender group of its kind. As we see and hear the chorus rise from shaky beginnings to its impressively polished presence today, we follow some of its members through their transformation and as they battle fears that changing one’s gender goes against the word of God. An illuminating portrait of the complex intersection between faith, gender identity, sexuality, and social justice. Directed by Todd Holland. 2006. 80 m. NR. US. Frameline.
A short comedy starring the incomparable Calpernia Addams as an actress on a hectic series of auditions. She’s bombarded by comments both funny and cruel, but she carries on, an example to transgender people everywhere. Directed by Andrea James. 2007. 7 m. NR. US. Frameline.
The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to: presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting visual literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community.
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