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MicroCinema: Jules Rosskam's against a trans narrative

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Thursday April 4 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Join us the first Thursday of each month for Rhizome's MicroCinema.

This month, Baltimore's Jules Rosskam will be there in person to screen his films and answer questions.

Huge thanks to Stephanie Barber for helping to curate this film series.

Jules Rosskam's against a trans narrative (2008) is a provocative and personal experimental documentary investigating dominant constructions of trans-masculine identity, gender, and the nature of community. Blending fiction, nonfiction, and experimental film genres, against a trans narrative employs a genre-busting combination of intimate diary footage, stylized dramatic scenes, spoken word performance, faux audition tapes, and roundtable interview footage to explore and initiate a dialogue between feminists, queers, and transfolk about the way we construct personal and historical narratives. Careful attention is paid to the ways generation, race, class, and culture impact our understandings of gender.

In Something to Cry About (2018) three trans-masculine identified people watch a movie or television show that makes them cry. The result is a touching and humorous short documentary that explores the difficulty of expressing intimacy between men, the complexities of desire, and the gift of a good cry.