Framing Agnes

Directed by Chase Joynt

Release Year: 2022
Running time: 75
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres:
Subjects: LGBTQ , Health
$349.00 - With PPR
$499.00 - With DSL
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MSRP: $599.00
Screening Info
Directed by: Chase Joynt
Writer: Chase Joynt, Morgan M Page

The pseudonymous Agnes was a pioneering transgender woman who participated in an infamous gender health study conducted at UCLA in the 1960s. Her clever use of the study to gain access to gender-affirming healthcare led to her status as a fascinating and celebrated figure in trans history. In this innovative cinematic exercise that blends fiction and nonfiction, director Chase Joynt (No Ordinary Man) uses Agnes’s story, along with others unearthed in long-shelved case files, to widen the frame through which trans history is viewed. Through a collaborative practice of reimagination, an all-star cast of trans performers, artists, and thinkers – including Angelica Ross (Pose), Jen Richards (Mrs. Fletcher), and Zackary Drucker (Transparent) – take on vividly rendered, impeccably vintage reenactments, bringing to life groundbreaking artifacts of trans history. This collective reclamation breaks down the myth of isolation among transgender history-makers, breathing new life into a lineage of collaborators and conspirators who have been forgotten for far too long.

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Awards

Audience and Innovator Awards (NEXT) – Sundance Film Festival

 

Official Selection – Outfest Film Festival

 

Official Selection – Frameline Film Festival

 

Official Selection – NewFest Pride

 

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