Thursday, 06.06.2019 at 7:30pm
The screening is followed by a talk with Mijke von der Drift on transfeminist practices beyond representations and framing.
OV/English with Turkish subtitles
Her Story (USA 2016, 60 min)
Director: Sydney Freeland
Her Story is about two trans women in Los Angeles who have given up on love, until suddenly chance encounters give them hope. Violet is drawn to Allie, a reporter who approaches her for an interview, while career-driven Paige meets James, the first man she’s considered opening up to in years. Will they risk letting what they are stand in the way of being loved for who they are?
Program curators Esra Özban and Esma Akyel says:
“Trans women in the media have long been punchlines, killers, indications of urban grit, pathetic tragedies, and dangerous sirens. Rarely have they been complex characters who laugh, struggle, and grow, who share strength in sisterhood, who seek and find love. Her Story depicts the unique, complicated, and very human women we see in queer communities, and explores how these women navigate the intersections of label identity and love. Co-written by Jen Richards and Laura Zak, directed by Sydney Freeland (Drunktown’s Finest), with cinematography by Bérénice Eveno, and produced by Katherine Fisher/Speed of Joy Productions, Her Story features predominantly LGBTQ women, on and off-screen.”
Event Guest: Mijke von der Drift
Dr. Mijke van der Drift lectures at Goldsmiths, University of London, the School for New Dance Development, and The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. They are currently preparing their book Nonnormative Ethics for publication. Mijke has been working internationally on Radical Transfeminism and is co-editor of the radical transfeminismzine. Mijke and Alex Reuter’s second film ‘ A Way of Dying..’ is currently on tour.
Screenings start at 20:00. Please make sure you arrive before the start of the film.
Travel costs of this event is funded the Embassy of the Netherlands in Germany.