Program Type:Civic Engagement, History, Movies, Older Adults
Ideal Ages:17 and up
Please join us for Doc & Talk; a relaxed book-club style documentary and discussion series. Each film selection will be available for streaming on kanopy.com and elsewhere. Watch the film on your own anytime leading up to our online video discussion the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm. Then simply CLICK THIS LINK TO JOIN THE CHAT, we look forward to seeing you!
"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. 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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