Tribeca is joining forces with NYC Pride to celebrate the LBGTQIA+ community with the East Coast premiere of Disclosure, a documentary that takes an indepth look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender.
Leading trans thinkers and creatives like Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments.
Grappling with films like A Florida Enchantment (1914), Dog Day Afternoon, The Crying Game, and Boys Don’t Cry, and with shows like The Jeffersons, The L-Word, and Pose, they trace a history that is at once dehumanizing, yet also evolving, complex, and sometimes humorous. What emerges is a fascinating story of dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives. Reframing familiar scenes and iconic characters in a new light, director Sam Feder invites viewers to confront unfounded assumptions, and highlights what once captured the American imagination in the past, now elicits new feelings. By doing so, Disclosure provokes a startling revolution in how we see and understand trans people
Two short films will also be screened at Pride Presents. Beautiful They depicts a chance meeting that paves the way for a deeper connection, while Leaf Boat is a Welsh-language animated short film telling the story of Heledd and Celyn, who navigate the undiscovered and murky waters of entering a new relationship.
Pride Presents will take place at Spring Studios on June 17, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT. Registration is available starting today!