Chosen: Short Film Collection
Guest curated by Kieran Medina, this shorts program features four short films by trans and nonbinary directors about the ways queer and trans people manifest family, navigate family, and expand our understandings of family. Through conversation, through humor, through poetry, through storytelling, each program offers a profound reflection on the meaning of family and the trans experience.
Introduction: Kieran Medina, Guest Curator
Guest curator Kieran Medina introduces the short film collection he personally selected for Chosen: Transgender Reflections on Family.
Kieran Medina (they/he) is a community curator, using art, film, music and events to bring people together. He is a queer Latinx trans man and a tender masculini...
Femme Queen Chronicles, Episode 1: The Clock
Chanel and her friends Eryka, Amirah, and Shevon all are just trying to make it through the day without getting clocked as trans women - or clocking someone else over the head on the way.
Two Sons and a River of Blood
A queer woman is pregnant. The self-made family unit of two dykes and a trans man imagine a kind of erotic magic that will allow for procreation based solely on desire. A parallel emerges between the pregnant body and the trans body, as the techno-sex act becomes the key and a pyramid becomes th...
New Deep South: House of JXN
A group of queer and trans people in Jackson, Mississippi form a social structure called Rainbow Families. House of JXN follows them as they come together to offer each other support, protection, and love in the Deep South.
Ni Aquí / Ni Allá (Nor Here / Nor There)
Centering on a conversation with their mother, filmmaker Ley Comas charts their struggle to find a middle ground between them and their family with respect to their gender identity.