TransGeek

2018
U.S.
82 min.

Schedule

Sunday, Apr. 28 at 1:00pm
FREE (ticket required from box office)

“TransGeek” brings together the stories of transgender people working in the tech industry and participating in geek and gamer cultures. The film documents people who, in pursuit of their passions, risked their careers and lives to be their authentic selves; who persevered in an industry that undervalues women, LGBTQ folk, and people of color; who found themselves in the pages of science fiction and fantasy or, when they didn't see themselves represented, wrote their own stories; and who turned to the Internet to build communities that transcend geography and bigotry only to find themselves again the target of hatred and harassment. “TransGeek” allows transgender people to tell their own stories in their own voices, using in-depth interviews conducted over a period of several years to explore the lives, hobbies, politics, careers, and thoughts of transgender geeks. The film features an original score composed by Zoë Blade, a British electronic musician and transgender woman.

Shown with:

Listen (Jake Graf, U.K., 2018, 4 min.): Featuring young trans actors, this short frankly depicts some of the myriad struggles experienced daily by trans children and teenagers.

Director

Kevin McCarthy & Sayer Johnson

With Guests

With co-directors McCarthy and Sayer, crew members, and subjects.

Sponsored by

Robert Pohrer & Donnie Engle