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Trans Shorts & Speed Friending
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Trans Shorts & Speed Friending
WhereUniversity Branch
Room LocationMeeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummarySPL, along with Three Dollar Bill Cinema and TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, presents Trans Shorts & Speed Friending, a fun evening of shorts made by transgender filmmakers, followed by Speed Friending.
DescriptionTired of impersonal dating apps and looking for a way to meet other queer/trans folks in a friendly environment? Look no further! Join the Seattle Public library and Three Dollar Bill Cinema for some fun movies, a friending activity with discussion prompts, and refreshments!

Film Descriptions

Rebellious Essence (Uporni Duh)
Ana Cigon; 2017; Slovenia; 5 min.
This kaleidoscopic animation follows a psychedelic genderfluid cat requesting a passport at the Office of the Ministry for Cat Affairs, only to be met by the bureaucratic nightmare of clerks demanding to know the cat’s gender.

Cosmopolitan.com’s “I Am Beautiful”: Pastor Megan
Jason Ikeler; 2017; USA; 4 min.
Reverend Dr. Megan Rohrer opens up about faith and gender as an out transgender minister.
Content Warning: Swearing or Verbal Abuse/Implied Violence/Discussion or Depiction of Rape

Purity
Pedro Vikingo; 2018; Spain; 5 min.; in Spanish with English subtitles
A refreshing, celebratory look into the truth, spirit, and hearts of trans children in Spain.

Time Marches On and So Do We
Kim Boekbinder & Jim Batt; 2017; USA; 4 min.
Narrator Laverne Cox takes us on an animated journey through trans history and resistance.
Content Warning: Implied violence

Angela
Sean Horlor & Steve Adams; 2016; Canada; 11 min.
Explore a week in the life of Angela, a Canadian roller derby jammer and transgender rights activist.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

We have two public single occupancy restrooms located upstairs and one single occupancy restroom in the basement adjacent to the event.

The event is located in the basement meeting room of the library. If folks have accessibility needs, they can go around the building to the alley on the north side and get buzzed in. There is one ADA parking spot located in the alley as well.
Contact Phone206-684-4063
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Contact InfoUniversity Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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