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Framing Agnes

Directed by Chase Joynt

Release: 2022
Runtime: 75
Country: U.S.
Language: English

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. Through a collaborative practice of reimagination, an all-star cast of trans performers, artists, and thinkers – including Angelica Ross (Pose), Jen Richards (Mrs. Fletcher), and Zackary Drucker (Transparent) – take on vividly rendered, impeccably vintage reenactments, bringing to life groundbreaking artifacts of trans history. 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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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Color: Color


Venue City Date
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1672808400January 4 - January 8, 2023
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1686628800June 13, 2023
Brattle Theatre Cambridge 1675400400February 3 - February 6, 2023
County Theater Doylestown 1687060800June 18, 2023
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Notre Dame 1676523600February 16 - February 18, 2023
Dietrich Theater Tunkhannock 1676869200February 20 - March 6, 2023
Film Forum New York 1669957200December 2 - December 15, 2022
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1673586000January 13 - January 19, 2023
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1674795600January 27 - February 2, 2023
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1675141200January 31 - February 2, 2023
Hippodrome Theatre Gainesville 1673586000January 13 - January 22, 2023
Images Cinema Williamstown 1678078800March 6, 2023
Laemmle Theatres Los Angeles 1670994000December 14 - December 20, 2022
Lark Theater Larkspur 1674795600January 27 - February 2, 2023
Minor Theater Arcata 1674968400January 29 - January 31, 2023
Northwest Film Forum Seattle 1674018000January 18 - January 29, 2023
Ragtag Cinema Columbia 1688011200June 29, 2023
Roxy Cinema New York 1673413200January 11, 2023
Suns Cinema Washington 1675832400February 8 - February 10, 2023
The Beverly Theater Las Vegas 1679889600March 27, 2023
The Myrna Loy Helena 1675918800February 9, 2023
The New Parkway Theater Oakland 1672549200January 1 - January 8, 2023
The Smith Center for the Arts Geneva 1675918800February 9, 2023