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SUHRFF: Framing Agnes

Time: Sept. 23, 2022, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

20th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Framing Agnes (Chase Joynt, Canada/USA, 2022, 75 min, English)

Agnes, the pioneering, pseudonymized, transgender woman who participated in Harold Garfinkel’s gender health research at UCLA in the 1960s, has long stood as a figurehead of trans history. In this rigorous cinematic exercise that blends fiction and nonfiction, director Chase Joynt explores where and how her platform has become a pigeonhole. Framing Agnes endeavors to widen the frame through which trans history is viewed. Through a collaborative practice of reimagination, an impressive lineup of trans stars take on vividly rendered, impeccably vintage reenactments, bringing to life groundbreaking artifacts of trans healthcare (~Sundance Film Festival).

Includes Q&A with filmmaker.

Organized by festival founders Tula Goenka (NEW) and Roger Hallas (ENG), SUHRFF celebrates two decades of showcasing thought-provoking feature documentaries about social justice issues around the world. Visit the festival website for developing details.