April 24

FRAMING AGNES – Hot Docs 2022

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The PREMIERE of FRAMING AGNES at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on MAY 1, 2022

Story: The film follows a young trans woman named Agnes in the late 1950s, who participated in Harold Garfinkel’s gender health research at UCLA, to gain access to the gender affirming care she so willfully sought out. Her story was considered to be singular until 2017 when eight never-before-seen case files of other patients from the same era were uncovered. In this rigorous cinematic exercise, director Chase Joynt explores how medicine and media have set various frames of understanding for trans existence and experience. Through a collaborative practice of reimagination, a stellar cast of trans talent including Zackary Drucker(Transparent), Angelica Ross (Pose), Jen Richards(Her Story), Silas Howard (A Kid Like Jake), Max Wolf Valerio (The Testosterone Files) and Stephan Iratake on vividly rendered, impeccably vintage reenactments, bringing to life groundbreaking artifacts of mid-century trans health care.Framing Agnes won both the NEXT Audience Award and the NEXT Innovator Award at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Director: Chase Joynt (No Ordinary Man)

Screening Locations: TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre 1 – Sunday, May 1st @ 8:30pm  
Varsity Cinemas Theatre 8 – Thursday, May 5th @ 5:45pm 

Online Screening Information: Online streaming is available for five days starting on MAY 2 at 9:00 AM. All film streams are geo-blocked to Canada. More information can be found here.
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