Trans List and Mariela Castro's March
September 7, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free admission, RSVP required
HBO Documentary Films, SIFF, and Twist present the Seattle Premieres of two new films about LGBTQ identity with directors and guests in attendance for Q&A discussion. The Trans List features interviews by author and advocate Janet Mock and explores the experiences of Americans who identify as transgender. Mariela Castro's March follows the crusade of Raul Castro’s daughter (and Fidel Castro’s niece), Mariela, to establish equal rights for LGBT Cubans.
THE TRANS LIST
Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders & Film Subject Bamby Salcedo in Attendance
Directed by portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (HBO’s The Out List and The Latino List), this film features interviews by trans author and advocate Janet Mock and explores the experiences of Americans who identify as transgender. A diverse group of individuals are followed in the program, addressing identity, family, career, love, struggle and accomplishment in their own words.
HBO Debut: December 5, 2016.
MARIELA CASTRO’S MARCH: CUBA’S LGBT REVOLUTION
Filmmaker Jon Alpert in Attendance
This film follows the crusade of Mariela Castro, Raul Castro’s daughter (and Fidel Castro’s niece), to establish equal rights for LGBT Cubans. It examines the cultural and institutional homophobia that gay men faced throughout much of the Cuban Revolution, when they were often put into work camps. Emmy® winner Jon Alpert (HBO’s Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq) directs.
HBO Debut: November 28, 2016.
- Running Time: 120 Minutes