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Sager Series: Black Trans Lives Matter

The Sager Series and Film and Media Studies Present:
Black Trans Lives Matter: Recent Independent Cinema

Screening of shorts program and panel discussion on November 17, 2020 at 7PM EST
Films streaming from November 10-17

Register for the November 17th event & receive your streaming link here!

Pier Kids 
(Elegance Bratton, 2019, 85 min.)
Homeless queer and trans youth of color hang out at Christopher Street Pier, forging their own chosen family. Vulnerable but fearless, these eloquent youth remain hopeful even as they
contend with homophobia and abuse.

Black Trans Shorts Program (73 min.)

Walk for Me
(Elegance Bratton, 2016, 12 min.)
A teenager’s self-discovery in New York’s ballroom scene conflicts with her mother’s

(J. Mitchel Reed and Lucah Rosenberg-Lee, 2015, 22 min.) 
Three portraits, including one of filmmaker Rosenberg-Lee, explore what life is like for a black
man when no one knows you are transgender.

(Daryl B. Jones, 20 min.)
Cookie, Janetta, and Ronjah bring you into their world as they fight gentrification in San

Francisco’s Tenderloin district.

Legendary: 30 Years of Philly Ballroom 
(Raishad Hardnette, Lauren M. Schneiderman, Cassie Owens, 2019, 19 min.)
A look at the effort to preserve Philadelphia’s ballroom scene, a Black and Latinx LGBTQ safe-space that has endured for 30 years.



Fall Fest 2020: Films about Race in America

Covid won't take us down! GPJFF is beyond excited to celebrate its 40th year this season with its annual Fall Festival, November 7-21. Two weeks of the best in Jewish international cinema! All films and events will be streamed on our new virtual platform (similar to Netflix). All you'll need is a good WiFi connection and you're all set!

GPJFF is also proud to premiere two extraordinary documentaries that explore race relations in the United States. Both films were previously shown this summer in a special series titled SHARED STORIES: THE INTERSECTION OF BLACK AND JEWISH EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA. Viewers loved the movies so much, we're bringing two of them back!

  • SHARED LEGACIES | Documentary Feature | USA | Streaming Monday, November 16, 5 PM EST (48 Hrs)

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