FRAMING AGNES

A still from framing Agnes. Actors and crew on a studio set prepping for a scene.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 @ 7 pm

Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

Framing Agnes

Chase Joynt

(Canada/USA, 2022, 75 min, English)

Q&A with filmmaker

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).

One-line description: This collaborative reimagination with preeminent trans stars breathes new life into long-lost medical archives, revealing the never-before-seen histories of transgender people in 1960s Los Angeles.

Website: https://www.framingagnes.com

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q7qLz7o9jw