From cyborg twins, to 51-year-old athletes to ghosts returning home, this year’s Transtastic! shorts offer a look into the real lives, and imagined realities, of our eclectic trans community.

In Gender Games, a 51-year-old transwoman contends with the many challenges of returning to college basketball. A grieving Chicana mother confronts an uninvited family member before her Día de los Muertos celebration in You’re Dead to Me. In a mythic cyberfeminist universe, a frustrated young man yearns for affinity in MyMy. When his ex-girlfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize him anymore, Arnaud turns to his friends for support in Who Do You Think You Are? Notorious chanteuse, Bambi Lake, takes us on a stroll down pre-AIDS 1970s Polk Street in Sticks and Stones. A transgender couple living in Ireland, both diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, share the story of their relationship. Transforming Family offers an eloquent snapshot of current struggles and strengths of trans and gender fluid parents. Exchanging their eyes, genitalia, and facial features, a couple gets to know themselves and each other in the playful animation Beyond the Mirror’s Gaze.

Curated by Shawna Viagro, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

— Kolmel Withlove

Co-presented by:
Fresh Meat Productions
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

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