Change Makers: In Conversation with Women Filmmakers

2014 marks both the 20th Anniversary of the seminal New Queer Cinema classic Go Fish and the 15th Anniversary of the trailblazing transmasculine biopic Boys Don’t Cry, both were bold and critically acclaimed feature film debuts by gifted storytellers and innovative female filmmakers. Frameline is proud to gather a dynamic group of established artists and emerging new talent to discuss how the contributions of women filmmakers have impacted changes in queer cinema and storytelling. The conversation will also highlight the trajectory over the past two decades of dynamic growth and development in new LGBTQ feature films that are being helmed by queer women filmmakers.

Panelists (scheduled to participate):

Rose Troche (director, producer, co-writer Go Fish, Safety of Objects, Bedrooms and Hallways and producer of Concussion)

Guinevere Turner (producer, co-writer, lead actress Go Fish, co-writer American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page, Breaking the Girls, writer-director of in-development feature Creeps)

Kimberly Peirce (writer-director Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss, director Carrie)

Desiree Akhavan (Writer-Director, Lead Actress, Appropriate Behavior, Co-creator, The Slope)


Desiree Buford (Director of Exhibition & Programming, Frameline) discussion will address proven and emerging cinematic approaches to LGBT history and biography, including hybrid documentary forms and creative narrative and visual strategies.

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