Film Fatales is a non profit arts organization which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports a membership community of over a thousand feature film and television directors of all marginalized genders. We advocate for hiring equality and inclusive programming practices by working with key decision makers to expand the talent pool and raise the visibility of underrepresented creators. Together we can build a more equitable film industry for us all.
- Fri, Jan 28Online Event
Film Fatales and BFFoundation hosted a discussion with the creative team behind Framing Agnes fresh off their Sundance premiere. Speakers include director Chase Joynt, cinematographer Aubree Bernier-Clarke, participant Jules Gill-Peterson, writer Morgan M. Page, and producer Samantha Curley. Moderated by programmer Stephanie Owens.
In 1958, a young trans woman named Agnes entered a study about sex disorders at UCLA to get the gender-affirming care she needed, by any means necessary. Her story was long considered to be exceptional until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Directed by Chase Joynt (NO ORDINARY MAN) and featuring an all-star cast of transgender artists and actors, FRAMING AGNES uses re-enactment and genre-blurring storytelling techniques to breathe new life into previously unknown people who redefined gender in the midcentury. Featuring Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Zackary Drucker, Silas Howard, Max Wolf Valerio, and Stephen Ira.
We recommend underrepresented creators for jobs, funding and distribution opportunities through our Parity Pipeline initiative and amplify marginalized voices through our weekly Speaker Series about craft, the creative process, and the push towards parity on screen and off. We continue to raise the visibility of marginalized directors by highlighting their work in our Streaming Library and beyond.