Just Gender Phoenix Premier Screening to Benefit one•n•ten
one•n•ten is excited to be presenting the Phoenix Premier of Just Gender at 7PM on Monday, June 9th, at Harkins Christown Theater.
Just Gender is an educational film developed for TV and subsequent institutional and educational viewing. The film tackles the all-too-often misunderstood world of transgender. Although Just Gender utilizes some archival footage and stills, it is largely built on a series of original footage and interviews of transgender persons, their family members and friends, health care experts, community leaders and others who work with the transgender community. The film explores the common myths and misunderstandings about transgender people. It also explores the confusion between sexual orientation and gender identity, as reflected in the rigid binary view of the world
generally held by society. Just Gender also touches on the discrimination, hardships and brutality resulting from those misconceptions and prejudices, including the numerous deaths caused by hate each year. Just Gender explores the diversity of persons under the broad umbrella of transgender people, including cross dressers, gender questioning, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and female-to-male and male-to-female transsexuals. Through the stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies, we explore the confusion, the isolation, and fear felt by many transgender persons. We also see their growing awareness and acceptance, and ultimately their joy in blossoming comfort as transgender persons. In this context, the film will explore their first awareness of having “different” feelings, the challenges of growing up with secret longings, the sting of discrimination and the consequences of hateful acts by others. The travels of how these persons, like many of the transgender community, have come to terms with life and embraced their nature, becomes a central story in this documentary.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking the button below 100% of the proceeds will benefit one•n•ten and Trans* Spectrum of Arizona. Harkins Christown 14 Theater (19th Ave. & Bethany Home Rd.) 1620 W. Montebello Phoenix, AZ 85015