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ONLINE—Panel Discussion: Trans Representation in Cinema

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 6 p.m., Online

In conjunction with the exhibition To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre, the George Eastman Museum and ImageOut are hosting a panel discussion exploring representation of trans individuals in cinema. Moderated by ImageOut film programmer Michael Gamilla, this virtual program features prominent voices in the film and television industry whose unique visions are shaping the perception of trans communities and their inclusion in contemporary culture.


Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, filmmaker, and cultural producer. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SFMOMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated producer for the docuseries This Is Me and was a producer on the Golden Globe and Emmy–winning Amazon show Transparent. The Lady and The Dale, her directorial debut for television, premiered on HBO in early 2021.

Susan Stryker is professor emerita of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona and currently holds the Barbara Lee Professorship in Women’s Leadership at Mills College, 2020–22. Stryker is founding executive editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution, and co-director of the Emmy-winning documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria.

Chase Joynt is a writer and director whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. With Aisling Chin-Yee, he co-directed No Ordinary Man, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton, which was presented at Cannes Docs 2020 as part of the Canadian Showcase of Docs-in-Progress and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020. Most recently, Joynt directed an episode of Two Sentence Horror Stories for the CW, which is now streaming on Netflix.

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