Seattle Office of Film + Music

May 12, 2011, 11:56 am
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Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Seattle is home to one of the few transgender focused film festivals in the world: “Translations.” Kicking-off tonight May 12, the festival will open with a free program titled  “Sold: Examining the ‘T’ in TV Advertising,” which explores how transgender characters have been used in commercials and ads all over the world, in progressive, regressive and transgressive ways. Opening night will also feature the new documentary Becoming Chaz, which is about Sonny and Cher’s child Chaz Bono and his gender transition from female-to-male. Other festival highlights include Queen Bitch (Le Reine Des Connes), film noir thriller, the Gender Bender Singalong, Photos of Angie and the closing night film He is My Girl, a romantic comedy. “The films in this year’s festival are some of the best we’ve ever shown at Translations,” Programming Director Jason Plourde notes. “We’re happy to include fun programs like the Gender Bender Singalong as well as important and moving documentaries such as Lost in the Crowd and Photos of Angie.” Film screenings will be held at Seattle University, AMC Pacific Place, The Northwest Film Forum and the Sixth Avenue Inn. For a complete film schedule, tickets information and other festival details about the individual films, visit the Three Dollar Cinema site with the link above.

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