Deep in Vogue
Friday Aug 16 05:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Directed by Amy Watson and Dennis Keighron-Foster. UK. 2018. 61 min.
Over the course of a year, directors Amy Watson and Dennis Keighron-Foster developed relationships with Vogue house mothers and members involved in Manchester’s Vogue scene as they prepared to compete in the Manchester ICONS Vogue Ball. Their resulting, compelling film explores themes from the internal politics of Vogue to its external politics, LGBT issues, a death of art spaces and modes of expression, and a lack of safe spaces for the truly different.
Directed by Jasper Rischen. USA. 2018. 24 min.
Screening followed by Q&A with Gia Gunn
Join Asian American transgender Gia Gunn in World of Wonder’s groundbreaking new episodic series, featuring an in-depth, no-holds-barred “day in the life” of one of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s most beloved—and most controversial—contestants. Known for her memorable one-liners (“Gag me with a Delorean!”), Gia remained in the spotlight after Drag Race when she came out as transgender and advocated for trans inclusion within the drag community. Also, don’t miss the playful cameo from transgender supermodel Isis King.
Directed by Jan Pieter Tuinstra and Keren Levi. Netherlands. 2018. 14 min.
Vogue dancer Elvin Elejandro performs at a Voodoo Carnival Ball, an important dance contest where he will have to prove himself to be accepted by the local ballroom community. He remembers growing up on Sint Maarten and the changes he has been through since. The freedom he longed for seems within reach. The biographical story of Elvin Elejandro Martinez is told using documentary elements combined with fictional dance scenes.
Guests in Appearance:
Gia Gunn (Follow Me)—Gia Gunn is an international performance artist who began her training in Kabuki theatre and has worked non-stop as a headliner after appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Gia has also competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. In 2017, Gia came out as transgender and has since been a major figure in the trans community. Gia is here to screen her short documentary film Follow Me.
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