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posted Friday, April 27, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 17
Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival preview
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Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival preview

by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Translations
May 3-6
Three Dollar Bill Cinema


Opening May 3 at SIFF Cinema Uptown in Queen Anne, Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival returns for its seventh go-round with the Northwest premiere of the award-winning The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye. A product of Three Dollar Bill Cinema, the folks behind the annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, this year's Translations is the most ambitious one yet, boasting an arresting lineup of films sprung from cinematic minds hailing from across the globe.

'The excitement level is very high,' said Three Dollar Bill programming director Jason Plourde. 'I go into every year hoping that we'll be able to find another collection of interesting and diverse films - and it just happens! The festival truly gets bigger and better every year.'

On many levels, Jason feels this year's Translations lineup is the best he and his crew of fellow programmers have ever delivered. 'It's incredibly diverse,' he stated proudly. 'We're thrilled to have the Northwest premiere of The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye as our opening-night film. It's a fascinating cinematic experience and I know it will appeal to a broad range of people. There's also I Stand Corrected, a documentary on acclaimed jazz musician Jennifer Leitham, who will be here for the screening. We have films from around the world: The Last Summer of La Boyita from Argentina, Angel from Ecuador and France, and Facing Mirrors, the first Transgender narrative film from Iran!'

In no way does the longtime Three Dollar Bill Cinema stalwart see the importance of Translations dwindling or dulling. If anything, his feelings lead in the opposite direction. 'This festival allows us to put a unique focus on Transgender films and the lives of Transgender people,' said Jason. 'It provides an opportunity for everyone to question, learn about, and explore issues around gender and identity.'

'We will always show work relevant to the Trans community at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, because of the many ways the communities intersect and overlap, but having Translations as a separate event is an equally important forum for this work. This festival is right in line with our mission to strengthen, connect, and reflect diverse communities through Queer film and media.'

As for LGBT cinema in general, Jason believes it's in as great a shape as it has ever been. 'I think the state of LGBT films is very good,' he said confidently. 'The uncertainty of the film industry in general has definitely impacted LGBT filmmakers and their work. However, the grassroots and indie nature of most LGBT films has allowed them to thrive in this economy. The ability of individuals to use inexpensive, high-quality equipment, as well as raise funds and do promotion on the internet, has allowed marginalized Queer stories to be told.'

Looking forward, the programmer is excited about what Three Dollar Bill has on tap, and not just October's annual Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. 'We have a lot going on after Translations!' exclaimed Jason. 'We've curated the film program for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, which takes place in June. Also, we have an amazing outdoor cinema series lined up for Cal Anderson Park in July and August.'

In the end, Jason sees Translations as an integral piece of the LGBT pie, as festivals like this one help propel the narrative and get people talking about and analyzing gender issues in new and important ways. 'There have been great advances towards equality, like the recent EEOC ruling against [Transgender] employment discrimination,' said Jason. 'However there's still a long way to go. It's important that we continue providing visibility and sharing these personal stories.'

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival runs from May 3 through 6. Festival passes are $50, opening-night tickets are $11, while single event tickets are $9 ($7 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members, youth, and seniors over 65). For full schedule information or to purchase tickets, head to www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

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