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Framing Agnes + Conversation at GFT Glasgow

May 12 @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Free – £10

6 framingagnes_still_02Agnes, the pioneering, pseudonymized, transgender woman who participated in Harold Garfinkel’s gender health research at UCLA in the 1960s, has long stood as a figurehead of trans history.

In this rigorous cinematic exercise that blends fiction and nonfiction, director Chase Joynt explores where and how her platform has become a pigeonhole. Framing Agnes endeavors to widen the frame through which trans history is viewed — one that has remained too narrow to capture the multiplicity of experiences eclipsed by Agnes’. 

Through a collaborative practice of reimagination, an impressive lineup of trans stars take on vividly rendered, impeccably vintage reenactments, bringing to life groundbreaking artifacts of trans healthcare. 

Joynt’s signature form-rupturing style radically reenvisions the imposition of the frame on the cultural memory of transness through his brilliantly crafted, communally-driven excavation. This reclamation tears away with remarkable precision the myth of isolation as the mode of existence of transgender history-makers, breathing new life into a lineage of collaborators and conspirators who have been forgotten for far too long.

Following the screening of Framing Agnes, stay tuned for a conversation with local trans and non-binary people on inter-generational trans experiences and creating space for the community.

Curated by Indigo Korres.

Tickets are on a pay what you can sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, £8, or £10. To book, click the button below or call the GFT Box Office on 0141 332 6535.

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This screening has an age recommendation of N/C 15+.

English audio and British Sign Language with English language captions. BSL-English interpretation for intro and post-film conversation.

Live Captioning available for the introduction and conversation.

Audio description available for the film. Headsets available at the cinema entrance.

Quiet Room available.

Induction Loop available.

75 minutes long with a 45 minutes post-film conversation.

We have an Audience Access Fund for travel costs. If you would like to take this up, please contact info@sqiff.org.

We ask that you wear a mask if possible and please don’t attend the screening if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with a confirmed case. Surgical masks will be available for free by the Quiet Space. 

If you have any other access needs you would like to discuss with us, please get in touch with us at info@sqiff.org.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.



These events were originally scheduled to take place at CCA, Glasgow. We decided to postpone our Trans-Generational Tour events in Glasgow after three weeks of  demonstrations at Saramago (the independent bar & restaurant at CCA), with no sign of a resolution. SQIFF stands in solidarity with the workers and supports them and Clydeside IWW in their actions against Saramago. 



May 12
8:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Free – £10
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Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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