This program brings together two documentary stories about families navigating the complexities of gender across generational and cultural lines. Oli Rodriguez’s autobiographical documentary, Lyndale, returns to footage shot over a decade ago, tracing his brother’s struggles with mental illness alongside his own transition experience. André Pérez’s web series “America in Transition” profiles the experiences of trans people of color; in the episode A Family Matter, Pérez explores the mother-son dynamics of transitioning. Pérez and Rodriguez will appear to discuss their films and their experiences as trans filmmakers in Chicago. In Person: filmmakers Oli Rodriguez and André Alan Pérez
(Oli Rodriguez, Victoria Stob, 2018, USA, Digital, 24 min)
AMERICA IN TRANSITION: A FAMILY MATTER
(André Alan Pérez, 2017, USA, Digital, 19 min)
Co-presented by Block Cinema with the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the NU Queer Pride Graduate Student Association, and the Northwestern Women’s Center. This event is also part of the Kaplan Institute for Humanities Dialogue 2019-2020: Memorializing.
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL