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Out Takes: trans and genderqueer interest

Wed 7 May 2014 In: Movies View at Wayback View at NDHA

The trans and genderqueer interest films at Out Takes: A Reel Queer Film Festival include a solid selection of shorts, and a candid look at Thai ladyboys’ quests for personal, family and community acceptance. Buy Out Takes tickets here BEYOND THE BINARY 2 Total running time: 87 mins In Who Am I Happy, a young trans person has an unwelcome reception in a group home. Draft Day follows the fraught journey of transgender people awaiting news of their future in Thailand’s military draft. A drag queen and a Muslim woman get stuck in a lift in What You Looking At? Playful animated short Hermes and Aphrodite explores a child’s discovery that they are intersex. The immigrant family in Darkness just want their daughter to fit in – but she prefers wearing sharp men’s suits. Performing Girl D’Lo is a Sri Lankan-American transman whose acerbic comedy draws on his childhood and transition. Auckland: Wed 28 May, 6.40pm a young boy is forced into a monastery after his father finds him dancing in his mother’s clothes; and expat Tonmai discovers that his late, estranged father has left him a ladyboy cabaret in Pattaya. Gorgeous scenery, spectacular performances, and entertaining club routines complete a portrait of transgender lives rediscovered and redeemed. Auckland: Mon 2 Jun (QB), 3.25pm Wellington: Mon 9 Jun, 8.30pm KUMU HINA Dir: Dean Hamer   

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First published: Wednesday, 7th May 2014 - 9:33am

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