Wicked Queer Film Fest 2022

MTPC is excited to yet again be co-presenting a number of films at Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Wicked Queer.

Trans Short Films: The Pursuit of Happiness
April 10 at 12:00pm
The Brattle Theatre
It’s the human condition, and for trans folk, it’s a heroic act by definition. Here are 10 stories about us from the perspective of the quest for human happiness.
Curated by Diane Griffin.
– Bros Before
– Sed Saepe Cadendo
– Karina’s Suit
– Birthday Boy
– Long After Us
– My Own
– River Fork
– Transformations
– How Not To Date While Trans

My Emptiness and I (2022)
April 10 at 6:00pm
The Brattle Theatre
This film is presented with English subtitles.
Raphi is young, androgynous and naive. In Barcelona, she begins a gender transition as well as an arduous journey to find her true identity. Co-written by and starring Raphaelle Perez, this is the narrative follow-up to director Adrian Silvestre’s ground-breaking hybrid doc SEDIMENTS, featuring many of the same trans performers and artists. We are super pleased to present to our WQ audience, the Sundance hit, My Emptiness and I. Director Adrian Silvestre will be present.

Framing Agnes (2022)
April 16 at 6:30pm
Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center
In 1958, a young trans woman named Agnes entered a study about sex disorders at UCLA to get the gender-affirming care she needed, by any means necessary. Her story was long considered to be exceptional until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Directed by Chase Joynt (NO ORDINARY MAN) and featuring an all-star cast of transgender artists and performers, FRAMING AGNES uses re-enactment and genre-blurring storytelling techniques to breathe new life into previously unknown people who redefined gender in the midcentury. Featuring Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Zackary Drucker, Silas Howard, Max Wolf Valerio (Gendernauts, Max), and Stephen Ira.

Dressed in Blue (Vestida de Azul) (1984)
April 17 at 3:30pm
Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center
Antonio Giménez Rico’s stunning portrait documents the lives of six transgender women living in 1980s Madrid during Spain’s post-Franco makeover into a constitutional monarchy. Through wide-ranging conversations and interviews, the women discuss their experiences of nightlife, family, sex work, the legal system, and their personal narratives of transition. In a historical moment that witnessed a dramatic expansion of legal rights and political representation, their stories are an indictment of the repressive, transphobic institutions that remain entrenched in Spanish society. Featured in the hit series Veneno and the subject of a book-length history by Valeria Vegas, this provocative but nuanced portrayal joins a wave of rediscovered and reconsidered documents of trans lives in cinema. WQ is please to present a new restoration print of the groundbreaking documentary filmed in 1983 by Antonio Giménez-Rico.

Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival (formerly the Boston LGBT Film Festival) was founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour. Wicked Queer is the 4th longest running LGBTQ+ Film Festival in North America and is an all volunteer organization. Our mission is to build community and to celebrate Queer storytelling and filmmaking through the uplifting of voices and stories not yet heard and to present and preserve the vibrancy of our histories.