Transgender Tuesdays was completed just in time for its World Premiere at the Castro Theatre as part of San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival — FRAMELINE 36. Our showing at 11 am on Pink Saturday was met with nearly 900 screaming fans, who applauded the 12 patients/stars who were all in attendance, some with families they had previously been estranged from. It was an amazing start to our Fall festival tour, which went on to Southwest LGFF in Albuquerque where we were voted AUDIENCE FAVORITE, Out on Film ATLANTA, and Hamburg’s LESBISCH-SCHWULE FILMTAGE. (And isn’t that a nice mouthful?) It was also shown as the Opening Night film for both the NATIONAL HARM REDUCTION Conference Film Festival in Portland, Oregon and TRANSGENDER LAW CENTER’S Leadership Summit 2012 in Berkeley, California.
It was also adopted as the audience’s favorite part of a mandatory yearly DIVERSITY TRAINING by the Department of Public Health of San Francisco City and County, as the opening event for TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE at SF General Hospital, and by the Chancellor’s Office of UCSF & The Center For Excellence in Transgender Care. With star Kelly Kelly and director Mark Freeman we visited our first schools’ LGBT CENTERS at the University of Minnesota and Grand River State University (in Bible Belt western Michigan).
If this were not enough, there have also been private screenings in the UK in Wales, at ZUNI MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY on the Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico, in the wilds of the AMAZON (four hours from the nearest town), and at New Orleans ENDLESS GAYCATION gender-queer festival. Who’d have thought?
And all this within the six months since the film “wrapped” in June of this year. We are excited to see just how much farther its reach can spread in 2013.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! We have begun a specialized sales campaign to get the film to libraries, universities and organizations across the country, Canada and Europe. This is our trial effort at pre-distribution, before looking at getting both home and online distribution later in 2013.
Can you ASK your local library, University, queer and ally group, or professional organization to acquire Transgender Tuesdays via our secure, online credit card store or by invoice?
Sales to institutions will help us to get the word out in these ways:
And as a thank-you if you do get us into a library, school or organization, a boxed DVD for your personal use will be gladly mailed to you during our pre-distribution. Let us know which school or library you contacted!