TRANSTASTIC! ALBUQUERQUE’S TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL

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TICKETS AND VENUE INFO

DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES

$35.00 Full Festival Pass
$10.00 General Admission
$8.00 SWGLFF Members (Limit two tickets per member per screening).

No other discounts will be available

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES, NO EXCEPTIONS.

ADVANCE PASSES

Passes will be available for purchase starting Friday, March 21 at our participating outlet.

The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico | 120 Morningside Dr NE. | 505-200-9086 | 1:00 – 6:00 PM |

 

VENUES

Artbar

119 Gold SW (between 1st & 2nd Sts.)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

The Guild Cinema

3405 Central Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

 

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

|FRIDAY, APRIL 4 |8:00PM|

Join us for our glittering Opening Night Party at ArtBar (119 Gold SW between 1st & 2nd Sts.). Enjoy luscious libations or lounge away into the evening as you get your grove on by Albuquerque’s best DJS and special performances to help kick off this inaugural festival!

Date & Time: Friday, April 4. 8:00PM- Midnight

Tickets: $10.00 General (includes a membership to ArtBar, good through June 2014) | $5.00 ArtBar Members |

 

FILMS

|SATURDAY, APRIL 5 |

 

TransVISIBLE:The Bamby Salcedo Story | OPENING FILM | 12:00PM |

TransVISIBLE:The Bamby Salcedo Story | OPENING FILM | 12:00PM |An icon of L.A.'s transgender community, Latina activist Bamby Salcedo sparkles in Dante Alencastre’s candid documentary. Beginning with Bamby’s life on the drug-addled streets of Guadalajara and then journeying through her recovery and out-spoken activism, TRANSVISIBLE’s riveting one-on-one interviews reveal a selfless HIV advocate and tireless transgender community spokeswoman. Bamby’s story is one of inspiration and hope.

Bamby in AttendanceBamby Salcedo Will Be in Attendance

Run time: 60 min. | USA | 2013
Directed By: Dante Alencastre

Subtitles: In English/Spanish with English subtitles

Official Website: http://www.transvisiblefilm.com/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjUczmvCA9k&feature=player_embedded

 

Too Cold Out There Without You | 2:00PM |

Too Cold Out There Without You | 2:00PM |Follow Rev. Christopher Fike as he navigates his transition and examines how his roles as a priest and parent have evolved. This documentary captures the existential crises of those close to Chris: a family and church trying to balance unconditional love with tumultuous reactions to profound change. Chris’s personal journey strengthens his capacity to support his two children recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder and Asperger’s syndrome, and it encourages us all to envision new ways of thinking about belonging. This uplifting film celebrates community, connectedness, and love cultivated through resiliency and compassion.

Run time: 80 min. | USA | 2012
Directed By: Amy Gattie

Awards: Best LGBT Film – Toronto Independent Film Festival

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/71994449

 

Open Up To Me | 4:15PM |

Open Up To Me | 4:15PM |Maarit is a beautiful, intelligent and sexy woman – who used to be a man. Struck by the oddity of gender change, she is estranged from the daughter she fathered and from her previous life. When she meets and falls in love with Sami – soccer coach, teacher and family man – she finally feels like she can ‘fit in’ somewhere. But Sami is soon put to the test. In a world that considers Maarit a freak, Sami is forced to confront his own deeply hidden prejudices. And as for Maarit, with or without Sami, she has to step into a brave new world where only she can determine her sense of belonging.

Run time: 95 min. | Finland | 2013
Directed By: Simo Halinen

Subtitles: In Finnish with English Subtitles

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/84790702

  

Turning | 6:15PM |

Turning | 6:15PM |“A sensual and moving exploration of femininity and the basic desire of belonging,” TURNING is an examination of the critically acclaimed European touring collaboration of musician Antony Hegarty (of the renowned band Antony and the Johnsons) and videographer Charles Atlas, featuring 13 remarkable women, most of whom are transgender or queer. While Antony performs enchanting melodies, each woman is profiled as a video portraiture unfurls behind her. Intimate and inspiring behind-the-scenes interviews create a fascinating cinematic experience that reveals themes of identity, transcendence, and (as Antony reminds the entourage) “dignity and beauty.”

Run time: 78 min. | USA / Denmark | 2012
Directed By: Charles Atlas

Awards:
Audience Award for Best Documentary – Translations: Seattle’s Transgender Film Festival
Audience Award For Best Film – San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival

Official Website: http://www.turningfilm.com/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yye-J-dwB-8

Official Sponsor: Effex Night Club

 

Melting Away |CLOSING NIGHT FILM | 8:15PM |

Melting Away | CLOSING NIGHT FILM | 8:15PM |After discovering his secret stash of women’s clothing, Assaf’s parents lock him out of the house, thinking he will quickly understand the error of his ways. Instead, Assaf vanishes from their lives. Four years later, Assaf’s mother hires a private detective to her track down her missing son to tell him that his father is dying of cancer. Instead of finding Assaf, the detective discovers Anna, a beautiful transgendered performer who at first reveals no interest in the people who brought her into this world. When a young nurse appears at the hospital to care for the dying father, each member of the family slowly begins an unexpected journey beyond their own expectations and towards tolerance and acceptance. Melting Away is the beautifully filmed and emotionally poignant story about finding one’s way home – to family and to self.

Run time: 86 min. | Israel | 2012
Directed By: Doran Eran

Subtitles: In Hebrew with English Subtitles

Awards:
Audience Award for Best Feature – Translations: Seattle’s Transgender Film Festival
Audience Award – Boston Jewish Film Festival 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcgkhoFg4PI

 

FESTIVAL SPONSORS

UNM LGBT Resource Center Effex Night Club
Equality New Mexico
 Israeli Consulate