Film Screening and Q&A: DISCLOSURE (with Laverne Cox, Sam Feder & Amy Scholder; Hammer Museum)

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by Jim Allen on January 19, 2021

in Art and Museums,Film,Virtual

with Laverne Cox, Sam Feder & Amy Scholder

Beginning today, January 19 at 5pm PST, L.A.’s Hammer Museum will present a free screening of Sam Feder’s Disclosure on demand. Before the screening, producer and director Yance Ford moderates a Q&A with Disclosure director Sam Feder, producer Amy Scholder, and Emmy Award winner Laverne Cox. The Q&A will be recorded and the made available soon after if you can’t make it today, but know that the film is available on Eventive only through January 22, 8pm (you have 72 hours to finish the film once started.

Disclosure is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments.

Grappling with films like A Florida Enchantment (1914), Dog Day Afternoon, The Crying Game, and Boys Don’t Cry, and with shows like The Jeffersons, The L-Word, and Pose, they trace a history that is at once dehumanizing, yet also evolving, complex, and sometimes humorous. What emerges is a fascinating story of dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives. Reframing familiar scenes and iconic characters in a new light, director Sam Feder invites viewers to confront unexamined assumptions, and shows how what once captured the American imagination now elicit new feelings. Disclosure provokes a startling revolution in how we see and understand trans people. (2020, color, 108 min.)

While this program is free, The Hammer relies on your support in order to present its programs and exhibitions. Please consider making a contribution.

Register: This free screening and the Q&A will be streamed live on the Eventive platform. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation from [email protected]. Check your spam folder if you do not receive this email.
Test your system: Before the screening, don’t forget to test your device compatibility. The program can be viewed on the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Opera. While the film may be viewed on AppleTV or Roku devices using the Eventive TV app, the Q&A will not play on a TV. Please note that the program will not play in the Internet Explorer web browser, or on Xbox and Amazon Fire TV Stick devices.

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