LGBT Film Series Continues with “Riot Acts,” Exploring the Lives of Trans Musicians on Tues. April 2
Contributed by Luca Maurer on 03/28/2013
The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series at Ithaca College will host a free public showing of the documentary “Riot Acts” on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7 p.m. in Textor 103.
Riot Acts represents the multi-faceted lives of transgender and gender variant musicians – including songwriting, voice presentation, coping with voice changes, passing/not passing, presenting a body/bodies on stage, audiences, societal and media representation, performing gender and notions about “drag,” and the personal as political. Riot Acts suggests that identities and bodies are undeniably political and the journey within a trans experience isn’t always one of tragedy, but one of creativity and joy.
Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services. The theme of this year’s series is “Music: From A Cappella to Queercore.” For more information, visit www.ithaca.edu/lgbt
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