On Sunday, Jan. 26, Cinemapolis, Ithaca’s independent nonprofit movie theater, will host the second annual Transuary film series in an effort to showcase the transgender experience in America. A pair of films, “Tangerine” and “The Most Dangerous Year,” will be screened at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively. The event is open to the public, and admission to each film is $5. Each screening will also be accompanied by discussions as well as information and local resources for transgender support in the community.
“Tangerine” is about the trans experience and also touches on the themes of sex work and betrayal while leading the audience through subcultures of Los Angeles.
“The Most Dangerous Year” is a reference to 2016, which the Human Rights Campaign called “the most dangerous year for transgender Americans.” The film focuses on a group of individuals fighting against anti-transgender “bathroom bills” in their home state.