Kino Lorber | Release Date: December 2, 2022
Summary: The pseudonymous Agnes was a pioneering transgender woman who participated in an infamous gender health study conducted at UCLA in the 1960s. Her clever use of the study to gain access to gender-affirming healthcare led to her status as a fascinating and celebrated figure in trans history. In this innovative cinematic exercise that blends fiction and nonfiction, director Chase Joynt uses Agnes’s story, along with others unearthed in long-shelved case files, to widen the frame through which trans history is viewed. Through a collaborative practice of reimagination, an all-star cast of trans performers, artists, and thinkers – including Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, and Zackary Drucker – take on vividly rendered, impeccably vintage reenactments, bringing to life groundbreaking artifacts of trans history. This collective reclamation breaks down the myth of isolation among transgender history-makers, breathing new life into a lineage of collaborators and conspirators who have been forgotten for far too long.
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Runtime: 75 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: https://kinolorber.com/film/framing-agnes
Production: Fae Pictures
Genres: Documentary
Countries: US, CA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 14, 2023
Director Credit
Chase Joynt Director
Writer Credit
Chase Joynt Writer
Morgan M. Page Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Carmen Carrera Self
Chase Joynt Host
Christine Jorgensen Self
Harold Garfinkel Self
Jules Gill-Peterson Self
Katie Couric Self
Laverne Cox Self
Silas Howard Denny
Stephen Ira Principal Cast
Zackary Drucker Agnes
Cast Credit
Angelica Ross Georgia
Jen Richards Barbara
Joan Rivers Self
Kristen Schilt Self
Max Wolf Valerio Henry
Producer Credit
Alex Schmider Executive Producer
Brooke Sebold Co-Producer
Jules Gill-Peterson Co-Executive Producer
Morgan M. Page Executive Producer
Samantha Curley Producer
Shant Joshi Producer