Thursday, April 14h
Halifax North Memorial Library
Tthe Sorry Not Sorry movie series will be a back-to-back feature length screening of the pretty fantastic Her Story, a 6-episode series that looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire & identity.
"At a time when trans people are titillating curiosities for mainstream audiences, the worlds of film and television are finally beginning to spotlight trans lives — but in almost all cases, those stories are being told by cisgender creators, with cisgender actors. When accused of cashing in on trans stories without actually involving the creative talent of trans people, higher-ups in entertainment tend to offer this excuse: There just aren’t enough qualified trans directors, writers, and actors to go around. With Her Story, Richards, Zak, and Ross set out to blow major holes in that excuse — while also, of course, creating a high-quality series on par with mainstream standards, a success in its own right."
Sorry Not Sorry movie series will focus on stories about people making tough decisions to live in ways that resist different forms of oppression. While affirming, these films acknowledge how choices are not uncomplicatedly empowering or positive, and how they are often accompanied by doubt, uncertainty and a sense of loss. They show how it is possible to reach a point of giving no f*cks, but with mixed feelings.
The series features innovative and just generally special movies that focus on the stories of anyone apart from white cis gender masculine men (sorry not sorry). It will prioritize movies about trans women, femmes of all genders, two spirit people, cis women, and non-binary folk.
There will be popcorn.
Access notes: We will be using closed captioning/subtitles for the film. The library has power-operated doors and flat floors. The auditorium we will be screening the film in is not far from the entrance and has wide (double) doors, and flat floors as well. The furniture can be moved around to suit the needs of everyone. We will have snacks and drinks, but you're welcome to bring your own snacks as well. Also, feel free to bring anything else that might make you comfier (we will have chairs, but you might want a cushion or a small blanket, etc.). We encourage folks to contact us (email@example.com) with any other needs before this event, so we can do our best to make those available!
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Doors @ 6.30pm, movie @ 7pm
Our Resilient Bodies is a working group of NSPIRG
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