UVic hosts special screening of Framing Agnes


A special preview of the feature-length film Framing Agnes is being hosted by UVic on March 17, 2022 for community members and select guests, ahead of its UK and Canadian premieres this spring.

Directed by Gender Studies professor and multiple award-winning filmmaker Chase Joynt, Framing Agnes draws from never-before-seen case files of patients from an infamous UCLA study about sex disorders in the 1950s and rallies an all-star cast of transgender actors to resurrect the untold history of a group who redefined gender in the mid-twentieth century.

The film world-premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received the NEXT Innovator and Audience Award prizes and garnered wide critical acclaim.

"Joynt’s signature form-rupturing style radically reenvisions the imposition of the frame on the cultural memory of transness through his brilliantly crafted, communally-driven excavation. This reclamation tears away with remarkable precision the myth of isolation as the mode of existence of transgender history-makers, breathing new life into a lineage of collaborators and conspirators who have been forgotten for far too long.
Sundance Film Festival

Two back-to-back screenings will be held at Cinecenta, each followed by a live Q&A with Joynt.

This event is organized by the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities and Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation, with support from Ceremonies & Events, External Relations, Department of Gender Studies and Cinecenta.


Philip Cox, Humanities Communications Officer. 250 857 1061 or humscom@uvic.ca  

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