In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Framing Agnes features preeminent trans culture-makers breathing new life into those who redefined gender in the midcentury.
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: 63 Short Films Selected from 5,131
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Unlocking Agnes’ secrets: U. of C. researchers unearth a surprising discovery about 1950s transgender case in Tribeca film fest
UCHICAGO NEWS: UChicago scholars examine decades of trans history in Tribeca film debut
THE PARIS REVIEW: Reframing Agnes
GLAAD MEDIA: Chase Joynt and Kristen Schilt take us behind the scenes of their genre-bending short film “Framing Agnes”
PEOPLE MAGAZINE: The Tribeca Film Festival's Biggest Stars Are Stopping by Our Photo Booth: See the Photos!
POP THEOLOGY: Tribeca: “Framing Agnes” Brings Trans Voices of the Past to Life
Audience Award: Best Experimental Short
Outfest Los Angeles. 2019.
Audience Award: Best Documentary Short
Seattle Transgender Film Festival. 2019.