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Thursday, November 06, 2008
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory (151 Mission Street @ 11th Street, SF)

Tranny Fest Film Festival 2008

WHAT: Tranny Fest Film Festival

WHEN: Thursday-Saturday November 6-8, 2008
All events start at 8pm
(all events are 18+)

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday November 6 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory (151 Mission Street @ 11th Street, SF)

TICKETS: $8 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds)

INFO: and

Tranny Fest, the transgender film festival is back offering up short underground films and live performances by transgender and genderqueer artists. Everything from the taboo to the profane to the drag-tastic power of mascara to creative use of body fluids: November 6th, 7th and 8th at Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory. Co-presented with Fresh Meat Productions, this year, Tranny Fest proves it’s not always about size: all films are 10 minutes or less.

November 6th: Trannyfest Live!
Gender bending tap dancers, maverick performance artists and kink chasing rock n’ roll adventurers collide in this one-night-only performance event. Featuring Twincest, Storm Florez, Butch Tap, Carrie Baum, Tranny Fest Artistic Director Shawna Virago and more!

November 7th and 8th: Tranny Fest Film Festival
The Festival opens November 7th with Gender Apocalypse, a collections of short films that obliterate the two-party gender system. The Festival continues November 8th with Pocket Rockets, a second shorts program exploring love, lust and other fun things to do alone or with a buddy.

Film Festival Highlights:
- Keynote Address, directed by SF’s very own provacateur Annie Danger, explores the creative uses of saline solution;
- Fagette, directed by Ali Cotterill (of Athens Boys Choir fame) is a trans-fabulous Sunday in the park gone gay. Croquet, naughty cheerleaders and synchronized dancing all in an astro-turf wonderland.
- L1FE, directed by Aarin Burch stars trans hip-hop heartthrob Joshua Klipp.

Tranny Fest, established in 1997, is the world’s first transgender/genderqueer film festival and emerged for the same reason so many marginalized communities have organized film festivals: the absence of authentic representations of transgender lives and experiences in the mainstream commercial media. In the 11 years since, Tranny Fest has remained defiant, proudly programming outside the box, exhibiting groundbreaking, provocative, outrageous, courageous, moving and innovative works that show the complexity of lives lived on the transgender/genderqueer spectrum.

Shawna Virago is celebrated as a trans pioneer in music, filmmaking and activism. Miss Virago is a roots/rock songwriter whose music twists together insurgent punk roots rock and insurgent country, creating anthems for a new generation. Miss Virago is one part poetess, one part ice queen and one part punk rock glamour girl.

The Festival’s co-presenter, Fresh Meat Productions, is an award-winning leader in the creation and presentation of Bay Area transgender and queer arts.

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