REEL FEMINISM: Georgie Girl

REEL FEMINISM: Georgie Girl

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Gather ’round, feminist film lovers, In Other Words has teamed up with the Clinton Street Theater to present Reel Feminism: a film series highlighting movies directed by women and genderqueer individuals that have a feminist perspective or address feminist topics.

Engaging, inspiring, sometimes difficult to watch, these films are followed by a facilitated audience discussion.

Clear your calendar for the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, and join the Reel Feminism Facebook group for more information.

Georgie Girl
Director: 
Annie Goldson and Peter Wells
Country: 
New Zealand
Year: 
2001
Runtime: 
70 minutes

Meet Georgina Beyer, the latest “it” girl of New Zealand politics. A one-time sex worker of Maori descent turned public official, Georgina stunned the world in 1999 by becoming the first transgendered person to hold national office. Born George Beyer, this unlikely politician grew up on a small Tarankai farm and later became a small-time celebrity on the cabaret circuit in Auckland. With charisma, humor and charm, Beyer unapologetically recounts her fascinating life story, shares how she overcame adversity and discloses the reasons she decided to run for office in a mostly all white, conservative electorate. Incorporating an unbelievable montage of colorful archival images dug up from Georgina’s days as an exotic dancer, theatre and television performer, this absorbing documentary breaks down stereotypes and promotes greater understanding of transgendered people.

Special Admission

$5-10 sliding scale; everything over $5 goes directly to support the work of In Other Words Feminist Community Center.