Media Arts Program
 


Friday, April 7, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Spectrum, WNY's Transgender Support Group

Joseph Parlagreco

WAYS IN BETWEEN GENDER SERIES - CALL ME MALCOLM

Presented at:
Hallwalls

The Ways In Between Gender screening series runs at Hallwalls on the first Friday of every month, February through May, 2006. Co-sponsored by Spectrum, Transgender Group of WNY, Western NY's Transgender Support Group.

CALL ME MALCOLM
by Joseph Parlagreco

Born Miriam, we meet Malcolm as a young man in the final year of seminary on the cusp of a new vocation and a new beginning. Malcolm allows us to follow him on his journey across the US as he meets with individuals who openly share what it means to be a transgendered person in this country, at this time. Produced by Filmworks, Inc. (a secular NYC based production company) and The United Church of Christ (a mainline Protestant denomination) Call Me Malcolm is the first feature film intended for theatrical release to be produced by the church. Surprisingly non-didactic, this documentary touches on issues of education, spirituality, gender equality, LGBT equality, hate crimes, and the history of the transgender movement.


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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.