TRANSMILITARY


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Event:
TRANSMILITARY
Date:
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM
Venue:
Jeanné Wagner Theatre – Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
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138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

Festival pass includes 11 film tickets

Directed by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson
93 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Cast: Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook

Post-film discussion with Olivia Jaramillo (transgender and active duty Air Force), Josie Jesse (8 years Air Force then transitioned), and moderated by Sue Robbins (Utah Pride Center and 20 years US Army then transitioned).

 
Panel discussion with Olivia Jaramillo, transgender, active duty Air Force; Josie Jesse, 8 years Air Force then transitioned, and moderated by Sue Robbins of the Utah Pride Center, 20 years US Army then transitioned.

The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman & Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.

Winner: Documentary Competition Audience Award–2018 SXSW; Official Selection: 2018 Frameline Film Festival