Join us for a virtual conversation with television creator, showrunner, director and writer, Joey Soloway, on nonbinary and trans filmmakers. Soloway is the highest profile nonbinary individual in Hollywood, and created such award-winning and narrative changing shows as Transparent and is the author of the book, She Wants It: Desire, Power and the Toppling of the Patriarchy.
“I think of being non-binary as a thought exercise and a life exercise, and a gift. When I’m around non-binary people who live in that place between genders, it’s always a gift to retrain my mind and say, ‘they, they, they’. This person is not a man. This person is not a woman. They’re both and neither and either, and it’s always changing. That’s a huge gift because it forces me to interact directly with the person’s soul, instead of the things you might layer on top of that.”
Joey will be in conversation with Doane Tulugaq Avery, a filmmaker whose stories focus on feminine, queer, and Indigenous character-driven narratives that seek to blend cinematic realism with surreal and musical moments. Avery has been a fellow for the Sundance Institute + IAIA Native Writers Workshop, and her shorts have screened at Outfest, Oaxaca Film Fest, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Moariland, Hamilton Workers Arts and Heritage Center, and The Cinematheque in Winnipeg.