Wednesday, September 25, 2019

LGBTQ+ filmmakers celebrated with the return of Trans Stellar Film Fest at Cinema Detroit

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 3:12 PM

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During this year’s Detroit Art Week, a billboard created by Jonah Welch appeared at E. Seven Mile Road and Kempa Street as part of a collaborative public exhibition, reading “Trans People Are Sacred.” The message may be simple but rarely is it expressed in such powerful terms. Returning to Cinema Detroit is the third annual Trans Stellar Film Festival, which shines a spotlight on queer filmmakers, topics, and performers. This year, the two-day festival will include screenings of shorts and full-length features spanning adult fairytales, HIV, talking salmon, a 7-foot penis, dancing butt plugs, trans love, bisexual road trips, professional wrestling, and hypnotherapy.

Screenings begin at 5 p.m. both Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at Cinema Detroit; 4126 Third St., Detroit; 313-482-9028; transstellarfilmfestival.com. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 per event or $25 for single-day passes.



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