A new twist on transgender life, Uncle Gloria is a darkly funny film full of drama and family fireworks about the macho owner of an auto wrecking company in Florida who goes into hiding from the law as a woman setting off a bizarre journey of self discovery. Undergoing a risky sex change operation, Gloria becomes a dominatrix, a transgender activist and finds a gender-bending love all while trying to reconcile with her dysfunctional family. This stranger than fiction tale was among a handful of films selected for a Film Independent Documentary Fellowship.
A selection of documentary and fiction films that survey the dizzying political landscape of contemporary American cinema. The films explore notions of manhood, nationhood, political, spiritual and poetic freedom. Academy nominated films, festival selections and independently-minded productions come together in a film program that aspires to assist viewers in changing or abandoning strongly held convictions, acquired behaviors and habits associated with the consumption of moving images. Living Together Film Series is a collaboration of Bill Cosford Cinema, with Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design and Tower Theater.
Presented by the Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design, Living Together is a cross-disciplinary series of performance art, film and video screenings, readings, talks, and workshops taking place at various sites across the greater Miami area from September 2017 to April 2018. At this moment of radical change in the political landscape, with its increasing emphasis on borders, exclusion, and separation, and an accompanying sense of the urgency of political engagement, Living Together seeks to find new ways to think about civic space and citizenship, to instigate actions and conversations that may help us to reimagine our cities and our lives.
Directed by Robyn Symon.
USA. 76minutes. 2K Digital Projection.