Spotlight Feature



April 16, 6:30 PM – April 16, 9:30 PM

Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center

Directed by Chase Joynt 2022 1h 15m Canada English Documentary

In 1958, a young trans woman named Agnes entered a study about sex disorders at UCLA to get the gender-affirming care she needed, by any means necessary. Her story was long considered to be exceptional until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Directed by Chase Joynt (NO ORDINARY MAN) and featuring an all-star cast of transgender artists and performers, FRAMING AGNES uses re-enactment and genre-blurring storytelling techniques to breathe new life into previously unknown people who redefined gender in the midcentury. Featuring Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Zackary Drucker, Silas Howard, Max Wolf Valerio (Gendernauts, Max), and Stephen Ira.

We are pleased to bring Chase Joynt's new award winning docu-narrative Framing Agnes to our WQ audience.

This event is proud to be co-presented by: Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) , GlobeDocs Film Festival , The History Project , Queer Scouts Boston