|Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm
|San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street @ Octavia, SF [map]
Fresh Meat Productions is proud to be a community co-sponsor of the screening of Cruel and Unusual (Directed by Janet Baus, Dan Hunt, & Reid Williams), a presentation by Frameline at The Center: Free Screenings for the Community.
The third season of Frameline at the Center continues with the provocative award-winning documentary Cruel and Unusual (Frameline Completion Fund Recipient and Michael J. Berg Documentary Award, Frameline30).
Most states separate prisoners by genitalia alone, so non-op or pre-op transgender women are placed in men’s correctional facilities, where they find themselves vulnerable and preyed upon. This frank, often unsettling documentary portrays the challenges faced by these women. Trans women’s stories are interwoven with commentary by lawyers and prison custodians who discuss the problems transgender inmates face; chief among them is the authorities’ complete refusal to recognize Gender Identity Disorder as a legitimate medical condition. Disturbing evidence suggests that thirty percent of all transgender people have been imprisoned — three times the national average. Eye-opening and caustic in its depiction of the blatant discrimination transgender people endure, this documentary will leave you with much to think about.
Kindly arrive early as seating is limited. Don’t miss this FREE screening of this powerful film!