Kelley Winters

Documentary Films Featured at the 2011 Colorado Gold Rush Conference

Filed By Kelley Winters | February 06, 2011 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Media, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Colorado

The 12th annual Colorado Gold Rush, the Rocky Mountain Region's premiere gender conference, will kick off with a screening and preview of two remarkable documentaries by Colorado producers on February 24 at the Denver Renaissance Hotel. Keynote speakers for the four-day event will include U.S. Legislative Assistant Diego Sanchez, author Julia Serano, and Professor Meredith Bacon.

The Gold Rush is sponsored by the Gender Identity Center of Colorado, providing support, outreach, and advocacy for all forms of gender identity and expression since 1978. Please join us in Denver for an extraordinary transcommunity conference and incredible skiing/riding in the Rockies nearby.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Faces and Facets of Transgender Experience

Co-Directed by Carol Christenson and Gus Spheeris
Bravo Video, Boulder, Colorado
Executive Producer, Jean Hodges

You will want to see this uplifting documentary about the Joy of Authenticity. Trans children, adults and families share their touching stories of journeys from despair and loss to the joy of claiming and becoming who they were meant to be. This film was produced by PFLAG Boulder County to introduce the public to transpeople and gender diversity and to inspire dialogue about the issues faced by trans and transitioning individuals. The filmmakers and panelists interviewed in the film will answer questions and share their insights with the audience. Thursday, Feb 24, 1:30-3PM more information


Film Preview and Panel Discussion: Photos of Angie

Produced and directed by Alan Dominguez
Coproducers, David Dominguez and Jennifer Warren
Loco Lane Filmworks, Denver, Colorado
Executive Producers, John Huggins and Monica Martinez
Music by Ozomatli and The Flobots

Join us for a sneak preview of scenes from this documentary film about the remarkable life and tragic death of Angie Zapata, a teen transwoman brutally murdered in her Greeley home in 2008. Angie's story is presented in five acts that recount the five days of her killer's trial in Weld County, Colorado. This case is believed to be the first prosecution under a hate crime statute for the murder of a transperson. The film features interviews with Angie's loving family, local authorities and media, and community advocates. A panel of interviewees from the film and the filmmakers will lead a discussion and answer questions after the screening. This is a unique opportunity to preview one of the most important documentaries of 2011 and speak with the producers before its release. Thursday, Feb 24, 3:00-4:30PM more information


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Looking forward to seeing the film about Angie Zapata. We need more films like that to add a human face to the young women our community has lost.