'Mama Gloria' Film Screening

'Mama Gloria' Film Screening

LGBT History Month
Date: Monday 07 February 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Online
Category: Films and theatre, Social events, Academic events
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mama-gloria-film-screening-lgbtq-history-month-tickets-243148011247

Monday 7 February 2022,
7pm, online
Book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mama-gloria-film-screening-lgbtq-history-month-tickets-243148011247

We are pleased to be able to share the documentary Mama Gloria with you as part of LGBT History Month 2022. The documentary explores the life and legacy of charismatic Chicagoan trans activist Gloria Allen.

Screening at BFI Flare last year, programmer Jay Bernard wrote about the film, saying:

"Luchina Fisher’s endearing documentary portrait shows how fighter, organiser and survivor Gloria Allen has become a local hero to younger Chicagoan trans women. Described as a ‘love letter to a charismatic activist’, Fisher’s heartfelt debut is a warm and honest depiction of trans life in Chicago’s Black community.

Gloria Allen, also known as ‘Mama Gloria’, narrates her life from early childhood and becoming a fixture of the ball scene in Chicago’s South Side to creating a charm school for local trans girls, proving that trans women can live to old age. Gloria’s unique perspective dispels the myth that aggressive racism only existed in the southern states, and from that context the film confronts the distressing violence that has punctuated her life. Nonetheless, it is a life lived with the support of deep family ties, buoyed by faith and carried forward with remarkable kindness."

We have secured a one year educational licence for this film, so if you would be interested in screening the film in your school between now and 31/10/2022, please let us know.

Due to the licensing arrangements, UofG staff and students are eligible to view the film. 76 mins, 2020, subtitled. Content advisory: Contains themes of suicide, rape and domestic violence

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