Trans Film Night: “Some Like It Hot” – Monday August 22, 6:30pm

==>Trans Film Night: “SOME LIKE IT HOT”
==>Free Film! Free Snacks! Free Talk!

The Trans Film Screening Series hosts a FREE screening of:

Everyone welcome. Allies welcome.

► SOME LIKE IT HOT: is the classic cinematic cross-dressing film starring Marilyn Monroe. Two penniless musicians, Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) in Chicago in the prohibition era, accidentally witness a mob killing. The gangsters want to eliminate witnesses so the heroes have to get a disguise, and get out of town. The only way is to take up jobs as musicians in an all-girl band – giving rise to their new identities of “Daphne” and “Josephine”. Hilarious complications ensue . . .

Yes, that’s right, the Trans Film Screening Series is showing “Some Like It Hot”. Let’s revisit this film to see what it has to say about gender. Or, just come have fun. Let’s explore how the film speaks to poverty, kink, notions of play, disguise versus transformation, problems of sexual difference, subversion, parody, censorship, stereotypes, white appropriation of jazz music and the entire history of cross-dressing on screen. Or, just come have fun. Come dressed in your best “Marilyn”. Or, just come have fun. In the heat of August we offer a social, low-pressure and casual evening.

dir.: Billy Wilder
rated: unrated (1959)
language: English with closed-captioning

Monday August 22, 2011
6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Centre for Women and Trans People
563 Spadina Ave. rm.100
wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Avenue
seating may be limited

For info and accessibility accommodations contact: tig.action.toronto AT gmail DOT com

Vegan & nut-free meal/snacks (ingredient list available)
Open discussion afterwards.