About Masculinity/Femininity

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Documentary, Experimental
Masculinity/Femininity is an experimental film based project that aims to question normative notions of gender and features original material from over twenty groundbreaking artists and scholars. Shot primarily on Super 8mm film, the project asks its participants to “perform” (in any way they like) a piece that deals with the issues at the heart of normativity and gender construction. Each performance is profoundly different, but together the project acts as a document of gender deconstruction and exploration. This is a feedback screening of the current work-in-progress cut of the film. This screening is sponsored in part by The Kinsey Institute. (HD Cam. presentation)

Director Russell Sheaffer is scheduled to be present.

Russell Sheaffer
Russell Sheaffer is an experimental film and documentary maker currently working on his Ph.D. at Indiana University. Recently, a film he co-wrote and co-directed with James Franco, Masculinity & Me, was an official selection of the 2011 Torino LGBT Film Festival and was featured in Franco’s solo exhibition, The Dangerous Book Four Boys (where the NY Times deemed the piece “the best by far”). His films have screened at venues such as the MoMA, Queer Lisboa, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Anthology Film Archives.

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