OMAHA – A traveling film festival featuring stories that enhance the visibility of gender, those who challenge gender stereotypes and the lives of transgender individuals is coming to Omaha on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Gender Reel, a national film festival that is now in its fourth year, is making its first visit to Omaha at the Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St., on Oct. 19 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and running through 8 p.m.
The festival, whose visit to Omaha is sponsored in part by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the UNO Women’s and Gender Studies program, will feature 15 short films, discussion panels, and various performances.
The festival is free and open to the public.
Films will be broken up into three categories, including: “Youth & Family,” which runs from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.; “Our Personal Journey,” which runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; and “Adult Features,” which runs from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Some of the films showcased include “Fragile,” a film which addresses gender identity and bullying; “Something In Between,” which follows a girl named Nino who starts living as a boy; and “The Nanny Project,” which highlights the importance of play in establishing gender stereotypes.
Prior to visiting Omaha, Gender Reel will have visited sites around the country including Minneapolis, MN; Long Beach, CA; Durham, NC; and Philadelphia, PA.
Sponsors for Gender Reel also include Heartland Pride, the Human Rights Campaign, the Professional Transgender Network, Ryan Sallans and Megan Smith.
For more information, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402.554.2129.
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