Cruel And Unusual
Janet Baus, Dant Hunt and Reid Williams
USA / 2006 / 66 min / Beta SP
Friday, November 10, 7:30 PM
Workman Theatre 1001 Queen St. W.
Cruel And Unusual is an unflinching look at the lives of transgender women incarcerated in men's prisons in the United States. Ashley, Linda, Anna, and Ophelia�s stories of rape, violence and denial of hormonal and psychological treatment challenge our most basic notions of gender and justice. Trapped in male bodies in men's prisons, the transgender women in this revealing documentary provide irrefutable proof of the inequitable definitions of gender and sexuality. The pathological resistance to change on the part of bureaucratic institutions of power like prisons that decide where to place inmates based on their genitalia, not their gender identity. Audience Award for Best Feature, New Fest 2006; Jury Award for Best Documentary, Frameline 2006.
Filmmakers in attendance.
Please join us for the Queer Madness party after the screening and panel discussion.
Goodhandy�s 120 Church Street at 9:30 PM. Free with screening ticket, or cover charge at the door
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival runs November 9-18, 2006