2019 SF Transgender Film Festival: PROGRAM 3

November 09 only

Sweet & Tender Hooligan

A Mixed race teen tries to find his Gender Identity in a Neighborhood with high gang activity, leading up to the powder keg of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.

Directed by Jose Alfredo Garcia, 2019. 1 min.


A mother tries to support her son and his gender identity by inviting a stranger to dinner. Featuring Pasean Wilson (F Word Documentary, Gotham, Striptease) and Cess Jones (Orange is the New Black).

Directed by Livia Huang, 2019. 13 mins.

Feeling Like an Orchid

Peek into the life of Morticia and her significant others D and Twon. While they find dating can be tricky even within the queer, trans, and POC communities, this open throuple navigates those awkward encounters knowing back home they will always reaffirm their love for one another.

Directed by Nour Hajar, 2018. 15 mins.


A queer-directed, acted, and produced experimental film that meditates on a quote by James Baldwin, “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read… It was books that taught me the things that tormented me the most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. Only if we face the open wounds in ourselves can we understand them in other people.”

Directed by Dani Chaparro


We all try to be something, to become someone. Unbecoming chronicles the life of Logan, as he fights to “unbecome” everything he’s been until now, that wasn’t really him in the first place, as we follow his story from early childhood, to a traumatic adolescence, and beyond.

Directed by Navid Mashayekhi, 2019. 19 mins.


Frida Ibarra uses her electronic music as a platform to discuss the importance of sanctuaries for queer and trans people of color outside of mainstream gay communities in San Francisco.

Directed by Jimmy Zhang, 2019. 6 mins.


2019 SF Transgender Film Festival: PROGRAM 3: Upcoming Showtimes