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Families in Transition

America in Transition: Episode 2 - A Family Matter
America in Transition: Episode 2 - A Family Matter

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu January 23, 2020


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


This program brings together two documentary stories about families navigating the complexities of gender across generational and cultural lines. Oli Rodriguez’s autobiographical documentary, Lyndale, returns to footage shot over a decade ago, tracing his brother’s struggles with mental illness alongside his own transition experience. André Pérez’s web series “America in Transition” profiles the experiences of trans people of color; in the episode A Family Matter, Pérez explores the mother-son dynamics of transitioning. Pérez and Rodriguez will appear to discuss their films and their experiences as trans filmmakers in Chicago. In Person: filmmakers Oli Rodriguez and André Alan Pérez

    (Oli Rodriguez, Victoria Stob, 2018, USA, Digital, 24 min)
    (André Alan Pérez, 2017, USA, Digital, 19 min)

Co-presented by Block Cinema with the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the NU Queer Pride Graduate Student Association, and the Northwestern Women’s Center. This event is also part of the Kaplan Institute for Humanities Dialogue 2019-2020: Memorializing.

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Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu

Press Coverage

The Daily Northwestern
“The camera can be a way of seeing yourself from the outside or of getting some distance, either with yourself or between yourself and the people around you. It’s another way of creating intimacy or changing the terms of a relationship."”
Aaron Wang, January 23, 2020