Tag: Sasha Wortzel

IMA alumna Sasha Wortzel’s film featured on MSNBC and The New Yorker

Happy Birthday Marsha graphicIMA alumna Sasha Wortzel’s film, Happy Birthday, Marsha!, is featured on MSNBC’s show So POPular!. Host Janet Mock speaks with filmmakers Sasha Wortzel and Reina Gossett about their new short film Happy Birthday, Marsha! telling the story of trans activists and icons Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall riots.

Watch the interview here

Also featured in The New Yorker, and DAZED.

IMA alumna Sasha Wortzel’s film screening in Berlin

IMA alumna Sasha Wortzel’s short film Fucking Different XXY premiered on January 22nd as part of the final selection for the Panorama documentaries in the <a” href=”http://www.berlinale.de/en/das_festi” title=”link to page detailing the objective of Panorama target=”””>Berlinale film festival.

Fucking Different XXY intends finally to dissolve the binarity of classic gender identities. The film series attempts to overturn stereotypes about the ‘other’ and what’s ‘normal’ – stereotypes which also exist in the queer community. To quote the film’s own motto: break stereotypes, create confusion and celebrate diversity!

A still from the film, Fucking Different XXY