2021 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

Program 7

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Anne Carson's translation of Euripides' Bacchae is reformulated from within a bizarre newsroom world where everyone is queer, trans, and about to join a cult. But what kind of cult is it? TV News Reporters Clark Bribe (Cliff Hengst) and Mark Tancaster (Danny Thanh Nguyen) believe it's a cult ritualized through Gender Reveal Parties and their tragic aftermaths. But cult expert and raging dyke Dottie Reed (Annie Danger) soon reveals that the GRC cult is much more than straight people obsessing over basic color palettes. In an experimental mash-up of dance, theater, and puppetry, Before Bacchae Before complicates binarized logics of reveal in favor of wilder, deeper becomings. Choreographed by Hope Mohr, in collaboration with the performers; Puppet and Object Animation by C. Michael Chin; ASL Interpretation by Pilar Marsh.

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  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Maxe Crandall, Hope Mohr
  • Screenwriter
    Maxe Crandall
  • Producer
    Diana Cage
  • Cast
    Annie Danger, Belinda He, Cliff Hengst, Danny Thanh Nguyen, Karla Quintero
  • Editor
    Chani Bockwinkel