Newham Community Cinema presents Ladies Who Love: Tangerine + Damian

Thursday 11 February, 6-9pm

In partnership with Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF). All films followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and special guests.

Short – Damian
Natasha Mwansa | UK | 2020 | Drama | 4mins

Damian is a love story; on the surface level between two men but on another level between one transgender man and all aspects of himself. It follows the title character who falls for a man he meets at a party with the cycle of this burgeoning relationship coinciding with his menstrual cycle. Just as love is as natural as eating food, so is the menstrual cycle, and this film depicts Damian’s navigation of all of these aspects of his life.

Feature – Tangerine
Sean Baker | USA | 15 | 2015 | Drama | 88mins

Tangerine is a 2015 American comedy drama film directed by Sean Baker, and written by Baker and Chris Bergoch, starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, and James Ransome. The story follows a transgender sex worker who discovers her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her. The film was shot with three iPhone 5S smartphones.

Tangerine premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015. It had a limited release on July 10, 2015, through Magnolia Pictures. It received critical acclaim for its screenplay, direction, performances and portrayal of transgender individuals.



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