Orlando
Hull Independent Cinema present

Orlando, My Political Biography (12A)

  • Directed by Paul B. Preciado

From acclaimed writer and activist Paul B. Preciado, Orlando, My Political Biography is a bold and joyous celebration of trans identity, told through the lens of Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel.

Woolf’s Orlando follows the centuries-spanning life of a young nobleman who awakens to find that they a woman. Almost a century after its publication, Preciado claims that fiction has become reality and Orlando’s story lies at the root of all contemporary trans and non-binary life.

Told through a myriad of trans and non-binary voices living today – our new ‘Orlandos’ – this documentary offers a dazzling example of how life, poetry and gender can meet in search for truth.

Descriptive Captions (HOH Subtitles / SDH)
Dates
Sat 07 September
Venue
Godber Studio, Hull Truck Theatre
Tickets
£5
Members tickets £4
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From acclaimed writer and activist Paul B. Preciado, Orlando, My Political Biography is a bold and joyous celebration of trans identity, told through the lens of Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel.

Woolf’s Orlando follows the centuries-spanning life of a young nobleman who awakens to find that they a woman. Almost a century after its publication, Preciado claims that fiction has become reality and Orlando’s story lies at the root of all contemporary trans and non-binary life.

Told through a myriad of trans and non-binary voices living today – our new ‘Orlandos’ – this documentary offers a dazzling example of how life, poetry and gender can meet in search for truth.

Descriptive Captions (HOH Subtitles / SDH)

Event Details

Running Time: 98 minutes

Language: French, English

This film includes Descriptive Captions (HOH Subtitles / SDH). Descriptive captions refer to subtitles intended for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. They are also known as HOH (Hard of Hearing) subtitles or SDH (Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing).

'Preciado’s superpower in this warm, generous movie is that while he speaks brilliantly to the cages of identity, he sees — and shares — a way out of them.' Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
'It’s a film that not only works as a self-reflective biography and community portrait but also as a testament to the living nature of literature.' Christian Gallichio, The Playlist

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Sat 07 September
Access: Descriptive Captions (HOH Subtitles / SDH)
7:00PM

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