Framing Agnes
Chase Joynt
Documentary : 75' / Trans, Gender

In 1958, a young trans woman named Agnes entered a study about sex disorders at UCLA to get the gender-affirming care she needed, by any means necessary. Her story was long considered to be exceptional until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Featuring an all-star cast of transgender artists and performers, Framing Agnes uses re-enactment and genre-blurring storytelling techniques to breathe new life into previously unknown people who redefined gender in the midcentury.


September 19 | 19h00 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala Manoel de Oliveira Buy Tickets
Documentary Competition

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Year: 2022

Country: Canada, USA

Language: english

Subtitles: portuguese

With: Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Zackary Drucker, Max Wolf Valerio, Silas Howard, Stephen Ira

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Chase Joynt


Chase Joynt is a director and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. His debut documentary feature, Framing Agnes, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed No Ordinary Man, a feature length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton. Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist.


2022 – Framing Agnes (Documentary)
2020 – No Ordinary Man (Documentary)
2018 – Framing Agnes (Short Documentary)

2016 – Between You and Me (Short Documentary)

2016 – Genderize (Short Documentary)

2014 – Stealth (Short Documentary)

2012 – Akin (Short Documentary)

2012 – I’m Yours (Short Documentary)

2010 – Everyday to Stay (Short Documentary)

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