The Dads / Mama Gloria
With director Luchina Fisher in person!
Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00pm
An Evening of Two Films from the Documentary Filmmaker Luchina Fisher:
When five fathers of trans kids join Dennis Shepard, the father of slain gay college student Matthew Shepard, for a weekend fishing trip in rural Oklahoma, they find common purpose across races, generations and experiences.
Six dads gather in rural Oklahoma for a weekend fishing trip. As the men cast their rods into the river, share their catch over dinner, and swap stories beside the bonfire, we learn what has brought them to this scenic idyll: the love for their trans and LGBTQ children, their fears for their children’s safety, and the urgency to fight for the ground on which they all stand. The Dads is a quiet meditation on fatherhood, brotherhood and manhood amid the changing American landscape. (Dir. by Luchina Fisher, 2023, USA, 10 mins., Not Rated)
An intimate portrait of Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen, who transitioned before Stonewall and went on to open a charm school for transgender youth in her 60s.
The film shares her life and recollections of growing up on the south side with an extremely supportive family, her childhood realization that she was a girl and time spent in the drag ball scene. (Dir. by Luchina Fisher, 2020, USA, 76 mins., Not Rated)
This is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Hanson FilmTV Institute and DocScapes.