The Most Dangerous Year [Online]

This event took place on Jun 25, 2020

BLACK LIVES MATTER. This screening and panel discussion are sliding-scale $0–25, pay-what-you-can, with proceeds split between Trans Pride, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, and NWFF, with NWFF’s split of proceeds to benefit Lavender Rights Project’s WA Black Trans Task Force. Learn more about this initiative here or donate directly to NWFF.

Sliding scale admission: $0–25



Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE! NWFF’s physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.

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Vlada Knowlton
1h 30m
Series - Visiting Artists

Visiting Artist

A co-presentation of Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Trans Pride, and Northwest Film Forum, with presenting partners Seattle Sounders FC and Starbucks

A recorded panel discussion accompanies this film. Featured panelists include:

  • Vlada Knowlton – Director/writer/producer
  • Aidan Key – Cast member/associate producer, founder Gender Diversity and Gender Odyssey
  • Laurie Jinkins – Cast member, Speaker of the Washington House of Representatives
  • Ve’ondre Mitchell – Cast member, Tik Tok influencer
  • Asaf Orr – Cast member, Senior Staff Attorney/Transgender Youth Project Director at National Center for Lesbian Rights


As a dark wave of anti-transgender “bathroom bills” began sweeping across the nation, The Human Rights Campaign called 2016 the most dangerous year for transgender Americans. Filmmaker Vlada Knowlton captured the ensuing civil rights battle from the perspective of a group of embattled parents – including herself and her husband, parents of a young trans girl – fighting to protect their children from discriminatory laws in their home state. While Knowlton passionately follows the story of anti-transgender legislation, the heart of the film lies in the stories of the families who accept and support their kids for exactly who they are.

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