Translations 2020 – Out Loud w/ The Rogers [Online]

This event took place on May 9, 2020

Sliding scale admission: $0–25

Please pay what you can; proceeds support our move to a virtual platform!



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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Gail Willumsen


Out Loud chronicles the ups and downs of the first season of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, the largest group of transgender and gender-nonconforming people anywhere in the world who come together regularly to sing. As the choristers gear up for their 2016 public debut, they share their life stories and reveal what it means to be trans in America. This extraordinary chorus doesn’t just make music—it’s making history.

Content Warning: Nudity.

Plays with:

The Rogers

(Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson, US, 2020, 16 min, in English and Samoan with English subtitles)

This is an intimate glimpse of the first visible group of transgender men in the Pacific: the Rogers of Samoa. From the loneliness of family rejection and homelessness to the camaraderie of cooking, church, and dance, their stories reveal the challenges and possibilities of life in an island society rooted in tradition.

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