Canada, USA
Chase Joynt, Morgan M. Page

Framing Agnes

Documentary

ABOUT MOVIE

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. Directed by Chase Joynt and 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.

Original title
Framing Agnes
Country
Canada, USA
Year
January 2022
Duration
75’
Color / Black&White
Color, black&white
Genre
Documentary

DIRECTOR:

Chase Joynt

Chase Joynt (he/him) is a director and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. His debut documentary feature, Framing Agnes, had its premiere 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. With Samantha Curley, Chase runs Level Ground Productions, a collaboratively run production company in Los Angeles.

TEAM

Director / Screenwriter
Chase Joynt, Morgan M. Page
Director / Screenwriter
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Camera
Aubree Bernier-Clarke
Editing
Brooke Stern Sebold, Cecilio Escobar
Production design
Becca Blackwood
Cast
Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Zackary Drucker, Max Wolf Valerio
Producer
Samantha Curley, Shant Joshi, Chase Joynt
Production
Fae Pictures, Level Ground
World sales company
Blue Ant Media International lukas.nippert@blueantmedia.com