Identity Paradox

2015 Festival

Thur, May 7 @ 6:00 pm - GPLT

This fascinating package contains 6 films that look at how a person’s identity may not align with categories that are defined by yes/no labels or with the image that a character tries to portray. This package includes the Alberta premiere of NOT INDIAN ENOUGH, the Alberta premiere of STEALTH, and a repeat screening of MY ODD DISORDER. The films will be followed by a Q&A with NOT INDIAN ENOUGH Director Alex Zahara, STEALTH actress Keely Aloña, and MY ODD DISORDER Director Devon Burbank.

Films in this package

Karen, a First Nations woman, learns that someone has been saying that she isn’t Indian. Suspecting that it’s her cousin who has been spreading the lie, Karen goes to her house to confront her.

Stella Walsh was one of the most celebrated female athletes in the world. Her popularity continued for decades after winning a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics, until she was killed in a robbery and it was discovered in the autopsy that she had ambiguous gender. This documentary explores her life, her murder, and the…

A teenage boxer searching for self-definition gives in to his true colours and risks losing everything. Nominated for a British Independent Film Award in 2014.

Sammy is a transgender tween, born a boy but living in stealth as a girl with the support of her mother and a doctor. At her new school, Sammy finds the friends she has always dreamed of having and tells them her secret in confidence. When the threat of betrayal arises, she must decide whether…

A lonely Zoe (Sunah Bilsted), whose only friends are the 6,669 imaginary ones on Twitter and her self-centered sister Sarah (Sarah Paulson), uses social media to construct a perfect public persona. But creating a fake life has consequences. Won Best Comedy at the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival among other awards.

My Odd Disorder

Diagnosed with a rare disorder at age 13, Brittney is a Grande Prairie teen whose story is an inspiration as she learns to accept the periodic changes her body goes through with the help of a support group of fellow sufferers. There’ll be a Q&A with Devon Burbank after the screening.