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Still from Paul B. Preciado’s Orlando, My Political Biography (2023) courtesy Janus Films  

Orlando, My Political Biography

We Have Always Been Here 2024

  • Sunday, June 2, 2024
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required
  • Drop-In Registration

Orlando, My Political Biography is a personal essay, historical analysis, and social manifesto. The hero/heroine in Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel Orlando: A Biography has long inspired readers for their gender fluidity across physical and spiritual metamorphoses over a 300-year lifetime. Preciado casts a diverse cross-section of more than 20 trans and non-binary individuals in the role of Orlando as they perform interpretations of scenes from the novel, weaving their own stories of identity and transition into Woolf’s narrative. Not content with simply updating a seminal work, Preciado interrogates the relevance of Orlando in the continuing struggle against anti-trans ideologies and in the fight for global trans rights. (Paul B. Preciado, DCP, French with English subtitles, 102 minutes)

Part of the We Have Always Been Here 2024 film series

The end time for this event is estimated. End times may vary with post-screening discussion, audience Q&A, or other factors. All film events finish by 5:00 p.m.