Screenings of ‘Assume Nothing’ will be showing soon at the 24th London Gay & Lesbian Film Festival .
Many of us assume that there are only two genders and that being female or male follows from the sex of our biological bodies. Focusing on the art, photography and performances of six “alternative” gender artists of Maori, Samoan-Japanese, and Pakeha (Caucasian) descent, the film ‘Assume Nothing’ poses the questions: “What if “male” and “female” are not the only options? How do other genders express themselves through art?
Director Kirsty Macdonald’s feature length debut documentary takes the original concept behind her short film and turns it into a full-length theatrical release. Candid, playful and provocative, ‘Assume Nothing’ travels from Wellington’s Red Rocks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to document photographer Rebecca Swan’s vibrant and sensitive exploration of the potent creative world that flourishes between and beyond genders.
Screening dates: 18, 20 and 24 March 2010
Venue: BFI Southbank, London