She Gone Rogue is an experimental-narrative short film and a collaboration between performance/video artist Zackary Drucker and independent director Rhys Ernst.
We are seeking FINISHING FUNDS to pay for the remaining production expenses (equipment rental, props, payment for talent and additional crew), and post-production expenses (payment for editor, sound design, original score, color correction, digital output). $8,000 represents the bare minimum to complete the project.
She Gone Rogue is PREMIERING at The first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. It will play on a continuous loop in the Hammer Museum for the entire summer as part of the biennial.
ABOUT THE FILM:
An unnamed transgender protagonist (played by Drucker) attempts to visit her “Auntie Holly” but instead falls down a rabbit hole, encountering trans-feminine archetypes that are in turn confounding, nebulous, complicated and contradictory. Legendary performers Flawless Sabrina, Vaginal Davis, and Holly Woodlawn play feisty fairy godmothers, fighters and survivors of erstwhile eras who illuminate the unsung historical chronology of queens and trans women. Darling’s narrative journey mirrors Drucker’s artistic collaboration with each real life performer, enacting a trans-generational dialogue that is as disparaging as it is hopeful.
Engaging a world of dream-like magical realism, She Gone Rogue, references Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon, utilizing a space where singular selves multiply and expand, offering windows into parallel dimensions, with time and space collapsing into a whirlpool of divergent possibilities. When Drucker finally finds the white rabbit, the process of identity construction completes a full circle, offering more questions than answers.
Laminated and editioned masks
Before and After postcard book
Signed Translady Fanzine
Life-sized welcome mat!
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