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Director to Discuss Gender Issues Depicted in LGBTQ-Themed Film

October 12, 2016

Gabrielle Burton

From Director’s Chair: Gabrielle Burton, director of “Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens,” is scheduled to be on campus October 19 to discuss how gender issues were featured in the documentary.

A special screening of the documentary film “Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens,” about gender issues associated with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights will be shown Wednesday, October 19, at 7 p.m. in Rose-Hulman’s Myers Hall Presentation Room.

The event, free and open to the public, will feature a discussion after the film with award-winning director Gabrielle Burton. The program is supported by the Department of Humanities and Social Science’s Elsie B. Pawley Fund and Rose-Hulman’s Unity student organization.

“Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens” examines gender issues through the upbeat and entertaining lens of drag queens, kings, and transgender performers in Columbus, Ohio. The film focuses on the compelling stories of eight performers, peeling back layers of identity on a world few have seen up close. It uses humor and pathos to delve into the important distinctions between gender, sex, and sexuality.

Burton won the Ohio Arts Council’s Artist of Excellence filmmaking award. Her independent film production company, Five Sisters Productions, is run by Burton’s five real-life sisters. The team’s feature films and documentaries have been distributed through MGM/Sony, Starz, Showtime, MTV/LOGO, Netflix, and AMC/We Channel.