Virtual Screening Room: “I’m Already Liberated:” An Iconographic Talk with Zackary Drucker

Streaming Online
Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm

Presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation

Part of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Screening Series

This is a one-time live screening.

Independent artist, filmmaker and cultural producer Zackary Drucker has built her career breaking down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. Born in 1983 and raised in Syracuse, New York, Drucker is a Los Angeles-based artist whose efforts have been instrumental in the creation of the Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning Amazon show, Transparent, and the docu-series This is Me, for which she received an Emmy nomination. Her independent artistic output has been exhibited and performed internationally in museums, galleries and film festivals, including the 2014 Whitney Biennial, wherein Drucker and then-partner Rhys Ernst co-exhibited Relationship, a photographic record of Ernst and Drucker as both were transitioning. Her most recent contribution to the cultural zeitgeist has been her directorial debut for television with The Lady and the Dale, which premiered on HBO in early 2021.

Drucker’s talk will be anchored by a trio of filmic appearances by Jimmy/Jenifer Michaels, the Los Angeles-based star of Penelope Spheeris’ UCLA student film I Don’t Know (1970) and her later Hats Off to Hollywood (1972), and the primary subject of Pat Rocco’s 1970 documentary, Changes. The program will dig deep into the archive to uncover a new restoration of Sophie Constantinou’s snappy 1994 documentary, Trans, rarely seen since it first ran on the LGBTQ festival circuit in the mid-’90s. Taken as a whole, this program seeks to advance Drucker’s fascination with moving image historiographies of transgender people from across time and space.

Zackary Drucker will be joined by Trans (1994) filmmaker Sophie Constantinou.


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