The Agnes Project


Inspired by the discovery of never-before-seen case files from transgender history, filmmaker and Assistant Professor Chase Joynt presents Framing Agnes, a film made in collaboration with University of Chicago sociologist Kristen Schilt, which blends sociological research, historical archives, and contemporary performance.

Chase Joynt

Dr. Chase Joynt is a moving-image artist and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. His latest short film, Framing Agnes, premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, won the Audience Award at Outfest in Los Angeles, and is being developed into a feature film with support from Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed No Ordinary Man, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton, which was presented at Cannes Docs 2020 as part of the Canadian Showcase of Docs-in-Progress. No Ordinary Man will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020.


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