Orlando, My Political Biography

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STARR · RHINEBECK

Wednesday, February 28

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This first feature film by renowned philosopher and trans activist Paul B. Preciado invokes the Virginia Woolf novel Orlando: A Biography in order to reflect on Orlando’s mutability. Orlando is a smart musical that riffs on ideas of representation and gender. To make this film, Preciado enlisted 25 trans actors to bask in nature, bond over drugs while sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, tell their stories, and finally, to celebrate in a court of law. These Orlandos are as brash and colorful as the film that Preciado offers.  (dir. Paul B. Preciado, France, 2023, 98m) 

“Preciado’s superpower in this warm, generous movie is that while he speaks brilliantly to the cages of identity, he sees a way out of them…He insists on pleasure, speaks to happiness, invites laughter and opens worlds. Here, joy reigns supreme.” – New York Times