September 24, 2015
Piedmont: Documentary looks at issue of gender fluidity
“You look at somebody, and you put them in a category. It makes you notice what you do as a human being,” Wagner said. “This is challenging to that. I think it’s really healthy. It’s also really difficult.”
The film was recently featured favorably in The New York Times and has previously been shown in San Francisco. The evening event will start with a 6:30 p.m. reception, and the film will show at 7 p.m. Director Shavelson and people spotlighted in the documentary will then lead a discussion about gender fluidity for about a half-hour. Although the movie is focused on sexuality, there is no sexual content and organizers say it’s appropriate for audiences ages 12 and older.
“This will give you a starting place to begin a conversation,” Wagner said. “It has you consider just how strong our self-definition is and what we’re willing to go through to be in sync with what we feel we are.”
People born as women explain why they had their breasts removed to feel more comfortable in their skin while parents talk about how they’ve come to understand their children’s gender-fluid identities. “They are just people, human beings,” Chang said. “The first thing is that they’re human beings, the second is that they’re gender-fluid.”
The next film in the series will be “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary exploring the complexities of on-campus sexuality and campus rape.
When: Wednesday; reception at 6:30 p.m.; film at 7 p.m.
Where: Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont
More information: diversityfilmseries.wordpress.com, 510-599-9227
The film will also play for free at 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the New Parkway, 474 24th St. in Oakland. Visitthenewparkway.com for more information.
August 21, 2015: Vancouver introduces Three to Infinity for the August 21st screening: In one of the most thoughtful documentaries on gender non-conformity we’ve seen, director Lonny Shavelson offers us an inspirational and loving essay on the multiplicity of genders outside the binary. A landmark contribution to cinema on genderqueer, gender variant and gender non-conforming identities, Three to Infinity bears touching testimony from parents and partners, and exceptional individuals living beyond the gender binary who are forging new paths towards authentic, accepted lives.
June 4, 2015
Article in Bay Area Reporter
“Lonny Shavelson’s doc explores gender identity from A to Z, providing a perspective much closer to… the real human condition.”
May 28, 2015
Great review of Three to Infinity in ATTN.
Good lead-in to San Francisco premiere at the Roxie
May 14, 2015
Three to Infinity: Beyond two genders
had its national premiere at
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
and was named the Best Feature Documentary!