Time and date: POSTPONED
Location: Parking Lot 6
Cost: Free
Contact email: pride@carleton.ca

This event is free, but registration is required to attend.

Promotional Poster for Disclosure (2020)

In partnership with the Carleton University Alumni Association, and Carleton University Advancement – join us for a viewing of the Netflix Original Documentary, DISCLOSURE (2020) directed by Sam Feder. The viewing will be complimented with commentary from:

  • Sam Feder, Director of DISCLOSURE
  • Laura Horak, Director of Carleton University’s Transgender Media Lab
  • Cáel M. Keegan, 2021-22 Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University

Film Information

DISCLOSURE is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments. Grappling with films like A Florida Enchantment (1914), Dog Day Afternoon, The Crying Game, and Boys Don’t Cry, and with shows like The Jeffersons, The L-Word, and Pose, they trace a history that is at once dehumanizing, yet also evolving, complex, and sometimes humorous. What emerges is a fascinating story of dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives. Reframing familiar scenes and iconic characters in a new light, director Sam Feder invites viewers to confront unexamined assumptions, and shows how what once captured the American imagination now elicit new feelings. DISCLOSURE provokes a startling revolution in how we see and understand trans people.

Disclosure is rated TV-MA and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Event Information

  • This event is open to current Carleton University students, alumni, staff, and faculty.
  • This event will be hosted in-person at Carleton University as a drive-in movie. Parking spaces (Lot 6) are limited.
  • All persons attending this event must abide by Carleton University’s COVID-19 safety measures including, COVID-19 screening, vaccine attestation, social distancing, and proper masking.
  • Additional details about event logistics and safety measures will be shared with those who register.
  • This event may be cancelled or postponed at any time due to the changing COVID-19 landscape, please regularly check communications from event organizers.

What To Expect

  • Watch a drive-in movie in person from your vehicle. No additional outdoor seating will be provided.
  • You will not permitted to exist your vehicle/designated space with the exception of using the washroom.
  • External washrooms will be available on site. You will not be permitted to use washroom facilities in buildings on campus.
  • When not in your vehicle/designated space you must wear a mask.
  • Food will not be served at this event, guests are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages.
  • There are no in-and-out privileges, once you park your vehicle on-site, you are required to stay on-site until the end of the film when you will be directed on how to safely exist the parking lot. If you need to leave the site for any reasons before the end of the film, you will not be able to return.

Available Supports

DISCLOSURE depicts content that may be upsetting or triggering for some individuals. Support staff will be on site to connect individuals with appropriate well-being resources and support if needed. Additionally, Carleton University’s Sexual Assault Support Centre (CUSASC) will be accessible throughout the screening via a confidential, free, support chat available by text or on the web. Information about how to access these services, will be provided to those who register and present during the screening.


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