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Free Saturdays: VR Documentary, "Authentically Us" by Frameline and Oculus

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"Authentically Us: Voices from the Transgender Community" poster, courtesy of Fovrth

"Authentically Us: Voices from the Transgender Community" poster, courtesy of Fovrth

Piazzoni Murals Room

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Frameline43 San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival and Oculus present a special screening of Authentically Us, a virtual reality documentary series about transgender people in the Piazzoni Murals Room starting at 10:30 am.

Step into the lives of three transgender people in the American northwest who are living authentically and taking action to make our communities safer and more prosperous for all. Each VR episode showcases the challenges a transgender person faces to live free and equal. This is the first VR project to place transgender people at the center of the story. 

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city’s museums. As part of our initiative to welcome all San Francisco residents to the museums free on Saturdays, we provide free unique museum experiences celebrating the city we love.

Celebrate San Francisco Pride month kicking off June 2019! San Francisco is world renowned for our Pride Celebration and parade. It is the largest gathering of the LGBTQ community and allies in the nation. We celebrate the commemoration of LGBTQ heritage and highlight our city’s impact on LGBTQ history, culture, and liberation.


Authentically Us: Voices from the Transgender Community
Direct violence and discriminatory legislation against the transgender community continues to rise at a time when transgender visibility in pop culture continues to break glass ceilings. Together the films assert that the transgender people should be able to live and work anywhere and that they have always been part of our society. The characters in the film represent socio-economic and geographic diversity rarely depicted in media about the transgender community. Produced in partnership with Oculus, Fovrth, and Flight School Studio. This project is part of the Oculus #VRforGood Creator’s Lab.

Part 1: We're Still Here
Meet Aiden Crawford, a Two-Spirit artist and historian in Boise, Idaho, struggles to preserve and revive his heritage in intergenerational struggle to learn, educate, and pass down the wisdom of his First Nations Two Spirit elders.

Part 2: She Flies By Her Own Wings
Shannon Scott, driven by the military tenet of “Leave No One Behind,” pulls the levers of democracy, urging freedom and justice for all—from the marbled halls of Washington D.C. to the hallowed ground of those who championed LGBTQ equality before her.

Part 3: A Treasured State
Acton Seibel is a normal guy who came home to Missoula, Montana to transition. As a transgender person of color working in a traditionally masculine industry as a mechanic, he challenges us to see beyond politics, seeing the value he adds to our communities.

Frameline 43, San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival takes place June 20–30, 2019. Spanning five venues in the Bay Area, the 43rd Festival celebrates the spectrum and intersection of identities that comprise LGBTQ+ communities worldwide. Join filmmakers and festivalgoers alike at the biggest showcase of queer media in the world.

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Designed for Age 13+
All Oculus content is rated through the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) and is designed for ages 13+.

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