Into My Name (Nel Mio Nome)
Q&A with Nicolò Bassetti, Matteo Bassetti, and Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, moderated by Felix Endara, filmmaker, programmer, and arts administrator, on June 3
Nic, Leo, Andrea and Raff are four trans masculine friends from Italy seeking to determine their own gender identities while together dealing with society’s imposed physical, legal and social boundaries, and the labyrinthine process of navigating the medical system. With Elliot Page as the executive producer, Nicolò Bassetti’s tender documentary is a love letter to his son who, like the protagonists of Into My Name, is a transgender person. This sensitive and beautiful coming-of-age story follows four friends navigating their lived experiences and relationships, sharing important turning points in their lives and gender transitions. Despite living in different areas of Italy and coming from different backgrounds, they connect through conversations about pronouns, hormone therapy, surgery and their relationships with their partners—all while confronting societal norms, oppressive gender binaries and legal obstacles that threaten their human rights. In recording these honest and intimate experiences, Into My Name provides a space for trans masculine people to define their identities on their own terms.
What stands out to me about Into My Name is the way it so artfully and intentionally presents all the different pieces that make up a person’s identity. It’s a meditation on trans humanity, and I’ve never seen another film like it. -Elliot Page, Executive Producer, Into My Name
This film is captioned and audio-described; the discussion panel following the film will be live-captioned.
Into My Name (Nel Mio Nome) also screens digitally nationwide between June 5 – 11 on HRWFF’s digital streaming platform. Watch here.