Elliot Montague  

Elliot Montague is a transgender fictional narrative and experimental documentary filmmaker. His films explore the nuances of trans and queer narratives through engagement with familial relationships and rural landscapes. Elliot is a twice recipient of the Princess Grace Award. He was the guest director on Rhys Ernst's award-winning documentary series, We've Been Around. Elliot's work has shown at the Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, the DOKMA festival in Maribor, Slovenia, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, the Paris Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Anthology Film Archives in New York, and the Dashanzi Arts Festival in Beijing, China, among others. Elliot teaches film production at both Amherst and Smith Colleges. His film work is partially distributed through Women Make Movies in New York City and Video Data Bank in Chicago. (07/19)

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Through the Skin

A film by Elliot Montague, 2002, 18 min, Color/BW

In this highly personal experimental autobiography, emerging filmmaker Elliot Montague presents a daring meditation on the experience and trauma of growing up androgynous. Incorporating home movies with vintage health public service announcements, along with his own performance pieces, Elliot jarringly discloses the conflicts between his changing female body with that of his gender and sexual…

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