Pre-recorded introduction by Cáel M. Keegan, Associate Professor of Critical Sexuality Studies and Film/Media at Concordia University and author of Lana and Lilly Wachowski: Sensing Transgender.
Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you couldn't awaken? How would you know the difference between dream and reality? When a mysterious stranger (Carrie Ann Moss) leads computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth—he life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence. Neo joins legendary and dangerous rebel warrior Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) in the battle to destroy the illusion enslaving humanity.
The Wachowskis’ massive sci-fi/action hit is one of the most popular films ever made by trans filmmakers, and Prof. Keegan argues that the siblings’ coming out retroactively put trans aesthetics at the very center of popular American culture.