Shawna Virago’s “High Road No. 6” Music Video to Premiere at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
Transgender Music Pioneer and cult solo folk punk/alt country artist Shawna Virago‘s new music video “High Road No. 6”, out now via Tranimal Records, will see it’s festival premiere at the upcoming San Francisco Transgender Film Festival taking place November 11-14. The world’s first and longest-running transgender film festival is accessible online — at home and on any device — for viewers worldwide
Shawna Virago, artistic director of the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) recently announced the 2021 edition of the annual festival dedicated to films by transgender and gender-nonconforming filmmakers, highlighting innovative, experimental, and outside-the-box films. Now in its 24th year, SFTFF runs online from November 11-14, with a rich offering of six new short film programs, featuring a range of genres from documentaries and politics to animation, dance, music, romance, coming-of-age tales, and thrillers.
Said Virago, “This year’s festival features powerful and vibrant film works that showcase trans and gender-non-conforming communities’ resilience and strength along with their street smarts, sass, sexuality, friendship, humor, and courage. Virago continued, “It’s deeply personal and imperative to tell our trans stories — the stories that mainstream media platforms aren’t interested in telling — and share our filmmakers’ creative visions with audiences worldwide, making these films accessible from the comfort of home.”
Check out the festival’s full line-up at https://sftff.org/submissions/.
Virago’s “High Road No. 6” finds the artist at the peak of her creativity, both vocally and with her stellar guitar work. The song serves up a high-energy, lo-fi cowpunk sensibility.
Cigarette trees on either side
Turning off the lane at the old salt flats
Out past where the dust devils dance
To cast my line into the river of chance
On the High Road…High Road No. 6 is available for download (Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes,) and streaming (SoundCloud).