Trans Director Lana Wachowski Gives Heartfelt Speech at The Matrix 4 'Resurrections' Premiere
The Matrix Resurrections starring Keanu Reeves (Neo aka The One) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity) is the fourth installment to the Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow franchise after nearly two decades. Iconic transgender directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski revolutionized the action genre with their creative cinematography and visual effects which led the Matrix Trilogy to become a billion-dollar box office success.
The Matrix's fourth film, which is set to hit theaters tomorrow December 22, 2021, was directed by Lana Wachowski without her sister. According to Epicstream, Lilly did not join her sister in directing due to her wanting to venture into a different genre of directing. Nevertheless, the film's reboot was brought to life and 'The Matrix Resurrections' had its world premiere at San Francisco Castro Theatre on Saturday (Dec. 19).
Lana gave a heartfelt speech, recounting that when she was struggling with her identity the Castro Theatre was her safe space.
“My whole life, movie theaters have sustained me. When I was in high school and I was struggling with my identity, I would run to the movies for popcorn, sticky floor and a kung fu movie and everything seemed like it was going to be okay,” Lana Wachowski.
She further added, that it was hard having theaters be closed “because the collective dreaming that happens in these spaces is how we imagine different futures, different lives, different possibilities, different kinds of hope and different kinds of love.”
The night ended with a standing ovation and a fireworks display on the waterfront. Gayes, lets give it up to our sister Lana. Will you be watching the Matrix 4?