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Suicide Kale
New couple Jasmine and Penny find an anonymous suicide note while on a brunch date with "perfect" lesbian couple, Jordan and Billie. They set out to uncover the mystery of its author. Winner of Best First U.S. Dramatic Feature at…
El Canto del Colibri - Latino Immigrant Men and Their LGBTQ Family Members
Much like the seldom-heard song of the hummingbird, the voices of Latino fathers are rarely heard in addressing LGBTQ issues. This film aims to amplify their voices. "El Canto del Colibri," is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues…
Treasure - Hate Crimes Against the Transgender Community
The majority of the victims of hate violence homicides in the United States are transgender women. Transgender people of color are six times more likely to experience physical violence from the police. Shelly "Treasure" Hillard, a young African American transwoman,…
Buddies
When yuppie David volunteers to be a "buddy" to an AIDS patient, the gay community center assigns him to Robert, a politically impassioned man abandoned by his friends and lovers. Released in 1985, BUDDIES was the first feature-length drama about…
To Be Takei - Actor and Activist, George Takei
Oh my! This award winning documentary features Star Trek legend, marriage equality advocate, and spokesperson for racial justice; superstar George Takei. Best known for his groundbreaking role of Hikaru Sulu on a certain epic starship and its multi-ethnic crew, Takei…
Call Me Kuchu - Fighting Homophobia in Uganda
In Uganda, a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been introduced in Parliament while the media, church leaders, and American evangelicals are actively fueling the fire of intolerance. Amidst all the homophobic fervor, activist David Kato, the first openly gay man in…
Framing Lesbian Fashion
A landmark 1992 film, Framing Lesbian Fashion looks at the evolution of lesbian attire and identity -butch/femme, flannel, androgyny, cross-dressing and drag, queer fluorescent, S/M and leather, lipstick and more. Featuring interviews with Sally Gearhart, JoAnn Loulan, Arlene Stein, Kitty…
Eye on the Guy - Alan B. Stone and the Age of Beefcake
Alan B. Stone: astute businessman, quiet suburbanite, and master of the homoerotic pin-up. Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone & the Age of Beefcake explores the little-known world of Montreal's physique photography scene, a distinct gay subculture that emerged…
The Salt Mines - Latina Transwomen in New York
The Salt Mines explores the lives of Sara, Gigi and Giovanna, three Latina transwomen who for years have lived on the streets of Manhattan supporting their drug addictions through sex work. They made their temporary home inside broken garbage trucks…
Gaysians - Queer Asian-Americans Share Their Stories
Gaysians is an exploration of family, immigration and language through the voices of five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City. The subjects share stories about their families, and in doing so, shed light on the complicated histories that…
Transparent
Pink or blue. Male or Female. Mommy or Daddy. Categories that we all take for granted are broken apart in transparent, a documentary about 19 female-to-male transgender individuals living in the United States who have given birth and, in all…
Last Call at Maud's
Some genuinely wild women take center stage in Paris Poirier's vivacious and historical documentary about Maud's, the longest-running lesbian bar in the United States. This venerable San Francisco establishment opened in 1966, when lesbians were still very much in the…
Changing Our Minds - The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker
Academy Award winning director Richard Schmiechen (The Times of Harvey Milk) vividly portrays the life and work of the woman described by the Los Angeles Times as "The Rosa Parks of Gay Rights" in Changing Our Minds: The Story of…
Teens Like Phil
Teens Like Phil explores the complicated and painful circumstances surrounding a relationship in an effort to better understand the roots of the bullying epidemic. Phil, a shy, insecure teenager growing up in an affluent suburb, is trapped in the painful…
Fun in Boys Shorts
Every June, a packed house fills the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco for a raucous showcase of the finest in short gay men's films. Frameline, host to the oldest and largest LGBTQ film festival, now brings the festival to…
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The Joy of Life
Multitalented performance artist Harriet "Harry" Dodge (By Hook or By Crook, Cecil B. Demented) brings to life this innovative story of a butch dyke in San Francisco searching for love and self-discovery. Against a backdrop of stunning landscape cinematography, this…
Passing - Profiling the Lives of Young Transmen of Color
Profiling the lives of three young transmen of color, this short doc explores what life is like living as a black man, when no one knows you are transgender, and how each man perceives his own journey with gender after…
Gay USA - 1977 Pride Parades
In his groundbreaking documentary of queer cinema, Arthur Bressan created a queer American panorama when he commissioned filmmakers throughout the country to record all June 1977 Pride parades and marches. He then cut on-the-street interviews of particpants talking about their…
Genderfreak
High School violinist Rachel, the token straight friend in her group, starts the new school year determined to ask her crush, popular guy Pete, to the "Backwards Dance" where the girls ask the guys. Rachel's plans--and her ideas about gender--go…
Change
An African-American teenager grapples with his sexual identity on the night Barack Obama is elected President and Proposition 8--the California voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage--is passed. When one of Jamie's friend group initiates the bullying of an openly gay…