Films / Programs

U.S. Features

These 12 films show the wide range of contemporary LGBT cinema created right in our own backyard. US queer films explore all the genres from musicals to horror films, gender benders to coming out stories and even what may be a first – a queer positive martial arts action film!

  • The Art of Being Straight

    The Art of Being Straight

    USA , 2008 , 77 min. John thinks he’s got it all figured out: He’s young, good looking and has always had a way with the ladies. But when he finds himself in his boss Paul’s bed, his world is turned upside down. First, a fleeting, celluloid romance in the short Untitled Film Stills.... Read more
  • Butch Jamie

    Butch Jamie

    USA , 2007 , 84 min. For Jamie Klein, a butch lesbian thespian determined to make it in Hollywood, getting cast in a role turns into a comic quest for gendered enlightenment.... Read more
  • Ciao


    USA , 2007 , 87 min. When Mark dies, Jeff discovers his best friend’s best-kept secret: an online lover from Italy coming to visit for the first time. Andrea and Jeff meet and discover the many ways that ciao means both goodbye and hello. Shown with the visually stunning short For a Relationship.... Read more
  • Cthulhu


    USA , 2007 , 90 min. A history professor attempts to piece together his isolated hometown’s frightening, hidden history—and his family’s role in it—in this assured debut that features Tori Spelling and boasts amazing camerawork from cinematographer Sean Kirby (Police Beat, Zoo).... Read more
  • Don’t Go

    Don’t Go

    USA , 2007 , 51 min. A refreshing foray into the ensemble cast dramedy, Don’t Go is like “The L Word” with more racial and socioeconomic diversity-funny, fierce and oozing sexuality and attitude. Plus three short films from the heartbreaking to the hilarious.... Read more
  • The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror

    The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror

    USA , 2007 , 106 min. At a remote lodge, a group of queer characters discovers their host has a strange mission: to marry her closeted lesbian daughter to a “cured” gay man. What follows is a perfect mix of camp, satire, chills and skin.... Read more
  • The Lost Coast

    The Lost Coast

    USA , 2008 , 74 min. It’s Halloween night in San Francisco as four twenty-something friends engage in a complicated cat-and-mouse game in which haunting truths are revealed. And a late-night hookup brings the unexpected in the short Solace.... Read more
  • On the Other Hand Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery

    On the Other Hand Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery

    USA , 2008 , 86 min. The latest entertaining and suspenseful installment in here!TV’s films based on author Richard Stevenson’s long-running series of mystery books featuring Chad Allen as Donald Strachey, a gay private investigator based in Albany, New York.... Read more
  • Ready? OK!

    Ready? OK!

    USA , 2008 , 91 min. As a harried single mother in Normal Heights, USA, Andrea is having a bad week. When you wish for a son on the wrestling team, how do you deal with one who loves fashion, dolls and pyramid formations?... Read more
  • The Sensei

    The Sensei

    USA , 2007 , 103 min. Part melodrama, part allegory, all martial arts ass-kicking, The Sensei chronicles a young man’s growth during the ’80s AIDS scare. After being severely beaten, he takes defense lessons in secret, confronting stereotypes and changing a community’s attitudes.... Read more
  • Steam


    USA , 2007 , 117 min. Three very different women weave a fragile bond at their local steam room, where they hope that the hot water vapor will wash away their loneliness, confusion and fear.... Read more
  • Were The World Mine

    Were The World Mine

    USA , 2008 , 95 min. This spirited riff on A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows a theatrical teen who longs for the hot star rugby player. In writer-director Tom Gustafson’s clever hands, the course to true love takes some strange—and beautifully staged—turns.... Read more

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