Films / Programs

World Cinema

The best in worldwide LGBT cinema comes to San Francisco! These outstanding films engage, challenge, and entertain–on a global scale.

  • Absent

    Absent

    Argentina , 2011 , 87 min. Sebastiano teaches high school gym classes and coaches swimming. But as young Martin starts to infiltrate Sebastiano’s life, his world will get turned upside down. Eerie from the first frame, this Hitchcockian thriller portrays sexual obsession with terrifying realism.... Read more
  • Bashment

    Bashment

    UK , 2010 , 110 min. The latest from Rikki Beadle-Blair (Metrosexuality, F.I.T.), Bashment swirls together race, sexuality, rhythm, and rhyme. J.J. is a white, gay rapper, a rising star in London’s urban music scene, when his lover is attacked by a rival group.... Read more
  • Christopher and His Kind

    Christopher and His Kind

    USA , 2010 , 90 min. Against the intoxicating backdrop of Berlin’s gay subculture during the waning hedonism of the Weimar Republic, Christopher and His Kind presents the true story of Christopher Isherwood‘s celebrated The Berlin Stories that served as the basis for Cabaret.... Read more
  • The Evening Dress

    The Evening Dress

    France , 2009 , 96 min. Twelve-year-old Juliette is irresistibly drawn to her French teacher, Madame Solenska. But when the teacher’s affection seems to be waning, how far will Juliette go to take revenge?... Read more
  • A Few Days of Respite

    A Few Days of Respite

    Algeria , 2010 , 80 min. This story of an Iranian couple illegally emigrating from Iran to France is an elegant, restrained film about the subtle but profound manifestations of love when it develops amid a repressive regime.... Read more
  • Four More Years

    Four More Years

    Sweden , 2010 , 90 min. David is a Swedish political rock star who’s on the brink of ultimate success when he falls in love with Martin, a member of the opposing political party. It’s a cheeky comedic romp that redefines what it means to be bipartisan.... Read more
  • Hannah and the Hasbian

    Hannah and the Hasbian

    80 min. A romance crossed with a buddy movie, Aussie Gordon Napier’s first feature film opens as, nonchalantly over a bowl of cereal, reserved Hannah finds out that the love of her life just into the whole girl thing anymore—herself included.... Read more
  • Harvest

    Harvest

    Germany , 2011 , 85 min. Harvest shows us the beauty in the everyday with a story set on a German educational farm. Farm apprentice Marko is a loner, but curly-headed Jakob breaks his shell. Their languid, agonizing crush makes for a tender rural love story.... Read more
  • Kawa

    Kawa

    New Zealand , 2011 , 76 min. Kawa’s life is full of obligations: to his family, his business, and his Maori community. This adaptation of Witi Ihimaera’s (Whale Rider) sexually frank novel explores what it’s like coming out with a family in tow–and facing the fallout that follows.... Read more
  • Looking For Simon

    Looking For Simon

    Germany , 2011 , 89 min. When Simon, a prominent doctor in France, goes missing after a fight, his distraught mother begrudgingly enlists the help of Simon’s smug ex-boyfriend to locate him.... Read more
  • Madame X

    Madame X

    Indonesia , 2011 , 102 min. Madame X lets us have it all at once: the action-loaded superhero movie, the never-ending-laughter trashiness of queer comedy, and the social consciousness of political film. An older couple initiates Adam into new superpowers as superheroine Madame X.... Read more
  • The Night Watch

    The Night Watch

    UK , 2011 , 90 min. For a group of outsiders in World War II London, their world is defined more by what’s missing than what’s present. Adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel, this is an achingly beautiful cyclone of missed connections and fragmented pasts.... Read more
  • Old Cats

    Old Cats

    Chile , 2010 , 89 min. From award-winning filmmakers of The Maid comes a wickedly delicious chamber drama about a family marinating in its own problems. A daughter and her butch lover drop in on her parents for a coked-up visit. What could go wrong?... Read more
  • Romeos

    Romeos

    Germany , 2011 , 94 min. Lukas navigates his way through a sweltering summer with a body in transition and hormones to spare. Can he find a true connection amid chaos?... Read more
  • The Sleeping Beauty of East Finchley

    The Sleeping Beauty of East Finchley

    80 min. Three films prove romance is not just for youngsters. Colonel Leadley shakes up Mr. Jones's retirement in The Colonel's Outing, while in Sleeping Beauty Joan wakes up to discover that she has a talent for more than singing.... Read more
  • Three

    Three

    Germany , 2010 , 119 min. From Tom Tykwer, the director of iconic film Run, Lola, Run comes Three, an atmospheric piece about bisexuality, love and longing in cosmopolitan Berlin. With pulsing sensuality, smoldering characters prove that love really can be as easy as one, two, three.... Read more
  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    France , 2011 , 84 min. Laure, a boyish ten year old, introduces herself to a new acquaintance as “Mikaël”. But as time passes, Laure’s relationship to Lisa becomes increasingly close, making the ambiguity of her situation ever more complicated.... Read more
  • Trigger

    Trigger

    Canada , 2010 , 78 min. Ten years after having an onstage clash, former bandmates and recovering addicts, Kat and Vic, reunite for the first time and attempt to put their unresolved issues behind them. Stars Deadwood’s Molly Parker and the late Tracy Wright.... Read more
  • Unhappy Birthday

    Unhappy Birthday

    UK , 2010 , 89 min. Set in and around the remote tidal island of Amen, Unhappy Birthday is the fictional story of three outsiders’ battles against the twisted morals of an antiquated and isolated community. Inspired by British cult classics such as The Wicker Man.... Read more
  • Walking Toward

    Walking Toward

    Italy , 2010 , 75 min. Bosnian immigrant Emina and her roommate Antonia find a cure for loneliness in each other. But a dark secret from Emina's mysterious past haunts her in this tense Italian drama.... Read more
  • Weekend

    Weekend

    UK , 2011 , 96 min. Russell and Glen hook up at a Friday night club, and their intimacy pulls the very different men closer. As these two unlikely companions spend the weekend talking, having sex and drinking, they discover something life altering.... Read more

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