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  • (Orpheus) The Poetics of Finitude

    (Orpheus) The Poetics of Finitude

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. This deconstruction of the myth of Orpheus uses live action (from Cocteau’s Orphée), animation, sound, and text to create a visual poem.... Read more
  • 11 Life Lessons from an Awesome Old Dyke

    11 Life Lessons from an Awesome Old Dyke

    USA , 2015 , 8 min. Dorothy, a tough-as-nails butch who kicked ass and took names (including the names of a few lovers) gives an abridged history lesson and offers up a perspective only possible with a PhD from the School of Life.... Read more
  • 50%

    50%

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. This quirky, campy autobiographical short explores intersectionality and identity with the lighthearted confidence of being true to oneself.... Read more
  • 54: The Director's Cut

    54: The Director's Cut

    USA , 2015 , 106 min. A naïve New Jersey boy becomes the belle of New York’s 1970s disco demimonde in this glittering recreation of an era. This revelatory new cut restores Mark Christopher’s original vision, in which the Studio 54 waiter (Ryan Phillippe) embraces hedonism and uses his sexuality to get ahead.... Read more
  • ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. An experimental documentary contemplating race/racism, queerness, fat, femininity, and belonging, ABSENCE is a fiercely honest quest—for community, for visibility, for that queer fat API femme utopia.... Read more
  • Actresses

    Actresses

    USA , 2014 , 11 min. For self-involved actresses love is sometimes sprinkled with a touch of constructive criticism.... Read more
  • Adrift in Sunset

    Adrift in Sunset

    USA , 2015 , 21 min. Dao is ready to go on her date but she also has to spend time with her mom who has Alzheimer’s—bringing her gallivanting ways to a halt. Is it really a good idea to combine the two?... Read more
  • Akeelah and the Bee

    Akeelah and the Bee

    USA , 2006 , 112 min. Eleven-year-old Akeelah is a middle schooler in South Central LA with a talent for spelling. Against many obstacles, but with the help of a special coach, she aims for the highest goal of all: the Scripps National Spelling Bee.... Read more
  • The Album

    The Album

    USA , 2014 , 14 min. Former SF-based director Ray Rea examines the role of photography in documenting history, inspired by an album of rare photos from his Great Uncle Warren, a pre-Stonewall gay man who thoroughly documented his life in NY.... Read more
  • Alex and Ali

    Alex and Ali

    USA , 2014 , 83 min. Two improbable soul mates, an American Peace Corps volunteer and a handsome Iranian in pre-revolutionary Iran, become lovers-in-secret for ten years before they are forced to separate. Thirty-five years later, despite obstacles, they reunite and attempt to rekindle their relationship.... Read more
  • Alto

    Alto

    USA , 2015 , 101 min. It’s a lesbian mob comedy, capeesh? Surprising attractions, the mob, and family traditions gone oobatz pave the road to hilarity in this character-rich story that reveals what it means to come out to The Family.... Read more
  • Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. Filmmaker Deb Simone takes us backstage as LA trans youth prepare for a runway show and calendar launch fundraiser—these young people are also engaging in an intentional process of becoming visible, having a voice, and claiming a future as vital community members.... Read more
  • Bare

    Bare

    USA , 2014 , 88 min. Sarah is trapped in nowheresville Nevada when the worldly drifter Pepper blows into town and opens her eyes to life’s possibilities. But is Sarah being seduced by a wily user, or is she herself using Pepper to break free?... Read more
  • Be Here Nowish Episode 2

    Be Here Nowish Episode 2

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. A girl gets way more than she bargained for when her one-night stand refuses to leave.... Read more
  • Bearmania

    Bearmania

    USA , 2014 , 3 min. Emerging from a swamp of shimmery black liquid, two nude men face off before wrestling in this sexually charged explosion of flesh and glitter.... Read more
  • Beautiful by Night

    Beautiful by Night

    USA , 2014 , 28 min. An exploration of the rituals of transformation by three older drag entertainers (Collette LeGrande, Donna Personna, and Olivia Hart) at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge in SF’s Tenderloin.... Read more
  • Beautiful Something

    Beautiful Something

    USA , 2014 , 91 min. In this sexy, gritty drama set during one night, four diverse gay men explore Philadelphia in search of love, art, and human connection. Wrong alleys turn up the unexpected—but not the unwelcome—for this smoldering quartet looking for love, brotherly or otherwise.... Read more
  • Blood and Water

    Blood and Water

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. Blood and Water finds lust awash in neon on the streets of NYC’s dive bars, as a young student falls for her professor.... Read more
  • Breakaway

    Breakaway

    USA , 2014 , 9 min. Meet Jennifer Deering, a professional football player living in the Bay Area who got a chance to represent the USA at the 2013 IFAF Women’s World Championship in Finland.... Read more
  • El Canto del Colibrí

    El Canto del Colibrí

    USA , 2015 , 50 min. In this intimate, candid, and deeply personal documentary, Latino fathers across the country recount the impact of their children’s coming out, while discussing issues of immigration, culture, prejudice, compassion, and understanding.... Read more
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. Alex, excited to have befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good graces. When her new friend wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn’t understand.... Read more
  • Cherry Bomb

    Cherry Bomb

    USA , 2015 , 3 min. Peaches Christ directs this over-the-top, awesomely wrong, grossly goofball short starring Peggy L’Eggs as a starlet who is rapidly losing her grip—and bodily fluids.... Read more
  • Code Academy

    Code Academy

    USA , 2014 , 16 min. Nisha Ganatra (Chutney Popcorn, Frameline23) returns with Code Academy a futuristic sci-fi short peeking into the inner world of adolescence, gender identity formation, and the role of cyberspace during a tumultuous time of growth.... Read more
  • Deep Run

    Deep Run

    USA , 2015 , 75 min. Young transman Cole and his girlfriend Ashley seek spiritual refuge in a welcoming church—a daunting challenge in rural North Carolina, where conservative Christianity rules. What ultimately saves them is deep love for themselves, each other, and their God.... Read more
  • Desert Migration

    Desert Migration

    USA , 2015 , 80 min. Palm Springs, California, an oasis of intense heat and Speedo-clad hotties, and a haven of a healing community for throngs of aging gay men contending with HIV/AIDS in a lost horizon of rejuvenating sunshine, is profiled with remarkable candor in this elegant, dignified documentary.... Read more
  • Do I Sound Gay?

    Do I Sound Gay?

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. Is it the sibilant “s,” or the drawn-out vowels? In this lighthearted yet thought-provoking documentary, filmmaker David Thorpe is on a quest to understand his “gay voice”—consulting speech experts as well as celebrities like David Sedaris, Tim Gunn, and George Takei.... Read more
  • Dyke Central Episodes 6-10

    Dyke Central Episodes 6-10

    USA , 2015 , 105 min. From new tensions in old friendships to sex scenes that will make you gasp and bite your lower lip, this Oakland webseries gives you everything you want—and everything you didn’t realize you craved until you watched this show.... Read more
  • Elise

    Elise

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. This is a gorgeously shot and tremendously engaging short film about a young, black transgirl and the challenges she faces on a daily basis.... Read more
  • Engender

    Engender

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Peaches Christ, Chaka Corn, and Honey Mahogany lend their voices in this short doc that looks at drag queens as emblems of queer visibility and drag culture as an inherently progressive force.... Read more
  • Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

    Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

    USA , 2015 , 80 min. Endlessly searching choreographer, and filmmaker, intellect, and feminist Yvonne Rainer is the subject of this fascinating reflection on the politics of identity as well as on the always-related concerns of one of the preeminent artists of our time.... Read more
  • The First Session

    The First Session

    USA , 2015 , 6 min. Two adventurous women in search of a little relationship help visit a new therapist for their first session.... Read more
  • Float

    Float

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. Stunningly celebratory and shot completely underwater, this artistic short film features trans and genderqueer folks swimming naked and is set to the music of trans musician Rae Spoon.... Read more
  • Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination

    Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination

    USA , 2014 , 8 min. At 92, Robina Asti, a World War II veteran and pilot, tells her story of living as a transgender woman since 1976 and her fight to be treated like any other widow.... Read more
  • Fresno

    Fresno

    USA , 2015 , 85 min. In this dark comedy, two co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids—one a lesbian and the other a sex addict—use burglary, a bar mitzvah, and lots of purple dildos to dump the body of a hotel guest they accidentally kill.... Read more
  • From the Beginning

    From the Beginning

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. In a redwood forest, three friends dance in this gorgeously shot modern dance short film by the director of the feature film, Test.... Read more
  • From This Day Forward

    From This Day Forward

    USA , 2015 , 79 min. When Sharon Shattuck was still in middle school, her dad came out to her family as transgender and changed names from Michael to Trisha. Now preparing for her own wedding, Shattuck returns home to better understand her parents’ relationship.... Read more
  • The Future Perfect

    The Future Perfect

    USA , 2014 , 13 min. It’s the 22nd century and a time traveler is assigned against his will to return to 1968 to thwart a nascent virus; his insistent supervisor (voiced by Zachary Quinto) has deep personal reasons for sending him back to create “the future perfect.”... Read more
  • Game Face

    Game Face

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. This forthright and sincere doc tracks the parallel stories of the first transgender pro mixed martial arts fighter, Fallon Fox, and a gay college hoops player who is cautiously planning his coming out, as they struggle for acceptance within their sports and society.... Read more
  • Give Him Something Red

    Give Him Something Red

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. A young black artist looks at his choices and how they might impact the rest of his life.... Read more
  • Glow

    Glow

    USA , 2014 , 18 min. Three performers—a Korean American drag queen, a Chinese opera singer who plays male roles, and a mime—talk about their relationship to art and culture in this fascinating docu-narrative.... Read more
  • Gold Star

    Gold Star

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. Two basketball players confront their strained relationship in a game of one-on-one.... Read more
  • Heavenly Peace

    Heavenly Peace

    USA , 2014 , 5 min. A cherub uses his manipulative ways to reunite a couple at Christmas.... Read more
  • Heft

    Heft

    USA , 2014 , 10 min. Set in the East Bay, Heft is about the daily encounters between a large queer black woman and the suitors and scoundrels who vie for her attention.... Read more
  • Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

    Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

    USA , 2015 , 87 min. Henry Gamble’s young life has been devoted to his family and the church over which his father now presides. On the day of his 17th birthday pool party, however, all the undercurrents of this gossamer world begin to surface.... Read more
  • I Am Michael

    I Am Michael

    USA , 2015 , 100 min. In a controversial transformation, committed gay rights advocate Michael Glatze (James Franco) shocked his followers when he renounced homosexuality and embraced a heterosexual life. Justin Kelly’s compelling directorial debut presents this true story in an admirably measured, non-judgmental fashion.... Read more
  • I Don't

    I Don't

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. A wedding-obsessed woman in SF is hoping for a marriage proposal, but has just found out her boyfriend is gay. In a desperate attempt to get over him, she hires a pro, drinks too much wine, and has an only-in-SF bridal dream on Castro Street.... Read more
  • In the Hollow

    In the Hollow

    USA , 2015 , 14 min. In May 1988, girlfriends Claudia Brenner and Rebecca Wight were attacked while hiking the Appalachian Trail. This docu-narrative recounts the shooting, Wight’s death, and Brenner’s desperate survival, as she returns to the trail for the first time since the attack.... Read more
  • Jason and Shirley

    Jason and Shirley

    USA , 2014 , 79 min. Director Stephen Winter presents a fictitious account of the making of Shirley Clarke’s seminal, controversial 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason, depicting the behind-the-scenes power struggle between the director and her eccentric subject.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. This short is the true story of a young Hawaiian girl who aspires to become the leader of her school’s all-male hula troupe, and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her.... Read more
  • Larry Kramer in Love and Anger

    Larry Kramer in Love and Anger

    USA , 2015 , 82 min. A gripping, warts-and-all tribute to one of our most important gay activists, this documentary is a compelling account of the onset and terrible escalation of the AIDS crisis in the United States, an epidemic that came to define Kramer’s life and work.... Read more

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