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Your search by 'Castro Theatre' identified 49 films

  • 25 Cent Preview

    25 Cent Preview

    USA , 2007 , 91 min. Part Cassavetian improvisatory drama and part Tenderloin vérité, this unflinching look at life on San Francisco's Polk Street doesn't pull any punches. Shown with The Famous Joe Project, about a gay man and his webcam.... Read more
  • Bears


    USA , 2007 , 90 min. Follow seven contestants as they prepare for the Mr. International Bear Contest, held in San Francisco each February. Whether you're a bear yourself, a bear chaser or just bear-curious, this is a great introduction to a vibrant subculture.... Read more
  • Best Mates

    Best Mates

    As these short films illustrate, friendships between a gay guy and a straight guy can be confusing, frustrating and often fulfilling all at the same time.... Read more
  • Blueprint


    USA , 2007 , 75 min. Two young African American college friends living in Harlem fall restlessly in love during an impromptu trip to the countryside, where nature's calming effects help transform their differences into mutual admiration.... Read more
  • The Bubble

    The Bubble

    Israel , 2006 , 117 min. From the director of Yossi and Jagger, this contemporary, queer Romeo And Juliet is the story of the love between two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, and the forces that conspire to drive them apart.... Read more
  • The Curiosity of Chance

    The Curiosity of Chance

    USA , 2006 , 99 min. Imagine Pretty in Pink if Ducky were the film's star-and gay. This loopy, teen comedy tracks the exploits of a charming, queer dandy in the stultifying world of high school in the tacky '80s.... Read more
  • The DL Chronicles

    The DL Chronicles

    USA , 2007 , 100 min. This trio of sexy, engaging stories delineates the variety of social and class-related situations that lead African American men away from lives of honesty and openness and into the world of the downlow.... Read more
  • Dyke Delights

    Dyke Delights

    Who says lesbians don't have a sense of humor? This hilarious group of shorts about jealous girlfriends, polyamory, monster dykes and furry animals will certainly prove them wrong.... Read more
  • El Calentito

    El Calentito

    Spain , 2005 , 89 min. In a newly free Spain, teenage Sara joins an all-girl punk rock group at the pansexual nightclub El Calentito, but a military coup threatens the band's-and the country's-future in this high-energy, offbeat, coming-of-age comedy.... Read more
  • Fall From Grace

    Fall From Grace

    USA , 2007 , 71 min. This disturbing but fascinating documentary exposes the twisted, insular world of Baptist preacher Fred Phelps and his aggressive crusade to stamp out homosexuality.... Read more
  • The Fall of '55

    The Fall of '55

    USA , 2006 , 82 min. McCarthyism reigns in Boise, Idaho in 1955 as a gay sex scandal rocks the city, and a frenzied homosexual witch-hunt ensues.... Read more
  • Finn's Girl

    Finn's Girl

    Canada , 2007 , 88 min. Family values, reproductive rights and pre-teen angst form the center of this contemporary Canadian drama. After her partner dies, successful doctor Finn Jefferies faces the biggest challenge of her life, raising an angry 11-year-old daughter.... Read more
  • Fun Down There

    Fun Down There

    USA , 1989 , 89 min. One of the first gay features released after the arrival of the AIDS epidemic, Fun Down There offers a refreshingly uncomplicated view of coming out and coming of age.... Read more
  • Fun In Boys' Shorts

    Fun In Boys' Shorts

    This perennial Festival favorite returns with eight eclectic shorts featuring Team Pimp, a horny Frenchman, the politics of marriage turned upside down, a faux pair of Olsens, a new short from Mark Christopher and much, much more!... Read more
  • Fun In Girls' Shorts

    Fun In Girls' Shorts

    This year's ever popular program representing the best in lesbian cinema will inspire and delight with bold, beautiful and award-winning short films.... Read more
  • Gay Noir

    Gay Noir

    Taking their inspiration from classic Hollywood crime drama, these five queer shorts ranging from the comic to the bizarre prove once again that crime doesn't pay.... Read more
  • The Godfather of Disco

    The Godfather of Disco

    USA , 2007 , 82 min. From Mel Cheren's contributions to the '70s dance music scene to his courageous role in the fight against AIDS, this documentary explores an era when legends were born and a passionate community was cultivated and upended by a deadly disease.... Read more
  • Holding Trevor

    Holding Trevor

    USA , 2007 , 88 min. Trapped in a destructive relationship and a thankless job, Trevor finds a new beginning in Ephram, an ambitious, attractive medical intern. But through a raw, emotional journey, Trevor discovers some people are too precious to abandon.... Read more
  • Itty Bitty Titty Committee

    Itty Bitty Titty Committee

    USA , 2007 , 90 min. This romantic comedy is a rockin' love song to the heady rush of sex, freedom and rebellion that happens when an everyday girl discovers her own strength and the righteous indignation needed to take action and change the world.... Read more
  • Kan-GAY-roo! - New Shorts from Down Under

    Kan-GAY-roo! - New Shorts from Down Under

    The Aussies are back in this program of eclectic gay shorts from the other side of the world.... Read more
  • Kate Clinton: 25th Anniversary Tour

    Kate Clinton: 25th Anniversary Tour

    USA , 2007 , 60 min. In 2006, to mark her silver anniversary as a performer, lesbian comic Kate Clinton embarked on a 50-city "It's Come to This!" tour. Her hilarious performance is interspersed with a variety of personal moments and tributes.... Read more
  • Lez Be Friends

    Lez Be Friends

    USA , 2007 , 70 min. In post-Stonewall Greenwich Village circa 1969, butch dyke Ricca Pike must pass as a straight woman so as not to upset her lesbian-loathing, gay male landlord in this raucous, two-episode revisionist sitcom in the tradition of "Three's Company."... Read more
  • The Man of My Life

    The Man of My Life

    France , 2006 , 114 min. Frédéric confronts his hidden desires when he meets the seductive and self-assured Hugo in this dreamlike portrayal of a summer vacation in the stunning French countryside.... Read more
  • Nina's Heavenly Delights

    Nina's Heavenly Delights

    UK , 2006 , 96 min. Iron Chef meets lesbian love in this romantic comedy from 1993 Frameline Award recipient Pratibha Parmar. When closeted Nina returns to Glasgow for her father's funeral, the local curry cookoff becomes a recipe for romance.... Read more
  • Out at the Wedding

    Out at the Wedding

    USA , 2006 , 96 min. Lee Friedlander, the director of Girl Play, brings us this witty, farcical romp exploring the comically bumbling way in which we sometimes struggle to come out to the people we love-whether we're gay or straight.... Read more
  • Outing Riley

    Outing Riley

    USA , 2004 , 87 min. A good, Irish Catholic guy struggling to come out to his straight brothers, Bobby finds that sometimes the bonds of family can overcome the ignorance of tradition. And true feelings are revealed in the short Run to Me.... Read more
  • Pooh's Heffalump Movie

    Pooh's Heffalump Movie

    USA , 2005 , 68 min. With all your favorite Milne characters, original songs by Carly Simon and the voice of Brenda Blethyn as Mama Heffalump, this charming new Pooh parable is humorous and heartwarming entertainment for the whole family.... Read more
  • Red Without Blue

    Red Without Blue

    USA , 2006 , 76 min. Identical twins Alex and Mark struggle to reconcile their painful adolescence and Alex's decision to transition to a woman. Red Without Blue reexamines selfhood and sexual identity as we witness the evolution and rebirth of a courageous family.... Read more
  • Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World

    Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World

    USA , 2007 , 80 min. Welcome to West Lahunga Beach, the gayest of gay ghettoes where Rick and Steve make their fabulously decorated double-income-no-children home. The insults fly, nothing goes unspoken, and the ugly, bitter truth about domestic bliss never looked so cute.... Read more
  • Rights and Wrongs

    Rights and Wrongs

    The wrongs that the LGBT community is currently fighting against are challenged in these inspiring short films of protest and determination.... Read more
  • Rock Haven

    Rock Haven

    USA , 2007 , 78 min. Walls come tumbling down when a young man with a life built on Christian values meets a handsome stranger who personifies his deepest and most secret desire.... Read more
  • Semper Fi: One Marine's Journey

    Semper Fi: One Marine's Journey

    USA , 2007 , 73 min. Lance Corporal Jeff Key is a gay Marine stationed in Iraq who sees the failure of both the military situation and the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. This eye-opening documentary proves that patriotism, like sexuality, comes in many different packages.... Read more
  • Shelter


    USA , 2007 , 90 min. First love and surfing in Southern California form the foundation of this gritty, romantic film, produced by here! Networks, about a young man forced by responsibility to grow up fast.... Read more
  • Shelter Me

    Shelter Me

    Italy , 2007 , 100 min. Returning from a Tunisian vacation, Anna and Mara find an Arab teenager stashed in their luggage. Good-hearted Anna takes him in, but their makeshift family is soon undermined by the outside world-and their own internal dynamics.... Read more
  • Spider Lilies

    Spider Lilies

    Taiwan , 2007 , 94 min. A 2007 Berlin Film Festival Teddy Award winner for Best Queer Feature, Spider Lilies is a trippy hybrid of traditional queer Asian tragedy and medicated magical realism.... Read more
  • Starrbooty


    USA , 2007 , 83 min. RuPaul delivers the raunchiest performance of the year as a supermodel who goes undercover as a street hooker to rescue her kidnapped niece. Shows with bad boy Bruce LaBruce's first foray into lesbian film, Give Piece of Ass a Chance.... Read more
  • Stealth


    Switzerland , 2006 , 112 min. In this delightful human comedy, a young Swiss intellectual with a great career and boyfriend turns his life upside down when his obsession with his Polish roots leads him on a series of boisterous misadventures.... Read more
  • Suffering Man's Charity

    Suffering Man's Charity

    USA , 2007 , 92 min. In his solo directorial debut, Alan Cumming plays a failed composer-turned-music teacher who takes handsome dilettante Sebastian under his wing.... Read more
  • Surveillance


    UK , 2007 , 86 min. Are you being watched? You might wonder after seeing this dynamic and tense political thriller. Set in contemporary London, the fast-paced action follows a young urban professional who has a one-night-stand with the wrong guy.... Read more
  • This Kiss

    This Kiss

    Australia , 2007 , 65 min. High school reunions can be minefields of trauma, yet sometimes the hardest encounter is the one with the former best friend. An alternately comic and serious take on old friends who've grown apart. Shown with Sexy Thing, another look at childhood... Read more
  • Through Thick and Thin

    Through Thick and Thin

    USA , 2007 , 75 min. Seven gay and lesbian bi-national couples struggle against U.S. immigration laws. Artificially torn apart by a prejudiced government, the couples find that distance makes the heart grow fonder, and the mind grow angrier.... Read more
  • Tick Tock Lullaby

    Tick Tock Lullaby

    UK , 2006 , 73 min. Bursting with smart, tender observations on the travails of prospective parenthood, Tick Tock Lullaby is a sharply observed three-part exploration of sexuality and the search for sperm in hip, thirty-something London.... Read more
  • Trained in the Ways of Men

    Trained in the Ways of Men

    USA , 2007 , 102 min. Ambiguities surrounding transgender rights in the state of California are examined in this documentary about the murder of Alameda County teen Gwen Araujo in 2002. Was justice truly served in the wake of two ensuing murder trials?... Read more
  • Twilight Dancers

    Twilight Dancers

    Philippines , 2006 , 105 min. Sultry, unabashedly sexual young Filipino strippers begin their seduction during the opening titles and don't stop until the end credits finish rolling, as they struggle to survive with beauty as their only currency.... Read more
  • The Two Sides of the Bed

    The Two Sides of the Bed

    Spain , 2005 , 108 min. When Marta leaves fiancé Javier at the altar for his best friend Pedro's girlfriend Raquel, it is just the start of the romantic complications in this sexy, musical comedy.... Read more
  • Vivere


    Germany , 2006 , 97 min. It's Christmas Eve in Rotterdam, and three enchanting women search for love and the meaning of life in this beautiful, sad and hopeful cinematic poem.... Read more
  • The Witnesses

    The Witnesses

    France , 2007 , 115 min. In his latest masterpiece, André Téchiné (Wild Reeds) tells a story of friendship, sex and love amid the early days of the AIDS crisis in France.... Read more
  • Worldly Affairs

    Worldly Affairs

    With some of the Festival's best shorts in tow, our gay, cinematic globe-trotting will take you from Argentina to the British Isles and on to India and Hong Kong with a stop in Europe.... Read more
  • You Belong To Me

    You Belong To Me

    USA , 2007 , 82 min. In this edgy thriller, it's hard to know who's stalking whom when an architect seeks to draw closer to a reluctant lover by moving into his building-only to discover that the address holds deadly secrets.... Read more

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