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Your search by 'Roxie Theater' identified 29 films


  • 2nd Verse : The Rebirth of Poetry

    2nd Verse : The Rebirth of Poetry

    USA , 2007 , 79 min. Bay Area teens prepare for and compete in the Brave New Voices Youth Slam Poetry Competition, including Yosimar from San Jose, who uses spoken word poetry to actively explore his gay identity and boldly proclaim it to all who’ll listen.... Read more
  • A Double Life

    A Double Life

    69 min. Two films from the Academy Award-winning team of Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon cast perceptive, intimate eyes toward a modern China struggling to move forward into the 21st century—as the whole world watches.... Read more
  • A Horse Is Not A Metaphor

    A Horse Is Not A Metaphor

    58 min. Barbara Hammer, a pioneer of lesbian-feminist experimental cinema, offers a first-person look at being a “cancer thriver as well as survivor.” This program about the fragility of life includes A Horse Is Not a Metaphor, Sanctus and Vital Signs.... Read more
  • Alondra: A Transsexual Diary

    Alondra: A Transsexual Diary

    Spain , 2007 , 78 min. Alondra wants one thing from life: to finally be herself. This fascinating, intense and deeply moving documentary traces the physical and emotional transformation of Alberto to Alondra, as we get an intimate and educational glimpse into the “gender reassignment” process.... Read more
  • Bi Request

    Bi Request

    85 min. This is the year of gorgeously tragic bi love stories. While Frameline31’s program featured happy-go-lucky bisexuals flirting and frolicking, this year’s directors focus their lenses on beautiful, sad young things. But don’t fret: There’s fun-loving bisexual porn, too!... Read more
  • Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider

    Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider

    88 min. A trio of films focusing on the lives of gay Native Americans includes a portrait of artist and actor Byron Chief-Moon; the engaging doc Two Spirits, about Denver activist Joey Criddle; and the fictional love story Two Spirits: One Journey.... Read more
  • Citizen Nawi

    Citizen Nawi

    Israel , 2007 , 80 min. A Sephardic Jewish activist living in Israel fights for the rights of oppressed Palestinian villagers while simultaneously waging a battle over the status of his “illegal” Arab lover.... Read more
  • Deep Lez Film Craft

    Deep Lez Film Craft

    Canada , 78 min. Toronto filmmakers Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeidler have been sharing their love of filmmaking and thrift shopping since 1994. This fantastic retrospective addresses queer fantasies, fat phobia, breakups and breakdowns, feminist epiphanies, ballerina dreams and ghost pets.... Read more
  • Equality U

    Equality U

    USA , 2008 , 91 min. A group of LGBT Christian college student activists embark on a cross-country freedom ride to confront discrimination on the campuses of Christian colleges and universities across the U.S.... Read more
  • A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour

    A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour

    USA , 2007 , 81 min. This powerful and intimate portrait deeply honors the conscious experience of dying, a person’s right to choose, the fragility of human relationships and the difficulty of saying goodbye to those you love.... Read more
  • Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies Together

    Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies Together

    84 min. Frameline and the Bay Area Video Coalition are proud to present a collection of short films made by the youth and elders from the local LGBT community participating in the Frameline Generations Film Workshop.... Read more
  • In the Fire

    In the Fire

    79 min. Four documentaries demonstrate that the global LGBT community knows no borders: It’s a fact of life in every community, whether it be North America, Africa or the rain forests of South America.... Read more
  • The Look of Love

    The Look of Love

    99 min. This collection of lesbian shorts explores the ups and downs of love: for a photographer finding love through her lens, an immortal vampire risking everything for love, and a small-town waitress who finds her true love right before her eyes.... Read more
  • Magical Promise: Queer Women of Color Shorts

    Magical Promise: Queer Women of Color Shorts

    87 min. Put queer women of color on your dance card, and get your groove on! From the snap of kink to a campy sashay to rock steady love, these fly and funky films will sway and swing you.... Read more
  • Mom, I Didn’t Kill Your Daughter

    Mom, I Didn’t Kill Your Daughter

    Israel , 2007 , 50 min. Born female, both Lior and Yoav always knew their true identity to be male. Together, they face confusion from everyone in their lives as they strive to become what is most natural to them. Shown with the short trans tale The Perfect Man.... Read more
  • No End

    No End

    Italy , 2008 , 75 min. Giulia and Chiara prepare to have a child together through artificial insemination, but nothing goes exactly according to plan in this subtle and poignant Italian film about love, motherhood, lies and fear.... Read more
  • Out in Africa

    Out in Africa

    76 min. Curated from the groundbreaking Out in Africa Filmmaker Workshop collections, these South African shorts illuminate the lives and loves of LGBT men and women in that country.... Read more
  • Out In India: A Family’s Journey

    Out In India: A Family’s Journey

    USA , 2008 , 71 min. Believing that AIDS education through the arts can save lives, professor David Gere journeys to Calcutta with his family to organize the Make Art/Stop Aids conference. A story of sacrifice, love, passion and the universal power of the arts.... Read more
  • Out: Smashing Homophobia Project

    Out: Smashing Homophobia Project

    Korea , 2007 , 110 min. Teenage lesbians in Korea use “self-camera” (video diaries) to reflect on their subjective struggles with coming out, rocky relationships and bisexuality. Out’s pensive visual style reflects the frustrating isolation all too common among queer youth worldwide.... Read more
  • Play with Me

    Play with Me

    68 min. Informative yet titillating, this collection of short films from local filmmakers endeavor to throw open the closet door and allow the vanilla viewer a peak into BDSM play and relationships.... Read more
  • The Polymath, Or The Life And Opinions Of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

    The Polymath, Or The Life And Opinions Of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

    USA , 2007 , 75 min. Sexual politics and science fiction writing in New York City, through the eyes of African American author Samuel Delany (The Motion of Light in Water, Dhalgren).... Read more
  • Punch Like A Girl / A Ring of Their Own

    Punch Like A Girl / A Ring of Their Own

    USA , 2008 , 58 min. This pair of documentaries pulls us into the gym, the ring and the lives of competitive female boxers whose dedication to the sport and to each other is fierce and unwavering.... 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
  • Sex Positive

    Sex Positive

    USA , 2008 , 76 min. Daryl Wein’s documentary tracks Richard Berkowitz’s progression from angry activist and cocky S&M hustler to broken but proud safe-sex crusader at the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. Shown with Where the Buffalo Roam.... Read more
  • She’s A Boy I Knew

    She’s A Boy I Knew

    Canada , 2007 , 70 min. Filmmaker Gwen Haworth turns the camera on herself and her closest friends and family in this alternately emotional and hilarious, heartbreaking and heartwarming, down-to-earth documentary about her transition from male to female.... Read more
  • Simply Love

    Simply Love

    Netherlands , 2007 , 50 min. This sequel to the 1993 documentary A Change of View, which followed Marcel’s transition to Marcella, now sees Marcella reunited with teenage sweetheart Marijke—and their bond just as strong 40 years later. Shown with Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman.... Read more
  • Tal Como Somos/Just As We Are

    Tal Como Somos/Just As We Are

    USA , 2007 , 70 min. This warm, upbeat documentary profiles seven Latinos and a transgender Latina living in the US, having survived homophobia both here and in their home countries and now flourishing in health education and HIV outreach careers.... Read more
  • Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

    Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

    USA , 2008 , 71 min. Matt Wolf’s beautiful documentary presents the avant-garde composer and disco cult hero’s life through interviews and footage that captures the anxious energy of New York in the late ’70s and early ’80s.... Read more
  • Working On It

    Working On It

    Switzerland , 2008 , 50 min. A group of Berlin-based artists gathers to explore how perceptions of femininity and masculinity are constructed and ask, “What happens when you don’t fit firmly into one box or the other? Shown with A Complicated Queerness: Living Femme in a Dyke Community.... Read more

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