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Your search by 'Castro Theatre' identified 50 films

  • All Over Me

    All Over Me

    USA , 1997 , 90 min. Claude and Ellen are 15-year-old best friends growing up in homophobic Hell’s Kitchen in the late '90s—they are riot grrrls-in-training practicing barre chords on electric guitars with no amps in Claude’s pink bedroom and at least one of them is a budding baby dyke.... Read more
  • Annie


    USA , 1982 , 126 min. With the all-star cast of Carol Burnett, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, and Albert Finney, and a band of surly girls singing and dancing their way through one of the most infectious soundtracks of all time, this 30th anniversary screening of Annie is not to be missed!... Read more
  • Battlefield


    80 min. Just like everyone, gay and bisexual men face a lot of obstacles when it comes to love, whether it’s one-night stands, age differentials, first dates, first love, separations, or even our families. Either way, it’s a battlefield! Join us for some of the best gay men’s shorts of the year.... Read more
  • Beauty


    South Africa , 2011 , 98 min. A closeted, middle-aged married man with an unhealthy fixation on a studly college grad explodes in self-hatred and sexual violence in this challenging drama by South African writer-director Oliver Hermanus, who deftly reveals the tragic longing behind his protagonist’s repression and rage.... Read more
  • Bunnies Galore

    Bunnies Galore

    60 min. Hop on down to the Castro Theatre for this bunny-filled Sunday morning kid-friendly animated program sure to delight viewers of all ages. The Girl Bunnies, a trio of stop-action animation shorts, will be rounded out with the wonderful Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales.... Read more
  • Bye Bye Blondie

    Bye Bye Blondie

    France , 2011 , 87 min. French film icons Emmanuelle Béart and Béatrice Dalle heat up the screen as Frances and Gloria, who broke each other's hearts as teenagers. Now middle-aged, they attempt to rekindle their romance. Will it work, this time around?... Read more
  • Call Me Kuchu

    Call Me Kuchu

    USA , 2012 , 87 min. The first openly gay man In Uganda, activist David Kato boldly fights homophobia and a new bill that would make homosexuality punishable by death. It’s a remarkable portrait of courage, and the inspiring final testimony of a true David fighting a vociferous Goliath.... Read more
  • Cloudburst


    Canada , 2011 , 94 min. Stella and Dot (Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, respectively), a lesbian couple who have been together for thirty years, break out of a nursing home and run for the border to get married.... Read more
  • Face 2 Face

    Face 2 Face

    USA , 2012 , 110 min. Successful Hollywood director Katherine Brooks (Loving Annabelle) discovers the power of true friendship in the digital age as she embarks on an impulsive 11,000-mile journey to meet fifty of her Facebook friends Face 2 Face.... Read more
  • Facing Mirrors

    Facing Mirrors

    Iran , 2011 , 102 min. Iranian female director Negar Azarbayjani’s remarkable first feature is also the first Iranian narrative film with a transgender protagonist. Hoping to go overseas for FTM sex-reassignment surgery before her father marries her off to a male cousin, Eddie is saved by a naïve and conservative young wife who is shocked to learn Eddie is “trans.”... Read more
  • Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    85 min. This wonderful shorts program is an eclectic collection containing dramatic and comic stories about the sorrows and joys of our lives and how it affects our lovers, our families and our friends.... Read more
  • Four


    USA , 2012 , 75 min. In this adaptation of Christopher Shinn’s play Four, a closeted married man, his young daughter, a gay teen, and a minor drug dealer struggle to escape the dullness and desperation of their lives through temporary connections.... Read more
  • Frauensee


    Germany , 2012 , 87 min. A chance encounter between two lesbian couples on a beautiful lake leads to friendship, flirtation and an exploration of the shifting boundaries of modern lesbian romance in this seriously sexy drama.... Read more
  • Fun In Boys Shorts

    Fun In Boys Shorts

    85 min. Our annual crowd-pleasing best of men’s comic shorts takes us to a backyard in Australia, a couple of front yards in Canada, a Bronx prom night, and a family’s apartment where someone loses his virginity at a religious holiday celebration.... Read more
  • Fun In Girls Shorts

    Fun In Girls Shorts

    78 min. Public processing, princess meets maiden, missed connections, inopportune allergy attacks, Bollywood drag king dreams and unrequited lovers — bring a date, find a date, heck, dump a date at this stellar offering of queer women’s shorts!... Read more
  • Funkytown


    Canada , 2011 , 132 min. It’s 1976, and the Disco era has landed in Montreal, bringing with it groovy new sounds and moves, flamboyant clothes and clubs, and a new generation of cultural icons and wannabes. Funkytown takes us on a ride through the glitz and glamour of the era, as well as through its darker underside when karmic consequences unfold from all the carefree cavorting.... Read more
  • Gayby


    USA , 2012 , 89 min. The laughs are plenty when straight girl, Jenn, and her gay best friend, Matt, decide to have a baby the old fashioned way; in Jonathan Lisecki’s irreverent romantic comedy.... Read more
  • Habana Muda

    Habana Muda

    76 min. Amor speaks louder than words in Eric Brach’s compassionate documentary that follows the complicated romantic entanglements and émigré dreams of Chino, a charismatic deaf and hard of hearing bisexual who supports his female partner and kids in rural Cuba while falling for a Mexican lover in Havana.... Read more
  • I Am A Woman Now

    I Am A Woman Now

    Netherlands , 2011 , 86 min. A group of aging transwomen who shared the same groundbreaking surgeon in the ’60s and ’70s reflect back on their lives, sharing stories of pain and rejection, but also joy and triumph.... Read more
  • I Want Your Love

    I Want Your Love

    USA , 2012 , 71 min. This very sexually explicit yet mature feature, expanded from a 2010 short, tells the unflinchingly honest story of an emotionally conflicted San Francisco performance artist during his final sex-drenched, soul-searching days before moving back to Ohio.... Read more
  • Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

    Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

    USA , 2012 , 94 min. Grab your Wayfarers and hop in a vintage fifties car for a road trip full of breathtaking desert landscapes and shirtless pool parties to Joshua Tree, 1951, a sumptuously filmed, neo-noir portrait of James Dean just before he finds fame.... Read more
  • Keep the Lights On

    Keep the Lights On

    USA , 2012 , 101 min. Ira Sachs’s ambitious and intense depiction of the fraught relationship between a literary lawyer with substance abuse issues and a documentary filmmaker is one of the most honest and moving films in years. Through an autobiographical prism, the film refracts powerfully to convey a larger and revelatory lesson about the secrets people keep.... Read more
  • Kiss Me

    Kiss Me

    Sweden , 2011 , 107 min. An uptight, engaged woman quickly falls in love with her free-spirited, future stepsister, and must decide between burying her feelings and losing those who love her.... Read more
  • Let My People Go!

    Let My People Go!

    France , 2011 , 88 min. First time director Mikael Buch, along with co-writer Christopher Honoré, delivers a hilarious and relatable, heart-warming tale of two feuding lovers from different wacky worlds. Let My People Go! is filled with laughs, love, and heaping helpings of kitschy fun.... Read more
  • The Living End

    The Living End

    USA , 1992 , 92 min. Billed as “An Irresponsible Movie by Gregg Araki,” The Living End would change the future of queer cinema when it was released twenty years ago. Buckle up for this hedonistic and revolutionary road trip that will leave you spinning even today.... Read more
  • Love Free or Die

    Love Free or Die

    USA , 2012 , 83 min. Macky Alston’s latest documentary deftly unwinds the riveting story of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay, partnered bishop fighting for LGBT inclusion in the Episcopal Church. Will love conquer all? And will the Church hold together?... Read more
  • Love or Whatever

    Love or Whatever

    USA , 2012 , 84 min. Corey’s life going exactly to plan, but when his hot boyfriend leaves him for a woman, he’s forced to learn that love can’t be planned. Filled with great lines and hot guys, Love or Whatever is an entertaining and delightful comedy.... Read more
  • Me @ the Zoo

    Me @ the Zoo

    USA , 2011 , 90 min. “Leave Britney alone!” words that would make Chris Crocker famous on YouTube. Behind these three simple words lies much more than a plea of empathy for a star being hounded by paparazzi. It’s a powerful cry of rage by a young gay man who fights against bullying in a platform that has changed how we can share stories.... Read more
  • Mixed Kebab

    Mixed Kebab

    Belgium , 2012 , 98 min. Cross-cultural pals Bram and Kevin travel from Belgium to Turkey, encountering family traditions, fundamentalist religious sects, unexpected romance and steamy sex in a hammam in Guy Lee Thys’s deftly balanced dramedy.... Read more
  • The Mountain

    The Mountain

    Norway , 2011 , 73 min. Estranged couple Solveig and Nora trek through a frozen landscape in an attempt to repair their relationship. Sparse dialogue, superb performances and stunning photography enrich this deceptively simple story.... Read more
  • My Best Day

    My Best Day

    USA , 2012 , 75 min. At Hank’s Refrigeration on the 4th of July, receptionist Karen gets a call from her long-lost father. What follows is a day of mishaps, fireworks, and realizations alongside an ensemble of small town outsiders in this funny and reflective romp.... Read more
  • My Brother the Devil

    My Brother the Devil

    UK , 2011 , 111 min. Brothers Mo and Rashid are growing up in a traditional Egyptian household in a modest London flat. As they each confront their different inner demons and phobias, they must learn it is love and understanding that take real courage—before they are torn apart.... Read more
  • Naked as We Came

    Naked as We Came

    USA , 2011 , 84 min. A lifetime of dysfunction bubbles to the serene surface of this mesmerizing drama about one family’s struggle to connect. Filmmaker Richard LeMay crafts a quiet, forceful story that raises questions about lost love, lifetime regrets and the meaning of following your passion.... Read more
  • North Sea Texas

    North Sea Texas

    Belgium , 2011 , 96 min. In this charming, sexy coming-of-age story set along the Belgian coastline in the early 1970s, Pim is a boy unafraid of his predilection for dressing up in women’s clothes, putting on makeup or pining for the handsome, older boy who lives next door.... Read more
  • Off Beat

    Off Beat

    Switzerland , 2011 , 95 min. Lukas is a guy with many faces: he’s a lover, a musician, manager of a hemp plantation, a drug addict, and a big brother. When his more-talented little brother joins the spotlight, Lukas’s own dreams fade fast in Jan Gassmann’s gritty, intimate narrative debut.... Read more
  • Our Paradise

    Our Paradise

    France , 2011 , 100 min. In this sexy and disturbing drama, Vassili, an aging hustler, meets the younger Angelo in a Paris park, and they embark on a passionate affair. Unfortunately, the older man’s increasingly alarming and violent behavior toward their clients threatens to upend the couple’s dreams of a happy life together.... Read more
  • Passionate Politics / A Force of Nature

    Passionate Politics / A Force of Nature

    105 min. Two short and inspiring documentaries: Passionate Politics shows how lesbian activist, writer and teacher Charlotte Bunch’s political engagement has set the pace for the international women’s movement. Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple celebrates whirlwind journalist and philanthropist extraordinaire Ellen Ratner in A Force of Nature.... Read more
  • A Perfect Ending

    A Perfect Ending

    USA , 2011 , 114 min. The sexual chemistry is off the charts between ’90s TV icon Barbara Niven as the beautiful blond client and out lesbian actress Jessica Clark as the smokin’ hot hooker who truly does have a heart of gold (backed by the fabulous Morgan Fairchild as the madam).... Read more
  • Petunia


    USA , 2011 , 104 min. Meek, neurotic blogger Charlie Petunia is supposed to be celibate, but he’s in love with a married man… who lives in the apartment downstairs! Luckily for him, his family’s problems make his life look like a cakewalk in this personality-filled comedy with a winning ensemble cast.... Read more
  • Revealing Mr. Maugham

    Revealing Mr. Maugham

    France , 2012 , 84 min. Through interviews with family, friends and scholars (including Armistead Maupin and Alexander McCall-Smith), Revealing Mr. Maugham explores the professional and private complexities of this little known literary giant and gay pioneer who left his wife for the man of his dreams.... Read more
  • Sassy Pants

    Sassy Pants

    2012 , 88 min. A biting coming of age, inter-generational comedy, Sassy Pants follows recent homeschool grad Bethany Pruitt as she struggles to break free from her smothering mom with minimal help from her deadbeat gay dad to realize her dream of attending fashion school.... Read more
  • Stud Life

    Stud Life

    UK , 2012 , 80 min. Homophobia in urban London affects the lives of two best mates—a black lesbian stud and her gay male sidekick—and they are forced to reevaluate everything they know about love and friendship.... Read more
  • Transgender Tuesdays: A Clinic In the Tenderloin

    Transgender Tuesdays: A Clinic In the Tenderloin

    USA , 2012 , 54 min. In the late ’80s, as AIDS raged, San Francisco opened the country’s first primary care clinic for transgender people, who came for the hormones and stayed for the healthcare which had long been denied them.... Read more
  • Unconditional


    UK , 2011 , 92 min. An astonishingly brave and surprising coming-of-age story, Unconditional convincingly demonstrates the malleability of sexuality and gender in its story of an unsure teenaged boy romanced by a charismatic loan officer who wants him to wear women’s clothes.... Read more
  • Unforgivable


    France , 2011 , 111 min. French auteur André Techiné (Wild Reeds, The Witnesses) entangles a complicated love story with a multigenerational family drama set along the canals of Venice, where a famous writer (silver fox Andre Dussollier) marries a chic bisexual and hires her lesbian ex to track down his wayward daughter.... Read more
  • United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

    United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

    USA , 2012 , 93 min. This first feature-length documentary examines how through ACT UP, a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the way AIDS was represented in U.S. culture and save each other’s lives.... Read more
  • Vito


    USA , 2011 , 93 min. We could think of no better way to begin this year’s Festival than with a film about one of the most influential people in the history of queer cinema—Vito, a moving and gorgeous documentary about Vito Russo, the inexhaustible gay activist who wrote “The Celluloid Closet” and changed LGBT cinema forever.... Read more
  • The Wise Kids

    The Wise Kids

    USA , 2011 , 91 min. Questions of faith and sexuality run quietly and deeply in Stephen Cone’s brilliantly sweet coming of age drama about being gay and Southern Baptist in middle-class Charleston, South Carolina.... Read more
  • Worldly Affairs

    Worldly Affairs

    85 min. This year’s edition of the best and sexiest international gay men’s shorts takes us on a tour of Latin America, the Middle East and Down Under. We’ll visit a drag show in Cuba, take a train ride in Europe, explore a park in the Middle East and finish our journey at a juvenile detention center in Australia.... Read more
  • Worldly Women

    Worldly Women

    91 min. Take your mind on a tour around the globe with this women’s shorts program, with destinations unlimited–seductive hotel rooms, dimly lit nightclubs, rugged coastlines, and threesomes—love is where you find it!... Read more