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Your search by 'Castro Theatre' identified 42 films


  • Akron

    Akron

    USA , 2015 , 88 min. A spark of attraction, a budding romance, a dark family secret: tender first love between a pair of college freshmen is put to the test when a tragic connection from far in their past is unexpectedly revealed.... Read more
  • AWOL

    AWOL

    USA , 2016 , 85 min. Tomboy Joey and married mom Rayna fall for each other in this story of star-crossed love set in working-class rural Pennsylvania. The pair can’t quit each other, but they struggle to imagine a life together as Joey’s deployment for Afghanistan approaches.... Read more
  • BearCity 3

    BearCity 3

    USA , 2016 , 108 min. The beefy, burly boys of the sweet and sexy series return for a romp in the woods, tent-hopping and wisecracking their way toward true romance and out-and-proud parenthood on a campy camping trip as the beloved trilogy comes to a climax in a furry flurry of hirsute pursuit.... Read more
  • Being 17

    Being 17

    France , 2016 , 116 min. When Thomas, the adopted son of rural mountain farmers, has to temporarily share a home with the more urbane Damien, the two hostile boys are forced to negotiate the challenges of unspoken desire, in director André Téchiné’s alluring new masterwork.... Read more
  • The Celluloid Closet

    The Celluloid Closet

    109 min. Exactly twenty years after its theatrical release, San Francisco-based documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s monumental film remains an indispensable—and profoundly moving—record of the way Hollywood depicted gays and lesbians throughout the 20th century.... Read more
  • Closet Monster

    Closet Monster

    Canada , 2015 , 90 min. Teenage lust, woozy visions, and a talking hamster voiced by Isabella Rossellini bring to life a queer coming-of-age tale that’s as strange, scary, and sublime as the real experience—in this first feature by rising talent Stephen Dunn (Pop-up Porno, Frameline39).... Read more
  • Conversations with Gay Elders: An Intergenerational Film Project

    Conversations with Gay Elders: An Intergenerational Film Project

    USA , 2016 , 60 min. In this project-in-progress screening, director David Weissman (We Were Here, The Cockettes) brings viewers inside the experiences of gay men of the pre-Stonewall generation via filmed conversations, which are in turn edited by young gay filmmakers in a unique cross-generational collaboration.... Read more
  • Film Hawk

    Film Hawk

    USA , 2015 , 75 min. Curator. Consultant. Mentor. Producer. Independent film guru. Bob Hawk is all that and much more. For 40 years, he has championed and discovered new film talent. Friends, admirers, and protégés share their love for the great impresario as he celebrates his 75th birthday.... Read more
  • First Girl I Loved

    First Girl I Loved

    USA , 2015 , 91 min. Opposites attract in this alternately funny and heart-rending high school coming-out story, as a tentative romance blossoms between yearbook editor Anne and softball star Sasha.... Read more
  • The Freedom to Marry

    The Freedom to Marry

    USA , 2016 , 86 min. Last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage was the culmination of decades of groundbreaking, uphill work. This inspirational documentary traces the surprising history of the cause, profiling Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto, the “godparents” of marriage equality.... Read more
  • Front Cover

    Front Cover

    USA , 2015 , 88 min. Set against NYC’s cutthroat fashion world, this stylish romance is both charming and insightful as it traces the culture clash (and smoldering sparks) between a Chinese American photo stylist and the handsome Chinese movie star he is assigned to make over.... Read more
  • Fun In Boys Shorts

    Fun In Boys Shorts

    66 min. Why the long face? Break out the smiles and the popcorn as we celebrate homo hilarity in nine comic shorts.... Read more
  • Fun In Girls Shorts

    Fun In Girls Shorts

    68 min. The unabashed horror of LBD and LTRs, misadventures in queer baby-making, rugby scrums Down Under, and ride-or-die loyalty are all part of this year’s grin-inducing and powerful collection of queer women’s shorts!... Read more
  • Growing Up Coy

    Growing Up Coy

    USA , 2016 , 86 min. In a highly conservative Colorado town, a pink-loving, pig-tailed six-year-old girl named Coy becomes the unlikely poster child for transgender rights, in a landmark case that is reverberating in state courts across the country.... Read more
  • Holding the Man

    Holding the Man

    Australia , 2015 , 127 min. Based on the beloved 1995 memoir of the same name by Australian writer and activist Timothy Conigrave, this beautiful, sexy, and heartbreaking drama is a love story for the ages and a powerful tribute to a couple whose passion was on a collision course with HIV/AIDS.... Read more
  • A Holy Mess

    A Holy Mess

    Sweden , 2015 , 108 min. Simon and Oscar will soon be parents, courtesy of their best friend and surrogate Cissi. When they invite their (slightly homophobic) parents over for Christmas to share the good news, all holiday hell breaks loose, with results that are both hilarious and heartfelt.... Read more
  • I Promise You Anarchy

    I Promise You Anarchy

    Mexico , 2015 , 100 min. A gritty, visually arresting portrait of contemporary Mexico City, this spectacular new drama from writer-director Julio Hernández Cordón follows a pair of skateboarding paramours who revel in their blissful sexuality and become involved in black-market blood trafficking.... Read more
  • The Intervention

    The Intervention

    USA , 2015 , 91 min. Friends and family stage a marriage intervention for a toxic couple, only to have to confront their own issues in writer-director-star Clea DuVall’s sharp, funny, and honest portrayal of the complexities of modern adult relationships.... Read more
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan

    Germany , 2016 , 99 min. Gorgeous cinematography, a bucolic German setting, and a lyrical storytelling style make Jonathan—a tale about a later-in-life coming out and the repairing of a father-son bond—a uniquely sumptuous visual experience.... Read more
  • Kiki

    Kiki

    USA , 2016 , 94 min. More than two decades after Paris Is Burning, filmmakers Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon’s vibrant documentary fast-forwards to the ballroom scene of today: an unapologetically flamboyant and political subculture centered on LGBTQ youth of color, for whom dance is far more than performance.... Read more
  • Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100

    Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100

    67 min. Filmmaker Yvonne Welbon’s breakthrough documentary provides exceptional insight into the life and times of activist and centenarian Ruth C. Ellis, who shows us—with undeniable charm, humor, and joy for life—that a life lived with pride is a life well lived.... Read more
  • Loev

    Loev

    India , 2015 , 90 min. Young musician Sahil drops everything, including his boyfriend, to go on a holiday trip with his old friend Jai, only to discover that bubbling tensions and secrets threaten to derail his life.... Read more
  • Looking

    Looking

    USA , 2016 , 85 min. Rendered in the same radically real style that made the HBO series a watershed in the presentation of ordinary gay lives, Looking, the movie, reunites the show’s sexy San Franciscans in a romantic drama that delivers the sweet satisfaction of closure.... Read more
  • Out Run

    Out Run

    USA , 2016 , 75 min. Documentarians S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons turn an incisive international lens on the only LGBTQ political party in the world—the Ladlad Party of the Philippines, where beauty salons become campaign chapters and dubious party alliances are the norm.... Read more
  • Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo

    Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo

    France , 2016 , 97 min. Explicit sex has rarely been used to explore the contours of a new relationship so effectively. After a sweaty bout in a Paris sex club, Theo and Hugo take off together on their bicycles, engaging in beautifully crafted and moving dialogue that traverses an extraordinary range of personal and psychological territory.... Read more
  • Political Animals

    Political Animals

    USA , 2015 , 90 min. This is the eye-opening story of four out lesbian politicians—Sheila Kuehl, Carole Migden, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe—who took the LGBT civil rights struggle from the streets to California’s state capitol.... Read more
  • Pushing Dead

    Pushing Dead

    USA , 2016 , 108 min. In this quirky dark comedy set in San Francisco, a bureaucratic snafu keeps an HIV-positive writer from getting his prescriptions. Skewering healthcare bureaucracy, a gentrifying city, and the tribulations of being a longtime HIV survivor, the film features a terrific ensemble cast, including James Roday, Robin Weigert, Danny Glover, and Khandi Alexander... Read more
  • Rara

    Rara

    101 min. With her first feature, writer-director Pepa San Martín constructs a brilliantly subtle family drama that is both a poignant coming-of-age tale and a based-on-a-true-story account of a lesbian marriage threatened by social forces, told chiefly from almost-13-year-old daughter Sarah’s perspective.... Read more
  • Retake

    Retake

    USA , 2015 , 98 min. An amorous game of manipulation and obsession commences after a businessman recruits a young hustler to play the role of “Brandon” on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, in this seductive, suspenseful drama of love and loss.... Read more
  • Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

    Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

    USA , 2016 , 91 min. At the tail end of the “Satanic ritual abuse panic” of the 1990s, four Latina lesbian women were accused and wrongfully convicted of a heinous sexual assault. After serving over a decade in prison, the women won’t stop fighting to prove their innocence, in this heart-wrenching examination of the criminal justice system.... Read more
  • Spa Night

    Spa Night

    USA , 2016 , 93 min. The LA air is thick with sublimated desire and frustrated yearning in Andrew Ahn’s deeply felt feature debut, a touching study of a virginal, closeted teenager wrestling with his Korean-born parents’ expectations and the forbidden, mysterious allure of men’s bodies.... Read more
  • Strike a Pose

    Strike a Pose

    Netherlands , 2016 , 83 min. In 1990, seven male dancers joined Madonna on her taboo-busting Blond Ambition tour—which blew the roof off of global pop culture, raised AIDS awareness, and turned the dancers into sudden celebrities. This empathetic yet probing portrait revisits that era and traces the dancers’ paths from youthful exuberance to complicated adulthood.... Read more
  • Summertime

    Summertime

    France , 2015 , 105 min. Oh, those heady days of the 1970s, when passion and politics intertwined. In this smart, sexy movie, French farm girl Delphine finds love with Parisian feminist Carole, but family keeps pulling her back into the closet.... Read more
  • Tomcat

    Tomcat

    Austria , 2016 , 114 min. The happy existence of a handsome couple living outside Vienna with their beloved tomcat, Moses, unravels after a shocking, violent incident, in this year’s winner of the prestigious Teddy Award at the Berlinale.... Read more
  • Tongues Untied

    Tongues Untied

    68 min. Emmy Award-winning director Marlon T. Riggs’ 1989 seminal documentary used poetry, personal testimony, and performance to examine homophobia and racism through images of gay bashings, voguing, and protest marches.... Read more
  • The Trans List

    The Trans List

    USA , 2016 , 60 min. Boasting an impressive assemblage of transgender luminaries—including Buck Angel, Laverne Cox, and Shane Ortega—this riveting documentary highlights the distinct individuality and diverse outlooks of its subjects, while simultaneously evoking the collective power of an indomitable community.... Read more
  • Up Close & Personal

    Up Close & Personal

    80 min. From chronicling the experiences of a photographer losing his vision to sharing the story of the man behind the world’s first and only gay-themed country music album, these six short docs introduce us to fascinating people in some incredibly insightful ways.... Read more
  • We Need to Talk

    We Need to Talk

    78 min. Sweaty palms, nervous laughter, uncomfortable silences: those intense moments when a hard truth has to be disclosed are at the crux of five marvelous short dramas about male intimacy that challenge the stereotype that guys just don’t—or won’t—talk.... Read more
  • Women He's Undressed

    Women He's Undressed

    Australia , 2014 , 100 min. This glitzy, dishy documentary traces the rise and fall and rise again of one of the most prolific costume designers of Hollywood’s golden age (and an early boyfriend of Cary Grant): three-time Academy Award winner Orry-Kelly. It’s a must-see for classic-film buffs.... Read more
  • Women Who Kill

    Women Who Kill

    USA , 2016 , 93 min. Exes Morgan and Jean are “Women Who Kill,” co-hosts of a podcast about female murderers. But what if Morgan’s mysterious new girlfriend might actually be a killer herself?... Read more
  • Worldly Affairs

    Worldly Affairs

    75 min. You don’t need a foreign adapter plug to feel the erotic charge coursing through the four films in this year’s selection of global romantic encounters. But even though flying sparks can sometimes lead to a lasting flame, they might just be signs of a hazardous connection.... Read more
  • You'll Never Be Alone

    You'll Never Be Alone

    Chile , 2016 , 81 min. Winner of the Teddy Jury Prize at this year’s Berlinale, Chilean pop star Alex Anwandter’s powerful directorial debut follows the desperate attempts of a father to seek justice after his teenage gay son is brutally attacked on the street.... Read more