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Your search by 'Black / African American' identified 35 films


  • Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    65 min. Eight Black Muslim lesbians speak out against crippling isolation arising from religious and community homophobia. The women are thrilled to discover each other in the making of this film and create a growing radical community bridging faith and queer identity.... Read more
  • Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    USA , 2013 , 57 min. Eight Black Muslim lesbians speak out against crippling isolation arising from religious and community homophobia. The women are thrilled to discover each other in the making of this film and create a growing radical community bridging faith and queer identity.... Read more
  • Bad Hair

    Bad Hair

    Venezuela , 2013 , 93 min. Young Junior’s obsessive quest for a luxuriant head of silky, straight hair threatens to compromise the already desperately pinched existence he shares with his unsympathetic mother and infant brother. This powerful, disquieting story of longing and unrelenting hardship is sweetly balanced with discerning compassion and moments of simple tenderness.... Read more
  • The Bash

    The Bash

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. Exiting a midnight showing of The Wiz, a black gay male couple argues about the degree of “outness” in their relationship, when they are suddenly attacked. But in a dark alley, the tables get turned in this beautifully shot examination of homophobia—both internal and external.... Read more
  • Best

    Best

    UK , 2013 , 3 min. Leaning against a rock wall in the British countryside, two chaps in formal attire have a heated quickie…three minutes that reveal a world of fraught relationships. Best won the Sundance London Short Film Competition 2013.... Read more
  • Black is Blue

    Black is Blue

    USA , 2014 , 21 min. Expected to attend: Director Cheryl Dunye, Actor Kingston Faraday

    Cheryl Dunye’s provocative Black is Blue is a look at a stealth security guard who has struggled to make his insides match his outside.... Read more
  • Blackbird

    Blackbird

    USA , 2014 , 99 min. A high school choirboy searches to save his soul against a backdrop of religion, Southern values, and African-American culture in the new film from the creative team behind Noah’s Arc and Punks (Frameline24).... Read more
  • Cakes Da Killa: No Homo

    Cakes Da Killa: No Homo

    USA , 2013 , 12 min. Cakes Da Killa: No Homo is a revealing portrait of an artist who refuses to compromise and insists on living life on his terms. With an explosive personality and provocative rhymes that explore sexuality and gender politics, Cakes is ready to take the world by storm!... Read more
  • Closet Dance

    Closet Dance

    USA , 2014 , 3 min. An African American lesbian commits to masculine gender representation.... Read more
  • Coming Out in the 1970s

    Coming Out in the 1970s

    USA , 2014 , 15 min. Four teen activists, local heroes, and filmmaker Phil Siegel explore the history of the not-so-distant past in the third part of Siegel’s vivid and engaging documentary series.... Read more
  • Dawn

    Dawn

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. Two strangers—one African American, the other Asian American—have a dangerous, racist encounter on a subway, but they may have more in common than they thought. A tightly wound, deftly shot drama that packs a punch.... Read more
  • Dirty Boots (He Don’t)

    Dirty Boots (He Don’t)

    USA , 2014 , 5 min. A sexually charged day in the life of a gay biker gang in Brooklyn leads to unexpected outcomes in this music video for Gainesville indie-band Holopaw’s queer song “Dirty Boots (He Don’t).” Narrated by Peter Berlin.... Read more
  • Dunkin Love

    Dunkin Love

    USA , 2014 , 5 min. An ocean-sprayed and sultry diva sings the woes of her new life without the beloved East Coast chain Dunkin’ Donuts, in this sexy parody of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love”.... Read more
  • Dyke Central

    Dyke Central

    101 min. Watch delicious drama unfold in Dyke Central, a lighthearted dramatic comedy that delves into queer Oakland culture. Oaktown folks who like their produce and film local will relate to Dyke Central’s queers as they traverse the boundaries between friendship and romance.... Read more
  • Dyke Central

    Dyke Central

    USA , 2014 , 85 min. Watch delicious drama unfold in Dyke Central, a lighthearted dramatic comedy that delves into queer Oakland culture. Oaktown folks who like their produce and film local will relate to Dyke Central’s queers as they traverse the boundaries between friendship and romance.... Read more
  • Finding Hope

    Finding Hope

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. A young Black lesbian visits her local LGBT Center and discovers an accepting community and the strength to be herself.... Read more
  • Free in Song

    Free in Song

    USA , 2014 , 20 min. Singer, musician, music emissary, and cultural activist extraordinaire Melanie DeMore, an African American lesbian, brings her passion for music to children and adults around the globe.... Read more
  • The Gem People

    The Gem People

    69 min. How does one survive an encounter with death, a silent men's retreat, or an evening at T.G.I. Friday’s? Watch and learn. These playful and intelligent films experiment with visual and narrative techniques to deliver more than just a script.... Read more
  • Gerontophilia

    Gerontophilia

    Canada , 2013 , 90 min. Queer cinema bad boy Bruce LaBruce (Hustler White, L.A Zombie) continues to shock but also reveals a newfound sensitivity in this tender tale of 18-year-old nursing-home attendant Lake, who discovers his titular fetish for elderly men and falls hard for the wise and witty octogenarian Mr. Peabody.... Read more
  • Girls You Know

    Girls You Know

    USA , 2014 , 3 min. A young Black Latina girl tenaciously opposes gender expectations with the support of her friends.... Read more
  • Goodnight My Love

    Goodnight My Love

    USA , 2013 , 11 min. In an apartment building overrun by zombies, Aimee and Cynthia, a Black lesbian couple, hide in a laundry room. They spend what may be their final moments doing what any self-respecting dykes would do.... Read more
  • History of SFWAR

    History of SFWAR

    USA , 2013 , 11 min. Tracing their 40-year history, this moving documentary honors the role that San Francisco Women Against Rape plays in the fight to end sexual assault.... Read more
  • Homegrown

    Homegrown

    77 min. From first love to the fight for fair housing, this program is an upbeat look at what lingers in the hearts, minds and pants of those who proudly call the SF Bay Area their home.... Read more
  • In the City of Shy Hunters

    In the City of Shy Hunters

    82 min. This handsome collection of shorts puts images and representations of transguys front and center. From seemingly familiar greetings and unfamiliar goodbyes, to finding empowerment thru embodiment, to sci-fi ruminations on self and society, these shorts highlight bravely authentic, resilient, and self-defined men.... Read more
  • Jo

    Jo

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. Jo slowly comes to grips with having to take the test he has been dreading. Faced with the prejudices of the receptionist, other patients, and his doctor, he braves the most invasive medical exam of his life.... Read more
  • The Last One

    The Last One

    USA , 2013 , 74 min. Begun as a makeshift memorial in San Francisco, the AIDS Memorial Quilt quickly grew into a national symbol. Featuring interviews with the project’s founder Cleve Jones, this documentary asks the question: How are we still diagnosing people at alarming rates?... Read more
  • The Other Woman

    The Other Woman

    Senegal , 2013 , 12 min. In a flash of color and beauty from Senegal, The Other Woman reveals some unforeseen risks of bringing another woman into the home.... Read more
  • Out in the Night

    Out in the Night

    USA , 2014 , 75 min. Out in the Night is a riveting documentary exploring the notorious case of The New Jersey 4, African American women branded by tabloids as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians!” after an altercation with an aggressive male “admirer” whose advances they rebuffed.... Read more
  • Priest

    Priest

    Uganda , 2013 , 7 min. An African priest wrestles with his conscience; using elements of magical realism and intimate close-ups, this film tells the story of his conflicting passions for God and men.... Read more
  • Realness & Revelations

    Realness & Revelations

    85 min. This impressive collection of shorts honors a multitude of experiences and voices of queer and trans folks of color keeping it real with fierce love and surprising truths.... Read more
  • Secrets & Toys

    Secrets & Toys

    USA , 2013 , 12 min. Secrets & Toys is a sexy, delightful short film about a mother & daughter who discover each others secrets through a comedy of errors, and learn to accept themselves and each other.... Read more
  • Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

    Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

    USA , 2013 , 92 min. Thomas Allen Harris excavates a century and a half’s worth of sublime, mostly black-and-white photographs from family albums and African American newspapers, and etches a poignant, probing portrait of everyday black life that stands in sharp contrast to the stereotypes and racist propaganda of the mainstream press.... Read more
  • Whitewash

    Whitewash

    USA , 2013 , 9 min. Make-up and make-overs, along with a bit of petty theft, add up to an identity crisis for a young black butch with a frustrating crush.... Read more
  • Worldly Women

    Worldly Women

    82 min. Delight and excite your senses with this sumptuous feast of women’s shorts from around the globe – Senegal, Malaysia, Poland, South Korea and Germany – attraction is where you find it!... Read more
  • You Go Girl! Queer Women of Color Shorts

    You Go Girl! Queer Women of Color Shorts

    82 min. Featuring a teenage tomboy battling bullies, a badass woman trucker, an irresistible, soulful musician, a 40-year history of SFWAR, and other inspiring stories, these tenderhearted films will get you going!... Read more