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Your search by 'Black / African American' identified 24 films


  • Akeelah and the Bee

    Akeelah and the Bee

    USA , 2006 , 112 min. Eleven-year-old Akeelah is a middle schooler in South Central LA with a talent for spelling. Against many obstacles, but with the help of a special coach, she aims for the highest goal of all: the Scripps National Spelling Bee.... Read more
  • Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. Filmmaker Deb Simone takes us backstage as LA trans youth prepare for a runway show and calendar launch fundraiser—these young people are also engaging in an intentional process of becoming visible, having a voice, and claiming a future as vital community members.... Read more
  • Beautiful Something

    Beautiful Something

    USA , 2014 , 91 min. In this sexy, gritty drama set during one night, four diverse gay men explore Philadelphia in search of love, art, and human connection. Wrong alleys turn up the unexpected—but not the unwelcome—for this smoldering quartet looking for love, brotherly or otherwise.... Read more
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. Alex, excited to have befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good graces. When her new friend wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn’t understand.... Read more
  • Dyke Central Episodes 6-10

    Dyke Central Episodes 6-10

    USA , 2015 , 105 min. From new tensions in old friendships to sex scenes that will make you gasp and bite your lower lip, this Oakland webseries gives you everything you want—and everything you didn’t realize you craved until you watched this show.... Read more
  • Elise

    Elise

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. This is a gorgeously shot and tremendously engaging short film about a young, black transgirl and the challenges she faces on a daily basis.... Read more
  • Followers

    Followers

    UK , 2014 , 13 min. A gay African man in Wales finds himself the object of uncomfortable attention from several admirers: most surprisingly, an elderly church-going lady who sees something remarkable in the bump of his swimsuit.... Read more
  • Game Face

    Game Face

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. This forthright and sincere doc tracks the parallel stories of the first transgender pro mixed martial arts fighter, Fallon Fox, and a gay college hoops player who is cautiously planning his coming out, as they struggle for acceptance within their sports and society.... Read more
  • Give Him Something Red

    Give Him Something Red

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. A young black artist looks at his choices and how they might impact the rest of his life.... Read more
  • Gold Star

    Gold Star

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. Two basketball players confront their strained relationship in a game of one-on-one.... Read more
  • Heft

    Heft

    USA , 2014 , 10 min. Set in the East Bay, Heft is about the daily encounters between a large queer black woman and the suitors and scoundrels who vie for her attention.... Read more
  • Jason and Shirley

    Jason and Shirley

    USA , 2014 , 79 min. Director Stephen Winter presents a fictitious account of the making of Shirley Clarke’s seminal, controversial 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason, depicting the behind-the-scenes power struggle between the director and her eccentric subject.... Read more
  • A Message for the Future: Stories from the AIDS Frontlines

    A Message for the Future: Stories from the AIDS Frontlines

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. The film is a short documentary with messages for the future generation about HIV/AIDS from the experiences of people in the early days of the epidemic to today.... Read more
  • Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

    Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

    USA , 2015 , 55 min. Women’s basketball superstar Chamique Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular career when a long-suppressed struggle with mental illness threatened to derail her life. This intimate portrait by two-time Oscar nominee Rick Goldsmith charts Holdsclaw’s ongoing battle for recovery and redemption.... Read more
  • Naz & Maalik

    Naz & Maalik

    USA , 2014 , 85 min. Two Black Muslim teens hang out on a quiet Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, little suspecting that an FBI agent is on their tail. Maalik and Naz may be hiding something, but it’s not what the agent thinks.... Read more
  • Out Again

    Out Again

    USA , 2014 , 4 min. A 16-year-old boy named Sam attempts to come out to his crush Jordan. After it fails to go the way he planned, Sam discovers an ability to travel through time and fix his mistakes until he can get the “perfect” coming out.... Read more
  • Out to Win

    Out to Win

    Canada , 2014 , 100 min. Featuring interviews with trailblazing sports legends Martina Navratilova, David Kopay, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, and many others, this inspiring doc takes a powerful look at the struggles and triumphs of LGBT athletes in professional sports and leaves everyone cheering.... Read more
  • "Passing"

    Canada , 2015 , 22 min. Profiling the lives of three transmen of color, this short doc explores what life is like living as a black man, when no one knows you are transgender, and how each of them perceives their own journey with gender after many years of being presumed a cisman.... Read more
  • Put the Needle on the Record

    Put the Needle on the Record

    USA , 2014 , 10 min. Remember that high school babe that everyone wanted to get down with, but no one dare try? For these four friends that person was Samantha, and as they light up and spin vinyl in this erotic short, one of them claims to remember her a bit better than the others.... Read more
  • Queens at Court

    Queens at Court

    USA , 2013 , 21 min. Four diverse players who compete in US Tennis Association competitive leagues, the Gay Games, and an LGBTQ international tour, share their stories of adversity and how this sport and community has empowered their lives.... Read more
  • The Same Difference

    The Same Difference

    USA , 2014 , 67 min. Self-identified studs Felicia “Snoop” Pearson (The Wire), AzMarie Livingston (Empire), and many others discuss hypocrisy in terms of gender roles and performative expectations within the Stud/Aggressive community. From stud-on-stud relationships to dressing femme for pay, no topic is left untouched.... Read more
  • Tough

    Tough

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. A story about loss of connection, Tough asks the question: What does it really mean to be tough and also accepted for who you really are?... Read more
  • True Wheel

    True Wheel

    Germany , 2014 , 9 min. Fender Bender, a women/trans/queer bike workshop collective, assembles the first bike-sharing program of Detroit and builds community one bike at a time.... Read more
  • The Year We Thought About Love

    The Year We Thought About Love

    USA , 2014 , 68 min. Boston LGBTQ youth troupe True Colors: Out Youth Theater produces and performs a play that tackles the difficult topic of love. This inspiring doc celebrates the powerful work of a troupe that believes, above all else, the show must go on!... Read more