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Your search by 'Black / African American' identified 29 films


  • 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
  • Check It

    Check It

    USA , 2016 , 90 min. Desperate to survive state and police violence, a group of black gay and trans teens form a gang to protect one another. In a country where blackness is criminal, forming a gang is a radical act of resistance.... 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
  • Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake

    USA , 2016 , 20 min. When a struggling young Muslim girl feels unsafe at the skate park, a group of girls takes over, forming an all-female force field on the half pipe.... Read more
  • Daddy's Boy

    Daddy's Boy

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. With a nod to the French New Wave, writer-director Daniel Armando weaves together themes of fatherhood, family, and manhood in a stylish, sexy sketch of New York City—seen through the eyes of four young men involved in the low-budget porn scene.... Read more
  • Her Story: Season One

    Her Story: Season One

    USA , 2015 , 55 min. The much anticipated sexy new-media series grapples forthrightly with the frictions and fissures of desire between trans and queer women, as they navigate sometimes paradoxical identities in Los Angeles.... Read more
  • I Was

    I Was

    USA , 2016 , 1 min. Created as part of the 2016 Outfest Fusion One Minute Movie Competition, I Was features a femme woman of color rhythmically reflecting upon coming out.... 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

    USA , 1999 , 60 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
  • Mezzo

    Mezzo

    USA , 2015 , 14 min. Directed by Nicole Opper (Off and Running, Frameline33) Mezzo celebrates the life and artistic endeavors of Breanna Sinclaire, an African American opera singer and the first openly trans woman to study at a major conservatory.... Read more
  • Oh, I Get It

    Oh, I Get It

    USA , 2015 , 9 min. Standup comedians in Seattle paint a picture of oppressive comedy culture and “the queer feminist comic intervention” needed to change it.... 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
  • The Revival: Women and the Word

    The Revival: Women and the Word

    USA , 2016 , 82 min. In a congregation of Black, queer women artists, the Holy Trinity of “the poet, the people, and the poem” is the heart of a tour centering on the power, inspiration, and real-talk of five poets. This project will leave you saying “amen.”... Read more
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

    USA , 1997 , 88 min. This version of the iconic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, complete with gorgeous costumes, vibrant sets, and powerhouse actors, showed Black girls coming of age in the ’90s that they too could be at the center of a fairy tale.... 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
  • Suicide Kale

    Suicide Kale

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. In this mostly improvised dark comedy, Jordan and Billie, a married couple of five years, seem to be living the lesbian dream—complete with an enviably beautiful home and a co-parented Pit Bull pup. But when their pals stop by for beers and grilled veggie skewers, they discover what appears to be an anonymous suicide note.... Read more
  • Suited

    Suited

    USA , 2016 , 77 min. Brooklyn-based tailors Bindle & Keep specialize in bespoke suits for the LGBTQ community. This poignant documentary focuses on the individual stories of their clients on the trans spectrum, showing how something as simple as a well-tailored suit can be identity- and dignity-affirming.... Read more
  • Swirl

    Swirl

    USA , 2015 , 6 min. A bout of school bullying transforms into a defiant dance of joy and freedom when two handsome outcasts find each other in solidarity, and maybe a little romance too?... Read more
  • This Is Me: And My Sisters, Episode 5

    This Is Me: And My Sisters, Episode 5

    USA , 2016 , 7 min. For years, transgender women lived in fear of hanging out together, lest they become targets of violence. Here, artist, actor, and decorator Van Barnes, comedic iconoclast Miss Barbie-Q, and artist-filmmaker Zackary Drucker proudly and bravely bond in public, offering a glimpse of rarely seen transfeminine sisterhood.... Read more
  • Tongues Untied

    Tongues Untied

    USA , 1989 , 55 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
  • Transcend

    Transcend

    USA , 2015 , 17 min. After being estranged from his family for three years, Julian (Kingston Farady, Black Is Blue, Frameline38) returns home to spend Thanksgiving with his family.... Read more
  • Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

    Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

    USA , 2015 , 63 min. An African American transwoman is murdered after police expose her as an informant. This documentary examines why her murder was not only a hate crime but also the consequence of systemic oppression and the continued criminalization of black bodies.... Read more
  • Veracity

    Veracity

    USA , 2015 , 20 min. Popular Olivia is inadvertently outed by her friends after she develops feelings for the new girl at her high school. Written by a senior from Chicago’s South Side, Veracity explores the tensions and stigma of being gay in the Black youth community, as well as the ultimate power of friendship.... Read more
  • Voguing: The Message

    Voguing: The Message

    USA , 1989 , 13 min. One of the most popular titles on Frameline Voices, this pre-Madonna primer on the roots of the gay Black and Latino dance form raises questions about race, sex, and subcultural style. ... Read more
  • We've Been Around - Little Axe

    We've Been Around - Little Axe

    USA , 2016 , 4 min. Trans man and lead singer Wilmer “Little Axe” Broadnax swept the gospel circuit in the ‘40s and ‘50s, singing alongside his brother Big Axe in some of the most popular groups of the era.... Read more
  • We've Been Around - Lucy Hicks Anderson

    We've Been Around - Lucy Hicks Anderson

    USA , 2016 , 5 min. One of the most well-known and respected women in Ventura County during the prohibition, uptown socialite and downtown brothel owner Lucy Hicks Anderson became the first trans person in history to fight for her marriage rights as a trans woman in court.... Read more
  • We've Been Around - S.T.A.R.

    We've Been Around - S.T.A.R.

    USA , 2016 , 5 min. Empowered by their participation in the Stonewall Riots, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera fought back against the bourgeois, white gay liberation movement. In order to advocate for trans people, people of color, and the poor, they formed New York City’s S.T.A.R.—the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries.... Read more