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Your search by 'Coming Out' identified 48 films


  • 365 without 377

    365 without 377

    Italy , 2011 , 53 min. India’s LGBT community celebrates the first anniversary of the repeal of Statute 377, which decriminalized homosexuality, in this gorgeously photographed documentary which offers a vivid glimpse into a country on the cusp of change.... Read more
  • 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
  • Alone with Mr. Carter

    Alone with Mr. Carter

    Canada , 2011 , 18 min. In Alone with Mr. Carter, John dreams of becoming a cop and wants to confide in his neighbor that he is secretly in love with him—but time is of the essence as Mr. Carter is going away forever.... Read more
  • America’s Most Unwanted

    America’s Most Unwanted

    USA , 2012 , 21 min. Local director Shani Heckman America’s Most Unwanted reveals the lives of foster youth and exposes the homophobia in the foster care system.... Read more
  • The Art of Walking Through The Streets

    The Art of Walking Through The Streets

    Brazil , 2011 , 18 min. Poetry is all over the streets of Brasilia and especially in the eyes of two schoolgirls in The Art of Walking Through The Streets.... Read more
  • Bay Area Buffet

    Bay Area Buffet

    96 min. From the drag queens and bears of the Castro to the butches of Oakland, this year’s local cinematic smorgasbord provides a little something for any queer Bay Area film lover.... Read more
  • Beyond the Team

    Beyond the Team

    USA , 2012 , 15 min. Take a peek inside the lives of the members of the San Francisco Spikes Soccer Club and see how they developed a deep sense of gay community, friendship and extended family on and off of the field.... Read more
  • The Bridge

    The Bridge

    USA , 2011 , 8 min. Kicking it on The Bridge a young vato braves the consequences of coming-out in his tough Los Angeles barrio.... Read more
  • Burmese Butterfly

    Burmese Butterfly

    Myanmar/Burma , 2011 , 13 min. Twenty-one-year-old hairdresser Phyo Lay provides a rare glimpse into the emergent gay community in Burmese Butterfly.... Read more
  • Children of Srikandi

    Children of Srikandi

    Germany , 2012 , 74 min. The indeterminate-gendered mythical warrior Srikandi is the inspiration and role model for this anthology of stories, comprising the first film by queer women about queer women in Indonesia.... Read more
  • The Confession of Father John Thomas

    The Confession of Father John Thomas

    Australia , 2011 , 5 min. In the heart of the Australian outback lives Miss Beaver Eater who reveals her filthiest fantasies in The Confession of Father John Thomas.... Read more
  • CRUSH

    CRUSH

    USA , 2011 , 9 min. It’s Prom Night in the South Bronx, Michael is in for an evening of horror, hilarity and hope as he decides whether or not to kick it to his CRUSH.... Read more
  • Deep End

    Deep End

    Canada , 2011 , 8 min. When Dane’s older brother comes out to him, he has to choose between siding with his homophobic classmates or supporting his brother and becoming a social pariah.... Read more
  • Elliot Loves

    Elliot Loves

    USA , 2011 , 92 min. Finding love in the big city is never easy. But it’s always entertaining in this bouncy romantic comedy from first time feature filmmaker Terracino. Complete with wild visual nuances, surprising fantasy interludes and a non-traditional approach to just about every aspect of filmmaking, this a must see for connoisseurs of brave new cinema.... Read more
  • Empire

    Empire

    USA , 2011 , 14 min. In Empire, Rick and Sage evaluate their commitment to one another when one of them decides to join the armed services.... Read more
  • Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks

    Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks

    USA , 2011 , 11 min. In Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks, a traditional Chinese father struggles to cope with his son’s sexuality, which then takes an absurd and comical turn for the worse.... Read more
  • Four

    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
  • 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
  • Funkytown

    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
  • Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies

    Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies

    95 min. Celebrate youth and elders in this collection of shorts, including three films from this year’s Frameline Generations Filmmaker Workshop, as well as films from around the country!... Read more
  • A Good Son

    A Good Son

    Mexico , 2011 , 21 min. A Good Son is forced to decide whether he will pursue his dream or remain on his family farm to fulfill what is expected of him.... Read more
  • Hear Me Now

    Hear Me Now

    USA , 2011 , 16 min. In Hear Me Now, three deaf members of the local LGBT community discuss identity, activism, and adversity.... Read more
  • Hold On Tight

    Hold On Tight

    Ireland , 2011 , 12 min. When it comes to same-sex relationships, showing your love outside of the home is sometimes a complicated personal and political choice. This short documentary moves between the public and private spaces in which lesbian and gay couples live.... Read more
  • I Stand Corrected

    I Stand Corrected

    USA , 2011 , 83 min. This intimate and engrossing documentary follows jazz musician Jennifer Leitham’s career as a virtuoso of the upright bass and her liberating decision to risk everything to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.... 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
  • Look at Me Again

    Look at Me Again

    Brazil , 2011 , 72 min. Syllvio Luccio, a self-described “tacky and rude” trans-hetero guy, leads us on a personal journey through Northeastern Brazil as he finds common ground with the diverse cast of characters he meets on the road.... Read more
  • The Maiden and The Princess

    The Maiden and The Princess

    USA , 2011 , 18 min. Emmy kisses a girl on the playground and is left feeling isolated and alone. The Grand High Council of Fairy Tale Rules and Standards sends her a hetero-normative fairytale to set her down the ‘right’ path in The Maiden and The Princess.... Read more
  • A Map to Talk

    A Map to Talk

    Chile , 2011 , 81 min. A woman attempts to force an accord between her conservative mother and her girlfriend by inviting them on a day-long sailing trip, but the voyage only leads to more miscommunication, exposing the rockiness in both relationships.... Read more
  • Mariquita

    Mariquita

    USA , 2011 , 14 min. At his tia’s birthday party, a ten-year-old boy in an upscale Miami home takes advantage of a well-attended family gathering to make a very personal announcement in Mariquita.... Read more
  • Mississippi: I Am

    Mississippi: I Am

    76 min. Under the backdrop of the very Christian and traditionally homophobic southland, Mississippi: I Am examines the push from young people to bring LGBT civil rights issues to the forefront with some help from out Mississippi native, Lance Bass.... Read more
  • Mississippi: I AM

    Mississippi: I AM

    USA , 2011 , 46 min. Under the backdrop of the very Christian and traditionally homophobic southland, Mississippi: I Am examines the push from young people to bring LGBT civil rights issues to the forefront with some help from out Mississippi native, Lance Bass.... 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
  • 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
  • My Inner Turmoil

    My Inner Turmoil

    USA , 2012 , 9 min. In My Inner Turmoil, an Indian woman (Aneesh Sheth) faces angst as she navigates living life in two genders.... 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
  • Prora

    Prora

    Switzerland , 2012 , 23 min. Prora is on the Baltic Sea, a mysterious, endless place that is a deserted former Nazi vacation center and communist military complex—here teenagers Jan and Matthieu embark on a game that puts their friendship at risk.... Read more
  • Queen

    Queen

    USA , 2011 , 22 min. A suddenly single drag chanteuse tries to fill the void in her life after her plans to start a family fall apart in Queen.... Read more
  • The Queen of My Dreams

    The Queen of My Dreams

    USA , 2011 , 3 min. As a young girl, Fawzia Mirza fell under the spell of Bollywood heroines and their promise of love and feminine perfection; as an adult, she re-imagines it in a queer light.... Read more
  • Scar

    Scar

    USA , 2011 , 3 min. A troubled teen discovers tools to help him navigate his discovery that he is gay, and possibly transgender in Scar, created in BAVC’s Factory youth program.... Read more
  • Shabbat Dinner

    Shabbat Dinner

    USA , 2012 , 15 min. When William’s family joins their oddball guests, Friday nights are not as boring as usual in Shabbat Dinner.... Read more
  • Sister Mercy

    Sister Mercy

    USA , 2011 , 8 min. Kelli Dunham, a genderqueer comic, reflects on her time as a nun.... Read more
  • A Song of Despair

    A Song of Despair

    USA , 2012 , 5 min. A Song of Despair is about a couple deciding on the future of their relationship.... Read more
  • Two Bodies

    Two Bodies

    USA , 2011 , 13 min. Two Bodies examines sexual identity and the fragility of silence within a mother-daughter relationship.... Read more
  • Two Guys in a Backyard

    Two Guys in a Backyard

    Australia , 2011 , 5 min. From Australia, we start with Two Guys in a Backyard where a man puts his friendship on the line during a backyard sparring session.... Read more
  • Unanimated

    Unanimated

    Spain , 2011 , 8 min. A cartoon character goes to therapy because he feels rejected in a ‘live-action’ world that dislikes those who are different in Unanimated.... 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
  • Yes or No?

    Yes or No?

    Thailand , 2010 , 107 min. The hesitant relationship between a girly college student and her boyish new roommate introduces Thailand’s first lesbian movie romance. This winsome romantic comedy doesn’t mask conservative Thai society’s disapproval of “tomboys,” their term for women who prefer women and dress like men.... Read more
  • Zenne Dancer

    Zenne Dancer

    Turkey , 2011 , 107 min. Tradition and modern culture collide in the lives of three gay men. The backdrop of Istanbul sets the stage for a struggle to be free—of tradition, of religion and ultimately, of oneself.... Read more