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Your search by 'Coming Out' identified 35 films


  • 54: The Director's Cut

    54: The Director's Cut

    USA , 2015 , 106 min. A naïve New Jersey boy becomes the belle of New York’s 1970s disco demimonde in this glittering recreation of an era. This revelatory new cut restores Mark Christopher’s original vision, in which the Studio 54 waiter (Ryan Phillippe) embraces hedonism and uses his sexuality to get ahead.... Read more
  • Adrift in Sunset

    Adrift in Sunset

    USA , 2015 , 21 min. Dao is ready to go on her date but she also has to spend time with her mom who has Alzheimer’s—bringing her gallivanting ways to a halt. Is it really a good idea to combine the two?... Read more
  • Alto

    Alto

    USA , 2015 , 101 min. It’s a lesbian mob comedy, capeesh? Surprising attractions, the mob, and family traditions gone oobatz pave the road to hilarity in this character-rich story that reveals what it means to come out to The Family.... Read more
  • Blood and Water

    Blood and Water

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. Blood and Water finds lust awash in neon on the streets of NYC’s dive bars, as a young student falls for her professor.... Read more
  • El Canto del Colibrí

    El Canto del Colibrí

    USA , 2015 , 50 min. In this intimate, candid, and deeply personal documentary, Latino fathers across the country recount the impact of their children’s coming out, while discussing issues of immigration, culture, prejudice, compassion, and understanding.... 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
  • Code Academy

    Code Academy

    USA , 2014 , 16 min. Nisha Ganatra (Chutney Popcorn, Frameline23) returns with Code Academy a futuristic sci-fi short peeking into the inner world of adolescence, gender identity formation, and the role of cyberspace during a tumultuous time of growth.... Read more
  • Deep Run

    Deep Run

    USA , 2015 , 75 min. Young transman Cole and his girlfriend Ashley seek spiritual refuge in a welcoming church—a daunting challenge in rural North Carolina, where conservative Christianity rules. What ultimately saves them is deep love for themselves, each other, and their God.... Read more
  • Do I Sound Gay?

    Do I Sound Gay?

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. Is it the sibilant “s,” or the drawn-out vowels? In this lighthearted yet thought-provoking documentary, filmmaker David Thorpe is on a quest to understand his “gay voice”—consulting speech experts as well as celebrities like David Sedaris, Tim Gunn, and George Takei.... Read more
  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato

    Eisenstein in Guanajuato

    Belgium , 2015 , 105 min. In his dazzling and giddy glitter-bomb of a film, Peter Greenaway imagines what might have happened to the great Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein during a pivotal period of artistic and sexual awakening in 1931 while sojourning in Mexico.... Read more
  • From This Day Forward

    From This Day Forward

    USA , 2015 , 79 min. When Sharon Shattuck was still in middle school, her dad came out to her family as transgender and changed names from Michael to Trisha. Now preparing for her own wedding, Shattuck returns home to better understand her parents’ relationship.... 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
  • Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

    Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

    USA , 2015 , 87 min. Henry Gamble’s young life has been devoted to his family and the church over which his father now presides. On the day of his 17th birthday pool party, however, all the undercurrents of this gossamer world begin to surface.... Read more
  • Hidden Away

    Hidden Away

    Spain , 2014 , 96 min. A cross-cultural friendship between a restless Spanish teen and an undocumented Moroccan immigrant grows into something much more profound. This story of clandestine first love unfolds in non-linear fashion against a suspenseful and wrenching social justice backdrop.... Read more
  • In the Grayscale

    In the Grayscale

    Chile , 2015 , 98 min. This sensitive romantic drama puts a delicate and mature twist on the classic coming-out story. Filmed in Santiago, Chile, it follows an emotionally ill-at-ease, married architect’s journey of sexual discovery, which switches into high gear after he meets an intriguing gay man.... Read more
  • Liz in September

    Liz in September

    Venezuela , 2014 , 92 min. A tight-knit group of lesbian friends are enjoying their annual vacation on a beautiful Caribbean beach when Eva, a straight stranger, crashes the party. On a dare, the group’s heartbreaker Liz launches a seduction, with results that surprise them both.... Read more
  • Love Island

    Love Island

    Bosnia & Herzegovina , 2014 , 86 min. Love is mad in paradise! A lush getaway to a gorgeous haven on the Adriatic Sea leads to romantic antics, frisky business, and a few rhapsodic musical interludes for amiable party-boy Grebo, his very pregnant wife Liliane, and mysterious local dive master Flora.... Read more
  • Ma/ddy

    Ma/ddy

    USA , 2014 , 11 min. A grieving genderqueer widow overcomes obstacles to create the family she’s always dreamed of.... Read more
  • Mamis: A Family Portrait

    Mamis: A Family Portrait

    Cuba , 2013 , 19 min. In Cuba, where their access to adoption and assisted reproduction is prohibited, lesbians who want to be mothers face extra challenges as they try to realize their dreams. Exploring ideas of personal rebellion, Mamis reveals that there is often a way to get around the rules.... Read more
  • Margarita, with a Straw

    Margarita, with a Straw

    India , 2014 , 100 min. Laila is a talented young composer-songwriter from India whose cerebral palsy is only a minor hurdle to overcome in the fulfillment of her desires—which she finds in an unexpected source when she transfers to an American university.... Read more
  • McTucky Fried High

    McTucky Fried High

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. An animated ensemble of irreverent teen foods navigate sexuality, gender identity, and high school cliques.... Read more
  • Myrna the Monster

    Myrna the Monster

    USA , 2014 , 14 min. A heart-broken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into adult life in Los Angeles like any other twentysomething in this stunning short, which combines live action, animation, and the most lovable puppet ever, Myrna.... 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
  • No No, Homo

    No No, Homo

    USA , 2014 , 3 min. Two boys sit alone at a matinee together, with a big, mouthwatering bucket of popcorn.... Read more
  • Noam

    Noam

    Israel , 2015 , 15 min. Boy meets boy at tryouts for the school play in this sweet tale of first love and coming out … as an actor.... Read more
  • San Cristobal

    San Cristobal

    Chile , 2015 , 28 min. On an island off the coast of southern Chile, Lucas is paying a visit to his sister before moving abroad, when he encounters a local young fisherman, Antonio. The spark between them is unmistakable, even to suspicious locals. Charting a course through rocky waters is the challenge for this short film’s soulful lovers.... Read more
  • Seashore

    Seashore

    Brazil , 2015 , 83 min. In an abandoned house on the Brazilian coast, two teenage boys, friends since childhood, reveal secrets, re-open family wounds, and sort out new meanings of friendship, independence, and love in a suddenly adult world. This is a film of delicate poetry and subtle erotic tension.... Read more
  • Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story

    Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story

    USA , 2015 , 72 min. Porn and politics meet between the sheets and on the streets in this sexy, stirring account of infamous provocateur and heroic philanthropist Chuck Holmes, who parlayed his success as the founder of pretty-boy empire Falcon Studios into lifesaving LGBT activism.... Read more
  • Separate, Together

    Separate, Together

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. When Alma discovers she has feelings for her best friend Jena, she’s confronted with all the usual, unanswerable coming-of-age questions—plus some—in this experimental narrative snapshot of fluid attraction and identity.... Read more
  • Showboy

    Showboy

    Australia , 2013 , 15 min. Teenaged Julian’s surly dad thinks he’s at soccer practice, but in an effort to escape a miserable home after the death of his mom, Julian feels compelled to perform in drag, in this gritty and compelling award-winning short film from Australia.... Read more
  • Stealth

    Stealth

    USA , 2014 , 21 min. Being the new girl at school is hard enough. For Sammy, it’s even tougher, as she struggles with whether or not to tell her two new BFFs her deepest secret—that she was born male—in this polished, fresh take on growing up transgender.... Read more
  • Stevie

    Stevie

    USA , 2014 , 18 min. Stevie, a small-town tomboy, experiences romance for the first time when an attractive brother and sister move in nearby. Stevie’s mixed feelings of attraction take her by surprise after they all spend a night out together.... Read more
  • Summer Nights

    Summer Nights

    France , 2014 , 104 min. In a secluded country home in 1950s France, two men, longtime friends, meet, as they do most weekends—elegantly dressed as respectable middle-class women. But can they maintain their double lives? This quirky, layered drama asks questions of gender, love, and identity.... Read more
  • Thirst

    Thirst

    Israel , 2014 , 14 min. On an intense desert hike, two buddies get hot and bothered when one of them seems to willfully lose their water and their way, intent on pushing their friendship to a new level.... 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