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  • 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
  • Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy

    Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy

    USA , 2013 , 78 min. America’s “Gaysian Sweetheart,” actor and comedian Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty), sparkles onstage with spot-on incisive and flirtatiously filthy stand-up. In Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, Mapa’s high-paced, award-winning off-Broadway show is coupled with touching backstage scenes with his husband and their child, whom they adopted through foster care.... Read more
  • Back on Board: Greg Louganis

    Back on Board: Greg Louganis

    USA , 2014 , 86 min. This touching documentary catches up with Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis in 2011, when he is far from the public eye and struggling to pay the mortgage. Can a comeback as a USA Diving team mentor help preserve his legacy?... Read more
  • Being Stavros

    Being Stavros

    UK , 2013 , 10 min. In a bid to find true love, 32-year-old Stavros enters the Mr. Gay UK beauty pageant—things don’t go as anyone plans. Stavros’s challenge: He weighs three times as much as his competitors. This joyous, affirming, and poignant profile examines gay body image and just how to wear your underpants.... Read more
  • Born to Fly

    Born to Fly

    USA , 2014 , 82 min. What happens when you cross postmodern dance with Evel Knievel? As this intimate portrait makes clear, you get New York choreographer Elizabeth Streb, whose Extreme Action Company draws on both sources to craft a unique style of high-flying, high-impact, dare-all contemporary dance.... Read more
  • Broken Heart Land

    Broken Heart Land

    USA , 2013 , 81 min. An Oklahoma city council meeting unleashes homophobic and AIDS-phobic vitriol. A week later, a gay teen with a secret commits suicide. Zack’s death forces his grieving family to break their silence and connect with an activist community—and with a greater purpose.... Read more
  • Burger

    Burger

    UK , 2013 , 13 min. A fast food joint in Wales is the setting for this late-night slice-of-life vignette: we hear the everyday banter of its working-class customers, who by turns flirt, threaten, strut, compete, and somehow coexist.... Read more
  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

    UK , 2014 , 13 min. Adrianne and Karl, a transgender couple living in Ireland, both diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, share the story of their relationship and how it has changed their lives.... 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
  • Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda

    Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda

    Russia , 2014 , 78 min. This lucid documentary primer on LGBT discrimination in Russia features frank interviews with Russians on the worsening situation for their country’s queer citizens. Directed by outspoken political activist (and gay porn mogul) Michael Lucas, a Moscow native.... Read more
  • The Case Against 8

    The Case Against 8

    USA , 2013 , 112 min. A riveting inside account of the epic legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, this film follows the four plaintiffs and their legal team from San Francisco to the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more
  • The Circle

    The Circle

    Switzerland , 2014 , 102 min. Seamlessly combining a thriller narrative with a documentary love story, The Circle is the astounding true tale of Switzerland’s 1940s–1960s magazine of that name—and the network of friends and lovers that formed around it, becoming one of the world’s first homophile societies.... Read more
  • Clan

    Clan

    Australia , 2014 , 8 min. Told by an indigenous Australian rugby player, this documentary short is a poetic and gorgeously shot first-person testimonial of coming out.... 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
  • Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

    Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

    USA , 2013 , 87 min. This fascinating documentary explores the life of our country’s most prominent out gay politician to date: the inimitable Barney Frank, a staunch defender of civil rights and “small-d” democratic principles for 32 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.... Read more
  • David Hockney IN THE NOW (in six minutes).

    David Hockney IN THE NOW (in six minutes).

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. This short takes you on a quick romp through the life and work of David Hockney, filled with sun-splashed imagery, fun archival clips of poolside nudity, and an explosion of color that charts his prolific practice.... Read more
  • Derby Crazy Love

    Derby Crazy Love

    81 min. For both roller derby novices and the most seasoned jammers out there, this film offers an in-depth look at both the history of women’s roller derby and a portrait of a hard-as-nails team from Montréal called The New Skids on the Block.... Read more
  • Derby Crazy Love

    Derby Crazy Love

    Canada , 2013 , 68 min. For both roller derby novices and the most seasoned jammers out there, this film offers an in-depth look at both the history of women’s roller derby and a portrait of a hard-as-nails team from Montréal called The New Skids on the Block.... Read more
  • The Dog

    The Dog

    USA , 2013 , 100 min. Immortalized by Al Pacino in the 1970s classic Dog Day Afternoon, unlikely gay-liberation icon and unrepentant ex-con John Wojtowicz, who attempted to rob a bank to finance his lover’s gender-reassignment surgery, is the complex and charismatic subject of this riveting documentary, filmed over more than a decade.... Read more
  • Facing Fear

    Facing Fear

    89 min. Fear comes in many sizes and takes on many faces; it can paralyze and define a person for a lifetime. This intensely moving program of shorts delves bravely into the way in which people face their fear, and how it can be a source of liberation and forgiveness.... Read more
  • Facing Fear

    Facing Fear

    USA , 2013 , 22 min. In this Oscar-nominated short, the worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime collide by chance 25 years later. Both are challenged to examine their fears and beliefs, which remarkably leads to a rare collaboration. At its core, this poignant documentary examines violence, racism, homophobia, discrimination, and the ultimate act of self-love—forgiveness.... Read more
  • First Clue

    First Clue

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. Because before you knew, you had a clue. Charming and upbeat First Clue offers insight into our earliest intuitions that we knew and delighted in who we were until we were taught otherwise.... Read more
  • Folsom Forever

    Folsom Forever

    77 min. What could be more fun than 400,000 sweaty leatherfolk packed in tight and having the time of their lives? Leatherman documentarian Mike Skiff (Kink Crusaders) takes to the street for this look at the Folsom Street Fair’s history as it turns 30.... Read more
  • Folsom Forever

    Folsom Forever

    USA , 2014 , 72 min. What could be more fun than 400,000 sweaty leatherfolk packed in tight and having the time of their lives? Leatherman documentarian Mike Skiff (Kink Crusaders) takes to the street for this look at the Folsom Street Fair’s history as it turns 30.... Read more
  • FU377

    FU377

    UK , 2014 , 5 min. While the Indian Supreme Court tries to outlaw homosexuality, an adorable mother has her knowledge of “gay sex” in mint condition, wheeling out a tidbit or two for her heartbroken queer daughter in an effort to cheer her up.... Read more
  • Gender Games

    Gender Games

    USA , 2013 , 9 min. A 51-year-old transwoman contends with the many challenges of returning to college basketball after a 30 year absence.... Read more
  • Heklina

    Heklina

    USA , 2013 , 15 min. The hair. The laugh. The stories. Heklina is the founder and hostess of Trannyshack, currently San Francisco’s longest-running drag show. From her early days growing up in Iceland, a discharge from the navy, overcoming drugs and alcohol, she has emerged as one of the premiere performers in the San Francisco alternative drag scene. Enjoy the show!... 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
  • Housing First

    Housing First

    USA , 2013 , 22 min. San Francisco status as a gay mecca is called into question by the finding that the LGBTQ population is being disproportionately affected by the current housing crisis. Activists call for action against the greedy landlords and legal loopholes that are pushing many people away from the city they call home.... Read more
  • Kidnapped for Christ

    Kidnapped for Christ

    USA , 2014 , 85 min. In this riveting must-see exposé (produced by Lance Bass), a young evangelical documentary filmmaker is granted access to a controversial Christian behavior-modification school for troubled teens. The shocking secrets she learns and the people she meets inevitability change her life.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina

    Kumu Hina

    USA , 2013 , 74 min. This powerful film documents the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture within the westernizing society of modern day Hawai’i. It is told through the lens of Hina Wong-Kalu, an extraordinary Native Hawaiian woman who is both a proud mahu, or transgender person, and a respected kumu, or teacher.... Read more
  • The L Riders

    The L Riders

    USA , 2013 , 13 min. Five lesbians use motorcycles to express themselves, explore their sexuality, and create a community that tackles the social stigmas of the LGBT community.... Read more
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: Phatima Rude

    Ladies and Gentlemen: Phatima Rude

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. For the last 20 years, Phatima Rude has pioneered the performative alternative queer punk drag scene that has now become internationally famous. Intimate and unflinching, this documentary follows Phatima's struggles and triumphs with illness, poverty, addiction, and gender identity.... Read more
  • Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

    Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

    96 min. As a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, Christopher Beck experienced some of the most intense combat known to anyone. But Christopher’s journey to become Kristin Beck, an openly transgendered veteran and civil rights advocate, has proven to be the greatest battle of her life.... Read more
  • Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

    Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

    USA , 2014 , 84 min. As a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, Christopher Beck experienced some of the most intense combat known to anyone. But Christopher’s journey to become Kristin Beck, an openly transgendered veteran and civil rights advocate, has proven to be the greatest battle of her 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
  • Letter to Anita

    Letter to Anita

    81 min. Dr. Ronni Sanlo’s activist career was launched in 1978, when she came out and lost custody of her young kids in Florida. Sanlo’s pioneering journey leads her into gratitude and forgiveness toward Anita Bryant, who unwittingly catalyzed the LGBT civil rights movement.... Read more
  • Letter to Anita

    Letter to Anita

    USA , 2014 , 55 min. Dr. Ronni Sanlo’s activist career was launched in 1978, when she came out and lost custody of her young kids in Florida. Sanlo’s pioneering journey leads her into gratitude and forgiveness toward Anita Bryant, who unwittingly catalyzed the LGBT civil rights movement.... Read more
  • Limited Partnership

    Limited Partnership

    Australia , 2014 , 74 min. In 1975, Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan became one of the first same-sex couples to legally marry—and the first to be denied legal immigration status. This documentary tells the story of a pioneering bi-national couple who paved the way to defeat DOMA.... Read more
  • Living in the Overlap

    Living in the Overlap

    USA , 2013 , 26 min. For more than 40 years, Lennie and Pearl have shared a passion for social justice and for each other. Now, the indelible spark of their love inspires many others as they fight for their right to marry in North Carolina.... Read more
  • Local Legends

    Local Legends

    88 min. Bambi Lake, Heklina, mr Pam, Phatima Rude, and Jason Mecier. You may know these names, but do you know their stories? Join us in celebration of these local legends as the artists share stories about their lives that are raw, brave, entertaining and above all else, inspiring.... Read more
  • Mondo Homo: A Study of French Gay Porn in the ’70s

    Mondo Homo: A Study of French Gay Porn in the ’70s

    France , 2013 , 98 min. Bask in the big-screen glory (holes) of classic and très sophistiqué adult entertainment! This sexy and sweetly nostalgic documentary is an ode to hardcore porn films made in France in a bygone era of Nouvelle Vague–inspired camerawork, bushy pubes, and pre-condom abandon. Oh là là!... Read more
  • Off Road

    Off Road

    72 min. This engaging, beautifully lensed documentary offers a glimpse into the lives of Beatrice, a transgender auto mechanic and offroad racing champion, and Marianna, the Romanian nurse who won her heart, as they raise their own unique family in Italy.... Read more
  • Off Road

    Off Road

    Italy , 2013 , 67 min. This engaging, beautifully lensed documentary offers a glimpse into the lives of Beatrice, a transgender auto mechanic and offroad racing champion, and Marianna, the Romanian nurse who won her heart, as they raise their own unique family in Italy.... Read more
  • Out in East Berlin—Lesbians and Gays in the GDR

    Out in East Berlin—Lesbians and Gays in the GDR

    Germany , 2013 , 98 min. The politics, passion and personal toll of coming out in East Berlin are captured in this powerful, illuminating documentary about thirteen East Berliners who came to terms with their sexuality in an authoritarian state.... Read more
  • Out in the Line-Up: Uncovering the Taboo of Homosexuality in Surfing

    Out in the Line-Up: Uncovering the Taboo of Homosexuality in Surfing

    78 min. Breaking through the barrier of homophobia in surfing has been nearly impossible. Two gay surfers, David Wakefield and Thomas Castets, travel the globe to meet other diehard surfers who are also gay and lesbian, in this cinematographically gorgeous beach tour.... Read more
  • Out in the Line-Up: Uncovering the Taboo of Homosexuality in Surfing

    Out in the Line-Up: Uncovering the Taboo of Homosexuality in Surfing

    Australia , 2014 , 70 min. Breaking through the barrier of homophobia in surfing has been nearly impossible. Two gay surfers, David Wakefield and Thomas Castets, travel the globe to meet other diehard surfers who are also gay and lesbian, in this cinematographically gorgeous beach tour.... 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
  • The Places I Can Never Go Back To

    The Places I Can Never Go Back To

    USA , 2014 , 10 min. We all have places we avoid because they trigger a bad memory. Parks. Cafés. Street corners. Even the most mundane locations can feel tainted once something bad happens. This film explores the rise and fall of a relationship through the exact places where things went wrong.... Read more

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