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  • 11 Life Lessons from an Awesome Old Dyke

    11 Life Lessons from an Awesome Old Dyke

    USA , 2015 , 8 min. Dorothy, a tough-as-nails butch who kicked ass and took names (including the names of a few lovers) gives an abridged history lesson and offers up a perspective only possible with a PhD from the School of Life.... Read more
  • 50%

    50%

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. This quirky, campy autobiographical short explores intersectionality and identity with the lighthearted confidence of being true to oneself.... Read more
  • ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. An experimental documentary contemplating race/racism, queerness, fat, femininity, and belonging, ABSENCE is a fiercely honest quest—for community, for visibility, for that queer fat API femme utopia.... Read more
  • Alex and Ali

    Alex and Ali

    USA , 2014 , 83 min. Two improbable soul mates, an American Peace Corps volunteer and a handsome Iranian in pre-revolutionary Iran, become lovers-in-secret for ten years before they are forced to separate. Thirty-five years later, despite obstacles, they reunite and attempt to rekindle their relationship.... Read more
  • The Amina Profile

    The Amina Profile

    Canada , 2014 , 84 min. Catapulting viewers from intimate love story to international mystery, this markedly modern doc exposes the fluid reality of cyber life. Its questions about the unadulterated exhilaration of virtual love and cultural divides will leave you talking for days.... Read more
  • Bedding Andrew

    Bedding Andrew

    Canada , 2014 , 5 min. Andrew, a man with cerebral palsy and an indomitable spirit and humor, reflects on his first sexual encounter and how the event shaped his identity as a gay man.... Read more
  • Breakaway

    Breakaway

    USA , 2014 , 9 min. Meet Jennifer Deering, a professional football player living in the Bay Area who got a chance to represent the USA at the 2013 IFAF Women’s World Championship in Finland.... 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
  • 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
  • Desert Migration

    Desert Migration

    USA , 2015 , 80 min. Palm Springs, California, an oasis of intense heat and Speedo-clad hotties, and a haven of a healing community for throngs of aging gay men contending with HIV/AIDS in a lost horizon of rejuvenating sunshine, is profiled with remarkable candor in this elegant, dignified documentary.... 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
  • 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
  • Engender

    Engender

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Peaches Christ, Chaka Corn, and Honey Mahogany lend their voices in this short doc that looks at drag queens as emblems of queer visibility and drag culture as an inherently progressive force.... Read more
  • Fassbinder — To Love Without Demands

    Fassbinder — To Love Without Demands

    Denmark , 2015 , 106 min. This bracing documentary examines the brilliant and taboo-breaking film director R.W. Fassbinder’s life and work from a psychological standpoint, drawing on strikingly candid recent conversations with key intimates and rarely seen interviews that the filmmaker recorded with Fassbinder in the 1970s.... Read more
  • Female Masculinity Appreciation Society

    Female Masculinity Appreciation Society

    UK , 2014 , 11 min. Follow Cookie and Foxy Ven in their quest to reach the arm-wrestling finals, discover the reason behind Rubyyy’s ginger moustache, and judge for yourself the standards in Dapper wear.... Read more
  • Finding Phong

    Finding Phong

    Vietnam , 2015 , 92 min. Phong is a young transwoman from a village in Vietnam beginning her medical transition. Over the course of a year, she finds her place in the world and among her family, learning that becoming a woman involves more than she expected.... Read more
  • Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination

    Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination

    USA , 2014 , 8 min. At 92, Robina Asti, a World War II veteran and pilot, tells her story of living as a transgender woman since 1976 and her fight to be treated like any other widow.... 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
  • Glow

    Glow

    USA , 2014 , 18 min. Three performers—a Korean American drag queen, a Chinese opera singer who plays male roles, and a mime—talk about their relationship to art and culture in this fascinating docu-narrative.... Read more
  • In the Hollow

    In the Hollow

    USA , 2015 , 14 min. In May 1988, girlfriends Claudia Brenner and Rebecca Wight were attacked while hiking the Appalachian Trail. This docu-narrative recounts the shooting, Wight’s death, and Brenner’s desperate survival, as she returns to the trail for the first time since the attack.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. This short is the true story of a young Hawaiian girl who aspires to become the leader of her school’s all-male hula troupe, and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her.... Read more
  • Larry Kramer in Love and Anger

    Larry Kramer in Love and Anger

    USA , 2015 , 82 min. A gripping, warts-and-all tribute to one of our most important gay activists, this documentary is a compelling account of the onset and terrible escalation of the AIDS crisis in the United States, an epidemic that came to define Kramer’s life and work.... Read more
  • The Little Deputy

    The Little Deputy

    USA , 2015 , 8 min. Filmmaker Trevor Anderson returns home to retake a problematic childhood photograph with his father in this concise, deadpan documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.... 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
  • 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
  • Nancy from East Side Clover

    Nancy from East Side Clover

    USA , 2014 , 9 min. Growing up poor, Chicana, a woman, and a lesbian in mid-20th century East L.A., Nancy Valverde’s life was a constant uphill battle. Now at age 83, Nancy’s defiance and resilience to maintain her identity as a Chicana butch lesbian has garnered her legendary status in the L.A. queer community.... Read more
  • Olya's Love

    Olya's Love

    Russia , 2014 , 67 min. Moscow-based LGBTQ activist Olya is devoted to her girlfriend, Galya. But is the struggle against Russia’s homophobia her true love? This documentary judiciously explores the intersection of the idea of “freedom” in a couple’s public and personal lives.... 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
  • Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

    Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. Part detective story, part rumination, and all celebration, this warm and vivid film unpacks a very personal history of what it meant to be an artist and a lesbian in early 20th century America.... Read more
  • Peace of Mind

    Peace of Mind

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. This beautifully constructed documentary is an at once poetic, highly personal and generously balanced portrait of the late trans artist and filmmaker Flo McGarrell during the final chapter of his short life as the director of FOSAJ Art Center in Jacmel, Haiti.... Read more
  • Peter de Rome: Grandfather of Gay Porn

    Peter de Rome: Grandfather of Gay Porn

    Argentina , 2014 , 97 min. This intimate portrait of pioneering underground filmmaker Peter de Rome, chock-full of frisky erotic clips spanning three decades, charts his life and career as they unfolded alongside significant events in 20th-century gay history.... Read more
  • QORDS Camp

    QORDS Camp

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. In this feel-good short documentary, a hodgepodge of teens comes together at a Southern summer camp that builds queer community through music and artistic expression.... Read more
  • Queer Habits

    Queer Habits

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Sister Frances A Sissy, Sister Sparkle Plenty, and Sister Wilma Titzgroe, of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s Russian River order provide insight into a unique community in which fearless drag queen nuns broke down a dangerous gay/redneck divide by committing consistent acts of love and charity.... Read more
  • Reel in the Closet

    Reel in the Closet

    USA , 2015 , 82 min. Rare and important early film and video documentation of LGBTQ life in America is at risk of being lost to history without the efforts of the archivists who work to find, preserve, and catalogue it.... Read more
  • The Royal Road

    The Royal Road

    USA , 2015 , 65 min. A road movie like no other, Jenni Olson’s cinematic essay is part memoir, part history lesson, part travelogue—and entirely original. Confessional narration about butch identity and long-distance longing is layered over mesmerizing 16mm images of California landscapes in this engrossing meditation on memory and nostalgia.... 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
  • Scrum

    Scrum

    Australia , 2015 , 54 min. Three gay rugby athletes are vying for a spot on the elite Sydney Convicts team, competing for the 7th Annual Bingham Cup. Can they put behind their past struggles and win the prize? This is a steamy, pulsating documentary about acceptance, sportsmanship, and male camaraderie.... 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
  • Sex, Politics & Sticky Rice

    Sex, Politics & Sticky Rice

    USA , 2014 , 8 min. Protests, potlucks, and three-ways are just the “tip of the rice bowl” for five Asian American lesbians recounting their adventures in sex, love, and queer activism in the San Francisco Bay Area since the 1980s.... Read more
  • Stella Walsh

    Stella Walsh

    USA , 2014 , 15 min. Stella Walsh had thousands of medals, ribbons, honors, and fans from around the world. Her popularity continued for decades after winning a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics, until she was killed in a robbery and it was discovered that she had an “ambiguous gender.”... Read more
  • Supernature

    Supernature

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. An African American man with Down syndrome comes out as gay and finds support from his drag queen heroes as well as the amazing staff at The ARC of San Francisco.... Read more
  • Tab Hunter Confidential

    Tab Hunter Confidential

    USA , 2015 , 90 min. Following the rapturously received I Am Divine (Frameline37) and Vito (Frameline36), 2015 Frameline Award recipient Jeffrey Schwarz vibrantly recalls the rollercoaster life and career of formerly closeted 1950s Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter in this lively and fascinating documentary.... Read more
  • To Russia with Love

    To Russia with Love

    USA , 2014 , 80 min. As the 2014 Olympics in Sochi approached, LGBT athletes and broadcasters had to choose whether to protest Russia’s anti-gay legislation. This fast-moving, entertaining documentary follows skater-broadcaster Johnny Weir, Billie Jean King, and Olympic hopefuls as they navigate the choppy waters where sports and human rights intersect.... Read more
  • Tomgirl

    Tomgirl

    USA , 2014 , 14 min. Meet Jake, a gender non-conforming 7-year-old with incredibly supportive parents who let their child be the amazing person they are, not who gender-normative society would like them to be.... 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 Typist

    The Typist

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. A gay Korean War Veteran reflects on his time as the office clerk tasked with writing the discharges of outed gay seamen in this gorgeous historical doc.... Read more
  • Victory Day

    Victory Day

    Russia , 2014 , 29 min. While most Russians celebrate the annual Victory Day by commemorating their country’s defeat of Nazi Germany decades ago, six gay and lesbian couples share their own stories of government-instituted oppression. In-home interviews reveal the domesticity and normalcy of these ardent pairs, juxtaposed with clips of homophobic Russians in power and the raucous celebrations just outside the windo... Read more
  • Visible Silence

    Visible Silence

    USA , 2015 , 42 min. A delicate but probing look at “tom” and “dee” lesbians in Thailand, as they confront expectations to conform to a rigidly gender-assigned society. Silent but visible within it, they speak to us from a rich variety of experience.... Read more

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