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  • (the here and now) a visit

    (the here and now) a visit

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Shot in the stunning beauty of the Santa Cruz mountains, (the here and now) a visit is a meditative hybrid portrait of a friendship between two transgender pals.... Read more
  • Alzheimer's: A Love Story

    Alzheimer's: A Love Story

    USA , 2016 , 17 min. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s live an average of eight years after their symptoms first become noticeable—it’s been 12 years for Greg. He lives at a memory care facility in Chicago and can no longer live independently. Every day a man named Michael comes and visits for a couple of hours. No one can say for sure if Greg knows who Michael is or why he comes every day, but it see... Read more
  • Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude

    Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. Welcome to Sexitude, a body-positive, sex-positive, age-positive dance class in San Francisco, created by D’Arcy Drollinger. The participants in the class represent all shapes, sizes, genders, sexual orientations, and fitness levels, and definitely know how to werk a look in neon spandex, fishnet stockings, and gold booty shorts. Although the class is a physical workout, what is more signifi... Read more
  • Becoming Johanna

    Becoming Johanna

    USA , 2016 , 27 min. This short documentary follows a 16-year-old transgender Latina struggling with both school and a mother who prays for her to be someone else. Luckily, she finds mentors and a family of choice who enable her to thrive.... Read more
  • The Celluloid Closet

    The Celluloid Closet

    USA , 1995 , 102 min. Exactly twenty years after its theatrical release, San Francisco-based documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s monumental film remains an indispensable—and profoundly moving—record of the way Hollywood depicted gays and lesbians throughout the 20th century.... 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
  • Do Not Think For a Moment

    Do Not Think For a Moment

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. Challenging stereotypes of gender, sexuality, and race, three Asian American women share their experiences, frustrations, and identity amid the backdrop of San Francisco’s Castro District and other neighborhoods.... Read more
  • A Doll's Eyes

    A Doll's Eyes

    USA , 2016 , 13 min. In his personal essay film, Jonathan Wysocki searches for the meaning behind his lifelong obsession with the movie Jaws. He recounts the terror that kept him out of the ocean during his childhood and the dark desire that drew him back as an adult. He returns to the ocean to discover a fear deeper than the shark stalking his imagination.... Read more
  • Film Hawk

    Film Hawk

    USA , 2015 , 75 min. Curator. Consultant. Mentor. Producer. Independent film guru. Bob Hawk is all that and much more. For 40 years, he has championed and discovered new film talent. Friends, admirers, and protégés share their love for the great impresario as he celebrates his 75th birthday.... Read more
  • The Freedom to Marry

    The Freedom to Marry

    USA , 2016 , 86 min. Last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage was the culmination of decades of groundbreaking, uphill work. This inspirational documentary traces the surprising history of the cause, profiling Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto, the “godparents” of marriage equality.... Read more
  • Furries

    Furries

    USA , 2016 , 33 min. In Furries, local filmmaker Eric Risher takes a trip to a convention in downtown Pittsburgh where thousands gather, wearing tails, hats with ears, and full-body animal costumes. They are furries: members of a growing subculture who share an appreciation for anthropomorphic animal characters. Frequently defined by the mainstream media as a purely sexual community, they must struggle agains... Read more
  • Fursonas

    Fursonas

    USA , 2015 , 82 min. Through a furry fray of intimate dramas and dilemmas, the fascinating individuals and universal longings of furries—or folks who don anthropomorphic body suits for role-play—come into snuggly view.... Read more
  • Gay USA

    Gay USA

    USA , 1978 , 78 min. Arthur Bressan created a gay-America panorama when he commissioned filmmakers throughout the country to record all June 1977 Lesbian and Gay Pride parades and marches. He then cut on-the-street interviews—with lesbians and gay men talking about their lovers and how they came out—with the resulting footage, including lesbians marching against housework and drag queens protesting fascism... Read more
  • Gaysians

    Gaysians

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Capturing diverse portraits of queer and trans Asian Americans, Gaysians is an illuminating patchwork documentary that explores relationships with family and culture.... Read more
  • The Glory Hole

    The Glory Hole

    USA , 2014 , 4 min. Two San Franciscans, together 22 years, recount their unlikely first date.... Read more
  • Growing Up Coy

    Growing Up Coy

    USA , 2016 , 86 min. In a highly conservative Colorado town, a pink-loving, pig-tailed six-year-old girl named Coy becomes the unlikely poster child for transgender rights, in a landmark case that is reverberating in state courts across the country.... Read more
  • ID#1:Writer

    ID#1:Writer

    Slovakia , 2016 , 4 min. ID#1 is a bisexual woman, a successful writer moving from one city to another, who has experienced not only a taste of fame but also the emptiness of air-conditioned rooms in a nut house where the windows just never open. This short documentary is part of an emerging web series that addresses how being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex is not the sole determining identity of an LGBT... Read more
  • Inside the Chinese Closet

    Inside the Chinese Closet

    Netherlands , 2015 , 72 min. Caught between a new gay consciousness in China and deeply rooted family pressures, Andy and Cherry attempt to maintain the illusion of heterosexual family life. Their efforts to resolve this conflict have a quiet but unshakable integrity.... Read more
  • Irrawaddy Mon Amour

    Irrawaddy Mon Amour

    Italy , 2015 , 58 min. In this colorfully immersive documentary, trans activist and shaman Myo Nyunt dares to organize a marriage ceremony in a unique gay-friendly village in the heart of Myanmar/Burma, where the brutal military junta severely penalizes same-sex relationships.... 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
  • Last Men Standing

    Last Men Standing

    USA , 2016 , 65 min. The emotional history of San Francisco’s gay community unfolds in the lives of long-term survivors who have found their own profoundly personal ways to celebrate, heal, love, and thrive in the aftermath of the devastation of the early AIDS crisis.... Read more
  • Libertad

    Libertad

    USA , 2015 , 10 min. This film shares the inspiring story of Alejandra, who always knew deep down inside that she was a chola, not a cholo.... 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
  • Out Run

    Out Run

    USA , 2016 , 75 min. Documentarians S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons turn an incisive international lens on the only LGBTQ political party in the world—the Ladlad Party of the Philippines, where beauty salons become campaign chapters and dubious party alliances are the norm.... Read more
  • Ovarian Psycos

    Ovarian Psycos

    USA , 2016 , 72 min. In the midst of persistent sexism and violence against women of color, East LA’s Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade builds on the legacy of the Chicanx civil rights movement through support, sisterhood, and having big-ass, kick-ass ovaries.... Read more
  • The Pearl

    The Pearl

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. Four transwomen navigate the second half of life in this vérité-style documentary, which illuminates their individual triumphs and analogous struggles against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest.... Read more
  • Persistence of Vision

    Persistence of Vision

    USA , 2016 , 11 min. This short documentary chronicles the experiences of blind photographer John Dugdale and the changes in his creative process after his loss of vision.... Read more
  • Pink Boy

    Pink Boy

    USA , 2015 , 15 min. A story of familial love between a butch mother and her feminine son, Pink Boy follows BJ and her son Jeffrey as they both learn to embrace his inner princess.... Read more
  • Political Animals

    Political Animals

    USA , 2015 , 90 min. This is the eye-opening story of four out lesbian politicians—Sheila Kuehl, Carole Migden, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe—who took the LGBT civil rights struggle from the streets to California’s state capitol.... Read more
  • Real Boy

    Real Boy

    USA , 2016 , 72 min. Bennett Wallace is 19, a musician, and in recovery. On a journey to find his own way as a trans man, Bennett bonds with his friend and mentor, musician Joe Stevens of Coyote Grace, while navigating the difficult terrain of his familial relationships.... 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
  • Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

    Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

    USA , 2016 , 91 min. At the tail end of the “Satanic ritual abuse panic” of the 1990s, four Latina lesbian women were accused and wrongfully convicted of a heinous sexual assault. After serving over a decade in prison, the women won’t stop fighting to prove their innocence, in this heart-wrenching examination of the criminal justice system.... 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
  • These C*cksucking Tears

    These C*cksucking Tears

    USA , 2015 , 15 min. Discover Patrick Haggerty, the man behind the world’s first and only gay-themed country music album, Lavender Country, 40 years after its release, in this SXSW 2016 Jury Award-winning film.... 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
  • This Is Me: Closets, Episode 1

    This Is Me: Closets, Episode 1

    USA , 2016 , 5 min. There’s no better backdrop than a closet to focus on the challenges of coming out as trans. Here, actor, writer, and comedian D’Lo, of Sri Lankan descent, and Indian-born actor, dancer, and healer Maya Jafer share their very different true stories.... Read more
  • This Is Me: From The Bathroom, Episode 3

    This Is Me: From The Bathroom, Episode 3

    USA , 2016 , 5 min. Sometimes a person just needs a place to pee! No one knows that better than trans entertainer-activists Rocco Kayiatos and Mariana Mar. The duo reclaim public restrooms as gender neutral while cracking wise (and wisely) about the issues surrounding today’s controversial bathroom politics.... Read more
  • This Is Me: Generations, Episode 2

    This Is Me: Generations, Episode 2

    USA , 2016 , 6 min. Trans advocate and therapist Valerie Spencer and trans teenager Lily Rubenstein don’t let a few decades get in the way of understanding. As they travel throughout LA, visiting points of references from Spencer’s personal herstory, the two are brought closer than they could ever imagine.... Read more
  • This Is Me: Right This Way, Episode 4

    This Is Me: Right This Way, Episode 4

    USA , 2016 , 6 min. You wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, yet the faux pas of public misgendering is far too common. Genderqueer Transparent alumni Mel Shimkovitz and Petey Gibson banter unabashedly on the importance of more inclusive, gender neutral language at popular destinations on LA’s east side.... 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
  • 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
  • Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    Canada , 2016 , 71 min. In this moving story of an ancient future coming alive for LGBTQ people and their allies, Inuit and LGBTQ communities in Nunavut unite and heal—repairing the devastating effects of relocation, re-education, and Christianization of nomadic Inuit people.... Read more
  • Uncle Howard

    Uncle Howard

    USA , 2015 , 96 min. Acclaimed filmmaker Howard Brookner (Burroughs: The Movie), who died of AIDS in 1989, is the subject of this captivating documentary directed by his nephew Aaron, who aims to preserve his uncle’s cultural legacy for a new generation.... Read more
  • Upstairs Inferno

    Upstairs Inferno

    USA , 2015 , 96 min. An unsettling snapshot of what is considered to be the largest mass murder targeting gays in American history, this documentary gets inside the hearts and minds of a handful of vibrant people who are connected by tragedy and compassion.... 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
  • Why Should I Give a S#*t about Bisexuals? (Men's Edition)

    Why Should I Give a S#*t about Bisexuals? (Men's Edition)

    USA , 2016 , 11 min. Male participants in the popular #StillBisexual campaign reveal how they came to accept that their bisexual identity was here to stay despite bullying, lost loves, and a lack of acceptance from the gay and lesbian community.... Read more

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