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Your search by 'Discrimination' identified 35 films

  • An Exchange

    An Exchange

    USA , 2013 , 13 min. In this deceptively simple dramatic scene, a conservative family man finds comfort in a hotel room massage, while the masseur (and the audience) find out something rather less comforting.... 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
  • The Bash

    The Bash

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. Exiting a midnight showing of The Wiz, a black gay male couple argues about the degree of “outness” in their relationship, when they are suddenly attacked. But in a dark alley, the tables get turned in this beautifully shot examination of homophobia—both internal and external.... Read more
  • Black is Blue

    Black is Blue

    USA , 2014 , 21 min. Expected to attend: Director Cheryl Dunye, Actor Kingston Faraday

    Cheryl Dunye’s provocative Black is Blue is a look at a stealth security guard who has struggled to make his insides match his outside.... Read more
  • Brace


    UK , 2013 , 25 min. In this gritty, contemporary, romantic drama set in London, Adam meets Rocky, a handsome and mysterious drifter. As the pair gets closer, Rocky seems eager to reveal a secret that Adam is not ready to hear. Silence abounds until one explosive night changes everything about the way they feel about themselves and each other.... Read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dawn


    USA , 2012 , 10 min. Two strangers—one African American, the other Asian American—have a dangerous, racist encounter on a subway, but they may have more in common than they thought. A tightly wound, deftly shot drama that packs a punch.... Read more
  • Drunktown’s Finest

    Drunktown’s Finest

    USA , 2014 , 90 min. The lives of three young Native Americans—a feisty father-to-be, an adopted Christian woman, and a two-spirit transwoman—intersect with surprising results in this vibrant and touching coming-of-age tale.... Read more
  • Elliot King is Third

    Elliot King is Third

    USA , 2012 , 19 min. A dystopic tale of gender enforcement set in a not-too-distant future, Elliot King Is Third is a sci-fi exploration of a society in which identity microchips are implanted into humans. Elliot wants to change his identity to live a safer life, but can he?... 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
  • 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
  • Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies

    Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies

    85 min. This yearly program highlights films created in Frameline and TILT’s local Generations Film Workshop, as well as five other films featuring the powerful voices of youth and elders across the country.... Read more
  • Happy Birthday Cindy Wei

    Happy Birthday Cindy Wei

    UK , 2013 , 10 min. Happy Birthday Cindy Wei follows 15-year-old school underdog Cindy Wei as she takes her first steps towards building up confidence and overcoming her lack of cultural identity by the discovery of her mysterious cousin Michael’s well kept secret.... Read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • In the City of Shy Hunters

    In the City of Shy Hunters

    82 min. This handsome collection of shorts puts images and representations of transguys front and center. From seemingly familiar greetings and unfamiliar goodbyes, to finding empowerment thru embodiment, to sci-fi ruminations on self and society, these shorts highlight bravely authentic, resilient, and self-defined men.... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • O.V.O.


    France , 2012 , 18 min. In this taut political thriller, French filmmaker Alban Sapin creates a dystopian but very recognizable world in which an extreme neo-Fascist party has taken power targeting Jews, immigrants and homosexuals. Laurent, his Arabic lover and their targeted friends discover the moral and personal costs of accepting—or resisting—the Ovo party’s secret, menacing agenda.... 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
  • Pepper


    USA , 2014 , 18 min. When the fabulous female impersonator Pepper happens upon an eight-year-old boy in need of a friend, the chance meeting triggers an unlikely friendship.... Read more
  • Sticks & Stones

    Sticks & Stones

    USA , 2014 , 14 min. Notorious transsexual chanteuse, Bambi Lake, takes us on a stroll down pre-AIDS 1970s Polk Street, where Lake once worked as a street hustler and later as a performer in the burgeoning San Francisco ‘80s punk scene.... Read more
  • Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

    Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

    USA , 2013 , 92 min. Thomas Allen Harris excavates a century and a half’s worth of sublime, mostly black-and-white photographs from family albums and African American newspapers, and etches a poignant, probing portrait of everyday black life that stands in sharp contrast to the stereotypes and racist propaganda of the mainstream press.... Read more
  • Violette Leduc: In Pursuit of Love

    Violette Leduc: In Pursuit of Love

    France , 2013 , 57 min. Lyrically combining archival interviews and the author’s own words, this absorbing documentary offers a rare opportunity to rediscover the taboo-breaking works and life of lesbian writer Violette Leduc.... Read more
  • Wandering Clouds

    Wandering Clouds

    Mexico , 2013 , 13 min. Mexico’s poetic writer-director Julian Hernández (see also this year’s I Am Happiness On Earth) choreographs the lyrical catapults and plunges of two divers, as a teenage boy watches longingly from afar... Read more
  • Who Do You Think You Are?

    Who Do You Think You Are?

    France , 2013 , 8 min. Arnaud is transsexual. Being recognized by his ex-girlfriend should be possible. Finding a job should be possible. Finding love should be possible too. When his ex-girlfriend suddenly doesn't recognize him anymore, Arnaud goes to a pub with a few friends to talk it over and get the support he needs.... Read more