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  • 365 without 377

    365 without 377

    Italy , 2011 , 53 min. India’s LGBT community celebrates the first anniversary of the repeal of Statute 377, which decriminalized homosexuality, in this gorgeously photographed documentary which offers a vivid glimpse into a country on the cusp of change.... Read more
  • Akin

    Akin

    Canada , 2012 , 9 min. With haunting suburban visuals backed by the rich sounds of Toronto based-band Ohbijou, Akin powerfully examines the silent secrets of a shared past.... Read more
  • Ballroom Rules

    Ballroom Rules

    Australia , 2012 , 77 min. From foxtrot to tango, follow five Aussie couples as they prepare to compete against the world’s best queer ballroom dancers in this exhilarating and very personal doc.... Read more
  • The Blessed

    The Blessed

    Chile , 2012 , 15 min. In The Blessed, Papa has arranged for his hija to play the Virgin Mary in a procession as a means to heal her.... Read more
  • Boy Cheerleaders

    Boy Cheerleaders

    UK , 2011 , 60 min. Armed with pairs of pompoms and an abundance of adolescent energy, the DAZL Diamonds cheerleading squad of South Leeds is preparing to become the first all-boy team to compete in the UK Cheerleading Championships.... Read more
  • Burmese Butterfly

    Burmese Butterfly

    Myanmar/Burma , 2011 , 13 min. Twenty-one-year-old hairdresser Phyo Lay provides a rare glimpse into the emergent gay community in Burmese Butterfly.... Read more
  • Children of Srikandi

    Children of Srikandi

    Germany , 2012 , 74 min. The indeterminate-gendered mythical warrior Srikandi is the inspiration and role model for this anthology of stories, comprising the first film by queer women about queer women in Indonesia.... Read more
  • The Devotion Project: Listen from the Heart

    The Devotion Project: Listen from the Heart

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. The Devotion Project: Listen from the Heart, traces the relationship of two Oakland women, from their initial meeting and love affair, through the birth of their child, a boy with a heart condition who enriches their lives in ways they could never have imagined.... Read more
  • Die Standing Up

    Die Standing Up

    Mexico , 2011 , 90 min. She was still in diapers when doctors said she wouldn’t live past 20. Where most saw defeat, socialist activist Irina Layevska saw a call to action; it was now or never, and her body is her first site of revolution.... Read more
  • Facing Mirrors

    Facing Mirrors

    Iran , 2011 , 102 min. Iranian female director Negar Azarbayjani’s remarkable first feature is also the first Iranian narrative film with a transgender protagonist. Hoping to go overseas for FTM sex-reassignment surgery before her father marries her off to a male cousin, Eddie is saved by a naïve and conservative young wife who is shocked to learn Eddie is “trans.”... Read more
  • Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies

    Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies

    95 min. Celebrate youth and elders in this collection of shorts, including three films from this year’s Frameline Generations Filmmaker Workshop, as well as films from around the country!... Read more
  • Girl or Boy, My Sex Is Not My Gender

    Girl or Boy, My Sex Is Not My Gender

    70 min. How does being raised as a girl affect the man you become? This insightful film moves beyond the transition genre to explore how four individuals (including Lynnee Breedlove and Rocco Kayiatos) choose to remake themselves when suddenly given new power and privilege.... Read more
  • Girl or Boy, My Sex Is Not My Gender

    Girl or Boy, My Sex Is Not My Gender

    France , 2011 , 61 min. How does being raised as a girl affect the man you become? This insightful film moves beyond the transition genre to explore how four individuals (including Lynnee Breedlove and Rocco Kayiatos) choose to remake themselves when suddenly given new power and privilege.... Read more
  • A Good Son

    A Good Son

    Mexico , 2011 , 21 min. A Good Son is forced to decide whether he will pursue his dream or remain on his family farm to fulfill what is expected of him.... Read more
  • I Stand Corrected

    I Stand Corrected

    USA , 2011 , 83 min. This intimate and engrossing documentary follows jazz musician Jennifer Leitham’s career as a virtuoso of the upright bass and her liberating decision to risk everything to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.... Read more
  • Jobriath A.D.

    Jobriath A.D.

    USA , 2011 , 102 min. Follow the riveting story of a child piano prodigy who ultimately became the first openly gay rock star. A window into the glam music scene of the ’70s, Jobraith A.D. shines a revelatory spotlight on an unsung gay icon.... Read more
  • Look at Me Again

    Look at Me Again

    Brazil , 2011 , 72 min. Syllvio Luccio, a self-described “tacky and rude” trans-hetero guy, leads us on a personal journey through Northeastern Brazil as he finds common ground with the diverse cast of characters he meets on the road.... Read more
  • Love and Anger

    Love and Anger

    USA , 2012 , 17 min. In Love and Anger, the tale of Cousin Wonderlette whose mother has treated her like human garbage (literally) her entire life. One day she discovers she has a clumsy and unsophisticated Fairy Godmother who transports her to a far away land from another time.... Read more
  • Me @ the Zoo

    Me @ the Zoo

    USA , 2011 , 90 min. “Leave Britney alone!” words that would make Chris Crocker famous on YouTube. Behind these three simple words lies much more than a plea of empathy for a star being hounded by paparazzi. It’s a powerful cry of rage by a young gay man who fights against bullying in a platform that has changed how we can share stories.... Read more
  • Mila Caos

    Mila Caos

    Cuba , 2011 , 18 min. Every weekend at an illegal drag show in a suburb of Havana, 17-year old Sebastián transforms into Mila Caos, but Sebastián suffers from his mother’s indifference and dreams that one day she will see him on stage.... Read more
  • Off Castro

    Off Castro

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. The drag culture of San Francisco is examined in a doc featuring local performers sure to tickle your pickle in Off Castro--concept by Sarah Willis.... Read more
  • The Queen of My Dreams

    The Queen of My Dreams

    USA , 2011 , 3 min. As a young girl, Fawzia Mirza fell under the spell of Bollywood heroines and their promise of love and feminine perfection; as an adult, she re-imagines it in a queer light.... Read more
  • Sexing the Transman

    Sexing the Transman

    78 min. In this intimate inquiry into transmen's sexualities, porn star Buck Angel (famously billed as “the man with a vagina”) asks transmen and those who love them about how their bodies, sexualities, and identities are affected by the medical and social process of transition.... Read more
  • STRONG!

    STRONG!

    81 min. Castro muscle bears have nothing on Olympic Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth. This big, strong, healthy woman—who won a bronze medal in weight lifting at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney—challenges our traditional notions of health, beauty and femininity.... Read more
  • STRONG!

    STRONG!

    USA , 2012 , 76 min. Castro muscle bears have nothing on Olympic Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth. This big, strong, healthy woman–who won a bronze medal in weight lifting at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney–challenges our traditional notions of health, beauty and femininity.... Read more
  • The Sydney Convicts

    The Sydney Convicts

    Germany , 2010 , 45 min. The Sydney Convicts Rugby Union is as tough as other Australian team; the only difference is it’s an all-gay male squad. In just 45-minutes, you get an incredibly intimate insight into the players’ lives—and a brilliant look around many parts of Sydney. Rugby is not a game for the faint-hearted. In very flattering shorts, players carb-up before practice, seriously work out... Read more
  • Threadbare

    Threadbare

    Canada , 2011 , 3 min. A box of sweaters becomes an archive of transgender emotions—a collection of outmoded feelings, fond and not-so-fond memories and the chance to become something new by trying on something old.... Read more
  • Unconditional

    Unconditional

    UK , 2011 , 92 min. An astonishingly brave and surprising coming-of-age story, Unconditional convincingly demonstrates the malleability of sexuality and gender in its story of an unsure teenaged boy romanced by a charismatic loan officer who wants him to wear women’s clothes.... Read more
  • What Makes Us Queer

    What Makes Us Queer

    USA , 2011 , 7 min. This explicit mini-doc presents a juxtaposition of visual imagery of queers having sex (taken from the archives of porn site QueerPorn.TV) and audio clips from an interview that simply asks, What Makes Us Queer?; Featuring cameos from dozens of queer porn performers including Jiz Lee, Dylan Ryan, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Maxine Holloway, Mr. Grey, Madison Young, James Darling and Wolf Hudson.... Read more
  • What’s in a Name

    What’s in a Name

    Belgium , 2010 , 70 min. With a deft combination of unobtrusive documentary camera work and hallucinogenic theatrical sequences, Eva Küpper’s debut film What’s in a Name reveals a fascinating segment of gender terrorist and body art performer Jon Cory’s (a.k.a. Rose Wood’s) journey.... Read more
  • Yes or No?

    Yes or No?

    Thailand , 2010 , 107 min. The hesitant relationship between a girly college student and her boyish new roommate introduces Thailand’s first lesbian movie romance. This winsome romantic comedy doesn’t mask conservative Thai society’s disapproval of “tomboys,” their term for women who prefer women and dress like men.... Read more