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Your search by 'Homophobia' identified 24 films


  • 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
  • The Friend From Tel Aviv

    The Friend From Tel Aviv

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. Noam, a young Israeli transman, is nervous and excited about meeting his childhood friend Natan after many years. Louise, a free spirited mom in whose house Noam has been staying for the last six months, decides to throw a party at her place when her kids leave for the weekend. Noam invites Natan to the party, but things get messy when Noam’s tender attempts to reconnect with his friend are... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • PYOTR495

    PYOTR495

    Canada , 2016 , 15 min. In Russia, vicious homophobes have been known to ambush unsuspecting gays they find online, but the attacks rarely turn supernatural, as they seem to do in this ghoulish revenge fantasy ripped right from the headlines.... Read more
  • Raniya

    Raniya

    Denmark , 2016 , 28 min. Raniya, a young Danish woman with Middle Eastern roots, explores her sexuality by secretly flirting with her peer Julie. In the midst of this, Raniya’s heartbroken, nosy, and needy sister enters her personal space and poses a threat to the blossoming relationship.... 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
  • Thanks for Dancing

    Thanks for Dancing

    Norway , 2015 , 19 min. A tender glimpse of an aging couple set in snowy Norway, Thanks for Dancing finds two former pro skiers broaching—and avoiding—the fact that this may be their last winter together.... Read more
  • Tits on a Bull

    Tits on a Bull

    New Zealand , 2015 , 16 min. Set in rural New Zealand, Tits on a Bull follows a women’s rugby team’s star player, Phoenix, as she struggles to choose between the longtime friendship with her aging coach, Rusty, or the new relationship blossoming between her and the team captain, Mel.... Read more
  • Tonight It's You

    Tonight It's You

    USA , 2014 , 16 min. Browsing profiles on his phone, handsome CJ arranges a late-night hookup with misfit Hunter, only to discover more going on in Hunter’s backwoods farmhouse than he bargained for. Tonight It’s You is a seriously gothic, sexy thrill ride.... 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
  • 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
  • Vámonos

    Vámonos

    USA , 2015 , 12 min. When Mac, a young butch Latina dies, her novia, Hope, must overcome personal grief in order to respectfully send Mac off into the afterlife as she would’ve wanted, in the ride-or-die inspired Vámonos.... Read more
  • Veracity

    Veracity

    USA , 2015 , 20 min. Popular Olivia is inadvertently outed by her friends after she develops feelings for the new girl at her high school. Written by a senior from Chicago’s South Side, Veracity explores the tensions and stigma of being gay in the Black youth community, as well as the ultimate power of friendship.... Read more
  • Vessels

    Vessels

    USA , 2015 , 15 min. The powerful Vessels (winner of the prestigious 2015 Iris Prize for Best Narrative Short Film) follows Diamond, a young Latina transgirl, as she seeks gender confirmation by visiting a hermana who is a “pumper.”... Read more
  • The Weigh In

    The Weigh In

    USA , 2014 , 2 min. This one’s a knockout! Two beefy pugilists get ready for their big bout in a queer send-up of hyperventilating boxing promos.... Read more
  • You Deserve Everything

    You Deserve Everything

    Australia , 2015 , 19 min. A handsome oncologist is developing a strong after-hours bond with Sami, the hospital’s young Arabic translator. But all is not what it seems in Sami’s world, beautifully rendered in this intense and magnetic romantic drama from Australia.... Read more
  • You'll Never Be Alone

    You'll Never Be Alone

    Chile , 2016 , 81 min. Winner of the Teddy Jury Prize at this year’s Berlinale, Chilean pop star Alex Anwandter’s powerful directorial debut follows the desperate attempts of a father to seek justice after his teenage gay son is brutally attacked on the street.... Read more