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Your search by 'Transgender' identified 38 films


  • 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
  • 36A

    36A

    USA , 2011 , 15 min. Interweaving the aesthetics of science with the dreamlike quality of myth, 36A tells an original story of transformation and discovery.... 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
  • 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
  • Christine in the Cutting Room (Work-In-Progress)

    Christine in the Cutting Room (Work-In-Progress)

    USA , 2012 , 90 min. In a new film project that straddles the boundary between documentary and art, transgender scholar and filmmaker Susan Stryker uses the career of 1950s transsexual icon Christine Jorgensen to explore identity, embodiment, technology and representation.... Read more
  • The Confession of Father John Thomas

    The Confession of Father John Thomas

    Australia , 2011 , 5 min. In the heart of the Australian outback lives Miss Beaver Eater who reveals her filthiest fantasies in The Confession of Father John Thomas.... 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
  • Fourplay

    Fourplay

    USA , 2012 , 80 min. Bathroom sexcapades, porn store shenanigans and complex human-canine relationships are just some of the adventures in Kyle Henry’s engaging feature anthology, Fourplay.... 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 Am A Woman Now

    I Am A Woman Now

    Netherlands , 2011 , 86 min. A group of aging transwomen who shared the same groundbreaking surgeon in the ’60s and ’70s reflect back on their lives, sharing stories of pain and rejection, but also joy and triumph.... 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
  • I’ve Been to Manhattan

    I’ve Been to Manhattan

    USA , 2012 , 7 min. Folk-twang singer/songwriter StormMiguel Florez drinks deep to forget in his first music video, featuring SF queer and trans celebrities and zombies in I’ve Been to Manhattan.... Read more
  • LAND: An Animation

    LAND: An Animation

    USA , 2011 , 6 min. Two queer characters question the meaning of the end of the world in LAND: An Animation.... 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
  • 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
  • My Inner Turmoil

    My Inner Turmoil

    USA , 2012 , 9 min. In My Inner Turmoil, an Indian woman (Aneesh Sheth) faces angst as she navigates living life in two genders.... Read more
  • Mystery Date

    Mystery Date

    85 min. Indulge your CSI gay mind as corpses, cops and coffins stack up in this suspense-filled program from around the globe. Revenge in drag, mannequins that flip your mind, gothic tales that will upend you and gay serial killers…great night for a mystery date!... Read more
  • Nisa

    Nisa

    USA , 2010 , 12 min. A teenage prostitute must take creative measures to escape a brothel when her secret is discovered in Nisa.... Read more
  • Oscillare

    Oscillare

    USA , 2011 , 9 min. Set against an impressionistic backdrop, Oscillare follows Alyson Bowles’s along the remnants of the golden dream—abandoned fields, fast-food parking lots, and the sun-bleached borderlands between reality and desire.... Read more
  • Positive Youth

    Positive Youth

    USA , 2012 , 44 min. Positive Youth is a documentary which follows four HIV-Positive youth (late teens to 27) in four different North American cities in Cinema vérité style.... Read more
  • Putting the ‘I’ in Trans

    Putting the ‘I’ in Trans

    Canada , 2012 , 6 min. Following some in-depth coverage by a major Canadian newspaper, LGBT community members are asked for comments on a long-overlooked aspect of identity.... Read more
  • Señorita

    Señorita

    2011 , 99 min. A transgender woman trades sex work in Manila for a job on a small-town mayoral campaign, but the discovery that a ruthless former client is behind the opposition sends her back to his bed as she schemes to upset his plans.... 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
  • Sexing the Transman

    Sexing the Transman

    USA , 2012 , 71 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
  • Silver Stiletto

    Silver Stiletto

    Australia , 2011 , 15 min. In Silver Stiletto two straight men are found dead in a dumpster outside of a gay bar and their wounds suggest the actions of a trained killer—could a disheveled drag queen really be responsible?... Read more
  • Strong and Dreaming

    Strong and Dreaming

    USA , 2011 , 7 min. Animated nocturnal emissions never looked so sexy as in Strong and Dreaming, an inspiring meditation on self-love and strength.... Read more
  • The Thing

    The Thing

    USA , 2011 , 16 min. Tristan and Zooey hope to reconnect on a road trip with their fluffy cat Stephen, but can they find what they’re looking for at The Thing?... 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
  • Transgender Tuesdays: A Clinic In the Tenderloin

    Transgender Tuesdays: A Clinic In the Tenderloin

    USA , 2012 , 54 min. In the late ’80s, as AIDS raged, San Francisco opened the country’s first primary care clinic for transgender people, who came for the hormones and stayed for the healthcare which had long been denied them.... Read more
  • Transtastic!

    Transtastic!

    89 min. From the fashionable stylings of burly transmen to fairy tales of animated transwomen to the first music video by local folk-twang singer/songwriter StormMiguel Florez, this year’s crop of Transtastic! films features an exciting and eclectic representation of our trans community.... Read more
  • Ursula’s Victory

    Ursula’s Victory

    Spain , 2011 , 17 min. In Ursula’s Victory it’s a stormy night, Ursula stops at the gate of an old cemetery and breaks the chains that keep her from entering. In her right hand she is holding a shovel, and in her left, a heavy suitcase…what does Ursula unearth?... 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
  • Whistlin’ Dixie: Queer Sounds, New South

    Whistlin’ Dixie: Queer Sounds, New South

    USA , 2011 , 30 min. In this foot-stompin’, guitar-strummin’ ride to the southland, amidst evangelical country radio and confederate flags you’ll find a new generation of queer activists. Rock, folk, bluegrass and country music all seem to waft in the humid air and it deeply informs their sense of community. In Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia, Whistlin’ Dixie investigates the comple... Read more
  • Why We Ride: The Story of AIDS/LifeCycle

    Why We Ride: The Story of AIDS/LifeCycle

    USA , 2012 , 13 min. Each year, more than 2,500 participate in a bicycle ride from SF to LA in order to raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS. This film tells the story of this emotional journey.... Read more
  • Wildness

    Wildness

    USA , 2012 , 74 min. Exploring the common urban problem of community, visibility and gentrification, Wildness is a love story between a young, idealistic transplant and the magical bar that takes him in and helps him grow up.... Read more