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  • 52 Tuesdays

    52 Tuesdays

    Australia , 2014 , 109 min. When her mother reveals plans for gender transition, 16-year-old Billie is pushed towards independence, and her time with her transitioning parent is limited to Tuesday afternoons. Shot only on successive Tuesdays to mirror the story, the film is an authentic exploration of desire, responsibility, and transformation.... Read more
  • Ahogo-Icecream

    Ahogo-Icecream

    Russia , 2012 , 3 min. A woman falls desperately in lust with an anthropomorphic ice cream bar. Techno beats and sexy writhing in melted confections ensues.... Read more
  • Beyond the Mirror’s Gaze

    Beyond the Mirror’s Gaze

    Canada , 2013 , 4 min. Exchanging their eyes, genitalia, and facial features, a couple gets to know themselves and each other in this playful animation.... 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
  • Boy Meets Girl

    Boy Meets Girl

    108 min. Funny and provocative, Boy Meets Girl is a sweetly profound romantic comedy that vividly captures the giddy excitement, sexual heat, and inherent heartache of “non-traditional” love in a small town.... Read more
  • Boy Meets Girl

    Boy Meets Girl

    USA , 2014 , 95 min. Funny and provocative, Boy Meets Girl is a sweetly profound romantic comedy that vividly captures the giddy excitement, sexual heat, and inherent heartache of “non-traditional” love in a small town.... Read more
  • Boys Don’t Cry

    Boys Don’t Cry

    USA , 1999 , 118 min. With its indelible lead performance by Hilary Swank as a young Brandon Teena and its unstinting portrait of the violent undercurrent of the blue-collar Midwest, Boys Don’t Cry retains its power to stir the emotions fifteen years after its original release.... Read more
  • Brace

    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
  • Bradley Manning Had Secrets

    Bradley Manning Had Secrets

    UK , 2011 , 5 min. This is the story of Bradley Manning, not as a Wikileaks hacktivist but as a young American soldier going through a crisis of consciousness and identity. Animated in a rotoscoped pixel-art style and using dialogue from Bradley’s online conversations, this film explores issues of personal and political secrets, digital identity, and alienation.... Read more
  • Brute

    Brute

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. This lesbian retelling of an Iranian epic is a tale of two lovers separated by death. On the verge of taking her own life, a woman is taunted by death to let her die with a kiss from her long lost beloved.... Read more
  • Butterfly

    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
  • California Dreamin’

    California Dreamin’

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. Somewhere in an anonymous suburb, a teen dreams of a life of glamour. Queering images of sun-soaked Americana with sound bites from ballroom classic Paris is Burning, this is a dreamy meditation on being young, queer, and free.... 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 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
  • The Dog

    The Dog

    USA , 2013 , 100 min. Immortalized by Al Pacino in the 1970s classic Dog Day Afternoon, unlikely gay-liberation icon and unrepentant ex-con John Wojtowicz, who attempted to rob a bank to finance his lover’s gender-reassignment surgery, is the complex and charismatic subject of this riveting documentary, filmed over more than a decade.... 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
  • Folsom Forever

    Folsom Forever

    77 min. What could be more fun than 400,000 sweaty leatherfolk packed in tight and having the time of their lives? Leatherman documentarian Mike Skiff (Kink Crusaders) takes to the street for this look at the Folsom Street Fair’s history as it turns 30.... Read more
  • Folsom Forever

    Folsom Forever

    USA , 2014 , 72 min. What could be more fun than 400,000 sweaty leatherfolk packed in tight and having the time of their lives? Leatherman documentarian Mike Skiff (Kink Crusaders) takes to the street for this look at the Folsom Street Fair’s history as it turns 30.... Read more
  • The Gem People

    The Gem People

    69 min. How does one survive an encounter with death, a silent men's retreat, or an evening at T.G.I. Friday’s? Watch and learn. These playful and intelligent films experiment with visual and narrative techniques to deliver more than just a script.... Read more
  • Gender Games

    Gender Games

    USA , 2013 , 9 min. A 51-year-old transwoman contends with the many challenges of returning to college basketball after a 30 year absence.... 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
  • Get Animated!

    Get Animated!

    68 min. Jimmy Carter, Chelsea Manning, lesbian penguins, and two rabbits named Tord share the spotlight in an animation program that is as wild as it is poetic.... 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
  • Happy Toilet

    Happy Toilet

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Inspired by the art and music of Orson Wagon, this animated musical short of epic proportions features a toilet brandishing a whip, a butt being propelled by its own farts, and a drunken shark. It points to intersections of substance abuse with trauma, pollution, and overstimulus.... Read more
  • Heklina

    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
  • Jellyfish

    Jellyfish

    Malaysia , 2013 , 11 min. Set in a Muslim fishing village in Borneo Jellyfish is the coming-of-age story of Danice, a fourteen-year old fisherwoman who tastes first love with Riya—an alluring transgender woman who arrives in the village one day.... Read more
  • Jo

    Jo

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. Jo slowly comes to grips with having to take the test he has been dreading. Faced with the prejudices of the receptionist, other patients, and his doctor, he braves the most invasive medical exam of his life.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina

    Kumu Hina

    USA , 2013 , 74 min. This powerful film documents the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture within the westernizing society of modern day Hawai’i. It is told through the lens of Hina Wong-Kalu, an extraordinary Native Hawaiian woman who is both a proud mahu, or transgender person, and a respected kumu, or teacher.... 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
  • Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

    Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

    96 min. As a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, Christopher Beck experienced some of the most intense combat known to anyone. But Christopher’s journey to become Kristin Beck, an openly transgendered veteran and civil rights advocate, has proven to be the greatest battle of her life.... Read more
  • Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

    Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

    USA , 2014 , 84 min. As a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, Christopher Beck experienced some of the most intense combat known to anyone. But Christopher’s journey to become Kristin Beck, an openly transgendered veteran and civil rights advocate, has proven to be the greatest battle of her life.... Read more
  • The Last One

    The Last One

    USA , 2013 , 74 min. Begun as a makeshift memorial in San Francisco, the AIDS Memorial Quilt quickly grew into a national symbol. Featuring interviews with the project’s founder Cleve Jones, this documentary asks the question: How are we still diagnosing people at alarming rates?... Read more
  • Lit

    Lit

    USA , 2014 , 13 min. In this beautiful lensed short queer twentysomethings Eva and Jessie (performance artist D’Lo) meet at a bar at last call and embark on a late night odyssey around San Francisco. What seems like it may be a one night stand goes in a different direction when Eva reveals it's her last night drinking.... Read more
  • Local Legends

    Local Legends

    88 min. Bambi Lake, Heklina, mr Pam, Phatima Rude, and Jason Mecier. You may know these names, but do you know their stories? Join us in celebration of these local legends as the artists share stories about their lives that are raw, brave, entertaining and above all else, inspiring.... Read more
  • Mentor

    Mentor

    USA , 2013 , 79 min. A town with an ironic name promotes the American dream, but cannot escape its shadow, school bullying. Immigrant families and others who are outside this culture of conformity pay the ultimate price, as unchecked bullying leads their kids to commit suicide.... Read more
  • My Straight Son

    My Straight Son

    Venezuela , 2012 , 110 min. Tackling weighty issues of family, fatherhood, and freedom with charm and grace, this Venezuelan telenovela-style tearjerker tells the story of a somewhat superficial photographer who must deal with several serious life challenges.... Read more
  • MyMy

    MyMy

    Australia , 2014 , 15 min. In a mythic cyberfeminist universe, a frustrated young man yearns for affinity and connection. In this age of digital avatars, he makes himself a cyborg twin, who quickly becomes corrupted by a techno-magick virus. This Other self embodies a dangerous idea: that there are parts of ourselves beyond our control.... Read more
  • Off Road

    Off Road

    72 min. This engaging, beautifully lensed documentary offers a glimpse into the lives of Beatrice, a transgender auto mechanic and offroad racing champion, and Marianna, the Romanian nurse who won her heart, as they raise their own unique family in Italy.... Read more
  • Off Road

    Off Road

    Italy , 2013 , 67 min. This engaging, beautifully lensed documentary offers a glimpse into the lives of Beatrice, a transgender auto mechanic and offroad racing champion, and Marianna, the Romanian nurse who won her heart, as they raise their own unique family in Italy.... Read more
  • Open Up to Me

    Open Up to Me

    Finland , 2013 , 95 min. Part psychodrama and part coming-of-age tale, Open Up to Me follows Maarit, a transgender woman (played superbly by award-winning Finnish actress Leea Klemola) who equally embodies vulnerability and determination as a person anxious for her new life to finally begin.... Read more
  • Out in East Berlin—Lesbians and Gays in the GDR

    Out in East Berlin—Lesbians and Gays in the GDR

    Germany , 2013 , 98 min. The politics, passion and personal toll of coming out in East Berlin are captured in this powerful, illuminating documentary about thirteen East Berliners who came to terms with their sexuality in an authoritarian state.... 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
  • Prinsesa

    Prinsesa

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. Rey, a young Filipino American father, recalls the Singkil folk dance tale to his children to calm them after an earthquake, but his young boy seems to identify more as the princess than the prince. Should Rey “straighten out” the boy to prove his own masculinity to his friends?... Read more
  • Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    71 min. This upbeat Indian documentary details the work of organizations that have sheltered and advocated for lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. As Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes same-sex behavior, is ruled unconstitutional and then revived, LGBT Indians react with joy—and then rage and determination to live open lives.... Read more
  • Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    India , 2014 , 66 min. This upbeat Indian documentary details the work of organizations that have sheltered and advocated for lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. As Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes same-sex behavior, is ruled unconstitutional and then revived, LGBT Indians react with joy—and then rage and determination to live open lives.... Read more

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