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Your search by 'Male-to-Female' identified 16 films


  • Chuppan Chupai

    Chuppan Chupai

    Denmark , 2013 , 68 min. Chuppan Chupai (Hide and Seek) follows the lives of four LGBT Pakistanis: activist Neeli, flighty but “famous” Kami, shy Waseem, and Jenny, a transgender woman who struggles with her transition. All live under the specter of Pakistan’s sharia laws forbidding homosexuality. Throughout the film, their lives in the urban centers of Lahore and Rawalpindi are shown to be... Read more
  • Disrupted

    Disrupted

    Mexico , 2013 , 95 min. This quietly expansive documentary offers an involving, revelatory portrait of performer and trans woman Coral Bonelli and her actress-mother, who reminisce about Coral’s personal and artistic evolution since the 1970s, when she was child actor “Pinolito” in Mexico’s rough-and-tumble film industry.... Read more
  • I'm Yours

    I'm Yours

    Canada , 2012 , 6 min. A doc-style short showing two people who transitioned to the other sex answering the same questions. Director Chase Joynt uses clever cuts to create rhythmic montages through their juxtaposition.... Read more
  • It Gets Better

    It Gets Better

    Thailand , 2012 , 103 min. From the countryside to a flashy resort cabaret in Thailand, seekers find rejection and love in this portrait of transgender lives rediscovered and redeemed, directed by a filmmaker who has fought bans against LGBT themes in Thai cinema.... Read more
  • like rats leaving a sinking ship

    like rats leaving a sinking ship

    Germany , 2012 , 25 min. Personal narrative and clinical objectivity combine in a multilayered narrative about the psychiatric assessments imposed on transgendered people and the nature of personal memory. The narrator shifts voices and stories in an attempt to placate to a rotting system and, at the same time, desert it for something better.... Read more
  • The Little House That Could

    The Little House That Could

    Canada , 2012 , 90 min. Patricia Field’s work as costume designer on Sex and the City earned her acclaim, but this tribute focuses on the community of queers, drag queens, and club kids she mentored at her iconoclastic New York boutique in the 1980s and ’90s.... Read more
  • Loving The Bony Lady

    Loving The Bony Lady

    USA , 2012 , 7 min. Arely Gonzalez, a Mexican immigrant and transsexual woman, sees her life transform through her devoted worship of the skeletal saint, La Santa Muerte.... Read more
  • Melting Away

    Melting Away

    Israel , 2011 , 86 min. Galya goes looking for the son she rejected, but finds a daughter instead. Can Anna teach her bewildered parents the true meaning of family before it’s too late? This Israeli tearjerker delivers in sentimental spades.... Read more
  • Mia

    Mia

    Argentina , 2010 , 105 min. Ale, a transwoman living in a shanty-town, becomes a surrogate mother for a grieving girl. Without sugarcoating Ale’s life, the film portrays her indomitable spirit in this poignant meditation on family, home and loss.... Read more
  • Pop!

    Pop!

    USA , 2012 , 7 min. Suicide! Car crashes! An evil twin! A boy becomes a woman and finds love and excitement on a cabaret stage in Sinak’s lo-fi fairytale, set in the consumer glamour of 1960s Tehran. ... Read more
  • Queen of the Desert

    Queen of the Desert

    Australia , 2012 , 28 min. With her pink hair extensions, painted-on eyebrows, glitter stockings, and Superman hotpants, Starlady is a unique hairstylist, working in some of Australia’s most remote places. This film follows her to Areyonga, an indigenous community in Central Australia, as she single-handedly brings some glamour to the youth of the outback.... Read more
  • Transpass

    Transpass

    USA , 2012 , 16 min. This short doc exposes the negative effects of the gender sticker on the Philadelphia public transportation pass.... Read more
  • Turning

    Turning

    USA , 2013 , 76 min. Queer alternative-music icon Antony Hegarty (of and Antony and the Johnsons) are joined by 13 beguiling transsexual and gender variant women on stage and behind the scenes in this revealing documentary of their acclaimed 2006 European tour, directed by pioneering video artist Charles Atlas (The Legend of Leigh Bowery).... Read more
  • What's the T?

    What's the T?

    89 min. What's the T? is asked in this candid, brave, and often humorous documentary which examines the intersecting lives of these five dynamic transwomen as they discuss passing, living stealth, getting clocked, and building sisterhood and community.... Read more
  • What's the T?

    What's the T?

    USA , 2012 , 70 min. What’s the T? is asked in this candid, brave, and often humorous documentary which examines the intersecting lives of these five dynamic transwomen as they discuss passing, living stealth, getting clocked, and building sisterhood and community.... Read more
  • Who Is Pauline Park?

    Who Is Pauline Park?

    USA , 2012 , 12 min. Pauline Park is a Korean-American adoptee, a transgendered woman, and a human rights activist. Yearning to belong, she has been tracing the genealogical roots of her adoptive parents, helping her, and us as well, better understand how our identities can both define and betray us at the same time.... Read more