Films: By Genre/Subject

Search Results

Your search by 'Parenting / Family' identified 55 films

Showing 1 thru 50 back | next


  • 20 Lies, 4 Parents and a Little Egg

    20 Lies, 4 Parents and a Little Egg

    Netherlands , 2013 , 81 min. Modern and lovely, this Dutch film follows lesbian couple Emma and Ilse and gay couple Sjors and Bert as they raise a rebellious teenager. Amidst jealousy, confusion, and a clash of values, the couples manage to form a family.... Read more
  • 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
  • Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    65 min. Eight Black Muslim lesbians speak out against crippling isolation arising from religious and community homophobia. The women are thrilled to discover each other in the making of this film and create a growing radical community bridging faith and queer identity.... Read more
  • Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    USA , 2013 , 57 min. Eight Black Muslim lesbians speak out against crippling isolation arising from religious and community homophobia. The women are thrilled to discover each other in the making of this film and create a growing radical community bridging faith and queer identity.... Read more
  • Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy

    Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy

    USA , 2013 , 78 min. America’s “Gaysian Sweetheart,” actor and comedian Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty), sparkles onstage with spot-on incisive and flirtatiously filthy stand-up. In Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, Mapa’s high-paced, award-winning off-Broadway show is coupled with touching backstage scenes with his husband and their child, whom they adopted through foster care.... Read more
  • An Exchange

    An Exchange

    USA , 2013 , 13 min. In this deceptively simple dramatic scene, a conservative family man finds comfort in a hotel room massage, while the masseur (and the audience) find out something rather less comforting.... Read more
  • Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

    Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

    117 min. As a tough Armed Forces Reservist prepares to visit her childhood village, she flashes back to the sweet innocence of being a 12-year-old and the first time she fell in love with a beautiful and mysterious woman.... Read more
  • Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

    Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

    Philippines , 2013 , 112 min. As a tough Armed Forces Reservist prepares to visit her childhood village, she flashes back to the sweet innocence of being a 12-year-old and the first time she fell in love with a beautiful and mysterious woman.... Read more
  • Bad Hair

    Bad Hair

    Venezuela , 2013 , 93 min. Young Junior’s obsessive quest for a luxuriant head of silky, straight hair threatens to compromise the already desperately pinched existence he shares with his unsympathetic mother and infant brother. This powerful, disquieting story of longing and unrelenting hardship is sweetly balanced with discerning compassion and moments of simple tenderness.... Read more
  • Bendik & the Monster

    Bendik & the Monster

    Norway , 2014 , 10 min. There’s a monster under your bed! But instead of achieving its goal of scaring young Bendik, this one decides to share its secret dream of becoming a singer. Bendik does the best he can in helping his new friend achieve this dream.... Read more
  • Blackbird

    Blackbird

    USA , 2014 , 99 min. A high school choirboy searches to save his soul against a backdrop of religion, Southern values, and African-American culture in the new film from the creative team behind Noah’s Arc and Punks (Frameline24).... Read more
  • Breed

    Breed

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Caught between two worlds, a son must decide whether being true to himself is worth the loss of his father’s approval. Only when he stands up for himself does his father see him for who he really is, and both must come to terms with what that means.... Read more
  • The Case Against 8

    The Case Against 8

    USA , 2013 , 112 min. A riveting inside account of the epic legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, this film follows the four plaintiffs and their legal team from San Francisco to the U.S. Supreme Court.... 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
  • Deflated

    Deflated

    USA , 2012 , 5 min. A young boy at a superstore is eager to get a new ball with his allowance. But ultimately he must make a choice: take home one of the bright pink balls or the deflated green ball?... Read more
  • Dragula

    Dragula

    USA , 2013 , 24 min. A high school senior overcomes his emotional dysfunction and self-esteem issues when he unwittingly meets Dragula—played by Rocky Horror Picture Show legend Barry Bostwick!... Read more
  • Dream Date

    Dream Date

    UK , 2012 , 3 min. Two women check into a hotel for a night of fun, but is all as it seems on this Dream Date?... 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
  • The Egg

    The Egg

    Australia , 2013 , 10 min. It is mating season across the land! Patsy and Pearl, a female pair of emperor penguins, is determined to beat the odds and hatch their own little chick. But soon they discover that they have to fight some angry dads for their right to be mothers.... Read more
  • Facing Fear

    Facing Fear

    89 min. Fear comes in many sizes and takes on many faces; it can paralyze and define a person for a lifetime. This intensely moving program of shorts delves bravely into the way in which people face their fear, and how it can be a source of liberation and forgiveness.... Read more
  • Facing Fear

    Facing Fear

    USA , 2013 , 22 min. In this Oscar-nominated short, the worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime collide by chance 25 years later. Both are challenged to examine their fears and beliefs, which remarkably leads to a rare collaboration. At its core, this poignant documentary examines violence, racism, homophobia, discrimination, and the ultimate act of self-love—forgiveness.... Read more
  • FU377

    FU377

    UK , 2014 , 5 min. While the Indian Supreme Court tries to outlaw homosexuality, an adorable mother has her knowledge of “gay sex” in mint condition, wheeling out a tidbit or two for her heartbroken queer daughter in an effort to cheer her up.... Read more
  • Fun in Girls Shorts

    Fun in Girls Shorts

    87 min. Hotel bar rendezvous, disaster kit loving dykes, awkward morning-after moments, pick-up artists, the joys of gay divorce, and teenage lesbian vampires are all part of this year’s solid and sexy collection of queer women’s shorts!... 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
  • 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
  • Goodnight My Love

    Goodnight My Love

    USA , 2013 , 11 min. In an apartment building overrun by zombies, Aimee and Cynthia, a Black lesbian couple, hide in a laundry room. They spend what may be their final moments doing what any self-respecting dykes would do.... 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
  • Helicopter Mom

    Helicopter Mom

    USA , 2014 , 80 min. Splashy, wacky, wildly inappropriate, and yet somehow so endearingly authentic you want to make her your best friend, Maggie Cooper is a nonstop whirlwind of meddling motherhood who fights tooth and nail to protect her sensitive son and secure a college scholarship for him—even if it means determining his as-yet-undecided sexual orientation for him.... Read more
  • Jason’s Dad

    Jason’s Dad

    Canada , 2013 , 13 min. Jason’s dad kept secrets that he never intended young Jason to discover, but which, after his death, the grieving lad feels compelled to uncover. This is a quiet tale from Canada about confronting the truth even when it hurts.... 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
  • A Last Farewell

    A Last Farewell

    Sweden , 2013 , 12 min. An aging author struggles with sorrow and grief while dealing with the death of his husband and moving forward with the strained relationship he has with his pregnant daughter. He faces the impossible task of moving on and finding peace in the wake of a devastating loss.... Read more
  • Letter to Anita

    Letter to Anita

    81 min. Dr. Ronni Sanlo’s activist career was launched in 1978, when she came out and lost custody of her young kids in Florida. Sanlo’s pioneering journey leads her into gratitude and forgiveness toward Anita Bryant, who unwittingly catalyzed the LGBT civil rights movement.... Read more
  • Letter to Anita

    Letter to Anita

    USA , 2014 , 55 min. Dr. Ronni Sanlo’s activist career was launched in 1978, when she came out and lost custody of her young kids in Florida. Sanlo’s pioneering journey leads her into gratitude and forgiveness toward Anita Bryant, who unwittingly catalyzed the LGBT civil rights movement.... Read more
  • Lilting

    Lilting

    UK , 2014 , 91 min. Exploring matters of lost love, memory, and cultural barriers with sensitivity and emotional truth, Lilting tells the story of a Chinese mother and her son’s British lover attempting to move on after the death of their beloved.... 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
  • 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
  • Ordinary Family

    Ordinary Family

    South Korea , 2014 , 23 min. Ordinary Family’s Su-young plans to go on the first vacation with her girlfriend, Young-mi, but Su-young receives the news that she must visit her father, with Young-mi in tow.... 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
  • Puppy Dreams

    Puppy Dreams

    USA , 2012 , 8 min. Forced to push beyond her cerebral tendencies toward daydreaming, drawing, and yearning for someone slightly out of reach, mono-stricken teenage tomboy Sid opens up about her illness and begins growing into her truly singular self.... 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
  • Secrets & Toys

    Secrets & Toys

    USA , 2013 , 12 min. Secrets & Toys is a sexy, delightful short film about a mother & daughter who discover each others secrets through a comedy of errors, and learn to accept themselves and each other.... Read more
  • Slash

    Slash

    USA , 2012 , 9 min. A precocious 13-year-old boy posts unusual literary twists on Harry Potter and Star Trek and develops a decidedly more adult online fan base.... Read more
  • Songs for Alexis

    Songs for Alexis

    Denmark , 2014 , 75 min. Ryan Cassata is a transgender teen and aspiring singer-songwiter living in the suburbs of Long Island. He is deeply in love with 16-year-old Alexis from California. This skillful, intimate coming-of-age documentary is a love story for the ages—all ages.... Read more
  • Mulan

    Mulan

    USA , 88 min. Invite your friends, family, and loved ones to revisit a classic tale of bravery, selflessness, and unconditional love at our surprise family screening of Mulan! Watch one young heroine defy the rules and use marvelous wit and courage to save her community in this surprise family screening at The Castro Theatre.... Read more

Your search by 'Parenting / Family' identified 55 films

Showing 1 thru 50 back | next