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Your search by 'Parenting / Family' identified 34 films


  • 50%

    50%

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. This quirky, campy autobiographical short explores intersectionality and identity with the lighthearted confidence of being true to oneself.... Read more
  • Adrift in Sunset

    Adrift in Sunset

    USA , 2015 , 21 min. Dao is ready to go on her date but she also has to spend time with her mom who has Alzheimer’s—bringing her gallivanting ways to a halt. Is it really a good idea to combine the two?... Read more
  • Akeelah and the Bee

    Akeelah and the Bee

    USA , 2006 , 112 min. Eleven-year-old Akeelah is a middle schooler in South Central LA with a talent for spelling. Against many obstacles, but with the help of a special coach, she aims for the highest goal of all: the Scripps National Spelling Bee.... Read more
  • Baby Steps

    Baby Steps

    Taiwan , 2014 , 103 min. In this cross-cultural comedy, Taiwanese-American Danny and his American partner Tate contemplate having a child—anything but simple in the complex world of international surrogacy—when Danny’s well-intentioned but meddlesome mother unexpectedly arrives from Taipei and attempts to control the entire process.... Read more
  • El Canto del Colibrí

    El Canto del Colibrí

    USA , 2015 , 50 min. In this intimate, candid, and deeply personal documentary, Latino fathers across the country recount the impact of their children’s coming out, while discussing issues of immigration, culture, prejudice, compassion, and understanding.... Read more
  • Carina

    Carina

    Mexico , 2014 , 11 min. Carina is 8 years old and likes rock and roll music. Her life takes a complete spin when she believes her new teacher is the same woman from her dad’s pin-up magazine.... Read more
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. Alex, excited to have befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good graces. When her new friend wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn’t understand.... Read more
  • Deep Run

    Deep Run

    USA , 2015 , 75 min. Young transman Cole and his girlfriend Ashley seek spiritual refuge in a welcoming church—a daunting challenge in rural North Carolina, where conservative Christianity rules. What ultimately saves them is deep love for themselves, each other, and their God.... Read more
  • F*ggot

    F*ggot

    Mexico , 2014 , 18 min. In 1990s Mexico, little Arturo is being bullied at school for girlish ways he can’t help. A rich fantasy life helps him cope and build a connection with his handsome uncle, who is struggling himself with HIV in an era of intolerance.... Read more
  • Finding Phong

    Finding Phong

    Vietnam , 2015 , 92 min. Phong is a young transwoman from a village in Vietnam beginning her medical transition. Over the course of a year, she finds her place in the world and among her family, learning that becoming a woman involves more than she expected.... Read more
  • Floating!

    Floating!

    Germany , 2014 , 86 min. Jana and Katha are ready to join their lives together, but the raucous bachelorette parties their closest friends arrange for them will test the bonds of their relationship and the true strength of their commitment.... Read more
  • Fresno

    Fresno

    USA , 2015 , 85 min. In this dark comedy, two co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids—one a lesbian and the other a sex addict—use burglary, a bar mitzvah, and lots of purple dildos to dump the body of a hotel guest they accidentally kill.... Read more
  • From This Day Forward

    From This Day Forward

    USA , 2015 , 79 min. When Sharon Shattuck was still in middle school, her dad came out to her family as transgender and changed names from Michael to Trisha. Now preparing for her own wedding, Shattuck returns home to better understand her parents’ relationship.... Read more
  • Game Face

    Game Face

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. This forthright and sincere doc tracks the parallel stories of the first transgender pro mixed martial arts fighter, Fallon Fox, and a gay college hoops player who is cautiously planning his coming out, as they struggle for acceptance within their sports and society.... Read more
  • The Girl Bunnies. ROCKETSHIP.

    The Girl Bunnies. ROCKETSHIP.

    Canada , 2015 , 9 min. Two girl bunnies meet on a block of ice in space, become romantically smitten, and look for a way to cross the galaxy together.... Read more
  • How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

    How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

    Thailand , 2015 , 80 min. As the Thai military draft approaches, an 11-year-old boy tries to keep his beloved older brother close to home and out of the service; but in this tender drama, love and luck might not be enough, as he unwittingly sets in motion events that expose the limited options facing Thailand’s working poor.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. This short is the true story of a young Hawaiian girl who aspires to become the leader of her school’s all-male hula troupe, and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her.... Read more
  • Ma/ddy

    Ma/ddy

    USA , 2014 , 11 min. A grieving genderqueer widow overcomes obstacles to create the family she’s always dreamed of.... Read more
  • Mamis: A Family Portrait

    Mamis: A Family Portrait

    Cuba , 2013 , 19 min. In Cuba, where their access to adoption and assisted reproduction is prohibited, lesbians who want to be mothers face extra challenges as they try to realize their dreams. Exploring ideas of personal rebellion, Mamis reveals that there is often a way to get around the rules.... Read more
  • Margarita, with a Straw

    Margarita, with a Straw

    India , 2014 , 100 min. Laila is a talented young composer-songwriter from India whose cerebral palsy is only a minor hurdle to overcome in the fulfillment of her desires—which she finds in an unexpected source when she transfers to an American university.... Read more
  • The New Girlfriend

    The New Girlfriend

    France , 2014 , 105 min. In this exquisite tale of triangulated love Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) reaches out to her deceased best friend’s widower David (Romain Duris) only to discover he dresses as a woman in the privacy of his home, in the latest from director François Ozon.... Read more
  • Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

    Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. Part detective story, part rumination, and all celebration, this warm and vivid film unpacks a very personal history of what it meant to be an artist and a lesbian in early 20th century America.... Read more
  • QORDS Camp

    QORDS Camp

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. In this feel-good short documentary, a hodgepodge of teens comes together at a Southern summer camp that builds queer community through music and artistic expression.... Read more
  • Showboy

    Showboy

    Australia , 2013 , 15 min. Teenaged Julian’s surly dad thinks he’s at soccer practice, but in an effort to escape a miserable home after the death of his mom, Julian feels compelled to perform in drag, in this gritty and compelling award-winning short film from Australia.... Read more
  • Stealth

    Stealth

    USA , 2014 , 21 min. Being the new girl at school is hard enough. For Sammy, it’s even tougher, as she struggles with whether or not to tell her two new BFFs her deepest secret—that she was born male—in this polished, fresh take on growing up transgender.... Read more
  • Stuff

    Stuff

    USA , 2015 , 98 min. After 14 years together, Deb and Trisha are miles apart—emotionally and in their king-size bed. An attractive mom at their daughter’s preschool temporarily alleviates Deb’s loneliness but forces the couple to confront their shared reality.... Read more
  • Together Forever

    Together Forever

    USA , 2014 , 8 min. A lesbian couple creates the perfect moment for their engagement and finds the grandiose in the everyday.... Read more
  • Tomgirl

    Tomgirl

    USA , 2014 , 14 min. Meet Jake, a gender non-conforming 7-year-old with incredibly supportive parents who let their child be the amazing person they are, not who gender-normative society would like them to be.... Read more
  • Tough

    Tough

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. A story about loss of connection, Tough asks the question: What does it really mean to be tough and also accepted for who you really are?... Read more
  • Two 4 One

    Two 4 One

    Canada , 2014 , 80 min. After a surprising one-night stand that rekindles their previous relationship, ex-partners Adam and Miriam make a most unusual discovery: they are both pregnant. Two 4 One is a refreshing trans romcom.... Read more
  • Under the Last Roof

    Under the Last Roof

    Mexico , 2013 , 12 min. Nine-year-old Beto lives with his overprotective abuelos. When new neighbor Stephany moves into the building, a beautiful friendship blossoms that confronts the child with his general conception of the world.... Read more
  • While You Weren't Looking

    While You Weren't Looking

    South Africa , 2015 , 72 min. A lesbian couple realizes how far they’ve strayed from the radical ideals of their youth, as they navigate infidelity, aging, class issues, and the complexities of gay life in post-Apartheid South Africa.... Read more
  • A Woman Like Me

    A Woman Like Me

    USA , 2014 , 85 min. After finding out she has terminal breast cancer, co-director Alex Sichel confronts this hard truth through her filmmaking, concocting a magnificent hybrid that weaves the real and the imagined, “truth” and performance, life and a fierce desire to go joyfully toward death.... Read more
  • Xenia

    Xenia

    Greece , 2014 , 128 min. Following the death of their mother, two brothers embark on a surreal road trip from Athens to Thessaloniki to find their estranged father in this alternately poignant and bold fable from Greece.... Read more