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Your search by 'Parenting / Family' identified 41 films


  • 1985

    1985

    USA , 2015 , 9 min. Adrian, a man with AIDS, is about to move in with his estranged mother. There’s one problem: he wants to hide his symptoms, so he makes a home appointment with a beauty consultant.... Read more
  • Akron

    Akron

    USA , 2015 , 88 min. A spark of attraction, a budding romance, a dark family secret: tender first love between a pair of college freshmen is put to the test when a tragic connection from far in their past is unexpectedly revealed.... Read more
  • B.

    B.

    Germany , 2015 , 15 min. Don’t be fooled by the sophisticated stop-motion doll animation that gives B. a childlike charm; the bloody story—of repressed lesbian bombshell B. and her bisexual boyfriend K.—is a perverse twist on Saturday morning Barbie-mation.... Read more
  • BearCity 3

    BearCity 3

    USA , 2016 , 108 min. The beefy, burly boys of the sweet and sexy series return for a romp in the woods, tent-hopping and wisecracking their way toward true romance and out-and-proud parenthood on a campy camping trip as the beloved trilogy comes to a climax in a furry flurry of hirsute pursuit.... Read more
  • Becoming Johanna

    Becoming Johanna

    USA , 2016 , 27 min. This short documentary follows a 16-year-old transgender Latina struggling with both school and a mother who prays for her to be someone else. Luckily, she finds mentors and a family of choice who enable her to thrive.... Read more
  • Bruising for Besos

    Bruising for Besos

    USA , 2016 , 90 min. Yoli, a queer xicana artist finds great passion and love with Daña. But their growing intimacy stirs up their own troubled histories. Can Yoli break the cycle, face the past, and create something new for herself?... Read more
  • Check It

    Check It

    USA , 2016 , 90 min. Desperate to survive state and police violence, a group of black gay and trans teens form a gang to protect one another. In a country where blackness is criminal, forming a gang is a radical act of resistance.... Read more
  • Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake

    USA , 2016 , 20 min. When a struggling young Muslim girl feels unsafe at the skate park, a group of girls takes over, forming an all-female force field on the half pipe.... Read more
  • Daddy's Boy

    Daddy's Boy

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. With a nod to the French New Wave, writer-director Daniel Armando weaves together themes of fatherhood, family, and manhood in a stylish, sexy sketch of New York City—seen through the eyes of four young men involved in the low-budget porn scene.... Read more
  • Dance Card

    Dance Card

    Australia , 2016 , 7 min. Cara has something important to tell her grandfather, and she’s worried he might find it a bit shocking. But ol’Gramps has some surprises for Cara, too.... Read more
  • Fire Song

    Fire Song

    Canada , 2015 , 85 min. Shane is at a crossroads. He can stay closeted on northern Ontario’s Anishinaabe reservation or go to college and live openly in Toronto. Only by embracing the fullness of his Two-Spirit nature can Shane find love, belonging, and his own way forward.... Read more
  • The Freedom to Marry

    The Freedom to Marry

    USA , 2016 , 86 min. Last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage was the culmination of decades of groundbreaking, uphill work. This inspirational documentary traces the surprising history of the cause, profiling Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto, the “godparents” of marriage equality.... Read more
  • Gaysians

    Gaysians

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Capturing diverse portraits of queer and trans Asian Americans, Gaysians is an illuminating patchwork documentary that explores relationships with family and culture.... Read more
  • Girl Gets Girl

    Girl Gets Girl

    Spain , 2014 , 88 min. Sexy Inés escapes home to her chosen family in Spain after she’s caught cheating on her girlfriend. Full of surprises, colorful characters, and stolen kisses, this nonstop romp has the dyke drama of The L Word and the campy vibrancy of an Almodóvar film.... Read more
  • Growing Up Coy

    Growing Up Coy

    USA , 2016 , 86 min. In a highly conservative Colorado town, a pink-loving, pig-tailed six-year-old girl named Coy becomes the unlikely poster child for transgender rights, in a landmark case that is reverberating in state courts across the country.... Read more
  • Heartland

    Heartland

    USA , 2016 , 100 min. An Oklahoma artist reeling from her girlfriend’s death forms an unexpected bond with her brother’s polished business and life partner, who’s visiting from California. But when their friendship sparks a reckless romance, their worlds are turned upside-down.... Read more
  • A Holy Mess

    A Holy Mess

    Sweden , 2015 , 108 min. Simon and Oscar will soon be parents, courtesy of their best friend and surrogate Cissi. When they invite their (slightly homophobic) parents over for Christmas to share the good news, all holiday hell breaks loose, with results that are both hilarious and heartfelt.... Read more
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan

    Germany , 2016 , 99 min. Gorgeous cinematography, a bucolic German setting, and a lyrical storytelling style make Jonathan—a tale about a later-in-life coming out and the repairing of a father-son bond—a uniquely sumptuous visual experience.... Read more
  • The Joneses

    The Joneses

    USA , 2015 , 80 min. Jheri Jones is the 74-year-old transgender matriarch of a unique Mississippi Bible Belt family. After years of estrangement, she lives with two of her four grown sons in her tidy trailer park home, where challenges abound but love conquers all.... Read more
  • Ovarian Psycos

    Ovarian Psycos

    USA , 2016 , 72 min. In the midst of persistent sexism and violence against women of color, East LA’s Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade builds on the legacy of the Chicanx civil rights movement through support, sisterhood, and having big-ass, kick-ass ovaries.... Read more
  • The Pearl

    The Pearl

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. Four transwomen navigate the second half of life in this vérité-style documentary, which illuminates their individual triumphs and analogous struggles against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest.... Read more
  • Pink Boy

    Pink Boy

    USA , 2015 , 15 min. A story of familial love between a butch mother and her feminine son, Pink Boy follows BJ and her son Jeffrey as they both learn to embrace his inner princess.... Read more
  • Raniya

    Raniya

    Denmark , 2016 , 28 min. Raniya, a young Danish woman with Middle Eastern roots, explores her sexuality by secretly flirting with her peer Julie. In the midst of this, Raniya’s heartbroken, nosy, and needy sister enters her personal space and poses a threat to the blossoming relationship.... Read more
  • Rara

    Rara

    Chile , 2016 , 88 min. With her first feature, writer-director Pepa San Martín constructs a brilliantly subtle family drama that is both a poignant coming-of-age tale and a based-on-a-true-story account of a lesbian marriage threatened by social forces, told chiefly from almost-13-year-old daughter Sarah’s perspective.... Read more
  • Real Boy

    Real Boy

    USA , 2016 , 72 min. Bennett Wallace is 19, a musician, and in recovery. On a journey to find his own way as a trans man, Bennett bonds with his friend and mentor, musician Joe Stevens of Coyote Grace, while navigating the difficult terrain of his familial relationships.... Read more
  • Slash

    Slash

    USA , 2016 , 100 min. A 15-year-old writer of “slash”—erotic same-sex fan fiction—is thrown for a loop when he becomes smitten with a girl who shares his interests. The emphasis is on the “Q” in “LGBTQ,” in this sweet, hilarious teen dramedy.... Read more
  • Spa Night

    Spa Night

    USA , 2016 , 93 min. The LA air is thick with sublimated desire and frustrated yearning in Andrew Ahn’s deeply felt feature debut, a touching study of a virginal, closeted teenager wrestling with his Korean-born parents’ expectations and the forbidden, mysterious allure of men’s bodies.... Read more
  • Spunkle

    Spunkle

    USA , 2016 , 11 min. Tensions rise when a woman and her wife ask her brother to be the sperm donor of their baby...or the uncle...or the Spunkle!... Read more
  • Tear Jerker

    Tear Jerker

    USA , 2016 , 15 min. Tear Jerker is a portrait of Elliot, a guy faced with difficult life circumstances trying to find new ways to express old and familiar feelings.... Read more
  • Thanks for Dancing

    Thanks for Dancing

    Norway , 2015 , 19 min. A tender glimpse of an aging couple set in snowy Norway, Thanks for Dancing finds two former pro skiers broaching—and avoiding—the fact that this may be their last winter together.... Read more
  • Tits on a Bull

    Tits on a Bull

    New Zealand , 2015 , 16 min. Set in rural New Zealand, Tits on a Bull follows a women’s rugby team’s star player, Phoenix, as she struggles to choose between the longtime friendship with her aging coach, Rusty, or the new relationship blossoming between her and the team captain, Mel.... Read more
  • Tonight It's You

    Tonight It's You

    USA , 2014 , 16 min. Browsing profiles on his phone, handsome CJ arranges a late-night hookup with misfit Hunter, only to discover more going on in Hunter’s backwoods farmhouse than he bargained for. Tonight It’s You is a seriously gothic, sexy thrill ride.... Read more
  • Transcend

    Transcend

    USA , 2015 , 17 min. After being estranged from his family for three years, Julian (Kingston Farady, Black Is Blue, Frameline38) returns home to spend Thanksgiving with his family.... Read more
  • Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

    Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

    USA , 2015 , 63 min. An African American transwoman is murdered after police expose her as an informant. This documentary examines why her murder was not only a hate crime but also the consequence of systemic oppression and the continued criminalization of black bodies.... Read more
  • Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    Canada , 2016 , 71 min. In this moving story of an ancient future coming alive for LGBTQ people and their allies, Inuit and LGBTQ communities in Nunavut unite and heal—repairing the devastating effects of relocation, re-education, and Christianization of nomadic Inuit people.... Read more
  • Uncle Howard

    Uncle Howard

    USA , 2015 , 96 min. Acclaimed filmmaker Howard Brookner (Burroughs: The Movie), who died of AIDS in 1989, is the subject of this captivating documentary directed by his nephew Aaron, who aims to preserve his uncle’s cultural legacy for a new generation.... Read more
  • Victor XX

    Victor XX

    Spain , 2016 , 20 min. Victor needs to explore hir gender. But secrets don’t last forever, and Victor XX will have to defend the true image that the mirror reflects back.... Read more
  • Virgin Territory

    Virgin Territory

    USA , 2016 , 15 min. In this sex-positive, queer, and questioning coming-of-age story, a teenage girl wants to have sex for the first time to commence her long-desired exploration.... Read more
  • We Could Be Parents

    We Could Be Parents

    Sweden , 2016 , 15 min. In an astonishing 15-minute confessional, a Swedish lad lays out all the reasons his ex should give him another chance. It’s delivered in one take, even as some eye-opening action is occurring on and off-screen.... Read more
  • Xavier

    Xavier

    Brazil , 2016 , 13 min. Upon discovering his 11-year-old son Xavier’s attraction to boys, Nicolas follows the growth of his son through their shared love of music.... Read more
  • You'll Never Be Alone

    You'll Never Be Alone

    Chile , 2016 , 81 min. Winner of the Teddy Jury Prize at this year’s Berlinale, Chilean pop star Alex Anwandter’s powerful directorial debut follows the desperate attempts of a father to seek justice after his teenage gay son is brutally attacked on the street.... Read more