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Your search by 'Politics' identified 20 films


  • The Abominable Crime

    The Abominable Crime

    USA , 2013 , 66 min. A moving documentary that explores the homophobic culture of Jamaica by following a lesbian mom and a gay human rights activist, both of whom are forced to choose between homeland and survival.... Read more
  • Aquaporko!

    Aquaporko!

    Australia , 2013 , 22 min. Synchronized swimming becomes a radical act of self-expression for a group of Melbourne women in this effervescent documentary that follows these graceful and audacious fat activists in the run up to their inaugural performance: an irresistible blend of body politics, self-acceptance, and athletic prowess.... Read more
  • The Battle of amfAR

    The Battle of amfAR

    USA , 2013 , 40 min. Academy Award–winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (HOWL, The Celluloid Closet, Paragraph 175) return with yet another stellar documentary, this time focusing on Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim, who founded amfAR in 1985.... Read more
  • Big Words

    Big Words

    USA , 2012 , 94 min. Three members of a New York hip-hop group from the ’90s—one of whom is gay and estranged from the other two—unwittingly reunite on the eve of President Obama’s election in 2008.... Read more
  • Blood in the Grass

    Blood in the Grass

    USA , 2012 , 17 min. In an alternate American future, family members of murder victims are granted the right to personally execute their loved ones’ killers.... Read more
  • The Campaign

    The Campaign

    USA , 2013 , 72 min. This locally produced marriage equality documentary examines the struggles and harsh defeat of the hard-fought No on 8 Campaign, as well as how public attitudes towards same-sex marriage have evolved since the ’50s.... Read more
  • Entry Denied

    Entry Denied

    USA , 2012 , 28 min. Entry Denied (executive produced by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman) follows three bi-national gay and lesbian couples struggling with the U.S.’s discriminatory immigration laws, which have no provisions for same-sex couples, due to the Defense of Marriage Act.... Read more
  • Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

    Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

    USA , 2013 , 89 min. A lively and entertaining profile of the literary provocateur, political gadfly on the left, Hollywood screenwriter and novelist Gore Vidal, who gleefully embodied that endangered species, the American public intellectual.... Read more
  • I Am Gay and Muslim

    I Am Gay and Muslim

    Netherlands , 2012 , 59 min. “My sexuality doesn’t harm my religion. I am Muslim, and my sexuality keeps me Muslim.” With these words, one of the subjects of I Am Gay and Muslim gives lie to the idea that being gay and being Muslim are antithetical to each other. Director Chris Belloni follows several young men in Morocco, all of whom try to reconcile their multiple identities as gay, as Muslim, and a... Read more
  • I've Only Just Begun

    I've Only Just Begun

    Finland , 2012 , 7 min. In response to a Russian law banning “homosexual propaganda,” director Koskimies has created an activist music video that depicts the androgynous Venuz Vulgar, a coterie of colorful queers, and their quest to fight discrimination.... Read more
  • JOY! Portrait of a Nun

    JOY! Portrait of a Nun

    Canada , 2012 , 52 min. Sisters are doing it for themselves in this intimate portrait of Missionary P. Delight and her fellow members of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence as they look back on decades of faerie-fabulous radicalism and whip out their wimples for colorful celebration.... Read more
  • Lesbiana—A Parallel Revolution

    Lesbiana—A Parallel Revolution

    Canada , 2012 , 63 min. Join filmmaker Myriam Fougère’s road trip through the United States and Canada as she revisits the lesbian activists of the ’70s and ’80s who sparked a revolution to define their own culture, inspiring formative lesbian art, literature, philosophy and music.... Read more
  • Lewd & Lascivious

    Lewd & Lascivious

    USA , 2013 , 50 min. Archival footage from the 1950s and ’60s, and frank interviews bring queer San Francisco history to life amidst the backdrop of anti-war protests pre-Compton and pre-Stonewall. As the ramifications from this New Year’s 1965 Ball sparked monumental change for gay civil rights.... Read more
  • The New Black

    The New Black

    USA , 2013 , 80 min. The New Black is a refreshing and much-needed inside look at African American activists, citizens and clergy seeking to change attitudes toward LGBT rights within their communities and churches.... Read more
  • Open Letter

    Open Letter

    USA , 2012 , 6 min. The Internet reacts to musician Frank Ocean’s Open Letter.... Read more
  • Ordinary Town

    Ordinary Town

    USA , 2011 , 3 min. Identical men walk through their identical routines, in a nearly barren generated world, in this meditation on coersion, hope, and freedom.... Read more
  • Out Here: A Queer Farmer Film Project

    Out Here: A Queer Farmer Film Project

    USA , 2013 , 72 min. Queer people are sprouting up in rural and urban farms, part of the new crop of American farmers. With sustainable agriculture and a queer activist sensibility, they are healing the land, cultivating diversity in their communities, and improving food access.... Read more
  • The Out List

    The Out List

    USA , 2013 , 60 min. Through intimate and incredibly well crafted, emotionally moving interviews, The Out List is a gorgeously produced HBO documentary which showcases the voices of influential and iconic, out and proud LGBT Americans.... Read more
  • The Secret Disco Revolution

    The Secret Disco Revolution

    Canada , 2012 , 90 min. A trio of superheroes plot the eradication of racism, sexism and homophobia by launching a cultural revolution under the guise of disco music in this vibrant and rollicking doc/narrative about the history of the era.... Read more
  • Seventh-Gay Adventists

    Seventh-Gay Adventists

    USA , 2012 , 105 min. Sherri, Marcos, and David are LGBT people of faith deeply rooted in the Seventh-day Adventist church. Some are survivors of ex-gay therapy, they embrace their authentic selves, reconnect with the church, and inspire their communities to further embody love and compassion.... Read more