Films: By Genre/Subject

Search Results

Your search by 'Theater / Performance Art' identified 22 films


  • Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

    Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

    USA , 2012 , 83 min. The great gay Renaissance man—poet, filmmaker, sexual liberator—of SF counterculture, who believed in “ecstasy for everyone,” is celebrated in this doc that traces his artistic explorations and romantic romps.... Read more
  • But I'm a Genderqueer

    But I'm a Genderqueer

    USA , 2011 , 12 min. This playful short is the story of one person’s journey through the scary (but magical) world of gender identity, where queer-self-love triumphs over all other obstacles.... Read more
  • Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers

    Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers

    USA , 2013 , 62 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
  • Cologne

    Cologne

    USA , 2013 , 12 min. This emotional short expresses, in dance and drag, the intimate complexities of love and lust as only a Dolly Parton soundtrack can allow.... Read more
  • Fish Power

    Fish Power

    USA , 2013 , 2 min. In this new take on a superhero’s journey, Selene Luna is exposed to an irradiated Tilapia, which suddenly gives her the power to turn anyone into any kind of fish. Co-starring Margaret Cho and Johnny Smith.... Read more
  • Gorilla

    Gorilla

    Australia , 2012 , 13 min. On a secluded campsite, a mysterious woman forces a newly-formed gay couple to face the unknowns in their lives.... Read more
  • I Am Divine

    I Am Divine

    USA , 2013 , 85 min. Documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz (Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, and Vito) celebrates the life and legendary career of Harris Glenn Milstead, better known as John Waters’ fearless muse and the international drag icon, Divine!... Read more
  • In Face

    In Face

    USA , 2009 , 3 min. A drag performer gets “in face” in this simple and poetic video exploring the role of gender performance and routine in the drag world.... Read more
  • The Infamous T

    The Infamous T

    USA , 2013 , 30 min. Homeless, bullied, and failing out of high school, 18-year-old Jonathon moves in with queer host parents, transfers schools, and forms a dance crew. As he struggles to mesh with his new household, stay in school, and be his most authentic self, he discovers that home is more than four walls and that friendship can transform us.

    This film is a Frameline Completion Fund recipient.... 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
  • 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
  • kink

    kink

    USA , 2012 , 80 min. Ever wonder what—and who—really goes down in that imposing brick fortress at Mission and 14th? This adults-only doc (produced by James Franco) goes behind closed doors at the Armory to reveal purveyors of fetish porn, working and wanking on the edge of big-business BDSM.... 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
  • 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
  • Mark Bunyan: Very Nearly Almost Famous

    Mark Bunyan: Very Nearly Almost Famous

    UK , 2012 , 16 min. The life of the co-founder of the Pink Singers and a driving force behind Gay’s The Word bookshop, Mark Bunyan (who spent the ’70s and ’80s performing his original songs alongside Sandie Shaw, Billy Connolly, and Tom Robinson), is explored in this film.... Read more
  • Moth

    Moth

    China , 2011 , 4 min. An animation in two parts from Shanghai-based artist, Muxi, exploring the growing pains of adolescence, told through sumptuous drawings and live action involving human and animal hybrids.... Read more
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    USA , 1985 , 87 min. Frameline37 and Peaches Christ present A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 with the film’s scream queen star himself Mark Patton appearing live and in-person! Don’t miss this special Midnight Mass presentation of perhaps the gayest horror movie ever made.... Read more
  • One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    92 min. This vibrant documentary introduces the fantastical world of a dynamic duo drag performers: Antoine “Cybersissy” Timmermans, a visual-and-performance artist battling with schizophrenia, and Mourad “BayBjane” Zerhouni, “the smallest drag queen in the world.”... Read more
  • One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    Germany , 2013 , 90 min. This vibrant documentary introduces the fantastical world of a dynamic duo drag performers: Antoine “Cybersissy” Timmermans, a visual-and-performance artist battling with schizophrenia, and Mourad “BayBjane” Zerhouni, “the smallest drag queen in the world.”... Read more
  • Open Letter

    Open Letter

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

    Performing Girl

    USA , 2013 , 24 min. Performing Girl tells the compelling story of D’Lo, a performance artist originally from Southern California and raised by Sri Lankan parents who struggled with his gender variance through childhood and adolescence. Through adorable animation, intimate family interviews, and poignant excerpts from D’Lo’s performances, the film illustrates the evolution of a family’s ... Read more
  • Tick Tock for Ding Dongs

    Tick Tock for Ding Dongs

    USA , 2013 , 10 min. An insane, trans-lesbionic trip across San Francisco by the always-optimistic, rarely-clothed Carole, Mitzi, and various other-gendered personas (all played by local cult comediennes Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick).... Read more