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Your search by 'Theater / Performance Art' identified 14 films


  • Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude

    Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. Welcome to Sexitude, a body-positive, sex-positive, age-positive dance class in San Francisco, created by D’Arcy Drollinger. The participants in the class represent all shapes, sizes, genders, sexual orientations, and fitness levels, and definitely know how to werk a look in neon spandex, fishnet stockings, and gold booty shorts. Although the class is a physical workout, what is more signifi... Read more
  • Femme Brutal

    Femme Brutal

    Austria , 2015 , 70 min. When all the world’s a stage, crafting identity and desire is a performance that develops with and without an audience. In this Austrian documentary, the seven queer- and lesbian-identified performers of Club Burlesque Brutal discuss their experiences with identity and power.... Read more
  • Furries

    Furries

    USA , 2016 , 33 min. In Furries, local filmmaker Eric Risher takes a trip to a convention in downtown Pittsburgh where thousands gather, wearing tails, hats with ears, and full-body animal costumes. They are furries: members of a growing subculture who share an appreciation for anthropomorphic animal characters. Frequently defined by the mainstream media as a purely sexual community, they must struggle agains... 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
  • ID#1:Writer

    ID#1:Writer

    Slovakia , 2016 , 4 min. ID#1 is a bisexual woman, a successful writer moving from one city to another, who has experienced not only a taste of fame but also the emptiness of air-conditioned rooms in a nut house where the windows just never open. This short documentary is part of an emerging web series that addresses how being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex is not the sole determining identity of an LGBT... Read more
  • Kiki

    Kiki

    USA , 2016 , 94 min. More than two decades after Paris Is Burning, filmmakers Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon’s vibrant documentary fast-forwards to the ballroom scene of today: an unapologetically flamboyant and political subculture centered on LGBTQ youth of color, for whom dance is far more than performance.... Read more
  • MASK4MASK

    MASK4MASK

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. In a world where fetish is the norm, the true nature of deviance stands out.... Read more
  • MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana

    MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana

    Austria , 2016 , 6 min. Fans of Fun in Boys Shorts from Frameline38 will cheer the return of August the human jukebox. Now meekly occupying a carnival booth, his playlist this year explodes into a pyrotechnic gay fantasia on Orff-ic themes.... Read more
  • Oh, I Get It

    Oh, I Get It

    USA , 2015 , 9 min. Standup comedians in Seattle paint a picture of oppressive comedy culture and “the queer feminist comic intervention” needed to change it.... Read more
  • The Radical Fairy Prince: A Love Story

    The Radical Fairy Prince: A Love Story

    USA , 2015 , 9 min. Enjoy a hairy-fairy flashback to Frameline’s founding decade (that’s the ’70s, kids): a filmmaker who found a box of fabulous Super 8 movie reels in a Venice Beach closet re-fashions them into a radical-fairy love tale, told in the style of nickelodeon romantic melodrama.... Read more
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

    USA , 1997 , 88 min. This version of the iconic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, complete with gorgeous costumes, vibrant sets, and powerhouse actors, showed Black girls coming of age in the ’90s that they too could be at the center of a fairy tale.... Read more
  • Tongues Untied

    Tongues Untied

    USA , 1989 , 55 min. Emmy Award-winning director Marlon T. Riggs’ 1989 seminal documentary used poetry, personal testimony, and performance to examine homophobia and racism through images of gay bashings, voguing, and protest marches.... Read more
  • A Wig and a Prayer — The Peaches Christ Story

    A Wig and a Prayer — The Peaches Christ Story

    USA , 2015 , 19 min. Enter the world of Peaches Christ, (a.k.a. Joshua Grannell), who has taken drag shows beyond mere performance: her weekly Midnight Mass pre-movie events have become an immersive audience experience combining song, dance, and joyful debauchery. Describing himself as a big fan who created this character to celebrate the people he admires, we follow along with Joshua as he relates how what first bega... Read more
  • Zeitgeist 1977: The First Festival

    Zeitgeist 1977: The First Festival

    USA , 2016 , 7 min. Participants in the very first “Gay Film Festival of Super-8 Films” (what ultimately became Frameline)—including filmmakers Marc Huestis, David Weissman, Dan Nicoletta, and Rob Epstein—share their recollections in these excerpts from longtime Bay Area filmmaker Lauretta Molitor’s upcoming documentary profile of Huestis, Impresario.... Read more