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  • The Altered Lives of LaVonne Salleé

    The Altered Lives of LaVonne Salleé

    USA , 2012 , 12 min. A documentary profiling Bay Area, altered Barbie artist, LaVonne Salleé, including interviews with her fans, collectors, and a trip to her Vallejo gallery. Salleé shares her life, inspiration, and many of her pieces in this short, which is sure to inspire the Barbie fan, or conspirator, in all of us.... Read more
  • 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
  • Born This Way

    Born This Way

    USA , 2012 , 85 min. In Cameroon, where homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in prison, there are signs of hope and change in an underground community where gays and lesbians can find a safe haven from the hostile society that surrounds them.... Read more
  • Brown

    Brown

    USA , 2012 , 2 min. Filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler (Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen, Frameline33) returns with this beautiful short meditation on crying.... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Change Over Time

    Change Over Time

    USA , 2013 , 7 min. This experimental, animated, personal documentary chronicles the filmmaker’s first year on testosterone from an impressionistic and poetic perspective.... Read more
  • Climax

    Climax

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. An urbane but stale couple lobs double entendres back-and-forth as they prepare for a dinner party in their honor. Will they ever make it to the party? And what about the corpse in the piano room?... 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
  • Crunch Pop

    Crunch Pop

    USA , 2012 , 6 min. Get sexy, get fit, get tight! Doritos included! Crunch Pop gyrates its way through the city’s beaches, parks, and alleyways to create a comedic social commentary on commercialism, consumption, and workout culture. Modern dance collides with pop satire in this fierce dance video, begging you to join in.... Read more
  • Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure

    Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure

    USA , 2013 , 13 min. This autobiographical animation explores the successes, failures, anxieties, and confusion of trying to date as a genderqueer/trans person. As genuine as it is comical, this film is the first episode in a forthcoming online digital zine.... Read more
  • The Devotion Project: My Person

    The Devotion Project: My Person

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. The fourth in the Devotion series, this short doc chronicles the lives of Eric and Anne, devoted spouses and loving parents raising their daughter, Jonah, in Oakland. They describe their romance, marriage, and the birth of their daughter, as well as the challenges they face as a trans-queer couple.... Read more
  • A Difference

    A Difference

    USA , 2011 , 19 min. Shot largely in San Francisco, A Difference takes a look at the intersection of FTM transsexuality and racial difference, and how sexism and racism in society impact aspects of daily life.... Read more
  • The Dinner Party

    The Dinner Party

    USA , 2013 , 8 min. After her ex-husband’s funeral, Vic invites her estranged son, Javier, over for dinner. Javier is conflicted with his mother’s sexuality, which he blames for his family’s separation.... Read more
  • Falling in Love With Chris and Greg: “Work of Art! Reality TV Special”

    Falling in Love With Chris and Greg: “Work of Art! Reality TV Special”

    USA , 2012 , 14 min. Chris and Greg compete on a reality television show to be the Next Great Artist in the newest episode of the ongoing series Falling in Love with Chris and Greg.... Read more
  • Family Restaurant

    Family Restaurant

    USA , 2012 , 12 min. When the diner closes up for the night, the salt and pepper shakers, napkin holders, and other inanimate objects inside the restaurant come to life in this whimsical tale about what makes a family. One night, Picky, a curmudgeonly toothpick dispenser, causes a stir when he insists that two ketchup bottles and two mustard bottles can’t fall in love with each other. The next day, with the help... Read more
  • Fan Christy (Cover) [Karaoke MV]

    Fan Christy (Cover) [Karaoke MV]

    USA , 2011 , 4 min. Fan Christy is an experimental karaoke music video and mistranslated cover of the song “Faen Christy” by Dutch artist Christy Gibson (check it out on YouTube). Faen is a non-gendered Thai word for romantic partner, purportedly derived from the hybridization of “fan” and “friend.”... Read more
  • The Fiction of the Fix

    The Fiction of the Fix

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. August is an adorably cute Butch who refuses to settle when it comes to love. In her tireless pursuit of “the one,” she conjures up a new sweetie from items representing the best moments of her past relationships.... Read more
  • Free Jazz: Parts 1 & 2

    Free Jazz: Parts 1 & 2

    USA , 2011 , 6 min. Free Jazz Part 1 & 2 is an eclectic, ’60s-inspired jam session between musicians, dancers, set designers, and cameraman. Directed by Gary Fembot Gregerson, in collaboration with Brontez Purnell Dance Company and Jerry Lee Abram.... Read more
  • The Gayanator

    The Gayanator

    USA , 2013 , 8 min. Haven’t you always wished you could jump into a small, enclosed space, slap on some spandex, and fight the hate crimes of the world? Your prayers are answered in the joyously campy adventures of The Gayanator and his boyish sidekick.... Read more
  • I Choose

    I Choose

    USA , 2013 , 8 min. A young gay man, struggling to establish his life in San Francisco, is thrust by circumstance into assisting an eccentric elderly woman, who is in denial about her health. From that discord, their common fears and needs emerge, and an intergenerational bond is born.... 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
  • Jake Shears: A Gift

    Jake Shears: A Gift

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. A series of short animations of the construction and disassembly of “mendalas” comprised of photo-illustrations of men in erotic situations. This one is of Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters, set to the song “Filthy Gorgeous”.... 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
  • 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
  • Love Your Gloves… An Agenda

    Love Your Gloves… An Agenda

    USA , 2013 , 4 min. A series of short animations of the construction and disassembly of “mendalas” comprised of photo-illustrations of men in erotic situations.... Read more
  • Matt Alber with Strings Attached

    Matt Alber with Strings Attached

    USA , 2012 , 24 min. Greg Sirota directed several lush videos of staged recording sessions with popular singer-songwriter Matt Alber and the Cello Street Quartet of San Francisco; these sumptuous videos are connected by documentary behind-the-scenes interviews with Matt and the Quartet in Matt Alber With Strings Attached.... Read more
  • Misconnect

    Misconnect

    USA , 2013 , 8 min. A freak sunstorm causes an electrical disturbance that strips San Franciscans of their personal technology and launches them into a magical world of actual human connection.... 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
  • Nikkis

    Nikkis

    USA , 2012 , 3 min. A queer musical remake of the 1988 cult classic Heathers, starring local artists and heartthrobs.... Read more
  • Nothing

    Nothing

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Nothing is an homage to non-gender specific pronouns in English.... Read more
  • Now We Can Dance: The Story of the Hayward Gay Prom

    Now We Can Dance: The Story of the Hayward Gay Prom

    USA , 2012 , 33 min. Produced by a team of teen filmmakers, Hayward Public Library staff, and professional advisors, this film highlights the controversy surrounding the creation of Lambda Gay Prom in Hayward, California, in 1995 and the effects of the prom’s continuing existence on queer youth and the community.... Read more
  • Open Letter

    Open Letter

    USA , 2012 , 6 min. The Internet reacts to musician Frank Ocean’s Open Letter.... 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
  • Queer Origins

    Queer Origins

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Queer Origins explores the author’s identity and imagined history through experimental animation and femme performance.... Read more
  • Riot Ghoul

    Riot Ghoul

    USA , 2012 , 15 min. Lisa is bored with Brad, her jerk boyfriend, when she meets Valerie, a mysterious grrrl outside a punk show. Lisa becomes enamored with Valerie but soon discovers a shocking truth about her past, learning sisterhood is far from dead.... Read more
  • ¡Sacamelo!

    ¡Sacamelo!

    USA , 2013 , 10 min. Maria Elena has been pregnant for twelve months. Determined to give birth, she’ll stop at nothing to induce labor, but what kind of monster will emerge? Knowing the crew behind Hard French, it’s a monster of a party that’s incubating inside this loca lady!... Read more
  • Sexperimental

    Sexperimental

    USA , 2013 , 69 min. A retrospective compilation of queer filmmakers Texas and Kadet’s provoking and erotic analog video art, which combined art and activism using themes of gender investigation, voyeurism, S&M, and safe sex.... Read more
  • Test

    Test

    USA , 2013 , 89 min. Test is a visually stunning, beautifully choreographed, and powerfully moving story set in the San Francisco modern dance scene of 1985, in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, right before the first HIV test is announced.... 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
  • Valencia

    Valencia

    USA , 2012 , 100 min. Valencia (based on the novel by Michelle Tea) showcases 18 visions of one girl’s heartbreaks, friendships, and wild experiences while finding herself in her community of fabulous, strange, artsy, genderqueer folks.... Read more
  • What's the T?

    What's the T?

    USA , 2012 , 70 min. What’s the T? is asked in this candid, brave, and often humorous documentary which examines the intersecting lives of these five dynamic transwomen as they discuss passing, living stealth, getting clocked, and building sisterhood and community.... Read more