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  • ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. An experimental documentary contemplating race/racism, queerness, fat, femininity, and belonging, ABSENCE is a fiercely honest quest—for community, for visibility, for that queer fat API femme utopia.... Read more
  • Adrift in Sunset

    Adrift in Sunset

    USA , 2015 , 21 min. Dao is ready to go on her date but she also has to spend time with her mom who has Alzheimer’s—bringing her gallivanting ways to a halt. Is it really a good idea to combine the two?... Read more
  • The Album

    The Album

    USA , 2014 , 14 min. Former SF-based director Ray Rea examines the role of photography in documenting history, inspired by an album of rare photos from his Great Uncle Warren, a pre-Stonewall gay man who thoroughly documented his life in NY.... Read more
  • Alex and Ali

    Alex and Ali

    USA , 2014 , 83 min. Two improbable soul mates, an American Peace Corps volunteer and a handsome Iranian in pre-revolutionary Iran, become lovers-in-secret for ten years before they are forced to separate. Thirty-five years later, despite obstacles, they reunite and attempt to rekindle their relationship.... Read more
  • Bare

    Bare

    USA , 2014 , 88 min. Sarah is trapped in nowheresville Nevada when the worldly drifter Pepper blows into town and opens her eyes to life’s possibilities. But is Sarah being seduced by a wily user, or is she herself using Pepper to break free?... Read more
  • Breakaway

    Breakaway

    USA , 2014 , 9 min. Meet Jennifer Deering, a professional football player living in the Bay Area who got a chance to represent the USA at the 2013 IFAF Women’s World Championship in Finland.... Read more
  • El Canto del Colibrí

    El Canto del Colibrí

    USA , 2015 , 50 min. In this intimate, candid, and deeply personal documentary, Latino fathers across the country recount the impact of their children’s coming out, while discussing issues of immigration, culture, prejudice, compassion, and understanding.... Read more
  • Cherry Bomb

    Cherry Bomb

    USA , 2015 , 3 min. Peaches Christ directs this over-the-top, awesomely wrong, grossly goofball short starring Peggy L’Eggs as a starlet who is rapidly losing her grip—and bodily fluids.... Read more
  • Desert Migration

    Desert Migration

    USA , 2015 , 80 min. Palm Springs, California, an oasis of intense heat and Speedo-clad hotties, and a haven of a healing community for throngs of aging gay men contending with HIV/AIDS in a lost horizon of rejuvenating sunshine, is profiled with remarkable candor in this elegant, dignified documentary.... Read more
  • Dyke Central Episodes 6-10

    Dyke Central Episodes 6-10

    USA , 2015 , 105 min. From new tensions in old friendships to sex scenes that will make you gasp and bite your lower lip, this Oakland webseries gives you everything you want—and everything you didn’t realize you craved until you watched this show.... Read more
  • Engender

    Engender

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Peaches Christ, Chaka Corn, and Honey Mahogany lend their voices in this short doc that looks at drag queens as emblems of queer visibility and drag culture as an inherently progressive force.... Read more
  • Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

    Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

    USA , 2015 , 80 min. Endlessly searching choreographer, and filmmaker, intellect, and feminist Yvonne Rainer is the subject of this fascinating reflection on the politics of identity as well as on the always-related concerns of one of the preeminent artists of our time.... Read more
  • Float

    Float

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. Stunningly celebratory and shot completely underwater, this artistic short film features trans and genderqueer folks swimming naked and is set to the music of trans musician Rae Spoon.... Read more
  • From the Beginning

    From the Beginning

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. In a redwood forest, three friends dance in this gorgeously shot modern dance short film by the director of the feature film, Test.... Read more
  • Heft

    Heft

    USA , 2014 , 10 min. Set in the East Bay, Heft is about the daily encounters between a large queer black woman and the suitors and scoundrels who vie for her attention.... Read more
  • I Am Michael

    I Am Michael

    USA , 2015 , 100 min. In a controversial transformation, committed gay rights advocate Michael Glatze (James Franco) shocked his followers when he renounced homosexuality and embraced a heterosexual life. Justin Kelly’s compelling directorial debut presents this true story in an admirably measured, non-judgmental fashion.... Read more
  • I Don't

    I Don't

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. A wedding-obsessed woman in SF is hoping for a marriage proposal, but has just found out her boyfriend is gay. In a desperate attempt to get over him, she hires a pro, drinks too much wine, and has an only-in-SF bridal dream on Castro Street.... Read more
  • A Message for the Future: Stories from the AIDS Frontlines

    A Message for the Future: Stories from the AIDS Frontlines

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. The film is a short documentary with messages for the future generation about HIV/AIDS from the experiences of people in the early days of the epidemic to today.... Read more
  • My Life Is A Dream

    My Life Is A Dream

    USA , 2015 , 8 min. Perky and portly Cousin Wonderlette never imagined she’d meet the man of her dreams, so when her dreams turn into nightmares she’s not so surprised. In this dark comedy, we follow CW on a disturbing journey to creepy places where she encounters demented housewives, greedy swine, and sexual deviants.... Read more
  • Peace of Mind

    Peace of Mind

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. This beautifully constructed documentary is an at once poetic, highly personal and generously balanced portrait of the late trans artist and filmmaker Flo McGarrell during the final chapter of his short life as the director of FOSAJ Art Center in Jacmel, Haiti.... Read more
  • Queer Habits

    Queer Habits

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Sister Frances A Sissy, Sister Sparkle Plenty, and Sister Wilma Titzgroe, of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s Russian River order provide insight into a unique community in which fearless drag queen nuns broke down a dangerous gay/redneck divide by committing consistent acts of love and charity.... Read more
  • The Royal Road

    The Royal Road

    USA , 2015 , 65 min. A road movie like no other, Jenni Olson’s cinematic essay is part memoir, part history lesson, part travelogue—and entirely original. Confessional narration about butch identity and long-distance longing is layered over mesmerizing 16mm images of California landscapes in this engrossing meditation on memory and nostalgia.... Read more
  • Sachet

    Sachet

    USA , 2014 , 19 min. A glimpse beyond the public image and into the private life of San Francisco’s very own Donna Sachet, a well-known drag performer who has worked tirelessly at philanthropy for countless LGBTQ causes.... Read more
  • Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story

    Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story

    USA , 2015 , 72 min. Porn and politics meet between the sheets and on the streets in this sexy, stirring account of infamous provocateur and heroic philanthropist Chuck Holmes, who parlayed his success as the founder of pretty-boy empire Falcon Studios into lifesaving LGBT activism.... Read more
  • Sex, Politics & Sticky Rice

    Sex, Politics & Sticky Rice

    USA , 2014 , 8 min. Protests, potlucks, and three-ways are just the “tip of the rice bowl” for five Asian American lesbians recounting their adventures in sex, love, and queer activism in the San Francisco Bay Area since the 1980s.... Read more
  • Stealth

    Stealth

    USA , 2014 , 21 min. Being the new girl at school is hard enough. For Sammy, it’s even tougher, as she struggles with whether or not to tell her two new BFFs her deepest secret—that she was born male—in this polished, fresh take on growing up transgender.... Read more
  • Supernature

    Supernature

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. An African American man with Down syndrome comes out as gay and finds support from his drag queen heroes as well as the amazing staff at The ARC of San Francisco.... Read more
  • Tradesman’s Exit

    Tradesman’s Exit

    USA , 2015 , 12 min. Hank, an eccentric handyman with power tools and a temper, finds that taking things apart can be emotionally cathartic, in this San Francisco-made zinger.... Read more
  • The Typist

    The Typist

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. A gay Korean War Veteran reflects on his time as the office clerk tasked with writing the discharges of outed gay seamen in this gorgeous historical doc.... Read more
  • Visible Silence

    Visible Silence

    USA , 2015 , 42 min. A delicate but probing look at “tom” and “dee” lesbians in Thailand, as they confront expectations to conform to a rigidly gender-assigned society. Silent but visible within it, they speak to us from a rich variety of experience.... Read more
  • Wayne

    Wayne

    USA , 2015 , 9 min. After 50 years of marriage, Wayne, an octogenarian with Alzheimer’s, seeks a forbidden love from his youth in this beautifully crafted short about romance, memory, and nostalgia.... Read more