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Your search by 'Arts & Literature' identified 18 films


  • 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
  • A Ballet Dialogue

    A Ballet Dialogue

    Brazil , 2012 , 8 min. A young man in his late teens and a senior man wake up in their respective apartments—and from across the avenue on which they both live, they communicate in an unusual way.... 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
  • 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
  • Cuki Colorinchi Evolution

    Cuki Colorinchi Evolution

    Spain , 2011 , 4 min. In this utterly charming film, a masked crochet artist (yes, his mask is crocheted) takes us into the world of his beloved craft.... 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
  • 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
  • Joan in the Rain

    Joan in the Rain

    France , 2012 , 6 min. A wonderfully hypnotic, experimental found-footage collage of Joan of Arc films made for part of a museum exhibition to commemorate Joan’s 600th birthday.... 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
  • Martindale

    Martindale

    USA , 2012 , 8 min. Once a thriving agricultural town, the city of Martindale, Texas now awaits a purpose. Using each building as inspiration for image-gathering, filmmaker Bug Davidson and Two Left Feet Dance Company collaborate to explore the impact of place, history, femininity, and domesticity of the rural South.... 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
  • Out of the Convent

    Out of the Convent

    USA , 2012 , 15 min. Students visiting San Francisco for the University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire’s 2012 LGBTQA Travel Seminar follow members of the fabulous Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in this short documentary highlighting the good works of this iconic group.... Read more
  • Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open

    Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open

    Switzerland , 2012 , 87 min. Never far from his lifelong lesbian partner Jane Auer, Sheltering Sky author and composer Paul Bowles influenced a generation of writers with his subdued ego and raw talent, in the process transforming his adopted home, Tangiers, into a literary destination.... Read more
  • Reaching for the Moon

    Reaching for the Moon

    Brazil , 2013 , 118 min. Based on the novel Strange and Common Place Flowers, poet Elizabeth Bishop’s tormented love affair with Brazilian Lota de Macedo Soares gets the lavish big-screen treatment it deserves in this compelling account of their gloriously romantic, yet messy relationship. ... Read more
  • Rebel

    Rebel

    USA , 2013 , 72 min. Writer, Mother, Soldier, Spy. Loreta Janeta Velazquez altered her sex, ethnicity and identity to become a Confederate soldier in the US Civil War. Rebel unlocks the mystery of this border-crossing, gender-bending story that’s been dismissed as a hoax for 150 years.... 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
  • Where I Am

    Where I Am

    Ireland , 2012 , 70 min. After a gay bashing in Ireland in 1999 left author and anthologist Robert Drake with permanent brain damage, he chose to get better, not bitter. This inspiring, beautifully shot portrait follows the eloquent Philadelphian’s return to Dublin and Sligo.... Read more