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Your search by 'Arts & Literature' identified 19 films


  • Akeelah and the Bee

    Akeelah and the Bee

    USA , 2006 , 112 min. Eleven-year-old Akeelah is a middle schooler in South Central LA with a talent for spelling. Against many obstacles, but with the help of a special coach, she aims for the highest goal of all: the Scripps National Spelling Bee.... Read more
  • The Birthday

    The Birthday

    Germany , 2014 , 16 min. Young Taiwanese German immigrants Ron and May show that love can persist under the grey skies of Berlin in The Birthday.... Read more
  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato

    Eisenstein in Guanajuato

    Belgium , 2015 , 105 min. In his dazzling and giddy glitter-bomb of a film, Peter Greenaway imagines what might have happened to the great Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein during a pivotal period of artistic and sexual awakening in 1931 while sojourning in Mexico.... Read more
  • Fassbinder — To Love Without Demands

    Fassbinder — To Love Without Demands

    Denmark , 2015 , 106 min. This bracing documentary examines the brilliant and taboo-breaking film director R.W. Fassbinder’s life and work from a psychological standpoint, drawing on strikingly candid recent conversations with key intimates and rarely seen interviews that the filmmaker recorded with Fassbinder in the 1970s.... 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
  • Give Him Something Red

    Give Him Something Red

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. A young black artist looks at his choices and how they might impact the rest of his life.... Read more
  • Glow

    Glow

    USA , 2014 , 18 min. Three performers—a Korean American drag queen, a Chinese opera singer who plays male roles, and a mime—talk about their relationship to art and culture in this fascinating docu-narrative.... Read more
  • Jason and Shirley

    Jason and Shirley

    USA , 2014 , 79 min. Director Stephen Winter presents a fictitious account of the making of Shirley Clarke’s seminal, controversial 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason, depicting the behind-the-scenes power struggle between the director and her eccentric subject.... Read more
  • Olya's Love

    Olya's Love

    Russia , 2014 , 67 min. Moscow-based LGBTQ activist Olya is devoted to her girlfriend, Galya. But is the struggle against Russia’s homophobia her true love? This documentary judiciously explores the intersection of the idea of “freedom” in a couple’s public and personal lives.... Read more
  • Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

    Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

    USA , 2014 , 77 min. Part detective story, part rumination, and all celebration, this warm and vivid film unpacks a very personal history of what it meant to be an artist and a lesbian in early 20th century America.... Read more
  • Paper Thin

    Paper Thin

    UK , 2014 , 19 min. Part horror, part magical realism, Paper Thin is a subversive take on psychiatry, religious fundamentalism, and the power of fairy godmothers.... 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
  • Querelle

    Querelle

    Germany , 1982 , 108 min. New German Cinema wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1982 swansong, a fever-dream adaptation of Jean Genet’s classic 1947 novel of existential homoeroticism, stars hairy-chested Brad Davis as the titular sailor caught up in dangerous games of sadomasochistic seduction in a French port town teeming with lustful lads.... 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
  • Still A Rose

    Still A Rose

    USA , 2015 , 12 min. Love, by any other name, is still Love. This inclusive take on Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene interchanges four actors who play the star-crossed lovers, as it celebrates equal love in unequaled prose.... 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
  • Tab Hunter Confidential

    Tab Hunter Confidential

    USA , 2015 , 90 min. Following the rapturously received I Am Divine (Frameline37) and Vito (Frameline36), 2015 Frameline Award recipient Jeffrey Schwarz vibrantly recalls the rollercoaster life and career of formerly closeted 1950s Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter in this lively and fascinating documentary.... Read more
  • Those People

    Those People

    USA , 2014 , 89 min. A young artist must choose between pursuing a relationship with a hot new man or continuing his unrequited love for his lifelong best friend in this erotic and arresting romantic drama, set among Manhattan’s social elite.... Read more
  • A Woman Like Me

    A Woman Like Me

    USA , 2014 , 85 min. After finding out she has terminal breast cancer, co-director Alex Sichel confronts this hard truth through her filmmaking, concocting a magnificent hybrid that weaves the real and the imagined, “truth” and performance, life and a fierce desire to go joyfully toward death.... Read more