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  • Act Up Oral History Project Series

    Act Up Oral History Project Series

    USA , 2008 , 90 min. ACT UP helped to transform entrenched cultural ideas about homosexuality, illness, health care, civil rights, the rights of patients and more. Here is how, in the words of those who did it. Text Voting Code: D314... Read more
  • Against A Trans Narrative

    Against A Trans Narrative

    USA , 2008 , 61 min. Combining documentary technique, dramatic reenactment, spoken word performance and meta-level commentary by the participants on the film itself, Against a Trans Narrative takes the conversation on trans-masculinities in the United States to a bold new level. Text Voting Code: D310... Read more
  • Against a Trans Narrative/Diagnosing Difference

    Against a Trans Narrative/Diagnosing Difference

    121 min. What does it feel like to have your very being defined as a medical category? And how can so many different kinds of gender-variant folks fit into any single box? Jules Rosskam’s film emphasizes the simplicity in divers... Read more
  • Assume Nothing

    Assume Nothing

    New Zealand , 2009 , 80 min. New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan’s unique representation of the rich diversity of her island nation and the transgender worldwide family is captured in this film with intersex, queer and transgender artists and actvists. Text Voting Code: D317... Read more
  • Pecah Lobang (Busted)

    Pecah Lobang (Busted)

    Malaysia , 2008 , 30 min. Shot in the Kuala Lumpur red light district, this documentary revolves around Natasha, a Muslim Mak Nyah (male to female transsexual) who refuses to live life as a man in Malaysia. Text Voting Code: S534... Read more
  • The Butch Factor

    The Butch Factor

    USA , 2009 , 88 min. Masculinity and homosexuality have always been hopelessly — and helplessly — intertwined. From clones to queens, Bears to gym rats, Christopher Hines’ wide-ranging documentary explores it all. Text Voting Code: D319... Read more
  • City of Borders

    City of Borders

    USA , 2009 , 66 min. Welcome to the border between Ramallah and Jerusalem, where cement barriers, barbed wire and army guards divide Israel and Palestine. Four interwoven stories reveal the complexity of LGBT life in communities where religious belief pits neighbor against neighbor. Text Voting Code: D321... Read more
  • Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics On Trial

    Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics On Trial

    USA , 30 min. Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics on Trial explores the additional homophobic hurdle on the already arduous road to athletic excellence. When a gay athletic group started the Gay Olympic Games in the mid-’80s, the U.S. Olympic Committee sued for use of the Olympic name and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court. — JOANNE PARSONT Text Voting Code: S500... Read more
  • College Boys Live

    College Boys Live

    USA , 2009 , 90 min. You may have paid to watch the sexy webcams, but you haven't really gone inside this infamous online party house until you see George O'Donnell's fascinating documentary. Meet “house mothers” Zac and Jonathan and their teen and twentysomething tenants - troublemaker J.C., heartbreaker Tim and fresh-out-of-the-closet Chuck - then see what happens when their neighbors rally to kick them out.... Read more
  • Cure For Love

    Cure For Love

    Canada , 2008 , 59 min. This pair of films introduces us to gay people searching for both God and Love. Must they sacrifice one in order to satisfy their need for the other? Or can they reconcile both as integral aspects of their lives? Text Voting Code: D301... Read more
  • Decoding Alan Turing

    Decoding Alan Turing

    UK , 2008 , 17 min. Uncovers Alan Turing, British WWII hero at the center of US/UK Intelligence, now hailed as the father of the modern computer. His mysterious suicide in 1954 (by eating a cynanide laced apple) has gained him cult status, and spawned an urban legend that the Apple Computer logo is a nod to his genius. Text Voting Code: S591... Read more
  • Diagnosing Difference

    Diagnosing Difference

    USA , 2009 , 60 min. Bypassing old-school Standards of Care for transexualism and confronting the Gender Identity Disorder mental health categorization, Diagnosing Difference lets us hear from real experts, like elder diva Ms. Major, San Francisco’s own Cecelia Chung, activist treasure Adela Vazquez and the punk rock directness of Shawna Virago. Text Voting Code: D322... Read more
  • Don't Erase My History

    Don't Erase My History

    USA , 2008 , 32 min. Bay Area youth search for the history that has no name in schools. In a world where queer history has often been erased, what will they discover? Text Voting Code: S505... Read more
  • A Drag King Extravaganza

    A Drag King Extravaganza

    Canada , 2008 , 43 min. Go inside the history, art and politics of the International Drag KingCommunity Extravaganza (IDKE). With the help of performers, attendees, fans we experience the ten-year history of IDKE. Text Voting Code: S509... Read more
  • East/West - Sex & Politics

    East/West - Sex & Politics

    Germany , 2008 , 97 min. This gutsy documentary reveals the complex, contradictory nature of lesbian and gay life in Moscow, illustrating at each turn the difficulty of building a movement for minority rights — especially gay rights — in a country without a democratic tradition. Text Voting Code: D328... Read more
  • Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

    Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

    USA , 2009 , 67 min. When Edie and Thea meet, it is love at first sight, and the beginning of a relationship that will last the rest of their lives. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement recounts their romance, from the closeted pre-Stonewall days to the present. Text Voting Code: D330... Read more
  • Fagbug


    USA , 2008 , 83 min. When a young lesbian’s VW bug is vandalized, she transforms the ugly incident into an opportunity to educate, and embarks on a 58-day cross-country trip. Text Voting Code: D312... Read more
  • The Family Album

    The Family Album

    USA , 2009 , 14 min. Centered around weddings past and present, and interspersed with original animations, The Family Album playfully questions queer and straight relationships. Text Voting Code: S637... Read more
  • Ferron: Girl On A Road

    Ferron: Girl On A Road

    Canada , 2009 , 77 min. This film celebrates women’s music icon Ferron with stories, interviews and most of all music. Girl on a Road documents Ferron’s 2008 Vancouver concert as she reunites with her band and hits the road after a ten-year absence. Text Voting Code: D307... Read more
  • Fig Trees

    Fig Trees

    Canada , 2009 , 104 min. Queer cinema visionary John Greyson (Lilies, Proteus) once again dazzles the senses and challenges the intellect with this experimental documentary, a remarkably complex and moving rumination on AIDS activism, St. Teresa of Avila and Gertrude Stein that features a singing albino squirrel. Text Voting Code: F134... Read more
  • Forever's Gonna Start Tonight

    Forever's Gonna Start Tonight

    USA , 2009 , 54 min. A legendary American drag artist still performing in her seventies, the tale of Vicki Marlane is a loving tribute to a local living legacy in Forever's Gonna Start Tonight, while The Lovers and Fighters Convention chronicles the gender and sexual politics of The UK’s Gender Recognition Act. Text Voting Code: D309... Read more
  • General Idea: Art, AIDS and the Fin de Siecle

    General Idea: Art, AIDS and the Fin de Siecle

    Canada , 2008 , 48 min. AMFAR AIDS insignia — clever graphic or apolitical rip-off of Robert Indiana’s LOVE? The Apple logo-simple symbol or tribute to the gay man who invented computers? Quentin Crisp-honored family member or notorious shame? You decide in these biopics. Text Voting Code: D311... Read more
  • Get Happy

    Get Happy

    USA , 2008 , 27 min. Get Happy is a coming-of-age musical extravaganza about Mark Payne, who became a singer, clothing designer and stage performer alongside Bob Hope and Milton Berle, all before puberty. Now one of the most sought-after makeup artists in Hollywood, a plethora of childhood footage documents Mark’s trek to the top. Text Voting Code: S520... Read more
  • The Good American

    The Good American

    Germany , 2009 , 90 min. German male escort entrepreneur Tom Weise is the subject of this stunning doc about the man who gave us HustlaBall and, and whose ambivalence about success, porn and national identity contextualizes the dreams and travails of male prostitution. Text Voting Code: D325... Read more
  • Greek Pete

    Greek Pete

    UK , 2008 , 70 min. Young and beautiful, with his whole life in front of him, Pete is going to the top as the world’s greatest male escort. Greek Pete is an emotionally honest and sexually explicit documentary-narrative hybrid that exposes the world of male escorts in London. Text Voting Code: F108... Read more
  • An Island Calling

    An Island Calling

    New Zealand , 2008 , 72 min. After Fiji Red Cross Director-General John Scott and his partner Greg Scrivener are brutally murdered in 2001, John’s brother’s investigation leads him to draw an equally frightening and compelling line between the horrid legacy of colonialism on the Pacific Island and the homophobic hate crime. Text Voting Code: D302... Read more
  • It Came From Kuchar

    It Came From Kuchar

    USA , 2009 , 86 min. It Came From Kuchar is the definitive documentary film about the legendary underground filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar, recipients of this year’s Frameline Award. Text Voting Code: D326... Read more
  • Kaden Later

    Kaden Later

    USA , 2008 , 9 min. For Kaden, a trans guy in his early thirties, top surgery gave him the body he wanted. Now, as he and his girlfriend Monika plan their wedding, he must figure out how he fits into society, not as female or male, but in a space in between. Text Voting Code: S561... Read more
  • Kat-I's Sex Toy Stories

    Kat-I's Sex Toy Stories

    USA , 2007 , 5 min. What is your sex toy story? Kat-I and Nano elicit an eyebrow raising assortment about true tales about sex with objects. Text Voting Code: S579... Read more
  • Krudas


    Cuba , 2006 , 29 min. Krudas explores the lives and work of a Cuban lesbian couple who are hip hop singers and performers. The duo addresses issues such as women’s liberation, lesbian rights, female solidarity and racism. Their work is deeply engaged with feminism and strong ties to their African roots. Text Voting Code: S582... Read more
  • Little Joe

    Little Joe

    USA , 2009 , 87 min. Little Joe is a fascinating documentary starring iconic cult actor Joe Dallesandro. The film covers his 40-year career, beginning with the Andy Warhol productions Flesh, Trash and Heat and continuing with mainstream films such as The Cotton Club and Cry-Baby. Text Voting Code: D323... Read more
  • The Lovers and Fighters Convention

    The Lovers and Fighters Convention

    UK , 2009 , 66 min. A legendary American drag artist still performing in her seventies, the tale of Vicki Marlane is a loving tribute to a local living legacy while The Lovers and Fighters Convention chronicles the gender and sexual politics of The UK’s Gender Recognition Act. Text Voting Code: D303... Read more
  • Making The Boys

    Making The Boys

    USA , 2009 , 90 min. Crayton Robey’s fun-packed documentary Making The Boys gives the inside scoop on The Boys In the Band — the first openly gay mass-market film. This fun making-of doc features interviews with Edward Albee, Dan Savage, Christian Siriano and others. Text Voting Code: D329... Read more
  • Me As He

    Me As He

    USA , 2008 , 19 min. From button-downs and ties to mohawks and leather, join a troupe of sizzling Florida drag kings as they give us a backstage pass in Me As He. With charm and wit the performers get deep about what it means to be a drag king — and the dangers of binding with duct tape too many nights in a row. Text Voting Code: S529... Read more
  • Michelle's First Wedding In A Dress

    Michelle's First Wedding In A Dress

    USA , 2008 , 5 min. A trans-positive look at the life of Michelle, who is getting married in San Francisco to her lesbian girlfriend. Though she was married before, this is Michelle’s first wedding in a dress. Text Voting Code: S557... Read more
  • My Buddy Claudia

    My Buddy Claudia

    Brazil , 2009 , 87 min. She went from Sao Paulo’s Stonewall and premiering as the first travesti in Brazilian soft-core films and straight men’s magazines to activism for AIDS and sex-worker rights. Claudia Wonder, in this feature documentary, is both hot and heroic. Text Voting Code: D306... Read more
  • Off and Running

    Off and Running

    USA , 2009 , 80 min. An African American teenager growing up in Brooklyn with two mothers attempts to contact her birth mother, bringing about an identity crisis that threatens her future in this fly-on-the-wall documentary that explores issues of race and the definition of family. Text Voting Code: D318... Read more
  • Pop Star On Ice

    Pop Star On Ice

    USA , 2008 , 85 min. Olympic figure skater, diva, fashionista, super-star: That’s athlete Johnny Weir, whose lithe grace and provocative personality both dazzle and scandalize the image-obsessed figure skating world in this intimate documentary. Text Voting Code: D316... Read more
  • Prodigal Sons

    Prodigal Sons

    USA , 2008 , 86 min. Dubbed "A brotherly rivalry between a man and a woman . . . and Orson Welles" Prodigal is a documentary running on all cylinders — melding the dysfunctional family doc and the transdoc into an engrossing saga that Variety aptly states “will fascinate inquisitive viewers on multiple levels.” Text Voting Code: D320... Read more
  • Queer Sarajevo Festival 2008

    Queer Sarajevo Festival 2008

    Bosnia & Herzegovina , 2008 , 30 min. The first Sarajevo Queer Festival took place in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 24 to 26 September, 2008. Threats had been made during the run-up to the event and, at the event’s opening, there were indeed attacks on both the festival’s organizers and those taking part. Text Voting Code: S613... Read more
  • Raging Grannies: The Action League

    Raging Grannies: The Action League

    USA , 2009 , 54 min. The women in this program aren’t your average little old ladies! The Raging Grannies Action League employs a unique blend of activism and street theater in their grassroots organization. Text Voting Code: D327... Read more
  • Rainbow Generations Making Films

    Rainbow Generations Making Films

    USA , 2009 , 8 min. Shot surreptitiously on a digital camera, Rainbow Generations documents the 2009 Generations Workshop--from the learning process to the hard work of putting together a film in just a few short weeks. Text Voting Code: S639... Read more
  • Respect For All

    Respect For All

    USA , 2009 , 7 min. This retrospective video is a look at the other films that make up the Respect for All Project (RFAP) series, of which Straightlaced is the latest.... Read more
  • Saint Jude

    Saint Jude

    USA , 2008 , 6 min. Mary, an older lesbian artist that “creates art no matter what’s going on,” shares some of her most desperate times, and the art that was inspired by them, but always does it with a sense of humor. Text Voting Code: S523... Read more
  • Seeds of Summer

    Seeds of Summer

    Israel , 2007 , 63 min. In Seeds of Summer, director Hen Lasker takes a deeper look at the place where she first fell in love with a woman. This fly-on-the-wall documentary, which follows Israeli female combat soldiers, not only studies the intersection of love and duty, but also exposes the dichotomy of the youth with the burden of military service. Text Voting Code: D304... Read more
  • Seeds of Summer

    Seeds of Summer

    Israel , 108 min. Two films — one documentary, one narrative — explore how Israel’s military demands affect women in the country, both at war and at home.... Read more
  • Shakespeare and Victor Hugo's Intimacies

    Shakespeare and Victor Hugo's Intimacies

    Mexico , 2008 , 83 min. Watch as love and mystery unfold in Mexico City in this documentary told through the memories of a woman who fondly recalls the years of an artistic queer lodger in her house, who she still suspects of murder. Text Voting Code: D315... Read more
  • Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen

    Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen

    USA , 2008 , 77 min. Preachers, teachers, students and activists educate us simply by making their presence known in this documentary filled with vivid images and an open discussion about the experience of being black, transgender and a man. Text Voting Code: D300... Read more
  • The Stories We Tell

    The Stories We Tell

    USA , 2009 , 19 min. The Stories We Tell is a 20-minute documentary about the drive, challenges and unique perspectives four queer women of color filmmakers bring to the craft when they pick up the camera and make the films they want to see. Text Voting Code: S571... Read more
  • Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up

    Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up

    USA , 2009 , 66 min. The latest peer-to-peer, consciousness-raising doc from local pioneer Debra Chasnoff (It’s Elementary, That’s a Family) and The Respect For All Project charmingly and disarmingly tackles teen attitudes toward gender roles with humor, color, compassion and pop. Text Voting Code: D313... Read more

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