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  • 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
  • Alessia

    Alessia

    USA , 2009 , 6 min. Inspired by personal stories shared during the workshop, Alessia captures a warm respite from a family gathering, shared between a young woman who is questioning her identity, and her uncle’s partner. Text Voting Code: S636... Read more
  • And Then Came Lola

    And Then Came Lola

    USA , 2009 , 70 min. In the fast-paced, colorful, fragmented style of Run Lola Run, this local feature chronicles the tempestuous journey of commitment phobic photographer Lola. Don’t miss the fun-filled lesbian rom-com of 2009 complete with SF inside jokes and sexy bedroom scenes. Text Voting Code: F114... Read more
  • Being Lisa

    Being Lisa

    USA , 2007 , 10 min. A business dinner turns romantic when Lisa and Jason meet. But when Lisa reveals that she is transgender, Jason has to figure out if he’s ready to take a chance on love. Text Voting Code: S549... 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
  • 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
  • Fiona's Script

    Fiona's Script

    USA , 2008 , 93 min. Unapologetically bisexual and dazzlingly beautiful queer women of color navigate the complex terrain of family loyalty, devastating breakups and hot hookups in this one-of-a-kind bi-friendly film. Text Voting Code: F111... Read more
  • Licorice

    Licorice

    USA , 2008 , 7 min. Licorice is a sweet, relevant coming of age story about a teenage girl looking to find connection in life by meeting people online. While attempting to arrange a meeting with a new older friend, she runs into a major obstacle: DAD. Text Voting Code: S524... Read more
  • Little Mutinies

    Little Mutinies

    USA , 2007 , 20 min. Ruth, the fast-talking daughter of a former child prodigy, steals the only money her family has to make a better life for herself and her girlfriend. But when her little sister is forced to go on medication, Ruth must choose between saving her sister and saving her dreams. Text Voting Code: S541... Read more
  • The Lollipop Generation

    The Lollipop Generation

    Canada , 2008 , 70 min. Filmed piece-by-piece for over a decade and a half, The Lollipop Generation is a loose narrative that pays homage to the grungy, life-on-the street subculture of sucker-licking, queer hooligans. Text Voting Code: F141... Read more
  • Lucha

    Lucha

    USA , 2008 , 15 min. El Salvador’s civil war sets the stage for a narrative short where Lucha and Isabella must face hard truths. Is non-violence more powerful than armed resistance? Does love of country trump romantic love? Text Voting Code: S560... Read more
  • Maggots and Men

    Maggots and Men

    USA , 2009 , 53 min. Film-watchers of the world unite! Seeing Cary Cronenwett’s Maggots and Men, you have nothing to lose but your preconceptions of gender. This utopian re-visioning of the Kronstadt Uprising of 1921 features film history’s first cast of over 100 transgender actors. Text Voting Code: F136... Read more
  • Mr. & Mrs. Singh

    Mr. & Mrs. Singh

    USA , 2009 , 12 min. In a parody of the Hollywood movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, an Indian American couple enter into a marriage of convenience to appease their parents. But both have a secret they're not telling! Text Voting Code: S599... Read more
  • Non-Resident Alien

    Non-Resident Alien

    USA , 2009 , 15 min. A Cuban lesbian hip-hop trio forges radical roads towards self-expression even as they leave their country behind. Text Voting Code: S625... 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
  • 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
  • San Francisco

    San Francisco

    USA , 2009 , 6 min. A music video for Jill Sobule’s San Francisco, directed by Margaret Cho. Text Voting Code: S631... Read more
  • Scent

    Scent

    USA , 2009 , 5 min. A young man takes in the various smells of the city, in the hope of replacing (or is it remembering?) his lover’s scent. Text Voting Code: S607... Read more
  • Shafted

    Shafted

    USA , 2009 , 10 min. When femme lesbian Lindsay finds that her ex has taken all of her sex toys after their break-up, she is outraged. Lindsay seeks solace in her friends, only to find that it is commonly accepted that femmes get ‚Äö“the shaft” when it comes to post-breakup sexual property. Text Voting Code: S574... Read more
  • Sista Chronicles

    Sista Chronicles

    USA , 2008 , 17 min. Four friends weigh in as to whether one of them should steal back her favorite sex toy from her ex girl. Text Voting Code: S600... 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
  • What If?

    What If?

    USA , 2009 , 24 min. Abbey, a take charge woman, chooses to stage a dinner party to introduce a perfect stranger into her unsuspecting circle of friends rather than confront her fear that her artist partner Jera might be losing interest in their relationship. Text Voting Code: S526... Read more
  • What To Do After The Break-Up With The S#x T@ys

    What To Do After The Break-Up With The S#x T@ys

    USA , 2008 , 11 min. Everyone has a chance to recall their erotic journey as they ponder what they do after the break up with the sex toys. Text Voting Code: S627... Read more

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