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  • 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
  • Born in '68

    Born in '68

    France , 2009 , 173 min. This rollicking emotional and political history of middle-class French life begins in 1968 with an idealistic ménage-à-trois forming a commune, and ends with some hard-earned truths about love and activism. Text Voting Code: F133... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fagbug

    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
  • 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
  • I've Got You

    I've Got You

    USA , 2008 , 5 min. Melange’ Lavonne dreams of the day when she will have children and expresses how much love and support she will have for them in I’ve Got You, a positive music video which demonstrates that love and a nurturing spirit crosses all boundaries. Text Voting Code: S570... 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
  • The Naked Civil Servant

    The Naked Civil Servant

    UK , 1975 , 77 min. Flamboyant Quentin Crisp is the indelible thorn in the side of conservative England in this 1975 award-winning film based on Crisp’s autobiography of the same name. The Naked Civil Servant reshaped the modern image of homosexuality and inspired Frameline33’s Opening Night film, An Englishman in New York.... 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
  • Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender, and the Murder of Fred Martinez

    Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender, and the Murder of Fred Martinez

    USA , 2009 , 60 min. Native notions of fluidity in gender and sexuality hold promise but meet the harsh reality of assimilation in Two Spirits. And the Group of Seven Inches sends up white painters of “Indian savages.” Text Voting Code: D308... Read more

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