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Disobedience
Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend Esti (Rachel McAdams). Once reunited, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Winner of…
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows the titular character (Chloe Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back…
Moonlight
A24
Oscar-winner for Best Picture, MOONLIGHT is a moving and transcendent look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood, as a shy outsider dealing with difficult circumstances,…
Stonewall Uprising
PBS
In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual…
Hearts Beat Loud
In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his shop. Hoping to stay…
Coming Out
Although he has a girlfriend who is expecting his child, Philipp, a young teacher in Berlin, meets Matthias and falls in love. After years of repressing his homosexuality, he must finally accept himself for who he truly is. The first…
The Watermelon Woman
Cheryl Dunye plays a version of herself in this witty, nimble landmark of New Queer Cinema. A video store clerk and fledgling filmmaker, Cheryl becomes obsessed with the "most beautiful mammy," a character she sees in a 1930s movie. Determined…
God's Own Country
This simmering drama is a New York Times Critics' Pick and an award-winner at Sundance and Berlinale . Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours in brutal isolation on his family's farm in the north of England. He numbs the…
Bent
In 1930s Berlin, Max (Clive Owen) sleeps with German officer (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), only to see him killed by his fellow Nazis the next morning. Refusing an offer of new papers from his Uncle Freddie (Ian McKellan) for fear of leaving…
BPM (Beats Per Minute) - 120 battements par minute
In Paris in the early 1990s, members of the activist group ACT UP battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance…
The Feels
Andi (Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians ) and Lu (Angela Trimbur) are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, things goes awry when one of the brides admits she's…
Regarding Susan Sontag - Portrait of a Feminist Icon
An intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Endlessly curious, passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political…
Check It - A Gang of LGBT Youth in Washington D.C.
This film festival favorite follows a group of African-American gay and transgender youth in one of Washington D.C.'s most violent neighborhoods. After being subjected to constant torment and assault, the group formed their own gang for camaraderie and protection. Official…
Heartstone - Hjartasteinn
In acclaimed Icelandic film HEARTSTONE, two teens share a summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other finds new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends, it's time to leave the playground and…
We Were Here - The AIDS Years in San Francisco
An intimate, yet epic history of the AIDS years in San Francisco, as told through the stories of five longtime San Franciscans. The film documents the coming of what was called the "Gay Plague" in the early 1980s. It illuminates…
Howl
James Franco delivers a career-defining performance as poet Allen Ginsberg. Through his search for personal and creative expression, Ginsberg writes Howl , and must contend with attorney Jake Ehrlich (Jon Hamm) during Howl's bizarre obscenity trial. Nominated for the Grand…
Almost Adults
This comedy feature follows two best friends in their final year of college while they transition into adulthood. One embraces her sexuality and tries to catch up on everything she has missed during her teenage years, while the other ends…
Tom at the Farm - Tom à la ferme
In this tense thriller from acclaimed director Xavier Dolan ( The Death and Life of John F. Donovan ), a young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover Guillaume's funeral. Upon arrival, he is quickly drawn into a…
Poison
This groundbreaking American Indie was the most fervently debated film of the 1990s and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes' spectacular follow-up to his legendary "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" is audacious, disturbing…
Any Day Now
Winner of 10 Audience Awards at film festivals around the country and starring the amazing Alan Cumming, ANY DAY NOW is a powerful tale of love, acceptance and family. When a teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by…