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Mala Mala Mala Mala
Mala Mala and Shock Treatment
Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Catherine Gund; Stars: Elizabeth Streb)
A documentary portrait of the famous choreographer.
Dressed As A Girl (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Colin Rothbart; Writer: Colin Rothbart; Stars: Jonny Woo, Holestar, Scottee)
A documentary about some of London's most celebrated drag queens.
Drunktown’s Finest (Year: 2014; Director: Sydney Freeland; Writer: Sydney Freeland; Stars: Jeremiah Bitsui, Carmen Moore, MorningStar Angeline, Tailinh Agoyo)
Three very different Native Americans try to find direction in life.
The Duke Of Burgundy (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Peter Strickland; Writer: Peter Strickland; Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D'Anna)
The relationship of a couple in a sado-masochistic relationship comes under strain.
Everlasting Love (Amor Eterno) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Marçal Forés; Writer: Vicente de la Torre, Marçal Forés; Stars: Aimar Vega, Joan Bentallé, Sonny Smith)
When a language teacher starts sleeping with one of his students, dark secrets begin to emerge.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The New Girlfriend
Fullboy (Country: Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Martín Farina; Writer: Martín Farina)
A homoerotic documentary portrait of a football team.
Mala Mala (Country: US, Puerto Rico; Year: 2014; Director: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles; Writer: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles)
A documentary about the trans community in Puerto Rico.
Mirco (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Silvia Chiogna; Writer: Silvia Chiogna, Silvia Berchtold)
The director, whose own sex was once misinterpreted, meets people living as neither male nor female and reflects on the boundaries of gender.
The New Girlfriend (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon; Stars: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz, Michèle Raingeval, Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat, Jonathan Louis, Audrey Quoturi)
When a woman falls seriously ill her friend gets more than she bargained for after pledging to look after her baby and husband.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Country: GB; Year: 1975; Director: Jim Sharman; Writer: Jim Sharman, Richard O'Brien; Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Little Nell, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf)
Gothic horror meets rock musical.
Dressed As A Girl Dressed As A Girl
Dressed As A Girl and The Duke Of Burgundy
Shock Treatment (The Brad and Janet Show) (Country: US; Year: 1981; Director: Jim Sharman; Writer: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman; Stars: Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Charles Gray, Ruby Wax, Nell Campbell, Rik Mayall, Barry Humphries)
A sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show which sees Brad and Janet get out of their depth after competing in a game show.
Something Must Break (Någonting måste gå sönder) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2014; Director: Ester Martin Bergsmark; Writer: Ester Martin Bergsmark; Stars: Saga Becker, Iggy Malmborg, Shima Niavarani, David Nzinga, Mattias Åhlén)
When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms — flouting convention in his androgynous fluidity — straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to another man, as their relationship progresses. Struggling with his identity, Sebastian becomes increasingly determined to become “Ellie,” even if it means walking away from Andreas.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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