Flare 2017

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Free Cece (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jacqueline Gares; Stars: Laverne Cox, Cece McDonald)
A documentary about the case of Cece McDonald, a trans woman jailed after the stabbing of one of a group of men who abused her.
Jewel’s Catch One (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: C Fitz; Writer: C Fitz; Stars: Sharon Stone, Thelma Houston, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King)
The story of the black lesbian who rose from poverty to create one of the US' most celebrated and star-studded gay discos.
Last Men Standing (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Erin Brethauer, Timothy Hussin)
A documentary about the lives of eight men in San Francisco who never expected to survive being diagnosed as HIV positive.
Out Run (Country: Philippines, US; Year: 2016; Director: S Leo Chiang, Johnny Symons)
A documentary about the founding of Ladlad, the first political party in the Philippines to focus on equality for LGBT and disabled people.
Political Animals (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jonah Markowitz, Tracy Wares; Stars: Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, Christine Kehoe)
A documentary about four Californian lesbians who have fought for civil rights for over three decades.
Pride? (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Ashley Joiner)
A documentary about the history of Pride, its radical off-shoots and what the future of queer organising will be.
The Slippers (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Morgan White; Writer: Derek Lajeunesse, Morgan White)
A documentary exploring the fate of the ruby slippers from The Wizard Of Oz.
Southwest Of Salem: The Story Of The San Antonio Four (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Deborah Esquenazi)
Documentary about a trial that was infused with homophobic prejudice.
Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Mark Kenneth Woods, Michael Yerxa)
A lesson in Inuit history as queer Nunavut residents reclaim their roots and look to the future with pride.
The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jennifer M Kroot)
A documentary about the life and works of the famous writer.
Waiting For B (Country: Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: Paulo Cesar Toledo, Abigail Spindel; Writer: Paulo Cesar Toledo, Abigail Spindel; Stars: Charlles Angels, Gabriela Electra, Junnior Martins)
A crew of queer young Brazilian camp out two months in advance of Beyonce's big show.
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