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The 34th (Country: Ireland; Year: 2017; Director: Linda Cullen, Vanessa Gildea)
The battle to extend marriage equality to same-sex couples in Ireland is recounted in this moving documentary, which follows some of the key players in the movement. With a keen focus on the women of the story, in particular Katharine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan who brought the first challenge to court, this is a zesty portrait of what happens when love meets tireless determination.
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion And Disco) (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: James Crump; Writer: James Crump; Stars: Jessica Lange, Patti D'Arbanville, Grace Jones, Jerry Hall, Juan Ramos, Karl Lagerfeld, Joan Juliet Buck, Michael Chow, Tina Chow, Yves Saint Laurent, Grace Coddington, Pat Cleveland, Bill Cunningham, Jane Forth, Bob Colacello, Corey Tippin)
Documentary about the fashion illustrator.
Cherry Grove Stories (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Fisher)
Even before Stonewall, Cherry Grove and its beach houses on Fire Island were a haven for generations of gay men, lesbians and drag queens. Rare archive footage shows swishy young men in demi-drag, amateur theatricals and a host of drag queens. At a time when it was illegal in the USA for bars to serve homosexuals, there were wild parties, late night outdoor cruising, and hordes of beautiful young men and women out for a good time.
Dear Fredy (Country: Israel; Year: 2017; Director: Rubi Gat; Writer: Rubi Gat)
An inspiring documentary about a heroic gay Jewish sportsman who ended up in Auschwitz.
F.A.M.I.L.Y. (F.A.M.I.L.L.E.) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Jessica Champeaux; Writer: Jessica Champeaux)
The children of same sex parents are given a voice in a documentary investigating the concept of family.
Of Love And Law (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Hikaru Toda)
Two gay lawyers living in Osaka pioneer the first LGBTQ+ law firm in Japan.
Quiet Heroes (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jenny Mackenzie)
In Salt Lake City, Utah, the socially conservative religious monoculture complicated the AIDS crisis, where patients in the entire state and intermountain region relied on only one doctor. This is the story of her fight to save a maligned population everyone else seemed willing to just let die.
Rebels On Pointe (Country: US, UK, Japan, Canada, Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Bobbi Jo Hart; Writer: Bobbi Jo Hart)
Documentary film celebrating Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
Southern Pride (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Malcolm Ingram)
Documentary about two towns in Mississippi organising Pride events in Trump’s America.
Susanne Bartsch: On Top (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Anthony Caronna, Alexander Smith; Writer: Anthony Caronna, Alexander Smith; Stars: Susanne Bartsch, Susanne Bartsch)
A portrait of the fashionista and socialite who re-imagined the New York party scene in the 1980s.
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