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Busy Inside (Country: Russia, US; Year: 2019; Director: Olga Lvoff)
The work of a therapist who specialises in Dissociative Identity Disorder ... and who has 17 personalities of her own.
Drag Ball (Country: UK; Year: 1981; Director: John Samson)
A documentary about one of the legendary drag balls at West London’s Porchester Hall.
For They Know Not What They Do (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Daniel G Karslake; Stars: Gene Robinson, Sarah McBride, Victor Febo, Sally McBride, Rob Robertson, David McBride, Harold Porcher, Coleen Porcher, Linda Robertson, Elliot Porcher, Annette Febo, Gene Robinson, Sarah McBride, Victor Febo, Sally McBride)
When the Supreme Court legalised marriage equality, the backlash by the religious right was swift, severe, and successful. Karslake's documentary looks at four faith-based families with LGBTQ children caught in the crosshairs of sexuality, identity, and scripture.
Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Posy Dixon)
After his 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies is re-discovered, a black trans musician recounts his life, from the lonely 1960s to the joy of witnessing the present.
La Leyenda Negra (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Patricia Vidal Delgado; Writer: Patricia Vidal Delgado; Stars: Monica Betancourt, Kailei Lopez, Irlanda Moreno, Maria Jose Fernandez, Sammy Flores, Justin Avila, Jessica Moore, Okey Onyiuke, Adamma Ebo, Ollie, John Dellaporta, Brett Calo, Daniel Abraham Stevens, Bertha Reynoso, Diego Reynoso Alleyne)
In Compton, a soon-to-be undocumented teenager fights for her right to stay in America while risking her family, her friendships, and her first love.
Our Dance Of Revolution (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Phillip Pike)
A documentary exploring how skilful organising created a cohesive Black LGBTIQ+ movement in Toronto.
Pier Kids (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Elegance Bratton; Stars: Anniyah Balenciaga, Cheetah Revlon, Desean Irby, Jusheem Casper Thorne, Krystal Labeija Dixon)
The stories of the queer and trans people of colour who built their lives around New York City's Christopher Street Pier .
Pride & Protest (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Blaise Singh)
A documentary about the modern face of protest.
Queering The Script (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Gabrielle Zilkha; Stars: Angelica Ross, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce, Ilene Chaiken, Lucy Lawless, Tanya Saracho)
A discussion of the sometimes inspiring yet often troubled history of queer female representation on television.
Queer Genius (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Chet Pancake; Writer: Chet Pancake)
A cutting edge look at the lives of five artists whose work has been instrumental in creating a bold queer aesthetic
Rescue The Fire (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Jasco Viefhues; Stars: Jürgen Baldiga)
A documentary that goes inside the archives of photographer Jürgen Baldiga, the gifted provocateur who laid bare his queer life and death.
Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club (Country: UK, Netherlands; Year: 2020; Director: Eammon Ashton-Atkinson)
In 1995, in a pub in King’s Cross, a group of friends discussed the idea of a gay rugby club. From that casual conversation, the first gay rugby team was born.
We Are The Radical Monarchs (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton)
An Oakland-based alternative to the Girl Guides, aimed specifically at girls of colour.

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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