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Colors Of Tobi (Country: Hungary; Year: 2021; Director: Alexa Bakony)
There is a tiny village in Hungary, where Éva and her family live. Her 16-year-old child recently came out as transgender and lives by his chosen name of Tobi. After the initial shock, the whole family comes together to support him, but Éva is mourning for the daughter she thought she had.
Cowboys (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Anna Kerrigan; Writer: Anna Kerrigan; Stars: Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Ann Dowd, Chris Coy, Bob Stephenson, Gary Farmer, Sasha Knight, Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Ann Dowd, Chris Coy, Bob Stephenson, Gary Farmer, Sasha Knight)
Troy and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from his conservative mother in the Montana wilderness, with a detective in hot pursuit.
La Dosis (The Dose) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2020; Director: Martin Kraut; Writer: Martin Kraut; Stars: Carlos Portaluppi, Ignacio Rogers, Lorena Vega)
Marcos is an experienced nurse. He works in the night shift of a provincial private clinic. He is applied and professional but has a secret: in some extreme cases he applies euthanasia. Then he meets a handsome young nurse who kills patients on a whim.
I Am Samuel (Country: Kenya, Canada, UK, US; Year: 2020; Director: Peter Murimi; Writer: Ricardo Acosta, Peter Murimi)
An intimate portrait of a gay Kenyan man balancing pressures of family loyalty, love, and safety and questioning the concept of conflicting identities.
Jump Darling (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Phil Connell; Writer: Phil Connell, Genevieve Scott; Stars: Cloris Leachman, Linda Kash, Jayne Eastwood, Thomas Duplessie)
A rookie drag queen, reeling from a break-up, escapes to the country, where he finds his grandmother in steep decline yet desperate to avoid the local nursing home.
No Ordinary Man (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt; Writer: Aisling Chin-Yee, Amos Mac; Stars: Billy Tipton, Billy Tipton)
The story American jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the sensationalistic story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. Now that history gets re-interrogated by trans artists as they try to reimagine Tipton’s life through acts of performance, reclaiming him as a trans icon.
The Obituary Of Tunde Johnson (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2019; Director: Ali LeRoi; Writer: Stanley kalu; Stars: Steven Silver, Spencer Neville, Nicola Peltz, David James Elliot)
A wealthy, Nigerian-American teen is pulled over by police, shot to death and immediately awakens, reliving the same day over and over, trapped in a terrifying time loop - forced to confront difficult truths about his life and himself.
Valentina (Country: Brazil; Year: 2020; Director: Cássio Pereira dos Santos; Writer: Cássio Pereira dos Santos; Stars: Thiessa Woinbackk, Guta Stresser, Rômulo Braga)
A trans girl and her mother move to a new town in order to start fresh, but quickly face dilemmas when the local high school needs a second parental signature for enrollment.
Well Rounded (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Shana Myara; Stars: Jenny Ellison, Ivory, Lydia Okello, Candy Palmater)
A documentary about fatphobia and a celebration of fat bodies.

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