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Aids Diva: The Legend Of Connie Norman (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Dante Alencastre; Stars: Connie Norman)
Seizing her power as she confronts her mortality, trailblazing trans activist Connie Norman evolves as an irrepressible, challenging and soulful voice for the AIDS and queer communities of early Nineties Los Angeles.
Cured (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Patrick Sammon, Bennett Singer; Writer: Patrick Sammon, Bennett Singer)
A look at the campaign behind the American Psychiatric Association's 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses.
Enfant Terrible (Country: Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Oskar Roehler; Writer: Klaus Richter, Oskar Roehler; Stars: Oliver Masucci, Hary Prinz, Katja Riemann, Felix Hellmann, Anton Rattinger, Erdal Yildiz, Markus Hering, Michael Klammer, Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Jochen Schropp, Lucas Gregorowicz, Simon Böer, Antoine Monot Jr., Désirée Nick, Michael Ostrowski)
A portrait of Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Mama Gloria (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Luchina Fisher; Writer: Luchina Fisher; Stars: Gloria Allen)
A 73-year-old black trans woman reflects on her life and the history she has lived through.
Poppy Field (Country: Romania; Year: 2020; Director: Eugen Jebeleanu; Writer: Ioana Moraru; Stars: Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandru Potocean, Radouan Leflahi, Cendana Trifan, Ionut Niculae, Alex Calin, Rolando Matsangos, George Pistereanu, Florin Caracala, Ela Ionescu, Mihaela Sirbu, Valentina Zaharia, Gabriel Rauta, Stefan Huluba, Bogdan Nechifor)
The struggle of a closeted young genderme.
PS Burn This Letter Please (P.S. Burn This Letter Please) (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera; Writer: Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera)
A box found in an abandoned storage unit unearths a time capsule of correspondences from a forgotten era: the underground drag scene in 1950s New York City.
Rebel Dykes (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Harri Shanahan, Sian Williams)
A documentary about lesbian London in the Eighties.
Tove (Country: Finland, Sweden; Year: 2020; Director: Zaida Bergroth; Writer: Eeva Putro; Stars: Alma Pöysti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney, Joanna Haartti, Kajsa Ernst)
A dramatisation of the life of Moomins creator Tove Jansson.

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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Glasgow Short Film Festival
The second online edition of the popular festival


South by Southwest
SXSW is running online for 2021

New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema
Gallic film celebration

Berlin International Film Festival
European red carpet event

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