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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.

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