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Baldiga – Unlocked Heart (Baldiga – Entsichertes Herz) (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Markus Stein; Stars: Birgit Baldiga, Jürgen Baldiga, Bernd Boßmann, Timo Lewandovsky, Ulf Reimer)
Using diary excerpts, photographs and memories from companions, the film paints the portrait of the artist Jürgen Baldiga.
Calls From Moscow (Llamadas Desde Moscú) (Country: Cuba, Germany, Norway; Year: 2023; Director: Luis Alejandro Yero; Stars: Dariel Diaz, Daryl Acuña, Eldis Botta)
Four Cuban exiles find themselves in Moscow one day before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Code Of Fear (Country: Germany, Norway; Year: 2023; Director: Appolain Siewe)
Triggered by the recent death of a Cameroonian activist, Siewe travels home to initiate conversations within his community regarding homosexuality. From the offset, Siewe’s family ostracises him and he finds himself confronted with the steep cost of African allyship.
Commitment To Life (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jeffrey Schwarz; Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Jewel Thais-Williams, David Geffen, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks)
Against a rich Hollywood backdrop, this film documents the true story of the fight against HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles - and how an intrepid group of people living with HIV/AIDS, doctors, movie stars, studio moguls and activists changed the course of the epidemic.
Days Of Happiness (Les Jours Heureux) (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Chloé Robichaud; Writer: Chloé Robichaud; Stars: Sophie Desmarais, Vincent Leclerc, Yves Jacques, Christian Paul, Sylvain Marcel, Geneviève Alarie, Nour Belkhiria)
A talented conductor is confounded by the influence of her father and her agent, preventing her from striking a healthy balance between her career and her romantic relationship with a young cellist and her son.
Commitment To Life Commitment To Life
Commitment To Life and Stories Of Our Lives
Desire Lines (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Jules Rosskam; Writer: Nate Gualtieri; Stars: Theo Germaine, Aden Hakimi, Grant Carriker, Larry Dane, Chevon Dortch, Mike Geraghty, Emilie Modaff, Brandon Rivera, Emj Saab, Steve Silver, Diego Torrado)
Past and present collide when an Iranian American trans man time-travels through an LGBTQ+ archive on a dizzying and erotic quest to unravel his own sexual desires.
Don't Ever Stop (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Stuart Pollitt)
The story of legendary DJ and record producer Tony de Vit, who changed many lives with his music, most famously at Trade nightclub.
Heavy Snow (Pok-seol) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Yun Su-ik; Writer: Yun Su-ik; Stars: Han So-hee, Han Hae-in)
Two teenagers form a connection on the sandy beaches of Gangneung – a place they continuously return to in order to find each other.
Hidden Master: The Legacy Of George Platt Lynes (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Sam Shahid; Writer: Sam Shahid, Matthew Kraus, John MacConnell; Stars: George Platt Lynes)
George Platt Lynes began his career photographing celebrities, and it's those portraits along with his extravagant fashion work that he's best remembered for today. However, George's heart, his passion, and his greatest talent lay elsewhere: in his work with the male nude. This work, sensuous and radically explicit for its time, has only recently begun being fully discovered and appreciated for the revolution that it represents — a man capturing his fantasies as a gift, a window to a future his camera saw coming before anyone else.
India’s 1st Best Trans Model Agency (Country: UK, India, Norway; Year: 2023; Director: Ila Mehrotra; Stars: Rudrani Chettri)
A group of visionary hijra in Delhi form a modelling agency to bring the traditional third gender into the 21st century.
Orlando, My Political Biography Orlando, My Political Biography
Orlando, My Political Biography and Desire Lines
Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Carlos López Estrada, Zac Manuel; Stars: Lil Nas X)
A documentary following rapper Lil Nas X as he embarks on his first live tour.
Merchant Ivory (Director: Stephen Soucy)
Story of the producing duo.
Orlando, My Political Biography (Orlando, ma biographie politique) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Paul B Preciado; Writer: Paul B Preciado; Stars: Paul B Preciado)
Docufiction interpretation of Virginia Woolf's novel.
Reas (Country: Argentina, Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2023; Director: Lola Arias; Stars: Yoseli Arias, Ignacio Amador Rodriguez, Estefy Harcastle)
A group of prison inmates re-enact their lives and sentences, balancing memories with fantasy.
Studio One Forever (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Marc Saltarelli; Stars: Chita Rivera, Bruce Vilanch, Thelma Houston, Lance Bass)
The story of America's iconic gay disco and its relationship with LGBTQ+ history.
Stories Of Our Lives (Country: Kenya; Year: 2014; Director: Jim Chuchu; Writer: Jim Chuchu; Stars: Kelly Gichohi, Tim Mutungi, Paul Ogola, Mugambi Nthiga, Rose Njenga)
A collection of stories about LGBT life in Kenya.
Toll (Pedágio) (Country: Brazil, Portugal; Year: 2022; Director: Carolina Markowicz; Writer: Carolina Markowicz; Stars: Maeve Jinkings, Thomas Aquino, Isac Graça, Caio Macedo, Aline Marta Maia, Kauan Alvarenga)
Suellen, a toll booth attendant, realises she can use her job to raise some extra money illegally. But this is only for a noble cause: to send her son to an expensive gay conversion workshop led by a renowned foreign priest.
Unspoken (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jeremy Borison; Writer: Jeremy Borison; Stars: Charlie Korman, Michael Zapesotsky, Katherine Kamhi)
A closeted Orthodox Jewish teen, discovers his grandfather might have loved another man, prompting a journey towards self-discovery.
We Forgot To Break Up (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Karen Knox; Writer: Noel Baker, Pat K Mills, Zoe Whittall; Stars: Lane Webber, Daniel Gravelle, June Laporte)
A trans musician is caught in a love triangle with his bandmates as they rise to fame in 2000s Toronto.
We Were Dangerous (Country: New Zealand/Aotearoa; Year: 2024; Director: Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu; Writer: Maddie Dai, Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu; Stars: Rima Te Wiata, Erana James, Nathalie Morris, Manaia Hall)
Three friends attend an institution for delinquent girls on an isolated island In 1950s New Zealand. The trio rail against the system, finding strength in their bond. This is challenged when the school’s matron divides them.
You Promised Me The Sea (L’Air De La Mer Rend Libre) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Nadir Moknèche, Naïla Guiguet, Michael Barnes; Writer: Nadir Moknèche, Naïla Guiguet, Michael Barnes; Stars: Youssouf Abi-Ayad, Kenza Fortas, Saadia Bentaïeb)
A bride and groom in an arranged marriage are forced to confront the implications of his secret sex life.

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