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Disintegration Loops and Moffie
Being Thunder (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Stephanie Lamorre)
A a two-spirit genderqueer teenager from the Narragansett tribe in Rhode Island, explores what it means to be a queer Indigenous person in a world bound by binary gender roles.
Beyto (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2020; Director: Gitta Gsell; Writer: Gitta Gsell, based on the book by Yusuf Yesilöz; Stars: Burak Ates, Dimitri Stapfer, Ecem Aydin, Beren Tuna)
Talented swimmer, motivated apprentice : Beyto is in the midst of life, with a bright future ahead of him.But when the only son of a Turkish migrant family falls in love with his coach Mike, an ideal world falls to pieces.
Boy Meets Boy (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Daniel Sanchez Lopez; Writer: Daniel Sanchez Lopez, Hannah Renton; Stars: Matthew James Morrison, Alexandros Koutsoulis)
A brief encounter in a Berlin nightclub changes the course of two lives.
Disintegration Loops (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: David Wexler; Writer: David Wexler; Stars: William Basinski)
A documentary about music, 9/11 and Covid-19.
Drag Invasion (Country: Peru; Year: 2020; Director: Alberto Castro; Stars: Tany de la Riva, Georgia Hart)
A documentary about what happened when RuPaul's Drag Race arrived in Lima, Peru.
Sweetheart Sweetheart
Sweetheart and Leading Ladies
Everything At Once (Todo A La Vez (La Mirada De Paco Y Manolo)) (Country: Chile, Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Alberto Fuguet; Writer: Alberto Fuguet; Stars: Paco Moyano, Manolo Rodríguez, Francesc Mulet)
A film essay about two Catalan photographers from the outskirts of Barcelona, who have been together for 30 years.
Genderation (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Monika Treut; Writer: Monika Treut; Stars: Annie Sprinkle, Stafford, Beth Stephens, Sandy Stone, Susan Stryker, Max Wolf Valerio, Annie Sprinkle, Stafford, Beth Stephens, Sandy Stone, Susan Stryker, Max Wolf Valerio)
Twenty years after Gendernauts, Monika Treut seeks out the pioneers of the transgender movement back then to find out how their lives and their activism have evolved, how they have grown into their identities and how their energy continues to have an impact today.
Great Poetry (Country: Russia; Year: 2019; Director: Aleksandr Lungin; Writer: Aleksandr Lungin, Sergey Osipyan; Stars: Sevastian Bugaev, Aleksey Filimonov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Sevastian Bugaev, Aleksey Filimonov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov)
Two cash collectors decide the only poetic move they can make is to rob a bank.
Instructions For Survival (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze; Writer: Yana Ugrekhelidze)
Alexander's transgender identity means he is obliged to lead a life of secrecy in his home country.
I Carry You With Me (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2020; Director: Heidi Ewing; Writer: Heidi Ewing, Alan Page; Stars: Armando Espitia, Christian Vazquez, Michelle Rodríguez, Ángeles Cruz, Raúl Briones, Arcelia Ramírez, Pascacio López, Michelle González, Luis Alberti, Yael Tadeo, Nery Arredondo, Alexia Morales, Alberto Trujillo, Armando Espitia, Christian Vazquez)
An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.
Instructions For Survival Instructions For Survival
Instructions For Survival and Boy Meets Boy
Kapana (Country: Namibia; Year: 2020; Director: Philippe Talavera; Writer: Senga Brockerhoff, Mikiros Garoes; Stars: Adriano Visagie, Simon Hanga, Felicity Celento, Elize de Wee, Dawie Engelbrecht, Mikiros Garoes, Foreversun Haiduwah)
In Namibia, a country where sodomy is still a crime and gay relationships are stigmatized against, two lives intersect: George and Simeon. Two secrets. One unlikely meeting in a bar.
Leading Ladies (Country: Colombia; Year: 2021; Director: Ruth Caudeli; Stars: Diana Wiswell, Silvia Varón, Ana María Cuellar, Marcella Robledo, Ana María Otálora)
A reflection on how different perspectives and memories affect one group of queer women.
Love, Spells And All That (Ask, Buyu Vs) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2019; Director: Ümit Ünal; Writer: Ümit Ünal; Stars: Ece Dizdar, Selen Uçer, Aysenil Samlioglu)
After not having seen each other for 20 years, two women are reunited on the small Turkish island where, as teenagers, they first fell in love.
Moffie (Country: South Africa, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Oliver Hermanus; Writer: Oliver Hermanus, Jack Sidey; Stars: Matt Ashwell, Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Hilton Pelser, Shaun Chad Smit, Stefan Vermaak, Matthew Vey, Matt Ashwell, Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Hilton Pelser, Shaun Chad Smit, Stefan Vermaak, Matthew Vey)
Drama following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.
My First Summer (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Katie Found; Writer: Katie Found; Stars: Arthur Angel, Markella Kavenagh, Steve Mouzakis, Maiah Stewardson)
A bereaved girl left along on a remote family estate falls in love with a local girl as they hide away from the adult world.
Poppy Field Poppy Field
Poppy Field and Being Thunder
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.
A Sexplanation (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Alex Liu; Writer: Alex Liu, Leonardo Neri; Stars: Alex Liu, Laurie Betito, Kristen Gilbert, Donal Godfrey, Barry Komisaruk)
To right the wrongs of his all-American sex education, a 36-year-old goes on a quest to uncover naked truths and hard facts - no matter how awkward it gets.
Sweetheart (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Marley Morrison; Writer: Marley Morrison; Stars: Nell Barlow, Sophia Di Martino, Ella-Rae Smith, Jo Hartley, Samuel Anderson, Steffan Cennydd)
A socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a chlorine smelling, sun-loving lifeguard.
Two (Shtaim) (Country: Israel; Year: 2020; Director: Astar Elkayam; Writer: Astar Elkayam; Stars: Mor Polanuer, Naama Preis, Hadas Kalderon)
Two married and loving women decide to have a child. Together they dare to dream of starting a family, confident that their love will overcome any obstacle along the way.
Walk With Me (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Isabel del Rosal; Writer: Isabel del Rosal; Stars: Devin Dunne Cannon, Bridget Barkan, Catrina Ganey, Daniel Fox)
A young mother leaves her husband to find her footing in the world. As she finds her way, she stumbles into unexpected love with another woman.

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