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Brief Story From The Green Planet Brief Story From The Green Planet
Brief Story From The Green Planet and Bit
All We've Got (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Alexis Clements; Writer: Alexis Clements, Ali Cotterill)
A personal exploration of LGBTQ women's communities, cultures, and social justice work through the lens of the physical spaces they create, from bars to bookstores to arts and political hubs.
The Archivettes (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Megan Rossman; Stars: Deborah Edel, Paula Grant, Maxine Wolfe, Shawnta Smith-Cruz, Colette Montoya-Sloan)
A documentary about the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.
Billie And Emma (Country: Philippines; Year: 2018; Director: Samantha Lee; Writer: Samantha Lee; Stars: Gabby Padilla, Zar Donato, Beauty Gonzalez, Cielo Aquino)
A pregnant teenage girl falls in love with the new girl in school.
Bit (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Brad Michael Elmore; Writer: Brad Michael Elmore; Stars: Diana Hopper, Zolee Griggs, Nicole Maines, MC Gainey)
A teenage girl on summer vacation in Los Angeles fights to survive after she falls in with four queer feminist vampires, who try to rid the city's streets of predatory men.
Brief Story From The Green Planet (Country: Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Santiago Loza; Writer: Santiago Loza)
When Tania finds out that her grandma has spent her final years in the caring company of a cute purple alien, she embarks on a journey through small-town Argentina with two close friends to deliver the creature back to its origins.
Markie In Milwaukee Markie In Milwaukee
Markie In Milwaukee and A Dog Barking At The Moon
Cubby (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Mark Blane, Ben Mankoff; Writer: Mark Blane, Ben Mankoff; Stars: Mark Blane, Patricia Richardson, Jeanine Serralles, Peter Y. Kim, Lucy DeVito, Joseph Seuffert, Matthew Shear)
Resorting to babysitting for an elite Brooklyn family, an awkward young man discovers hope and self-discipline through his friendship with a lonely six-year-old, and the adult superhero Leather-Man who is conjured from a psychedelic cupcake.
A Dog Barking At The Moon (Country: China, Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Lisa Zi Xiang; Writer: Lisa Zi Xiang; Stars: Naren Hua, Nan Ji, Naren Hua, Nan Ji)
A Chinese family saga, told in different periods of time, commencing with the wife’s discovery of her husband’s homosexuality.
Drag Kids (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Megan Wennberg; Stars: Nemis Quinn Mélançon Golden, Bracken Hanke, Dominique Hanke, Stephen Hirst, Megan Wennberg)
A documentary about four pre-teens who enjoy competing in drag pageants.
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life (Country: Germany, Israel; Year: 2018; Director: Tomer Heymann)
Behind the scenes with Israeli global gay-porn sensation and self-admitted mama’s boy Jonathan Agassi during his first eight years in the business.
Markie In Milwaukee (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Matt Kliegman)
A documentary about a midwestern trans woman who struggles with the prospect of de-transitioning under the pressures of her fundamentalist church, family and community.
Sell By Sell By
Sell By and Queen Of Lapa
Mr Leather (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Daniel Nolasco; Stars: Dom Barbubo, Dom PC)
Inside the lives of the five men vying for the title of Mr Leather Brazil 2018.
Queen Of Lapa (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Theodore Collatos, Carolina Monnerat; Stars: Luana Muniz, Luana Muniz)
A proud transgender sex worker since the age of 11, Luana Muniz, now 59, shapes a new reality in her 'hostel' by housing a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Queering The Script (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Gabrielle Zilkha; Stars: Angelica Ross, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce, Ilene Chaiken, Lucy Lawless, Tanya Saracho)
A discussion of the sometimes inspiring yet often troubled history of queer female representation on television.
Queer Japan (Country: Japan, US; Year: 2019; Director: Graham Kolbeins; Stars: Atsushi Matsuda, Aya Kamikawa, Chiga Ogawa, Fumino Sugiyama, Gengoroh Tagame, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Leslie Kee, Nogi Sumiko, Tomato Hatakeno, Vivienne Sato)
Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to live unconventional lives in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ culture in contemporary Japan.
Second Star On The Right (Segunda Estrella A La Derecha) (Year: 2019; Director: Ruth Caudeli; Writer: Ruth Caudeli, Silvia Varón; Stars: Silvia Varón, Ximena Rodríguez, Alejandra Lara, Tatiana Rentería, Diana Wiswell, Andrés Jiménez, Lorena Castellanos, Justin Vahala Gina Medina)
Unexpected unemployment and a friend's wedding force a thirtysomething woman to confront her dissatisfaction with her life.
Drag Kids Drag Kids
Drag Kids and Cubby
Sell By (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Mike Doyle; Writer: Mike Doyle; Stars: Michelle Buteau, Scott Evans, Augustus Prew, Zoe Chao, Colin Donnell, Patricia Clarkson, John Doman)
A couple find their relationship coming under strain while dealing with career issues and the tangled lives of their friends.
The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes Pailletes) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Cédric le Gallo, Maxime Govare; Writer: Romain Choay, Maxime Govare, Cédric Le Gallo; Stars: Alban Lenoir, David Baiot, Felix Martinez, Geofrey Couët, Michaël Abiteboul, Nicolas Gob, Pierre Samuel, Roland Menou, Romain Brau, Romain Lancry)
When a champion Olympic swimmer utters a homophobic slur on national television, he is forced to become the reluctant coach of the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and outrageous water polo team in training for the Gay Games in Croatia.
Siberia And Him (Country: Russia; Year: 2019; Director: Viatcheslav Kopturevskiy; Writer: Viatcheslav Kopturevskiy; Stars: Ilya Shubochkin, Anastasiya Voskresenskaya)
Two men have an affair in a remote Siberia.
Straight Up (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: James Sweeney; Stars: Betsy Brandt, James Sweeney, Katie Findlay, Randall Park)
A young man who has always identified as gay but has lots of insecurities around sex decides to try dating women to see if it suits him better.
Tu Me Manques (Country: Bolivia, US; Year: 2019; Director: Rodrigo Bello; Writer: Rodrigo Bello; Stars: Fernando Barbosa, Oscar Martinez, Rossy de Palma)
Following his son Gabriel’s death, Jorge travels from conservative Bolivia to New York City to confront Gabriel’s boyfriend Sebastian. While the two battle over Jorge’s inability to accept his son, Sebastian channels his grief into a bold new play in honour of his lost love.

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