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Julia Scotti: Funny That Way Julia Scotti: Funny That Way
Julia Scotti: Funny That Way and Always Amber
Ahead Of The Curve (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow; Stars: Franco Stevens, Melissa Etheridge, Jewelle Gomez, Lea Delaria)
With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. Years later, learning that it will fold within the year, she questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community.
Always Amber (Country: Sweden; Year: 2020; Director: Hannah Reinikainen Bergeman, Lia Hietala; Writer: Lia Hietala)
Documentary about youngsters with fluid identities.
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.
The Flashpoint (Punkt Zapalny) (Country: Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Wojtek Jankowski)
An eerie snapshot of rising right-wing bigotry in Poland, this galvanising documentary examines the symbolic meaning of rainbows and public art.
If It Were Love (Si c’était de l’amour) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Patric Chiha; Stars: Philip Berlin, Marine Chesnais, Kerstin Daley-Baradel, Sylvain Decloitre, Sophie Demeyer, Vincent Dupuy, Massimo Fusco, Núria Guiu, Rehin Hollant, Georges Labbat, Oskar Landström, Theo Livesey, Louise Perming, Katya Petrowick, Anja Röttgerkamp)
Documentary charting the creation and performance of Gisèle Vienne’s dance piece Crowd.
Killing Patient Zero Killing Patient Zero
Killing Patient Zero and The Flashpoint
Julia Scotti: Funny That Way (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Susan Sandler; Stars: Julia Scotti)
Documentary tracking Julia’s comeback, the rough life on the comedy circuit, and the return of her children after a 15-year estrangement.
Keith Haring: Street Art Boy (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Ben Anthony)
The story of the artist and activist in his own words.
Kelet (Country: Finland; Year: 2020; Director: Susani Mahadura; Writer: Susani Mahadura; Stars: Kelet, Lola, Ofimja, Amanda, Max)
Kelet is a young Somali trans woman who dreams of becoming a Vogue model. Leaving her family in Manchester to return to her childhood home in Finland, she draws on the support of her friends in the Vogue community to immerse herself in Helsinki's glamour.
Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Posy Dixon)
After his 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies is re-discovered, a black trans musician recounts his life, from the lonely 1960s to the joy of witnessing the present.
Killing Patient Zero (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Laurie Lynd; Writer: Laurie Lynd)
The story of the man wrongly identified as patient zero in the AIDS virus crisis.
Making Sweet Tea (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: John L Jackson, Nora Gross)
Six black gay men in North Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia and Washington DC explain how to make the perfect cup of sweet tea.
Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: John Carluccio; Writer: Tracy E Hopkins; Stars: Debbie Allen, Elise Neal, Chita Rivera, Mel Johnson Jr., Shaun Baker, Maurice Hines, Charles Randolph-Wright, Mercedes Ellington, Zachary Hines, Debbie Allen, Elise Neal, Chita Rivera, Mel Johnson Jr., Shaun Baker, Maurice Hines)
Consideration of the life and career of the song-and-dance man.
Your Mother's Comfort (Aconchego da tua Mãe) (Country: US, Brazil; Year: 2020; Director: Adam Golub)
With the impending election of an extreme-right wing president in Brazil, trans activist and politician Indianara Siqueira fights to defend the LGBT homeless shelter she founded called CasaNem.
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