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Breaking Fast Breaking Fast
Breaking Fast and Cowboys
Breaking Fast (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Mike Mosallam; Writer: Mike Mosallam; Stars: Veronica Cartwright, Michael Cassidy, Haaz Sleiman, Patrick Sabongui)
Mo, a practising Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan.
Cicada (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Matthew Fifer, Kieran Mulcare; Writer: Matthew Fifer; Stars: Sheldon D Brown, Matthew Fifer, Cobie Smulders)
A young man is forced to face past traumas when he embarks on a new relationship.
Cowboys (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Anna Kerrigan; Writer: Anna Kerrigan; Stars: Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Ann Dowd, Chris Coy, Bob Stephenson, Gary Farmer, Sasha Knight, Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Ann Dowd, Chris Coy, Bob Stephenson, Gary Farmer, Sasha Knight)
Troy and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from his conservative mother in the Montana wilderness, with a detective in hot pursuit.
Gossamer Folds (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Lisa Donato; Writer: Bridget Flanery; Stars: Jackson Robert Scott, Alexandra Grey, Sprague Grayden, Shane West)
In 1986, ten-year-old Tate is uprooted and unwillingly moved to the suburbs of Kansas City. As his parent's marriage unravels, Tate finds solace in the unlikely friendships of his next-door neighbours: a retired college professor and his transgender daughter, Gossamer.
Minyan (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Eric Steel; Writer: David Bezmozgis, Daniel Pearle, Eric Steel; Stars: Brooke Bloom, Ron Rifkin, Alex Hurt, Chinaza Uche, Zane Pais, Richard Topol, Samuel H. Levine, Chris Perfetti, Elizabeth Loyacano, Sacha Seberg, Christopher McCann, Amir Levy, Julie Zanata, Eli Rosen, Margolis Mark)
New York in the 1980s. Seventeen-year-old David, who is tentatively beginning to express his homosexuality in the East Village gay scene, gradually starts to question the strict rules of his Jewish community.
Tahara Tahara
Tahara and Cicada
Nora Highland (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Ryan Spahn; Writer: Ryan Spahn; Stars: Marin Ireland, Michael Hsu Rosen, Carlease Burke, Mallory Portnoy, Henry Jenkinson)
An exploration of the casting process surrounding an iconic and seminal gay character in a new Broadway revival.
The Obituary Of Tunde Johnson (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2019; Director: Ali LeRoi; Writer: Stanley kalu; Stars: Steven Silver, Spencer Neville, Nicola Peltz, David James Elliot)
A wealthy, Nigerian-American teen is pulled over by police, shot to death and immediately awakens, reliving the same day over and over, trapped in a terrifying time loop - forced to confront difficult truths about his life and himself.
Shiva Baby (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Emma Seligman; Writer: Emma Seligman; Stars: Rachel Sennott, Polly Draper, Molly Gordon, Danny Deferrari, Dianna Agron, Fred Melamed)
A college student's day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy arrives at the shiva she's attending with his accomplished wife and crying baby.
Tahara (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Olivia Peace; Writer: Jess Zeidman; Stars: Madeline Grey DeFreece, Rachel Sennott, Daniel Taveras, Bernadette Quigley)
A queer, coming of age drama set in Rochester, NY about an anxious teen girl who is manipulated into a romantic encounter with her best friend during the funeral service of their former Hebrew school classmate.

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