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Aids Diva: The Legend Of Connie Norman (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Dante Alencastre; Stars: Connie Norman)
Seizing her power as she confronts her mortality, trailblazing trans activist Connie Norman evolves as an irrepressible, challenging and soulful voice for the AIDS and queer communities of early Nineties Los Angeles.
Being Bebe (Country: US, Cameroon; Year: 2021; Director: Emily Branham; Stars: Nea Marshall Kudi)
A documentary about the incredible rise of the first ever winner of RuPaul's Drag Race: the legendary BeBe Zahara Benet.
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.
Bring Down The Walls (Country: US, Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Phil Collins)
Explores the prison industrial complex through the lens of house music and nightlife.
Caught (Caer) (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Nicola Mai; Writer: Nicola Mai, Liaam Winslet; Stars: Nayra Lee Berrios, Lorena Borjas, Mayra Colon, Jennifer Orellana Delgado)
A collaborative experimental documentary using fictional and nonfiction filmmaking methods to express the struggles for justice of transgender Latina women working in the NYC sex industry.
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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.
Make Me Famous (The Brezinski Project) (Country: Ireland; Year: 2021; Director: Brian Vincent; Stars: David McDermott, Marguerite Van Cook, James Romberger, Peter McGough, Frank Holliday, Claudia Summers)
A madcap romp through the 1980s NYC art scene amid the colorful career of painter, Edward Brezinski, hell-bent on making it.
Miguel's War (Country: Lebanon, Germany, Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Eliane Raheb; Writer: Eliane Raheb; Stars: Miguel Jleilaty)
A portrait of a gay man who confronts the ghosts of his past. After fleeing war and repression 37 years ago, Miguel returns to Lebanon where he traces hidden longings, unrequited love and tormenting feelings of guilt.
Raw! Uncut! Video! (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Alex Clausen, Ryan A White; Stars: Susie Bright, Darryl Carlton, Rick Castro, Susan Damante, Durk Dehner, Roger Earl)
A documentary chronicling the rise and fall of homegrown gay porn studio Palm Drive Video.
Rebel Dykes (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Harri Shanahan, Siân A Williams)
Documentary about the underground lesbian scene in London in the Eighties.
Sediments (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Adrian Silvestre; Writer: Adrian Silvestre; Stars: Alicia de Benito, Lena Brasas, Cristina Millán)
Just as the Earth is, our inner selves are made up of many layers that make up our identity and tell the story of our existence.
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