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Passing Passing
Passing and Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music
A Distant Place (Jeong-mal Meon Got) (Year: 2020; Director: Park Kun-Young; Writer: Park Kun-Young; Stars: Kang Gil-woo, Hong Kyung, Lee Sang-hee, Ki Joo-bong)
A man who has retreated to the countryside find his delicate balance upset by the visit of an old friend.
Flee (Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway; Year: 2021; Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen; Writer: Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built.
Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: TJ Parsell; Writer: TJ Parsell; Stars: Bonnie Baker, Cidny Bullens, Dianne Davidson, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt)
This documentary explores a group of gay women songwriters who have successfully navigated the male dominated country music genre and have written number one hits for some of country music's greatest stars.
Madonna: Truth Or Dare (In Bed With Madonna) (Country: US; Year: 1991; Director: Alek Keshishian; Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Haris, Luis Camacho)
A documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.
Mayor Pete (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jesse Moss; Writer: Jeff Seymann Gilbert, Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss; Stars: Pete Buttigieg, Chasten Buttigieg)
An inside look at Pete Buttigieg's campaign to run for the US presidency.
Shortbus Shortbus
Shortbus and Potato Dreams Of America
Pariah (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Dee Rees; Writer: Dee Rees; Stars: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Kim Wayans, Charles Purnell, Sahra Mellesse), Official Site
A teenager juggles conflicting identities and endures heartbreak in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Passing (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Rebecca Hall; Writer: Rebecca Hall, Nella Larsen; Stars: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Alexander Skarsgård, Bill Camp)
Two African-American women who can "pass" as white choose to live on opposite sides of the colour line in 1929 New York in an exploration of racial and gender identity, performance, obsession and repression.
Potato Dreams Of America (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Wes Hurley; Writer: Wes Hurley; Stars: Marya Sea Kaminski, Dan Lauria, Tyler Bocock, Lea DeLaria, Sera Barbieri, Hersh Powers, Jonathan Bennett, Sophia Mitri Schloss, Cynthia Lauren Tewes, James Grixoni)
A true story about a gay boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother, and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the Nineties.
Shortbus (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: John Cameron Mitchell; Writer: John Cameron Mitchell and cast; Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker, Peter Stickles, Jay Brannan, Justin Bond)
An avant-garde examination of the diverse sexual experiences of a group of New Yorkers.

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