Bixa Travesty
A documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo.

D

A Deal With The Universe
The filmmaker documents 15 years of his life, including aspects of his transition and his subsequent pregnancy.
Dykes, Camera, Action!
A history of queer cinema told by women who had pivotal roles in its development.
A Fantastic Woman
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
Friend
When they fall in love, two girls from rival families must choose between being together and being safe.
The Gospel Of Eureka
Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief.
A Girl At My Door
A policewoman tries to help a young girl who is being abused by her violent stepdad.

I

Leitis In Waiting
The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their country.

M

The Misandrists
A radical female ‘army of lovers’ is preparing itself to fight for a world without men.
A Moment In The Reeds
Romance blossoms between a Finnish man and a Syrian immigrant.
My Brother The Devil
A pair of British Arab brothers trying to get by in gangland London learn the extraordinary courage it takes to be yourself.
Pulse
After a series of humiliations, a young disabled man looking for love decides to transition – but not in the manner you’d expect. Set in an alternative present in which medical procedures are drastically different, the question of what it means to change gender is complicated by the question of what it means to find love when you have a disabled body in an ableist world.

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Signature Move
The story of a young woman navigating her life between a mother who doesn’t really know her daughter and a burgeoning relationship that offers the possibility of real happiness.
Sidney And Friends
Scottish filmmaker Tristan Aitchison visited Kenya in 2013. A chance meeting with an activist revealed an underground network of intersex and trans people that wanted their voices heard.
Until Rainbow Dawn
After meeting at their Deaf school in Central Japan, Hana and Ayumi become close friends, and quickly fall in love. But when Hana comes out to her parents, they throw her out of the house

V

The Wizard Of Oz
Swept away to a magical land, young Dorothy sets out to find the wizard who can help her get home, meeting some unusual friends along the way. Out on IMAX reissue.
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