Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2018
A Fantastic Woman A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman and Friend
Alifu The Prince/ss (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2017; Director: Yu-Lin Wang; Writer: Hui-Ling Chen, Hua-Chien Hsu; Stars: Utjung Tjakivalid, Yi-lan Chao, Pong Fong Wu, Angie Wang, Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen, Jen-Shuo Cheng)
A set of intersecting queer Taiwanese stories about love, identity and loss, centred around Alifu, who is selected to succeed her father as the head of her tribe, but hasn't yet come out to her family as trans.
Beautiful Thing (Country: UK; Year: 1996; Director: Hettie Macdonald; Writer: Jonathan Harvey; Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson)
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbour, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
Bixa Travesty (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla; Writer: Claudia Priscilla, Linn da Quebrada; Stars: Linn da Quebrada, Jup do Bairro, Liniker)
A documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo.
Buddies (Country: US; Year: 1985; Director: Arthur J Bressan Jr; Writer: Arthur J Bressan Jr; Stars: Geoff Edholm, Damon Hairston, Joyce Korn, Billy Lux, David Rose, Libby Saines, David Schachter, Susan Schneider, Tracy Vivat, Geoff Edholm, Damon Hairston, Joyce Korn, Billy Lux, David Rose, Libby Saines)
First film to deal with the AIDS crisis tells the story of a man who becomes a voluntary 'buddy' for an AIDS patient and finds their relationship changing
A Deal With The Universe (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Jason Barker; Writer: Jason Barker)
The filmmaker documents 15 years of his life, including aspects of his transition and his subsequent pregnancy.
Bixa Travesty Bixa Travesty
Bixa Travesty and Dykes, Camera, Action!
Dykes, Camera, Action! (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Caroline Berler; Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Cheryl Dunye, Su Friedrich, Jenni Olson, B Ruby Rich, Yoruba Richen, Sarah Schulman)
A history of queer cinema told by women who had pivotal roles in its development.
Extravaganza (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Matthew Baren)
Feel the shade, live the fantasy. A new documentary about the Shanghai drag scene.
A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (Country: Chile, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Sebastián Lelio; Writer: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza; Stars: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Amparo Noguera)
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
Friend (Rafiki) (Country: Kenya, South Africa; Year: 2018; Director: Wanuri Kahiu; Writer: Jenna Cato Bass, Wanuri Kahiu; Stars: Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi, Patricia Kihoro)
When they fall in love, two girls from rival families must choose between being together and being safe.
Free Cece (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jacqueline Gares; Stars: Laverne Cox, Cece McDonald)
A documentary about the case of Cece McDonald, a trans woman jailed after the stabbing of one of a group of men who abused her.
Signature Move Signature Move
Signature Move and My Brother The Devil
The Gospel Of Eureka (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri; Writer: Donal Mosher; Stars: Justin Vivian Bond)
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 (Dohee-ya) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: July Jung; Writer: July Jung; Stars: Doona Bae, Hie-jin Jang, Sae-ron Kim, Seong-kun Mun, Sae-Byeok Song)
A policewoman tries to help a young girl who is being abused by her violent stepdad.
Hustler White (Country: Germany, Canada; Year: 1996; Director: Rick Castro, Bruce La Bruce; Writer: Bruce La Bruce, Rick Castro; Stars: Tony Ward, Bruce La Bruce, Kevin P Scott)
Reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen's old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry.
Leitis In Waiting (Country: Tonga, US; Director: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson; Stars: Joey Joleen Mataele)
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.
Light In The Water (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Lis Bartlett; Writer: Lis Bartlett, James Cude; Stars: James Ballard, Charlie Bartel, Mauro Bordovsky)
A documentary about the history of the West Hollywood Swim Club, registered in 1982 as the first openly gay masters swim and water polo club.
A Moment In The Reeds A Moment In The Reeds
A Moment In The Reeds and A Girl At My Door
The Misandrists (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Bruce La Bruce; Writer: Bruce La Bruce; Stars: Susanne Sachße, Viva Ruiz, Kembra Pfahler, Caprice Crawford, Grete Gehrke, Kita Updike, Victoire Laly, Olivia Kundisch, Lina Bembe, Til Schindler, Dominik Hermanns)
A radical female ‘army of lovers’ is preparing itself to fight for a world without men.
A Moment In The Reeds (Tämä hetki kaislikossa) (Country: UK, Finland; Year: 2017; Director: Mikko Makela; Writer: Mikko Makela; Stars: Janne Puustinen, Boodi Kabbani, Mika Melender, Virpi Rautsiala)
Romance blossoms between a Finnish man and a Syrian immigrant.
Mr Gay Syria (Country: Turkey, Germany, Malta, France; Year: 2017; Director: Ayse Toprak; Writer: Ayse Toprak)
A documentary about two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives.
My Brother The Devil (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Sally El Hosaini; Writer: Sally El Hosaini, Aymen Hamdouchi; Stars: James Floyd, Fady Elsayed, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elarica Gallacher, Nasser Memarzia, Letitia Wright, Nicola Harrison, Ashley Bashy Thomas, Anthony Welsh, Frieda Thiel, Arnold Oceng, Aymen Hamdouchi, Malachi Kirby, Leemore Marrett Jr., Michael-Joel David Stuart)
A pair of British Arab brothers trying to get by in gangland London learn the extraordinary courage it takes to be yourself.
Nitrate Kisses (Country: US; Year: 1992; Director: Barbara Hammer; Stars: Jerre, Maria, Ruth)
A film visually structured around four couples making love and narratively structured around four chapters in lesbian life.
The Wizard Of Oz The Wizard Of Oz
The Wizard Of Oz and Wild Nights With Emily
Outitude (Outitude: The Irish Lesbian Community) (Country: Ireland; Year: 2018; Director: Sonya Mulligan)
A documentary delving into the lives of rural and urban lesbians, poets, writers, activists, self-professed bar dykes, and queer and curious women.
The Owls (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Cheryl Dunye; Writer: Cheryl Dunye, Sarah Schulman; Stars: Deak Evgenikos, Guinevere Turner, VS Brodie)
Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities - but their guilt and long-kept, dark secret will come back to haunt them.
Pink Excavation (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Natasha Lall; Stars: Mina Baird, Junie Latte)
A pseudo-documentary set in 2518 and exploring the preservation of queer histories in Glasgow.
Pulse (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Stevie Cruz-Martin; Writer: Daniel Monks; Stars: Daniel Monks, Caroline Brazier, Scott Lee)
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.
She Must Be Seeing Things (Year: 1987; Director: Sheila McLaughlin; Stars: Sheila Dabney, Lois Weaver)
An attorney becomes convinced that her filmmaker girlfriend is having a secret affair with a man.
Signature Move (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jennifer Reeder; Writer: Fawzia Mirza, Lisa Donato; Stars: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez)
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.
Shakedown (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Leilah Weinraub; Writer: Leilah Weinraub; Stars: Egypt, Jazmyne, Junior, Mahogany, Slow-Wine)
The story of the legendary underground lesbian club in Los Angeles.
Sidney And Friends (Country: UK, Kenya; Year: 2017; Director: Tristan Aitchison; Stars: Awuor Onyango, Charles Ouda, Michael Daviot)
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.
The Story Of The Stone (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2018; Director: Starr Wu; Writer: Starr Wu)
A queering of a tale from classical Chinese literature, thoroughly modernised and relocated to the midst of Taipei's gay community.
Tomorrow Never Knows (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Adam Sekuler; Writer: Shar Jones, Cynthia Vitale)
The uncomfortable reality of death is faced by Shar and Cynthia who, upon Shar’s diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer’s, make a brave and difficult decision: she will undertake a conscious death, fully experiencing the end of her life.
Until Rainbow Dawn (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Mika Imai)
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
White Rabbit (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Daryl Wein; Writer: Vivian Bang, Daryl Wein; Stars: Vivian Bang, Nico Evers-Swindell, Nana Ghana, Tracy Hazas, Elizabeth Sung)
A dramatic comedy following a Korean American performance artist who struggles to be authentically heard and seen through her multiple identities in modern Los Angeles.
The Wizard Of Oz (Country: US; Year: 1939; Director: Victor Fleming; Writer: Noel Langley, based on the book by L Frank Baum; Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Pat Walshe, Clara Blandick)
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.
Wild Nights With Emily (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Madeleine Olnek; Writer: Madeleine Olnek; Stars: Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan, Kevin Seal, Dana Melanie, Sasha Frolova, Lisa Haas, Marc Alan Austen, Darren Lee Campbell, Stacey Alyse Cohen, Lee Eaton, Elizabeth Everett, Nick Fisher)
The story of Emily Dickinson's off-hours.
The Wild Search (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Shine Louise Houston; Stars: Georgia Mann, Papi Coxx, Rozen DeBowe)
Documentary filmmaker Georgia Mann explores the streets of San Francisco in search of raw and compelling lesbian sex.
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