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  • Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth

    Movie

    Directed by Jeanie Finlay • 2019 • United Kingdom
    Starring Freddy McConnell

    Freddy is thirty and yearns to start a family, but for him this ordinary desire comes with unique challenges: he is a gay transgender man. Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but nothing could pr...

  • My Own Private Idaho
    Movie + 6 extras

    My Own Private Idaho

    Movie + 6 extras

    Directed by Gus Van Sant • 1991 • United States
    Starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, William Richert

    River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and ...

  • I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing

    Movie

    Directed by Patricia Rozema • 1987 • Canada
    Starring Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald

    Structured around a video-recorded confession, this charming, whimsical story about a waifish daydreamer with artistic aspirations won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the 1987 Cannes Film Fest...

  • Keyboard Fantasies

    Movie

    Directed by Posy Dixon • 2021 • United States
    Starring Beverly Glenn-Copeland

    As a Black sci-fi obsessive living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released “Keyboard Fantasies” in Huntsville, Ontario, in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home-studio, the cassette featured...

  • Portrait of Jason

    Movie

    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1967 • United States
    Starring Jason Holliday

    On the night of December 2, 1966, Shirley Clarke and a tiny crew convened in her apartment at the Hotel Chelsea to make a film. For twelve straight hours, they filmed the one-and-only Jason Holliday as he spun tales, sang,...

  • Pier Kids
    Movie + 1 extra

    Pier Kids

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Elegance Bratton • 2019 • United States
    Starring Krystal Dixon, DeSean Irby, Jusheem Thorne

    Elegance Bratton’s powerfully empathetic documentary is an immersion into the lives of the homeless queer and transgender youth who have forged a community of their own on downtown Manhattan’s...

  • LGBTQ+ Shorts

    1 season

    Stories of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and the simple but radical, often dangerous act of just existing as a queer person are on display in these empathetic and innovative shorts, which reflect the wide spectrum of experiences that make up the LGBTQ+ rainbow.

  • Victor and Victoria

    Movie

    Directed by Reinhold Schünzel • 1933 • Germany
    Starring Renate Müller, Hermann Thimig, Hilde Hildebrand

    In this dazzling musical romance, a young woman (Renate Müller), unable to find work as a music-hall singer, partners with a down-and-out thespian (Hermann Thimig) to revamp her act. Pretendin...

  • Reluctantly Queer

    Movie

    Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu • 2016 • Ghana
    Starring Kwame Edwin Otu

    This epistolary short film invites us into the unsettled life of a young Ghanaian man struggling to reconcile his love for his mother with his queer identity amid the increased tensions incited by Ghana’s anti-LGBT politics. ...

  • Burroughs: The Movie
    Movie + 10 extras

    Burroughs: The Movie

    Movie + 10 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #789

    Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late dir...

  • Querelle
    Movie + 1 extra

    Querelle

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1982 • Germany
    Starring Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau

    Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s final film is a deliriously stylized tale of hothouse lust and simmering violence. Set amid an expressionistic soundstage vision of a French sea port, this da...

  • Mala Noche
    Movie + 2 extras

    Mala Noche

    Movie + 2 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #407

    With its low budget and lush black-and-white imagery, Gus Van Sant’s debut feature MALA NOCHE heralded an idiosyncratic, provocative new voice in American independent film. Set in Van Sant’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, the film evokes a world of transient wo...

  • Four Films by Michelle Parkerson

    1 season

    For Michelle Parkerson, filmmaking and activism are inextricably entwined. Using her camera to bring untold stories of Black and queer female identity to the screen as a producer and director, Parkerson has profiled trailblazing performers and activists such as influential jazz singer Betty Carte...

  • Audience

    Movie

    Directed by Barbara Hammer • 1982 • United States

    An incredible document of the LGBT film scene in the early 1980s (as well as artist Barbara Hammer’s off-the-charts charisma), AUDIENCE finds Hammer working in a more straightforward documentary mode than usual. Hammer interviews her largely lesb...

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Movie + 10 extras

    Directed by Paul Schrader • 1985 • Japan, United States

    Paul Schrader's visually stunning, collagelike portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony between s...

  • Love vs. the Law

    1 season

    An experimental short film and a prescient blackmail drama offer stirring indictments of a shameful time in British history when the law forbade homosexuality.

  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    Movie + 4 extras

    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1972 • West Germany
    Starring Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake

    In the early 1970s, Rainer Werner Fassbinder discovered the American melodramas of Douglas Sirk and was inspired by them to begin working in a new, more intensely emotional regi...

  • Queersighted: Class Acts

    1 season

    Like any facet of human identity, queerness is inextricably linked to matters of class, race, and socioeconomic status. It’s impossible to truly reckon with our sexuality without acknowledging this intersectional reality. In this latest edition of Queersighted—an ongoing series that takes a look ...

  • Original Cast Album: “Company”

    Movie + 6 extras

    Directed by D. A. Pennebaker • 1970 • United States
    Starring Stephen Sondheim, Elaine Stritch, Donna McKechnie

    This legendary, long-unavailable documentary from Direct Cinema pioneer D. A. Pennebaker captures the behind-the-scenes drama that went into the making of a classic Broadway recording. ...

  • Blood Below the Skin

    Movie

    Directed by Jennifer Reeder • 2015 • Canada
    Starring Kelsey Ashby-Middleton, Morgan S. Reesh, Marissa Castillo

    Countdown to prom night is actually countdown to irreversible change for three girls. While two of them fall in love with each other against all expectations, the third is forced to mot...

  • THE SALT MINES and THE TRANSFORMATION

    1 season

    Released the same year as PARIS IS BURNING, Susana Aikin and Carlos Aparicio’s extraordinary documentary THE SALT MINES focuses on three homeless Lantinx trans women living in a parking lot of old garbage trucks on Manhattan’s West Side. Aikin and Aparicio document the daily life and hardships fa...

  • The Gospel of Eureka

    Movie

    Directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher • 2018 • United States

    Welcome to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a one-of-a-kind oasis in the Ozarks where Christian piety rubs shoulders with a thriving queer community. Narrated with homespun humor by Mx Justin Vivian Bond, this lushly photographed docu...

  • Charlatan

    Movie

    Directed by Agnieszka Holland • 2020 • Czech Republic, Poland
    Starring Josef Trojan, Ivan Trojan, Juraj Loj

    Few true stories tread the thin line between good and evil as precariously as that of Jan Mikolášek, a Czech herbal healer whose great success masked the grimmest of secrets. Mikolášek (Iv...

  • Stud Life

    Movie

    Directed by Campbell X • 2012 • United Kingdom
    Starring T’Nia Miller, Kyle Treslove, Robyn Kerr

    The rare slice-of-life film to center the experiences of a Black butch lesbian, the debut feature from Campbell X focuses on JJ (T’Nia Miller), a lesbian stud, and her white gay “pretty boy” best frie...