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  • 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. ...

  • Happy Together
    Movie + 3 extras

    Happy Together

    Movie + 3 extras

    Directed by Wong Kar Wai • 1997 • Hong Kong
    Starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing

    One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Leslie Cheun...

  • In a Year of 13 Moons

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1978 • West Germany
    Starring Volker Spengler, Ingrid Caven, Gottfried John

    This heartrendingly compassionate tragedy from Rainer Werner Fassbinder traces the final days in the life of Elvira (Volker Spengler), a transgender woman spurned by her former lover...

  • Inspired by Marlon Riggs

    1 season

    In 1994, Marlon Riggs died from AIDS at the tragically young age of thirty-seven. Riggs’s untimely passing robbed the world of an artist of uncommon vision and empathy, but not of his work’s ability to galvanize and inspire future generations. This program comprises a selection of stylistically a...

  • 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...

  • Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

    Movie

    Directed by Denis Côté • 2013 • Canada
    Starring Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marc-André Grondin

    A lonely bus stop, a trumpet-playing scout, and a woman who refuses to pay him anything for his off-tune performance—this dryly humorous opening sets the tone for a dark, surreal lesbian lo...

  • 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...

  • Lovers in Arms

    1 season

    Two visions of love and longing among military men unfold amid lush, senses-stunning landscapes in these ravishing cinematic hallucinations. An island overrun by hydrangeas whose rich purple color seems to drip from each frame is the dreamily apocalyptic setting for a romance between two soldiers...

  • Je tu il elle
    Movie + 1 extra

    Je tu il elle

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1975 • France

    In her provocative first feature, Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless young woman who leaves self-imposed isolation to embark on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend. With its famous real-time c...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Victim
    Movie + 1 extra

    Victim

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Basil Dearden • 1961 • United Kingdom

    An extraordinary performance by Dirk Bogarde grounds this intense, sobering indictment of early-sixties social intolerance and sexual puritanism. Bogarde plays Melville Farr, a married barrister who is one of a large group of closeted London men ...

  • Jubilee
    Movie + 1 extra

    Jubilee

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Derek Jarman • 1978 • United Kingdom
    Starring Jenny Runacre, Little Nell, Toyah Willcox

    When Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future, she’s transported 400 years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fa...

  • A Special Day
    Movie + 3 extras

    A Special Day

    Movie + 3 extras

    Directed by Ettore Scola • 1977 • Italy
    Starring Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni

    Italian cinema dream team Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are cast against glamorous type and deliver two of the finest performances of their careers in this moving, quietly subversive drama from Ettore Sco...

  • Homoerotic for the Holidays

    1 season

    Queer love and desire smolder behind bars in these unconventional holiday tales. Harry Lighton’s expectation-defying short WREN BOYS spins off in increasingly surprising directions as it unravels the relationships between an incarcerated man, his boyfriend on the outside, and an Irish Catholic pr...

  • 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. ...

  • 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.

  • Desert Hearts
    Movie + 7 extras

    Desert Hearts

    Movie + 7 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #902

    Donna Deitch's swooning and sensual first narrative feature, DESERT HEARTS, was groundbreaking upon its release in 1985: a love story about two women, made entirely independently, on a shoestring budget, by a woman. In this 1959-set film, adapted from a belove...

  • Weekend
    Movie + 7 extras

    Weekend

    Movie + 7 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #622

    This sensual, remarkably observed, beautifully acted wonder is the breakout feature from British writer-director-editor Andrew Haigh. Rarely has a film been as honest about sexuality—in both depiction and discussion—as this tale of a one-night stand that devel...

  • The Times of Harvey Milk

    Movie + 16 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #557

    A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the wo...

  • Shakedown

    Movie

    Directed by Leilah Weinraub • 2018 • United States

    Charting the eight-year run of Shakedown, a peripatetic black lesbian strip club in Los Angeles, director Leilah Weinraub attempts “to portray the before and after of a utopic moment.” Weinraub presents a world unto itself, shaped by the desires...

  • Telling Mom

    1 season

    Two young gay men come out to find love and acceptance from their fiercely protective mothers in these tender coming-of-age tales. Based on his own experiences growing up first behind the Iron Curtain and then in a fundamentalist Christian household in America, Wes Hurley’s inspiring documentary ...