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GENDER & SEXUALITY COLLECTION
 
From a transcontinental love affair in a digital age in SEARCHING 4 SANDEEP, to the sensitive male to female transition portrait in Gemini Award-winning GIRL INSIDE, or the remarkable portrayal of Japanese women who live their lives as men in Kim Longinotto’s SHINJUKU BOYS, this extraordinary collection of films offers unique, insightful, and important titles for anyone seeking to better understand gender issues today. Also includes the powerful BOY I AM, THE LOST TRIBE, and more.

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Boy I Am
A film by Sam Feder & Julie Hollar

An important exploration of issues rarely touched upon by most films portraying female-to-male (FTM) transgender experiences, this feature-length documentary sets itself apart from other recent films on this topic. Tackling the resistance of some women in feminist and lesbian communities who view FTM transitioning as at best a "trend" or at worst an anti-feminist act that taps into male privilege, this groundbreaking film opens up a dialog between the lesbian, feminist, and transgender communities while also promoting understanding of transgender issues for general audiences. More

Seattle L&G F F, Audience Favorite Doc Feature

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A Boy Named Sue
A film by Julie Wyman

Julie Wyman's compelling documentary chronicles the transformation of a transsexual named Theo from a woman to a man over the course of six years. The film successfully captures Theo's physiological and psychological changes during the process, as well as their effects on his lesbian lover and community of close friends. Taking full advantage of the unlimited access she received into an extraordinarily personal process, Wyman carefully composes a moving story about gender identity, relationships, and how even things that seem permanent can change. More


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Deep Run
A film by Hillevi Loven, Produced by Chris Talbott and Samara Levenstein

Executive produced by Susan Sarandon, DEEP RUN is a powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Exiled by her family and rejected by an ex-partner, 17-year-old Spazz has no one to lean on for support. But when Spazz falls in love again and summons up the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed trans-man, his candid humor and steadfast, all-inclusive Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily. More

Outfest Film Festival, Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent
Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, Best Documentary

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Girl Inside
A film by Maya Gallus. Produced by Justine Pimlott and Maya Gallus

Following 26-year-old Madison during a crucial three years of her transition from male to female, GIRL INSIDE is a beautiful film that tracks her emotional, intellectual and spiritual journey of self-discovery that is as important as – if not more than – the physical journey of hormones and surgery. Sharing the spotlight is Vivien, Madison’s glamorous 80-year-old grandmother, who has taken on the job of advising her on all things feminine. While Vivien's attempts to school Madison in old-fashioned codes of fashion and behavior are often hilarious, the juxtaposition of two vastly different experiences of womanhood, from very different generations, raises profound issues about the nature of gender, femininity and sexuality. More

Gemini Award, Best Direction in a Documentary Program

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Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution
A film by Myriam Fougère



A parallel, lesbian-feminist revolution was born out of the women’s and civil rights movements of the 60’s and 70’s. Filmmaker Myriam Fougère’s takes us on a road trip through the United States and Canada as she revisits the activists of the time who sparked this revolution to define their own culture. As active second-wave feminists, many lesbian women began to recognize that their sexual identity was not acknowledged or embraced by the traditional women’s movement. These artists, musicians, philosophers, and writers sought to establish communities centered exclusively on women where patriarchy simply did not exist. More

Amsterdam Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize, Winner of the Van Gogh Award
Side by Side Film Festival Moscow, Winner, Audience Award

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Lives: Visible/Leftovers
Two films by Michelle Citron



LIVES: VISIBLE (2017, 35 mins): Lesbians in a box… two thousand private snapshots hidden away for over fifty years reveal the rich history of Chicago’s working class butch/fem life in the pre-Stonewall era. Spanning four decades, from the 1930s to the early 1970s, the snapshots provide a rare look at a vanished and vibrant Lesbian culture: images of lovers and friends as they played, posed, serially switched partners, worked, partied, drank, and aged. Now we all take selfies; these women used a Brownie camera to tell the story of their community. LIVES: VISIBLE explores the ephemeral nature of culture and the power of the images we make. More


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Orchids: My Intersex Adventure
A film by Phoebe Hart

Gen X filmmaker Phoebe Hart always knew she was different growing up – but she didn’t know why. This award-winning documentary traces Phoebe’s voyage of self-discovery as an intersex person, a group of conditions formerly termed hermaphroditism. Learning only in her teens that she was born with 46XY (male) chromosomes, Hart now seeks to understand her own story and the stories of others affected by this complex and often shameful syndrome. More

Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards, Best Documentary Under 1 Hour
Honolulu Film Festival, Winner, Gold Kahuna Award

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Outlaw
A film by Alisa Lebow

Leslie Feinberg, a self-identified "gender outlaw" who has spent much of zir life passing as a man, speaks with passion and intelligence about zir experiences in this video manifesto. Raw and confrontational, this film asks its audience to examine their assumptions about the "nature" of gender and calls for more sensitivity and awareness of the human rights and the dignity of transgendered people. Feinberg is the author of STONE BUTCH BLUES (Firebrand), an account of a working-class lesbian who passes as a man. More


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The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen
A film by Jennifer Abod

An inspiring film by award winning documentary filmmaker Jennifer Abod, PhD (THE EDGE OF EACH OTHER’S BATTLES: THE VISION OF AUDRE LORDE). More

Runner Up, Jury Award, Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Documentary Film, Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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Regarding Susan Sontag
A film by Nancy Kates



REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Endlessly curious, passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. This beautifully constructed documentary tracks Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words as read by Patricia Clarkson. More

Tribeca Film Festival, Winner Special Jury Prize
FOCAL International Award, Best Use of Archival Footage in an Arts Program

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The Revival: Women and the Word
A film by Sekiya Dorsett



THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen their community is enriched by insightful interviews with leading Black feminist thinkers and historians, including Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Nikki Finney, and Alexis Deveaux. As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, as well as the unique identity challenges they face encompassing gender, race, and sexuality. More


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The Same Difference
A film by Nneka Onuorah

THE SAME DIFFERENCE is a compelling documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians based on gender roles. Director Nneka Onuorah takes an in-depth look at the internalized hetero-normative gender roles that have become all too familiar within the African American lesbian and bisexual community. Onuorah shows how these behaviors reproduce the homophobic oppression and masculine privilege of the straight world, while looking for solutions in compelling discussions with community members. Self-identified studs—and the women who love them—discuss hypocrisy in terms of gender roles, performative expectations, and the silent disciplining that occurs between community members. More

Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature, NewFest LGBT Film Festival



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