Director, John F Lincoln II
A very good-looking Jack is always looking for hook-ups, until he meets his match with physical challenges.
irector, Andy Valentine
This is a story about family, both made and found. When their foster child reunites with his birth mother, husbands Thomas and Oscar deal with the loss in very different ways. Oscar’s acting career finally picks up, taking him out of state for filming for months at a time. Meanwhile, Thomas finds himself at home alone, dealing with his new world full of change and loss.
1:00 PM - Everything Under the Rainbow Shorts Program
Directors, Emerson Collins and Del Shores
Joel and Rafi are in what seems to be a standard romantic comedy. What do you do when you find yourself alone in an elevator with your gym crush? Is this real life or just one guy’s fantasy?
Director, Maren Lavelle
WENDY is about a quiet but imaginative eighth grader who attempts to find the courage to approach her secret crush while working on a production of Romeo & Juliet.
Director, Manahar Kumar
Innovative ideas fail as a philosophy professor finds the courage to tell his wife a hidden secret before their 5th anniversary.
Director, Jake Graf
When Tess learns of her estranged father’s death, she travels to the funeral hoping for nothing more than some closure and the chance to meet the woman who stole him from her. Immediately blindsided by the revelation that her father was a transgender woman.
Director, Augustus Hinton
Ted, a closeted, gay high school boy, imagines literally fighting his way out of an encounter with bullies at a track meet.
Directors, Lane Michael Stanley & Rebecca Marquardt
A gay cis woman's father is surprisingly happy when she brings her transmascboyfriend home - but she soon realizes he's only happy because she's in a straight-passing relationship. .
Directors, Daniel Sousa, Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer
A valiant island warrior, wounded in battle against foreign invaders, falls into a mysterious underwater world. Everything changes when the octopus who rescues him transforms into a handsome young man.
Director, Alexandra Greenspan
Kirby is a trans man in his mid-twenties. During his early months on testosterone, he still has his period. At the convenience store to pick up tampons, he meets Phoebe; the sociable cashier. She is surprised and intrigued at the scene she perceives: a man secure enough to buy tampons for his girlfriend? But if he tells Phoebe the truth, how will she react?
Director, Andrea Maxwell
This hilarious comedy zeroes in on the moment Nana Dara has avoided for 40 years. It's 1970 and she invites her stepdaughters, Edna (who goes by "Eddie" and wears men's suits) and gin-soaked, bible thumper Miss Debbie, to her trailer for the great reveal: she is a lesbian.
Director, Mike Syers
Urvashi Vaid, an outspoken immigrant, lesbian and woman of color was an LGBTQ+ superhero who believed in human rights for all people and helped shape the modern-day gay rights movement. Her vision for the movement serves as a roadmap of initiatives & tools for generations of activist as they face the anti-LGBTQ+ backlash. Her life in Provincetown, Massachusetts and decades-long relationship with partner Kate Clinton inspired her call to action to achieve equality by creating
Director, Gussy Sakula-Barry
What's it like starting a family when you're both transgender? This intimate film follows Hannah and Jake Graf on a journey through prejudice and surrogacy to birth during lockdown. They shine a light on some of the challenges - and joys - they faced as a transgender couple hoping to start a family.
5:00 PM-Queer Cinema Classic Program
Director, Cheryl Dunye
The wry, incisive debut feature by Cheryl Dunye (1996) gave cinema something bracingly new and groundbreaking: a vibrant representation of Black lesbian identity by a Black lesbian filmmaker. Dunye stars as Cheryl, a video-store clerk and aspiring director whose interest in forgotten Black actresses leads her to investigate an obscure 1930s performer known as the Watermelon Woman.
Director, Tom Gustafson
Ride along on a surreal, glittery musical romance, all set to the hits of the iconic, Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls. Serious musician Doom (Alan Cammish) and free-spirited circus kid Glitter (Filipino musical superstar Alex Diaz) start a budding summer relationship filled with camping trips, late-night conversations, and plenty of song and dance.
Director, Aleksei Borovikov
With his wedding to Carlos approaching, Tony, a young immigrant to the US, invited his conservative elder sister to the ceremony - a fateful decision that forces Tony to choose between his family and his happiness.
Director, Oliver Peyon
This powerful and emotional romance/drama centers on a middle-aged man who, when visiting his childhood town, is flooded with memories of first gay love. Celebrated novelist Stéphane Belcourt travels to his hometown after over 30 years. There, he meets Lucas, the son of Thomas, his secret teenage love. Lucas, inquisitive for information on his now deceased father, sets off turbulent emotions in the writer as his mind is flooded with memories of Thomas.
Director, Ethan Roberts
The morning after hooking up, two recent college grads wrestle with their feelings for each other while a strange and inexplicable phenomenon creeps up in the background.
Director, Marc Saltarelli
Studio One was more than just a disco; it was a mecca for gay men looking for identity in a world that saw them as outcasts. Its adjoining nightclub, The Backlot, merged the gay community with the Hollywood elite for the first time. From 1974-1993 it became the center of nightlife in West Hollywood and the staging ground for the rise of the LGBT rights movement and the fight against the AIDS crisis. camping trips, late-night conversations, and plenty of song and dance.