Directed by André Téchiné 116 min | 2016 | France | Not Rated Damien and Thomas attend the same grammar school class. They cannot stand each other and whenever verbal insults fail to do enough damage they take a swing at each other. Damien’s mother Marianne is a country doctor and his father a military pilot on a tour of duty abroad. Thomas is of Maghrebi descent and is the adopted son of a farming family living on a remote…Find out more »
A documentary about the life of the Australian costume designer and three time Oscar winner Orry-Kelly.
Official Selection: 2015 Toronto International Film FestivalFind out more »
Marina and Federica have been together for five years now. They share the same apartment, bed, and face cream, laugh and fight together, and yet they are not sure if they are a couple.
Winner: David di Donatello Awards 2016—Best ActressFind out more »
A feature documentary about three gay Palestinian friends who confront their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv.
Official Selection: 2015 Arab Film Festival, 2016 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, 2016 Boston Palestine Film Festival, 2016 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film FestivalFind out more »
Explore the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.
Winner: Best Documentary—2016 Qfest New Jersey, Best Documentary—2016 Wicked Queer BostonMAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated black trans* elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans* women of color for more than 40 years. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall rebellion, survivor of Attica Correctional Facility, a former sex worker, a community leader, and human rights activist. In her community, she is known simply as Mama.
The film is much more than a biographical documentary. It launches an investigation into the industrial prison complex and the civil rights battle for incarcerated trans* women. It takes a historical look into 40-plus years of LGBT experiences. This is the history of a community’s struggle and resilience. It is the personalized vision of a powerful, charismatic force that is Miss Major.
“I am still fucking here” becomes a mantra echoed throughout this film. The list of lives touched by Miss Major grows every day… and so do the strength and pride of the community she has spent her life fighting for.
Winner: Best Documentary—2016 Qfest New Jersey, Best Documentary—2016 Wicked Queer BostonFind out more »
Director Howard Brookner died of AIDS-related complications in NYC in 1989 while in post-production on his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work was buried for 30 years in William S. Burroughs’s bunker until his nephew Aaron unearthed his uncle's story and the memory of everything he was.
Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Berlinale 2016Find out more »
Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders provides intimate portraits of 11 trans luminaries, including Laverne Cox, Kylar Broadus, Caroline Cossey, Bamby Salcedo, and Caitlyn Jenner.
Official Selection: Frameline40Find out more »
Post-film Q&A with filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez (Fire).
Compiled of six short films submitted by an open call for submissions, this is the first Damn These Heels shorts program.Find out more »
Post-film Q&A with Gia Marie Love, a community activist and member of the underground Ballroom and Kiki Scene.
A cinematic journey into the NYC Kiki Scene, a “society within a society” created and governed by LGBTQ youth.
Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Presented in partnership with Sundance InstituteFind out more »
For an aimless young woman searching for direction in rural Pennsylvania, the only path appears to be enlisting in the Army, but before deployment she falls for a married woman and begins to lose sight of what's most important to her.
Official Selection: 2016 Tribeca Film FestivalFind out more »
An East Coast teenager and aspiring special-effects makeup artist struggles with both his sexuality and his fear of his macho father, in this imaginative twist on the coming-of-age tale.
Winner: Best Canadian Feature—2015 Toronto International Film FestivalFind out more »