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Days
rating:3.0

Days

2001Runtime:0 minutes
Claudio (Thomas Trabacchi), an HIV-positive gay man, lives a regimented life filled with medications and lulled by a relationship with a long-term boyfriend (Davide Bechini). When Claudio meets HIV-negative Andrea (Riccardo Salerno), the two men embark on a love affair that knows no bounds. Laura Muscardin directs this poignant drama that explores Claudio's journey as he's torn between desire and obligation.

Directed by:

  • Laura Muscardin
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Keillers Park
    rating:3.0

    Keillers Park

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Shortly before his wedding, Peter (Mårten Klingberg) meets the intriguing Nassim (Pjotr Giro) and falls in love. Abandoning his familiar life in a quest to express his sexuality, Peter finds his newfound freedom jeopardized when he becomes a prime suspect in Nassim's murder. Inspired by true-life events, Swedish director Susanna Edwards's bittersweet film co-stars Karin Bergquist and Roberto Jelinek.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna Edwards
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Zus & Zo
    rating:2.9

    Zus & Zo

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This lively comedy from the Netherlands (nominated for an Oscar in 2003) tells the story of three sisters whose gay brother, Nino, decides to marry a woman so he can inherit the family's beloved summer retreat, Paraiso, on the Portuguese coast. Determined to save the hotel for themselves, the sisters will stop at nothing to sabotage the engagement and keep their would-be sister-in-law from coming into possession of the home.

    Directed by:

  • Paula van der Oest
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Everything Relative
    rating:2.9

    Everything Relative

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Reunited for a special occasion, a group of women friends -- both gay and straight -- relive their memories of their college days during the 1970s, rekindle faded friendships and ignite new romances. During their weekend in the country the friends trace the changes they've undergone in the last 20 years -- a journey that's bound to open old wounds and perhaps heal them. Monica Bell stars.

    Directed by:

  • Sharon Pollack
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Shake It All About
    rating:2.9

    Shake It All About

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Jacob and Jorgen are a longstanding gay couple. After Jacob finally proposes to an overjoyed Jorgen, something entirely unexpected happens in this offbeat comedy: At a party, Jorgen kisses a woman ... and that woman is Jacob's sister-in-law.

    Directed by:

  • Hella Joof
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Einstein of Sex
    rating:2.9

    The Einstein of Sex

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Long before the Stonewall Riots, Masters and Johnson or even the Kinsey Report, there was Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a gay German Jew living in 19th century Berlin. Now, Rosa von Praunheim, the firebrand of German cinema, presents a compelling account of the doctor who founded the first gay political group in 1897 and established the first medical practice for gays, the renowned Institute on Sexual Science, which thrived until Nazi oppression.

    Directed by:

  • Rosa von Praunheim
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Waiting for the Moon
    rating:2.9

    Waiting for the Moon

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this erudite biopic provides a fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Gertrude Stein (Linda Bassett) and Alice B. Toklas (Linda Hunt). During the summer in which the film takes place, Alice attends to an ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier (Bernadette Lafont), Guillaume Apollinaire (Jacque Boudet) and others; and Hemingway (Bruce McGill) pays a call.

    Directed by:

  • Jill Godmilow
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
    rating:2.9

    I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Loony but lovable klutz Polly (Sheila McCarthy) lands a job in an upscale art gallery. In a major gaffe, she hangs a piece of art she mistakenly credits to her boss, Gabrielle (Paule Baillargeon), but which really was created by Gabrielle's lover, Mary (Ann-Marie MacDonald). And when she develops an inconvenient crush on Gabrielle, Polly's troubles begin to multiple faster than dabs of paint on a Jackson Pollock canvas.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    All About Love
    rating:2.9

    All About Love

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    After more than a decade apart, ex-lovers Anita (Vivian Chow) and Macy (Sandra Ng) reunite unexpectedly, and learn they still share a mutual passion. But there's one -- or rather, two -- big hurdles: the babies they're carrying in their pregnant bellies. William Chan and Eddie Cheung co-star as the fathers-to-be in this Hong Kong romance about uncommon complications and commitment from director Ann Hui.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    F**king Different São Paulo
    rating:2.9

    F**king Different São Paulo

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Eleven filmmakers from São Paulo, Brazil, unleash a vibrant mix of voices in the fourth installment of producer Kristian Petersen's conceptual short-film series, which gives gay and lesbian filmmakers free reign to tell untold stories. Selections include Gustavo Vinagre's "Dykeland," about an all-girl rock band; Ricky Mastro's "Felizes Para Sempre," about a surprisingly happy marriage; and Joana Galvão's animated "Um Olhar."

    Directed by:

  • Monica Palazzo
  • Ricky Mastro
  • Max Julien
  • Sabrina Greve
  • Rodrigo Diaz Diaz
  • Elzemann Neves
  • Gustavo Vinagre
  • Herman Barck
  • Luciana Lemos
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    On the Downlow
    rating:2.8

    On the Downlow

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this fascinating 2007 documentary, experimental filmmaker Abigail Child and cinematographer Arthur Jafa shadow four African-American males who are living dichotomous sexual lifestyles in Cleveland. Tending to their sexual needs "on the downlow" while maintaining a veneer of being straight, these conflicted men are ultimately forced to confront the realities of their sexual choices and the subsequent effects on their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Abigail Child
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Girls on Film 2
    rating:2.8

    Girls on Film 2

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Lesbian filmmakers explore themes of love and acceptance in this sampling of shorts from Power Up, which promotes the work of gay women in the media. In "D.E.B.S.," schoolgirls are trained to become elite crime fighters. "Give or Take an Inch" features siblings accepting their sister's impending sex-change operation. In "Fly Cherry," a young girl befriends an outcast. "Gay Propaganda" presents scenes from film classics remade with gay characters.

    Directed by:

  • Angela Robinson
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Late Bloomers
    rating:2.8

    Late Bloomers

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    At a suburban Texas high school, Dinah (Connie Nelson), a geometry teacher and basketball coach, and Carly (Dee Hennigan), a principal's assistant and wife of an algebra teacher, lip lock during basketball practice and soon find themselves in the midst of a passionate affair. But when word gets out, the ensuing scandal rocks the foundations of their pious community.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Dyer
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Venus Boyz
    rating:2.8

    Venus Boyz

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Meet a group of women who explore their masculine sides as "drag kings" in this offbeat documentary. Using a legendary Drag King Night in New York as a starting point, we follow some of the women into their lives, whether their drag persona is an identity they assume part-time or full-time. Drag kings in London and Zurich are also interviewed, including some who are experimenting with hormones to accelerate their masculinity.

    Directed by:

  • Gabrielle Baur
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    She Likes Girls 2
    rating:2.8

    She Likes Girls 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This collection of lesbian short films offers thought-provoking dramas and lighthearted comedies that will touch and entertain viewers. The stories explore universal themes such as love, family and identity from a uniquely lesbian perspective. Some of the standouts include "Peace Talk," which deals with childhood crushes; "High Heels on Wheels," which explores women's roller derby; and "Such Great Joy," about a young woman trying to come out.

    Directed by:

  • Abbe Robinson
  • Amber Sharp
  • Isold Uggadottir
  • Jennifer Malmquist
  • Michelle Kramer
  • Nicola Marsh
  • Tina Mabry
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    November Moon
    rating:2.8

    November Moon

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    To escape the escalating Nazi threat in her native Germany, young Jew November Messing (Gabriele Osburg) finds sanctuary and love with a daring mademoiselle. November is taken in by a Parisian family. The brother and sister of the household develop amorous feelings for November -- who falls for the mademoiselle, Férial (Christiane Millet). When the Germans occupy the city, Férial takes enormous personal risks to shield her lover from the Nazis.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra von Grote
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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