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A Family Affair
rating:2.7

A Family Affair

2003Runtime:0 minutes
Dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker Rachel moves to San Diego, where her parents now live, in search of a new life and a new love. When her mother, who's adapted quite well to the laid-back California scene, wants to set Rachel up with a woman named Christine, Rachel refuses at first. But after relenting and meeting Christine, she finds herself in a real romance and that's when Rachel's old flame, Reggie, pops up unexpectedly.

Directed by:

  • Helen Lesnick
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Celestial Clockwork
    rating:2.7

    Celestial Clockwork

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Hoping to parlay her vocal talents into a career as an opera star, runaway bride Ana Mendoza (Ariadna Gil) boards a plane to Paris in this fanciful Cinderella tale. But when her envious new roommate Céleste (Arielle Dombasle) pulls every trick in the book to derail Ana's plans, her crusty voice coach, a tetchy lesbian shrink and a psychic gay waiter conspire to help Ana realize her dream. The cast also includes Evelyne Didi and Frédéric Longbois.

    Directed by:

  • Fina Torres
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Old Joy
    rating:2.7

    Old Joy

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When old friends Mark (Daniel London) and Kurt (Will Oldham) embark on a weekend camping trip in the Oregon Cascades, they find themselves exploring much more than nature in this meditation on friendship, memory and generational malaise. As the men journey deeper into the wilderness -- first losing, and then finding, their way -- they struggle to find common ground in the divergent paths they've chosen.

    Directed by:

  • Kelly Reichardt
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Saints and Sinners
    rating:2.7

    Saints and Sinners

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This moving documentary tracks the struggles of a New York gay couple, Edward DeBonis and Vincent Maniscalco, who have but one goal: to get married and be recognized by the Catholic Church. As the two seek to acknowledge their seven-year relationship while facing opposition to their union from those they know as well as complete strangers, their ordeal puts a heart-wrenching face on a hotly debated issue.

    Directed by:

  • Abigail Honor
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    By Hook or By Crook
    rating:2.7

    By Hook or By Crook

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Shy (Silas Howard), a small-town lesbian with big-time ideas, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime and along the way meets her match in Valentine (Harriet Dodge), a smart-mouthed adoptee who's searching for her birth mother. The two lonely grifters embark on a journey together through the skid-row streets of San Francisco and learn the true meaning of grace under pressure and the importance of friendship.

    Directed by:

  • Harriet Dodge
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Out of Hand
    rating:2.7

    Out of Hand

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Seeking to quell the boredom of their unremarkable adolescent lives, Sebastian and Paul (Sergej Moya and Ludwig Trepte) kidnap a beautiful woman (Elisabetta Rocchetti) and take her to a remote location where no one can hear her scream. But once they get her there, they have no idea what to do with her. With the woman locked in an abandoned factory and the boys' anger and frustration festering, the situation threatens to get seriously out of hand.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Urthaler
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Humpday
    rating:2.6

    Humpday

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After hanging out with some hedonistic acquaintances, best pals Andrew (Joshua Leonard) and Ben (Mark Duplass) find their friendship tested in strange new ways when a dare leads them to contemplate filming a live sex scene together for an amateur porn festival. As the shoot date looms, our heroes must contend with two major logistical difficulties: Ben's wife, Anna (Alycia Delmore); and their heterosexuality. The indie comedy screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Lynn Shelton
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    First Out: Vol. 2
    rating:2.6

    First Out: Vol. 2

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    A teacher who falls for a younger student, two lovers who discover they're sexually incompatible, and three friends who let a love triangle come between them are a few of the compelling characters you'll meet in this collection of gay short films. In other tales, two women living in a retirement community go wild for a "Sexy Grandpa," and two strangers on a train share an incredible experience in "Connected."

    Directed by:

  • Borga Dorter
  • Broderick Fox
  • Corey Ziemniak
  • Amy Taylor
  • Alexandra Steele
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Claire of the Moon
    rating:2.6

    Claire of the Moon

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In this sensual, provocative and deeply intimate film, notorious satirist Claire Jabrowski (Trisha Todd) meets Dr. Noel Benedict (Karen Trumbo), a dour sex therapist, at a women's retreat -- and despite their differences, the promiscuous Claire and the serious Noel find themselves passionately attracted to each other. Sparks fly as the two women clash at first, then reconcile and finally develop a romance that will change Claire's life forever.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Conn
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Fun in Girls' Shorts
    rating:2.6

    Fun in Girls' Shorts

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    This eclectic anthology from Frameline -- San Francisco's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival -- rounds up six of its best lesbian-themed shorts from America, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The lineup includes "Outside," helmed by Jenn Kao; "Airplanes," from Jen Heck; "Can You Take It? directed by Justine Morris; Carolina Roca-Smith's "Members Only"; "Hi Maya" by Claudia Lorenz; and "Hung" from director Guinevere Turner.

    Directed by:

  • Jenn Kao
  • Jen Heck
  • Justine Morris
  • Carolina Roca-Smith
  • Guinevere Turner
  • Claudia Lorenz
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Bump!: The Ultimate Gay Travel Companion: Gay Beach Escapes
    rating:2.6

    Bump!: The Ultimate Gay Travel Companion: Gay Beach Escapes

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Designed specifically for gay and lesbian travelers, this installment of "Bump!" takes you on a virtual tour of some of the world's most exotic beach locales, helping you plan your next vacation or romantic getaway with relative ease. Hosts Charlie David and Shannon McDonough are your guides to the gay-friendly Spanish beach town of Torremolinos, the charming coastal village of Paraty in Brazil and Mexico's vibrant Puerto Vallarta.

    Directed by:

  • Rowan Nielson
  • Michelle Mama
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Fatherhood Dreams
    rating:2.6

    Fatherhood Dreams

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    An insightful look at four gay men who are fathers, this documentary follows married partners Randy and Drew raising an adopted baby boy, Steve co-parenting two daughters with a lesbian couple and Scott working with a surrogate mother. In addition to recounting each individual's struggles against ignorance and fear to become a father, filmmaker Julia Ivanova explores their day-to-day experiences raising young children.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Ivanova
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Bar Girls
    rating:2.6

    Bar Girls

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Stood up yet again at Los Angeles' Girl Bar by her gorgeous but flaky girlfriend, successful TV cartoon writer Loretta (Nancy Allison Wolfe) fears she may never find her soul mate. But then in walks Rachael (Liza D'Agostino), an aspiring actress who more than catches Loretta's eye. They hit it off brilliantly, but when another woman starts flirting with Rachel, Loretta's jealousy flares up and their life together is threatened.

    Directed by:

  • Marita Giovanni
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    La Repetition
    rating:2.6

    La Repetition

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Emmanuelle Béart, Pascale Bussières and Dani Levy star in this heartbreaking film about a love that tears a friendship at the seams. Nathalie (Béart) and Louise (Bussières) have been friends for as long as they can remember, but Nathalie doesn't know just how much Louise adores her -- until one day, a tragedy tears them apart. When they reconnect years later, Louise's deep, dark obsession is rekindled.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Corsini
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Eden's Curve
    rating:2.6

    Eden's Curve

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Peter (Sam Levine) never expected college to be so rife with sexcapades, but that's what it is for him. Before long, he hooks up with his roommate, Joe (Trevor Lissauer), and his girlfriend, Bess (Amber Taylor), forming a strangely comfortable threesome. He also finds himself attracted to his frat brother William (Bryan Carroll), who may or may not return the sentiment. Even his professor (Julio Perillian) wants to bed him. Will the madness stop?

    Directed by:

  • Anne Misawa
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Change of Life
    rating:2.5

    Change of Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After his lesbian daughter kills herself on the air during his call-in radio show, stridently anti-gay pastor Gary Catell (Denny Dey) wakes up to discover that time has moved backward and that he has a second chance to save his girl. But this time around, Gary finds himself on the receiving end of the spite he himself so recently espoused. Amy McClung directs this provocative drama that co-stars Alexis Pelfrey and Vince Mollica.

    Directed by:

  • Amy McClung
  • rating:2.5 2.5 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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