Films

54: The Director's Cut  54: The Director's Cut  R
Mark Christopher
US / 1998 / Color / 106mins

17 years after its initial release in 1998, “54” has been newly restored and re-edited to include 34 minutes of never before seen footage. Set against the backdrop of Studio 54's party lifestyle that made the club infamous in the 70s, the Director's Cut explores in greater depth a love triangle between the bartender Shane, the coat check girl Anita and the busboy Greg. The movie bombed in 1998, but the additional “gay” footage establishes 54 as a cult gay classic which more accurately reflects the realities of the club and the mores of our times now. Ensemble cast starring Ryan Phillippe, Mike Meyers and Salma Hayek.

Everlasting love  Everlasting love  R
Marçal Forés
Spain / 2015 / Color / 69mins

What does a hot, silver-haired teacher do after class? He makes his usual excursion into the forest to hunt for another sexy man, of course. What does he do when he encounters a student of his in the forest, watching him with lusty eyes? He invites him to bed, of course. And what does the student do when the teacher refuses to see him again after a torrid night of sexual lessons? Well, that’s the terrifying part. The story of Carlos the teacher and Toni the student brings to mind another suspenseful thriller, "Stranger by the Lake."

Alive!  Alive!  R
HIV / Gay
Vincent Boujon
France / 2014 / Color / 81mins

In this compelling documentary, five HIV-positive gay men spend a week preparing for their first solo parachute jump. The camaraderie inspired by the rigorous training and team-building exercises encourages the men to share their feelings about being seropositive: their reactions to finding out, their thoughts about ongoing treatments, and the ways they negotiate relationships with men who are not positive. "Alive!" reminds us all of the value of life and of living it to the fullest.

Frangipani  Frangipani  PG
Visakesa Chandrasekaram
Sri Lanka / 2014 / Color / 90mins

Sarasi is a young woman of a certain age ripe for arranged marriage, but she has eyes on her childhood friend Chamath. They befriend an outsider named Nalin who has come to work in the village. The two men’s relationship quickly develops to closeted love. Needing to find a husband soon but not getting an answer out of Chamath, Sarasi turns her focus toward Nalin. At the same time, Chamath wants a stable relationship with Nalin, but Nalin has his dreams to pursue. “Frangipani” is the first feature film of Sri Lanka to depict a gay relationship in the country where same-sex intercourse is punishable by law.

Nomansland  Nomansland  PG
Karsten Geisnæs
Denmark / 2013 / Color / 35mins

Christian, who just lost his lover Lasse, faces the terrible challenge of moving on. A tale of love and pain in the Danish gay underground.

My Fair Wedding  My Fair Wedding  P
JANG Hee-sun
South Korea / 2014 / Color / 94mins

What is extraordinary is that Kim Jho Gwang-soo and Dave Kim's wedding is the first of its kind in a country that does not recognize same-sex marriages. Romantically involved since 2004, they document the plans for their wedding and the big event itself. Just like every other couple, they are overwhelmed with the guest list, decisions on the proper outfits, and rehearsals for the song and dance routine. But, unlike their heterosexual counterparts, they must face plenty of opposition from the conservatives protesting the wedding. This documentary is an engaging diary on coming out, loving openly, and living proudly.

Beautiful Something  Beautiful Something  R
Joseph Graham
US / 2015 / Color / 92mins

One night under a full moon in Philadelphia, the lives of four men intersect through euphoric sex and desperate emptiness. Brian is an award-winning poet whose ink appears to have dried up. A beautiful aspiring actor, Jim finds drama in every crevice of his life; Bob is a talent agent trying to connect the past with the present; and Drew is a renowned artist who seems to be in love more with a sculpture than his lover and muse.

Boulevard  Boulevard  PG
帝托·蒙迪爾 Dito Montiel
US / 2014 / Color / 88mins

Nolan Mack is married. He has a respectable job, lives in a nice house, comes home to the most understanding wife. A wife who doesn’t share his bed. This is Nolan Mack – gay and afraid to tell a single soul. His world starts to unravel when he meets Leo, a young prostitute looking for a way out. “Boulevard” was Robin Williams’ final dramatic feature film before his passing in 2014. And even though Williams isn’t a stranger to gay-themed films, “Boulevard” isn’t the flamboyant sassiness of “Birdcage” or the outrageous cross-dressing of “Mrs. Doubtfire.” It is real life.

I am Michael  I am Michael  PG
Justin Kelly
US / 2015 / Color / 98mins

In 1998, gay activist Michael Glatze is all about advocating for gay and lesbian youths in the Castro in San Francisco, arguably the gay center of the world at the time. He enjoys a supportive relationship with his boyfriend Bennett, and even invites new friend Tyler into their home for a long-term threesome. Life is gay, in all aspects of the word. To make a greater impact on gay rights in the country, Michael decides to travel across America to document the lives of gay teenagers. Ironically, the mission triggers his doubt in his own sexual orientation as religion redefines his own identify.

Breakfast and Dinner  Breakfast and Dinner  PG
月川翔 Sho Tsukikawa
Japan / 2013 / Color / 102mins

High school student Takumi lives with his two mothers in a beautiful house in Tokyo. Moving into a house across the street is Sora and her two fathers. One day Takumi and Sora begin a quest to seek answers long hidden and silent in their unconventional families. Takumi sets out to determine the identity of his father, and Sora devises a plan to integrate herself fully into her family. The ordeals of these households stretch the traditional notions of family, convention and tradition.

Queen of Amsterdam  Queen of Amsterdam  PG
Tim Oliehoek
Belgium, Netherlands / 2013 / Color / 97mins

Chez Nous, the happy gay neighborhood pub in Amsterdam, is under threat. A nightlife proprietor is aiming to buy it after the pub is forced to declare bankruptcy. Singing and dancing her way to rescue the pub is Bertie, the resident drag queen. Bertie and his friends have just one problem: they have no money. Bertie and his assortment of friends and family devise a scheme to steal a diamond necklace worth millions of dollars from a museum on Amsterdam’s Gay Pride Day. Will Bertie and his friends save Chez Nous?

Daddy  Daddy  R
Gerald McCullouch
US / 2015 / Color / 89mins

With a confident swagger and foxy gray hair, Colin believes he is the ultimate daddy – the mature man with money, intellect, and sex appeal. By his side (literally, as his next door neighbor) is his best friend Stew with whom he shares everything except for his fascination for younger men. When college intern “T” shows up with a charming smile one day, Colin is immediately hooked. Despite initial resistance from T, they soon fall under each other’s spell. Stew suspects T's real intentions...

Stonewall  Stonewall  R
羅蘭艾默瑞奇 Roland Emmerich
US / 2015 / Color / 129mins

The gay rights drama “Stonewall” takes us back to 1969 to New York’s Greenwich Village, where a police raid on Stonewall Inn ignites a riot and a crusade for gay rights. Danny Winters is a young man newly acquainted to New York after recognizing himself as a gay man. He joins the crowd at Stonewall Inn, the prominent hang-out of the local queer culture. There he witnesses passion and activism, but also corruption and violence. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich ("White House Down", 2013) and features Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeremy Irvine, and Ron Perlman.

Drown  Drown  R
Dean Francis
Australia / 2015 / Color / 93mins

如同宰制在人類靈魂中的恐懼、恐同、競爭、忌妒以及殘暴等悲劇式寓言。改編自廣受好評的舞台劇本,描繪在知名雪梨海灘背景下,所上演...

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