Sand Dollars  Sand Dollars  PG
Israel Cárdenas, Aura Amelia Guzmán
Dominican Rep / Mexico / Argentina / 2014 / Color / 80mins

Every afternoon Noeli, a young Dominican girl, goes to the beaches with her boyfriend to scam tourists. Anne falls pray and hopelessly in love with Noeli, who will do anything to leave her country. While Anne possesses the power and money, Noeli has her youthful body as a bargaining chip for that coveted visa. With her sight firmly on France, Noeli requests more and more money from Anne to support herself and a young man she calls her brother. As the date to leave for France draws nearer, each woman’s mask is slowly peeled off, leaving each to confront her love and loneliness.

The Second Life of Thieves  The Second Life of Thieves  PG
胡明進WOO, Ming-jin
Malaysia, Switzerland, Netherlands / 2014 / Color / 87mins

In a small fishing village in Malaysia there are no secrets, unless you are the village elder Mr. Tan. One day he discovers that his wife has disappeared and the rumor is that his best friend Mr. Lai accompanied her. This bit of news is particularly disconcerting for Tan, since he has hidden a love affair with Lai for decades. Tan embarks on a journey with Lai’s daughter in search of past loves and losses. With a fluid camera and poetic lens, director Woo Ming Jin travels 30 years through time to capture the mysteries of the heart and longings of the soul.

Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story   Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story   R
Michael Stabile
US / 2015 / Color / 72mins

In the 70s and 80s, Chuck Holmes’ Falcon Studios was synonymous with gay pornography. Chuck begins his career in San Francisco in 1971 when most gay men are still in the closet. By bursting out of the closet and pushing sex all the way to the forefront, he quickly gains attention. Vice squads and the FBI find their way to his door, and fellow porn makers land in prison, but he fights on. As his wealth grows, he turns his attention to gay rights. He soon finds out, however, that with Falcon and gay sex behind his name, where his money is welcome, he often is not.

A Sinner in Mecca  A Sinner in Mecca  PG
Parvez Sharma
US / 2015 / Color / 79mins

It is a mandatory journey for all Muslims to travel to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. But for gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma, making such a documentary presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden in the country and homosexuality is punishable by death. It is literally a life or death situation as he enters with an iPhone and two smuggled, tiny cameras. On this journey, he joins 4 million other Muslims, from peace-loving pilgrims to brutal jihadists, to show the rest of the world this awe-inspiring pilgrimage and city that has been forbidden to non-Muslims for 14 centuries.

Starting Over  Starting Over  PG
Takashi Nishihara 西原孝至
Japan / 2014 / Color / 94mins

Nana, 18 and a high school student in Tokyo, has her hands full dealing with the people in her life. Her mother is in the hospital for clinical depression. She has a stepfather she dislikes from whom whom she wants to keep as far away as possible. There are also the older men who pay her to watch them masturbate. The only joy in Nana’s life comes from Marin, another girl at school. Their friendship blossoms into romance and the two become inseparable. But Marin wants to hide their relationship and becomes furious when she learns about Nana’s side job.

Stories of Our Lives  Stories of Our Lives  PG
Jim Chuchu
Kenya / 2015 / Black and White / 62mins

The country is Kenya. The theme is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex. The characters are high school students, farm workers, researchers. The stories are dramatizations of real-life events in the country where laws stigmatize and criminalize homosexuals.

Summer  Summer  PG
Colette Bothof
Netherlands / 2014 / Color / 86mins

The summer is sultry in a village where everyday life is dominated by the humming power plant. Sixteen-year-old Anne and her friends pass time, day after day, by biking through roads that lead nowhere. Until a stranger enters town.

Summer of Sangaile  Summer of Sangaile  PG
Alanté Kavaïté
Lithuania, France, Netherlands / 2015 / Color / 88mins

17-year-old Sangaile is a teenager who dreams about flying planes but is stifled by suffocating shyness. Then she meets Auste, who is everything Sangaile isn’t – a daring, free-spirited bohemian. Auste slowly draws Sangaile out of her shell, and love soon seizes them.

The Year We Thought About Love  The Year We Thought About Love  P
Ellen Brodsky
US / 2015 / Color / 68mins

Boston-based True Colors: OUT Youth Theater transforms daily struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, the cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories in school settings. The troupe includes a transgender teenager

Tiger Orange  Tiger Orange  R
Wade Gasque
US / 2014 / Color / 75mins

Chet and Todd are estranged gay brothers who grew up in a small town in Central California with a homophobic single father. After unsuccessful attempts at an acting career and a threesome relationship, younger brother Todd now returns home as a fiercely out man.

You & I  You & I  R
Nils Bökamp
Germany / 2014 / Color / 79mins

Summer in Berlin. Jonas is a cute German boy preparing for a photography project in the countryside. After breaking up with his girlfriend, he invites his former London flatmate Phillip to join him. The fact that Phillip is gay and sheds his clothes at the sight of any body of

Gay Shorts I  Gay Shorts I  R
/ / Color / 97mins

Gay Shorts I

Aban + Khorshid  Aban + Khorshid 
Darwin Serink
US / 2014 / Color / 17mins

Aban & Khorshid, facing imminent execution, share their final thoughts and promise of eternal love in their afterlife.

An Afternoon  An Afternoon 
Soren Green
Denmark / 2014 / Color / 8mins

That awkward/scary/painful moment when two people like each other but are still uncertain of how the other feels about them.