Films

Love, 100°C  Love, 100°C  PG
金趙光壽 KIM JHO Gwang-soo
南韓 South Korea / 2010 / Color / 22mins

A hearing-impaired boy, Min-soo is gay, and he likes his classmate, Ji-seok. One day, Min-su impulsively has sex with a man who works in a public bath. After the day, Min-su goes to the bath house very often.

Holding the Man  Holding the Man  R
Neil Armfield
Australia / 2015 / Color / 128mins

Based on the much loved and hugely successful memoir and stage play of the same name, Holding the Man is the warm, funny and achingly sad story of the 15 year long love affair between Timothy Conigrave and the boy he fell in love with at high school, John Caleo. Tim was an aspiring actor. John, the captain of the school football team. Their relationship blossomed and endured in the face of prejudice, adversity and the cruel illness that devastated the gay community in the '80s.

Peter & the Wolf  Peter & the Wolf  R
Wes Hurley
Canada / 2013 / Color / 5mins

An adult retelling of Peter and the Wolf

Just Friends?  Just Friends?  P
金趙光壽 KIM JHO Gwang-soo
南韓 South Korea / 2009 / Color / 29mins

Expecting a cozy night outside of the barracks, Seok visits his boyfriend Min-soo who is serving in the military. However they run into Min-soo’s mother there. When his mother questions their relationship, the only answer they can give is that they are ‘just friends.’ Unexpectedly, they spend the night with Min-soo’s mother.

Women Who Kill  Women Who Kill  PG15
Ingrid Jungermann
USA / 2016 / Color / 96mins

Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, hosts of a female serial killer-centric podcast, still show all the signs of being a couple. But everything changes when Morgan falls hard and fast for the mysterious Simone. Jean shows Morgan proof that Simone may not be who she says she is, and Morgan starts to notice red flag. As they uncover disturbing clues, Morgan has to examine all the evidence in front of her: Is she just afraid of what it means to be in a relationship or is her life actually in danger?

Finding Phong  Finding Phong  P
Swann Dubus
Vietnam / 2015 / Color / 92mins

From the time he was a young boy, Phong has felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body. He grew up in a town in rural Vietnam, and it was only when he moved to Hanoi to attend university that he discovered he was not alone with this predicament. The decision to “find himself” by physically changing his gender is a struggle that involves his family, friends, and doctors – all of whom must come to terms with the boy’s determination to become a complete girl.

Barash  Barash  PG15
Michal Vinik
Israel / 2015 / Color / 83mins

17 year-old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, army-enrolled sister, who, one day, disappears. As a new girl shows up at school, Barash falls deep in love for the first time, and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning.

Open Up to Me   Open Up to Me   PG
Simo Halinen
芬蘭 Finland / 2013 / Color / 95mins

Maarit is a beautiful woman – who used to be a man. She is estranged from her daughter, her ex life and is working as a cleaner. When she falls in love with Sami – soccer coach, teacher and family man – she finally feels like she can ‘fit in’ somewhere. In a world that considers Maarit a freak, Sami is forced to confront his own deeply hidden prejudices. Maarit has to step into a brave new world where only she can determine her sense of belonging.

Four Moons  Four Moons  R
Sergio Tovar Velarde
Mexico / 2014 / Color / 105mins

“Four Moons” sensitively depicts the phases of life through four stories, taking us on four journeys, from childhood to old age. A fragile boy develops a crush on his homophobic cousin. A college student falls in love with his former childhood friend, and their first attempt at male-on-male sex is pure comical awkwardness. Two longtime lovers enjoy their seemingly perfect gay life with financial security and enviable dinner parties, only if one of them can quit his sexual addiction for good. Finally, the story turns to a retired college professor who contemplates the elusive lifetime desire of a relationship with a hunky hustler he meets at a sauna.

AWOL  AWOL  R
Deb Shoval
USA / 2016 / Color / 85mins

Joey, 18, falls hard for Rayna, 27, a sexy, married mother of two. Threatened by Rayna’s husband, fired from her job at the local dairy, and without many economic opportunities, Joey reluctantly joins the Army. Days before deployment to Afghanistan and still wildly in love, Joey returns home to rural Pennsylvania and plans to go AWOL with Rayna and her kids.

Bridegroom  Bridegroom  P
Linda Bloodwoth-Thomason
美國 USA / 2013 / Color / 80mins

Bridegroom tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized– is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.

Kiki  Kiki  P
Sara Jordenö
Sweden / USA / 2016 / Color / 94mins

In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.” Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene. KIKI follows seven characters from the Kiki community over the course of four years, using their preparations and spectacular performances at events known as Kiki balls as a framing device.

Inside the Chinese Closet  Inside the Chinese Closet  P
Sophia Luvarà
Netherlands / 2015 / Color / 72mins

Andy devotes his days and nights to looking for a lesbian wife of convenience who could possibly bear his child; from online search to underground marriage markets, he is meeting all sorts of girls. Cherry has already married a gay man, but the quest for a baby proves to be a far more complex challenge. Will Andy and Cherry deny their own happiness and sexual orientation to satisfy their parents’ wishes? Along the way, they clash with their parents’ hopes, their love partners and the partners of convenience.

G.B.F.  G.B.F.  P
Darren Stein
美國 USA / 2013 / Color / 92mins

When closet-case Tanner is outed, he becomes a hot commodity for three teen queens who believe that a G.B.F. – “gay best friend” – is this season’s must-have accessory. Fashionista Fawcett, drama queen Caprice and Mormon ’Shley stop at nothing to score Tanner as their pet, even if it means driving a wedge between him and his real G.B.F. Brent.

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