Films

Mother Tongue  Mother Tongue  P
Liliana Paolinelli
阿根廷 Argentina / 2010 / Color / 78mins

Estela learns that her daughter Ruth, of around 40 years old, is a lesbian, and that the "friend" that has been living with her during the last 14 years is in fact her girlfriend. After overcoming the shock, Estela tries to understand the rules of an unknown world, getting into it. Meanwhile Ruth, who is going through a difficult moment in her relationship, feels her mother's curiosity as an intrusion.

God Loves Uganda  God Loves Uganda  P
Roger Ross William
美國 USA / 2013 / Color / 83mins

This documentary examines how the nation of Uganda has thrown open its arms to discredited and oblivious ministers who appear completely unaware of how their teachings have induced politicians to put forward the country’s infamous“kill the gays” legislation. But the film also introduces us to Ugandan clergy who, both at home and abroad, are risking excommunication and even death to defend the unpopular cause of LGBT equality.

Naz & Maalik  Naz & Maalik  PG
Jay Dockendorf
US / 2015 / Color / 86mins

Naz and Maalik have decided to take their friendship to the next level. But sharing their love for each other with the rest of the world isn’t going to be easy, for they are young, gay, black, and Muslim, living in New York. One day, they are approached by someone trying to sell them an illegal gun, and that sets off a cascade of events as they try to hide their sexual orientation. Over the course of one afternoon, their love for each other is tested in the face of racism and religious profiling.

Gay Shorts  Gay Shorts  P
綜合 / / Color / 114mins

Gay Shorts: A panoramic view of the best gay shorts from around the world.

Regarding Susan Sontag  Regarding Susan Sontag  PG
Nancy D. Kates
US / 2014 / Color / 100mins

The film is an investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. The documentary explores Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words. The film is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today.

Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance Shorts  Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance Shorts  PG15
/ 2016 / Color / 95mins

Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance Shorts

Transgender Shorts  Transgender Shorts  P
綜合 / / Color / 96mins

A panoramic look at the best transgender shorts from around the world.

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.

HIV Shorts  HIV Shorts  P
綜合 / / Color / 109mins

4 moving shorts that portray the reality of HIV life in 2014

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.

Barry’s Bespoke Bakery  Barry’s Bespoke Bakery  P
Denis McArdle
愛爾蘭 Ireland / 2013 / Color / 8mins

Fastidious baker Barry has everything under control, except for his talented employee Brian.

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.

Bombshell  Bombshell  P
Erin Sanger
美國 USA / / Color / 14mins

A ten year-old tomboy grapples with her loyalty to her trusted older brother and the need to stand up for herself.

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.

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