Desire can be a powerful force, capable of consuming the heart like a roaring fire. Set in 18th century France, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE follows Marianne, a young painter commissioned to undertake the wedding portrait of reluctant bride-to-be Héloïse.
Set in 1980s Vietnam, this hypnotic drama tells the story of a troubled loan shark, Dung Thunderbolt (Lien Binh Phat), and a traditional Vietnamese opera singer, Linh Phung (V-pop star Isaac), who has assumed the debt of the folk opera company for which he stars.
What if your soulmate is your best friend? If she’s a woman, what does that mean to a gay guy? When Todd, a mild-mannered twentysomething with OCD, meets Rory, an aspiring actress, their friendship turns into something more, as he questions whether he is really gay and what it means to fall in love with a woman.
From sci-fi caves and Instagram stories to an auto mechanic’s shop and dance floors, these trans and nonbinary shorts raise gender to new heights.
Explore the resilience and strength of two-spirit and LGBTQ identities. Curated in collaboration with Longhouse Media.
“The gay one!” That’s how audiences in 1985 contemptuously described not only A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2—the utterly queer sequel to one of the most iconic horror films of all time—but also its young, closeted lead actor, Mark Patton. This revealing documentary tells the story of his career-ending box-office failure and spirit-rending heartbreak.
Featuring stories from other gender-nonconforming people, WE EXIST outpaces a society that is both slow to catch up and quick to judge, and proves with confidence and joy that nonbinary people are declaring their true selves, claiming space, experiencing loving relationships, and thriving in this world.
In this award-winning documentary about a world most of us will never see, director Rodney Evans (BROTHER TO BROTHER, SQFF 2004; THE HAPPY SAD, SQFF 2013) focuses on the ways the loss of their vision affected a dancer, photographer, and writer, and how their creative process thrives in spite of their visual impairment.
Originally from French Guiana, Lasseindra learned voguing, runway walking, and body-dropping dance battling from her found family in New York City’s underground, before moving to Paris to establish her own House of Ninja and foster the French ballroom scene. In this documentary addressing overlapping struggles regarding race, religion, culture, and queerness, director Audrey Jean-Baptiste captures Lasseindra’s return to her rigidly gendered home country, where she teaches voguing workshops to LGBTQ+ youth.