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Leeds Queer Film Festival

Leeds Queer Film Festival was planned for 22nd-26th April, but has now been postponed until the autumn :( However to keep us all amused they have curated the following list of LGBT+ Movie resources for us all to watch online :)

The Leeds Queer Film Festival spreadsheet can be found here

We haven't watched all these movies - so if you Love or Hate a film you watch let us know by leaving a comment below(!)

 

Film Year Running time Description Link Expiry date? Access info
120 BPM 2017 2hr23m Director Robin Campillo draws on personal experience of gay activism in 1990s Paris to tell the story of anti-AIDS pressure group, ACT UP, as their campaign of direct action ramps up https://www.channel4.com/programmes/120-bpm 28/3/20 French with English subtitles
A Bigger Splash 1974 1hr44m Semi-fictionalized documentary biopic of British artist David Hockney. After a difficult break-up, Hockney is left unable to paint, much to the concern of his friends. http://www.ubu.com/film/hockney_splash.html   In English, no subtitles available
A Year in Transition 2018 1hr10m Trans man and film maker Lorne Clarkson documents their friend Issa’s personal journey as a 20 year old Arab-American trans masculine person. A positive and charming insight into coming out, taking hormones, having top surgery, and finding solace in the trans community.
CN: discussion of surgery and misgendering
https://vimeo.com/259562788   In English with English or French subtitles available
Aban + Khorshid 2014 16m Inspired by true events, Aban and Khorshid is an intimate portrait of two lovers, glimpsing into the world in which they met, moments before their execution for being gay. https://vimeo.com/147873227   In Persian with English subtitles
Acid Soda 2017 10m A love story between a mouse and a ballerina. https://vimeo.com/222200243/3066b4374b   In English, no subtitles available
Alan Bennett's Diaries 2016 59m Inspired by his acerbic and often hilarious diaries, this documentary shows Alan Bennett as he has never been seen before. The film follows Bennett to New York, the scene of his early triumph in Beyond the Fringe, to his community library in Primrose Hill which, he despairs, some would rather see turned into a pizza restaurant, to the East Coast railway line, which he would like to see renationalised, and to the village in Yorkshire he calls home. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b086kc2c/alan-bennetts-diaries 31/3/20 In English with English subtitles available. Audio Description available.
All Out! Dancing in Dulais 1986 23m The original 1986 documentary which the film 'Pride' is based on. Radical queers at the time were involved with supporting the miners in the 1985/5 Miners’ strike and we in the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’ Group made a record of our involvement with a mining community in South Wales. https://vimeo.com/22972867   In English, no subtitles available
Alone With People 2014 30m Growing up gay in the US South, a high school girl seeks the help of a therapist to come out to her family and friends in this coming-of-age story. https://vimeo.com/136354421   In English, no subtitles available
Anya Kneez: A Queen in Beirut 2018 11m Drag artist Anya Kneez moves back home from New York To Beirut. https://vimeo.com/224944116   In English with English subtitles
Apart From Everything 2017 20m After a two-year absence and a recent stint in rehab, Fran returns home to Toronto. Struggling to live soberly for the first time in her adult life, she must face the emotional fallout of her disappearance and make amends with the girlfriend and the brother she left behind. https://vimeo.com/160495898   In English, no subtitles available
BalaclavaQ Various Various More than 60 queer artists films. Balaclava.Q is an international queer visual art project & collective that seeks to connect, promote and create platforms for queer artists. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXMzQZCY5Oyl-VJmtOdF6HQ?fbclid=IwAR0lvU7CsxHq0LgTLSrn04W-cnfuNt3r96ljEPUxGpGDRMSjCad7w-ahqmA   Auto-generated captions available
Balloon 2019 16m In the brutal battlefield of junior high, Sam has always tried to stay below radar. But all that changes when he discovers he has super powers. https://vimeo.com/371525503   In English with English or Spanish subtitles available
Beautiful By Night 2014 29m A documentary following three older drag entertainers at Aunt Charlie's Lounge in San Francisco's Tenderloin. With Olivia Hart, Collette LeGrande, and Donna Personna. https://vimeo.com/106252146    
Bedding Andrew 2014 5m Short doc about gay sex and disability. https://vimeo.com/94185101   In English, no subtitles available
Before Stonewall            
Being Marcus 2019 28m Observational documentary, providing an honest insight into the experiences of a Deaf trans man. https://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/being-marcus   In BSL and English with English subtitles available
BFI Flare     Due to cancellation Flare have put their programme online which can be watched for free if you sign up for a 14 day trial version of BFI Player OR free for 7 days with Amazon Prime. https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/collection/lgbt-britain 29/3/20  
Brace 2015 25m After coming out and leaving his girlfriend, Adam dreams of finding acceptance within London's gay scene.
His burgeoning freedom is soon challenged when he meets Rocky, a handsome stranger who is harboring a secret that he desperately wants to share with Adam.
As their bond strengthens and Rocky prepares to reveal his secret to Adam, their fledgling romance is ruptured by a cataclysmic event that forces the truth to come out in the most explosive manner.
https://vimeo.com/131741261   In English, no subtitles available
Catherine Opie 2019 15m Catherine Opie shares the emotional and political motivations for her provocative and influential photography. https://vimeo.com/350734594   In English, no subtitles available
Cecil And Carl 2016 15m Previous LQFF Audience Award winner. Cecil has lived alone in a giant house ever since Carl, his partner of 43 years, was diagnosed with advanced dementia and admitted to a nursing home. Not about grand gestures of love or being gay, this story focuses on commitment and the duties that come with it. https://vimeo.com/144881960   In English with English subtitles available
Chelsea Girls 1966 3hr14m Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen. http://www.ubu.com/film/warhol_chelsea.html   In English, no subtitles available
Chocolate Babies 1996 1hr23m The first major production from Stephen Winter, a perpetual upender of queer cinema, Chocolate Babies is an outlandish, effervescent portrait of queer New Yorkers at the height of the AIDS crisis. For all its rip-roaring flair, the film’s emotional core still packs a tender wallop. https://vimeo.com/62632619   In English, no subtitles available
CineQ watch parties     CineQ are hosting watch parties each night at 7pm https://www.facebook.com/groups/232066437709671/ 29/3/20  
Curtain Down 2017 15m A love story that takes a surreal but tender look at gender, identity and ageing as our hero is forced to choose between career and love. https://vimeo.com/161462593   In English, no subtitles available
Danny Didn't Feel Like Himself Anymore 2018 5m Animation. Danny doesn't fit in the box they've been put in. https://vimeo.com/272843538   No dialogue
Danny's Parade 2007 15m If you are fourteen years old - and gay - life can be boring. It drives Danny Hoekzema from Bovenkarspel up the wall. Many of his friends are still in the closet and meeting someone in a pub is out of the question. So Danny, who no longer makes his sexual inclination a secret, bends things to his own will. He plans to participate in the annual gay event in Amsterdam, the Canal Parade. For this purpose, he arranges a gay boat for teenagers. https://www.idfa.nl/en/film/866c424b-4b04-4886-91ec-2e53c606ea50/dannys-parade   Dutch with English subtitles
Dottie Gets Spanked 1993 30m Early Todd Haynes short film. An artistic six-year-old boy in 1960s America is obsessed with The Dottie Show. His father is concerned about the show's sexual influence, especially the boy's fascination with a spanking scene. https://youtu.be/RF_4prniOkY   In English, auto-generated subtitles available.
Double Lucky 2018 25m Children of gay parents talk about growing up, fitting in, coming out, and how their "normal" differed from their peers. https://vimeo.com/276215465/1d0e852049   In Dutch with English subtitles
Dragtime 1997 1hr10m Feature documentary about the lives of NY drag artists Varla Jean Merman, Candis Cayne, Lady Bunny and Lypsinka. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWDlhwYJcpg   In English, no subtitles available
Enraged by a Picture 2005 14m Enraged by a Picture features a photography exhibit that causes a stir and provokes an outcry on a subject that is particularly taboo: being black and being a lesbian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLSMCBWDKSU   In English with auto-generated subtitles available
Feel Good 2020 2hr30m Not a film but a TV series - all episodes available to stream free. The series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who is trying to control the addictive behaviors and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life. https://www.channel4.com/programmes/feel-good   In English with English subtitles available. Audio Description available.
Five Films for Freedom 2020 1hr2m Self-expression, homophobia in rural communities, coming out as a teenager, and finding love later in life - this year's short films look at an intersection of LGBTIQ+ perspectives to explore love and acceptance. https://www.britishcouncil.org/arts/fivefilmsforfreedom 29/3/20 Multiple languages, all with English subtitles available
Flash Flood - A Rotoscoped Documentary 2017 6m Deep within a rotoscoped dream, three transgender people confront a cataclysmic flood. https://vimeo.com/285885237   In English, no subtitles available
Forbidden Lives: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives 1992 1hr24m This feature documentary delves into the rich history of Canadian queer women’s experiences in the mid-20th century. Compelling, often hilarious and always rebellious, the women interviewed in this film recount stories about their search for the places where openly gay women gathered in urban centres. https://www.nfb.ca/film/forbidden_love/   In English with English subtitles available.
Foxy Trot 2018 15m A married lesbian couple unexpectedly face their relationship issues when they take ballroom dance lessons. https://vimeo.com/232069515/d08cfcb443   In English, no subtitles available
Francis Bacon: Fragments of a Portrait 1966 44m Francis Bacon's paintings have been called sick and corrupt. He has also been hailed as the greatest British painter since Turner. This film study - Bacon's first appearance on BBC Television - shows his work and its sources, and critically assesses his paintings. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02t7ck5/francis-bacon-fragments-of-a-portrait   In English, no subtitles available
gal-dem Chosen Family 2019 28m Documentary series produced by gal-dem, the new media publication, committed to telling the stories of women and non-binary people of colour. "Over several weeks we followed artist Travis Alabanza, performance artist Chloe Filani, artist Joy Miessi and writer and DJ Aisha Mirza on personal journeys that underscored the importance of relearning and engaging with queer history and the power that can be found in historical precedent." https://youtu.be/oiuE8FIky1A
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  In English with English subtitles.
Gentleman Jack 2019 8h BBC TV Series. Halifax, 1832. Rejected by aristocratic Vere Hobart, Anne Lister returns to her shabby ancestral home, Shibden Hall, determined to restore its fortunes and find herself a wife. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m00059m9/gentleman-jack 6/4/20 In English with English subtitles available. Audio Description available.
Girl Talk 2018 17m Girl Talk follows 20-something Mia, as she explores the disparity between emotional and physical intimacy, coming to a head when she meets an intriguing couple. https://vimeo.com/264363128   In English, no subtitles available
Guilty Prejudices 2016 1hr29m A police lieutenant is determined to uncover the truth after a gay man is brutally attacked and his boyfriend is arrested for the crime.
CN: homophobic language and violence
https://vimeo.com/236421618   In French with English subtitles available
Harsh Beauty 2005 54m Harsh Beauty follows over a period of 3 years the lives of Jyothi, Usha and Hira bai, three hijra/intersex people who live openly as women, and want to be accepted as their true selves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYIz45Uklns   In Hindi and Tamil with English subtitles
Homophobia 2012 23m An adolescent boy, who serves the Austrian Military Forces, experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. It's their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons. https://vimeo.com/41979122   In German with English subtitles.
How To Make A Rainbow 2019 16m Over two formative years, a young girl and her mother journey through the joy and struggle of a parent in transition. https://vimeo.com/343099753   In English, with partial English subtitles
Hyper Hyper I-Id 2016 17m The conceptual short film HYPER HYPER I-Id. explores debates on neoliberalism, self-management and identity politics. Three protagonists attempt to discover a way together, and within their own space of work/identity. With lots of dark humour, poetic language. powerful costumes and settings, and the ongoing beat of petra und der wolf’s music, the film opens up new spaces for queer images. https://vimeo.com/182840354   In German with English subtitles.
I Am A Girl 2010 10m Every 13-year-old girl dreams of that nice, but hard-to-get, boy. And Joppe is no different, consulting her friend on how to ask Brian out. But just how should she tell him that she was assigned male at birth? https://www.idfa.nl/en/film/51433083-b659-4023-94f5-ad2e76cc297a/i-am-a-girl   Dutch with English subtitles
I'm Sorry 2018 17m Addy and Salka look like they have the perfect relationship, but there's another story behind closed doors. Will Addy be able to ask for (and get) the help she needs?
CN: intimate partner abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
https://youtu.be/VariiiCvfQs   In Icelandic with English subtitles
If She Grows Up Gay 1983 23m A blue collar African-American mother, talks about her pregnancy and raising her daughter with her lesbian lover. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7E_GeguQiA   In English with auto-generated subtitles available
Iris Prize film library Various Various 30+ Welsh short films including Côr Blimey by South Wales Gay Men's Chorus, which documents the choir's successful journey to compete at the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival. http://www.ffilmcymruwales.com/index.php/en/news-and-events/668-13-new-lgbt-short-films-available-for-free   auto-generated captions
I Want To Kill Myself 2015 9m This short, quietly devastating film by Vivek Shraya, a Canadian trans woman, is a solid introduction to her consistently compelling poetry and film. https://vimeo.com/198124732   In English, no subtitles available
Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 2011 57m Documentary following the story of teenager Jamie Campbell, who wants to be a drag queen. Inspiration for the musical and upcoming feature film, There's Something About Jamie. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012p4kc/jamie-drag-queen-at-16 27/3/20 In English with English subtitles available. Audio Description available.
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life 2018 1hr31m Originally released under the title 'The Rise and Fall of a Porn Superstar' this 2018 doc follows Jonathan Agassi, one of the world's most successful gay porn stars. This is a rare and intimate look at the world of porn and escorting, as well as on a unique relationship between a mother and son. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000frcl/storyville-the-rise-and-fall-of-a-porn-superstar 25/3/20 In English and Hewbrew with English subtitles available
Kenneth Anger short films 1949-2010 Various Collection of films by gay occultist film maker, Kenneth Anger. http://www.ubu.com/film/anger.html   No spoken dialogue in most films
Kiss of the Rabbit God 2019 14m A Chinese-American restaurant worker exhausted by his job finds himself intrigued by a customer who seems to visit him in dreams. https://vimeo.com/298076755   In English, no subtitles available
Last Men Standing 2015 1hr6m Surrounded by the ghosts of a generation lost to the AIDS epidemic, eight gay men search for meaning in a life they never expected to have. https://vimeo.com/158080641   In English, no subtitles available
Leitis In Waiting 2018 56m Shown at LQFF 2019. A feature documentary and short film about an intrepid group of transgender women rising to reclaim their righteous place in a South Pacific Kingdom https://www.kcet.org/shows/pacific-heartbeat/episodes/leitis-in-waiting   In English and Tongan with English subtitles available
Leo: Becoming a Trans Man 2017 24m Assigned female at birth, 15 year old Leo is one of the first children in Britain to be prescribed a new treatment – hormone blockers – to help him achieve what he feels is his natural gender identity of becoming a man. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0559vr5/leo-becoming-a-trans-man 25/5/20 In English with English subtitles available
Leroy 2017 20m On an estate in North London, Leroy, a socially awkward misfit, finally realises his passion for dancing after finding a mixtape in his dead grandfather's belongings. https://vimeo.com/278454272   In English, no subtitles available
Let's Be Friends 2018 9m Connor, the new kid in school, is a lonely boy whose only friend is a stuffed toy named Beadie. When Connor brings Beadie to school, despite his father’s warnings, a run-in with a bully leads to horrific consequences. https://vimeo.com/267067585   In English with English subtitles available
LGBT Britain Various Various This colourful and challenging collection explores screen representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lives over the past century. https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/collection/lgbt-britain   No subtitles, some are labelled as silent
Little Potato 2017 14m Masculinity, movies, and what happens when a Russian mother becomes a mail-order bride to an unpredictable American man. https://vimeo.com/273586165   In English with English or French subtitles available
Lockdown 2019 12m Struggling with feelings for her best friend, fourteen-year-old Marie stages an almost perfect plan. https://vimeo.com/367670191   In English, no subtitles available
Love Intersections Various Various Love Intersections is a media arts collective made up of queer artists of colour dedicated to collaborative filmmaking and relational storytelling. They produce intersectional and intergenerational stories from underrepresented communities – centering the invisible, the spiritual, the metaphysical and the imaginary. This collection includes previous LQFF faves Carla & Hayfa and Regalia: Pride in Two Spirits. https://loveintersections.com/videos/   Subtitles available
Margueritte 2017 19m Oscar nominated and previously screened at LQFF 2018.. An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past. https://vimeo.com/341649588   In French with English subtitles
Maya Deren's Sink 2011 30m Experimental film tribute to the mother of avantgarde American film by Barbara Hammer http://www.ubu.com/film/hammer_deren.html   In English, no subtitles available
Memories of Maurice 2016 11m A fond(ish) rememberance of the late Maurice Dobson, a gay sweet shop owner from Barnsley. https://youtu.be/_H6mfnEfWRI   In English with auto-generated subtitles available
Memory of You 2015 12m Adam is going to dinner with his wife, when he is disrupted by something from his past. A story about a love that never was, shot in one single take. https://vimeo.com/111971099   In Swedish with English subtitles available
Misdirection 2019 14m Camila is your average college freshman with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a big, gay crush on her roommate. https://youtu.be/6xiLjWa6V0k   In English with English subtitles available
My Prairie Home 2013 1hr16m In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning about their queer and musical coming of age. Interviews, performances and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician https://www.nfb.ca/film/my_prairie_home/   In English with English subtitles available. Audio Description available.
National Film Board of Canada Various Various NFB have tons of free films to watch on all kinds of topics, including LGBT films from all different genres; animation, documentary, fiction, experimental, etc https://www.nfb.ca/subjects/sexuality-and-reproduction/sexual-minorities/   Subtitles available
Natives 2013 20m Comedy drama. Rachel and Anita, a young Manhattanite couple, are visiting Anita's parents on the Indian reservation she grew up on, for the first time as a couple. Anita, estranged from her parents, wants the fact that they are a couple to be kept secret. As Rachel's attempts to connect with the parents become more and more desperate, Anita begins to question whether her background is what attracted Rachel to her in the first place. https://vimeo.com/82531615   In English, no subtitles available
Night Star 2007 13m Traditionally, Zulu woman were barred from household chores during menstruation, and the maidens were isolated in the girls hut, a time for rest and contemplation called Ukuya Enyangeni, "going to the moon." Lindiwe's dreams are disturbed by her desire for the Amamqhikiza, her "guide" during this time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1uDn2fYzCc   Zulu with English subtitles
Now TV     7 day free trial with a bunch of LGBT movies available. Includes A Moment in the Reeds, previously shown at LQFF 2018 "While helping his father renovate their summer home, Leevi meets and falls for Tareq, a Syrian architect turned handyman who is building a new life in Finland. A sensual and romantic take on human connection." https://www.nowtv.com/stream/lgbt    
Olly Alexander: Growing up Gay 2017 60m In this eye-opening film, popstar Olly Alexander explores why the gay community is more vulnerable to mental health issues, as he opens up about his own long-term battles with depression. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p057nfy7/olly-alexander-growing-up-gay 25/6/20 In English with English subtitles available. Audio Description available.
Once Upon A Zipper 2015 18m Rachel falls for the bridal shop employee helping her try on wedding dresses. https://vimeo.com/136882316   In English, no subtitles available
Other Black Boys 2019 16m A queer, black college student is forced to confront the masks he wears from day to day when an old friend comes to visit. https://vimeo.com/385579329   In English, no subtitles available
Outdooring 2019 18m A young man attends his nephew's Ghanaian baptism with a plan: steal the donated money and keep a deep secret hidden from his family. https://vimeo.com/337190771   In English, no subtitles available
Paris Is Burning 1990 1hr16m A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. https://youtu.be/xf6Cn2y2xEc   In English with auto-generated subtitles available
Pay It No Mind 2012 55m The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson https://vimeo.com/41327842   In English, no subtitles available
People Open A Box of LGBT Myths and Gasp, Cringe and Laugh at What They Find 2019 12m Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people living in the Middle East and North Africa share their responses to myths and stereotypes about LGBT people in the region https://vimeo.com/344114774   Various languages, with English subtitles
Pink Narcissus 1971 1hr4m A beautiful sex worker fantasizes about a variety of gay sex scenarios, in which he himself plays all the protagonists. https://youtu.be/t5j3a6qjqNM   No spoken dialogue
Pose 2019   Series 1 & 2 available. Pose is set in the world of 1987 and "looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world." https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m0003g1h/pose   In English with English subtitles available. Audio description available.
Pria 2017 22m Caught between the traditions of his upbringing in rural Indonesia and his idealization of Western freedom, a teenager struggles with the expectations of imminent manhood. https://vimeo.com/292074983   In Indonesian and English. Indonesian parts are subtitled, no English subtitles available.
Pronouns 2016 10m A Chicago teenager decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance. https://vimeo.com/146870232   In English, no subtitles available
Queer As Folk 1999 7h Not a film obvs but all episodes available to stream free. Set in and around the Manchester 'scene', this groundbreaking Channel 4 drama written by Russell T Davies, documents the lives and loves of young gay men Stuart, Vince and Nathan https://www.channel4.com/programmes/queer-as-folk   In English with English subtitles available.
Queer Britain 2017 33m In a bid to understand what queer is and why it is becoming an umbrella term, Riyadh meets the people who use the label. From the iconic queer club night Sink the Pink to the trans man educating others on masturbation, Riyadh finds himself amidst a queer revolution. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p052q803/queer-britain-series-1-6-queer-and-proud 25/5/20 In English with English subtitles available.
Queer Heroes 2016 5m A celebration of queer figures in both historical and contemporary times who have helped push forward arts, politics or science.
A collaboration between 14 animators, the structure is based on the old Surrealist drawing game Exquisite Corpses.
Each animator was given a hero to animate, passing on their last frame to the next animator to form their first frame and so on.
https://vimeo.com/185201333   No Dialogue
Rabbi Knows Better 2018 5m On the Sabbath, is a wife allowed to spank her husband if he's begging? Are two drag queens allowed to sew if it's an emergency? Avoiding work can be hard work. https://vimeo.com/298794895   In English, no subtitles available
Rafiki 2018 1hr23m Opening night film from LQFF 2019. In Nairobi, the daughters of two opposing politicians fall in love. https://www.channel4.com/programmes/rafiki 11/4/20 English/Swahili with subtitles
Riot Not Diet 2018 18m A short film by Julia Fuhr Mann
Riot Not Diet creates a queer feminist utopia far away from BMI norms and male* gaze.
The fat women* and queers in this movie are not ashamed of their expansive body dimensions, but confidently claim space for themselves.
They use their bodies to blow up patriarchal structures and enjoy their corporeality beyond the neoliberal logic of exploitation.
In times of self-optimization, your belly is a statement!
https://vimeo.com/244649777   In German with English subtitles.
Rituals for Change 2018 44m A series of rituals created by artist Emma Frankland to explore gender transition and the fluid notion of change.
CN: discussion of sexism and transphobia
https://youtu.be/5Oj4yjsYQBI   In English with English subtitles available
Safety In Numbers: A Trans History 2018 16m What was it like to be transgender before there was such a thing as a trans community? Pioneers who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s reflect on their personal experience, while young people in the community today offer their own stories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQwS7LqfJys   In English with English subtitles available.
Sanctus 1990 18m The fragility of the human body, as seen thru X Rays, is explored in this documentary by Barbara Hammer <3 http://www.ubu.com/film/hammer_sanctus.html   No dialogue
Screaming Queens 2005 56m Documentary by Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman about the San Francisco Compton Cafeteria riot of 1966, where drag queens and trans women spontaneously revolted against police harassment in the diner that served as a nightly refuge. The film contains interviews with many of the women who were there as well as some footage from the era. (some footage contains outdated language) https://youtu.be/G-WASW9dRBU   In English with English subtitles available
Shakedown 2018 1hr12m Shakedown chronicles explicit performances in an underground lesbian club in Los Angeles. The story functions as a legend where money is both myth and material. Cumulatively, questions arise about how to diagram the before and after of a utopic moment. Directed by Leilah Weinraub. The first non-adult film to stream on pornhub (in case you were wondering about the link) https://www.pornhub.com/shakedown   In English, no subtitles available
Short of the Week Various Various Catalogue of LGBT short films including previous LQFF faves Landline and Pink Boy https://www.shortoftheweek.com/channels/lgbt/   Some with subtitles
Skate Bitches 2012 17m Skate Bitches is a short DIY film inspired by the 1986 Danny Plotnick film Skate Witches. https://vimeo.com/43638418   In English, no subtitles available
Sleepover 2018 8m A film about friendship and the longing for something more. https://vimeo.com/227643351/11c961b625   In Swedish with English subtitles
So Long Suburbia 2016 1hr4m So Long Suburbia is a campy queer coming of age teen film by Samuel Shanahoy. After her mother gifts her a one-year transit pass, a disillusioned 17-year-old decides to participate in her own adventures, providing they don't take her very far from home. https://vimeo.com/195164161   In English, no subtitles available
Splendid Case of Doubt 2018 4m Just your average love story between a furry and a dodgems operator. https://vimeo.com/241854499   No dialogue
Step Up And Be Vocal 2001 60m A documentary by Uta Busch and Sandra Ortmann.
Interviews from 1999 with some queer artists, activists and bands about queer punk, feminist concepts and actions. Filmed during a trip to San Francisco.
https://vimeo.com/69761978   In German with English subtitles.
Stoop on Kent Ave 2018 7m On the verge of nineteen, Dakota faces a quarter-life crisis sitting on a stoop. A conversation with a stranger ensues. https://vimeo.com/271389856   In English, no subtitles available
Summertime 2015 1hr45m Set in 1971, Limousin farm girl Delphine moves to Paris and meets radical feminist and teacher Carole. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008kc2/summertime 30/3/20 French with English subtitles
The Attendant 1993 10m Memory mixes with desire as a museum attendant is caught up in sado-masochistic fantasies inspired by a 19th century painting of slaves in chains called Scene on the coast of Africa. The man remembers his past as a singer and delivers Dido's lament from Purcell's opera. Short film by gay British film maker Isaac Julien. http://www.ubu.com/film/julien_attendant.html   No spoken dialogue
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye 2011 1hr12m A documentary on artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his wife and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the transformations the pair underwent for their Pandrogyne project http://www.ubu.com/film/p-orridge_lady-jaye.html   In English, no subtitles available
The Bisexual 2018 3h Yeah we know, it's a TV series (not film) :-p Leila takes a break from her decade-long relationship with her partner Sadie and begins to explore her own bisexuality, though she struggles to come out to her friends. https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-bisexual   In English with English subtitles available. Audio Description available.
The Black Lesbian Handbook 2015 40m 10 part mini series - a lively guide to the underground Black Lesbian scene in Britain and the US. https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-black-lesbian-handbook/   In English with English subtitles available.
The Garden 1990 1hr32m Derek Jarman's lyrical, experimental film follows a young gay couple whose fate echoes the Passion of Christ in the barbaric way they are harried, persecuted, tortured and ultimately murdered. https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-garden 28/3/20 English subtitles available
The Infamous T 2017 30m The Infamous T examines an intimate year in the life of Jonathon, a young gay man finding himself while living at the intersection of queer and black identities and struggling with a lifetime of homelessness. As he struggles to balance his family of origin and family of choice, stay in school, and be his most authentic self, Jonathon discovers that home is more than four walls, and friendship can transform us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UvnXLMKf6Y   In English with auto-generated subtitles available
The Japanese Sandman 2007 12m Both wry travelogue and heartbreaking tale of love lost, The Japanese Sandman adapts a letter William S. Burroughs wrote to Allen Ginsberg in 1953. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bzhGCv1vBE   In English, auto-generated subtitles available.
The Performance of Drowning 2011 10m On a trip to "Crippled Children's Camp," Terry Galloway falls for the deep-end swimming instructor, nearly drowning as she learns to perform her newly discovered queer, differently-abled identity in the Frameline36 animated film The Performance of Drowning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkYZTiF0thY   In English with auto-generated subtitles available
The Queen 1968 1hr5m The behind the scenes of a national drag queen contest in New York City, including the rehearsals leading up to the contest, the conversations in the dressing room and the jealousies that emerge before and after the competition. https://youtu.be/R1TBmMEvvhY   In English, auto-generated subtitles available.
The Real Thing 2017 7m A soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour. https://vimeo.com/223044638   No dialogue
The Things You Think I'm Thinking 2017 15m A black male burn-survivor and amputee goes on a date with an able bodied man for the first time since his accident. https://vimeo.com/374292554   In English, no subtitles available
The Watermelon Woman 1996 1hr30m Cheryl Dunye plays a version of herself in this witty, nimble landmark of New Queer Cinema. https://www.kanopy.com/category/29301   available with a Leeds Beckett logon (plus many other educational institutes)
Time And Again 2018 28m Eleanor and Isabelle meet again, sixty years after their relationship break up. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000g2w0/time-and-again February 2021 English with captions
Tooth And Nail 2018 22m A sister makes a bargain with her terminally ill brother. He agrees to let her use his sperm if she comes out to her family that night. https://vimeo.com/291415973   In English, no subtitles available
Two Spirits 2007 22m Joey Criddle is a Two Spirit man fighting with other LGBTQ Native Americans to reclaim the place of honor that many Two Spirits once held prior to colonization. The film follows Joey as he leads parallel lives - one as a co-director of the Two Spirit Society of Denver and the other as a father attending the Mississippi wedding of his Pentecostal son. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY21Iirhp5o   In English with auto-generated subtitles available
Un Chant D'Amour 1950 25m Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication. Jean Genet's only film. http://www.ubu.com/film/genet_chant.html   No sound, no spoken dialogue
UR Dead To Me 2017 10m If there’s one thing Jordan knows from delivering dried bouquets, it’s that while every relationship is different, they all share one thing in common; they end. When faced with an enlightening delivery message, Jordan must learn the value of the inevitable cycles of life, death, love, and loss in the process. https://vimeo.com/243546406   In English, no subtitles available
Vamanos 2015 12m A woman whose butch-identified girlfriend recently passed away butts heads with the deceased woman’s mother, who insists on burying her daughter in a dress. https://vimeo.com/150081605   In English, no subtitles available
Venus 2016 6m Venus Dimilo, a female drag performer, deals with issues of disability and empowerment. https://vimeo.com/171120916   In English, no subtitles available
Vicarious 2016 6m Animation in which two grieving friends exchange haunting visions of an impending outbreak, in which a mandatory skin suit uploads every bodily sensation to a government cloud.
CW: sexual content (language/discussion of), discussion of violating boundaries and consent
https://vimeo.com/177112689   In English, no subtitles available
Vow of Silence 2018 28m A heartbroken composer takes a vow of silence to win back the heart of her ex girlfriend. Vow of Silence features an original score by Be Steadwell. https://youtu.be/NGfATcO3ZZE   In English, no subtitles available
We Are Queer 2013 30m A portrait of the queer artist, who goes against the dominant vision of gender roles, challenges the binary categorization of gender, and develops a unique activist voice. This documentary explores the link between artistic creation and identity claim. https://vimeo.com/156241956   In English with French subtitles available
Welcome To My Queer Bookstore 2009 19m Located in Taipei, Taiwan, Gin Gin’s Bookstore is the one and only bookstore dedicated to the LGBTQ community in the Chinese-speaking world. The director explores the lawsuits and the discussion this iconic space has ignited, as well as its place in gay culture: hosting numerous public forums, book signing and promotional activities for queer films and television shows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG743S90aq4   In Chinese and English. English subtitles available for Chinese speaking parts, autogenerated subtitles available for English speaking parts.
West Yorkshire Queer Stories 2019 48m West Yorkshire Queer Stories has been gathering oral histories from a diverse range of LGBTIQ+ people across the region, as part of an archiving initiative supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Yorkshire MESMAC. Part of their collection includes films and videos. https://photos.app.goo.gl/WDPsjyrfTEDXVc9F6   English with subtitles

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