2011 Releases

Frameline New Releases


October

Same Difference
Same Difference

Lisa Udelson & Catherine Opie 29 min USA 2011

Among the cries of "What about the children?" during the debate over California's Proposition 8, where were the voices of actual children? That's the question posed in Same Difference, a collaboration between renowned photographer Catherine Opie and award-winning filmmaker Lisa Udelson. It's an exploration of how modern American families are constructed, not only those within the LGBTQ community.

Remember Me in Red
Remember Me In Red

Fidelia is arranging her best friend Alma's funeral, only to have Alma's parents arrive from Mexico and insist their son be buried as a male. In this heartbreaking story of strong emotions, memory, and truth, Alma's friends pull together to honor both the parents' wishes and those of Alma herself.

Girl Bunnies x 3
Girl Bunnies x 3

Stop-motion animation doesn't get any cuter than this! For the first time, all three shorts are packaged together for die-hard Girl Bunnies fans. This collection includes: The Girl Bunnies, The Girl Bunnies: HOCKEY, and The Girl Bunnies: Big Tree.

August

Girl Bunnies: Big Tree, The
Girl Bunnies: Big Tree, The

Franciose Doherty 2011 8 min Canada

In the third installment of The Girl Bunnies, Mimi accidentally saws through a really cute girl bunny's tree. Mimi solicits the help of a deer and two hockey girls, and uses a rope to save the day. Filmmaker and songwriter, Francosie Doherty, delights us with her latest girl bunnies short.

HOOTERS
HOOTERS

Anna Margarita Albelo 82 min 2010 USA

Theory collides with comedy in HOOTERS, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of The Owls.

Original Pride: The Satrys Motorcycle Club
Original Pride: The Satrys Motorcycle Club

Scott Bloom 56 min 2005 USA

Founded in 1954, the Satyrs Motorcycle Club is the oldest, continuously running gay organization in the world. The men in this motorcycle club were profoundly affected by the two world wars and Stanley Kramer's film, The Wild Ones, which featured a leather-clad icon Marlon Brando.

Undertow
Undertow

Javier Fuentes-Leon 2009 Spain 100 min

In a tiny traditional Peruvian seaside village, Miguel, a young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela, are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel has a secret: he's in love with Santiago, a painter who is ostracized by the town because he's gay. As this strikingly original romantic drama unfolds, Miguel must find the courage to be true to himself. His bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting personal journey embodies the essence of what it means to be a man.

We Are Dad
We Are Dad

Michael Horvat 2005 USA 71 min

We Are Dad follows the lives of a most unusual family: two white gay pediatric nurses and their family of five foster children. The family has an abundance of both love and complications. Four of the foster children have AIDS. Three are black. Two come from a backwater cult in Oregon. And the whole family has been in the middle of one of the most hotly debated issues in the country - gay adoption.

March

8: The Mormon Proposition
8: The Mormon Proposition

Reed Cowan 2010 80 min USA

A searing indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California's Proposition 8, and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against gay rights.

Big Eden
Big Eden

Thomas Bezucha 2001 117 min USA

Big Eden tells a truly original tale of a thirty-something gay guy, Henry Hart (Arye Gross, Ellen, Six Feet Under) who returns to his childhood Montana home to confront his unrequited passion for his high school best friend.

Brother to Brother
Brother to Brother

Rodney Evans 2004 90 min USA

This critically acclaimed drama invokes the gay glory days of the Harlem Renaissance. Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) stars as Perry, a young black gay artist struggling to find his voice. Perry meets Bruce Nugent (Roger Robinson) an elderly poet, and together they embark on a surreal narrative journey through his inspiring past.

Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema

Lisa Ades & Lesli Klainberg 2006 82 min USA

This whirlwind cinematic tour is packed with clips from your favorite LGBT movies, plus smart interviews with the superstars of gay and lesbian cinema.

Follow My Voice
Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig

Katherine Linton 2006 100 min USA

An awesome queer youth rock story with an all-star cast: Rufus Wainwright, Cyndi Lauper, Sleater-Kinney, Ben Folds, YokoOno, The Breeders, Yo La Tengo, and more.

For The Love of Dolly
For The Love of Dolly

Tai Uhlmann 2006 60 min USA

For The Love of Dolly takes you into the hearts and homes of Dolly's most devoted fans.

Hannah Free
Hannah Free

Wendy Jo Carlton 2009 86 min USA

Starring multi-award winning actress Sharon Gless (Burn Notice, Queer as Folk, Cagney & Lacey) in a tremendous performance, Hannah Free is a feature film about the lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home.

The Journey
The Journey

Ligy J. Pullappally 2004 107 min India

In an idyllic Indian village, two lifelong friends fall in love, but their lesbian relationship creates a scandal in the community.

Lilies
Lilies

John Greyson 1996 96 min Canada

John Greyson's Lilies is an emotionally intense, suspense-laden tale of love, betrayal and revenge in which one man's past comes back to haunt him and another man's past comes to bring him freedom.

A Marine Story
A Marine Story

Ned Farr 2010 93 min USA

A decorated Marine officer unexpectedly returns home from the war and is quickly recruited to help a troubled teen prepare for boot camp, but when the true reasons for her return become known it threatens the future for both of them.

Pageant
Pageant

Ron Davis & Stewart Halpern 2008 94 min USA

This multi-award winning film presents a behind-the-scenes look at the 34th Miss Gay America contest where fifty-two ordinary gentlemen go to extraordinary lengths to be crowned as winner.

Pedro
Pedro

Nick Oceano 2008 93 min USA

Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black brings to life the story of another real gay hero, in this moving true account of the openly gay and HIV-positive Pedro Zamora, who captured the hearts of millions on the San Francisco edition of MTV's The Real World back in 1994.

Prom Queen
Prom Queen

John L'Ecuyer 2005 85 min Canada

This uplifting comedy-drama is based on the true story of Marc Hall, the Canadian gay teen who sued the Catholic Church for not letting him bring his boyfriend to his High School Prom.

Radical Harmonies
Radical Harmonies

Dee Mosbacher 2004 92 min USA

This tremendous, all-star overview of the history of women's music is one of the most uplifting and entertaining lesbian documentaries ever made with a fantastic soundtrack featuring all of your favorite Womyn's music legends and then some.

Training Rules
Training Rules

Dee Mosbacher & Fawn Yacker 2008 60 min USA

Dee Mosbacher & Fawn Yacker 2008 60 min USA
Training Rules examines how a wealthy athletic department, enabled by the silence of a complacent university, allowed talented athletes who were thought to be gay, to be dismissed from their college team.

Were The World Mine
Were The World Mine

Tom Gustafson 2008 95 min USA

Armed with a magical love potion and empowered by dazzling musical fantasies, struggling with his identity and acceptance, adorable teen, Timothy (dreamy Tanner Cohen) turns his narrow-minded town gay while capturing the heart of Jonathon (buff Nathaniel David Becker), the rugby jock of his dreams.