2013 New Releases
Frameline New Releases
A Self-Made Man
Lori Petchers 56 min USA 2013
At a crucial turning point in his life, Tony Ferriaolo's inner voice said, "Create yourself." This credo once saved his life and now serves as a guiding principle as he educates gender non-conforming youth, as well as their parents. Lori Petchers' moving A Self-Made Man interweaves the poignant story of Ferraiolo's personal transition with his life work as a transgender youth advocate.
Grant LaHood 68 min New Zealand 2012
For every two thousand births easily defined, one intersex baby is born into a life fraught with challenges. In this binary-gendered world, having ambiguous genitalia or something other than XX-female or XY-male chromosomes brings immense social pressure. Intersex activist Mani Bruce Mitchell seeks out his/her peers to find community, healing, and a wider view of intersex life: "It doesn't suck to be intersex; it sucks to be persecuted."
The Paper Mirror
Charissa King-O'Brien 34 min USA 2013
Charissa King's short documentary captures a pivotal collaboration between two influential artists, Alison Bechdel and Riva Lehrer, as Lehrer completes a compelling portrait of Bechdel, yielding a highly satisfying work of psychological insight.
Melissa Osborne 24 min USA 2013
An African-American teenager grapples with his sexual identity on the night Barack Obama is elected President and Proposition 8, the California voter initiative to eliminate same-sex, is passed.
Mississippi: I Am
Katherine Linton & Harriet Hirshorn 46 min USA 2012
Mississippi: I Am examines the relatively new battle on the part of primarily young LGBT people to bring LGBT civil rights and visibility out in the open and beyond division in the rural south.
Past Releases: September 2012
It Came From Kuchar (2 Disc Collection)
Jennifer Kroot 86 min USA 2009
Cinephiles with a love of queer and experimental tales, students, and film-loving weirdos of every stripe will find plenty to love in Kroot's documentary (Disc 1) and the six short films, three by George, three by Mike, spanning over 30 years of their filmmaking careers (Disc 2).
What Do You Know: Six to Twelve Year-Olds Talk About Gays and Lesbians
An award-winning short film that features students from Massachusetts and Alabama discussing what they know about gay mean and lesbians, what they hear at school, and what they'd like teachers to do. Adults can learn a lot from the inspirational children in this beautiful film.