NARRATIVES


Closet Monster

CLOSET MONSTER
Canada, 2015, 90 mins

A fresh take on the coming-of-age story, this surreal tale follows the artistically driven Oscar hovering on the brink of adulthood. READ MORE >>

 

Departure

DEPARTURE
UK, 2015, 109 mins

A 15-year-old poetry-scribbling English boy on vacation with his mother in the south of France falls in love with a French boy in Andrew Steggall’s haunting coming-of-age story about family, friendship and secret desires. READ MORE >>

 

FIRST GIRL I LOVED
USA, 2016, 91 mins

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush - he does his best to get in the way. READ MORE >>

 

I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY
Mexico, 2015, 100 mins

Pretty-boy Miguel and the bisexual son of his mother's maid, Johnny, get in way over their heads trying to make some cash at black market blood drives, and their tender, closeted love-story becomes an edge-of-your-seat political thriller. I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY is a wildly directed, energetic youth film about untamed love, repressed desire, internalized homophobia, class relations, and the ongoing problem of organized crime in Mexico City.  READ MORE >>

LAZY EYE
USA, 2015, 94 mins

Passions reignite and hidden secrets revealed when a graphic designer in Los Angeles reconnects with an ex-lover he hasn’t seen or heard from in 15 years. READ MORE >>

 

THE NEST
Brazil, 2016, 115 mins

Four exuberant, colorful episodes plunge us into the long nights and hazy mornings of a group of young bohemians and the army boy they adopt as one of their own.  As the film's young heroes battle homophobia and gender discrimination of all kinds, they remain empowered by each other, dancing through it all, and their sense of pride is truly inspiring.  READ MORE >>

SLASH
USA, 2016, 100 mins

Neil is an introverted, questioning high school freshman. His main social outlet is the steamy erotic fan fiction he writes about Vanguard, the brawny, galaxy-hopping hero of a popular sci-fi franchise. When his stories are exposed in class Neil is mortified, but the fearless, effortlessly cool Julia comes to his defense.  READ MORE >>

Summertime

SUMMERTIME
France, 2015, 105 mins

Sensual and elegant, Catherine Corsini’s SUMMERTIME follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. READ MORE >>

 

WHITE NIGHTS
USA, 2016, 70 mins

The classic love story by Fyodor Dostoevsky is transposed to a world of glittering dance floors and neon lights in the second feature by Arkansas filmmaker Mark Thiedeman.  WHITE NIGHTS is a pseudo-musical, queer adaptation of a tale of love at first sight and all the inexplicable, operatic confusion it brings.  As a hopeless daydreamer falls for a mysterious young man obsessed with his former lover, he finds himself compelled to help — and in doing so, falls madly in love. READ MORE >>

You'll Never Be Alone

YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE
Chile, 2016, 81 mins

The debut feature by singer-songwriter Álex Anwandter is a dark, extremely powerful film about a father seeking justice after his gay son is brutally attacked.  An urgent reminder of social systems which protect homophobia and prevent LGBT equality, YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE is also a film of great tenderness and visual beauty. 
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