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Click on a topic below for a list of selected films...
  AIDS/HIV Employment Multicultural  
  Athletes Family Religion  
  Biography History & Politics Transsexuals & Transvestites  
  Discrimination Images on the Silver Screen and Television Youth & Elderly  

AIDS/HIV

AIDS: Biological Perspective/Cambridge Research Group, Ltd. & Black Bear Includes archival footage and animated sequences. Medical professionals, AIDS activists and persons infected with HIV discuss the biological mechanisms of HIV infection, the drug therapies currently available and the prospects for the development of preventive measures, such as vaccines.
CALL NUMBER: RA644.A25 A2864 1996

AIDS, Blood and Politics
Investigates the ten-year history of AIDS and the blood supply, including the American Red Cross and the FDA who failed to safeguard the blood supply from the deadly virus in the early 1980s.
CALL NUMBER: RA644.A25 A33294 1993

California AIDS Ride/ Network Q Productions.
�Television for gay America" California AIDS ride: San Francisco to Los Angeles /L.A. Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center fundraiser -- Gay greeks (College fraternities)--Queer holiday: San Diego -- Out in America: Hello, neighbor (Gay housing project, San Diego) � Cinema homosexual: Salmonberries / kd Lang -- Theatre: The Ballad of Little Mikey: the birth of an activist /Mark Savage.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.5 .N488 v.3 no.2

The Heart of the Matter
Focuses on the inspiring story of Janice Jirau, an HIV-positive African American woman as she unravels the pieces of her life that contributed to her risk for HIV, and the powerful steps she took once she knew she had AIDS. A chorus of other HIV-positive women underscores the universal nature of the problems Janice confronted and draws attention to the alarming growth of the epidemic among women.
CALL NUMBER: RC607.A26 H43 1994

�Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien�= No Regret / The Fear of Disclosure Project
Five gay Black men who are HIV-positive discuss how they are battling the double social stigmas
surrounding their infection and homosexuality.
CALL NUMBER: RA644.A25 N663

Not a Simple Story. Out in Silencea Fear of Disclosure Production.
Presents two stories of Asian Pacific Americans, gay and straight, male and female who have gone public about being HIV positive.
CALL NUMBER: RA644.A25 N684 1994

Side by Side: Women Against AIDS in Zimbabwe / a Villon Films-Harvey McKinnon Production in co-production with the Canadian International
Follows a social worker and a theater director/magazine editor as each uses her skills to overcome the effects of AIDS.
CALL NUMBER: RA644.A25 S524

Silverlake Life: The View from Here
Summary: Presents the story of Tom Joslin and Mark Massi, a gay couple who both have AIDS. Documents their life together and the process of living with AIDS.
CALL NUMBER: RC607 .A26 S55 1993

Through the Eye of the Needle: AIDS & Needle Exchange / Drug Policy Foundation.
The documentary looks at drug prevention, needle exchange programs and intravenous drug abuse in the United States.
CALL NUMBER: RA644.A25 T57 1992

White Hotel /Wake UP! Productions
With video camera in hand, two women follow an American HIV research team to Eritrea, East Africa, and are catapulted into a land of joy and repression, promiscuity and sexual mutilation.
CALL NUMBER: RA644.A25 W447 1996; RA644.A25 W447 1996 guide

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Athletes

Gay Games IV [and] Stonewall 25 / Network Q Productions.
A video news service published monthly providing the gay perspective on America.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.5 .N488 v.3 no.4

Homeless Queer Youth [videorecording] / Network Q Productions.
Notes: "Television for gay America"--Container.
Contents note: Homeless, queer youth -- Fighting The Right: Includes 2 videos about the Christian agenda -- Queer holiday: Cancun, Mexico -- Out in America: Grace under pressure-- The road to the games: Onwards into the storm --Cinema homosexual: Threesome -- Local color: Queer Austin music and arts scene. A video news service published monthly providing the gay perspective on America.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.5 .N488 v.3 no.1

Out for a Change: Addressing Homophobia in Women's Sports / Woman Vision.
Addresses the issues of women in sports, homophobia in sports, the common assumption that all female athletes and female coaches are lesbians and the discrimination attached to those assumptions. Includes comments by Helen Carroll, Mills College athletic director; Mariah Burton Nelson, professional basketball player; and Martina Navratilova, professional tennis player; as well as others.
CALL NUMBER: GV708.8 .O87 1994 guide; GV708.8 .O87 1994 video

Running Gay/ a Sheffield Film Co-op
Interviews with gay and lesbian athletes participating in the 1990 Gay Games III in Vancouver, Canada.
CALL NUMBER: GV722.5.G36 R866 1991

Spikes & Heels
Discusses the gay rights movement through the events of the 4th Gay Games and New York's Gay Pride Day.
CALL NUMBER: GV722.5.G36 S655 1994

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Biography

Kate Bornstein: Adventures in the Gender Trade
This documentary examines the life and work of Kate Bornstein, a San Francisco playwright and transsexual lesbian. Using Kate�s play �Hidden�: A Gender� as a backdrop, this film explores the cultural dynamics of gender. Through Kate�s humor and and intelligence, her play exposes the viewers to the value of honoring rather than alienating people who do not fit neatly into society�s rigid gender system.
CALL NUMBER: HQ77.8 .B67 K3 1993

Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer�s End
This documentary explores Paul�s life and work from his seemingly idyllic New England boyhood, and his closeted adolescence to his development into a successful writer, committed lover and activist, until his death from AIDS in February, 1995.
CALL NUMBER: HQ75.8.M64 P385 1997

Rock Hudson�s Home Movies
Using clips from Rock Hudson�s films and employing a narrative commentary from beyond the grave, the filmmaker invents an eclectic form of biography in which he explores the illusory nature of Hudson�s screen image and society�s attitudes towards Hudson as a homosexual.
CALL NUMBER: PN2287.H75 R62 1994

The Times of Harvey Milk
The film is a portrait of charismatic grass-roots activist and one of the first avowed homosexuals elected to political office, Harvey Milk. Through newsreel and interviews, the film follows him from his early days as a Castro Street businessman to his murder, along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, in 1978.
CALL NUMBER: F869.S353 M5485 1986

Your Mom�s a Lesbian, Here�s Your Lunch, Have a Good Day�
A biography of Jane Adams Spahr, an openly lesbian Presbyterian minister. Includes archival footage and interviews with her family.
CALL NUMBER: HQ75.4.S6 Y684 1990z

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Discrimination

Anti-Gay Hate Crime / produced by Q-Ball Productions, Inc. for A&E Network.
Examines the increase in anti-gay hate crimes in the United States.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.8.U5 A583 1999

Assault on Gay America: The Life and Death of Billy Jack / a Frontline co-production with Turn of River Films, LLC.
In the telling of the life and death of Billy Jack Gaither, the film explores the roots of homophobia in America and asks how these attitudes, beliefs and fears contribute to the recent rise in violence against gays.
CALL NUMBER: HV6250.4.H66 A877 2000

The Brandon Teena Story / Bless Bless Productions
Documentary film about Brandon Teena, who arrived in rural Falls City, Nebraska, in 1993 where he finds some new friends. Three weeks later he is brutally raped and beaten by friends who discover that he is actually a woman. A week later the same two men murder Teena along with two other people. This is a tale of Brandon's coming of age struggle with identity and how his gender ambiguity induced feelings of betrayal, confusion and hostility among residents of a town in America's heartland.
CALL NUMBER: HV6250.3.U53 F355 1999

Licensed to Kill / DeepFocus Productions
A riveting journey into the minds of men whose contempt for homosexuals led them to murder. Videotaped confessions, home and police videos of gay bashings and murder scenes, news reports and graphic evidence from police files are fused together with interviews by the filmmaker with seven convicted.
CALL NUMBER: HV6250.4 .H66 L52 1997 guide; HV6250.4 .H66 L52 1997 video

Lone Star Hate / a Berwick Universal Pictures Production for Channel Four ;
Examines homophobia in Texas.
CALL NUMBER : HV6250.4.H66 L66 1997

Pink Triangles: A Study of Prejudice Against Lesbians and Gay Men / Cambridge Documentary Films
Takes a look at the nature of discrimination against lesbians and gay men and explores some of society's attitudes toward homosexuality. Also examines historical and contemporary patterns of sexual persecution.
CALL NUMBER: DQ76.25 .P565 1982; no circ DQ76.25 .P565 1982 study guide

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Employment

Out at Work / Anderson Gold
Discusses the perils that gays and lesbians face in companies in many states across the United States through case studies of two gay men and one lesbian worker who are exposed to job discrimination and finally take action to fight for their rights.
CALL NUMBER: HF5549.5.S47 O873 1998

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Family

For Better or Worse
This documentary features couples who have been together over 50 years. Includes a gay couple who have been together 60 years, as well as four traditionally married couples.
CALL NUMBER: HQ535 .F67 1993

Letter to Maya
A woman's desire to have children propels this tale of international adoption. A Caucasian lesbian couple wants to add a Chinese baby to the family. This couple attempts to describe their adoption journey to daughter Maya, born of unknown parents and who abandoned her soon after.
CALL NUMBER: HQ75.53 .L485 1997

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History & Politics

After Stonewall: From the Riots to the Millennium
Narrated by Melissa Etheridge, this sequel to Before Stonewall chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the roots at Stonewall to the end of the century.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.8.U5 A377 1999

Anatomy of Desire/ a co-production of National Film Board of Canada and Bare Bone Films
Narrated by Brad Fraser, the film looks at the history of scientific research on the question of sexual orientation and how this research has affected lesbian and gay rights.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.25 .A52 1995

Ballot Measure 9 / Zeitgeist Films
A documentary investigation of events surrounding the 1992 campaign for Oregon's anti-gay ballot initiative.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.8 .U5 B34 1996

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community / Media Network
A social history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s through the 1960s. Shows how male homosexuals and lesbians have progressed from isolation and oppression to the status of a visible and vocal minority group.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.3.U5 B446 1984 pt.1; HQ76.3.U5 B446 1984 pt.2

The Castro: A Documentary / a production of KQED, San Francisco
The film chronicles the history of the Castro district from a working class neighborhood to the center of gay and lesbian life in San Francisco.
CALL NUMBER: F869 .S353 C37 1997

Coming Out Under Fire / Zeitgeist Films presents
Narrated by Salome Jens, the film discusses the experiences of gay men and lesbians who were in the United States military service during World War II with the military's response to their sexual orientation. Includes ads for: Baby fever, and Venice/Venice.
CALL NUMBER: D769.2 .C663 1995

Comrades in Arms / a Maya Vision Production
Intertwined with popular songs, archival film clips and period re-enactments, gay men and lesbian women recall their secret lives while serving in the British armed forces during World War II.
CALL NUMBER: D759 .C657 1990

Dear Jesse / Bang! inc.
Gay North Carolina filmmaker Tim Kirkman's open letter to his closed-minded senator, Jesse Helms.
CALL NUMBER : HQ76.3.U5 D437 1999

March on Washington, 93 / Network Q Productions.
This television series includes: coverage of the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, Washington, D.C., 1993 -- Out across America tour -- Nalty: comic with AIDS -- Cinema homosexual: Sex is / Mark Heustis, Lawrence Helman.
A video news service published monthly providing the gay perspective on America.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.5 .N488 v.1 no.9

Last call at Maud's / The Maud's Project.
A look at the world's longest running lesbian bar, Maud's in San Francisco. Film interweaves rare archive film of the gay bar scene in the 1940's, the vice raids of the 1950's, the gay counter culture of the 1960's and "coming out" in the 1970's up until the bar closed its doors in 1989.
CALL NUMBER: HQ75.6.U5 L275 1993

Out of the Past / A-Pix Entertainment, Inc.
With voices provided by Stephen Spinella as Michael Wigglesworth; Gwyneth Paltrow as Sarah Orne Jewett; Cherry Jones as Annie Adams Fields; Edward Norton as Henry Gerber; and Leland Gantt as Bayard Rustin, the film looks at the continuing gay rights struggle in America by intercutting historical montage sequences with contemporary footage.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.8.U5 O97 1997

Pride Divide
This film documents the lifestyles and cultural challenges facing gay men and women in the United States, using interviews and footage of events
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.3.U5 P754 1997

The Question of Equality / a Testing the Limits production in association with Channel Four Television, UK
Using a series of short stories such as: Out rage '69; Culture Wars ; Hollow Liberty ; and Generation "Q,� this video intertwines archival footage and interviews to document the hard-fought gains and heartbreaking losses in the struggle for gay and lesbian equality.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.8.U5 Q48 1995; HQ76.8.U5 Q48 1995 pt.2 ; HQ76.8.U5 Q48 1995 pt.3 ; HQ76.8.U5 Q48 1995 pt.4

A Simple Matter of Justice / Moonforce Media for The Committee for the March on Washington, Inc.
Dubbed as �The official video of the 1993 March on Washington for lesbian, gay, and bi equal rights and liberation,� this video expresses all the emotions of the joyful protest that was the 1993 March on Washington. Sections on civil rights, AIDS and health care, the military and our families are beautifully woven together from coverage of the incredible music, comedy, speeches and marchers of the weekend. A Simple Matter of Justice is a powerful and moving piece on the state of the lesbian, gay and bisexual movement today.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.8.U5 S585 1993 program guide; HQ76.8.U5 S585 1993 video

"We're here to stay": The History of Hands Off Washington and the Politics of Hate in Washington State / Lizard Productions
Tells the story of Hands Off Washington, a gay and lesbian advocacy group, and more broadly, the story of the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights in the state of Washington.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.8.U5 W47 1998 guide; HQ76.8.U5 W47 1998 video

Word is Out, Stories of Some of Our Lives: Conversations with 26 Gay Men and Women / a Mariposa Film Group and Adair Films Production
Originally released in 1977 as a motion picture, the film profiles the lives of 16 gay people from various parts of the country.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.3.U5 W67 1992

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Images on the Silver Screen

Andre's Mother / Monterey Movie Company
Originally broadcast on the television program American playhouse.
Katherine has lost her son, Cal has lost his lover, and together they must seek a reconciliation after Andre loses his life to AIDS.
CALL NUMBER: PN1992.77 .A567 1998

The Celluloid Closet / Home Box Office presents in association with Channel 4, ZDF
Narrated by Lily Tomlin, this video contains assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist triumphs of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen.
CALL NUMBER : PN1995.9 .H55 C455 1996

 Dry Kisses Only: A Videotape / Women Make Movies
Examines subplots or subtexts in supposed heterosexual classic Hollywood films as well as in contemporary depictions of lesbian sexuality on film.
CALL NUMBER: PN1995.9.L48 D79 1990

Edward II / British Screen & BBC Films
Edward II embraces the essential dramatic themes of passion, murder, and unrequited love. Steven Waddington plays the monarch as a man whose destiny hangs on his overpowering passion and lack of responsibility to the British throne. He rebuffs his wife, Isabella, lavishing affection on the handsome Gaveston -- a choice that ultimately seals his fate. Stars Steven Waddington, Andrew Tiernan, Tilda Swinton and Nigel Terry.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .E35332 1992

Flesh / Image Entertainment
Joe, a bisexual prostitute, takes to the streets and meets an artist with elaborate and hilarious theories of body worship, a couple of transvestites, a dumb ex-girlfriend, and a friend whose armpits have been burned by a flame thrower.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .F5535 1998

Glen or Glenda / Screen Classics Productions
Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller star in this �often mentioned by critics as the worst film ever made,� film about a transvestite who can't figure out how to tell his girl that he likes to wear her clothes.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .G5385 1995

Jeffrey / Workin' Man Films
Jeffrey is a gay man so disturbed by the AIDS epidemic that he vows to give up on love entirely. Unfortunately, it's not so easy to turn off your heart, especially when you've just met the man of your dreams. Stars Steven Weber, Patrick Stewart and Olympia Dukakis.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .J4144 1996

Kiss of the Spider Woman / Charter Entertainment
A homosexual and a politically active journalist share a prison cell in an unnamed South American country. Though they initially have nothing in common, a strong relationship develops between the cellmates. Stars William Hurt and Raul Julia.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .K588 1986

La Cage Aux Folles / United Artists
In French with English subtitles.
A farce involving a flamboyant homosexual couple�s attempt to appear to be conventional parents in front of the prospective in-laws of the son of one of the men. Stars Ugo Tognazzi,Michel Serrault, and Claire Maurier.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .C238 1990

Off the Straight & Narrow: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals & Television / Media Education Foundation
Off the Straight & Narrow casts a critical eye over the growth of gay images on TV. Leading media scholars provide the historical and cultural context for exploring the social implications of these new representations. Off the Straight & Narrow challenges viewers to consider the value and limits of available gay images: who is represented, what they get to say, and how people respond to them.
CALL NUMBERS: PN1992.8.H64 O44 1998

The Opposite of Sex / Sony Pictures
Dedee Truitt, a 16-year-old from Louisiana, flees to the suburban Indiana home of her gay half-brother Bill, where she proceeds to seduce his hunky live-in boyfriend, get pregnant, steal $10,000 and lead everyone in a chase across the country. Stars Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow and Lyle Lovett.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .O6376 1998

Outcasts / Award Films
In Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles.
Discovered during sex by a nightwatchman, young Ah-Ching is beaten and expelled from home by his violent abusive father. Rescued from the gutter by Yang, he is introduced to three other teenage boys--all abandoned by their families because they were gay. Yang struggles to create a loving family unit with them. Stars Su Ming-Ming, Sun Yueh Lee and Shao Hsin.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .O89 1992

Torch Song Trilogy / New Line Cinema
Chronicles a gay New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him. Stars Harvey Fierstein, Anne Bancroft and Matthew Broderick.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .T598 1989

Vampyres / Essay Films
Two bisexual women roam the English countryside, luring unsuspecting men to their estate for orgies of sex and blood. But when an innocent young couple stumble into the vampyre's lair, they find themselves sucked into an unforgettable vortex of savage lust and forbidden desires. The film stars Marianne Morris, Anulka, Murray Brown and Brian Deacon.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .V247 2000

Zero Budget / a Polari Production for Channel 4
Looks at the emergence of lesbian feature filmmakers in the U.S. and how they produce films on a small budget. Interviews include directors Rose Troche (Go Fish); Sharon Pollack (Everything Relative); Kimberley Pierce (Stone); and Alex Sichel (All Over Me) as well as producer Dolly Hall, executive producer Christine Vachon and writers Sylvia Sichel and Guinevere Turner.
CALL NUMBER: PN1995.9.W6 Z475 1996

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Multicultural

AFRICA

Woubi Ch*ri / La Sept ARTE & Dominant 7
In French with English subtitles.
Woubi Ch*ri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces us to gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.2.C852 A234 1998

AFRICAN AMERICAN AND HISPANIC

All God's Children / National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum ;
A look at some of the issues and concerns of Black gays and lesbians with comments from prominent political and religious leaders in the Black community.
CALL NUMBER : BV4437.5 .A454 1996 guide; BV4437.5 .A454 1996 video

I Shall Not Be Removed The Life of Marlon Riggs / Signifyin� Works
Narrated by Rhodessa Jones, this film biography looks at the gifted, gay, black filmmaker who produced documentary films addressing issues of identity among Afro-Americans and gays.
CALL NUMBER: PN1998.3.R55 I2 1996

A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde / Third World Newsreel
Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers.
CALL NUMBER: PS3562.O75 Z655 1996

A Meditation on Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and the Harlem Renaissance
This documentary is a tribute to Langston Hughes, and attempts to reclaim him as an important black gay voice in American culture.
CALL NUMBER: pn1997 .m4334 1992

�Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien�= No Regret / The Fear of Disclosure Project
Five gay Black men who are HIV-positive discuss how they are battling the double social stigmas surrounding their infection and homosexuality.
CALL NUMBER: RA644.A25 N663

Paris is Burning / Off White
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
This documentary focuses on the young homosexual men of Harlem who originated "voguing" and turned these stylized dance competitions into glittering expressions of fierce personal pride. A story of street-wise urban survival, gay self-affirmation, and the pursuit of a desperate dream. Featuring Freddie Pendavis, Pepper Labeija, Kim Pendavis, Dorian Corey, Venus Xtravaganza, Willi Ninja, and Octavia St. Laurent
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.2.U5 P37 1992b

Sisters in the Life: First Love / Our Film Works
Directed by Yvonne Welbon, the film focuses on Donna Rose, a thirty something black lesbian, who recounts the story of her first experience with love. At 14, she has a boyfriend and a best girlfriend. In flashbacks, Donna focuses on the feelings she had for her girlfriend Karen. Her current day relationship with Maggie provides a romantic parallel.
CALL NUMBER: HQ75.6.U5 S578 1993

Tongues Untied / Frameline
Filmmaker and star Marlon Riggs presents images of how black gay men are treated in American society and how they view themselves through poetry, music, and testimonials.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.2.u5 t665 1989

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN

Not a Simple Story Out in Silence / a Fear of Disclosure Production.
Presents two stories of Asian Pacific Americans, gay and straight, male and female who have gone public about being HIV positive.
CALL NUMBER: RA644.A25 N684 1994

CANADIAN

Forbidden Love: the Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives / a National Film Board of Canada Production
Recounts the experiences of Canadian lesbian women in the 1950's and 1960's who sought romance in gay beer parlours and bars. Their stories are interwoven with a fictional love story and set against the tabloids and pulp novels of the time and illustrate the stereotypes and intolerance they faced. Stars Stephanie Morgenstern, Lynne Adams and Masie-Jo Therio.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.3.C2 F67 1992

Long Time Coming
Captures the work and friendship in intimate conversations with Faith Nolan and Grace Channer. Both are African-Canadian lesbian artists. Nolan is a feminist singer, songwriter and community activist. Channer specializes in painting and has exhibited her work at numerous galleries and festivals.
CALL NUMBER: N8354 .L654 1993

When Love is Gay
The film explodes myths about gay love and explores relationships between men from long-standing monogamous partnerships to brief encounters.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76 .W44 1995

FRANCE

French Twist / Miramax Films
In French with yellow English subtitles.
Suburban housewife Loli is furious when she discovers her husband has been cheating on her for years. When the van of a tough-talking, tender-hearted lesbian named Marijo breaks down in front of Loli's house, things take an unusual turn.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .F746 1996

L�Homme Blesse the Wounded Man / Cinevista
In the film, a young man, himself being pursued by a voyeuristic homosexual doctor, becomes romantically obsessed with, and tries to win the love of, another man who is much older than him. Stars Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vittorio Mezzogiorno and Roland Bertin.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .H622 1988

Les Nuits Fauves Savage Nights
In French with yellow English subtitles.
Adapted from the Cyril Collard�s semi-autobiographical novel, the film portrays the reckless bisexual lifestyle of a young man living under the threat of AIDS.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .N945 1994

GERMANY

Coming Out
Against the background of an East German society, the story focuses on the prejudice against a homsexual relationship. Philip, a high school teacher with a pregnant girl friend, discovers he loves Matthias.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997.C659 1998

Die Jungfrauen Maschine = Virgin Machine / First Run Features
In German with English subtitles.
Ina Blum, Marcel Uriona, and Gad Klein star in this story about a young journalist who tries to find romantic love in Hamburg. When her attempts seem fruitless, she tries her luck in San Francisco, where the search becomes more personal. There she is introduced to San Francisco's lesbian scene, discovers her own homosexuality, and remains convinced, despite a minor setback, that romantic love can be found.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .J83265 1992

Ich Bin Meine Eigene Frau: Die Lebensgeschichte der Charlotte von Mahlsdorf = I'm My Own Woman : The Life Story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf / Milestone Film
In German with English subtitles.
East German Lothar Berfelde, a.k.a. Charlotte Mahlsdorf, is a transvestite and proud of it. In the film, Charlotte serves as a guide through his own life story, as he coaches young actors through the dramatized sequences of this documentary. Illustrates the persecution homosexuals endured during the Nazi and post WWII eras.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.2.G4 I223 1993

Rote Ohren Fetzen Durch Asche-=Flaming Ears
In German with English subtitles.
Flaming Ears is a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictional burned-out city of Asche. It follows the tangles lives of three women�Volley, Nun and Spy.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .R7666 1992

GREAT BRITAIN

Comrades in Arms
This documentary focuses on gay men and lesbian women who recall their secret lives while serving in the British armed forces during World War II.
CALL NUMBER: D759 .C657 1990

Women Like Us
These British women relate their experiences as young, gay women in the years prior to the gay liberation movement.
CALL NUMBER: HQ75.3 .W662 1990

LATIN AMERICA

Dona Herlinda y Su Hijo Dona Herlinda and Her Son
In Spanish with English subtitles.
The film focuses on a homosexual relationship in Guadalajara between a doctor and a music student.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .D6635 1987

Looking for Space: Lesbians & Gay Men in Cuba
Dialogue in Spanish with English subtitles.
A documentary film examining the treatment of lesbians and gay men during the early years of the Cuban Revolution and perspectives of current residents of Cuba on questions of political ideology and sexual identity.
CALL NUMBER: HQ57 .6.C9 L665 1993

Mauvaise Conduite Improper Conduct
This anti-Castro documentary includes interviews with Cuban refugees and historical film footage. Among those considered �antisocial� by the Castro regime were political and artistic dissidents, and homosexuals.
CALL NUMBER: F1788 .M438 1984

MIDDLE EAST

Drifting
In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Romi, who lives with his grandmother is gay. He tries to accept that he is a homosexual as he looks for funding to finance a film about gays.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .D7735 1983

Hesed Muflah
In Hebrew with English subtitles.
The film focuses on 18 year-old Jonathan who leaves his mother�s home to live with his friend Mikey, a handsome arrogant, bed-hopping youth who is hardly ever at home. Jonathan then meets Thomas who has returned to Israel after many years in New York. Thomas believes he has HIV but he is hiding this fact from his new friend.
CALL NUMBER: PN1997 .H474 1994

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Religion

Call to Witness / Pam Walton Productions.
Tells the stories of three Midwestern Lutheran pastors, all of whom have defied the Lutheran Church's proclamations against "practicing homosexuals."
CALL NUMBER: BX8074.H66 C34 1999

Eve's Daughters / Leonardo's Children, Inc.
Documentary about the lives of five lesbian women who take us through their own struggles in a heterosexist, sexist, racist society. Through their own stories, art and drama, they insightfully share the pain and the joy of breaking free into an integrated sexuality and spirituality. They return to us as refugees from spiritual exile, refusing to be victims any longer and witnessing to the freedom that arises from the fusion of body and soul. They call upon the church not only to repent of its homophobia, but to celebrate the deep spiritual gifts they have because they are lesbians.
CALL NUMBER: BR115.H6 E954 1995

Gay, Lesbian & Mormon / Network Q Productions.
"Television for gay America"
This video contains the following segments: Lesbians, Gays and the Mormon Church -- Queer Comedy / Suzanne Westenhoefer -- Yes, Virginia, There is Queer Life in Salt Lake City -- Queer Holiday: Winterfest '94 -- Cinema Homosexual: The Sundance Film Festival -- Out in America: Sold! (Lesbian realtor) � Local color / Megan Peters -- On the Road to the Games: Just Can't Get Enough / Kris Justesen.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.5 .N488 v.2 no.9

God, Gays and the Gospel: This is Our Story / Cinema Guild
Narrated by Morgan Lofting, the film documents the history of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches and its founder, Troy D. Perry.
CALL NUMBER: BX9896.Z8 G638 1984

"Maybe We're Talking About a Different God": Homosexuality and the Church / Leonardo's Children, Inc.
Documentary about Jane Adams Spahr, the minister and a lesbian, at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, Rochester, N.Y., other homosexual members, and moral and religious views of them.
CALL NUMBER: BR115.H6 M397 1993; BR115.H6 M397 1993 guide

One Nation Under God / 3Z/Hourglass Productions
Journeys into the strange world of "ex-gay" ministries and "conversion" therapies, revealing shocking techniques used to straighten out twisted souls. The film focuses on two former leaders of Exodus, one of the biggest ex-gay ministries, who after renouncing their homosexuality, fell in love.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.25 .O52 1993

Your Mom's a Lesbian, Here's your Lunch, Have a Good Day at School / Leonardo's Children, Inc.
A biography of Jane Adams Spahr, an openly lesbian Presbyterian minister. Includes interviews with her twin sister, her ex-husband, her parents, and her two sons.
CALL NUMBER: HQ75.4.S6 Y684 1990z

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Transsexuals & Transvestites

The Blank Point: What is Transsexualism? / a Beijing-San Francisco Film Group Production
Narrated by Chrys Fa, the film documents how modern medical procedures now permit changes of gender through surgery. Sometimes equated with "Transvestism," "Transsexualism" is often both confusing and misunderstood. This film attempts to explain this phenomenon whereby some individuals elect to undergo surgery in order to live in their "preferred" gender instead of that into which they were born. Included are interviews with several people who have undergone the procedures, which includes both physical alteration of the body and psychological counseling. They are quite candid in the discussion of their expectations and experiences.
CALL NUMBER: HQ77.9 .B525 1991; HQ77.9 .B525 1991 guide

Ich Bin Meine Eigene Frau: Die Lebensgeschichte der Charlotte von Mahlsdorf = I'm My Own Woman : The Life Story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf / Milestone Film
In German with English subtitles.
East German Lothar Berfelde, a.k.a. Charlotte Mahlsdorf, is a transvestite and proud of it. In this film, "Charlotte" serves as a guide through his own life story, as he coaches young actors through the dramatized sequences of this documentary. Illustrates the persecution homosexuals endured during the Nazi and post WWII eras.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.2.G4 I223 1993

Kate Bornstein: Adventures in the Gender Trade / Green Dragon Productions.
This documentary examines the life and work of Kate Bornstein, a San Francisco playwright and transsexual lesbian. Using Kate's play "Hidden: a gender" as a backdrop, this documentary explores the cultural dynamics of gender. Kate's work questions the usefulness of our current bipolar gender system.
CALL NUMBER: HQ77.8 .B67 K3 1993

The Transformation / a Starfish Production
In Spanish and English with English subtitles.
Follows Ricardo (Sara in The Salt Mines) as he rejects his street life to join a group of Born Again Christians in an effort to transform his life from that of a homosexual to a heterosexual.
CALL NUMBER: HQ77 .T735 1995

 A Transsexual Journey : Katharine Elizabeth Cohen / CBC Newsworld.
Follows Katharine, age 40, in the last stages of transition from male to female.
CALL NUMBER: HQ77.8.C64 T736 1995

You Don't Know Dick: Courageous Hearts of Transsexual Men / a Northern Light/Candace
Schermerhorn Production
Provides honest and riveting portraits of six men who once were women. Through their commentaries and the experiences of partners, friends, and family emerges an unforgettable story of self-discovery.
CALL NUMBER : HQ77 .Y68 1997

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Youth & Elderly

From a Secret Place: America's Families Cope with the Coming Out Process of Gay and Lesbian Youth
Young lesbians, gays, and their families describe their own "coming out" experiences clearly and poignantly.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.25 .F76 1993

Homeless Queer Youth [videorecording] / Network Q Productions.
"Television for gay America" This news video includes: Homeless, queer youth -- Fighting The Right: 2 videos about the Christian agenda -- Queer holiday: Cancun, Mexico -- Out in America: Grace under pressure-- The road to the games: Onwards into the storm --Cinema homosexual: Threesome -- Local color: Queer Austin music and arts scene. A video news service published monthly providing the gay perspective on America.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.5 .N488 v.3 no.1

Looking for Common Ground: One School's Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights
"Looking for Common Ground" tells the true story of the Hampshire Regional School District's struggle to make sure that their health program deals fairly and accurately with issues of sexuality and sexual orientation. The politics of the process are an important part of the story, and the video interviews folks on all sides of the issue.
CALL NUMBER: HQ27 .L665 2000

Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Youth / produced by The Ontario Centre of the National Film Board of Canada.

Records the personal stories of gay and lesbian youth who are faced with social isolation, rejection by family and peers and the threat of homophobic violence, yet despite the odds are able to make it through and get on with their lives.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.25 .O97 1994

Silent Pioneers / a Pioneer Films production
Presents elderly gays speaking about their lives and their present relationships.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.25 .S558 1985

Surviving Friendly Fire / Surviving Films and TWNelson Productions
Ten thousand homeless youth live on the streets of Hollywood. They are runaways, some are "throwaways," abandoned or forcefully exiled from their families homes. Their average age is fifteen. About a third of them are gay, lesbian or transgender. In their survival these young people endure familial abuse, suicide attempts, drugs and alcohol, prostitution, and life on the streets. In 1992, seventy homeless youth registered for a theater project in the Hollywood shelter where they lived. Over a period of seven months their stories were shaped into monologues, scenes and songs. Of the original seventy, ten completed the project and became performers. In 1993, they performed their play "Friendly fire" at the Los Angeles Festival and toured high schools throughout the city. This is a documentary about the ten teenagers and the hardships they endured.
CALL NUMBER: HV4506.L67 S875 1997

When a Kid is Gay
The teen years are full of turmoil for most, but particularly for gays and lesbians. This film, shot in malls, high schools, and fast food restaurants, chronicles the struggles as well as the support a group of Worcester, Mass. youth have found. Includes views of some families that have accepted and some that have not accepted their children's sexual orientation, and of some individuals who have and some who have not reconciled their religious beliefs with their lifestyle.
CALL NUMBER: HQ76.25 .W53 1995

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