Mark has been with his boyfriend Jonah for three years. When Mark receives news of his father’s death, cracks begin to show between the two.
Jonah suggests Mark go back on anti-depressants to help cope with his lose but Mark makes an appointment with a couples counselor instead. When the therapy exercises fail to work, Mark caves into emotional pressure and self doubt and begins to take medication. Things improve until Mark has a severe panic attack. Finally, at therapy, Mark begins to question his relationship and if he truly loves Jonah anymore.
Returning home for his father’s funeral, Mark is confronted by his estranged sister. Mark reconnects with her and considers being a part of his family again. He begins to embrace what is truly important in his life. At the last therapy session, Mark ends the relationship with Jonah. Months later, they meet at their friend’s wedding, here Mark is able to expresses his gratitude for their time together.
In this riveting dramatic tale, gay teens Naz and Maalik are friends, classmates, business partners and lovers. As the two closeted Muslim teens go about their regular daily routine on a Friday afternoon in Brooklyn they arouse the suspicions of an undercover FBI agent who begins to track them. This complex tale of race, religion and sexuality features a pair of tremendous performances from Kerwin Johnson Jr. as Naz and Curtis Cook Jr. as Maalik. Intimate and meditative, Naz & Maalik examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds.
An exceptionally well-crafted drama, and an auspicious feature debut from writer-director Jay Dockendorf.
After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about “sounding gay.” Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people — both gay and straight — often wish for a different voice. In Thorpe’s feature-length documentary debut DO I SOUND GAY?, what starts as a personal journey becomes a chance to unpack layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem.
From the Academy Award nominated producer of How to Survive a Plague DO I SOUND GAY? features comedian Margaret Cho, primetime Emmy winner Tim Gunn (Project Runway), acclaimed author David Sedaris, CNN’s Don Lemon and George Takei (Star Trek, The Apprentice).
What makes a voice “gay?” A breakup with his boyfriend sets journalist David Thorpe on a quest to unravel a linguistic mystery. All his life, Thorpe, like many gay men, has felt self-conscious about his stereotypically un-macho voice. But what are its origins? And why is there such a stigma attached to “sounding gay?” As Thorpe consults with everyone from speech therapists to public figures to total strangers, he unpacks complex cultural questions with wit, verve, and intelligence. Do I Sound Gay? is a refreshingly frank, thoroughly entertaining look at a taboo topic.
Jenny Farrell (Katherine Heigl) has led an openly gay life with everyone except her closely knit, middle-class family. And while hiding the truth hasn’t stopped Jenny from loving her parents (Tom Wilkinson and Linda Emond) or siblings, it hasn’t allowed them to really know one another either. So when she announces that shes going to marry the woman her family thought was just her roommate, the news suddenly lands on them like a depth charge. Now long-suppressed lies, misunderstandings, and rivalries are all brought to the surface as Jenny and her family are forced to face the parts of themselves and each other that they tried to ignore for so long. Moving, heartfelt, and brilliantly acted, JENNY’S WEDDING proves that sometimes the love of a family is truly worth fighting for.
Starring 2-time Golden Globe nominee Katherine Heigl (Greys Anatomy, The Ugly Truth, 27 Dresses)
2-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton, Selma, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and
Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
XENIA follows two young Greek Albanian brothers in search of their Greek birth father across the colorful landscape of Greece. Sixteen year old gay Dany (Kostas Nikouli) leaves Crete with his beloved pet rabbit to find his brother, Odysseus (Nikos Gelia) but everybody calls him Ody, who lives in Athens, and they journey to Thessaloniki where they think their father is living. When the handsome Odysseus isn’t protecting his daydreaming, gay younger brother, he auditions for the television talent show “Greek Star” where he pursues his fantasy of becoming a singing star. A comic and touching road trip of two brothers connecting and searching for their dreams.
Young Arabic Australian Elmira, or E as she insists on being called, seems to have it all. She’s one hot sexy DJ at Sydney’s top gay nightclub and has her pick of the girls. But E doesn’t have a clue. She’s not out to her traditional Lebanese family, she’s abandoned her beloved music and she’s lost Trish, the one relationship that really matters to her. When she stumbles on a stash of cash, she and her best friend and husband of convenience, Matt, are forced to run. But E finds she has burnt too many bridges, and there is nowhere to run but outback Australia and the arms of the ex-girlfriend who broke her heart. Can she keep the money, conquer her demons, AND get the girl?
Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her pregnant granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner), unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash, as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons in the closet and digging up secrets better left buried.
Smart, successful, and charming, Elsie is the perfect girlfriend; she also happens to be a serial monogamist, with a long history of broken hearts. When Elsie breaks up with her long-standing girlfriend to pursue another woman, she faces her mother’s disapproval, conflicting advice from friends, and the nagging suspicion that she may have made a big mistake.
Set in the Parkdale neighborhood of Toronto, Portrait of a Serial Monogamist invites audiences to peek behind the curtain to a world of smart, funny and relatable queer characters, dealing with the universal complications of modern relationships. Not another coming out story, this is a fresh coming-of-middle-age romantic comedy.
After detective Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) is diagnosed with cancer, she learns that government officials won’t award her pension benefits to her domestic partner, Stacie (Ellen Page). Refusing to accept the officials’ decision, Laurel and Stacie lead a battle for equal rights in this unforgettable movie that speaks to the power of love and the pursuit of justice.
This award-winning crowd-pleaser from David Moreton was a huge hit on the gay film fest circuit! Called “a classic gay coming of age story” by The Los Angeles Times, EDGE OF SEVENTEEN is now remastered and re-released in a new director-approved HD restoration. Set in the summer of 1984 in Sandusky, Ohio, teenager Eric Hunter is terrified and exhilarated by his sexual attraction to Rod, a college student and co-worker at a local fast food joint. But, Eric’s sexual awakening is complicated by his new romance with his best friend Maggie. Featuring Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black) and an upbeat 80’s soundtrack that includes the Eurythmics and Bronski Beat, this critically acclaimed film continues to set the standard for all generations.