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A boldly compassionate look at gender ambiguity. In 1994, Director Parris Patton drove a two-man crew to the corner of Santa Monica and La Brea Avenues in Hollywood, California. It was there that he met transsexual Stacey "Hollywood" Dean, beginning what was to become a four year chronicle of Stacey's…
Gen Silent
The generation that fought hardest to come out of the closet is going back in to survive. What would you do if you were old, disabled or ill - and the person feeding you put down the spoon and said that you are going to hell unless you change your…
Just Gender
Just Gender is the most comprehensive film ever made on the topic of alternative gender identity and gender expression, and a passionate cry for social justice for those whose lives are so affected by this long-misunderstood condition. Told through personal stories of dozens of transgender citizens, Just Gender manages to…
One + One
John and Noel are in a panic The condom broke during sex, and John happens to have AIDS. Joanne breaks down when the counselor asks about her HIV-positive husband Robert. In their six-year marriage, Joanne has been tested twice a year, each time more stressful than the last. ONE +…
Becoming Julia
You can take the boy out of the girl, but a Rev head lasts forever. Paul is single, straight and 37 and nothing would suggest he is anything other than the regular, car loving "Aussie" he appears to be at first glance. Underneath it is a different story. Paul is…
Thy Will Be Done - A Transsexual Woman's Journey Through Family and Faith
Thy Will Be Done follows Male-to-Female Transsexual Sara Herwig in her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church. The Church's conservative groups do not recognize Sara as female and challenge her fitness and eligibility to be a pastor. In addition, it is crucial to Sara's success that she has support…
Paul Wears Dresses - The Intimate Journey of a Transgender Woman
Paul Wears Dresses follows the struggles of Stefonknee Wolscht, a transgender woman trying to rebuild her life. Losing her home and her family, Stefonknee gives a firsthand account of the many challenges transgender people face. Stefenknee Wolscht was the quintessential working man. He was a married father of 7, an…
The Salt Mines - Latina Transwomen in New York
The Salt Mines explores the lives of Sara, Gigi and Giovanna, three Latina transwomen who for years have lived on the streets of Manhattan supporting their drug addictions through sex work. They made their temporary home inside broken garbage trucks that the Sanitation Department keeps next to the salt deposits…
Trinidad - Transgender Frontier
Part intimate observational documentary and part educational essay, Trinidad acquaints viewers with three extraordinary trans women whose paths cross in an unlikely setting--the unassuming small town of Trinidad, Colorado. Located on the Santa Fe Trail, where the Rockies fade into the Great Plains, this one-time mafia-run, coal mining town is…
The Believers - The First Transgender Gospel Choir
Recipient of the Frameline 30 Audience Award for Best Documentary and of a 2005 Frameline Film & Video Completion Fund grant, The Believers is an unprecedented feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, gender, and religion. Built around the world's first transgender gospel choir, the film portrays the choir's dilemma:…
Transgender Tuesdays
They came for the hormones and stayed for the healthcare. These are the pioneering patients of the first free clinic in the country for trans folks, 1993 in the Tenderloin of San Francisco. More than a film about a clinic, the filmmakers had access to the unvarnished stories of 12…
Intersexion
The first question any new parent asks... "Is it a boy or a girl?" But what happens when doctors cannot answer that question? One baby in 2,000 is born with genitalia that is so ambiguous that no-one can tell if the child is male or female. In this groundbreaking documentary,…