LGBTQ Stories

Browse these captivating programs exploring life and love in the LGBTQ communities of today and generations past.

Red Cow

Red Cow

In East Jerusalem, Benny is an outsider. She has red hair and she chooses to indulge in poetry and pot. When beautiful newcomer Yael arrives in their small community, Benny smolders with a strange new fire and her life becomes undone. While remaining specific to its location and community, Red Cow highlights the universal desire of first lust and the feeling of being alive for the first time.

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Monday July 23, 2018
11:30 a.m.
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Tuesday July 24, 2018
8:15 p.m.
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Tuesday July 31, 2018
8:25 p.m.
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Sunday August 5, 2018
8:30 p.m.
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The Sign for Love

The Sign for Love

In his heartfelt documentary, co-director and subject Elad Cohen explores the meaning and experience of family. Growing up deaf and gay in a family of hearing people, Cohen always felt alone. He creates a sense of family with friends, including Yaeli, a deaf woman with whom he decides to have a child. Their journey reveals the challenges of parenting, the bias against deaf individuals and the intricacies of human relationships.

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Friday July 20, 2018
12:00 p.m.
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Friday July 27, 2018
12:00 p.m.
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The Prince and the Dybbuk

The Prince and the Dybbuk

He is credited with igniting the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema and yet was reviled for converting to Catholicism. He married an Italian countess and yet was openly homosexual. Like a real-life version of Zelig, Michał Waszyński, director of the 1937 classic The Dybbuk, tried on many identities and led a life filled with turbulent contradictions. This mesmerizing biography brings us closer to a fascinating, unknowable chameleon.

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Sunday July 22, 2018
2:05 p.m.
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Saturday August 4, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Marin Pass

$100 Members / $125 General Public
The SFJFF38 Marin Pass is valid for all shows at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael film Center in San Rafael.

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