LGBTQ+ Stories

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

Prognosis: Notes on Living - Local Spotlight SFJFF41

Prognosis: Notes on Living - Local Spotlight SFJFF41

When maverick Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff is diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer, she faces injustice as always, with her camera.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
12:00 a.m.
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The Conductor - Centerpiece Documentary

The Conductor - Centerpiece Documentary

A joyful tribute to perseverance, resiliency, and most of all the music, The Conductor is a profile of one groundbreaking woman who believes in the transformational power of art.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
12:00 a.m.
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My Name Is Pauli Murray (Castro)

My Name Is Pauli Murray (Castro)

Acclaimed directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West follow the rousing success of their Academy Award nominated RBG with a new documentary based on the life of attorney, activist, priest, and memoirist Pauli Murray, who inspired Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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The Binding of Itzik

The Binding of Itzik

A middle aged Hasidic bookbinder, in his search for binding materials, stumbles across a craigslist ad offering "binding lessons for submissive women." He responds to it, becoming entangled in an emotionally intense BDSM relationship with a stranger on the internet that threatens to unravel his quiet life.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
12:00 a.m.
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Prognosis: Notes on Living - Local Spotlight SFJFF41 (Castro)

Prognosis: Notes on Living - Local Spotlight SFJFF41 (Castro)

When maverick Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff is diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer, she faces injustice as always, with her camera.

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Charlatan | 2021 Freedom of Expression Award Agnieszka Holland

Charlatan | 2021 Freedom of Expression Award Agnieszka Holland

Legendary Polish filmmaker and recipient of SFJFF's Freedom of Expresson Award, Agnieszka Holland's newest film is a richly drawn biopic of Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who rose to fame through his uncanny ability to diagnose disease with a mere glance at the patient's urine.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
12:00 a.m.
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Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Jacob goes out, for the first time in his life, to a gay party, but discovers that his skin color prevents him from being accepted into the community. The film is part of the ""Equals"" project, by the Gesher Multicultural Film Fund.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
12:00 a.m.
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