Drama

  • Tucked

    80 mins 14+ UK
    Language: English
    Genre: Comedy Drama
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    Synopsis

    When veteran drag queen, Jackie Collins, receives a diagnosis with six weeks to live, all he wants to do is perform his long-running act, and behave as if all is normal. But between a surprising new friendship with a rising young queen and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, he may just have the most eventful month and a half of his life. A feel-good film with charm and humor as well as surprising insight into our evolving understanding of gender identity across generations, this marks the first queer film from prolific young British director Jamie Patterson.

    Winner! Outfest 2018 Audience Award and Jury Prize for Best International Film

    “The tale of two performers helping to heal each other may have been told before, but the details are fresh, and the actors shine.” – Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

    Director: Jamie Patterson
    Cast: Derren Nesbitt, Jordan Stephens, April Pearson
  • Pride

    120 mins R UK
    Language: English Subtitles: English
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    Synopsis

    Pathé's Pride is about the extraordinary true story of two very different communities who unite to defend the same cause. It's Summer 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers are on strike! At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But the only problem is the Union seems too embarrassed to receive their support.

    Not discouraged, the activists ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a small mining villiage in Wales to make their donations to the community in person. This journey begins a surprising partnership between two seemingly alien comunties as they fight for the same cause.

    Director: Matthew Warchus
    Cast: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West
  • Octavio is Dead!

    88 mins 14+ Canada
    Language: English
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    Synopsis

    Things are not quite what they seem in Octavio Is Dead!, a moody and sexually charged supernatural tale from multitalented director Sook-Yin Lee. Tyler (Alias Grace’s mesmerizing Sarah Gadon) is unemployed and unsettled after learning that her father, a man she’s never met, has died and left her everything, including an apartment cluttered with the detritus of a complicated life. Her mother Joan, played by the legendary Rosanna Arquette, doesn’t even want to talk about it. Impulsively deciding to explore her father’s stomping grounds before the apartment is sold, Tyler’s curiosity about her father slowly evolves into a sensual exploration of her own identity and desires. With incredible performances from an excellent cast that includes hunky newcomer Dimitris Kitsos, Lee has produced the seemingly impossible: a sexy and thoughtful queer film that appeals to women and men and to those who like their gender bent.

    Director: Sook-Yin Lee
    Cast: Sarah Gadon, Rosanna Arquette, Raoul Max Trujillo
  • Carol

    118 mins 14+ USA
    Language: English Subtitles: English
    Genre: Drama Romance
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    Synopsis

    CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.

    Director: Todd Haynes
    Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
  • Shakedown

    72 mins R USA
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    Synopsis

    Shakedown, a series of parties by and for black women, dominated Los Angeles’s underground lesbian strip club scene from the 1990s through the 2000s. This film is equal parts provocative, touching, sexy, and nostalgic for days long gone.  Director Leilah Weinraub captures the glamour, grit, and joy of club life at Shakedown, from welcoming the birth of the first Shakedown baby, to dancers being harassed and arrested by the LAPD. We meet a captivating crew, including Miss Mahogany, a black house mother who has organized parties since the ’80s; Egypt, a femme performer with an alter ego as dominant Sasha Fierce, but a voice so soft you’d never know it was coming from the same person; and Ronnie Ron, Miss Mahogany’s butch lesbian protégé, a brilliant MC and the founder of Shakedown Productions.

    It’s a celebration of a unique time and space, crackling with footage that (amazingly) was shot and has survived. So settle in and grab some dollar bills. These girls know how to put on a show.

    Director: Leila Weinraub
  • Love, Simon

    110 mins PG USA
    Language: English Subtitles: English
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    Synopsis

    A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he's talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is--who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well.

    Director: Greg Berlanti
    Cast: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel
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