A C o m p r e h e n s i v e M a n u a l
LGBT FILM LIST
The following is a sampling of independent and commercial productions, most of which explore lgbt
themes. Independent productions are difficult to track down and new films are continually being
released. To obtain more current and complete listings and more detailed descriptions of the content
of various films contact Frameline, Out on the Screen or Women Make Movies.
Be advised that the inclusion of a particular movie or documentary on the list does not imply that
NGLTF endorses the production or believes that it has artistic or social value. Almost all of the film
descriptions in this list came from film distributor catalogs. As we have not viewed most of the films,
we do not know whether these descriptions are accurate.
Where information was readily available, we have noted the length of the film, the format in which it is
available (video, 16 mm, 35 mm, etc.) and the distributor(s). Since rental prices are subject to change,
they are not included in this listing.
Asterisks (*) denote those films which are foreign, with subtitles.
Co Gender Documentary
The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
Utilizing filmed recollections and archival material, this film traces the social, political and cultural
development of the lesbian and gay community. (87 min) Rent 16 mm film or video from the Cinema
Guild or Frameline.
In documenting the victims of persecution, this film breaks an uncomfortable and unnecessary silence
by exposing the oppression of gays that has accompanied Castro s Cuban Revolution. (115 min) Rent 35
mm film or video from Cinevista.
This film about gay elders includes profiles of six lesbian and gay senior citizens. (30 or 42 min ver
sions) Rent 16 mm film or video from Film makers Library.
The Times of Harvey Milk
An Academy Award winning documentary about the life and death of San Francisco City Supervisor
Harvey Milk, a tireless and outspoken advocate for the rights of gay people and other oppressed groups.
(87 min). Rent video (for public performance only) or 16 mm film from Cinecom.
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