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Screenings & Events

Festivals, Special Guests, Retrospectives and more "one night only" queer cinema screenings.

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Cora Bora

  
Actor Meg Stalter & director Hannah Pearl Utt
  
Landmark Nuart
Cora senses her open relationship is on the rocks. When the struggling musician and messy millennial goes home to Portland to win her girlfriend back, she realizes it’s much more than her love life that needs salvaging.
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11:50 am

The Birdcage

  
  
Alamo Drafthouse
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé’s conservative moralistic parents.
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Paris is Burning

  
Bamby Salcedo
  
Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural
Join a special Pride celebration from Cinema Conciencia and Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore. Resources and vendors, followed by a conversation with Bamby Salcedo, president and CEO of TransLatin@ coalition before a screening of Paris is Burning.
Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, PARIS IS BURNING offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women — including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza — PARIS IS BURNING brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.
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Go Fish

  
Writer/Director Rose Troche
  
Academy Museum
This fresh new restoration of 1994 lesbian classic Go Fish was a collaboration between the Academy, Sundance, Frameline, MGM, and UCLA. It screened at Sundance this year, right where the film premiered 30 years ago.
Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?
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Queendom

  
Director Agniia Galdanova & producer Igor Myakotin
  
Laemmle Glendale
An awe-inspiring portrait of queer performance artist Gena Marvin, a Russian fashion student whose otherworldy gender-defying costumes take up public space in acts of shockingly brave protest in contemporary Russia. Q&As to follow the 4:10 and 7:10 screenings.
A queer Russian performance artist utilises social media, their identity and a series of remarkable costumes in quiet defiance of prejudice, war and police brutality.
Theatrical runs

Now In Theaters

Make space at the multiplex! Here are the queer films at LA cinemas right now...

I Saw the TV Glow
Jane Schoenbrun
100
 min
Opens 
May 3

Fresh from Sundance, this new queer horror film is opening night for the brand-new LA Festival of Movies. Set in the 90s, two queer teens share an obsession with a supernatural TV show (*cough* Buffy *cough*), living their hardcore queer fandom in the show's fictional universe.

Solo
Sophie Dupuis
101
 min
Opens 
May 31

This romantic drama, a celebration of Montreal's lively drag scene, won best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF last year, and now comes to LA for a theatrical run.

Queendom
Agniia Galdanova
98
 min
Opens 
Jun 14

An awe-inspiring portrait of queer performance artist Gena Marvin, a Russian fashion student whose otherworldy gender-defying costumes take up public space in acts of shockingly brave protest in contemporary Russia.

Chestnut
Jac Cron
87
 min
Opens 
Jun 21

A recent graduate becomes entangled in a relationship with a man and a woman during the summer after college.

Now Streaming

Watch at Home

For when you want to stay in, here are the latest queer films new to streaming...

Strange Way of Life

  
Netflix
Out director Pedro Almodóvar was passed over to direct Brokeback Mountain, allegedly over a pitch that was "too gay." Twenty years later, he gets to tell his own gay cowboy story in this short film starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal.
After twenty-five years, Silva rides a horse across the desert to visit his friend, sheriff Jake. They celebrate the meeting, but the next morning, Jake tells him that reason for his trip is not to go down the memory lane of their friendship.

All of Us Strangers

  
Hulu
One night, screenwriter Adam, in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbor Harry that punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As Adam and Harry get closer, Adam is pulled back to his childhood home where he discovers that his long-dead parents are both living and look the same age as the day they died over 30 years ago.

Edward II

  
Kanopy
England, 14th century. King Edward II falls in love with Piers Gaveston, a young man of humble origins, whom he honors with favors and titles of nobility. The cold and jealous Queen Isabella conspires with the evil Mortimer to get rid of Gaveston, overthrow her husband and take power…

Bottoms

  
Amazon Prime Video
PJ and Josie start a fight club as a way to lose their virginities to cheerleaders. The fight club gains traction and soon the most popular girls in school are beating each other up in the name of self-defense. But the pair find themselves in over their heads and in need of a way out before their plan is exposed.

Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero

  
MAX
Fresh off its premiere at TIFF, this documentary follows gay Black pop superstar Lil Nas X as he navigates fame and fortune, prepares to tour, and reflects on what his stardom means for his fans and our culture.
A remarkably intimate portrait of an artist on tour navigating identity, family, expectations, and acceptance, all while reflecting on his place within the legacy of Black, queer performers.

Nyad

  
Netflix
Anette Bening and Jodie Foster were both nominated for Oscars for Nyad, about out marathon swimmer Diana Nyad (Bening) in her quest to swim from Florida to Cuba. Jodie Foster plays coach and best friend Bonnie Stoll, in a moving story of queer friendship and athletecism.
Athlete Diana Nyad sets out at 60 to achieve a nearly impossible lifelong dream: to swim from Cuba to Florida across more than 100 miles of open ocean.