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GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People) Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles I-L

Titles I-L

I Am Happiness on Earth
"Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. Love, sexuality and the true self are all themes explored."

If These Walls Could Talk 2
"Set in different decades in the same house, these stories of three lesbian couples each reflect a specific concern. In 1961, Abby and Edith, two retired schoolteachers, lead a quiet life. Abby has a stroke and dies, and her nephew and his wife come for the funeral and to sort and sell Abby's things, unaware that she and Edith were a lifelong couple. In 1972, four college-age lesbians share the house. They have problems with the campus feminism group, and Linda is drawn to Amy a very butch lesbian who wears a men's clothing and drives a motorcycle. How can a feminist fall for a lesbian who acts like and dresses like a man? By 2000, long-term couple Fran and Kal want to have a child, and their quest leads from proposing sperm donation to a gay couple they know, to the horror of shopping for sperm on the Internet."

Imagine Me and You
"A blushing bride's nuptials take a surprising turn at the altar, when an innocent glance between her and a female guest sparks a love at first sight romance. She is soon forced to choose between her husband and the girl of her dreams."

In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden
"When the object of his affection off-handedly commented, 'too bad you're not a girl' Erwin disappeared to Casablanca and returned as Elvira. Now, adrift and alone amid the maze of streets of Frankfurt, Elvira revisits the people and places of his past."

L'inconnu du lac
"Franck spends his summer vacation searching for companionship and sexual encounters at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a picturesque lake in rural France. One day, he meets Michel, an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls blindly in love. When a death occurs, Franck and Michel become the primary suspects but they choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship."

The Iron Ladies = Satree-lex
"The true story of a Thai male volleyball team that competes in the national championships in 1996 with a team consisting mostly of gays, transsexuals, and transvestites."

It's All So Quiet
"A closeted gay, middle aged farmer lives with his aged and bedridden father. As his father's life begins to fade, his own gains a new momentum--but at what cost?"

J'ai tué ma mère = I Killed My Mother
"Focusing on the relationship between Hubert Minel, a 16-year-old Quebecois living in suburban Montreal, and his single mother Chantale, the film beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship. While he gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater and kitschy decor, the ingrained mechanisms (i.e. manipulation and guilt) of their relationship beautifully (and tragically) unravel on the big screen."

Jonathan
"Jonathan is 23; he and his aunt, Martha, work on their farm. Jonathan also devotes himself to looking after his father Burghardt, who has cancer. But his father stubbornly sabotages his son₂s efforts to care for him. Jonathan finds it increasingly difficult to cope until they hire a young caretaker, Anka, to help. Jonathan and Anka fall in love; her experience of working at a hospice helps Jonathan to gain a new insight into his father's situation."

Keep the Lights On
"Chronicles the journey of two men in New York City as they experience love, friendship, and addiction."

Kill Your Darlings
"A story of friendship, love, and murder in the early 1940s. The story recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg's life forever and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution. Based on true events and characters."

The Killing of Sister George
"George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful nurse in a BBC soap opera. When she finds out that her character is about to be killed off, George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's television program. Her life continues to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a predatory television producer."

Kiss of the Spider Woman
"Luis, a homosexual, and Valentin, a political prisoner are mismatched cell mates in a South American prison. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. Eventually, the two men come to understand and respect one another."

Kissing Jessica Stein
"Fed up with her fruitless search for 'Mr. Right' and tired of blind dates from hell, attractive journalist Jessica Stein whimsically responds to a classified ad-- from Helen! Making and breaking new rules of dating as they go, the two women muddle through an earnest but hilarious courtship that blurs the lines between friendship and romantic love."

Kyss mig
"Mia's life is turned upside down when she falls in love with Frida. The two meet at an engagement party in the country and discover an instant attraction that immediately calls into question Mia's engagement to her boyfriend, Tim."

Land of Storms
"Best friends Szabolcs and Bernard play on the same German football team. After a lost game and a bad argument between the two, Szabolcs decides to give up football and get away from it all and goes home to Hungary where he meets another boy, Aron with whom he becomes lovers with, but soon Bernard comes to Hungary to finally profess his love for his friend. Szabolcs finds himself in the middle of a love triangle."

The Laramie Project
"In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard was found savagely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. This film is a dramatization of a town forced to confront itself in the reflective glare of the national spotlight, responding with love, anger, sympathy, support, and defiance. "

Late Bloomers
"A romantic comedy in which high school basketball coach Dinah Groshardt falls for school secretary Carly Lumpkin, creating uproar from classroom to locker room and from the principal's office to the PTA."

Latter Days
"A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe."

Laurence Anyways
"In the '90s, Laurence tells his girlfriend Fred that he wants to become a woman. In spite of the odds, they confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the counsel of their families, and brave the phobias of the society they offend. For ten years, they try to live through this transition, and embark on an epic journey which, unbeknownst to them, may cost Fred and Laurence their love."

Lazy Eye
"Dean, a Los Angeles graphic designer, is contacted by an ex-love unexpectedly in hopes of rekindling their relationship. The two meet at a vacation house in the desert and secrets are revealed as the passion they once had for each other is sparked back up. However, that could threaten both of their lives and just a short two days later, neither of them will ever be the same."

La ley del deseo = Law of Desire
"Cocaine-snorting homosexual hedonist writer-director Pablo Quintero is bereft--because his boyfriend Juan has just moved out. Pablo meets Antonio at a party, and they share a few passionate nights, but Antonio soon proves far too clingy for Pablo's taste. All hell breaks loose when Antonio comes across a sad, yearning love note from Juan, which ignites in Antonio a bonfire of jealous possessiveness...."

Lianna
"In this moving and compassionate film Sayles presents a sympathetic, realistic portrait of Lianna, a young wife and mother who leaves her husband for another woman and embarks on a turbulent journey of self-discovery. Lianna must face the anger and confusion of her husband as well as the raised eyebrows of her community. But when her new lover also rejects her, she faces the most difficult task of all: she must learn to love herself."

Like You Mean It
"Mark has been with his boyfriend Jonah for three years. When Mark receives news of his father's death, cracks begin to show between the two. Jonah suggests Mark go back on anti-depressants but Mark makes an appointment with a couple's counselor instead. When exercises fail to work, Mark caves and begins to take medication. Things improve until Mark has a severe panic attack. At therapy, Mark questions if he truly loves Jonah anymore."

The Living End
"Focuses on the relationship between a pair of young, HIV-positive gay outcasts."

Liz en Septiembre = Liz in September
"A hardcore party girl and womanizer who is terminally ill is dared by her friends to seduce a deeply wounded young woman by the death of her recent young son."

Longtime Companion
"Drama concerning the AIDS crisis which focuses on a small group of friends from the time they first read about AIDS in the New York Times through the 1980's as they face the impact of the disease on themselves and their friends."

Love and Death on Long Island
"A chance encounter with struggling B-movie star Ronnie Bostock opens up a whole new world to buttoned-up British author Giles De'Ath. Focuses on the genteel obsession of an older man for a younger man."

Love in the Time of Civil War
"Alex is a young addict who sells his body in Montreal's Centre-Sud district. He's flanked by Bruno, Simon, Jeanne, Eric and Velma, all of them caught in the same spiral of compulsion. Hostage to society's market logic, they are the fallen angels of a dark and violent time. Yet their beauty somehow survives, rebellious amid the ruins. From one fix to the next, desire becomes a life raft, as their bodies, exultant, seek to avenge the humiliation to which they are condemned."

Love Is Strange
"After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. George moves in with two cops who live down stairs while Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their teenage son. While struggling with the pain of separation, they are challenged by the tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements."

Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
"The story of a self-absorbed painter and his younger lover begins when he is awakened by a burglar. Sizing up the thief as a piece of rough trade, he makes a proposition: if the robber sheds his clothes and goes to bed with him, he can have anything he wants."

 A Love to Hide
"A stirring drama that takes place in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1942. A gay male couple must keep their love a secret for fear of persecution. Their lives are further complicated by a young Jewish woman seeking refuge."

Love! Valour! Compassion!
"Follows eight gay men, longtime friends, who spend summer holiday weekends together at a beach house. Based on the play by Terrence McNally."

Loving Annabelle
"The controversial story of Annabelle, a precocious Senator's daughter, who falls in love with her Catholic school teacher, Simone. After Simone is assigned to control the rebellious student, she instead finds herself drawn into Annabelle's world. As their attraction builds, the two women must cope with the reactions of those around them."

Luv Don't Live Here
"Tells the story of Reggie Luv, a man whose life drastically changes once he becomes ill. Not ready to succumb to his new life, Reggie finds himself not just fighting for his health, but also unearthing harsh truths about his past and the relationships he holds dear."