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GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People) Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): New Additions To the Collection

New Additions to the Collection

Being 17
"Damien and Thomas are French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but can't stand each other. When circumstances bring Damien's mother Marianne to invite Thomas to live them, the young men are forced to coexist and work through their emerging attraction and complicated desires."

Blush
"17-year-old Naama spends most of her free time drinking and partying in the hopes of escaping from her parents' constant bickering, worsened by the recent disappearance of her AWOL soldier sister. When a free-spirited new girl shows up at school, Naama falls deeply in love for the first time and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning."

Eisenstein in Guanajuato
"Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film about the ties between sex and death."

Fair Haven
"After a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, James, a young piano prodigy, returns home to his family farm and his emotionally distant father, Richard. After Richard pressures James to give up on his music career and take over the farm, James agrees as a way to make up for his past. Soon, however, James finds himself face to face with a former lover, Charlie, who wants to help him turn away from his new beliefs and family expectations, and follow his dreams of studying music."

Fire Song
"Shane is a gay Anishinaabe teenager in Northern Ontario, struggling to support his family after his sister's suicide. Originally Shane planned to go away to college in the fall, and he had been trying to convince his secret boyfriend to come with him. Now he is torn between responsibilities at home and the promise of freedom calling from the city. When he finally has to choose between family or future, what will Shane do?"

Fish and Elephant
"Xiao Qun works at the Beijing Zoo as an elephant keeper, while her lover, Xiao Ling runs a clothes stall in an indoor market. Their relationship comes under fire; however, with the arrival of Qun's divorced mother who, unaware that her daughter is gay, tries to set her up with a man. Further complicating matters is the appearance of Qun's ex-girlfriend, Junjun, now wanted by the police for killing her abusive father."

Holding the Man
"The love story of two high school boys, one the hunky captain of the football team and the other sensitive drama student. After a sweet courtship, the two fall madly in love and traverse an enduring relationship over fifteen years."

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?"

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."

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."

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."

Moonlight
"A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami."

People You May Know
"Tells the story of Joe, Delia, Rodrigo, and Herbert, four friends in Los Angeles. All them will have to confront a new reality when Delia gets pregnant from Joe, her ex-boyfriend, who happens to be gay."

Retake
"Jonathan hires a young hustler to accompany him on a road trip, but he must play a role in the recreation of Jonathan's lovelorn past."

Shared Rooms
"In this romantic holiday comedy, married Laslo and Cal take in a gay teen relative who's been kicked out of his home; Sid and Gray have a casual online hookup which unexpectedly deepens; and Julian and Dylan confront their secret mutual attraction when forced to share a bed for a week. Their intertwining stories come together at a gay New Year's Eve party."

Spider Lilies
"A webcam star rekindles a crush on a childhood friend who is now a tattoo artist."

Summertime
"Carole and Delphine fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole."

Tangerine
"It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles."

You and I
"Two friends pick up and hitchhiker that develops interest in one of them."