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

Titles S

Salmonberries
"The story takes place in Kotzebue, a small town in northwest Alaska. A 20-year old pipeline worker, whose name is also Kotzebue, is in search of parents and self when she meets Roswitha, a German middle-aged librarian whose husband was killed twenty years ago as they escaped from East Berlin. A friendship develops between Kotz and Roswitha as they search for the truth about their respective pasts."

Sala samobójców = Suicide Room
"A series of humiliating events 100 days before his graduation pushes privileged Dominik into the virtual world for comfort. He begins spending all his time as an avatar in the 'Suicide Room', but soon his online adventures begin to dangerously bleed into his real life. Breathtaking animated sequences draw the viewer into the virtual world portrayed in this psychological drama of a teenager trying to escape the torment of bullying."

Sancharram = The Journey
"An Indian woman falls in love with her female best friend."

Sasha
"Sasha, confronted with the everyday prejudice of his homophobic immigrant family, struggles with his urge to come out. When his beloved piano teacher Gerbhard Weber plans to leave the city, the young man is heartbroken. The only person in whom he can confide his feelings is his best friend Jiao. After a failed audition, Sasha swears never to play piano again, but a consoling telephone call from Gerbhard changes his mind, and causes a chain of events."

Satansbraten
"An unsuccessful, frustrated writer develops megalomaniacal delusions about his own talents. Unable to write enough to keep his publisher's royalty advances coming, he seeks out a woman he imagines is a prostitute and interviews her and then takes a look at the 'gay scene,' where he quickly becomes a celebrity."

Saturn in Opposition
"The hosts of regular gatherings are the dynamic Lorenzo and his life partner, the successful writer Davide. The somewhat uptight Angelica is helping to prepare the food, while her Antonio has yet to appear. The guest list is the abrasive Neval and her husband Roberto, Davide's ex, Sergio, the spirited Roberta, and a new arrival, the budding writer Paolo. These 40-somethings will remember the carefree existence of the past two decades."

Saving Face
"Wilhelmina is a Chinese-American lesbian and a young surgeon who has kept her sexual orientation secret from her conservative Chinese community in New York. But when her widowed mother becomes pregnant and is kicked out by her own parents, Wil suddenly has to juggle her mother's secrets with her own. Wil has a new romance with Vivian who is a ballet dancer and the daughter of Wil's boss."

The Secrets
"The orthodox religious and studious Jewish Naomi is the daughter of a prominent rabbi and is promised to marry the arrogant yeshiva student Michael. Naomi secretly dreams on becoming a rabbi and after the death of her mother, she succeeds in convincing his father to postpone her marriage and be sent to the traditional Seminary of Knowledge and Truth in the ancient city of Safed in the mountains. The grieving Naomi shares a room with the outcast and free-spirited Michelle and two other roommates. Naomi and Michelle are assigned by the headmistress to help Anouk, a woman that spent fifteen years in prison for killing her lover, and is terminal with cancer. Anouk asks for the purification Kabalistic ritual Tikkun to reach God, and the girls decide to help her. Meanwhile Naomi falls in love for Michelle and she finds in the Bible that their desire is not considered a sin in the eyes of God. While assisting Anouk, Naomi tries to convince her beloved friend that their relationship is not wrong in a repressive society ruled and judged by men."

Sex in Chains
"When Sommer accidentally kills a nightclub patron harassing his wife Helene, he's sentenced to three years in prison. Denied the comforts promised in their marriage, the young newlyweds risk their future and find release where they can -- Sommer in the arms of a handsome fellow prisoner and Helene with the boss whose kindness becomes her only solace."

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."

She Hate Me
Executive John Henry 'Jack' Armstrong gets fired when he blows the whistle on his bosses' business dealings. Desperate to make a living, he accepts his lesbian ex-girlfriend's offer for cash to impregnate her and soon he has a line seeking his services.

She Must Be Seeing Things
"Agatha is an international lawyer; Jo a filmmaker. The two women are lovers. While Jo is on the road showing her films. Agatha discovers and reads her diaries. Problems ensue as Agatha's transgressions lead to jealousy and a spiraling cycle of sexual obsession."

Show Me Love
"Story of Agnes, Elin and their teenage friends growing up in the small town of Åmål. Nothing ever happens until Elin shows up at Agnes' birthday party and Elin's life takes an unexpected turn. Stuck in the middle of two love interests, Elin tries to come to terms with her real self, and the courage it takes to be different."

A Single Man
"After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all."

Soldier's Girl
"The true story of 21-year-old Army private Barry Winchell who falls in love with a trans-gendered night club singer. Barry ignites the jealous fury of his homophobic brothers-in-arms, particularly his roommate Justin, an anti-social misfit."

Southern Baptist Sissies
"Writer/director Del Shores' Glaad Award-winning play, about four gay boys growing up in the Southern Baptist Church. It explores the conflict between the caustic rhetoric of dogmatic religion and the fragile development of adolescent homosexuality while challenging hypocrisy, exposing damage and offering hope. The intimate experience of theatre on the film screen reveals the complicated emotions from all sides, the confused child, the struggling adolescent and the angry and damaged adult."

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

Staircase
"Based on a play by Charles Dyer about a couple of gay and aging hairdressers."

Stand
"Anton and Vlad are a handsome, happy couple living in modern day Russia - peacefully making a life for themselves in the comfortable privacy of their Moscow apartment. But everything is about to change. Driving home after taking a wrong turn, the young gay couple confront what they believe is a vicious gay bashing. For Anton, the burden of what they may have witnessed outweighs Vlad's fear of probing too deeply into the incident. Anton talks his skeptical lover into launching their own amateur investigation into the hate crime, inevitably leading to unexpected and risky consequences."

Steel
"Daniel Krueger is a young successful TV journalist who is deeply haunted by his past. Suffering from panic attacks and paranoia, Daniel spends most of his days wishing he were someone else. He meets a young man named Alexander who is everything he wishes he could be: confident, carefree, and beautiful. As the two develop a relationship, Daniel realizes his mind may be more powerful than he thought."

Stonewall (BBC)
"When gay bars in New York City are repeatedly targeted by police in 1969, the patrons decide to fight back in a series of riots."

Stonewall (Emmerich)
"Passions and politics make a volatile mix in this dynamic drama that follows the groundbreaking events that led to the birth of the modern Gay Rights movement in 1969 at New York City's Stonewall Inn."

Strapped
"A routine trick propels a tall, dark, cynical hustler into a series of life-changing encounters. Strapped is an unforgettable look into one young man's moving journey to understanding."

Such Good People
"A young, gay couple discovers a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for their wealthy humanitarian friends, who have just died in a car accident. Mayhem ensues as they deal with jealousy, sibling rivalry, greyhounds, labradoodles, porpoises, and other friends who want the money."

Suddenly Last Summer
"A wealthy harridan, Violet Venable, attempts to bribe Dr. Cukrowicz, a young psycho-surgeon from a New Orleans mental hospital that is desperately in need of funds, into lobotomizing her niece, Catherine Holly. Violet wants the operation performed in order to prevent Catherine from defiling the memory of her son, the poet Sebastian. Catherine has been babbling obscenely about Sebastian's mysterious death that she witnessed while on holiday together in Spain the previous summer."

The Sum of Us
"A heterosexual father and his gay son are trying to find Ms./Mr. Right respectively. The film shows their relationship with one another and the objects of their affection as tragedy strikes."

The Summer House
"Like a violent thunderstorm on an erstwhile peaceful summer day, this searing psychosexual drama follow a seemingly happy family forn apart by the exposure of secrets and hidden desires."

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."

Sunday Bloody Sunday
"A young designer shares his sexual favors equally between lovers of different sexes, a Jewish gentleman doctor and a lady executive."

Swoon
"A film noir 'thriller' that presents the true case of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, brilliant young men from good Jewish families, who were convicted for murdering a 13-year-old boy.