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

Titles E-H

East Side Story
"In East Los Angeles, handsome young Diego works at his family's restaurant while secretly having an affair with a hunky but super-closeted real estate agent, Pedro. For the largely Latino neighborhood, the landscape is literally changing as white folks move in, including gay couple Wesley and Jonathan. Diego, increasingly frustrated with his hush-hush situation with Pedro (who, making matters worse, romantically pursues a female relative of Diego's!), falls for Wesley. But racist and homophobic friends, relatives and, in Wesley' case, a pissy ex-boyfriend guarantee this affair will be no picnic."

Eastern Boys
"Arriving from all over Eastern Europe, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection, ever fearful of being caught by the police and deported. When the middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian who calls himself Marek for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for some cash."

"Peek into the lives of a gay couple who live in Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood. When Cal finds out that his boyfriend Thom has been cheating on him with Jeremy, their relationship is turned upside down. They just might be stubborn enough to stay together and affect the lives of all their friends."

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."

Elvis & Madonna
"Lesbian photographer Elvis is hired to deliver pizzas at night on her motorcycle. Her first delivery is to a transvestite hairdresser Lady Madonna. But when Elvis arrives she discovers that her client has been beaten up and robbed by her lover Joao Tripe. Elvis befriends Madonna and photographs her performances at the nightclub. They fall in love and move in together. But Elvis' decision to sell incriminating photos of Joao may come back to haunt her and Madonna as he promises revenge."

An Empty Bed
"Focuses on a day in the life of a gay man in his mid-sixties, during which he encounters people, objects, and places which stir and revive memories from the past. Past and present weave together to form a poignant picture of one man's life and explore aging and being gay in contemporary society."

ʻEnayim peḳuḥot = Eyes Wide Open
"Aaron, a butcher and devout family man in Jerusalem's ultraorthodox Jewish community, has his quiet life interrupted when Erzi, a handsome, young Yeshiva student, happens on his shop. Intrigued by the young man, Aaron offers Erzi a job and becomes his friend and mentor. The two grow closer, and soon other feelings surface. As their forbidden sexual desire grows, Aaron begins to neglect his business and his family. When Aaron and Ezri begin spending time together, Aaron is quickly ostracized within the Orthodox community. But guilt, torment, and pressure from the community lead him to make a radical decision."

Ethan Mao
"Kicked out of his house for being gay, Ethan Mao survives on the street as a hustler. He meets Remigio, a drug dealer and hustler, who befriends Ethan and takes him in. After being tipped off by his younger brother that his family is going on a day trip on Thanksgiving Day, Ethan asks Remigio for a ride to his family house to get some of his belongings. Ethan and Remigio break into Ethan's family house, but are caught in the act and have no choice other than to hold his parents hostage. In the following increasingly desperate hours, Ethan, his family and Remigio are forced to confront their unresolved conflicts between each other. As the tension between Ethan and his family escalates, their inner demons and family secrets unravel in this suspenseful drama."

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."

The Falls
"This captures the lives of two young men struggling to make sense of the conflict between their worlds, their desires, and each other. What they ultimately discover is a challenge to them both, but also an affirmation of the human spirit."

O fantasma
"A cautionary tale about a marginalized young man, a trash collector living and working in the seedy north of Lisbon, exploring his sexuality. Rodrigues and Meneses, in a rigorous, risky portrayal, chart the young man's odyssey, with its potential for self-discovery as well as self-obliteration, with psychological insight and visual power."

Far from Heaven
"Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it."

Faustrecht der Freiheit
"Fassbinder directs and stars as a gay lower-class carnival performer known as Fox the Talking Head, who strikes it rich by winning a lottery. Then he has an ill-fated romance with an elegant upperclass lover."

Fifth of July
"The television production of Lanford Wilson's Broadway play about college friends who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world and who are now looking for a way to revive their dreams of what life can be."

"The lives of two young women collide in [a]...thriller that alternates between the twisting back alleyways of Dickensian London and the cloistered gloom of a Gothic mansion. Raised in a den of petty thieves, or 'fingersmiths, ' plucky orphan Sue Trinder agrees to help a con man known as Gentleman defraud and betray wealthy heiress Maud Lilly. But Sue's plans are turned upside down when she falls in love with Maud. Then the women are separated -- each to her own hellish prison -- just as they realize the strength of their passion for each other..."

"In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and [falls] into the supple embrace of Radha."

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."

The Fluffer
"A young filmmaker's obsession with a gay porn star leads him to work with the actor as part of the film crew."

4 Days in France
"On a seemingly ordinary night in Paris, Pierre takes one last look his lover Paul's sleeping body, then steals away into the early morning light. Where he is headed, neither of them know. Pierre's only guide is his Grindr app, which leads him on a series of encounters with an indelible cast of characters across the French countryside. Paul sets out after him, using his own phone to track Pierre's movements in a strange and wonderful game of Grindr cat-and-mouse."

Fresa y chocolate
"David, a student at Havana University, is devastated when his girlfriend marries someone else. When he meets a gay artist, Diego, he is drawn to his cultured lifestye and a friendship forms between them."