The Films of Su Friedrich: Vol. 3 - Sink or Swim
Manufacturer: Outcast Films
A contemporary classic and a landmark in autobiographical filmmaking, "Sink or Swim" is an unflinching account of the highly charged relationship between a daughter and her father. Through a series of twenty-six short stories, a young girl chronicles the childhood events that shaped her ideas about fatherhood, family relations, work and play. As the stories unfold, a dual portrait emerges: that of a father who cared more for his career than for his family, and of a daughter who was deeply affected by his behavior. Working in counterpoint to the forceful text are sensual black and white images that depict both the extraordinary and ordinary events of daily life. This formally complex and emotionally intense film is fraught with tension, ambivalence and love.DVD contains bonus films:"Cool Hands, Warm Heart" (16 mins, 1979), a study in performance, voyeurism and the spectator. Private acts become public spectacles on a stage in a crowded street as women perform the familiar rituals of daily life."Scar Tissue" (6 mins, 1979), uses two sets of images--of men and women in midtown Manhattan and is structured so as to reproduce what is essential in the original event but also to undermine the original event.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
The Films of Su Friedrich: Vol. 4 - Hide and Seek
Manufacturer: Outcast Films
Hide and Seek tells the story of Lou, a twelve year old girl coming to terms with her budding sexuality in the mid 1960's. Her bittersweet tale is skillfully interwoven with clips from a wide array of scientific and educational films, as well as interviews with adult lesbians who recount their adolescent attractions to girls, how they felt when they first heard the word lesbian, where they fit in the butch/femme continuum, and their thoughts about how they became baby dykes. "Hide and Seek" is for every woman who's been to a slumber party and every man who wonders what went on at one. DVD contains bonus films: "Gently Down the Stream" (14 mins, 1981), which can be described about as easily as you can hold on to a handful of water. "But No One" (9 mins, 1982) The visual material of "But No One" corresponds to the waking world of the filmmaker, but it is cast in the form of a dream.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Manufacturer: T Joe Murray Videos
Award winning documentary. After finding a most unusual web site that was seeking funds to help reverse a sex change, award winning filmmaker Tom Murray set out on a cross country journey to explore just a small part of the vastly diverse transgender community. What happens with a young Gay man, struggling not only with his sexuality but also gender, decides to have surgery to become a female, and later decides to return to being a Gay man again? Can someone live their life full time as a female, but still have a penis? These are just some of the stories told in the fascinating, poignant, informative and some may say controversial documentary ALMOST MYSELF. The film focuses primarily on women who are white and older, yet were identified as male at birth. The stories include journeys of boyhood to womanhood and the struggles of mending and transcending gender.
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
Manufacturer: Olive Films
Set in the long hot summer of 1975, 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous is the beguiling story of 12 year-old Billy, who is about to discover that growing up is a lot more confusing than he could have ever imagined. He is a farmer s only son who is out of step with the other boys at his school. They only want to fight and play rugby; Billy tries to be the same, but feels he was never cut out to be a farmer or a rugby player. Instead, he would rather dream about an imaginary life in which a turnip paddock becomes a lunar landscape and a cow s tail a head of beautiful blonde hair which transforms him into Lana the heroine of his favorite TV show. When Roy arrives at Billy s school and Jamie the sexy young farm laborer comes to work on Billy s farm Billy s world is changed forever. As he learns about his sexuality, everything he knows is called into question, including his lifelong friendship with tomboy Louise, whose world is changing alongside his. Set in New Zealand s stunning Central Otago landscape, 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous carries the audience along with Billy as he embarks on life as a teenager.
Whispering Moon (Sub)
Manufacturer: WATER BEARER FILMS Brand: Water Bearer Films
Jannis, a cute, young gay man, and his adorable mute boyfriend, Patrick, infiltrate a circus to shoot an undercover documentary exposing an underground political conspiracy responsible for a recent spate of assasination attempts. When Patrick meet Mo, a young woman whose sensitivity to sunlight forces her to live by nigh, Jannis' jelousy threatens the entire project. Only Patrick's unwavering devotion to the man he loves will help save the day and reveal the truth of who is behind the conspiracy.
Wild Tigers I Have Known
Manufacturer: Wellspring Media Brand: Universal Music
Logan is a soft spoken and lonely 13 year old boy with a crush. Unlike his equally lonely friend Joey, who obsesses over the sexual exploits of the popular boys, Logan is fixated on the boys themselves, particularly Rodeo Walker. Logan's infatuation with Rodeo inspires him to create a new persona named Leah. Leah and Rodeo grow close through whispered late night phone calls, and when Leah agrees to meet Rodeo face to face it is Logan who must finally prove that he can ask for what he so achingly wants. Arriving with the Gus Van Sant stamp of approval, Wild Tigers I Have Known blurs the line between indie film and experimental art. With the aid of cinematographer Aaron Platt, Cam Archer fills his debut with dreamy visuals, like Wong Kar-Wai set loose in Santa Cruz. The story concerns 13-year-old Logan (the full-lipped Malcolm Stumpf), who lives with his frazzled single mother (Fairuza Balk) and harbors a crush on 14-year-old Rodeo (Patrick White). Through a chance meeting, Logan gets to know the object of his lust, and abandons nerdy best friend Joey (the bowl cut-sporting Max Paradise). Rodeo prefers women, so Logan invents a female persona named Leah, who exists only on the phone, to initiate a virtual relationship (Ruth Elliot voices his alter ego). Meanwhile, mountain lions roam the woods, encroaching on human habitation. This concerns Logan, who identifies with the confused cats. Plus, the school mascot is the tiger--and that's as far as the filmmaker takes his title meta...
Long-Term Relationship (Widescreen)
Manufacturer: Liberation Ent Brand: WELLSPRING/GENIUS
After years of the single scene in Los Angeles and hanging out with his sassy friends, Glenn has finally found his soul mate through the personals - a cute Southern boy named Adam. From the moment they met, it was instant attraction. But thereâ€™s more than a few differences between the two and the word â€˜compatibilityâ€™ comes into play. Are their problems big enough deal-breakers, or can Glenn and Adam work through their differences to embark on a Long Term Relationship?
One to Another
Manufacturer: Strand Releasing Model: 3347331
At once both a sexual thriller and a detective story, ONE TO ANOTHER unfolds as Lucie and Pierre, 20-year-old brother and sister, share an intimate relationship with each other and their group of friends. Pierre is a magnet for the band of youths, but he himself is unstable and narcissistic. One day Pierre is found savagely murdered. As the police investigation drags on, Lucie, aided by her friends, decides to find out who killed her brother. An evocative tale of the mysteries of youthful sexuality and how love, passion, and betrayal lead to murderous results.
Boys Life 6
Manufacturer: Strand Releasing
FOUR FILMS ABOUT LUST, DESIRE, AND CRUSHES. BUGCRUSH Ben, a small-town high school loner and introverted gay teen, is fascinated by the mysterious and dangerously seductive new kid in town, Grant. One night, Grant and his friends take Ben to a remote house in the country to introduce him to their bizarre erotic rituals. Directed by Carter Smith - 37 minutes - Color - Widescreen DOORMAN The Latino doorman of a New York apartment building begins to unravel when he is seduced and then dumped by a privileged college kid who lives in the building. Directed by Etienne Kallos - 17 minutes - Color - Full Frame DAVY AND STU As the sun sets over a swampy Scotland bog, two boys meet in the darkness as part of a nightly ritual. Part character study, part love story, DAVY AND STU is a heartwrenching look at the intensity of adolescent romance and forbidden love. A festival favorite and multi-award winner, DAVY AND STU is based on Anton Dudley s acclaimed and award-winning play. Directed by Soman Chainani - 13 minutes - Color - Widescreen HEARTLAND HG, 21, lives a happy and openly gay life in New York. He must return to Iowa to help his alcoholic father save the family farm. He no longer feels he is a member of his family tribe but digs into the work along side his father and a hired man, Ryan, who has his own set of problems. After HG`s father becomes ill, the two young men are forced to work together, and find that they have more in common than they would have thought. Directed by Mar...
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