Rated LGBTQ

RATED LGBTQ

Our Queer cinema series, Rated LGBTQ, explores the breadth of the queer experience through a series of narrative and documentary films. The series provides a forum for diverse perspectives within the Queer spectrum including gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and intersex stories.

Print Rated LGBTQ is co-presented with GLOE: The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement.
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BLUSH (Previously Barash)

Dir. Michal Vinik
(90 min, Israel, 2015) Narrative

Seventeen-year-old Naama Barash enjoys drugs, alcohol and hanging out with like-minded friends. As her parents fret about their older daughter’s disappearance, Naama meets a wild girl in school, and discovers the intoxicating rush of first love.

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COMPARED TO WHAT? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

Dir. Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler
(90 min, USA, 2014) Documentary

A fresh and contemporary political drama with unparalleled access to one of Congress’ first openly gay Representatives, and easily one of the most captivating public figures in recent memory.

FEELINGS ARE FACTS: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

Dir. Jack Walsh
(83 min, USA, 2015) Documentary

At the age of 25, Yvonne Rainer took her first dance class; at the age of 32, she changed dance forever.

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THE GOOD SON

Dir. Shirly Berkovitz
(53 min, Israel, 2014) Documentary

The incredible story of 22-year-old Or, who secretly finances his sex change operation in Thailand by lying to his conservative parents.

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MARZIPAN FLOWERS

Dir. Adam Kalderon
(73 min, Israel, 2014) Narrative

Leavened with a chic indie sensibility, Marzipan Flowers centers on Hadas, a newly-widowed, 48 year-old kibbutznik. Lonely and out of her element, Hadas forges a connection with new roommate Petel, a transgender woman with a mysterious past.

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PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL MONOGAMIST

Dir. Christina Zeidler, John Mitchell
(82 min, Canada, 2015) Narrative

When Elsie coolly cuts it off with sweet performance artist Robyn, her friends challenge her to stay single for five months – no bars, no clubs, and (for goodness sake) no volunteer work. Seems easy, right?

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SUNDAY, BLOODY SUNDAY

Dir. John Schlesinger
(110 min, UK, 1971) Narrative

Sunday, Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcée who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist.

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THIRD PERSON

Dir. Sharon Luzon
(54 min, Israel, 2015) Documentary

Suzan was born with both male and female sex organs. When she was five months old, her parents decided she would be a female. It wasn’t until she was 35 that she first learned these facts.

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YONA

Dir. Nir Bergman
(100 min, Israel/Germany, 2014) Narrative

Focusing on the early ‘60s, we witness a turbulent slice of famed Hebrew poet Yona Wallach’s life.