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  • Summer Storm

    Set at a German sports camp (and packed with scenes of swimsuited young athletes at play), this sweet, sexy gay romance focuses on a confused Bavarian youth (Robert Stadlober) whose secret love for his best friend comes crashing out of the closet when the boys' rowing team competes with the Queerstrokes, an all-gay crew from Berlin. more...
  • Superstar in a Housedress

    “Jackie is just speeding away / Thought she was James Dean for a day,” sang Lou Reed in “Walk on the Wild Side.” But writer-performer Jackie Curtis, who died of a drug overdose in 1985, was more than some androgynous speed freak; his satiric, sexually ambivalent take on popular culture influenced John Waters, David Bowie, Bette Midler, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. more...
  • Surrogate Valentine (NR)

    San Francisco singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura plays himself, sort of, in Dave Boyle's rambling black-and-white comedy. more...
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  • Timbuktu

    A gay hustler (Karl Geary) and a young woman (Eva Birthistle) journey from Dublin to Algeria in search of a kidnapped priest—the woman's brother and the man's former lover. more...
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  • The Two Cubas

    This interesting 2006 TV documentary views Cuba through the eyes of two homosexual men: Jose Rodriguez, a 38-year-old dancer, stays loyal to his homeland though several loved ones have defected, while his friend Jose Luis, a 28-year-old tourism worker, tries to obtain a German visa so he can travel overseas, perhaps never to return. more...
  • Undertow

    This touching film by Javier Fuentes-Leon puts a supernatural spin on the familiar premise of the bisexual love triangle. more...
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  • Walking After Midnight

    Since ancient times, people have sought spiritual nourishment in the idea of reincarnation. more...
  • Watercolors (NR)

    Two LA high schoolers—an effeminate artist (Tye Olson) and a hunky but troubled swimmer (Kyle Clare)—plunge into an ill-fated romance in this earnest tearjerker by writer-director David Oliveras. more...
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  • Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig

    Created by former Chicago actor John Cameron Mitchell and songwriter Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch was a “neo-glam post-punk rock musical” about an East German “girly-boy” whose botched sex-change surgery leaves him with an “angry inch” of genital flesh. more...
  • Whispering Moon

    Like Antonioni's Blowup and De Palma's Blow Out, this Austrian video feature by Michael Satzinger uses the paranoid thriller form to ponder media manipulation of reality. more...
  • Whole New Thing

    This wry, tender 2005 Canadian comedy puts a fresh spin on the theme of adolescent sexual awakening. more...
  • Wilby Wonderful

    Written and directed by Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, this dark but ultimately upbeat comedy unfolds in a small island community whose residents are at odds over preservation versus development. more...
  • Woke Up Black (NR)

    Mary Morten's documentary focuses on five African-American college students, all from the Chicago area, whose candid conversation reveals the challenges they face: poverty, drugs, street gangs, splintered families, negative media stereotypes, self-doubt, and the low expectations of a racially divided society. more...
  • The Woman With the 5 Elephants (NR)

    This Swiss-German coproduction (2009) documents the life of Svetlana Geier, a teacher and translator noted for her German editions of Dostoyevsky's mammoth novels (the "five elephants" of the title). more...