Pathway: It's a Queer World

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    This Pathway evokes the challenge of being who you are in a world that wants to put you in a box and manage your actions and choices. These films challenge us with the questions of different queer folks as they strive to remain true to who they are. Read more about the Pathway here.

    Films in this Pathway

    The Beach of Enchaquirados

    • Ivan Mora Manzano
    • 2021

      A sense of unfulfilled longing intermingles with irresistible, liberating warmth in this poetic portrait of the Ecuadorian fisher Vicky and the local transgender community she’s part of.

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      Close to You

      • Cássio Kelm
      • 2021

        At the start of the corona pandemic, young transmasculine filmmaker Cássio Kelm ends up isolated in a small apartment with his father. Close to You subtly tells a layered story combining personal transition, unspoken tenderness, and Brazilian politics.

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        The End of Wonderland

        • Laurence Turcotte-Fraser
        • 2021

          Adult performer Tara Emory has been working for years on her “trans sci-fi porn epic” Up Uranus, featuring amazing design on a super-low budget—like everything in her life. A tender portrait of an intriguing transgender artist, auto mechanic, and hoarder.

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          Gangnam Beauty

          • Yan Tomaszewski
          • 2020

            English-born Oli London has spent a fortune on plastic surgery to make them look like Korean pop-star Jimin. A delightful blend of documentary and theatrical drama on the subject of idol worship, with Oli also performing a re-imagining of a Korean myth.

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            God Has AIDS

            • Gustavo Vinagre, Fábio Leal
            • 2021

              Seven artists and an activist doctor—all HIV positive—fight against the invisibility of AIDS in Brazil. Prejudice is rampant, the infection rate is rising, and people are dying from a disease that doesn’t have to be fatal.

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              How the Room Felt

              • Ketevan Kapanadze
              • 2021

                A gentle and intimate portrait of a small community of young queer people in a Georgian city, formed around the local women’s football team. Here in this self-made family, shielded from outside threats, they can share love and friendship.

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                The Last Chapter

                • Gianluca Matarrese
                • 2021

                  A tender and unabashed portrayal of the filmmaker’s older lover and BDSM master Bernard. In the run-up to the move to a new apartment, he looks back on his eventful life as he embarks on its last chapter.

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                  Nitrate Kisses

                  • Barbara Hammer
                  • 1992

                    That which is kept, named, and shown is what matters. A dazzling historical essay by the pioneer of lesbian experimental cinema Barbara Hammer, about hidden visual histories and the importance of being seen.

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                    [Posthuman Wombs]

                    • Anna Fries, Malu Peeters
                    • 2021

                      Why is the stereotypical image of pregnancy a glowingly blissful young woman? Take a trip into this interactive womb and you’ll see a world where the concept of pregnancy goes beyond the cliché, freed from the constraints of gender and age.

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                      Seek Bromance

                      • Samira El Agoz
                      • 2021

                        A romance between two transmasculines who met during the pandemic. Through the deserts of Vegas and LA, far from other people, with just a car, some cash, and a supply of testosterone, they expose the integral dynamics of masculinity and femininity.

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                        Travesti Odyssey

                        • Nicolas Videla
                        • 2021

                          The last ever performance of the highly entertaining activist transvestite show Cabaret Travesía Travesti, in October 2019, coincided with the Chilean uprising. Filmmaker Nicolás Videla was part of this vibrant troupe. Why did they stop performing?

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                          Two-Spirit

                          • Mónica Taboada-Tapia
                          • 2021

                            A transgender woman in a small indigenous community in Colombia, Georgina counters the hostility directed at her with the words, “I have only love.”

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                            Ultraviolette and the Blood-Spitters Gang

                            • Robin Hunzinger
                            • 2021

                              The passionate letters that a girl called Marcelle wrote to her childhood sweetheart from a sanatorium during the interwar period evoke the image of a rebel, way ahead of her time, who goes her own way with a group of kindred spirits.

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