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Monday, January 05, 2009

More Films to Watch


If you think that you have seen all the lesbian interest films available and that there is not much else to watch, think again and take a look at this list of non-traditional lesbian themed any length films. Most I have not seen them and all have something in common: women direct all.

Age 12
A film by Jennifer Montgomery, 1990, 22 min., Color
Unforgettable in its vivid construction of lesbian identity, AGE 12 is a riveting amalgam of forbidden desire, transgression and piercing self-recogni...

B.D. Women
A film by Inge Blackman, 1994, 20 min., Color
B.D. WOMEN is a wonderful celebration of the history and culture of Black lesbians. Lively interviews feature Black women talking candidly about thei...

The Basement Girl
A film by Midi Onodera, 2000, 12 min., Color
Abandoned by her lover, a young woman finds comfort and safety in her basement apartment. Mundane routines, a diet of junk food and the warmth of the...

Between the Lines:
A film by Yunah Hong, 2001, 60 min., Color
BETWEEN THE LINES offers rare interviews with over 15 major Asian-Pacific American women poets. Organized in interwoven sections such as Immigration, ...

Beyond Imagining
A film by Wendy Weinberg, 1991, 30 min., Color
Bold literary visionary Margaret Anderson founded the journal Little Review in 1914, an overlooked but profound influence on American literature. Ande...

Black Sheep
A film by Louise Glover and Chili Films, 1999, 26 min., Color
Lou Glover grew up in New South Wales repeating the same homophobic and racist taunts she heard around her. Though she was raised in a white family, s...

Blind Spot: Murder by Women
A film by Irving Saraf, Allie Light and Julia Hilder, 2000, 87 min., Color
Because murder by women is still relatively rare--only one out of eight murders in the United States is committed by a woman--women's own stories prov...

The Body of a Poet
A film by Sonali Fernando, 1995, 29 min., Color
An imaginary biopic, THE BODY OF A POET centers on the efforts of a group of young lesbians of color to devise a fitting tribute to one of this centu...

Boy I Am
A film by Sam Feder & Julie Hollar, 2006, 72 min., Color
An important exploration of issues rarely touched upon by most films portraying female-to-male (FTM) transgender experiences, this feature-length docu...

A Boy Named Sue
A film by Julie Wyman, 2000, 56 min., Color
Julie Wyman's compelling documentary chronicles the transformation of a transsexual named Theo from a woman to a man over the course of six years. The...

Brincando El Charco
A film by Frances Negrón-Muntaner, 1994, 55 min., Color/BW
Refreshingly sophisticated in both form and content, BRINCANDO EL CHARCO contemplates the notion of “identity” through the experiences of a Puerto Ric...

Came Out, It Rained, Went Back In Again
A film by Betsan Evans Morris, 1991, 10 min., Color/BW
A delightful short drama,CAME OUT, IT RAINED, WENT BACK IN AGAIN explores the perils of “coming out” as it follows the day in the life of one young gi...

Cancer in Two Voices
A film by Lucy Massie Phenix based on original films by Ann Hershey, 1994, 43 min., Color
“I’m the first among our friends to have cancer... Many will see their future in the way I handle mine,” Barbara Rosenblum wrote after learning she ha...

Can't You Take a Joke?
A film by Viki Dun, 1989, 26 min., BW
Can you fall in love and still have a sense of humor? This delightful, stylish comedy, in which boy meets boy and girl meets girl, uses the romantic m...

Children of the Crocodile
A film by Marsha Emerman, 2001, 52 min., Color
This documentary tells the story of two young Timorese-Australian activists – one a high profile human rights worker, the other a performance artist a...

Closer
Directed by Tina Gharavi, 2000, 24 min., Color
An experimental documentary which has at its heart a poignant character study of a 17 year-old lesbian living in Newcastle, England, CLOSER innovative...

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
A film by Deborah Hoffmann, 1994, 44 min., Color
With profound insight and a healthy dose of levity, COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's Disease a...

Daughter of Suicide
A film by Dempsey Rice, 1999, 72 min., Color
"My mother's suicide is the single most defining event in my life. It's like there's before and there's after and everything is different after." Dem...

Double the Trouble, Twice the Fun
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1992, 25 min., Color
A rare and lively examination of disability and homosexuality as it affects both women and men, DOUBLE THE TROUBLE, TWICE THE FUN, advocates for accep...

Dream Girls
A film by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, 1993, 50 min., Color
This fascinating documentary, produced for the BBC, opens a door into the spectacular world of the Takarazuka Revue, a highly successful musical theat...

Dry Kisses Only
A film by Jane Cottis and Kaucyila Brooke, 1990, 75 min., Color
Through manipulated film clips, the hilarious commentary of Theory Woman and interviews with the Lesbian on the Street, this marvelous videotape explo...

Dry Kisses Only/War on Lesbians
Two films by Jane Cotis and Kaucyila Brooke, 1992, 100 min., 2 in series, Color
Through manipulaed film clips, the hilarious commentary of Theory Woman and interviews with the Lesbian on the Street, DRY KISSES ONLY (1990, 75 mins....

The Edge of Each Other's Battles
A film by Jennifer Abod, 2002, 59 min., Color
This powerful documentary is a moving tribute to legendary black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992). One of the most celebrated icons of f...

Emily and Gitta
A film by Tami Gold, 1996, 30 min., Color
Memories of the Holocaust are interlaced with a contemporary love story in this arresting short drama in which history and inescapable repercussions f...

The Female Closet
A film by Barbara Hammer, 1998, 60 min., Color
This fascinating videotape from renowned filmmaker Barbara Hammer combines rare footage, interviews, and rich visual documentation to survey the lives...

The Films of Barbara Hammer
Three films by Barbara Hammer, 42 min.
Four classic celebrations of the female body and spirit. DYKETACTICS is a celebration of lesbian sensuality and sexuality; DOUBLE STRENGTH is an expe...

Flaming Ears
A film by Angela Hans Scheirl, Ursula Pürrer, and Dietmar Schipek, 1991, 84 min., Color
FLAMING EARS is a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive burned-out city of Asche. It follows the tangled lives of th...

Flesh and Paper
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1990, 26 min., Color
FLESH AND PAPER is a lyrical exploration of the sense and sensibilities of Indian lesbian poet and writer, Suniti Bamjoshi. This moving and powerful ...

Forbidden Fruit
A film by Sue Maluwa Bruce, Beate Kunath, and Yvonne Zuckmantel, 2000, 30 min., Color
Zimbabwean filmmaker, Sue Maluwa Bruce, breaks long held taboos about sexual identity and lesbian love in African society in her groundbreaking video,...

Gaea Girls
A film by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, 2000, 106 min., Color
"This fascinating film follows the physically grueling and mentally exhausting training regimen of several young wanna-be GAEA GIRLS, a group of Japan...

Golden Threads
A film by Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton, 1999, 56 min., Color
Profiling the life of 93 year old lesbian activist Christine Burton, founder of a global networking service for mid-life and elder lesbians this docum...

Greetings from Africa
A film by Cheryl Dunye, 1994, 8 min., Color
In this highly entertaining short, Cheryl Dunye uses her dry wit to ruminate on lesbian dating '90s style. Cheryl (playing herself) is searching for ...

Greetings from Washington DC
A film by Rob Epstein, Frances Reid, Greta Schiller and Lucy Winer, 1981, 28 min.
A kaleidoscope of music, dance, stories and laughter shared at the first gay and lesbian rights march on Washington....

Hammering It Out
A film by Vivian Price, 2000, 54 min., Color
“This spirited documentary spotlights the experience of women in the building trades, specifically those women involved in the Century Freeway Women's...

Home Avenue
A film by Jennifer Montgomery, 1989, 17 min., Color
With commanding cinematic style, Montgomery retraces events of a night nine years ago when, between her boyfriend's dorm and her parent's house, she w...

Honored by the Moon
A film by Mona Smith, 1990, 15 min., Color
In this upbeat and empowering videotape, Native American lesbians and gay men speak of their unique historical and spiritual role. Within the Native A...

The Image of Dorian Gray in the Yellow Press
A film by Ulrike Ottinger, 1984, 150 min., Color
"In the poses of the dandy and the manufactured excesses of the tabloid press, Ottinger finds connections between our 'fin de siecle' moment and the l...

In My Father's Church
A film by Charissa King-O'Brien, 2004, 49 min., Color/BW
Charissa is a lesbian who wants a church wedding, but it doesn’t seem to help that her dad is the pastor of the town’s United Methodist Church. While ...

In Sickness and In Health
A film by Pilar Prassas, Edited by Peter Heacock, 2007, 56 min., Color
“In typical marriage vows, 'til death do us part' is the phrase that follows 'in sickness and in heath.' But to many gay and lesbian Americans, saying...

In the Best Interests of the Children
A film by Frances Reid, Elizabeth Stevens and Cathy Zheutlin, 1977, 53 min.
This groundbreaking film on lesbian mothering portrays the diversity of experience, race and class among eight lesbian mothers and their children....

Jodie: An Icon
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1996, 24 min., Color
Jodie is a fast paced, breezy look at the transatlantic phenomenon that has made Hollywood actress Jodie Foster an icon for lesbians who identify with...

Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia
A film by Ulrike Ottinger, 1989, 165 min., Color
Ulrike Ottinger's epic adventure traces a fantastic encounter between two different worlds. Seven western women travelers meet aboard the sumptuous, m...

Keep Not Silent - Ortho-Dykes
A film by Ilil Alexander, 2004, 52 min., Color
Winner of the Israeli Oscar for Best Documentary, as well as eight international awards, Ilil Alexander’s stunning debut film boldly documents the cla...

Khush
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1991, 24 min., Color
KHUSH means ecstatic pleasure in Urdu. For South Asian lesbians and gay men in Britain, North America, and India (where homosexuality is still illegal...

A Knock Out
A film by Tessa Boerman and Samuel Reiziger, 2004, 53 min., Color
Boxing champion Michele Aboro grew up in South London, where life for a girl was never easy, let alone for a mixed-race lesbian girl. Thanks to her te...

L Is For The Way You Look
A film by Jean Carlomusto, 1991, 24 min., Color
L IS FOR THE WAY YOU LOOK is a playful exploration of lesbian history and the women who have served as role models and objects of desire for young les...

Listening for Something
A film by Dionne Brand, 1996, 56 min., Color
This intriguing exchange between eminent American poet Adrienne Rich and Trinidadian-Canadian poet/filmmaker Dionne Brand, who share strong feminist a...

The Lost Tribe
A film by Rachel Landers, 2005, 56 min., Color
While ex-Mormon-lesbian-atheist Sue-Ann Post has carved out a name for herself as a stand-up comic in Australia, she has been estranged from her famil...

Madame X: An Absolute Ruler
A film by Ulrike Ottinger, 1977, 141 min., Color
"Ulrike Ottinger has a larger body of work than almost any other lesbian filmmaker, and her rarely seen first feature contains most of the elements th...

Meeting of Two Queens
A film by Cecilia Barriga, 1991, 14 min., Color
In this witty, luminous tape Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich star in the roles of their lives—cast as lovers by Chilean video artist Barriga. Queen C...

My Left Breast
A film by Gerry Rogers, 2000, 57 min., Color
“Every once in a while someone comes up with a film that sends us a clear signal that it's time to re-evaluate our lives. The film MY LEFT BREAST is n...

My Sister, My Bride
A film by Bonnie Burt, 2004, 26 min., Color
As the issue of gay marriage grips the country, this touching documentary follows the heartwarming and historic journey of two Jewish lesbians as they...

Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China
A film by Yue-Qing Yang, 1999, 59 min., Color
In feudal China, women, usually with bound feet, were denied educational opportunities and condemned to social isolation. But in Jian-yong county in ...

Out In South Africa
A film by Barbara Hammer, 1995, 51 min., Color
In 1994, Barbara Hammer was invited to South Africa to present a retrospective of her 77 films and videos at OUT IN SOUTH AFRICA, the first gay and le...

Outlaw
A film by Alisa Lebow, 1994, 26 min., Color
Leslie Feinberg, a self-identified "gender outlaw" who has spent much of her life passing as a man, speaks with passion and intelligence about her exp...

Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself
A film by Yvonne Welbon, 1995, 29 min., Color
REMEMBERING WEI YI-FANG, REMEMEBERING MYSELF: An Autobiography charts the influence of the filmmaker’s six-year experience as an African American woma...

Sabor a Mi
A film by Claudia Morgado Escanilla, 1997, 20 min., Color
Claudia Morgado Escanilla's SABOR A MI is an erotic short drama about sensual yearnings, the guilty pleasures of watching, and the secret complicity o...

Sari Red
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1988, 12 min., Color
Made in memory of Kalbinder Kaur Hayre, a young Indian woman killed in 1985 in a racist attack in England, SARI RED eloquently examines the effect of ...

Searching 4 Sandeep
A film by Poppy Stockell, 2007, 56 min., Color
Single, frustrated and lonely in the middle of Sydney’s thriving gay community, director Poppy Stockell decides to "research" a light-hearted look at ...

Seventeen Rooms
A film by Caroline Sheldon, 1985, 9 min.
Britain’s Channel 4 refused to broadcast this piece because of its subtitle: WHAT DO LESBIANS DO IN BED? The tape looks into seventeen bedrooms to ch...

Sex and the Sandinistas
A film by Lucinda Broadbent, 1991, 25 min., Color
Nicaragua is known for the Sandinista Revolution, an inspiring struggle for national liberation. What has never been told before is the story of how ...

Sex Fish/Sex Bowl Collection
films by Shu Lea Cheang, 1994, 13 min., 4 in series, Color
From the E.T. Baby Maniac production collective come four of the smartest and sexiest videos to emerge in a long time. SEX FISH is a furious montage ...

She Even Chewed Tobacco
By Elizabeth Stevens and Estelle Freedman, 1983, 40 min., BW
The Gold Rush. A new frontier. Nineteenth century California offered women the opportunity to pioneer new roles for themselves. Meet Babe Bean, the...

Shinjuku Boys
A film by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, 1995, 53 min., Color
From the makers of DREAM GIRLS, SHINJUKU BOYS introduces three onnabes who work as hosts at the New Marilyn Club in Tokyo. Annabes are women who live...

Sir: Just a Normal Guy
A film by Melanie La Rosa, 2001, 57 min., Color
Screened to acclaim at Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals worldwide and LBGT events across the nation, this candid and courageous portrait of more than 15-m...

Some Ground To Stand On
A film by Joyce Warshow
Co-produced and edited by Janet Baus, 1998, 35 min., Color
This compelling documentary tells the life story of Blue Lunden, a working class lesbian activist whose odyssey of personal transformation parallels l...

Some Real Heat
A film by Stefanie Jordan, 2001, 54 min., Color
SOME REAL HEAT explores the small and relatively new world of female firefighters in San Francisco and their upward climb to gain access to a male-dom...

Sphinxes Without Secrets
A film by Maria Beatty, 1991, 58 min., Color
Since its inception, performance art provided a forum for those artists whose work challenges the dominant aesthetic and cultural status quo. In SPHIN...

Stigmata
A film by Leslie Asako Gladsjø, 1991, 27 min., Color
STIGMATA is a riveting look at body modification such as tattooing, cutting, piercing and branding, practices which are becoming increasingly popular ...

Storme
A film by Michelle Parkerson, 1987, 21 min., Color
“It ain’t easy…being green” is the favorite expression of Storme DeLarverie, a woman whose life flouted prescriptions of gender and race. During the ...

Susana
A film by Susana Muñoz, 1980, 25 min., BW
In this autobiographical portrait, Susana leaves her native Argentina to live her life outside the strictures of Latin American cultural and family pr...

Sync Touch
A film by Barbara Hammer
In SYNC TOUCH, lesbian images are juxtaposed with common cliches, providing an ironic and humorous inquiry into the nature of the lesbian aesthetic....

Ten Cents a Dance (Parallax)
A film by Midi Onodera, 1986, 30 min., Color
Onodera's three-part reflection on contemporary sexuality and communication uses a split screen device with a new twist. In the first segment, two wom...

Tender Fictions
A film by Barbara Hammer, 1995, 58 min., Color
Innovative, funny, and historic, TENDER FICTIONS is an autobiographical exploration of the search for and meaning of gay community. From a childhood ...

Thank God I'm a Lesbian
A film by Laurie Colbert and Dominique Cardona, 1992, 55 min., Color
THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN is an uplifting and entertaining documentary about the diversity of lesbian identities. Dionne Brand, Nicole Brossard, Lee Pu...

Tomboys!
A film by Julie Akeret and Christian McEwen, 2004, 28 min., Color
Are tomboys tamed once they grow up? This lively and inspiring documentary explodes that archaic myth with the stories of proud tomboys of all ages: A...

Treyf
A film by Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky, 1998, 55 min., Color
TREYF —“unkosher” in Yiddish— is an unorthodox documentary by and about two Jewish lesbians who met and fell in love at a Passover “seder”. With perso...

2 Or 3 Things But Nothing for Sure
A film by Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner, 1997, 12 min., Color
Acclaimed author Dorothy Allison (BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA) is profiled in this moving, inspiring film. Combining poetic imagery with powerful readings...

Unbound
A film by Claudia Morgado Escanilla, 1994, 19 min., Color
UNBOUND is a docudrama in which sixteen women of differing nationalities, races and ideologies free themselves from societal definitions, stereotypes-...

Voices Heard Sisters Unseen
A film by Grace Poore, 1995, 75 min., Color
VOICES HEARD SISTERS UNSEEN is a powerful and inspirational videotape showing how survivors of domestic violence are working to change the way the sys...

War on Lesbians
A film by Jane Cottis, 1992, 32 min., Color
WAR ON LESBIANS is a witty critique of the invisibility of positive images of lesbians and a satire of talk show television and radio self-help progra...

The Wash: A Cleaning Story
A film by Eve Sandler, 1999, 9 min., Color
Written, directed and produced by Eve Sandler, THE WASH is an autobiographical video narrative. This painterly work, which was shot in Hi-8, closely ...

Wavelengths
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1997, 15 min., Color
WAVELENGTHS explores the time honored quest for love and human intimacy in the polished world of computers and the Internet. Set in gay bars, dreams,...

Witches, Dykes, Faggots and Poofters
A film by Digby Duncan, 1979, 45 min.
In medieval times, nonconformists were labeled witches and burned at the stake. This important film makes links the social and political oppression o...

Women Organize!
A film by Joan E. Biren, Union Institute Ctr. for Women & Women and Organizing Documentation Project, 2000, 32 min., Color
WOMEN ORGANIZE! is an inspirational, half hour video that portrays women organizers across the U.S. who are involved in the global struggles for racia...

The Works of Sadie Benning
A film collection by Sadie Benning, 1989, 68 min., Color/BW
At age 15, Sadie Benning began using a toy video camera to produce these frank, funny and remarkably self-aware missives about growing up lesbian. Ma...

If you feel like reading more about each film go here and in Subject select Lesbian to have the complete list and links to full information about each film.

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