Waiting on the food and fireworks? Here’s some films you can watch while you wait. From a Black, gay musical to a trans man porn star documentary… there’s a feature film for every taste.
“As a middle-aged black man goes on a date with a young white man he met on the Internet, his teen daughter spends an evening with an ex-basketball star. But their attempts to make intimate connections are hindered by the secrets each holds.”
Call Me Kuchu
“This powerful film follows David Kato, the first openly homosexual man in Uganda, as he fights the nation’s looming anti-gay laws. When he’s murdered soon after a major victory, it leaves those who looked to him for inspiration searching for answers.”
“A year after college graduation, a pact reunites four gay men and a lesbian friend in New York City for a fateful Gay Pride weekend.”
From Oscar-nominated director Kirby Dick (“This Film Is Not Yet Rated”), “Outrage” exposes the many closeted U.S. politicians who actively work against gay rights. The documentary, which was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, also calls out to the media’s lack of attention to the hypocrisy of these policy-makers.
This documentary follows six years in the life of Buck Angel, a self-described “man with a pussy.” Buck is both a transgender activist and a porn star, and after surviving addiction, suicide and prostitution in his youth, he’s simply aiming for acceptance.
How to Survive A Plague
This critically acclaimed documentary chronicles the efforts of two organizations, AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) during the AIDS epidemic. Co-written and directed by David France, a journalist who has covered the crisis since its origins, “How to Survive a Plague” features never-before-seen footage of interviews, protests and conferences that helped shift national attention to AIDS.
Kicked out of the house by his homophobic mom, Brad falls in with the members of the House of Eminence in this big-hearted musical.