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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?

La Selva Tranquila

On the low jungle Amazon and closer to Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador than to Lima, Iquitos is at the heart of 140,000 square miles of rain-forest, roughly the size of California. Each wearing various hats for their first film, Christian Chapman, Paul Jason Hoffman and Cody Troyer spent four months in and around this Department […]

How To Survive A Plague

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

The Old Testament

Made without the cooperation of the Chinese government or official film organizations, this drama in three parts explores the emotional, social and political ramifications of gay relationships in China over the course of three decades. Part one, "Psalm," is set in 1981, and concerns Xiao Bo (Yu Bo), a gay man sharing a home with his brother and his sister-in-law. Unwilling to disguise his lifestyle, Xiao Bo brings his lover home one evening, and soon his family is attempting to "cure" him of his homosexuality. "Proverbs," set in 1991, finds a gay man inching his way out of the closet as he leaves his wife and moves in with the man he loves. Finally, "Song of Solomon," which takes place in 2001, reintroduces Xiao Bo, who is now in a relationship with Da Jian (Zhang Jian). When Xiao Bo learns one of his former lovers has contracted AIDS, he wants to help him however he can, but Da Jian would prefer it if he kept a safe distance from his past. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Vegetarian

A young housewife, finds herself having strange dreams that make her disgusted by meat, leading to trouble with her meat-loving husband and attention from her artist brother in law.

Gay Sex in the 70′s

A chronicle of gay culture in New York during the post-Stonewall, pre-AIDs era.

Cinderellas, Wolves And A Charming Prince

Around 900 thousand people are trafficked a year for international borders only for sexual exploitation. However, despite all the dangers, young Brazilian women to enter the world of sex tourism, believe that they will change their lives and their dream of finding a Charming Prince. A minority find a great love and get married. The film goes from the Brazilian Northeast to Berlin seeking to understand the sexual as well racial imaginary and power of young southern Cinderellas and northern wolves.