Hidden Gems

Ammonite

Ammonite

Paleontologist Mary Anning has made many prominent fossil discoveries in her life, but men have taken credit for her work, leaving her to live with little money. It’s the 1800s on the rugged southern coast of England, and Mary’s life is going nowhere, until she reluctantly takes in a wealthy boarder, Charlotte, whose husband is …

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Timeout

Time Out

Gaurav (Chirag Malhotra) worships the ground that his brother, Mihir (Pranay Pachauri), walks on. After all, Mihir is a popular jock at their fancy New Delhi high school, and all the girls are chasing him. But Gaurav’s outlook changes when he discovers that his athletic brother is gay. How will their close relationship be affected? Mihir eventually …

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The Accompanist

The Accompanist

One-man band Frederick Keeve (star, writer, director, producer, composer) tells the story of Jason, a fifty-something doctor who unexpectedly finds romance after beginning a stint as an accompanist at a Los Angeles ballet school. Jason (Keeve), hoping that his love for music can help him deal with the overwhelming grief he feels from a tragedy, …

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Blackbirds

Blackbird

In this Southern melodrama, Randy is a Christian choirboy in Mississippi with a secret: He has an eye for other boys. Further complicating Randy’s life is his emotionally fragile mother, a devout woman who is virulently homophobic. When Randy sets his eyes on both a handsome jock and an aspiring filmmaker, the boy’s life threatens …

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Just Friends

Just Friends

This enchanting cross-cultural love story from the Netherlands concerns a dashing Dutchman who falls for an outgoing Syrian immigrant. In a refreshing change of pace, the story’s conflict revolves not around the young men’s sexuality but their families’ fears about a cultural mismatch. Why It’s a Gem “Just Friends” has the right mix of humor, …

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The Greatest Blessing

The Greatest Blessing

Two gay men, Giacomo and Pietro, each raised in supportive families in the Catholic Church in Italy, have something to teach both the church and the world in this moving documentary. Giacomo and Pietro have gently yet boldly established the middle road between a loving gay relationship and a supportive Catholic community.  While many who come …

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Breaking Fast

Breaking Fast

This romantic comedy, which takes place in West Hollywood, introduces us to Mo, a practicing Muslim who has just had his heart broken by a failed relationship. But Mo’s fortunes change when he meets Kal, an All-American actor who offers to join him for the traditional meals of Ramadan. Through these meals, both men come …

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Snapshot Movie

Snapshots

One simple roll of the film unspools a tale of secrets from three generations of women who gather for a weekend at a lake. A grandmother is hiding a secret past from her embittered daughter, while a granddaughter is furtive about her future. Can the love of these women overcome decades of deceit? Why It’s …

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More Than Only

“More Than Only” is a romanctic dramedy about Justin Johnson, a young college student with father issues, who falls head over heels for the guarded Michael. Justin does everything in his power to get a first date, but Michael won’t agree to go out until Justin can jump through three major hoops. The tasks are …

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Tig

This compelling documentary, a mix of comedy and drama, follows comedian Tig Notaro after she discovers that she has breast cancer. But the life-threatening diagnosis doesn’t stop Tig – it only makes her more determined to live her life and reach new career heights. In the wake of the scary news, the Los Angeles comic …

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