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LesFlicks to host the cinema at LFEST

We're delighted to announce that LesFlicks will be curating to hosting the cinema at LFEST in 2019! The cinema returns following a year off and will be the first time it has popped up in the current location in Llandudno, Wales. It will also be having an upgrade and...

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Time & Again review

Time & Again Drama, 28 min Eleanor and Isabelle meet again, sixty years after their relationship break up...   A love story that lasted a life time Rachel Dax writes and directs this masterpiece of our time. Time and Again is a story of two former lovers,...

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Rafiki

Log line:  Synopsis: "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Director: Wanuri Kahiu Writers: Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Cato...

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Booksmart

Log line: Getting Straight A's. Giving Zero F's Synopsis: On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four...

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Fragments Festival – now accepting submissions

Created by the team at London’s award-winning, independent Genesis Cinema, the first edition of Fragments Festival is coming to London’s East End this June 7th to 15th. As a London-based festival, it is vital for them to express solidarity and unity within the film...

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When Abbie Met Emmy review

When Abbie Met Emmy Silent Romantic Comedy, 10 min 14 sec When an offbeat young woman encounters her perfect match in a movie theatre, she must summon the courage to win her dream girl’s heart.  Showcasing the power of cinema in uniting strangers WHEN ABBIE MET...

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The Ground Beneath My Feet review

The Ground Beneath My Feet Drama, 1 h 48 min Not yet 30, Lola controls her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profits in her job as a high-powered business consultant. No one knows about her older sister Conny or her family's history...

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Turning review

Turning Animation, mental health, 1 min 51 sec Voices in a crowd stir violent emotions and microaggressions bring up past traumas. Then a turning shifts the emotional landscape…   animation meets poetry to inspire change in a challenging world TURNING is a short...

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Turning

Synopsis: Voices in a crowd stir violent emotions and microaggressions bring up past traumas. Then a turning shifts the emotional landscape... Director: Linnéa Haviland Writers: Linnéa Haviland Animation: Linnéa Haviland, Simji Park Animation Techniques: Hand-drawn,...

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Children Alike review

Children Alike Comedy, 5 min Johannes introduces his new girlfriend Wilma to his sister Hanna. However, Wilma and Hanna are everything but strangers.  What happens when a brother and sister both like the same girl? CHILDREN ALIKE is a short film from writer and...

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Children Alike

Log line: Johannes introduces his new girlfriend Wilma to his sister Hanna. However, Wilma and Hanna are everything but strangers. Synopsis: A surprise twist is unveiled in Children Alike when a brother decides to take his new girlfriend home to meet his sister. The...

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When Abbie Met Emmy

Log line: When an offbeat young woman encounters her perfect match in a movie theatre, she must summon the courage to win her dream girl’s heart. Synopsis: Abbie, an offbeat and somewhat shy movie-obsessed girl who insists on obeying the rules at all times, hunts for...

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The Half Wall review

The Half Wall Comedy, Short, 7 min When the topic of renovation comes up, a gay couple find themselves in a heated and deeply serious discussion over something stupid as a bathroom wall.   An interesting perspective on how you visualise what your partner is...

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The Half Wall

Log line:  Gays with straight issues Synopsis: When the topic of renovation comes up, a gay couple find themselves in a heated and deeply serious discussion over something stupid as a bathroom wall. Director: Ida Hansen Eldøen Writers: Ida Hansen Eldøen Producers: Ida...

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J.T. LeRoy review

Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (aka J.T. LeRoy) Biography, Drama, 1 h 48 min A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.   Exploring the blurred lines between...

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Jas review

Jas Drama, 12 min Jas is the story of a young, English-Iranian girl, and her unlikely meeting with a racist war veteran. It is a story of the desire to escape, and the impossibility of escaping oneself.   Finding yourself and your place in life isn't always easy...

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Two in the Bush: A Love Story review

Two in the Bush: A Love Story Comedy, Drama, Polyamory, 1 h 37 min TWO IN THE BUSH is an unconventional romantic comedy about dungeons, a fish named Archimedes, and the many forms that love takes.     This may just be the first bi-poly sex dungeon rom-com...

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Two in the Bush: A Love Story

Synopsis: TWO IN THE BUSH is an unconventional romantic comedy about dungeons, a fish named Archimedes, and the many forms that love takes. Director: Laura Madalinski Writers: Kelly Haas, Laura Madalinski Producers: Brittany Wagner Cast: Sarah Mitchell, Caitlin...

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They Found Her in a Field review

They Found Her in a Field Drama, 6 min Haunted by the death of her classmate and first love, Martha returns, ten years on, to their old meeting place. But as the memories of their relationship come flooding back, she must confront the tragic mystery that put an end to...

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Monica – Loose on a Cruise review

Monica Loose on a Cruise Documentary, 13 mins Monica takes the trip of a lifetime with younger friends Jai and Lyla. Random encounters and reflections on life, love and lesbians under the Caribbean sun.    Monica charms the birds from the trees in her epic...

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Time & Again

Log line: Eleanor and Isabelle meet again, sixty years after their relationship break up... Synopsis:  Former lovers, Eleanor and Isabelle meet again in a residential care home, sixty years after their relationship break up. Time & Again is a heart-wrenching and...

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Monica – Loose on a Cruise

Synopsis: Monica takes the trip of a lifetime with younger friends Jai and Lyla. Random encounters and reflections on life, love and lesbians under the Caribbean sun. Director: Angie West, Veronica McKenzie Producers: Jac Nunns Cast: Monica Beadle, Jai Henrietta, Lyla...

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Snapshots review

Snapshots Drama, 1 h 35 m Let me teach you to be bold    Sometimes the past catches up to us and sets us free Based on a true story, this film looks at the relationships between three generations of a family as they spend a weekend together at the...

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Call Her Ganda review

Call Her Ganda Documentary, 1 h 33 min How One Life Galvanized a Nation     A powerful, moving insight of a mother’s, friend’s and nations loss Call Her Ganda is a documentary by PJ Raval about Jennifer Laude, a Filipino transwoman who is found brutally...

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They Found Her in a Field

Synopsis: Haunted by the death of her classmate and first love, Martha returns, ten years on, to their old meeting place. But as the memories of their relationship come flooding back, she must confront the tragic mystery that put an end to it. Director: Ellie Rogers...

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Night Comes On review

 Night Comes On Drama, 1 h 26 min Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.   Revenge doesn't always lead you where...

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Treacle review

Treacle Comedy, 18 mins When friends Jessie and Belle go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up, what seems like an awkward slip up to a firmly heterosexual Jessie is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle.    a bisexual girl's relationship...

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Maybe Today

Synopsis: The lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, when a woman who has feelings for her best friend imagines what their relationship could be if she acted on them. Director: Sarah Rotella Writers: Sarah Rotella, Adrianna Dilonardo Producers: Sarah...

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Maybe Today review

Maybe Today Drama, 3 mins The lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, when a woman who has feelings for her best friend imagines what their relationship could be if she acted on them.   An inspiring tale or what you can achieve if you put yourself out...

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Calling for short film submissions

We're seeking filmmakers, actors and industry professionals who have the rights to short films with a lesbian and bisexual theme and would like to access their audience through the LesFlicks website and other third party video on demand portals. LesFlicks is a new...

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Little Miss Westie review

Little Miss Westie Documentary Documentary, 1 h 15 m Facing the judges wearing her brother’s hand-me-downs     Meet the McCarthys, a truly open and inspiring American family Little Miss Westie is a documentary from Joy E Reed and Dan Hunt following siblings...

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Treacle

Log line: When friends Jessie and Belle go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up, what seems like an awkward slip up to a firmly heterosexual Jessie is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle. Synopsis: TREACLE is the story of two friends, BELLE, and...

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Call Her Ganda

Log line: How One Life Galvanized a Nation Synopsis: When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case--an activist attorney, a transgender journalist and Jennifer's mother)--galvanize a...

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The Date review

The Date Romantic comedy, 15 m After swiping right, Lizzy and Olivia hit it off almost immediately but there’s still one thing left to do…meet.    A clever insight into the challenges of dating in the lesbian and bisexual community The Date is a short film...

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First Day review

First Day Live Action Narrative Fiction, 17m 42s It’s Hannah’s first day of high school and the first day she’ll present at school as female.    Inspiring the next generation to be confident and happy as whoever they may be First Day is written and directed...

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Little Miss Westie

Log line: Facing the judges wearing her brother's hand-me-downs Synopsis: Little Miss Westie chronicles a year in the life of two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, a local beauty pageant, and transitioning in the Trump era. Director: Joy E Reed, Daniel...

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Tell it to the Bees review

Tell it to the BeesDrama, Romance, Adaptation 1 h 46 m In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.     a bee-eautful story of how love can give you strength in the toughest of times Tell it to the Bees is a...

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Night Comes On

Synopsis: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future. Director: Jordana Spiro Writers: Jordana Spiro, Angelica Nwandu...

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Vita & Virginia review

Vita & Virginia biography, drama, 1 h 50 m VITA & VIRGINIA details the intimate relationship between author Virginia Woolf and socialite, Vita SackvilleWest, which was to become the inspiration for Woolf’s Modernist novel, Orlando: A Biography.  ...

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United We Fan

Synopsis: Fans, stars, creators, and more come together to explore the dynamic history and evolution of save-our-show television fan campaigns from the letter-writing and product mail-in campaigns of yesterday to the social media and crowdfunding campaigns of today....

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None of the Above

Synopsis: Using her vlog as a means to tell her story, Cassie has a secret she wishes to confess. She chronicles the highs and lows of internet dating with her user name, None of the above. Director: Siri Rødnes Writers: Ewan Morrison Producers: Stuart Condy, Sara...

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Sparrow

Synopsis: Set against disused fairgrounds and motorbike dirt racing, a young couple book a 'romantic' getaway to Skegness's Beachside Caravan Park to patch up the grumblings in their relationship. Director: Ali Kurr Writers: Ali Kurr Producers: Sorcha Bacon...

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First Day

Synopsis: First Day, tells a story about the fears associated with the transition between primary school and high school - but in Hannah's case, the stakes are even higher: this year, she will be attending school for the first time as a girl. Director: Julie Kalceff...

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Jas

Synopsis:  Jas is the story of a young, English-Iranian girl, and her unlikely meeting with a racist war veteran. It is a story of the desire to escape, and the impossibility of escaping oneself. Director: Alice Trueman Writers: Alice Trueman Producers: Alice Trueman,...

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Fear of Water Review

Fear of Water Drama, Romance, LGBT (1h 40m) Log line: The Summer that changed everything   the decision to fall in love is out of our hands This film follows Eleanor and Alexia; two very different teenage girls who meet each other in North London. They have very...

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Films to watch if you enjoyed The Favourite

The Favourite was a knockout winner at the Baftas and the Oscars in 2019. The Favourite is based on true events. We've listed some other films that we also think you will like that highlight our lesbian herstory, which we think you will enjoy if you liked watching The...

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LGBT content on mainstream platforms

2019 started off with a bang when it was announced that Wynonna Earp was once again at risk after filming that should have started in February did not take place. Already having been saved from the cut once due to the massive fandom that exists worldwide you would...

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Films to watch if you enjoyed Carol

Carol is a feature film with stunning cinematography and a great story. We’ve listed some other films that we also think had great cinematography, which we think you will enjoy if you liked watching Carol. Got any other suggestions of great films, or lists we could...

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Carmen & Lola

Log line: The love story of two gypsy girls. Synopsis: Two Roma women fall in love, leading to them being rejected by their community. Director: Arantxa Echevarría Writers: Arantxa Echevarría Producers: Arantxa Echevarría, Pilar Sánchez Díaz Cast: Zaira Romero, Rosy...

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Spoon the Prune

Tag line: Ever heard of a wayward arm? Need any more reasons to avoid fancy dress parties? Wondering what it actually means for a woman to win an Oscar? Then this is the show for you... Synopsis: Director: Alice Trueman Writers: Alice Trueman Producers: Lizzie...

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The Date

Tag line: After swiping right, Lizzy and Olivia hit it off almost immediately but there’s still one thing left to do…meet. Synopsis: Lizzy and Olivia might be total opposites when it comes to careers and dress sense, BUT they do have one thing in common... they both...

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The Ground Beneath My Feet

Synopsis: Not yet 30, Lola controls her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profits in her job as a high-powered business consultant. No one knows about her older sister Conny or her family's history of mental illness. But when a...

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Girl

Tag line: Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Synopsis: GIRL tells the story of 15-year-old Lara who wants to become a ballerina, with a classical training for female dancers. Lara is accepted in a ballet school...

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Tell it to the Bees

Tag line: In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother. Synopsis: Gripped by a failing marriage and the responsibilities of having a young son, Lydia finds solace in her growing bond with the town’s recently returned...

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Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy

Tag line: A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law. Synopsis: Based on Savannah Knoop's "Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy", this captivating true story...

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10 lesbian films to look out for in 2019

2019 has already started with some amazing films in the cinema. We highlight more future releases in 2019 2019 has so far been the year of the biography with an amazing selection of lesbian or bisexual themed films hitting mainstream cinemas including Can You Ever...

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Our top 7 films for women at BFI Flare 2019

2019 marks the 33rd LGBT Film Festival from BFI Flare. The festival will run from 21 March to 31 March 2019 at the BFI Southbank in London. We already knew that Vita and Virginia is the opening night film, and now we are able to run through the other highlights of...

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Vita and Virginia

Tag Line: VITA & VIRGINIA details the intimate relationship between author Virginia Woolf and socialite, Vita SackvilleWest, which was to become the inspiration for Woolf’s Modernist novel, Orlando: A Biography.

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Nina

Log line:  Synopsis: Nina, a teacher in her mid-30s struggling to have a child, looks for a surrogate mother. It would seem that with her husband, she has found an ideal candidate, yet Nina falls for the woman who could have given birth to her child. Director: Olga...

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Tag Line: When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. Synopsis: Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and...

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Colette

Tag Line: Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. Synopsis: After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West),...

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The Favourite

Tag line: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Synopsis: Early 18th century England is at war...

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Lizzie

Tag Line: A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family. Synopsis: LIZZIE is a psychological thriller that reveals many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden, who stood accused of the infamous 1892 axe murder of...

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Disobedience

Tag line: A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Synopsis: From Sebastián Lelio, the...

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Tag line: In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians. Synopsis: Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay...

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Snapshots

Log line: Let me teach you to be bold Synopsis: When a grandmother's secret past collides with her granddaughter's secret future and her daughter's angey present, can love of three generations be enough to accept decades of deceit. with a simple roll of film it...

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My Days of Mercy

Log line: The heart takes no sides Synopsis: The daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family's political cause. Director: Tali Shalom-Ezer Writers: Joe Barton Producers: David Hinojosa, Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Christine...

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Forbidden

Synopsis: Jessica meets Kassandra in a Bible study, little that she knows Kassandra will be the love of her life. Kassandra has to decide between her family or her true love. Hearts will be broken, years will pass and Jessica will tell her story. Director: Esmeralda...

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The Handmaiden

Log line: A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. Synopsis: 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives...

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Heartland

Log line:  Synopsis: A young Oklahoma artist, struggling with a recent death, finds escape in a reckless affair with her brother's girlfriend. Director: Maura Anderson Writers: Velinda Godfrey, Todd Waring Producers: Maura Anderson, Velinda Godfrey, Jennifer Wood...

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Becks

Log line:  Synopsis: After a crushing breakup with her girlfriend, a Brooklyn musician moves back in with her Midwestern mother. As she navigates her hometown, playing for tip money in an old friend's bar, an unexpected relationship begins to take shape. Based on the...

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Fear of Water

Log line: The Summer that changed everything Synopsis:  Two teenage girls with parallel lives but coming from different socio-economic backgrounds meet one summer to discover friendship and a sexual awakening. Director: Kate Lane Writers: Edward Davenport, Kate Lane...

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Below Her Mouth

Log line: An unexpected affair quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality for two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever. Synopsis: Below Her Mouth is a bold, uninhibited drama that begins with a passionate weekend affair between two women....

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Freeheld

Log line: All love is equal Synopsis: New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Director: Peter Sollett Writers: Ron...

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Carol

Log line: An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York. Synopsis: In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves...

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Liz in September

Log line:  Synopsis: Liz in September (Spanish: Liz en Septiembre) is a 2014 Venezuelan romance drama film directed by Fina Torres. The screenplay is an adaptation of the American play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers. Director: Fina Torres Writers: Jane...

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Tru Love

Log line: When you finally meet your soulmate, rules and roles don't apply. Synopsis: A lesbian with commitment issues befriends a widowed mother who is visiting her workaholic daughter. Director: Kate Johnston, Shauna MacDonald Writers: Kate Johnston, Shauna...

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Stud Life

Log line: Who did you wake up with? Your lover or your best friend?  Synopsis: JJ is a 'Stud' Lesbian. Together with her best friend Seb, a gay pretty boy, they work as wedding photographers. When JJ falls in love with a beautiful diva, JJ and Seb's friendship is...

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Elena Undone

Log line: Fate brings two diversely different women together, and sets them on a collision course that will shatter their preconceived notions about love, life and the power of one's soul. Synopsis: Elegant and refined Elena (Necar Zadegan, TV’s 24 ) is a devoted wife...

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Sea Purple

Log line: Two women and their everlasting love Synopsis: Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of...

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The Fish Child

Log line:  Synopsis: A desperate love story between two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime. Director: Lucía Puenzo Writers: Lucía Puenzo...

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And Then Came Lola

Log line:  Synopsis: And Then Came Lola is a time-bending, sexy, lesbian romp,  with an irreverent nod to the popular art-house classic  “Run, Lola, Run”–a talented, but distracted photographer, Lola,  (Ashleigh Sumner) on the verge of success in both love and work,...

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Itty Bitty Titty Committee

Log line:  Synopsis: High School grad and all American gal, Anna, finds her purpose and herself after she hooks up with the radical feminists in The Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Director: Jamie Babbit Writers: Jamie Babbit, Tina Mabry, Abigail McCarthy  Producers:...

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Suddenly (Tan de repente)

Log line: Sometimes life happens Synopsis: An Argentinian Dutch and Latin Comedy Drama where a young naive girl Marcia (Tatiana Saphir) learns about her sexuality. Marcia is kidnapped by 2 punk women Mao (Carla Crespo)& Veronica Hassan (Lenin). They take her to a...

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Benzina

Log line: tenderly dramatic story of two young girls on a nightmarish journey Synopsis: Mechanic Stella owns a gas station with introvert Lenni. When Stella accidentally kills Lenni's abusive mother, they try to dump the body. They run into trouble, thugs and cops but...

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Lost and Delirious

Log line: Friends. Roommates. Lovers. Synopsis: A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers. Director: Léa Pool Writers: Susan Swan, Judith Thompson Producers: Greg Dummett, Lorraine Richard, Louis-Philippe Rochon...

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The Hours

Log line: The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. Synopsis: The Hours chronicles a day in the life of three very different individuals, all of whom...

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But I’m a Cheerleader

Log line: A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. Synopsis: Director: Jamie Babbit Writers: Brian Peterson, Jamie Babbit Producers:  Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams...

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