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Videos on Women's and Gender Studies: Lesbians and Gays

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Lesbians and Gays DVDs

After Stonewall from the riots to the millennium 2005?

"In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun ... Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. It captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement"--Container. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-5149

 

The aggressives c2005

Daniel Peddle, Secret Gallery, inc, Seventh Art Releasing (Firm), and Image Entertainment (Firm)

Features intimate interviews with 6 transgendered lesbians (5 African American, 1 Asian) living in New York City who define themselves as "aggressives." They exhibit masculine appearances and behaviors, but do not aspire to be men.  Shows their daily lives and their participation in the underground lesbian "ball" scene, where cross-dressers compete for trophies. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-684

 

Ask not c2008

Johnny Symons, Leah Wolchok, Persistent Visions, Independent Television Service, and New Day Films

ASK NOT exposes the tangled political battles that led to DADT and examines the societal shifts that have occurred since its 1993 passage. Since the law's implementation, more than 12,000 personnel have been discharged including linguists and others whose skills are critical to military operations. Current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how the policy has affected them during their tours of duty as they struggle to maintain a double life, uncertain of whom they can trust. The film also explores how gay veterans and youth organizers are turning to activism to challenge DADT. More than 15 years after DADT was passed, scores of retired and active military officers support doing away with it. The film looks at the history of "don't ask, don't tell" and as attitudes change, examines its ramifications for gay and lesbian individuals and for the military itself. 1 videodisc (73 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3452

 

Beauty before age 1997

Johnny Symons

Explores the power of youth and beauty in the gay community. A diverse group of man, ages 19 to 77, navigate their fears of becoming old, undesirable, and alone. This film also offers a male perspective on a historical female issue, and illuminates the larger societal obsession with physical appearance. 1 videocassette (22 min.)

MEDIA 10-3724          2-5295

 

Before night falls  2001, 2000

Jon Kilik, Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Michael Wincott

A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States. 1 videodisc (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-100

 

Being gay coming out in the 21st century c2003

Charlotte Angel, Kyle Boyd, and Cambridge Educational (Firm)

This program presents the accounts and stories of people who have recently taken the step of coming out. Interviewees and experts discuss the benefits of this important transition by examining the six stages of coming to terms with one's sexual identity. 1 videodisc (25 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 229 10-295

 

Bound 2000

Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, Andrew Lazar, and Stuart Boros

A gangster's mistress finds a new lesbian, ex-con lover in the apartment next door and together they plan to steal over 2 million dollars from the mob. 1 videocassette (ca. 108 min.)

MEDIA 10-3823      2-5993

 

Brincando el charco portrait of a Puerto Rican 200-?

Brincando el charco contemplates the notion of "identity" through the experiences of a Puerto Rican woman living in New York. In a mix of fiction, archival footage, processed interviews and soap opera drama, this film tells the story of Claudia Marin, a middle-class, light-skinned Puerto Rican, lesbian, photographer/videographer who is attempting to construct a sense of community in the U.S. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-4292

 

Brokeback Mountain c2007

Ang Lee, Diana Ossana, James Schamus, Larry McMurtry, Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid, Gustavo Santaolalla, Annie Proulx, Focus Features, River Road Entertainment (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start. 2 videodiscs (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-1521

 

The celluloid closet 2001

Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-4332

 

Changing our minds the story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker 2005?

Richard Schmiechen, David Haugland, James Harrison, Patrick Stewart, Evelyn Caldwell Hooker, Intrepid Productions, and Frameline (Firm)

"During the repressive 1950's, Dr. Evelyn Hooker undertook ground breaking research that led to a radical discovery: homosexuals were not, by definition, 'sick.' Dr. Hooker's finding sent shock waves through the psychiatric community and culminated in a major victory for gay rights -- in 1974 the weight of her studies, along with gay activism, forced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its official manual of mental disorders. [This film] portrays the life and work of the woman described by the Los Angeles Times as 'the Rosa Parks of gay rights.'"--Container. 1 videodisc (74 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3667

 

Coming out c2001

Heiner Carow, Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, DEFA, Studio für Spielfilme, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, First-Run Features (Firm), and Gruppe Babelsberg

Against the background of the East German society's prejudice against homosexual relationships, Philip, a high school teacher with a pregnant girlfriend, discovers he loves Matthias. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-958

 

Coming out under fire c2003

Arthur E Dong, Allan Baerubae, Deep Focus Productions, and Independent Television Service

Gay men and lesbians who were in the United States military service during World War II discuss their experiences with the response of the military establishment towards their sexual orientation. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-1320

 

Daddy & papa c2006

Johnny Symons, Lindsay Sablosky, Independent Television Service, Persistent Visions, and New Day Films

A documentary exploring the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves. Taking us inside four gay male families, this documentary traces the critical issues that inevitably intersect their private lives, the ambiguous place of interracial families in America, the wonder and precariousness of surrogacy and adoption, the complexities of marriage and divorce within the gay community, and the legality of their own parenthood. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA DANA 10-1829      2024

 

Dreams deferred the Sakia Gunn film project c2008

Charles Bennett Brack, Eamonn Simone Films, and Newsreel (Firm)

A documentary on  the events surrounding the death of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year old African American lesbian who was fatally stabbed in gay hate crime in Newark, New Jersey. The film includes the court hearing, arguments presented by both sides regarding the victim and the accused, and the sentencing. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA DANA 10-1760 434

 

Encounters four ground-breaking classics of gay cinema 2012, 1965, 1970, 1971

Dream A40: Two years before the Sexual Offences Act decriminalized homosexuality, a young gay couple's relationship is put to the test as they make a journey during which they must refrain from public demonstrations of affection. Daring and poetic, Dream A40 was the second film by Jamaican actor-director Lloyd Reckord. Vapors: Independent US director Andy Milligan's first film offers a fascinating glimpse into the pre-Stonewall gay scene. Set in New York's St Mark's bathhouse, this bold and sensitive film chronicles an emotionally awkward encounter between two equally inexperienced strangers. Come dancing: Celebrated filmmaker Bill Douglas' early student short follows two men who meet in a cafe on a Southend pier. Glances, body language and very brief snatches of lewd dialogue suggest a pick-up, but the atmosphere soon darkens and events take an unexpected twist. Encounter: A number of young men wander through the streets of New York in a dream-like trance before finally coming together in a secret tactile ritual. Directed by legendary filmmaker Peter de Rome, this wordless erotic fantasy is presented here with a new score by Stephen Thrower (original score by Oliver Messiaen). 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-4634

 

For the Bible tells me so 2008

Daniel Karslake, Helen Mendoza, Nancy C Kennedy, VisionQuest (Firm), Atticus Group (Firm), and First-Run Features (Firm)

Brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American families - including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson - discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2879

 

Freedom to marry c2005

This upbeat, humorous and moving documentary highlights the turn of events on February 12, 2004, when Mayor Gavin Newsom began allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry at San Francisco City Hall.  Interviews with seven long-term same-sex couples recount the joy of their relationship and/or marriage and the pain of living in a society that has failed to recognize them as devoted, loving human beings. Contains March 2005 update. 1 videodisc (56 min.)

MEDIA 10-3926

 

Further off the straight & narrow new gay visibility on television c2006

Katherine Sender, Renai Ellison, and Media Education Foundation

Surveys network dramas, sitcoms, reality shows, and premium cable programming to show how the portrayal of GLBT characters is often marked by ambivalence and tension. The film cautions that the images and stories portrayed continue to be shaped by narrow commercial imperatives. 1 videodisc (61 min.)

MEDIA 10-697

 

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients 2004

Ruperto M Perez, John Carlson, American Psychological Association, Governors State University, and Communication Services

1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-391

 

Gay rights, marriage, and the Supreme Court c2003

Ted Koppel and ABC News

"This ABC News program uses the landmark Lawrence v. Texas case and the legalization of gay marriage in Canada to shed light on the future of gay marriage in the U.S. Changing attitudes toward homosexuality in general are addressed as well"--Container. 1 videodisc (21 min.)

MEDIA 10-309

 

Gay youth 2006

Pam Walton, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Silberman, New Day Films, and Pam Walton Productions

Explores the emotional strain placed on gay youth by intense feelings of isolation. Isolation frequently leads them to drug and alcohol abuse, violence, homelessness and even suicide. Designed to break the silence surrounding adolescent homosexuality, it shows that information, acceptance, and support can make differences in the lives of these young people. 1 videodisc (30 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3281

 

Getting out c2011

For many LGBTI Africans, coming out to family and friends at home is not even an option. Before they can come out, they have first to get out. This means not only finding means to escape the political forces promoting homophobia at home, but also dealing with the hypocrisies and failings of asylum systems the world over. Through the true stories of five individuals, Getting Out, shot in Uganda, South Africa, Geneva and London, with supporting footage from Malawi and Zimbabwe, explores just what it takes. 1 videodisc (62 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3831

 

Ich bin meine eigene Frau die Lebensgeschichte der Charlotte von Mahlsdorf = I'm my own woman : the life story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf c1994

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Rosa von Praunheim, Valentin Passoni, Jens Taschner, Ichgola Androgyn, Robert Dietl, Beate Jung, Sylvia Seelow, Evelyn Cron, Utz Krause, Rainer Luhn, and Cinevista (Firm)

East German Lothar Berfelde, a.k.a. Charlotte Mahlsdorf, is a transvestite and proud of it.  In this film, "Charlotte" serves as a guide through his own life story, as he coaches young actors through the dramatized sequences of this documentary.  Illustrates the persecution homosexuals endured during the Nazi and post WWII eras. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-604

 

If these walls could talk: 2 c2000

Mary Kane, Vanessa Redgrave, Chloee Sevigny, Michelle Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Perkins , Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Alex Sichel, Sylvia Sichel, Anne Heche, HBO Films, Team Todd (Firm), and HBO Video (Firm)

Dramatizes the experiences of lesbians in the United States in three different decades. 1961 tells the story of an older lesbian who is left out of the decision-making process in the wake of her partner's sudden death. 1972 looks at the role of lesbians in the feminist movement of the 1970's through the eyes of a college-age couple. 2000 features a lesbian couple trying to conceive a child. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-1434

 

A jihad for love 2007

"First feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between Islam and homosexuality ... The film travels a wide geographic arc presenting us lives from India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and France. Always filming in secret and as a Muslim, [filmmaker] Parvez [Sharma] makes the film from within the faith, depicting Islam with the same respect that the film's characters show for it"--Container. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3767

 

Laramie inside out c2004

Beverly Seckinger and New Day Films

Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger, a native of Laramie, Wyoming, returns to talk with students, teachers, parents, and clergy about the impact Matthew Shepard's murder has had on their community. 1 videodisc (56 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2573

 

Lesbian grandmothers from Mars c2005

Keith Wilson and Walleye Productions

Story of life partners and grandmothers Carrie & Elisia Ross-Stone and their three-month bicycle trek across the United States. The purpose of the trek was to raise support for gay marriage, and this documentary details the highs and lows they experienced along the way. 1 videodisc (72 min.)

MEDIA 10-1584

 

A litany for survival the life and work of Audre Lorde 2006?

Ada Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson, and Newsreel (Firm)

Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s and her social/political activity. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers and family members. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-787

 

Looking for Langston 2007

This self-described meditation on the life of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes addresses the possible, possibly imagined, life of the author as a gay man. Both documentary and fantasy, it blends archival footage with black and white paeans to a life that might have been--a Harlem nightclub from the 1920s, a London nightspot from the late eighties, various dream sequences--foregrounding gay sexual desire, constructed of a mélange of materials. Looking for Langston is not a mainstream film, but a short film, an avant-garde film, a gay film, and a black British film. Indeed, the prospect of viewing the film can be an off-putting one, considering its competing narrative lines as documentary, reclamation of an aspect of black history, rumination on the AIDS crisis, or pure fantasy. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-3842

 

Making the boys 2011

Crayton Robey, Edward Albee, Dominick Dunne, William Friedkin, Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Paul Rudnick, Robert Wagner, Mart Crowley, First-Run Features (Firm), and 4th Row Film

"Explores the drama, struggle, and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. The boys in the band sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades later. Featuring anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers"--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3638

 

Marriage equality Byron Rushing and the fight for fairness 2011

"Archival footage and photos are interwoven with contemporary interviews to illuminate the pivotal Massachusetts state constitutional convention on same sex marriage and connecting the lesbian and gay marriage equality movement with the black civil rights movement. At the center of the story is ... Byron Rushing, a man of strong faith and a veteran of the civil rights movement who took the campaign for same sex marriage into African American communities."--Container. 1 videodisc (17 min.)

MEDIA 10-4273

 

The Men's Story Project building strength, creating peace c2009

Josie Lehrer, Michael Lutman, and Men's Story Project

"Filmed at La Peńa Cultural Center in Berkeley with a standing-room-only audience, this film shows the powerful debut presentation of the Men's Story Project - a new performance/dialogue project exploring social ideas about masculinity for the purpose of health and justice. Described by audience members as "groundbreaking," "transformative," "a gift" and "something that needs to keep happening," this bold performance highlights a diverse group of 16 Bay Area artists, activists, and first-time presenters, ages 22-60, sharing stories about their own lives through slam poetry, monologues, music and dance. The stories address platonic love between men; struggles with Islam, Christianity, homophobia and HIV/AIDS; disability and sexuality; testicular cancer and personal wholeness; images of African American masculinity; a journey from perpetrating domestic violence to becoming an anti-violence activist; men's public restroom rituals; an Oakland activist's refusal to continue intergenerational patterns of violence; costs of homophobia for people of all sexual orientations; spirituality and transformation in San Quentin; transgender identity and gender fluidity; relationships with fathers and other family members; gratitude to lifelong mentors; and other subjects"--Container. 1 videodisc (114 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3063

 

Mom's apple pie the heart of the lesbian mothers' custody movement c2006

Jody Laine, Shan Ottey, Shad Reinstein, Lesbian Mothers' National Defense Fund (Seattle, Wash.), and Frameline (Firm)

"While the beginnings of the LGBT Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum, the 1970s witnessed horrific custody battles for lesbian mothers. 'Mom's Apple Pie: The Heart of the Lesbian Mothers' Custody Movement' revisits the early tumultuous years of the lesbian custody movement through the stories of five lesbian mothers and their four children"--Container.  This program also discusses  two organizations in the 1970s that provided funds and support for lesbian child custody cases: The Lesbian Rights Project in San Francisco and the Lesbian Mother's National Defense Fund in Seattle, Washington. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1297

 

The new black 2013

Documentary that examines how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community's institutional pillar-the black church and reveals the Christian right wing's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. 1 videodisc (74 min.)

MEDIA 10-4987

 

Off the straight & narrow lesbians, gays, bisexuals & television 2002, 1998

Katherine Sender and  C. A Griffith

Off the Straight & Narrow casts a critical eye over the growth of gay images on TV. Leading media scholars provide the historical and cultural context for exploring the social implications of these new representations. Off the Straight & Narrow challenges viewers to consider the value and limits of available gay images: who is represented, what they get to say, and how people respond to them. 1 videodisc (63 min.)

MEDIA  MEDIA 10-199   2-3706

 

On the downlow 2007?

Abigail Child, Childworks (Firm), and Newsreel (Firm)

A look at the lives of four African-American men "on the down-low", who identify publicly as heterosexual but engage in secret homosexual relationships. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-1319

 

Out at work 1996, 1997

This documentary presents the experiences of gay men and lesbians on the job. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA      DANA. MEDIA 10-2286     716 2-5109

 

Out in suburbia 200-?

Pam Walton, Pam Walton Productions, Stanford University, and Dept. of Communication

This remarkably honest and revealing documentary shatters the stereotypes held by many people unfamiliar with the gay community. Eleven women discuss with heartwarming frankness their lives in local neighborhoods, covering a wide range of issues including marriage, motherhood, discrimination, stereotypes and female roles. Out in Suburbia shows us that many lesbians have mainstream values and lead conventional lives. This film reaches out to classes on human sexuality, psychology, women's issues and lifestyles. 1 videodisc (29 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3139

 

Paper dolls 2006

Tomer Heymann, Strand Releasing (Firm), Claudius Films, and Heymann Brothers Films

After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities enticed foreigners to fill gaps in the job market. Filipinos in various stages of gender transition came as caregivers to elderly, orthodox Jewish men, but are still outsiders. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1347

 

Playing unfair the media image of the female athlete 2002

Kenyon King, Loretta Alper, Jessica Nachem , Mary Jo Kane, Pat Griffin, and Michael A Messner

It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sport lags far behind men's, and focuses on female athletes femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-195

 

Pollock 2001, 2000

Fred Berner, Ed Harris, Jon Kilik, Barbara Turner, Susan J Emshwiller, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, and Robert Knott

Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America.  But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-105

 

Portrait of Jason 198-

An autobiography of Jason which tells how he survived a life of street hustling. 1 videocassette

MEDIA 10-4995

 

Priest 1999

Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson, Antonia Bird, Jimmy McGovern, Josephine Ward, George Faber, BBC Films, Miramax Films, and Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)

A young Roman Catholic priest in a Liverpool parish must learn to deal with the issues of homosexuality and incest, as well as conflicts between his vows and his conscience. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-1352

 

Proteus 2012?

"This comprehensive retrospective includes four features and thirty-seven shorts by Greyson. Proteus is a fact-based interracial gay love story of two men incarcerated in the infamous South African Robin Island prison in the 18th century. Claas Blank, a Koi herder was unjustly imprisoned for stealing cattle. Rijkhaart Jacobsz, a withdrawn Dutch sailor, was imprisoned for the crime of homosexuality. The two were placed on trial for sodomy and the film is based partly on court transcipts from the time. His films established him as a leading figure in the loosely defined New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s. His many shorts, addressing such diverse topics as gay penguins, censorship, gender conformity, solidarity with Palestinian queers, gay rights in Bosnia, and the American bombing of the Iraqi Film Archives, have been shown in festivals internationally. Throughout his extensive body of work that ranges from hybrid documentary and historical fiction to filmed operas and experimental video art, Greyson employs digitized Brechtian techniques and camp humour as instruments of cultural and political activism. His work engages audiences passionately and critically, occupying diverse cinematic genres (the essay, the song, the viral video) and distinctive formal devices (multiple layers of subtitles, split-screen, voice and anachronism) to wittily contest dominant discourses of sexuality, gender and power. These deft, challenging works tell outsider stories that trouble history and skewer complacency, joining a growing debate about the role of queer activism in today   s social justice struggles."--Pieced together from information found on Vtape. 2 videodiscs (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-4739 v. 3

 

Rex vs. Singh four versions 2009

Ali Kazimi, John Greyson, Richard Fung, Carole Larsen, Jared Raab, Gordon Brent Ingram, Tom Bolton,  Enrico DeFede, Sarabjeet Singh, Nathaniel Bacon, Gurpreet Johol, Barry Birnberg, and V Tape (Firm)

Between 1909 and 1929, an inordinate number of men tried for sodomy in Vancouver were Sikhs. In 1915, two Sikh mill-workers, Dalip Singh and Naina Singh, were entrapped by undercover police in Vancouver and accused of sodomy. This experimental video stages scenes from the trial, told four times: first as a period drama, second as a documentary investigation of the case, third as a musical agit-prop, and fourth, as a deconstruction of the actual court transcript. Rex vs. Singh is a speculative interplay between homophobia and racism in this little known chapter in Canadian history, inspired by the research of Gordon Brent Ingram. 1 videodisc (30 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2290

 

Ring of fire the Emile Griffith story 2005

Dan Klores, Ron Berger, Emile Griffith, Hole in the Fence (Firm), and Shoot the Moon Productions

March 24, 1962: Rival boxers Emile Griffith and Benny Paret entered the ring for their anticipated world title bout. Earlier Paret allegedly taunted his homosexual opponent with a slur. That night Griffith beat Paret to death in the ring. Tells the story through archival footage and new interviews with journalists, historians and others, and Griffith himself . 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3446

 

Searching 4 Sandeep 2008?

Poppy Stockell, Sandeep Virdi, Laughingwave Productions, Australian Film Commission, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"Single, frustrated and lonely in the middle of Sydney's thriving gay community, director Poppy Stockell decides to 'research' a light-hearted look at the lesbian Internet-dating scene. To her surprise and delight, she forges a deep online connection with an English woman, Sandeep Virdi. When their innocent flirtation turns into true attachment, Poppy sends Sandeep a camcorder and viewers watch as Poppy and Sandeep's virtual relationship blooms into a poignant love --  complicated by the reality that Sandeep is Sikh, lives at home with her conservative family, and has kept her sexuality a secret ... Follows the couple's tumultuous relationship across two years and three continents, in a touching examination of sexuality, religion, globalization, and culture seen through the lens of this uniquely modern love story" -- http://www.wmm.com/filmCatalog/pages/c733.shtml. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-1781

 

Sex positive 2010

David Oliver Cohen, Daryl Wein, Richard Berkowitz, Might and Main Film, and E1 Entertainment (Firm)

Documents the life and work of Richard Berkowitz, a gay former S & M worker who became an AIDS activist and advocated safe sex for gay men. 1 videodisc (75 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2570

 

Soldier's girl c2003

Doro Bachrach, Linda Gottlieb, Ron Nyswaner, Frank R Pierson, Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy, Philip Eddolls, Dan Petronijevic, Mike Realba, Merwin Mondesir, Bachrach/Gottlieb Productions (Firm), and Showtime Entertainment

The true story of 21-year-old Army private Barry Winchell who falls in love with a trans-gendered night club singer. Barry ignites the jealous fury of his homophobic brothers-in-arms, particularly his roommate Justin, an anti-social misfit. 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)

MEDIA 10-398

 

Speak up! improving the lives of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender youth 2002

John Kazlauskas, Judy Shepard Rosenfeld, Danny Roberts, Julie Stoffer, and Anthony Rapp

This video takes a powerful look at the ways in which individuals are reclaiming their classrooms and hallways and making them a safe space for GLBT students. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 10-192    1588

 

Stonewall uprising 2011

Kate Davis, David Heilbroner, David Carter , Q-Ball Productions (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), and PBS Distribution (Firm)

Explores the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived. 1 videodisc (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3033

 

The strange history of don't ask, don't tell inside the fight to speak out 2012

Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Gabriel Rotello, Mona Card, Home Box Office (Firm), and World of Wonder (Firm)

"The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell is the strange-but-true tale of the U.S. military's ban on gays and lesbians, through passionate protests and debates, and finally to its 2011 repeal."--Container. 1 videodisc (79 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3524

 

The times of Harvey Milk 2011

Robert P Epstein, Richard Schmiechen, Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Black Sand Productions, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), Television Laboratory, Criterion Collection (Firm), and Janus Films

"One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it's a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk's message of hope and equality to a wider audience."--Container. 2 videodiscs (ca. 370 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2342 2-1602

 

Tongues untied  2006

In an experimental amalgam of rap music, street poetry, documentary film, and dance, a gay African-American man expresses what it is like to be gay and black in the United States. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 683 10-4036

 

Tongzhi in love c2008

Ruby Yang, Thomas Lennon, Yishu Yang, Gary Wong, Frog. Cui, Xiang Feng, Long Ze, Bill Frisell, Brian Keane, Chang Ai Media Project, Thomas Lennon Films (Firm), and Cinema Guild

Explores the lives of gay men in China and the pressures they face because they are expected to produce children to carry on their family's name. 1 videodisc (30  min.) :

MEDIA 10-2269

 

Trembling before G-d Le-fanekha bi-re`adah c2003

Marc Smolowitz, Sandi Simcha Dubowski, Steven Greenberg, Simcha Leib Productions, Turbulent Arts (Firm), Keshet Broadcasting, Pretty Pictures (Firm), Cinephil, Ltd, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

A documentary built around personal stories of gay and lesbian Hasidic and Orthodox Jews. Portrays people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passion for Judaism with the biblical prohibitions against homosexuality. Includes interviews with closeted and out gay Orthodox and Hasidic Jews, including the first openly gay Orthodox rabbis, Steven Greenberg. 2 videodiscs (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-441

 

Two-spirit people the berdache tradition in Native American culture 1991

Michel Beauchemin, Lori Levy, Gretchen Vogel, Frameline (Firm), Gender on a Stick Productions, and Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, Calif.)

Gays and lesbians describe their own stories; what Americans call gayness not only has distinct cultural characteristics, its participants have long held positions of social power in history and ritual among people all over the world. 1 videodisc (20 min)

MEDIA 10-807

 

Two spirits c2009

Lydia Nibley, Russell Martin, Say Yes Quickly Productions, and Just Media (Firm)

Examines the role of two-spirit people in the Navajo culture in the context of the story of a gay youth named Fred Martinez. Martinez was a naadleehai or a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, who was murdered in a hate crime at the age of sixteen. Discusses the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine. 1 videodisc (61 min., 28 sec.)

MEDIA 10-1789

 

Uncut 2012?

"This comprehensive retrospective includes four features and thirty-seven shorts by Greyson. Uncut is a video about young men obsessed with Trudeau, circumcision and copyright issues, set amidst a confusing love triangle. His films established him as a leading figure in the loosely defined New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s. His many shorts, addressing such diverse topics as gay penguins, censorship, gender conformity, solidarity with Palestinian queers, gay rights in Bosnia, and the American bombing of the Iraqi Film Archives, have been shown in festivals internationally. Throughout his extensive body of work that ranges from hybrid documentary and historical fiction to filmed operas and experimental video art, Greyson employs digitized Brechtian techniques and camp humour as instruments of cultural and political activism. His work engages audiences passionately and critically, occupying diverse cinematic genres (the essay, the song, the viral video) and distinctive formal devices (multiple layers of subtitles, split-screen, voice and anachronism) to wittily contest dominant discourses of sexuality, gender and power. These deft, challenging works tell outsider stories that trouble history and skewer complacency, joining a growing debate about the role of queer activism in today   s social justice struggles."--Pieced together from information found on Vtape. 2 videodiscs (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-4739 v. 2

 

Urinal 2012?

"This comprehensive retrospective includes four features and thirty-seven shorts by Greyson. Urinal, an experimental documentary/drama featuring the closeted characters of Eisenstein, Kahlo and Mishima who are recruited to fight back against the police persecution of gay public sex in Ontario. His films established him as a leading figure in the loosely defined New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s. His many shorts, addressing such diverse topics as gay penguins, censorship, gender conformity, solidarity with Palestinian queers, gay rights in Bosnia, and the American bombing of the Iraqi Film Archives, have been shown in festivals internationally. Throughout his extensive body of work that ranges from hybrid documentary and historical fiction to filmed operas and experimental video art, Greyson employs digitized Brechtian techniques and camp humour as instruments of cultural and political activism. His work engages audiences passionately and critically, occupying diverse cinematic genres (the essay, the song, the viral video) and distinctive formal devices (multiple layers of subtitles, split-screen, voice and anachronism) to wittily contest dominant discourses of sexuality, gender and power. These deft, challenging works tell outsider stories that trouble history and skewer complacency, joining a growing debate about the role of queer activism in today   s social justice struggles."--Pieced together from information found on Vtape. 2 videodiscs (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-4739 v. 1

 

We were here 2011

"A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis"--IMDb.  1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3771

 

Word is out stories of some of our lives c2010

Peter Adair, Lucy Massie Phenix, Mariposa Film Group, Adair Films, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Milliarium Zero (Firm), and Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)

Interviews with 26 diverse people who speak out about their experiences as gay men and women. 1 videodisc (132 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2404 D-52

 

Wrestling with manhood boys, bullying and battering 2002

Sut Jhally, Jackson Katz, and Vince McMahon

Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, Sut Jhally and Jackson Katz show how so-called 'entertainment' is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence. They further argue that to not engage with wrestling in a serious manner allows cynical promoters of violence and sexism an uncontested role in the process by which boys become "men.". 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-202

 

Lesbians and Gays

The Adventures of Priscilla queen of the desert 1995

Terence Stamp, Stephen Elliott, Guy Pearson, Bill Hunter, Al Clark, and Michael Hamlyn

Three drag queens scandalize the Australian outback. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2716

 

Affirmations 1990

Marlon T Riggs and Reginald T Jackson

Video piece on black gay men in America, combining a monologue/interview with scenes of the black gay contingent at the Harlem Black Affirmation Parade. 1 videocassette (10 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5608

 

Afflicted 1982

Amos Guttman

A young, closeted Israeli man visits a drag bar one night in search of sexual expression. 1 videocassette (25 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5596

 

After Stonewall from the riots to the millennium 1999

Melissa Etheridge, Andrew Podell, John Scagliotti, Center for Independent Documentary, and First-Run Features (Firm)

The sequel to Before Stonewall chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the roots at Stonewall to the end of the century. 1 videocassette (ca. 88 min.)

MEDIA 2-6677

 

The aggressives c2005

Daniel Peddle, Secret Gallery, inc, Seventh Art Releasing (Firm), and Image Entertainment (Firm)

Features intimate interviews with 6 transgendered lesbians (5 African American, 1 Asian) living in New York City who define themselves as "aggressives." They exhibit masculine appearances and behaviors, but do not aspire to be men.  Shows their daily lives and their participation in the underground lesbian "ball" scene, where cross-dressers compete for trophies. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-684

 

The AIDS show artists involved with death and survival 1987

Peter Adair and Robert Epstein

The AIDS show deals with the impact of the AIDS epidemic on the community of gay men. It is based on San Francisco's Theatre Rhinoceros stage production of the same name. A powerful hybird of documentary and drama. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-563

 

Alfalfa an alternative alphabet Each letter of the alphabet is used to describes the complex language of the homosexual. 1 videocassette (9 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5610

 

And the band played on 1993

Roger Spottiswoode, Matthew Modine, Randy Shilts, Arnold Schulman, Midge Sanford, Sarah Pillsbury, Paul Elliott, and Carter Burwell

Follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and women who took on the fight to save lives in the face of a mysterious illness now called AIDS. 1 videocassette (140 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 587 2-2604

 

Andre's mother 1998

Terrence McNally, Deborah Reinisch, Sarah Green, Richard Thomas, Sada Thompson, Sylvia Sidney, Richard Venture, and Haviland Morris

Katherine has lost her son, Cal has lost his lover, and together they must seek a reconciliation, an understanding of life with and now without their Andre who has lost his life to AIDS. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

DANA 1499

 

Ballot measure 9 1995, 1994

Heather MacDonald

In 1992, Oregon and Colorado became testing grounds for ballot initiatives to amend the states' constitutions.  Colorado's Amendment 2 and Oregon's Measure 9 would prohibit and revoke laws which protect homosexuals from discrimination.  The Oregon referendum, sponsored by the Oregon Citizens' Alliance, further mandated that all government agencies and schools recognize homosexuality as "abnormal, wrong, unnatural and perverse," and that no government property or monies could be used to "facilitate" homosexuality.  This is the story of what happened in Oregon, with a focus on the grass-roots campaign to kill the measure. 1 videocassette (72 min.) :

MEDIA.     MEDIA 2-2542          2-3283

 

Beauty before age 1997

Johnny Symons

Explores the power of youth and beauty in the gay community. A diverse group of man, ages 19 to 77, navigate their fears of becoming old, undesirable, and alone. This film also offers a male perspective on a historical female issue, and illuminates the larger societal obsession with physical appearance. 1 videocassette (22 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5295

 

Before night falls  2001, 2000

Jon Kilik, Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Michael Wincott

A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States. 1 videodisc (133 min.) :

MEDIA 10-100

 

Before Stonewall the making of a gay and lesbian community 1999

Robert Rosenberg, John Scagliotti, Greta Schiller, and Rita Mae Brown

A social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969. Traces the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement after a police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, and the three-day riot that followed. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-817

 

Being gay coming out in the 21st century c2003

Charlotte Angel, Kyle Boyd, and Cambridge Educational (Firm)

This program presents the accounts and stories of people who have recently taken the step of coming out. Interviewees and experts discuss the benefits of this important transition by examining the six stages of coming to terms with one's sexual identity. 1 videodisc (25 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 229 10-295

 

Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von kant The Bitter tears of Petra von Kant 1991

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, and Irm Hermann

The story deals with the shifting power relationships among three women: a successful fashion designer, her contented assistant and a sultry model. 1 videocassette (124 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2642

 

Bound 2000

Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, Andrew Lazar, and Stuart Boros

A gangster's mistress finds a new lesbian, ex-con lover in the apartment next door and together they plan to steal over 2 million dollars from the mob. 1 videocassette (ca. 108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5993

 

Brincando el charco portrait of a Puerto Rican 1994

Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Contemplates the notion of "identity" through the experiences of a Puerto Rican woman living in the U.S. In a mix of fiction, archival footage, processed interviews and soap opera drama, this film tells the story of Claudia Marin, a middle-class, light-skinned Puerto Rican, lesbian, photographer/videographer who is attempting to construct a sense of community in the U.S. 1 videocassette (55 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5189

 

Brokeback Mountain c2007

Ang Lee, Diana Ossana, James Schamus, Larry McMurtry, Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid, Gustavo Santaolalla, Annie Proulx, Focus Features, River Road Entertainment (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start. 2 videodiscs (135 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1521

 

Brother outsider the life of Bayard Rustin 2002

Bayard Rustin, Nancy D Kates, Bennett L Singer, and Erik Todd Dellums

One of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the March on Washington, intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Bayard Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason -- he was also gay. This is a film biography of his life. 1 videocassette (84 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6000

 

Bubbeh Lee & me 1996

Andy Abrahams Wilson and Lee Abrahams

Portrait of an extraordinary, ordinary Jewish grandmother and her gay grandson's search for his place in the world. 1 videocassette (35 min.) :

DANA 1628

 

Carmelita Tropicana your kunst is your waffen 1994

Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano

"Featuring lesbian cultural rebel Carmelita Tropicana, this shrewdly hilarious short film is an enjoyable romp through one event-filled day in the life of its eponymous heroine"--Container. 1 videocassette (28 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5017

 

The celluloid closet 1996

Jeffrey Friedman, Robert Epstein, Lily Tomlin, Armistead Maupin, Hugh M Hefner, James C Hormel, Steve Tisch, Vito Russo, Sharon Wood, Carter Burwell, and K. D Lang

Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist triumphs of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen, taking into account public attitudes, attitudes within the film industry, and official censorship. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3924

 

The Children's hour 2000

William Wyler, Lillian Hellman, Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin, and John Michael Hayes

When a vindictive little girl is disciplined in an exclusive girl's school, the child twists an overheard comment into slander. She accuses her teachers of lesbianism--and her gullible grandmother spreads the gossip. Outraged, the teachers, Karen and Martha fight back in court, but a child's lie is hard to disprove. 1 videocassette (109 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5313

 

Choosing children 1985

Margaret Lazarus, Debra Chasnoff, and Kim Klausner

Provides an intimate look at the issues faced by women who become parents after coming out as lesbians.  Six families share experiences with donor insemination, nonbiological motherhood, adoption, and other issues. 1 videocassette (45 min.) :

MEDIA D-157

 

Coming out c2001

Heiner Carow, Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, DEFA, Studio für Spielfilme, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, First-Run Features (Firm), and Gruppe Babelsberg

Against the background of the East German society's prejudice against homosexual relationships, Philip, a high school teacher with a pregnant girlfriend, discovers he loves Matthias. 1 videodisc (108 min.) :

MEDIA 10-958

 

Coming out under fire c2003

Arthur E Dong, Allan Baerubae, Deep Focus Productions, and Independent Television Service

Gay men and lesbians who were in the United States military service during World War II discuss their experiences with the response of the military establishment towards their sexual orientation. 1 videodisc (71 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1320

 

Cruel 1994

Desi Del Valle, Susan Papa, and Kristen Ochoa

"Isabel and Melanie are at the end of their relationship, but unwilling to let go. They remain together in the same household. Melanie evades Isabel's attempts to reconcile and begins dating another woman. Already wounded by the breakup, Isabel questions whether being Latina, and not white, is the reason Melanie no longer loves her. Melanie is unable to communicate her feelings and leaves Isabel alone to cope with the meaning of their breakup"--Distributor's Web site. 1 videocassette (20 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5431

 

Daddy & papa c2006

Johnny Symons, Lindsay Sablosky, Independent Television Service, Persistent Visions, and New Day Films

A documentary exploring the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves. Taking us inside four gay male families, this documentary traces the critical issues that inevitably intersect their private lives, the ambiguous place of interracial families in America, the wonder and precariousness of surrogacy and adoption, the complexities of marriage and divorce within the gay community, and the legality of their own parenthood. 1 videodisc (57 min.) :

MEDIA DANA 10-1829      2024

 

The Darker side of black 1994

Isaac Julien, Lina Gopaul, Paul Gilroy, Cornel West, and Michael Manly

An investigation of the complex issues raised by rap and reggae, such as ritualized machismo, misogyny, homophobia, and gun glorification. Noted experts on black history, such as Cornel West of Princeton University, and Michael Manly, former prime minister of Jamaica, analyze the phenomenon and give insights into its development and meaning. 1 videocassette (59 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2531

 

Daughters of dykes 1994

Amilca Palmer

Five daughters of lesbian mothers talk about their views and their relationships with their mothers and other people in their lives. 1 videocassette (ca. 14 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5077

 

The dead boys' club 1992

Mark Christopher, Mike Muffoletto, Nat DeWolf, Erik van der Wilden, Matt Decker, and Ari Benjamin

A steamy and poignant tribute to the 1970's world of promiscuity and disco balls from the perspective of gay life in the 1990's. 1 videocassette (25 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5597

 

Doctors, liars and women 1988

Jean Carlomusto and Maria Maggenti

In January 1988, Cosmopolitan published an article by Dr. Robert E. Gould about the risk factor for hetersexual women. Confrontation with Dr. Gould, clips from various "talk shows" and footage covering the development of and occurrance of a protest rally at Cosmopolitan make up the content of the video. 1 videocassette (24 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2047

 

Dreams deferred the Sakia Gunn film project c2008

Charles Bennett Brack, Eamonn Simone Films, and Newsreel (Firm)

A documentary on  the events surrounding the death of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year old African American lesbian who was fatally stabbed in gay hate crime in Newark, New Jersey. The film includes the court hearing, arguments presented by both sides regarding the victim and the accused, and the sentencing. 1 videodisc (54 min.) :

MEDIA DANA 10-1760 434

 

Egymásra nézve Another way 1997

Károly Makk, Jadwiga Jankowska Cieslak, Grazyna Szapolowska, and Josef Kroner

Livia, the beautiful wife of an army officer, is a reporter at the Budapest newspaper where Eva, an outspoken lesbian journalist, comes to work. They embark on an affair that ends in violence for both. 1 videocasette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5525

 

Ein Mann wie Eva A man like Eva 1988, 1983

Eva Mattes, Lisa Kreuzer, Charles Regnier, Werner Stocker, Radu Gabrea, Laurens Straub, and Horst Schier

Stirring portrait of an obsessive filmmaker shooting a romantic drama.  Inspired by the legend of Gemany's prolific director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 1 videocassette (86 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3580

 

Erotikus a history of the gay movies 1986?

An extremely well produced, excellently written, and cleverly edited film history of gay movies from the earliest art-pose films, the films first seen in male movie houses, the gay movie as an art form, and finally the hardest of the hard-core. 1 videocassette (54 min.) :

DOUGLASS. DOUGLASS 83 83

 

Experimentation and discovery 1994

Heather Stewart and Barry Salt

More than any other decade, the first the years of the moving picturesaw the greatest amount of experimentation and development. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2397

 

The families we choose 1985

Cheryl Oamar and Lisa Pontoppidan

A look at how lesbian relationships force a reconsideration of the concept of family. Includes interviews with four very different lesbian families as well as conversations with other women about their notions on family. 1videocassette (VHS) (37 min) :

MEDIA 2-245

 

Farewell my concubine Pa-wang pieh chi  1995?

Fengyi Zhang, Leslie Cheung, Chen Kaige, Hsu Feng, Li Gong, Bihua Li, and Wei Lu

Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two gay male actors at the Peking Opera and of the woman who comes between them.  Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the Cultural Revolution. 2 videodiscs (157 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 7-81 disc 1 7-82 disc 2

 

Faustrecht der Freiheit Fox and his friends 1989, 1975

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Christian Hohoff, Renate Klett, Peter Chatel, Karl-Heinz Böhm, Adrian Haven, Harry Bär, and Christian Maybach

A gay working-class carnival entertainer whose lottery winnings attract a wealthy, upper-class lover, with whom he begins an ill-fated romance. 1 videocassette (123 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3480

 

Forbidden love the unashamed stories of lesbian lives 1992

Aerlyn Weissman, Lynn Fernie, Stephanie Morgenstern, Lynne Adams, Marie-Jo Therio, and George Thomas

Recounts the experiences of Canadian lesbian women in the 1950's and 1960's who sought romance in gay beer parlours and bars. Their stories are interwoven with a fictional love story and set against the tabloids and pulp novels of the time and illustrate the stereotypes and intolerance they faced. 1 videocassette (86 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2387

 

From a secret place America's families cope with the coming out process of gay and lesbian youth 1993

Karin Heller, Bill Domonkos, Lynette Brown, Wendy Rosen, Al Ferreira, Louis Mendonsa, and Beverly Sutherland

Young lesbians, gays, and their families describe their own "coming out" experiences clearly and poignantly.  Includes interviews with adolescents and their parents, professional commentary, and dramatic vignettes performed by a theater group of gay and lesbian teens. 1 videocassette (40 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 841 2-3371

 

Further off the straight & narrow new gay visibility on television c2006

Katherine Sender, Renai Ellison, and Media Education Foundation

Surveys network dramas, sitcoms, reality shows, and premium cable programming to show how the portrayal of GLBT characters is often marked by ambivalence and tension. The film cautions that the images and stories portrayed continue to be shaped by narrow commercial imperatives. 1 videodisc (61 min.)

MEDIA 10-697

 

Gay Cuba 1995

Sonja de Vries, Marlene Moleon, and Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

Interviews with Cuban lesbians and gay men, exploring the social, psychological, religious, and political questions related to homosexuality in Cuba. 1 videocassette (57 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5424

 

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients 2004

Ruperto M Perez, John Carlson, American Psychological Association, Governors State University, and Communication Services

1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-391

 

Gay rights, marriage, and the Supreme Court c2003

Ted Koppel and ABC News

"This ABC News program uses the landmark Lawrence v. Texas case and the legalization of gay marriage in Canada to shed light on the future of gay marriage in the U.S. Changing attitudes toward homosexuality in general are addressed as well"--Container. 1 videodisc (21 min.)

MEDIA 10-309

 

Gay USA 1977

Arthur J Bressan, Joseph R Knutson, and David Pasko

Film coverage of the 1977 lesbian and gay pride parades and marches throughout the United States. Intercut with on-the-street interviews with gay men and women on their lovers and how they came out. 1 videocassette (78 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5593

 

Grover Washington, Jr., in concert 1991

Grover Washington, Richard Tee, Eric Gale, Steve Gadd, Ralph MacDonald, Anthony Jackson, Paul Griffin, Zack Sanders, and Donny Osmand

Multiple Grammy Award winner Grover Washington Jr., backed by an all-star band is captured in this rare concert appearance at the very peak of his powers. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

JAZZ 169

 

Homosexuality the adolescent's perspective 1987

Gary Greenberg

Explores the meaning of homosexuality to adolescents. The perspectives of six young gay men and women are given. They discuss their feelings and experiences, as well as the attitudes of their families and friends. The video demonstrates how homosexuality is a process that begins in early childhood and extends into adulthood. 1 videocassette (30 min.) :

MEDIA 2-989

 

Ich bin meine eigene Frau die Lebensgeschichte der Charlotte von Mahlsdorf = I'm my own woman : the life story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf c1994

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Rosa von Praunheim, Valentin Passoni, Jens Taschner, Ichgola Androgyn, Robert Dietl, Beate Jung, Sylvia Seelow, Evelyn Cron, Utz Krause, Rainer Luhn, and Cinevista (Firm)

East German Lothar Berfelde, a.k.a. Charlotte Mahlsdorf, is a transvestite and proud of it.  In this film, "Charlotte" serves as a guide through his own life story, as he coaches young actors through the dramatized sequences of this documentary.  Illustrates the persecution homosexuals endured during the Nazi and post WWII eras. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-604

Lesbians and Gays (Continued)

 

If these walls could talk 1996

Nancy Savoca, Pamela Wallace, Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek, and Cher

This film features a portrait of how times and freedoms have changed.  (1952) A recently widowed nurse (Demi Moore) struggling to take control of her life.  (1974) A mother of four (Sissy Spacek) overwhelmed by trying to raise a family and maintain a career.  (1996) A young student (Anne Heche) making a decision with the help of one woman (Cher) that will change the course of both their lives. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3687

 

If these walls could talk: 2 c2000

Mary Kane, Vanessa Redgrave, Chloee Sevigny, Michelle Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Perkins , Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Alex Sichel, Sylvia Sichel, Anne Heche, HBO Films, Team Todd (Firm), and HBO Video (Firm)

Dramatizes the experiences of lesbians in the United States in three different decades. 1961 tells the story of an older lesbian who is left out of the decision-making process in the wake of her partner's sudden death. 1972 looks at the role of lesbians in the feminist movement of the 1970's through the eyes of a college-age couple. 2000 features a lesbian couple trying to conceive a child. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1434

 

It's elementary talking about gay issues in school 1996

Debra Chasnoff and Helen S Cohen

An exploration of what happens when experienced teachers talk to their students about lesbians and gay men.  Students are asked to consider issues related to homosexuality at six elementary and middle schools.  Footage of classroom activities and discussions are presented with students exploring questions and issues presented to them by teachers and guest lecturers who come into their classes.  School-wide presentations, activity-days, and how these events affect faculty, parents and teachers are also discussed. 1 videocassette (78 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3407

 

Juggling gender politics, sex and identity 1992

Tami Gold and Jennifer Miller

Features Jennifer Miller, juggler and director of Circus Amok. Miller speaks of her life and struggle as a lesbian woman who happens to have a moustache and beard. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-5866

 

Kamikaze hearts 1993

Heinz Legler, Sharon Hennessey, Bob Rivkin , Juliet Bashore, Tigr Mennett, John Knoop, Sharon Mitchell, and Facets Video (Firm)

"Combines fiction and documentary, storytelling and talking heads in a narrative about Sharon Mitchell and Tina Mennet, real-life lovers and junkies, the former an actress, the latter a director/producer"--Container. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

MEDIA 2-7629

 

Kika 1994

Pedro Almodóvar, Verónica Forqué, Peter Coyote, Victoria Abril, and Alex Casanovas

A dizzy dame hairdresser, Kika, gets involved with a host of unusual characters: a homicidal expatriate Yank writer, Nicholas, and his bewildered stepson, Ramon, an uncommunicative underwear photographer; a vampish, oddball femme TV reporter, Andrea; a lesbian maid, Juana, and her mentally-deficient convicted rapist brother, Pablo, who escaped while on parole from prison to attend a religious festival in his home town.  1 videocassette (109 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3601

 

Last call at Maud's 1993

Paris Poirier and Karen Kiss

A look at the world's longest running lesbian bar, Maud's in San Francisco. Film interweaves interviews with rare archival film over the 23 years of the bar's existence. 1 videocassette (77 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1623

 

Lesbian grandmothers from Mars c2005

Keith Wilson and Walleye Productions

Story of life partners and grandmothers Carrie & Elisia Ross-Stone and their three-month bicycle trek across the United States. The purpose of the trek was to raise support for gay marriage, and this documentary details the highs and lows they experienced along the way. 1 videodisc (72 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1584

 

Life and death on the A-list 1996

Jay Corcoran

Presents a portrait of actor Tom McBride's gay lifestyle in New York and his fall from grace when he contracts AIDS. 1 videocassette (45 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6213

 

A litany for survival the life and work of Audre Lorde 2006?

Ada Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson, and Newsreel (Firm)

Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s and her social/political activity. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers and family members. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-787

 

A Little respect gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals on campus 1990

Anthony Herzia

Ideal for use in new student orientation programs, faculty and staff development programs, student leadership workshops, and general classroom presentations.  The video will help identify occurances of homophobia on campus; promote provacative discussions on homophobia, racism, and sexism; explore the experience of being a lesbian, gay, or bisexual student in a culturally diverse college environment; inspire revealing and honest discussion among students of all sexual orientations; celebrate and affirm the lesbian, gay, and bisexual student. 1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1162 2-1163

 

Lone star hate 1997

Paul Yule

Examines homophobia  and violence against gays in Texas. 1 videocassette (76 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5592

 

Looking for a space lesbians & gay men in Cuba = Buscando un espacio : los homosexuales en Cuba 1993

Kelly Anderson

Examines the treatment of lesbians and gay men in Cuba from the early years of the Castro Revolution to the present. 1 videocassette (38 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6031

 

The man who drove with Mandela 1999

Corin Redgrave, Greta Schiller, and Mark Gevisser

"In the early Sixties, Nelson Mandela traveled incognito across South Africa, organizing armed rebellion against the apartheid regime....[H]e was dressed as the chauffeur for an elegant, impeccably dressed white man. That man was Cecil Williams -- a leading Johannesburg theater director, a committed freedom fighter...and a gay man....The Man Who Drove with Mandela blends dramatized accounts of key incidents in Williams' life with archival footage, home movies, and contemporary interviews"--Container. 1 videocassette (ca. 55 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5373

 

Mariposas en el andamio Butterflies on the scaffold 1997

Margaret Gilpin and Luis Felipe Bernaza

A documentary examining the issues gays and transvestites face in the context of evolving attitudes towards homosexuality in Cuba. It is a highly unusual look at how a group of working class drag queens in a Havana suburb have become an integral part of their neighborhood. 1 videocassette (74 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5229

 

A meditation on Langston Hughes (1902-1907) and the Harlem Renaissance with the poetry of Essex Hemphill and Bruce Nugent (1906-1987) 1992

Isaac Julien, Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Ben Ellison, Matthew Baidoo, Akim Mogaji, Bruce Nugent, Essex Hemphill, and James Baldwin

A surreal dramatization, including documentary film clips, of Langston Hughes' milieu in the Harlem of the 1930's. The voice-over narration is from the poetry and prose of James Baldwin, Essex Hamphill, Bruce Nugent, and Hilton Als. 1 videocassette (45 min.) :

DANA 865

 

Mom's apple pie the heart of the lesbian mothers' custody movement c2006

Jody Laine, Shan Ottey, Shad Reinstein, Lesbian Mothers' National Defense Fund (Seattle, Wash.), and Frameline (Firm)

"While the beginnings of the LGBT Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum, the 1970s witnessed horrific custody battles for lesbian mothers. 'Mom's Apple Pie: The Heart of the Lesbian Mothers' Custody Movement' revisits the early tumultuous years of the lesbian custody movement through the stories of five lesbian mothers and their four children"--Container.  This program also discusses  two organizations in the 1970s that provided funds and support for lesbian child custody cases: The Lesbian Rights Project in San Francisco and the Lesbian Mother's National Defense Fund in Seattle, Washington. 1 videodisc (60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1297

 

The National Film Board of Canada a history 199-?

Presents an array of documentaries, animation films and fiction features which are offered as a sample of the films the Film Board has produced over the years. 5 videocassettes (582 min.) :

DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA 253 cassette 1 253 cassette 2 253 cassette 3 253 cassette 4 253 cassette 5

 

No secret anymore the times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon c2003

Dee Mosbacher, Joan E Biren, Kate Clinton, Women Vision, Moonforce Media, and Frameline (Firm)

Chronicles the lives partners Del Martin and Phylllis Lyon, known as the founders of the modern lesbian civil rights movement, and follows them through six decades, tracing the emergence of lesbians from the fear of discovery to the expectation of equality. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-6883

 

Non je ne regrette rien No regret 1992

Marlon T Riggs

Five gay Black men discuss growing up and living in the United States, focusing on the social pressures and the fear of AIDS. 1 videocassette (38 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2130

 

Off the straight & narrow lesbians, gays, bisexuals & television 2002, 1998

Katherine Sender and  C. A Griffith

Off the Straight & Narrow casts a critical eye over the growth of gay images on TV. Leading media scholars provide the historical and cultural context for exploring the social implications of these new representations. Off the Straight & Narrow challenges viewers to consider the value and limits of available gay images: who is represented, what they get to say, and how people respond to them. 1 videodisc (63 min.) :

MEDIA  MEDIA 10-199   2-3706

 

On the downlow 2007?

Abigail Child, Childworks (Firm), and Newsreel (Firm)

A look at the lives of four African-American men "on the down-low", who identify publicly as heterosexual but engage in secret homosexual relationships. 1 videodisc (54 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1319

 

One wedding and a. . .revolution 2004

Debra Chasnoff, National Center for Lesbian Rights (U.S.), Women's Educational Media, Inc, and New Day Films

February 12, 2004, the mayor of San Francisco instructed city and county officials to allow lesbian and gay couples to marry. Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, founders of the first lesbian-rights organization and celebrating their 51st anniversary, were invited to be the first couple married. 1 videocassette (19 min.)

MEDIA 2-6886

 

Orgullo en Puerto Rico Pride in Puerto Rico 1999

Jorge Oliver and Irma Iranzo Berrocal

In 1991 Puerto Ricans held the first-ever Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transexual Pride march. Eight years later, director Jorge Oliver documented the 1999 Pride March, now an annual event on the island. 1 videocassette (17 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5814

 

The Origins of cinema Volume 4  rare film masterpieces from the Library of Congress 198-?

Edwin S Porter, Thomas A Edison, D. W Griffith, and Georges Méličs

Chapter 1: Early examples of narrative films from the Edison Company, most photographed by Edwin S. Porter. Charter 2: Thomas Edison films. Chapter 3: Three early examples of original plots written especially for the screen. Chapter 4: Three Edison Company comedies. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1534

 

Out at work 1996, 1997

This documentary presents the experiences of gay men and lesbians on the job. 1 videocassette (55 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 716 2-5109

 

Out the making of a revolutionary c2000

Sonja De Vries, Rhonda Collins, Laura Whitehorn, Maraya Massin-Levy, and Newsreel (Firm)

Interviews with and biographical sketch of Laura Whitehorn, who was convicted of the 1983 U.S. Capitol Bombing and spent 14 years in prison. 1 videocassette (62 min.)

MEDIA 2-7714

 

Paper dolls 2006

Tomer Heymann, Strand Releasing (Firm), Claudius Films, and Heymann Brothers Films

After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities enticed foreigners to fill gaps in the job market. Filipinos in various stages of gender transition came as caregivers to elderly, orthodox Jewish men, but are still outsiders. 1 videodisc (80 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1347

 

Paris is burning 1992

Jennie Livingston, Pepper Labeija, Anji Xtravaganza, Freddie Pendavis, Dorian Corey, Venus Xtravaganza, Willi Ninja, Octavia St. Laurant, and Junior Labeija

Story of the young men of Harlem who originated "voguing" and turned these stylized dance competitions into glittering expressions of fierce personal pride.  A story of street-wise urban survival, gay self-affirmation, and the pursuit of a desperate dream. 1 videocassette (76 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2246

 

Pink triangles a study of prejudice against lesbians and gay men 1982

Warren J Blumenfeld

Takes a look at the nature of discrimination against lesbians and gay men and challenges some of society's attitudes toward homosexuality. Also examines historical and contemporary patterns of racial, religious, political, and sexual persecution. 1 videocassette (34 min.) :

MEDIA  MEDIA 2-1656  4-490

 

Playing unfair the media image of the female athlete 2002

Kenyon King, Loretta Alper, Jessica Nachem , Mary Jo Kane, Pat Griffin, and Michael A Messner

It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sport lags far behind men's, and focuses on female athletes femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field. 1 videodisc (30 min.) :

MEDIA 10-195

 

Pollock 2001, 2000

Fred Berner, Ed Harris, Jon Kilik, Barbara Turner, Susan J Emshwiller, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, and Robert Knott

Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America.  But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode. 1 videodisc (122 min.) :

MEDIA 10-105

 

Priest 1999

Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson, Antonia Bird, Jimmy McGovern, Josephine Ward, George Faber, BBC Films, Miramax Films, and Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)

A young Roman Catholic priest in a Liverpool parish must learn to deal with the issues of homosexuality and incest, as well as conflicts between his vows and his conscience. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1352

 

Querelle 1988, 1982

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet, Burkhard Driest, and Jean Genet

A look at the underworld of sailors in the French port of Brest. Querelle is a young sailor who finds himself involved in drug smuggling and homosexuality. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3476

 

Ruthie & Connie every room in the house 2002

Donald Goldmacher, Deborah Dickson, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

This documentary follows two very funny, rather traditional housewives who turned their lives upside down when they left their husbands and children and moved in with each other.  Twenty years later, the two Jewish lesbian grandmothers made history in a landmark lawsuit winning domestic partner benefits for all New York City employees. A film about taking risks and challenging values adds a powerful chapter to America's search for the meaning of family. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-6413

 

The salt mines The transformation 1996

Susana Aikin and Carlos Aparicio

The Salt Mines explores the lives of Hispanic male transvestite prostitutes and crack addicts living in abandoned garbage trucks at a road salt storage facility near lower Manhattan. The Transformation follows Ricardo (Sara in The Salt Mines) as he rejects his street life to join a group of Born Again Christians in an effort to transform his life from that of a homosexual to a heterosexual. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA          MEDIA 2-5594              2-5583

 

Scout's honor 2001

Tom Shepard and Marguerite Joan Moritz

In June of 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts of America can exclude gays from their membership. This documentary examines the Boy Scouts' policy against gays in the organization. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5817

 

Searching 4 Sandeep 2008?

Poppy Stockell, Sandeep Virdi, Laughingwave Productions, Australian Film Commission, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"Single, frustrated and lonely in the middle of Sydney's thriving gay community, director Poppy Stockell decides to 'research' a light-hearted look at the lesbian Internet-dating scene. To her surprise and delight, she forges a deep online connection with an English woman, Sandeep Virdi. When their innocent flirtation turns into true attachment, Poppy sends Sandeep a camcorder and viewers watch as Poppy and Sandeep's virtual relationship blooms into a poignant love --  complicated by the reality that Sandeep is Sikh, lives at home with her conservative family, and has kept her sexuality a secret ... Follows the couple's tumultuous relationship across two years and three continents, in a touching examination of sexuality, religion, globalization, and culture seen through the lens of this uniquely modern love story" -- http://www.wmm.com/filmCatalog/pages/c733.shtml. 1 videodisc (55 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1781

 

Sexual orientation issues in the U.S.A  1993

Tony Labriola, J. Q Adams, Vernon Huls, Jovita Baber, Robert Schwitz, and Allan Shore

Part one talks about homosexuality, the difficulties of gays and lesbians in establishing open relationships, homophobia, and violence against homosexuals. Part two discusses the experiences of individuals who were denied equality because of their sexual preference and specifically "The Forgotten Boy Scouts," an organization of individuals expelled from scouting because of their sexual orientation. 2 videocassette (120 min.) :

DANA. DANA 226 cassette 1 226 cassette 2

 

She drank, she swore, she courted girls --she even chewed tobacco : passing women in 19th century America 1983

Liz Stevens, Estelle B Freedman, and Allan Bérubé

Uses archival photographs and original artwork, with voiceover narrative, to illustrate the history of women who "passed" as men in mid-to-late 19th and early 20th century America. They passed for a variety of reasons, including sexual orientation, "men's wages", and political opportunities. 1 videocassette (33 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5276

 

She must be seeing things 1992

Sheila McLaughlin, Sheila Dabney, and Lois Weaver

A lesbian lawyer fears that her lover, a filmmaker, may turn to heterosexuality as the result of her latest film project about a 17th century nun intent on leaving her convent. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5705

 

Silverlake life the view from here c1994

Tom Joslin, Peter J Friedman, J.P. Weiner Productions, London Productions, Channel Four (Great Britain), Betelgeuse Productions, and New Video Group

Presents the story of Tom Joslin and Mark Massi, a gay couple who both have AIDS. Documents their life together and the process of living with AIDS. 1 videocassette (99 min.)

MEDIA 2-7126

 

Simon & I 2001

Bev Ditsie, Nicky Newman, See Thru Media (Firm), Day Zero Film & Video (Firm), Yleisradio Oy, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

This video recounts the lives of two giants in the South African gay and lesbian liberation movement, Simon Nkoli and the filmmaker herself, Bev Ditsie. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-6297

 

Soldier's girl c2003

Doro Bachrach, Linda Gottlieb, Ron Nyswaner, Frank R Pierson, Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy, Philip Eddolls, Dan Petronijevic, Mike Realba, Merwin Mondesir, Bachrach/Gottlieb Productions (Firm), and Showtime Entertainment

The true story of 21-year-old Army private Barry Winchell who falls in love with a trans-gendered night club singer. Barry ignites the jealous fury of his homophobic brothers-in-arms, particularly his roommate Justin, an anti-social misfit. 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)

MEDIA 10-398

 

Speak up! improving the lives of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender youth 2002

John Kazlauskas, Judy Shepard Rosenfeld, Danny Roberts, Julie Stoffer, and Anthony Rapp

This video takes a powerful look at the ways in which individuals are reclaiming their classrooms and hallways and making them a safe space for GLBT students. 1 videodisc (30 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA 10-192    1588

 

Speaking for ourselves portraits of gay and lesbian youth 1994

Ann Coppel and John Mifsud

"Issues pertaining to identity, sexuality, family and self acceptance strike a common chord for most young people regardless of their affectional or sexual orientation. In SPEAKING FOR OURSELVES, the viewing audience meets a wide range of young people who were courageous enough to share their life experiences on camera"--Study guide. 1 videocassette (27 min.) :

DANA 1152

 

Steve Lacy lift the bandstand 1986

Peter Bull, Steve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, Jean Jacques Avenel, and Oliver Johnson

Portrays Steve Lacy as a musician who has held a pivotal position in modern jazz history. 1 videocassette (50 min.) :

JAZZ 31

 

Terence Davies trilogy 1997

Terence Davies, Phillip Maudsely, Robin Hooper, Terry O'Sullivan, Wilfrid Brambell, and Iain R Munro

A trilogy about a gay man whose sexuality is at odds with his Roman Catholic upbringing and faith. Children delves into  his childhood; Madonna and child shows him in middle age; Death and transfiguration is a summary of his life. 1 videocassette (101 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5609

 

The Times of Harvey Milk 1986

Robert Epstein, Richard Schmeichen, and Harvey Fierstein

An uplifting documentary about the first openly gay man elected to political office in California. The film follows Milk from his days as a Castro Street businessman, to his triumphant election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. One year later, Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed by Dan White, a former fireman. 1 videocassette (ca. 88 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1602

 

Tongues untied 1989

Marlon T Riggs and Essex Hemphill

This is the acclaimed account of gay Black life by Emmy-award winning director Marlon Riggs. Using poetry, personal testimony, rap and performance, Tongues untied describes the homophobia and racism that confront Black gay men. 1 videocassette (55 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1187

 

Trembling before G-d Le-fanekha bi-re`adah c2003

Marc Smolowitz, Sandi Simcha Dubowski, Steven Greenberg, Simcha Leib Productions, Turbulent Arts (Firm), Keshet Broadcasting, Pretty Pictures (Firm), Cinephil, Ltd, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

A documentary built around personal stories of gay and lesbian Hasidic and Orthodox Jews. Portrays people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passion for Judaism with the biblical prohibitions against homosexuality. Includes interviews with closeted and out gay Orthodox and Hasidic Jews, including the first openly gay Orthodox rabbis, Steven Greenberg. 2 videodiscs (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-441

Lesbians and Gays (Continued)

Treyf a film 1998

Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky

"Documentary filmmakers Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky explore issues  of both faith and gender in this inside look at a community of Jewish  lesbians, as well as examining their own personal relationship and how it  interacts with their spiritual beliefs as Jews. The title comes from a Yiddish  word which means 'not kosher.'" --All Movie Guide. 1 videocassette (54 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5118

 

Turned out sexual assault behind bars c2003

Danny Trejo, Jonathan Schwartz, Interlock Media Associates, Independent Television Service, and Cinema Guild

This video is a shocking but insightful expose of the taboo subject of homosexual rape and homosexual relations in prison. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-6501

 

Two-spirit people the berdache tradition in Native American culture 1991

Michel Beauchemin, Lori Levy, Gretchen Vogel, Frameline (Firm), Gender on a Stick Productions, and Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, Calif.)

Gays and lesbians describe their own stories; what Americans call gayness not only has distinct cultural characteristics, its participants have long held positions of social power in history and ritual among people all over the world. 1 videodisc (20 min)

MEDIA 10-807

 

Two spirits c2009

Lydia Nibley, Russell Martin, Say Yes Quickly Productions, and Just Media (Firm)

Examines the role of two-spirit people in the Navajo culture in the context of the story of a gay youth named Fred Martinez. Martinez was a naadleehai or a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, who was murdered in a hate crime at the age of sixteen. Discusses the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine. 1 videodisc (61 min., 28 sec.) :

MEDIA 10-1789

 

Undetectable 2001

Jay Corcoran

Follows six women and men, straight and gay, of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, over a three-year period as they deal for the first time with hope.  Though the new multi-drug therapies offer a possible reprieve from what was once considered a death sentence, they nonetheless face both a grueling treatment regimen and the complex physical and psychological challenges of rebuilding their lives.  Not everyone responds. 1 videocassette (55 min., 52 sec.) :

MEDIA 2-5853

 

Vaccine on trial 1984

June Goodfield

New York's gay community mobilizes to help research and test a vaccine against hepatitis B, the prime cause of fatal liver cancer. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-423

 

Video against AIDS Program 2 1989

Bill Horrigan and John Greyson

Program 2 deals with homophobia and sexual discrimination in the popular media's representation of the disease, a mother's dedication to her son who suffers from AIDS, and how communities can responsibly respond to the AIDS crisis by fighting fear and ignorance through education. 1 videocassette (119 min.) :

MEDIA 2-836

 

Video against AIDS Program 3 1989

John Greyson and Bill Horrigan

Program 3 discusses the traumas AIDS has inflicted upon the personal and public body of thought, the media's culpability in promoting AIDS hysteria and the resulting threat to lesbian and gay communities, and documents activist responses to inadequacies in government health care, the legal system, education, and scientific research. 1 videocassette (115 min.) :

MEDIA 2-837

 

Waiting for the moon 2000

Linda Hunt, Linda Bassett, Bernedette Lafont, Bruce McGill, Jacques Boudet, Andrew McCarthy, Jill Godmilow, Sandra Schulberg, Mark Magill, Michael Sahl , André Neau, and George Glotz

An engrossing exploration of the complex relationship between writer and poet Gertrude Stein and her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas. The two are seen in the mid-1930s as central figures in the expatriate community of Americans who lived in Paris or the French countryside, many of whom eventually became influential artists and writers. 1 videocassette (85 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5401

 

The watermelon woman 1997, 1996

Cheryl Dunye, Barry Simar, Alexandra Juhasz, Guinevere Turner, Valerie Walker, and Lisa Marie Bronson

Dunye has cast herself as Cheryl, a young African-American lesbian filmmaker who is putting together a documentary on Fae Richards, a black 1930s movie actress who had an off-screen affair with a white woman and was known as "the Watermelon Woman". 1 videocassette (84 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3732

 

We are family 1987

Aimee Sands, Susan Stamberg, and Dasal Banks

Film examines families with homosexual parents, with the focus on the well being of children.  Investigates three different family situations: one foster, one biological, and one adoptive.  Includes interviews with mental health professionals who discuss child development and research study results. 1 videocassette (59 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3998

 

The Wedding banquet 1994

Ang Lee, James Schamus, Neil Peng, Ted Hope, Ah-Leh Gua, Sihung Lung, May Chin, Winston Chao, and Mitchell Lichtenstein

Comedy about the age-old conflict between parents and their children. In New York, the Taiwanese half of a gay couple hopes to end his parents' matchmaking by announcing that he's engaged. What he doesn't count on is that they'll fly in to meet the bride and plan the nuptials! 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

DANA 473

 

Wigstock, the movie 1995

Dean Silvers, Marlen Hecht, Barry Shils, RuPaul, Crystal Waters, and Alexis Arquette

A behind-the-scenes look at Wigstock, New York's famous annual drag extravaganza and gay pride celebration. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA MEDIA 7-150  2-3602

 

Word is out stories of some of our lives : conversations with 16 gay men and women 1977

Interviews lesbians and gay men from different backgrounds and discusses how they deal with their sexuality and with society's attitude towards them. 1 videocassette (45 min.) :

MEDIA D-52

 

Woubi chéri 1998

Philip Brooks and Laurent Bocahut

Gays and transvestites in the Ivory Coast talk about their lives, social attitudes and their efforts to form an association. 1 videocassette (62 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1617

 

Wrestling with manhood boys, bullying and battering 2002

Sut Jhally, Jackson Katz, and Vince McMahon

Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, Sut Jhally and Jackson Katz show how so-called 'entertainment' is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence. They further argue that to not engage with wrestling in a serious manner allows cynical promoters of violence and sexism an uncontested role in the process by which boys become "men.". 1 videodisc (60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-202

 

Young soul rebels 1994, 1991

Isaac Julien, Paul Hallam, Derrick Saldaan McClintock, Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, and Dorian Healy

In 1977, during the week of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, a young black London DJ, who together with his gay partner operates a pirate radio station, becomes implicated in the murder of a mutual friend. 1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3498

Lesbians and Gays - New This Year

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