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LGBTQ Films in the Ithaca College Library
2010 - present
2000 - 2009
The Thirties and Forties
Short Experimental Films
An unexpected love affair set in 1950s New York
The Danish Girl (2016)
The evolving story of an artistic couple as they navigate a transgender journey
Growing Up Coy
A family fights for their 6-year-old transgender daughter’s rights.
Three stages in the life of black man who faces his sexuality and identity
A Womb of Their Own
focuses on a "group of masculine-of-center-identified people who experience pregnancy."
Les Adieux a la Reine = Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Marie Antoinette was a lesbian? In French.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Story of a 19th century Irishwoman after passing as a man 30 years.
Anak-Anak Srikandi = Children of Srikandi (2013)
An experimental film about queer women, combining documentary, fiction and shadow puppets. In Indonesian.
L'Armée du Salut = Salvation army (2013)
A young gay man navigates the sexual, racial and political climate of Morrocco. In Arabic and French.
Old men can learn new tricks. An Oscar for Christopher Plummer.
Black Swan (2010)
Beautiful ballet, psychological melodrama, and a controversial sex scene.
What the death of a partner meantbeforesame-sex marriage was legalized.
The Case Against 8
HBO film on the California case that overturned the ban on same-sex marriage.
Cloud Atlas (2013)
One of the film's interwoven stories is a tragic tale of a bisexual composer and letter-writer.
Dallas Buyers Club
A homophobe learns to deal.
Elena Undone (2010)
A troubled marriage leads a woman tofind hotromance elsewhere.
Is this wrestling story homoerotic or homophobic
A documentary look at LGBT aging.
God Loves Uganda
Examines the role American evangelics in the persecution of homosexuals in Uganda.
A lesbian poet in mourning bonds with her granddaughter seeking an abortion.
Growing Up Trans
An exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Originally aired on Frontiline.
How To Survive a Plague
How an improbable group of activists stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence.
Allen Ginsberg, his poem, and a trial.
The Imitation Game (2014)
The life of cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing.
J. Edgar (2011)
The story of J. Edgar Hoover, emphasizing sexual secrets.
Stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies.
The Kids Are All Right
A same-sex couple, their children, and a stranger
Living Adoption: Gay Parents Speak
Lesbian and gay adoptive parents who share their experiences, feelings, challenges and strategies.
Love Is Strange (2015)
A mature gay couple must deal with separation and otherharsh realities.
Making the Boys
The "boys" as in the play and movie
in the Band
Mine Vaganti = Loose Cannons (2010)
Sibling rivalry over coming out. In Italian.
The New Black
Examines the African-American church and community as it grapples with the gay rights issue.
The Normal Heart (2014)
The early days of the AIDS crisis in NYC. First aired on HBO.
Omoide no Marnie = When Marnie Was There (2015)
Anime film about adolescent girls developing a close and intimate friendship dripping with romantic tension.
Out for the Long Run
Focuses on a handful of openly gay high school and college athletes.
Five individuals tell their stories about come out as a lesbian, gay, or transgender after the age of 55.
The first mainstream animated film with an uncloseted gay character, a jock at that.
A young urbanblack lesbian's coming-of-age tale.
Patrik Age 1.5 (2010)
A same-sex couple adopt a teen by mistake. In Swedish.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Misfits, including a gay twin, show us what it means to belong.
To reveal the reason this film is on the list would risk spoiling the plot.
Photos of Angie: a Tragedy in Five Acts
The story of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen murdered in Colorado in 2008
Pitch Perfect & Pitch Perfect 2 (2012 & 2015)
Collegiate female a cappella, a story sexual confusion, tension, and playfulness.
Feelgood and powerful fictionalized account of gay activists working together with reluctant miner families in a small Welsh town during a national strike.
Private Romeo (2011)
Shakespeare's tragic love story more than inspires two military school cadets.
PUZZLES: When Hate Came to Town
Tells the story of a hate crime in a gay bar called Puzzles Lounge in New Bedford, MA.
The Same Difference
Examines homophobia and gender discrimination within the black lesbian community.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
"Because I'm in lesbians with you."
Story of the Stonewall Inn riot, originally broadcast on PBS's The American Experience.
Tales of the Waria
A community of transgender women in Indonesia search for romance and intimacy.
To Be Takei
Documentary look at the career and daily life of film star and gay activist George Takei
A character study of a 14-year old killer.
La vie d'Adèle =
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Girl meets girl;one has blue hair; defining love story for the new century. In French.
One of the subplots in this film about 12th century mystic, abbess, and composer Hildegard von Bingen is her intense attachment to a young nun.
We Were Here
San Francisco, AIDS, and the power of community.
updated, sorta, with two queer Brits.
Women's and Gender Studies