Some Documentary Films Celebrating LGBT history month

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BEFORE STONEWALL (15) 1984 USA SCHILLER, GRETA £14.99
Revealing and often humorous history of homosexuality in America, from 1920’s Harlem through to World War II and the witch hunt trials of the McCarthy era.
CALL ME KUCHU (E) 2012 FAIRFAX WRIGHT, K/ZOUHALI-WORRALL, M £14.99
Documentary about the struggle for gay rights in Uganda.
THE CASE AGAINST 8 (E) 2014 COTNER,B/WHITE, R £15.99
Follows the legal battle to overturn the state of California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
THE CELLULOID CLOSET (E) 1995 USA EPSTEIN, R/FRIEDMAN, J. £17.99
The film chronicles the way movies have portrayed homosexuals for the past 100 years.
CHEMSEX (18) 2015 UK FAIRMAN, W./GOGARTY, M.   £15.99
Look at London’s destructive underground gay scene which leave many young gay men with harmful addictions and illnesses.
COMMON THREADS – STORIES FROM THE QUILT (E) 1989 EPSTEIN,R/FRIEDMAN, J £15.99
Award-winning documentary that tells the stories of five of the 47,000 people whose lives are commemorated in the AIDS quilt.
DO I SOUND GAY? (15) 2014  THORPE, DAVID    £17.99 
When the Brooklyn filmmaker started to wonder why some gay men have
stereotypical gay voices, he set out on a physical and emotional journey to find out the real reasons behind  why his voice sounds gay.
DRESSED AS A GIRL (18) 2015  ROTHBART,  COLIN   £15.99
British documentary which follows a group of drag artists. Filmed over
five years, the film provides an insight into East London’s drag scene by profiling some of its most famous characters .
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (E) 2012 FRANCE,DAVID £12.99
Oscar-nominated documentary following the plight of activist groups ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and TAG (Treatment Action Group) and their fight for treatments for HIV/AIDS during the epidemic of the 1980s.
LES INVISIBLES (E) 2012 FRANCE LIFSHITZ, SÉBASTIEN £12.99
Documentary about elderly homosexuals living in France. Director Sébastien Lifshitz speaks to male and female homosexuals who were born between the World Wars and who embraced their sexuality at a time when society excluded them.
DER KREIS/THE CIRCLE (15) 2014 SWITZERLAND HAUPT, STEFAN £15.99
Set in 1950s Zurich this docu-drama blends real-life interviews with a beautifully filmed love story between a shy young teacher and a transvestite, who both belong to the pioneering gay organisation Der Kreis (The Circle) .
THIS IS WHAT LOVE IN ACTION LOOKS LIKE (15) 2011 USA FOX, MORGAN JON £15.99
In the summer of 2005. Zach. a 16-year-old boy from Memphis, TN wrote on his MySpace blog that he had told his parents that he was gay. Within days, his mother and father would send him to Love In Action, a fundamentalist Christian program that offered “freedom from homosexuality.”
THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (E) 1984 EPSTEIN, ROB £12.99
Award-winning documentary focusing on the life and times of San Francisco’s first openly gay politician.
VITO (E) 2011 SCHWARZ, JEFFREY £15.99
Documentary about gay activist and author of ‘The Celluloid Closet’ Vito Russo. Having died in 1990 from AIDS-related problems, Vito is still held in high regard as one of the forerunners for gay rights in the United States and across the western world. This film explores his legacy.
WE WERE HERE (U) 2011 WEISSMAN,D/WEBER, B £15.99
Documentary about the breakout of AIDS in San Francisco in the early 1980s.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

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