Directed by Sarah Fodey, 2018
After the Second World War, Canada began investigating federal employees who might be susceptible to blackmail by Soviet spies. Homosexuality, then considered a “character weakness", was grounds for surveillance and interrogation by the RCMP.
Directed by Donna Zaccaro, 2017
The film chronicles unlikely heroes -- octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice. Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples - and Edie's spouse was a woman. Seeking justice, Edie decided to sue the United States government - and won.
Director: Matt Tyrnauer, 2018
Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club's hallowed threshold, this no holds barred documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.
*There will be a DJ set up from 6:00 - 7:00 pm before the film, and the bar will be open and ready to go!
Directed by Amy Adrion, 2018
Amy Adrion’s stirring new documentary, Half the Picture, celebrates the groundbreaking work of dozens of female filmmakers, investigating the systemic discrimination that has, for decades, denied opportunities to far too many talented women in Hollywood.
Directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr. - 1985
When 25 year-old gay yuppie David (David Schachter) volunteers to be a “buddy” to an AIDS patient, the gay community center assigns him to Robert (Geoff Edholm), a 32 year-old politically impassioned gay California gardener abandoned by his friends and lovers. The first feature-length drama about AIDS, Arthur J. Bressan Jr’s gay indie masterpiece has long been unavailable. Rainbow Visions, in partnership with San Francisco’s Frameline Festival, is proud to present the premiere of this stunning new 2K digital restoration by Vinegar Syndrome.
Director: Lis Bartlett, 2018
In 1982, soon after the first Gay Games, ‘West Hollywood Swim Club,’ as it was known then, registered as the first openly gay masters swim and water polo club. This feature documentary film follows their battle for acceptance: from their humble beginnings, to how these men and women have become a renowned force fighting injustice in the world of competitive sports.
Director: Rebecca Adler, 2017
Filmed over three years in Austin, Texas, this film follows seven trans young adults as they navigate family judgment and relationships, find their voices in DIY punk bands, fall in love, navigate the unknowns of hormone therapy and move through the transitions of top surgery.
Director: Matt Tyrnauer, 2017
This irreverent and wildly entertaining documentary gives us a stranger than fiction portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.
DJ & Bar open at 6:00 pm
The bar will be open and the DJ will be starting up at 6:00 pm so come by, settle in and check out our opening film Mapplethorpe at 7:00 pm!