On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison. Nomination for Best Film at the BAFTA
A few minutes after midnight, the young lady realizes that her partner disappeared after their sex. She goes out worried to seek her partner in the darkness of streets. Short Film Competition at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
A wedding. A girl. A closet. And the choice to be made once and for all – against the current or against herself.
Four teenage girls find their friendship put to the test while suspended high above Beirut on a Ferris wheel. As secrets are revealed and tensions rise, this claustrophobic drama culminates in an unexpected confession. Teddy Award for Best Short Film at the 2018 Berlinale.
As he moves from one casual engagement to the next, Francisco struggles with his body image.
“For two weeks I travelled the Balkans, meeting men on homosexual dating applications. We would go for coffee and then somewhere more private. I would interview them about what it is like to be a homosexual man in the Balkans. This film is a culmination of that journey and those men”.
When Liv’s criminal mother is arrested, she has to move into a girls’ residential group. There, caught between her past and a new love interest, she must decide for the first time on how to continue her life.
“A popular lesbian 'commercial,' 110 images of sensual touching montages in A, B, C, D rolls of 'kinaesthetic' editing.” – Barbara Hammer
“SUPERDYKE is a gem from early liberation days. Influenced by feminism and lesbian militancy, Hammer’s films are politically pointed, bearing witness to lesbian empowerment and visibility, and formally sophisticated, fully cognizant of experimental film history. SUPERDYKE gives the superhero a witty dyke inflection.” – Juan Antonio Suarez, researcher of experimental film.
The first shot of the film is of the filmmaker, Barbara Hammer, pointing her camera to the ground and zooming into her shadow. Superimposed is an extreme close-up of a clitoris, superimposed over a series of static shots of smooth, sensual rock formations. The closeup evolves into a sequence showing the clitoris being stimulated, then switches to a close shot of a woman's face as she experiences orgasm.
Using a 16mm Bolex and Amiga computer, Hammer creates a witty and stunning film about how women view their sexuality versus the way women and sex are perceived by men. The impact of technology on sexuality, emotion, and the sensual self is explored through computer language juxtaposed with everyday colloquial language of sex. No No Nooky T.V. confronts the feminist controversy around sexuality with electronic language, pixels and interface. Even the monitor is eroticized in this film/video hybrid that pokes fun at romance, sexuality, and love in our post-industrial age.
“This video documentary centers on the questions of civil liberties and cultural differences in a society beginning to open as one woman searches for her own ethnic roots, identity and family history in Ukraine. Issues of human rights, anti-Semitism, homophobia, feminism and a divided and economically-depressed country are encountered as I, a feminist activist and pioneer of lesbian cinema, return to a 'homeland' full of struggling as people search for a new post-glasnost identity”. – Barbara Hammer.
In the town of Eureka Springs, they put on one hell of a show. Love, faith and civil rights collide as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes.
It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.
In 2007 we captured the barriers four gay men overcame to become fathers through surrogacy, adoption and co-parenting. Twelve years later we go back to the same families to see how they are navigating the challenges of adolescence.