Lesbian and mainstream films with LGBT themes
We've got some films for the girls, too, including the fun and moving SAVING FACE, about a NYC lawyer who's falling in love just as her pregnant, widowed mom comes to live with her. The 90s classic, THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF 2 GIRLS IN LOVE, is a sweet look at two high school students who discover that love transcends differences. LOVING ANNABELLE is a classic Catholic-boarding-schoolgirl-falls-in-love-with-teacher story made by Katherine Brooks (whose newest doc is in festivals right now). THE GYMNAST wraps a love affair within Cirque Du Soleil style aerial acts, a huge award winner on the festival circuit. The Iranian film about two young women who fall for each other in Tehran is CIRCUMSTANCE.
LGBT films tend to be carried by specialty distributors TLA and Wolfe Video, who also support the many queer film festivals around the country. Indie distributor Cinetic also offers some gay themed films, two featured in our Gay World Films blog are from Cinetic (Peru's UNDERTOW and Poland's SUICIDE ROOM), including the new comedy, AN ORDINARY FAMILY, about a family vacation -- just in time for summer vacations.
Some mainstream studios that we carry also have some gay-themed films that are currently in window, including Lionsgate's I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, the quirky comedy about Jim Carrey's character falling in love with Ewan McGregor's. Also from Lionsgate is CHUCK & BUCK, an milestone film in early indie cinema, an even more quirky comedy about an odd but slightly endearing weirdo who happens to be gay and still in love with his long-lost high school pal, now a straight guy with a girlfriend. HAPPY ENDINGS is a polymorphously perverse comedy from Don Roos. Sony Pictures Classics, the indie wing of Sony, offers QUINCEANERA, a story of a Latina teen and her gay cousin as they each explore their adolescent identity and sexuality.
June is Gay Pride Month. Make the most of it!