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Queer Cinema

If it's queer, it's here! Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Alternative... However you want to label it, this is the place for some of the most compassionate, honest, witty and memorable films at Alice in Videoland. The list below contains works that feature important gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters and issues; many using same-sex romance or relationships as an integral plot device. "Queer Documentaries" may be accessed within the "Documentary" feature, left. Right: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "Querelle".

Chris and Don: A Love Story (2007)

Director: Guido Santi, Tina Mascara
Starring: Don Bachardy, Christopher Isherwood

The true-life story of the passionate three-decade relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood (whose "Berlin Stories" was the basis for... Read more

Circumstance (2011)

5.9/10
Director: Maryam Keshavarz
Starring: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa, Nasrin Pakkho, Sin...

Within the oppressive society of contemporary Iran, two Tehran schoolgirls are romantically drawn to each other and seek the freedom to live their liv... Read more

Claire of the Moon (1993)

5/10
Director: Nicole Conn
Starring: Trisha Todd, Karen Trumbo, Faith McDevitt

When pop novelist Claire and lesbian sexual therapist Noel become roommates during a retreat for women writers, they make a poorly-matched pair. Spark... Read more

Cloudburst (2011)

7/10
Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Starring: Brenda Fricker, Olympia Dukakis, Ryan Doucette

Stella and Dot, an aging couple, escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. En route to Canada the... Read more

Colour Me Kubrick (2005)

Director: Brian W Cook
Starring: John Malkovich, Jim Davidson, Richard E Grant, Peter Bowles, Marisa Berenson, Ly...

In the mid-'90s, Englishman Alan Conway conned many people into believing that he was reclusive American director Stanley Kubrick, despite the fact th... Read more

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

8.1/10
Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein

This powerful, Oscar-winning documentary brings the AIDS epidemic into sharp personal focus by telling the stories of five people memorialized on the... Read more

Cracks (2009)

6.7/10
Director: Jordan Scott
Starring: Sinead Cusack, Eva Green, Maria Valverde, Imogen Poots, Juno Temple

The students she coaches on the swimming team hang on her every word as she spins tales of exotic travels, and British girls' boarding school teacher... Read more

CRAZY (2005)

3.7/10
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Starring: Michel Cote, Marc-Andre Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Emile Vallee, Maxime Tremblay,...

Zac Beaulieu was born on Christmas Day in 1960 and lives with his parents and four brothers in Quebec. He grows up longing for acceptance from his ho... Read more

Cruising (1980)

6.4/10
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

New York City detective Steve Burns (Al Pacino) receives orders from Captain Edelson (Paul Sorvino) to solve a series of brutal murders in the gay com... Read more

Cupcakes (2013)

6/10
Director: Eytan Fox
Starring: Anat Waxman, Yael Bar-Zohar, Ofer Shechter, Dana Ivgy, Efrat Dor, Keren Berger

A.k.a. "Bananot" ("Bananas"). When a group of best friends in Tel Aviv gather to watch Universong, they are less than impressed by the official Israel... Read more