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  • TITLE: Bambi

    DIRECTOR: Sébastien Lifshitz
    EDITOR: Tina Baz  |  Anne-Laure Viaud (assistant editor)
    PRODUCER: Carole Mirabello Daniel  | Chabannes de Sars (co-producer)  |  Corentin Dong-Jin Sénéchal (co-producer)

    SYNOPSIS: Bambi was born Jean-Pierre Pruvot in a tiny Algerian village in 1935. Even as a child, she refused to meet the expectations of her extended family, choosing instead to find a way to become the woman she always knew herself to be. A Cabaret Carrousel de Paris performance in Algiers in the 1950s proved to be all the encouragement she needed to emigrate to the French capital, assume the stage name of ‘Bambi’ and lead the life she longed for on the music-hall stages. Jean-Pierre, known since then as Marie-Pierre, is now 77 years old. Hers is a story of deep-seated confusion, painful rejection and impassioned courage. An impressive collage of photographs and chansons, archive footage, excerpts from feature films, Super-8 clips and visits to the places of her childhood provides a sensitive chronicle of her liberating transformation into a radiant transsexual woman.

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    GENRE: BIOGRAPHYDOCUMENTARY | FOREIGN 
    KEY THEMES & WORDS: CABARET |DRAG MTF TRANSEXUAL

    RUNNING TIME: 58 MINS
    LANGUAGE: French

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Sébastien Buchmann
    WRITTEN BY: Sébastien Lifshitz
    SOUND BY: Jean-Christophe Lion Carole Verner (sound editor) Alexandre Widmer (sound re-recording mixer)

    STARRING: Bambi (Herself as Marie-Pierre Pruvost)

    RELEASE DATE:  19 June 2013 (France)
    DISTRIBUTED BY: Epicentre Films (2013) (France) (theatrical)

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    TITLE: The Ballad Of Genesis and Lady Jane

    DIRECTOR: Marie Losier
    EDITOR: Marie Losier
    PRODUCER: Steve Holmgren Marie Losier

    SYNOPSIS: A documentary on artist music artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his wife and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the transformations the pair underwent for their Pandrogyne project.

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    GENRE: BIOGRAPHY | CULT | DOCUMENTARY | ROMANCE

    KEY THEMES: MTF MUSIC | PANDROGYNE | TRANSITION

    RUNNING TIME: 72 MINS
    LANGUAGE: English

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Marie Losier
    MUSIC BY: Bryin Dall

    STARRING: Genesis P-Orridge | Lady Jaye Breyer P’Orridge Big Boy Breyer P’Orridge

    RELEASE DATE: 26 OCTOBER 2011 (France)
    DISTRIBUTED BY: Adopt Films (USA 2012, Theatrical) Arsenal (Germany 2011, Theatrical) | Epicentre Films (France 2011, Theatrical) GoDigital Media Group (USA 2012, Video & Digital)

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    METACRITIC SCORE: 68 BASED ON 11 REVIEWS.
    2. THE NEWYORKER (LISTED IN BEST FILMS OF 2012) 

    AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS: 
    GRAND PRIZE - Indilisboa  (Portugal) | TEDDY Award (Berlin Film Festival-Forum) | CALIGARI Award (Berlin Film Festival-Forum) PRIX LOUIS MARCORELLES  & PRIX DES BIBLIOTHÈQUES - Cinema du Reel (France) AUDIENCE Award - Bafici-Buenos Aires Film Festival (Argentina)  | ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT Award - Outfest Film Festival (USA-Los Angeles)  | SANFIC-SPECIAL MENTION - International Competition (Chile)  | AUDIENCE AWARD - Mention Speciale  -FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA (Quebec)

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    TITLE: Tomboy

    DIRECTOR: Céline Sciamma
    EDITOR: Julien Lacheray
    PRODUCER: Rémi Burah  |  Bénédicte Couvreur

    SYNOPSIS: A 10-year-old girl, settling into her new neighborhood outside Paris, is mistaken for a boy and has to live up to this new identity since it’s too late for the mistake to be clarified.

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    GENRE:  DRAMA | FICTION| FOREIGN
    KEY THEMES & WORDS: CHILDREN | FTM | TRANSGENDER

    RUNNING TIME: 82 MINS
    LANGUAGE: FRENCH

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Crystel Fournier
    WRITTEN BY:  Céline Sciamma
    MUSIC BY: Jean-Baptiste de Laubier

    STARRING:  Zoé Héran  |  Malonn Lévana  |  Jeanne Disson

    RELEASE DATE:  20 April 2011 (France)
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    TITLE: Bol

    ALTERNATE TITLE(S):  بول‎ (Urdu meaning Speak)

    DIRECTOR: Shoaib Mansoor
    EDITOR: Armughan Hassan
    PRODUCER: Shoaib Mansoor

    SYNOPSIS:  The film is about a religious Muslim family facing financial difficulties caused by too many children and changing times, with a major plot involving the father’s desire to have another son and his rejection of his existing transgendered male-assigned-at-birth daughter.

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    GENRE: BOLLYWOOD | CRIME | DRAMA | THRILLER 
    KEY THEMES & WORDS: KHAWAJAH SARA |MTF | PRISION |RELIGION | TRANSGENDER

    RUNNING TIME: 165 MINS
    LANGUAGE: Urdu

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Salman Razzaq
    WRITTEN BY: Shoaib Mansoor
    MUSIC BY: Atif Aslam | Shoaib Mansoor Sajjad Ali Ahmed Jahanzeb | Hadiqa Kiyani

    STARRING: Humaima Malik  Atif Aslam  Mahira Khan  Iman Ali  Shafqat Cheema | Amr Kashmiri  Manzar Sehbai  Zaib Rehman

    RELEASE DATE: 24 June 2011 (Pakistan) 31 August 2011 (India & United Kingdom)

    DISTRIBUTED BY: Geo Films | Eros International Ltd.

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    TITLE: Mein Freund Aus Faro

    ALTERNATE TITLE(S): Mein Freund Aus Faro (German - Original Title) | Mel & Jenny (France)My Friend From Faro (UK) | To Faro (USA)

    DIRECTOR: Nana Neul
    EDITOR: Dora Vajda
    PRODUCER: Hejo Emons

    SYNOPSIS: Mel, a teenaged tomboy in a dead end job is obsessed with everything Portuguese. When she meets a beautiful girl Mel quickly decides that the only way to build a relationship with her is by assuming the identity of a Portuguese boy.

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    GENRE: DRAMA | ROMANCE 
    KEY THEMES & WORDS: CROSS-DRESSING | DISGUISE|FOREIGN | FTM | LESBIAN | TEENAGERS| TOMBOY 

    RUNNING TIME: 93 MINS
    LANGUAGE: German |Portuguese 

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Leah Striker
    WRITTEN BY: Nana Neul
    MUSIC BY: Joerg Follert

    STARRING: Anjorka Strechel|Lucie Hollmann |Manuel Cortez 

    RELEASE DATE: 30 October 2008 (Germany)
    DISTRIBUTED BY: Alpenrepublik Filmverleih (Germany 2008, Theatrical) Outplay (France 2011, All Media)Peccadillo Pictures (UK 2010, All Media)

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    TITLE: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood
    EDITOR: Joel Cox
    PRODUCER: Clint Eastwood

    SYNOPSIS: This panoramic tale of Savannah’s eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams: self made man, art collector, antiques dealer, bon vivant and semi-closeted homosexual. John Kelso a magazine reporter finds himself in Savannah amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on one of William’s famous Christmas parties. He is intrigued by Williams from the start, but his curiosity is piqued when he meets Jim’s violent, young and sexy lover, Billy. Later that night, Billy is dead, and Kelso stays on to cover the murder trial. Along the way he encounters the irrepressible Lady Chablis, a drag queen commedienne, Sonny Seiler, lawyer to Williams, whose famous dog UGA is the official mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, an odd man who keeps flies attached to mini leashes on his lapels and threatens daily to poison the water supply, the Married Ladies Card Club, and Minerva, a spiritualist. 

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    GENRE: CRIME | DRAMA | MYSTERY | THRILLER 
    KEY THEMES & WORDS: BISEXUALDRAG QUEEN | MURDERPROSTITUTE 

    RUNNING TIME: 155 MINS
    LANGUAGE: English| French 

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jack N. Green
    WRITTEN BY: John Berendt (Book) John Lee Hancock (Screenplay)
    MUSIC BY: Lennie Niehaus

    STARRING: John Cusack| Kevin Spacey| Jack Thompson 

    RELEASE DATE: 21 November 1997 (USA)
    DISTRIBUTED BY: Warner Bros. (USA 1997, Theatrical) Warner Bros. Entertainment (Canada, 1997 Theatrical)

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    TITLE: Offside

    ALTERNATE TITLE(S): آفساید, (Persian: literally Offside) | Hors Jeu (Canda {French}) 

    DIRECTOR:  Jafar Panahi
    EDITOR: Jafar Panahi
    PRODUCER: Jafar Panahi

    SYNOPSIS: Offside is about a group of Iranian girls who attempts to enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium dressed as boys in order to watch a big football match but some get caught and arrested. After the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran, women are not allowed to enter the stadiums.

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    GENRE: COMEDY | DRAMA | FOREIGN | SPORT
    KEY THEMES: CROSS-DRESSING | DISGUISE | FREEDOM |  FTM

    RUNNING TIME: 93 MINS
    LANGUAGE: PERSIAN 
    COUNTRY: 
    IRAN

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Rami Agami Mahmoud Kalari
    WRITTEN BY: Jafar Panahi | Shadmehr Rastin
    MUSIC BY: Yuval Barazani | Korosh Bozorgpour

    STARRING: Sima Mobarak-Shahi | Shayesteh Irani | Ayda Sadeqi 

    RELEASE DATE: 10 September 2006 (Toronto International Film Festival) | 17 February 2006 (Berlin International Film Festival).
    DISTRIBUTED BY: Mongrel Media (2007) (Canada) (DVD) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2007) (USA) (DVD)

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    TITLE: One Zero One - Die Geschichte von Cybersissy & BayBjane

    ALTERNATE TITLE(S): One Zero One: The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane (English)

    DIRECTOR: Tim Lienhard
    EDITOR: Tim Lienhard | Frédéric Sapart
    PRODUCER: Tim Lienhard

    SYNOPSIS: It is a 90-minutes documentale, a hybrid of documentary and fiction. It follows the life of 33-year-old Moroccan-German Mourad, who is ‘the smallest drag queen of the world’ and multi-disabled, and 48-year-old Dutch Antoine, who is a nightclub performer as well. Mourad experiments with his disabilities and is not in the closet like most of disabled people, but on stage of Parties on Ibiza amongst the most beautifully built go-go dancers. This is because schizophrenic Antoine, academic educated artist, discovered Mourads skills for being a performer. This movie is part documentary and the other part is fairy tale, arty, Camp-Style fiction, connected to what they talk about, think and dream about. Very visual, very fancy as well as experimental, but always entertaining and burlesque.

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    GENRE: DOCUMENTARY | FICTION | FANTASY | 
    KEY THEMES: DRAG | MTF | DISABILITY

    RUNNING TIME: 90 MINS
    LANGUAGE: German

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Henry Grasse  | Tim Lienhard  | Till Müller  |  Stephan Schöbel

    WRITTEN BY: Tim Lienhard
    MUSIC BY: Tobias Akly | Martin Woost

    STARRING: Antoine Timmermans | Mourad Zerhouni | Gregory Rack 

    RELEASE DATE: January 22 2014
    DISTRIBUTED BY: Missingfilms

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    TITLE: Yazima Beauty Salon The Movie: Reaching a Nevada Dream 

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    RELEASE DATE: 29 APRIL 2010
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    TITLE: What’s the T?

    DIRECTOR: Cecilio Asuncion
    EDITOR: David Sullivan
    PRODUCER: Cecilio Asuncion

    SYNOPSIS:  What’s the T is a documentary that explores the challenges, successes and lives of five trans gender women. These five women represent normality and abnormality, seamlessly in their daily efforts to achieve a balance of feminine and masculine as the day may require. These women are prime examples of reality and self-identity. 

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    GENRE: BIOGRAPHY | DOCUMENTARY 
    KEY THEMES: ACTIVISM | COMING OUT  | GENDER DRAG | MTF | TRANSGENDER  | SEX WORK | TRANSEXUAL


    RUNNING TIME: 89 MINS
    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: David Bowsky
    WRITTEN BY: Joshua Jones
    MUSIC BY: John Piscitello | Hytham Abou Youssef

    STARRING: Nya Ampon | Rakash Armani Cassandra Cass 

    RELEASE DATE: 21 JUNE 2013 (USA)
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    TITLE: The Curiosity of Chance

    ALTERNATE TITLE(S): Chance’ Highschool Abenteuer (German) | Saisir Sa Chance (French) | Любопытный Чэнс (Russian)

    DIRECTOR: Russell P. Marleau
    EDITOR: Mark Rees
    PRODUCER: Lisa Schahet

    SYNOPSIS: Chance Marquis, a confident, self-assured, quick-witted, perceptive, outspoken and clear-headed gay teenager, reflects back on his first year at an international high school. While meeting and making friends with an assortment of types, he also has the targeted attentions of a mirthless vice principal and a bullying, homophobic soccer jock out to make his life miserable. At home, Chance’s perceptive little sister openly shares all his confidential secrets with their widowed career-army father seeking common ground with his atypical children. Introduced to a drag club, Chance finds fun and success in a cross-dressing contest, but a photo of his participation makes life at a school a living hell. Time to find out the depths of your friendships.

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    GENRE: COMEDY | 
    KEY THEMES: CROSS-DRESSING | DRAG | TEENAGERS

    RUNNING TIME: 105 MIN
    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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    BELGIUM | USA

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jack Messitt
    WRITTEN BY: Russell P. Marleau
    MUSIC BY: Willie Aron Josef Peters

    STARRING: Tad Hilgenbrink | Brett Chukerman | Aldevina Da Silva

    RELEASE DATE: 21 October 2006
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    TITLE: Splice

    ALTERNATE TITLE(S): Nouvelle Espèce

    DIRECTOR: Vincenzo Natali
    EDITOR: Michele Conroy
    PRODUCER: Steven Hoban

    SYNOPSIS: Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

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    GENRE: HORROR | SCI-FI 
    KEY THEMES: CYBORG THEORY | | | 

    RUNNING TIME: 104 MINS
    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH | FRENCH
    COUNTRY: CANADA| FRANCEUSA

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Tetsuo Nagata
    WRITTEN BY: Vincenzo Natali
    MUSIC BY: Cyrille Aufort

    STARRING: Adrien Brody | Sarah Polley Delphine Chanéac

    RELEASE DATE: 4 JUNE 2010 (USA)
    DISTRIBUTED BY: Warner Bros. (United States) Optimum Releasing (United Kingdom) Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)

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    TITLE: Velvet Goldmine 

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    SYNOPSIS: 1971: Glamrock explodes all over the world and challanges the seriousness within the flowerpower generation by means of glitter and brutal music. Brian Slade, a young rockstar, inspires numerous teenage boys and girls to paint their nails and explore their own sexuality. In the end Slade destroys himself. Unable to escape the role he created for himself, he plots his own murder. When his fans discovers that the murder is a fake, his star falls and he is forgotten about. 1984: Arthur, a journalist working for a New York newspaper, gets assigned the story about the fake murder of Brian Slade. When Arthur was young and grew up in Manchester, he was more than a fan of Slade. Reluctantly he accepts the assignment and starts to investigate what happened his old glamrock hero.

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    GENRE: CULT | DRAMA | MUSIC 
    KEY THEMES & WORDS:  BISEXUAL | CROSS-DRESS | DRAG  

    RUNNING TIME: 124 MINS
    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Maryse Alberti
    WRITTEN BY: James Lyons | Todd Haynes
    MUSIC BY: Carter Burwell | Craig Wedren

    STARRING: Ewan McGregor | Christian Bale | Toni Collette

    RELEASE DATE: 23 October 1998
    DISTRIBUTED BY: Goldwyn FIlms

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    TITLE: Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis

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    DIRECTOR: Craig Highberger
    EDITOR: Craig Highberger
    PRODUCER: Craig Highberger | Andrew La Barbera (executive producer)Joey Preston

    SYNOPSIS: Jackie Curtis is not a drag queen. Jackie is an artist. A pioneer without a frontier.” — Andy Warhol. Superstar in a Housedress examines the life and legend of Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis who was a poet, playwright, performer, and one of the great personalities of his time. Jackie both lived and performed sometimes as a man, sometimes as a woman - and died tragically of a drug overdose under bizarre circumstances when he was only 38. The film features on-camera interviews with actor Harvey Fierstein who played Jackie’s mother in “Americka Cleopatra” when he was 18, Ellen Stewart, founder of LaMama Experimental Theater Club, John Vaccaro, founder of the Playhouse of the Ridiculous, Paul Morrissey, Director of the Andy Warhol films, and surviving superstars Holly Woodlawn and Joe Dallesandro, plus 24 other friends and colleagues of Jackie’s. The film includes never-before-seen video and film clips of Jackie performing in stage plays including “Femme Fatale,” “Glamour, Glory and Gold,” and “Vain Victory: The Vicissitudes of the Damned.” and cabarets. The music of jazz musician and composer Paul Serrato is featured, as is the photography of Jack Mitchell who took more photographs of Curtis and the Warhol crowd than any other professional. Interviews with media personalities, writers and editors put the work and life of Jackie Curtis in historical perspective. Narrated by Lily Tomlin.

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    GENRE: BIOGRAPHY | DOCUMENTARY
    KEY THEMES: ARTIST | DRAG | TRANSGENDER

    RUNNING TIME: 95 MINS
    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
    COUNTRY: USA

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Craig Highberger
    WRITTEN BY: Craig Highberger
    MUSIC BY: Paul Serrato

    STARRING:  Paul Ambrose | Michael André | Penny Arcade 

    RELEASE DATE: 5 May 2004 (USA)
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    TITLE: We Are The Mods

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    DIRECTOR: E.E. Cassidy
    EDITOR: David Baum | Rob Poswall 
    PRODUCER: Miguel Arteta | E.E. Cassidy | Rob Poswall | Najarra Townsend

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    RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes
    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Alison Kelly | ob Poswall
    WRITTEN BY: E.E. Cassidy | Bruce Pavalon
    MUSIC BY: Jesse Felt

    STARRING: Melia Renee | Mary Elise Hayden | Lance Drake

    RELEASE DATE: 16 July 2010
    DISTRIBUTED BY: Rica Jones Production

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