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The Other Database...

We do strive to include every film that has been screened at the LGBT film festivals around the world.

Life does become a little more difficult when they [the films] don’t have an IMDb entry...therefore, they end up here...films in dire need of publicity/promotion/marketing...

1960s - UPDATED: 4 January 2020

 

Bath

Penelope Spheeris

1969

USA / 6 mins
Shooting on 16mm, Spheeris’s camera observes a woman taking a bath, and taking her time. Her nakedness is celebrated without being eroticised.

Boy and Crows

Penelope Spheeris

1968

USA
A boy enjoys the age-old pleasure of making a wish on a dandelion.

Epilogue / Siam

Tom Chomont

1968

USA | 6 mins
Filmmaker and curator Jim Hubbard states, “Chomont’s films offer a lyric depiction of the ordinary world.” Here, Chomont presents two portraits–one warm, and one cold.

Shit

Penelope Spheeris

1969

A man who’s slipped on shit lies in the gutter, waiting for help.

Synthesis

Penelope Spheeris

1968

Somewhere in space, or time, some kind of alien entity surveys humanity.

The Blue Rose

Chuck Renslow

1965

USA | 12 mins
This poetic film is an extension of Renslow's male physique photography of the period. By today's standards, this film is quite tame, however in 1965 films like this remained in a legal grey area, barely escaping obscenity laws. The film stars Steve Kotis as the Grecian shepherd lad, and Ralph Kleiner who is enchanted by the blue rose.

The National Rehabilitation Center

Penelope Spheeris

1969

America’s McCarran Act is designed to control “subversive activity”. It allows the US government to jail dissidents – including communist sympathisers, draft dodgers and student activists – with little to no pretext. With this scarily realistic – and scarily prescient – mockumentary, Spheeris presents a world where McCarran is enforced, and exploited.