Six narratives and four documentaries to add to your TFF 2014 Wish List that are exploring new depths in LGBTQ cinema.

Bad Hair (Pelo Malo)

Nine-year-old Junior desperately wants to straighten his stubborn curls much to his mother's horror in this coming-of-age drama about self-identifying at a young age in an intolerant environment.
 

Boulevard

For many years, Nolan (Robin Williams) and his wife Joy (Kathy Baker) have embraced their marriage as a convenient distraction from facing reality. When he meets a troubled young man named Leo (Roberto Aguire) on his drive home, Nolan finds himself breaking from the confines of his old life.

Compared to What: The Improbably Journey of Barney Frank

An intimate look at the incredible career and life of Barney Frank - the first openly gay U.S. Congressman whose political career also became one of social advocacy.

Love is Strange

Just when they can finally make there union official, life throws new, different obstacles in the ways of long-time partners Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina).

Mala Mala

This hard-hitting documentary about the incredible struggles and bittersweet triumphs of the trans community in Puerto Rico.

Next Goal Wins

By following the team’s eccentric new coach, Dutchman Thomas Rongen, and team members, including Jaiyah Saelua, a fa’afaine (the Samoan third gender), this documentary becomes more than a story about the ultimate underdogs.

 

Something Must Break

Sebastian and Andreas are nothing short of perfect for each other until Andreas questions his sexuality in this coming-of-age romance.

X/Y

Mark, Jen, Sylvia and Jake are each caught in an emotionally arrested state of being and their individual attempts to escape it explores the murky web of communication and the stark detours we take to avoid confronting our own vulnerabilities.

LGBTQ films on RUSH:

Life Partners

Director Susanna Fogel explores the onion-like layers within co-dependent female best friendships. Starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody.

Regarding Susan Sontag

This vigorously researched documentary explores the life and influence of one of the most important feminist figures of the 20th century.

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