Mapplethorpe

Matt Smith (The Crown, Doctor Who) plays Robert Mapplethorpe in this compelling biopic about arguably one of the most controversial photographers in American history. From the artist’s early days as best friend to Patti Smith to his relationship with curator Sam Wagstaff, MAPPLETHORPE looks at the time as he was embracing his sexuality in the gay scene of 1970s New York and as he was “Mapplethorpe”

2018, USA, 95 minutes, Directed by Ondi Timoner
Cast: Matt Smith, Marianne Rendón, John Benjamin Hickey

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Cameron Post looks the part of a perfect high school girl. After she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” Balancing out inherent drama with understated humor, writer/director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed eponymous “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”

2017, USA, 90 minutes, Directed by Desiree Akhavan
Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher Jr., Jennifer Ehle

The Gospel of Eureka

“Everyone loves a good story now and then,” says narrator Mx Justin Vivian Bond—and what a story Eureka, Arkansas has to tell. Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes. Taking a personal, and often comical look at negotiating differences between religion and belief through performance, political action, and partnership, “The Gospel of Eureka”

We The Animals

Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father (Raul Castillo of Looking) while Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own. Finding himself curious about boys, he delicately explores his place in the world. Jeremiah Zagar glides into directing “We The Animals”

2018, USA, 94 minutes, Directed by Jeremiah Zagar
Cast: Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand, Josiah Gabriel, Isaiah Kristian, Evan Rosado