Wild Nights With Emily

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) and explores the vivacious, irreverent side of her that was covered up for many years and recently revealed–most notably Emily’s lifelong romance with another woman, Susan Dickinson, the wife of Emily’s brother. A fierce rivalry between Emily’s beloved and her brother’s mistress in making known the work of this “Wild Nights With Emily”

2018, USA, 84 minutes, Directed by Madeleine Olnek
Cast: Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan

The Cakemaker

A closeted baker distraught by the death of his married lover travels to his late boyfriend’s hometown of Jerusalem, where he takes a job at a bakery run by the boyfriend’s widow. As they slowly grow to know each other, each finds a refuge in each other’s company—their secretly shared grief binding them in ways neither fully understands. THE CAKEMAKER is a compelling meditation on “The Cakemaker”

1985

Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, 1985 follows Adrian (“Gotham” star Cory Michael Smith), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York, Adrian reconnects with his brother and estranged childhood friend as he struggles to divulge his dire circumstances to his religious “1985”

2018, USA, 85 minutes, Directed by Yen Tan
Cast: Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Aidan Langford, Jamie Chung

And Breathe Normally

In Iceland, Lara trains as an airport border patrol officer. Despite struggling financially and fighting personal demons, she’s a devoted mother to her young son. One day on the job, Lara spots a suspicious passport, resulting in Adja, a female refugee from Guinea-Bissau, being detained. Despite cultural differences, the two women find a bond that rests on a moment when Lara is faced with a “And Breathe Normally”

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

A Kid Like Jake

Loving parents Alex and Greg are faced with the daunting task of applying to private kindergartens in NYC for their 4-year-old, Jake. Competing in this cutthroat environment means focusing on what is most unique about a child, forcing Alex and Greg to consider Jake’s love of dresses, fairy tales, and princesses. As parents, Alex and Greg must find a way to support Jake’s identity without “A Kid Like Jake”

2018, USA, 92 minutes, Directed by Silas Howard
Cast: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd, Amy Landecker

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

Mario

Offering a fascinating insight into the lives and choices of closeted professional athletes, MARIO tells the story of two teammates, Mario and Leon, who find themselves in an unexpected love affair as they both look to advance their careers as professional soccer players. As their relationship grows, and rumors begin to spread in the locker room and beyond, Mario is faced with the choice: does “Mario”