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Frameline (Firm)

Works: 370 works in 648 publications in 3 languages and 7,170 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Documentary films  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Short films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: E185.625, 306.766208996073
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Most widely held works by Frameline (Firm)
Tongues untied by Marlon T Riggs ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an experimental amalgam of rap music, street poetry, documentary film, and dance, a gay African-American man expresses what it is like to be gay and black in the United States
Full frame IV documentary film festival ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Miles above": When the shuttle Columbia crashed from the sky it was documented from many points of view and largely by amateurs. "In the shadow of Eden": The director comes to grips with the abuse she suffered at the hands of her religion-fixated father. "Good morning, Yokohama": Captures rush hour in one Japanese city as a horde of workers funnel through turnstiles and jockey for a set on the trains. "Small town secrets": Tells a personal story of growing up with closeted gay parents in a small Midwestern town. "Cheeks": Meet Joe Cheek, folk musician, retro-fashion plate and dedicated son of two paranoid schizophrenic fundamentalists. "Good times": Traces the evolution of Israel's security wall that runs through the center of Abu Dis
Screaming queens the riot at Compton's Cafeteria ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn" -- Container
Changing our minds the story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life and personal views of Dr. Evelyn Hooker, a psychologist who has spent her life researching the causes of homosexual behavior
When Castro seized the Hilton ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Norwegian and Spanish and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Picture Conrad Hilton glowing with pride over his new luxury hotel in Havana only to have it taken over soon after opening by Fidel Castro to use as his revolution's headquarters. The Havana Hilton went from being a capitalistic monument to become the main headquarters of Cuban communism. The takeover was one of the strongest symbols of the changes that came to dominate the dramatic developments in Cuba, and its relationship with the U.S. Using unique historical archive footage, interviews with people who were there, and exuberant music of the 50s and 60s, the film captures an era in a way that history books can not."--Container
Transparent ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at 19 female-to-male transsexuals living in the United States who have given birth and, in all but a few cases, gone on to raise their biological children. Focuses on their lives as parents, revealing the diverse ways in which each person reconciles giving birth and being a biological mother with his masculine identity. Traditional views of gender are re-examined through the variety of genders the children use to conceive of their parents. Challenges the ways that people relate to one another, particularly within immediate families, based on gender
No secret anymore the times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the lives of two women who have been partners in love and political struggle for half a century. San Francisco icons, Del Martin and Phylllis Lyon are known as the founders of the modern lesbian civil rights movement. No Secret Anymore follows them through six decades, tracing the emergence of lesbians from the fear of discovery to the expectation of equality
Gay sex in the 70's by Joseph F Lovett ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the sexual promiscuity among gays in New York City after the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969 but before the AIDS crisis hit in the 1980s through the use of candid first-hand interviews, photographs and films of the era
Cruel and unusual transgender women in prison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about transgender women convicted and incarcerated in men's prisons in the United States. Interviews with lawyers and prison custodians reveal the level of violence these women have to face from the inmates, as well as from the authorities which do not recognize their condition as a medical disorder
Out at work a documentary ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the lives of three gay workers from 1991 to 1996. One is a lesbian who became politically active after being fired from Cracker Barrel restaurant in Georgia. One is a gay man who worked with his union to fight harassment in an auto factory in Detroit. One is a New York Public Library employee who sought health benefits for his partner
The salt mines ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Salt Mines documents the lives of Sara, Gigi and Giovanna, three Latino transvestites who for years lived on the streets of Manhattan and supported their drug addictions through prostitution. They formed temporary homes inside broken garbage trucks kept next to the salt deposits used in the winter to melt the snow. The three friends share their makeshift home, "The Salt Mines," with a varied community of homeless people. Candid interviews raise issues of sexual identity, personal history and dreams. We follow their lives day and night until their community is closed and sealed by the city, forcing everyone to disperse into uncertain futures
Extramuros Beyond the walls ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In order to save their financially troubled convent, Sister Angela and Sister Ana decide to stage a miracle. The stigmata are fake, but their love for each other is passionate. The Inquisition investigates and the two lovers pay dearly for their ambition
Surviving friendly fire ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten thousand homeless youth live on the streets of Hollywood. They are runaways, some are "throwaways," abandoned or forcefully exiled from their families' homes. Their average age is fifteen. About a third of them are gay, lesbian or transgender. In their survival these young people endure familial abuse, suicide attempts, drugs and alcohol, prostitution, and life on the streets. In 1992, seventy homeless youth registered for a theater project in the Hollywood shelter where they lived. Over a period of seven months their stories were shaped into monologues, scenes and songs. Of the original seventy, ten completed the project and became performers. In 1993, they performed their play "Friendly fire" at the Los Angeles Festival and toured high schools throughout the city. This is a documentary about the ten teenagers and the hardships they endured
Nitrate kisses by Barbara Hammer ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores eroded emulsions and images for lost vestiges of lesbian and gay culture. The first feature by Barbara Hammer, weaves striking images of the sexual activities of four gay and lesbian couples with footage that unearths the forbidden and invisible history of a marginalized people
The transformation ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Transformation explores the changes Ricardo (Sara in The Salt Mines) undergoes after discovering that she is HIV positive and decides not to die on the streets a homeless, transsexual sex worker. In order to move out of street life, Sara/Ricardo accepts help from a group of born-again Christians who, in exchange, demand a complete transformation from female to male and from queer to straight. Ricardo moves to Dallas and tries fervently to transform inside and out, converting to Christianity and marrying a woman from the church. Together they try to start a new life away from his past. When the church organizes a trip to New York to "rescue" other transvestite street walkers, they invite Ricardo to preach his example. In New York, Ricardo encounters his old friends Gigi and Giovanna, both of whom refuse to come back with him to Dallas for redemption. They regard Ricardo's new life as a desperate exercise in survival. With the onset of AIDS-related illness, Ricardo reexamines his life, realizing that if he were to do it again, she would want to live as a woman
ACT UP ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of footage documenting the first ACT UP meeting in 1987 on New York City's Wall Street, as well as subsequent meetings and actions through 2002
Gay Cuba ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at homosexuality in Cuba, featuring interviews with lesbians and gay men
FtF female to femme ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores femme dyke identities as radical gender practices ... Denaturalizes gender and pushes for an understanding of femininity as multiple rather than singular, constructed rather than natural"--Container
Hope along the wind the life of Harry Hay ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biographical examination of the life of Harry Hay, labor organizer, Marxist teacher, and founding member of the Mattachine Society, one of the first gay rights organizations in the United States
Stop the Church ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Captures the rage driving the 1989 demonstration and 'die-in' against the Catholic Church and Cardinal John J. O'Connor at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. Banned by PBS, this powerful documentary follows the planning, staging, and eventual outcome of ACT UP's most controversial action to date"--Container
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Frameline Distribution
English (62)
Spanish (5)
Norwegian (1)