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Frameline (Firm)

Works: 388 works in 696 publications in 3 languages and 12,410 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biographical films  Experimental films  Short films  Interviews  Biography  Case studies  Internet videos 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn
Classifications: HQ76.27.A37, 306.766208996073
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Most widely held works by Frameline (Firm)
Tongues untied by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the complexity of Black gay life, using poetry, personal testimony, and drama
Screaming queens the riot at Compton's Cafeteria( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 245 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 223 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
Full frame IV documentary film festival( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 207 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
When Castro seized the Hilton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Norwegian and Spanish and held by 170 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
Transparent( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 169 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
Intersexion( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the lives of several individuals born with both male and female genitalia
Cruel and unusual transgender women in prison( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about transgender women convicted and incarcerated in men's prisons in the United States. Five transgender women describe their experiences, including rape, violence, solitary confinement, and denial of medical care
Just call me Kade by Sam Zoltan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kade Farlow Collins is a sixteen year old FTM (female to male transgendered person) residing in Tucson, Arizona. Kade's parents maintain a supportive and nurturing relationship to Kade regarding the challenges facing their teenage child. However, it hasn't always been easy."--Container
Fight back, fight AIDS 15 years of ACT UP( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 116 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
Chocolate babies( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the front lines of AIDS activism, where the latest enemy raids are being run by a band of unlikely warriors. These self-proclaimed "black fagots with a political agenda" launch street assaults on conservative politicians who won't support a hospice in their New York City neighborhood, but when they also manage to infiltrate the office of the city councilman who is deep in the closet, the action sets in motion unexpected events that begin to pull the group apart
The salt mines( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lives of Hispanic male transvestite prostitutes and crack addicts living in abandoned garbage trucks at a road salt storage facility near lower Manhattan
Surviving friendly fire( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 104 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
The transformation( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 104 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
TRANSforming healthcare transgender cultural competency for medical providers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRANSforming Healthcare is a short training video designed to give healthcare providers the opportunity to understand the needs of the transgender community. The film shows a diversity of transgender people speaking about their experiences accessing medical care with a focus on concrete advice and best practices toward improving the skills of health care providers
Seres extravagantes Odd people out( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Documentary about the process of marginalization, repression and denial of the gay community during the first two decades of the Cuban Revolution, through the eyes of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas. A counterpoint to the fictional Before Night Falls, Odd People Out constructs a kaleidoscopic depiction of Reinaldo's life and of the Cuban gay community before and after the revolution. A unique testimony of a unique time and a unique artist, it combines rare archival material with contemporary footage clandestinely shot in Cuba."--Container
FtF female to femme( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 98 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
Gay sex in the 70's by Joseph Lovett( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 90 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
Stop the Church( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 89 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
No secret anymore the times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 88 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
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