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Absurdistan

Welcome to Absurdistan, a small village just on the outskirts of reality. The village is facing a water shortage, but the men are too lazy to fix the pipeline and the women are getting fed up. Led by Aya, the women make a vow: “No water, no sex."

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Adventures of Juan Quin Quin, The

Juan Quin Quin, a poor but shrewd farmer, lives on his wits in pre-revolutionary Cuba - as a circus performer, a bull-fighter, a coffee planter, even playing the part of Christ with a traveling theatre company. Then he joins the Revolution...

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Alice in Wondertown

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice in Wondertown is both an absurdist comedy and an allegory with a dark political undercurrent. One of the most controversial films in the history of Cuba, it was banned by authorities after its release.

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Bedrooms & Hallways

Director Rose Troche's (The L Word) sparkling romantic comedy that the Village Voice calls 'sophisticated, romantic and wildly funny, a gay-friendly Friends!' With Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy), Jennifer Ehle (The King's Speech), and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix).

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Dad on the Run

A Film by Dante Desarthe. Fueled by klezmer and set in the Paris night world, Dad On The Run is an intelligent & hilarious screwball comedy involving Bar Mitzvahs, frozen fish and a misplaced foreskin.

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Farewell Party, The

The Farewell Party tackles an extremely sensitive issue in a humorous way. Yehezkel and Levana live contented lives inside a Jerusalem retirement home. When their friend Max falls prey to an irreversible illness, he asks Yehezkel to help end his suffering.

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Fest Selects: Best Gay Shorts

A cross-section of some of the best recent gay shorts culled from top film festivals including Sundance, Outfest, Frameline and more. Included are the award-winners Bedfellows, Curious Thing, My Name is Love, and Steam.

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Fest Selects: Best Lesbian Shorts

A cross-section of some of the best recent lesbian shorts culled from top film festivals including Sundance, Outfest, Frameline and more. Included are Birthday, Parental Guidance, Swimming, You Move Me and more.

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Film Geek

The award-winning comedy about one film geek's quest to get a life. When Scotty Pelk is fired from his video store job, he hits rock bottom. But then he meets Niko, a sexy free spirit who just might save him from his hopeless existence.

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Go For Zucker

Dani Levy's controversial and hilarious contemporary farce about pool shark and all-around hustler Jaeckie Zucker is the first German-Jewish comedy to come out of Germany since World War II.

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Grand Role, The

Thinking he has been cast in a Yiddish version of The Merchant of Venice, struggling Parisian actor Maurice tells his beloved wife Perla. But when the part goes to an American star, Maurice must play the role of his life to be sure Perla doesn’t find out.

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Hamoun

Hamoun is a psychological comedy/drama about a bumbling Iranian intellectual, Hamid Hamoun, trying and failing to complete a philosophical tract on love. In 1997, it was voted the best Iranian film ever made by a survey of Iranian film critics.

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Happy House, The

Their relationship on the rocks, a young couple heads to a remote B&B to work things out. But from the moment they arrive at The Happy House it's one disaster after another, and they begin to suspect they've wandered into a real life horror movie.

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He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not

Art student Angelique (Audrey Tautou) is madly in love with Loic, a married cardiologist. Halfway through, this black comedy reverses perspective, showing the preceding events from Loic's (wildly different) point-of-view.

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It's Not Me, I Swear!

When his mother decides to leave for a new life in Greece, 10-year-old hellion Leon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain of it all, from destroying the neighbors' homes to falling in love with his best friend Lea.

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L'iceberg

After Fiona, the manager of a fast-food restaurant, accidentally gets locked into a walk-in freezer, she develops an obsession with everything cold and icy. One day she drops everything and leaves home - in search of a real iceberg.

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Last Cab to Darwin

Rex is a cab driver who has never left the town of Broken Hill. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive to Darwin to die on his own terms. But along the way he discovers that before you can end your life you've got to live it.

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Me Without You

Michelle Williams and Anna Friel star as best friends growing up in the London suburbs in the 1970s. Spanning three decades, Marina and Holly's friendship endures drugs, random sex, manipulation and betrayal.

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Meet the Guilbys

Claire and Maurice, both survivors of previous marriages, have to take their whole family on a road trip to Claire's father's funeral. Will this family of misfits survive the trip? From the company that brought us Persepolis and Delicatessen.

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Nowhere Man

A potent brew of suspense and black humor, Nowhere Man is the story of one man’s search for his missing member, severed and stolen by his jilted fiancée after her pornographic past comes to light.

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Playing Dead

Jean, and unemployed actor whose over-the-top "method" acting and high-maintenance personality have gotten him fired from countless jobs, has been set up with a rather odd job at the unemployment office: helping the police reconstruct crime scenes.

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Puppets & Demons

Here's a peek at some early cinematic works by Patrick McGuinn: weird, personal, award-winning films.

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Secret Society

The story of Daisy, twenty years old and plump as a dumpling, and her adoring husband Ken. When Ken discovers that Daisy has joined a "secret society" of women sumo wrestlers, Daisy is forced to make a difficult decision.

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Somewhere in the City

A Film by Ramin Niami. This hilarious underground comedy deftly threads the overlapping stories of six strange but lovable residents of a NYC tenement apartment building. With Sandra Bernhard.

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Strangers In Good Company

The surprising hit about seven old women stranded at a deserted farmhouse miles from civilization. Though they don't have much food - or much in common - these surprising, remarkable women turn a crisis into a magical time of humor and spirit.

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Suddenly: Empire Collection

A sexy road movie with a raw freshness reminiscent of early Godard or Jarmusch, Suddenly is the story of Marcia, a lonely salesclerk in Buenos Aries who dreams of escaping her dreary life.

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To Die For (aka Heaven's a Drag)

The hit British gay comedy about cruising...in the afterlife! Simon and Mark are lovers who live together in a sexually open arrangement. When Mark dies, Simon represses his grief. But shrugging off the past isn't so easy.

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Tokyo Fiancée

In this entertaining romantic comedy, Amelie, a French tutor in Tokyo, finds herself in a passionate relationship with her only student, the charming Rinri. As the two explore the joys of their first real romance, many cultural barriers fall...but some still remain.

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Torremolinos 73

Spain, 1973. Alfredo is a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife is obsessed with becoming a mother. Alfredo’s boss gives him a choice: make 'educational' sex films at home, or get fired.

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Watermelon Woman, The

Re-released for its 20th anniversary in a pristine 2K HD restoration, The Watermelon Woman is the story of Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye), a twenty-something black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about an elusive 1930s black film actress.

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What If...?

This clever romantic comedy from director Léa Fazer explores the feelings so many of us have as we question the trajectory of our lives: what if I had done this instead of that? What if this had happened, and not that?

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What's in a Name?

Vincent is about to become a father for the first time. Over dinner at the apartment of his sister and brother-in-law, his hosts ask him what name he has chosen for his future offspring. His response plunges the family into chaos.

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Wolves of Kromer, The

In the cozy English village of Kromer, two handsome werewolves meet and fall in love. With tongue firmly in cheek and metaphors fully loaded, The Wolves of Kromer is at once a modern gay parable and a playful, romantic comedy. Narrated by Boy George.

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Yana's Friends

A Film by Arik Kaplun. "Sweet, sexy and unexpectedly enchanting, Yana's Friends is the feel-good comedy that could...an intimate delight molded from heart and humanity." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer