1 DVDs at MD Anderson Library Amor en concreto= Love in concrete One night on Liberty Avenue, four desperate stories become entangled amidst the highway traffic. It starts with an argument, and Tony's father kicks him out of the car and onto the street, where Tony is saved by a transvestite hooker. PN A DVD Audre Lorde: the Berlin Years, 1984 to 1992 Audre Lorde's incisive, often angry, but always brilliant writings and speeches defined and inspired the US American feminist, lesbian, African American, and Women of Color movements of the 1970s and 1980s. Audre Lorde, the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992, documents an untold chapter of Lorde's life: her influence on the German political and cultural scene during a decade of profound social change. The film explores the importance of Lorde's legacy, as she encouraged Afro Germans who, at that time, had no name or space for themselves to make themselves visible within a culture that until then had kept them isolated and silent. It chronicles Lorde's empowerment of Afro German women to write and to publish, as she challenged white women to acknowledge the significance of their white privilege and to deal with difference in constructive ways. PS3562.O75 Z DVD Beginners A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. PN B DVD Brideshead revisited Tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates PN1997.B v. 1 4 DVD Brokeback Mountain It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start. PN B DVD
2 Bullied: a student, a school and a case that made history / a Bill Brummel Productions documentary ; This is the story of Jamie Nabozny. His ordeal began in 6th grade and only got worse in high school. Years of unrelenting bullying took its toll. But Jamie decided to take a stand against the bullying he endured and the bullying that he knew other students endured. He went to court and fought for the right to be safe at school, even if you are gay. LC192.6.B DVD City of borders: love and consequences at Jerusalem's only gay bar In the heart of Jerusalem stands an unusual symbol of unity that defies generations of segregation, violence and prejudice: a gay bar called Shushan.... The documentary follows the daily lives of the five Israeli and Palestinian patrons as they navigate the minefield of politics, religion and discrimination to live and love openly. HQ76.3.I76 C DVD Codebreaker The remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped turn the tide of the Second World War. Instead of receiving accolades, he faced terrible persecution. In 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41 years old. QA29.T8 C DVD Coming out: voices of gay & lesbian teens & their families CTIV; Conceiving family Following the filmmaker's recent journey into parenthood, [the film] takes us inside the lives of five gay and lesbian couples who show the bravery, determination, and humor it takes to break through the legal systems, societal prejudices, and personal fears inherent in starting a family through adoption. HV C2 C DVD Contracorriente Miguel, a respected Peruvian fisherman, is expecting his first child with his beautiful wife, Mariela. However, their peaceful existence is threatened by Miguel's love for Santiago, a visiting artist whose presence is viewed as a threat by the villagers. When a fatal accident befalls the community, Miguel is faced with hiding his true feelings or coming to terms with who he is and risk losing everything, including those he loves. PN U DVD PN1997.U DVD
3 Daddy & papa A documentary exploring the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves. Taking us inside four gay male families, this documentary traces the critical issues that inevitably intersect their private lives, the ambiguous place of interracial families in America, the wonder and precariousness of surrogacy and adoption, the complexities of marriage and divorce within the gay community, and the legality of their own parenthood. HQ76.13.D DVD Death in Venice A composer falls in love with a young boy and becomes obsessed with his perfection. PN1997.D DVD Edie & Thea: a very long engagement Lesbians Edie and Thea recount how their improbable romance ignited a lifelong journey around the world and through history. Though touched by events like the civil rights movement and the Stonewall riots, Edie and Thea's relationship transcends politics and is a shining example of love's ability to endure. HQ75.3.E DVD Free Havana Gay Rights is an issue heard around the world, including Cuba. The show paints a vivid picture of what it has been like to be gay in Cuba through the candid stories of six gay and lesbian individuals. From the Batista era to the Revolution to the Mariel Boatlift to presentday Cuba, exposes the evolution of gay life from a time when homosexuality was considered a punishable crime to current efforts to promote a greater acceptance of freedom of sexual preference. HQ76.3.C9 F DVD Fremde Haut Persecuted in Iran because of her love for another woman, Fariba assumes the identity of a man to gain temporary asylum in Germany. She becomes close with fellow worker Anne only to face danger again when told she must return to Iran. PN U DVD Gay straight couple Discover a real life Will & Grave story except in this romance, Will and Grace are married to one another and share a naturally conceived child. Meet university professors Terry and Deanne, a gay man and straight woman, who have found a truly "modern" love. But can a gay man and a straight woman really make a marriage work? Is this just a passing dad or a lasting commitment? HQ21.M disc 3 DVD
4 Gay youth Explores the emotional strain placed on gay youth by intense feelings of isolation. Isolation frequently leads them to drug and alcohol abuse, violence, homelessness and even suicide. Designed to break the silence surrounding adolescent homosexuality, it shows that information, acceptance, and support can make differences in the lives of these young people. HQ76.27.Y68 G DVD Girl inside follows Madison B. during her three year transition from male to female. Focuses especially on Madison's relationship with her grandmother, with whom she discusses issues of gender, femininity and sexuality. HQ77.8.B2 G DVD Glitterbox A collection of 4 films by director Derek Jarman, whose lush, experimental reflections on art, politics, sexuality and identity transcend and subvert... the period costume drama, the biopic as well as the boundaries of so called gay filmmaking. The angelic conversation: Ethereal super 8 mélange of homoerotic love, layered with languorous music by Coil and emotive readings of Shakespeare sonnets by Judi Dench. Caravaggio: The volatile life of the 17th century painter re imagined through his brilliant near blasphemous paintings and flirtations with the Roman underworld. Wittgenstein: Portrait of the irreverent 20th century philosopher who preferred detective fiction and Carmen Miranda musicals to Aristotle. Blue: Over a blue screen, Derek Jarman lays bare his physical and spiritual state in a narration about his life, his struggle with AIDS, and his encroaching sightlessness. PN1997.G DVD Gus Van Sant's Mala noche = Bad night A romantic deadbeat finds he has a crush on a handsome Mexican immigrant. Unfortunately, the man speaks no English and finds him to be undesirable. PN1997.M DVD PN1997.M DVD Humpday Ben and Andrew are best friends since college. After a wild night of partying, they decide to enter an amateur porn film festival by filming themselves having sex with each other. The only things stopping them is that one of them is married, and neither of them is homosexual. PN H DVD Inside out Documents the daily activities of three individual who are coming to terms with their transgender identities and the related emotional and physical transformations while living in the Islamic Republic of Iran. HQ77.95.I7 I
5 It's elementary: talking about gay issues in school Takes cameras into classrooms across the U.S. to look at one of today's most controversial issues: whether and how gay issues should be discussed in schools... Makes the case that all children are affected by anti gay prejudice and that adults have a responsibility to address it. Showcasing teachers leading non judgmental discussions with students about gay and lesbian people, the film demonstrates that students are eager to have honest conversations and learn about differences and respect. LC192.6.I DVD Joy!: portrait of a nun A documentary featuring Sister Missionary P. Delight, one of the founders of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a fascinating group of individuals, mostly Radical Faeries living between San Francisco and the deep South who are men impersonating nuns. They have made an invaluable contribution to both the queer community and to the sexual liberation movement. The group was at the forefront of one of the most memorable gay rights movements in history, redefining queer identity through spirituality while "promulgating joy and expiating stigmatic guilt. HQ75.8.D45 J DVD Milk His life changed history, his courage changed lives. Harvey Milk is a middle aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openlygay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk. PN M DVD PN1997.M DVD Modern love. Episode 1, Same sex marriage Nelly and Andrea are a real life Romeo and Juliet whose forbidden love for one another tears their traditional Portuguese families apart. The girls marry despite the wishes of their parents and today they run an unusual business called 'Our Little Secret' which specializes in gay and lesbian wedding planning. But can gay weddings really bring happiness and healing in the shadow of prejudice? HQ21.M disc 1 DVD Mysterious skin At age 8, Neil and Brian played on the same baseball team in their small Kansas hometown. Now 10 years later, Neil is a hustler and Brian a nervous introvert who believes he has been abducted by aliens. As their lives intersect, they discover a shared past shrouded in mystery. PN M DVD
6 Out at work Looks at the lives of three gay works as they struggle to gain equal rights and eradicate homophobic treatment in the workplace. Includes two of the stories found in the original version of Out at work as well as the story of a stock trader who was maltreated and sexually harassed by his employer because of his sexual orientation. HF S47 O DVD Paper dolls After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities enticed foreigners to fill gaps in the job market. Filipinos in various stages of gender transition came as caregivers to elderly, orthodox Jewish men, but are still outsiders. HQ77.95.I75 P DVD Reporter zero Reporter Zero is the first documentary film about journalist Randy Shilts' groundbreaking AIDS reporting and the struggles he faced trying to get the nation and his community to reckon with the devastating truth about AIDS. Shilts, the nation's first openly gay reporter at a major media outlet, reported from the frontlines of the AIDS crisis, sounding alarm after alarm in the San Francisco Chronicle and in his best selling book 'And the band played on.' P96.A39 R DVD Romeo Romeo All Lexy has ever wanted is to be a mother. After meeting the woman of her dreams and having a big white wedding, Lexy and her new wife, Jessica< decide to spend their life savings to buy sperm on line. But having a baby becomes a complicated, heartrending quest for Lexy and Jessica. Over six and a half million American women struggle with infertility. Lexy and Jessica's story echoes that of many couples both gay and straight who are grappling with the medical, financial, physical, and emotional challenges of infertility. HQ75.53.R DVD She's a boy I knew Filmmaker Gwen Haworth turns her camera on her family for this down to earth grassroots documentary that follows her transition from male to female over the course of several years. HQ77.8.H39 S DVD A single man After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all. PN S DVD PN1997.S DVD
7 Tales of the waria looks at Indonesia's transgender population known as waria (biological men who live as openly as women). HQ77.95.I5 T DVD The Brandon Teena story Documentary film about Brandon Teena, who arrived in rural Falls City, Nebraska, in 1993 where he finds some new friends. Three weeks later he is brutally raped and beaten by friends who discover that he is actually a woman. A week later the same two men murder Teena along with two other people. This is a tale of Brandon's coming of age struggle with identity and how his gender ambiguity induced feelings of betrayal, confusion and hostility among residents of a town in America's heartland. Featuring interviews with those who loved him, those who hated him, and the prison inmates who sealed his fate. HV F35 B DVD The Gender puzzle Science is identifying new biological processes that determine a person's sex. How will these findings affect the transgender and transsexual community? This program explores the latest research into gender development and the medical, cultural, and legal issues at the heart of the "brain sex" school of thought. Showing how human genome research has shifted scientific focus away from chromosomes, the video examines the role of brain receptors and the discovery of the SRY protein, which establishes maleness. Interviews featuring people with intersex and transsexual experiences shed light on how gender identity emerges, and how it figured into one man's legal battle for the right to marry. HQ1075.G DVD The kids are all right Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self assured. They have two teen aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. A big hearted, sexy and uproariously funny movie that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth. PN K DVD PN1997.K DVD Thy will be done: a transsexual woman's journey through family and faith Follows male to female transsexual Sara Herwig in her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church... Highlights that point of tension where gender, family relationships and faith intersect. HQ77.8.H46 T DVD Tongues untied 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.
8 Although he deals with social ostracism and fear of AIDS, he affirms the beauty and significance of the gay black man. HQ76.27.A37 T DVD Transamerica Bree Osborne, a pre operative transsexual, learns she fathered a child back when she was Stanley Osborne. The wheels of fortune take Bree and her teenaged son on a cross country trip that will change both their lives. PN T DVD PN1997.T DVD Transgender Imagine your husband of 25 years comes home one day and says he wants to change his gender and become a woman. Experience the remarkable story of Gayle, a small town wife whose husband PJ did just that. Is love truly blind? Follow the pair to their high school reunion, when they have to break the news to surprised classmates. HQ21.M disc 4 DVD Victim Melville Farr, a closeted, married barrister who bravely takes on a blackmailer targeting a group of vulnerable gay London men from various walks of life. PN1997.V DVD Viva Pedro: the Almodóvar collection Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown: A film about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who discovers her lover is a Shiite terrorist, and her ex lover's crazed wife. All about my mother: Manuela is a loving mother and a devoted nurse. She has made a comfortable life for herself and her adolescent son, but when tragedy strikes, her world is shaken. Talk to her: In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women. The flower of my secret: Leo writes romance novels, but with a loveless marriage, she finds herself fresh out of inspiration. Angel is a tough and gruff journalist with an iron will and a heart of gold. When their paths cross, they discover something neither had expected, a reallife love affair. Live flesh: The lives of five people are intertwined by romance, friendship and rivalry. Victor has fallen for a woman, Elena. Elena wants nothing to do with Victor and she calls the cops when he shows up at her apartment. The two cops that show up are David and Sancho. Sancho is a chronic, abusive drunk and believes his wife, Claramay be having an affair with his partner, David. Law of desire: Filmmaker and playwright Pablo takes up with jealous Antonio, even though he is in love with Juan.
9 Matador: The story of a retired torero and a beautiful lawyer who both need death as an aphrodisiac. The lovers are brought together when a young bullfighting student confesses to a string of murders. Bad education: Filmmaker Enrique gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Ignacio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. When Enrique produces a film based on the story, the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events. PN A46 V DVD Walk on water While on assignment in Berlin, a homophobic Israeli intelligence agent is ordered to assassinate a Nazi war criminal. However, he has a crisis of conscience after he befriends the target's gay grandson. PN W DVD