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Fiction

All Over Me (1997 USA)
Coming-of-age in the hard world of New York city, do you choose the path of self-realisation or self-destruction and can you stay friends through it all?

Beautiful Thing (1996 UK)
Two young lads from a tough South London estate fall in love and love wins out against all odds.

Better Than Chocolate (1999 USA)
Maggie has just met Kim. As their relationship is blossoming,

But I'm a Cheerleader (1999 USA)
Megan's parents, worried that she might be gay, send her to a sexual rehabilitation summer camp. What follows is camp, subversive and extremely funny!

Chutney Popcorn (1999 USA)
Gorgeous Indian New Yorker, Reena is happy with her life and her girlfriend but when she thinks she's found a way to lessen her black sheep family images, she decides to take it.

Do I Love You? (2002 UK)
Witty London based romantic comedy dealing with the every day complexities of love, sex, relationships, life and questions it throws at you.

Everything Relative (1995 USA)
A romantic lesbian comedy about what happens when college friends meet up for a reunion.

Fingersmith (2005 UK)
Twisting and twisted Victorian-era thriller from Sarah Waters and the BBC.

Gaudi Afternoon (2000 USA)
Alone in a foreign city, Cassandra must solve a family's darkest, deepest secrets before she can confront her own past.

Goldfish Memory (2000 UK)
Delightful light-hearted comedy of errors following the interconnected loves and neuroses of an eclectic bunch of Dubliners.

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 USA)
The experiences of love and life of three different lesbians living, at very different times, in the same house.

It's in the Water (1998 USA)
Did you know that you can catch homosexuality by drinking the water? No? Well in Azalea Springs, Texas you can do just that.

Kissing Jessica Stein (2002 USA)
Looking for and finding no luck with men, Jessica answers a personal ad from a woman. This move will certainly change her direction in life but is she gay or straight?

Loggerheads (2005 USA)
Told on three consecutive Mother's days, this is the story of a young gay man, Mark, his adoptive mother and his birth mother.

Lost and Delirious (2001 USA)
A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school finds that her two senior roommates are lovers. But when their relationship becomes known by others, her loyalties are torn.

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985 UK)
Omar is helped in his launderette by his friend Johnny when they begin to find their feelings for each other turning to more than friendship.

Stranger Inside (2001 USA)
Treasure is transferred to a prison where her mother is incarcerated. But her mother is high up the prison hierarchy and getting to speak to her is not so easy.

The D Word (2005 USA)
Hilarious and affectionate take-off of the first couple of episodes of The L Word.

Tipping the Velvet (2002 UK)
No introduction needed really when looking at a combination of Sarah Waters and BBC dramitisation.

Watermelon Woman (1997 USA)
Cheryl researches the history of a 1930s black actress only to discover she had a white lesbian lover.

Documentary

After Stonewall (1999 USA)
The companion film to Before Stonewall, After Stonewall, narrated by Melissa Etheridge, explores gay history in the U.S. from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community (1986 USA)
The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.

Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 (1999 USA)
Ruth Ellis is gay, black and 100 years old. This is the inspirational story, in her own words, of her life and experiences.

The Celluloid Closet (1996 USA)
Clips of over 100 films featuring lesbian or gay characters with commentary by Lily Tomlin.

The Significant Death of Quentin Crisp (2001 UK)
BBC documentary about the last days of gay excentric Quentin Crisp

Foreign Language

Alles Wird Gut (Everything Will be Fine) (1997 Germany)
Nabou tries to get close to her ex-girlfriend by taking a housekeeping job with her neighbour.

Benzina (Gasoline) (2003 Italian)
Stella and Lenni's perfect life is brought to dramatic crisis by a proposed visit by Lenni's motherů.

Fire (1997 India)
A beautiful, fascinating and heartbreaking film portraying the problems faced when women fall in love in traditional India.

Girls Can't Swim (2003 French)
Coming of age story set in a French seaside town.

Why Not Me? (Pourquoi pas moi?) (1998 French)
Four adult friends finally face up to telling their parents about their sexuality - with the most surprising and hilarious results!

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