PRIDE is a Bloomington, IN film festival exploring a wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. PRIDE programs a variety of live performance, lecture, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations, advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diversity. The goal of the festival is to educate and strengthen the local community and celebrate artistic talent and achievement.
DIRECTOR Jennifer M. Kroot
This film examines the life and work of Armistead Maupin, creator of "Tales of the City" and one of the world's most beloved storytellers. The documentary follows his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth.
DIRECTOR John Trengrove
Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best-kept secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel.
DIRECTOR Melanie Mayron
When a grandmother's secret past collides with her granddaughter's secret future and her daughter's angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to accept decades of deceit. With a simple roll of film it begins.
DIRECTOR Janée LaMarque
Andi and Lu are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, the brides and their friends get wasted, and Lu admits to everyone that she’s never had an orgasm. This admission comes as a complete surprise to Andi and derails the weekend in unexpected and poignant ways. It causes everyone to reflect on trust, love, and their journeys to experiencing their first orgasm.
DIRECTOR Roser Oliver & Lluís Montserrat
This documentary contains a thorough and candid collection of stories about transgender children that describe not only their transition process, but also the process their parents have faced in accepting it.
DIRECTOR Vincent Gagliostro
AFTER LOUIE explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam, a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today. It is a portrait of the aftermath of the generation that endured the AIDS epidemic, a generation whose shared history continues to haunt them.
DIRECTOR Jennifer Reeder
Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love, and lucha-style wrestling.
DIRECTOR Rodrigo Alvarez Flores
Felipe and Claudio have a unique relationship. Somehow destiny pulls them apart and sets Felipe on a journey where he will risk everything in his pursuit of happiness.
DIRECTOR Marta González
Carmeta, Mari and Pilar are three old ladies who spend every afternoon sitting on a bench, next to the main street of their village. The arrival of a mysterious pair of girls turns into the main topic of discussion among the women. From their strategic location, they greet every passer-by while talking about the age, origin and life style of the two new arrivals.
DIRECTOR Star Victoria
Christine must travel to North Carolina after receiving a devastating phone call from her mother and reveal that she has transitioned from Christine to Chris.
DIRECTOR Jovan James
Nigel has been in a secret romantic relationship with Malik for several weeks. After a passionate night, he struggles for legitimacy with his closeted lover.
DIRECTOR Calí dos Anjos
A transgender cartoonist animates the journey of starting an online platform for trans people to share their experiences.
DIRECTOR Shelley Thompson
A rural family grapples with grief as a mother realizes her child can only become the woman she is by defying her father and leaving their farm.
DIRECTOR Juulia Kalavainen
At the start of high school, Anne encounters a rebellious girl named Taru, who claims Anne is a witch. Strange phenomena seems to follow Anne wherever she goes, so they begin an experimentation with magic. As the girls start to play with forces of nature, they delve deeper into the world of rituals, enchanted by each other. But everything changes when they try to reconnect to Taru’s sister, who has gone missing.
DIRECTOR Julián Quintanilla
She wants to change the world—even after death!
DIRECTOR Leandro Goddinho
Claudia investigates the past of her recently deceased grandmother. Through a letter, she meets Marlene, an elderly German woman who reveals details of her life that intersect with Claudia’s grandmother’s past as a German fugitive of World War II.
DIRECTORS Séverine de Streyker & Maxime Feyers
France meets her son's girlfriend for the first time. She loses control.
DIRECTOR Yunjoo Chang
A couple and an ex girlfriend are forced to reexamine their relationships with each other as the pair takes custody of the ex's cat, Momo.
DIRECTOR Maxime Beauchamp
In this experimental short film, dance and interpretive movement replace the dialogue and tell the story of an emotionally repressed abusive father and his son, who struggles to accept himself and his sexuality.
DIRECTOR Jake Graf
Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. Chris meets Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that their life is a life half lived haunts Chris, who is torn by 'what ifs.'
DIRECTOR Peter Lee Scott
In the aggressive and often hostile world of youth grass roots football Adam faces an ultimatum from the team captain, Mike, when they discover Adam’s best friend Tom is gay.
DIRECTOR Milena Salazar & Joella Cabalu
In 2015, Victoria-based trans activist Courtney Demone launched the viral online campaign #DoIHaveBoobsNow, in which she posted topless photos of her transition on social media while undergoing hormone replacement therapy. One year later, Courtney revisits the global conversation she catalyzed on social media censorship policies and the sexualization of feminine bodies, and reflects on the impact of being thrust into the critical spotlight as a visible trans activist and queer feminist.