Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (original title)
2h 8min | Crime, Drama | 18 September 1981 (Brazil)
Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by policemen who frame Lilica, a 17-year-old transvesite hustler. Pixote helps Lilica and three other boys escape where they make their living by the life of crime which only escalates to more violence and death.
Before he went on to direct Jawbreaker (1999) Sparkler (1997) Darren Stein grew up making videos. Along with his friend ‘Adam Shell’ and the other neighborhood kids these young film makers touched on such adult subjects as jealousy, cruelty, and sexuality.
R | 1h 18min | Drama, Romance | 22 May 2004 (Canada)
A provocative and challenging coming-of-age story between Cliff, a restless suburban teen, and Butch, a street hustler, on the eve of his 18th birthday. Butch challenges Cliff’s sheltered upbringing by exposing him to a different world that changes Cliff forever.
Sebastian – When Everybody Knows 1995
När alla vet (original title)
1h 28min | Drama | 3 November 1995 (Norway)
16 year old Sebastian behaves strangely. He stays alone in his room for hours thinking and doesn’t talk to his parents as he used to. He refuses to explain to them what his problem is. The truth is that he slowly discovers that he feels stangely for his best friend Ulf. Soon he is going to accept his true self – that he is gay and that he is also in love with his best friend Ulf.
How far would you go to achieve your dreams? That’s the question that Mark Jenkins is constantly asking himself. A young, gay actor fresh out of LAMDA, Mark’s got the looks, the ability, and the charisma to go all the way. His agent can get him the auditions, but the parts are just never quite right. That’s because in Mark’s mind, there’s only one man who can help him: James Francis -an older established writer as well as a renowned gay icon. However, what begins as an ambitious idea soon turns into obsession, with Mark slowly gatecrashing the life of his idol.
Telo bez duse 1996
1h 34min | Documentary | 9 November 1996 (USA)
Documentary look at doomed male prostitutes in Prague, ages 15 to 18, who troll at the public swimming pool, the train station, a video arcade, and a disco. After the boys talk about how they got in the game, the camera follows them to the home of Pavel Rousek. Under the name Hans Miller, he makes gay porno videos, primarily for German distribution. Intercut with a movie shoot chez Rousek is an interview that follows him to his day job at a morgue, where he performs an autopsy as he talks about his work. The sex is without protection; the boys are without family. They talk about their bodies and souls, money, their sexual orientation, AIDS, their dreams, and death.