Rent Boys 2011

Rent Boys 2011

Rent Boys 2011

Rent Boys 2011
Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 24min | Documentary | 24 February 2011 (Germany)

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Berlin stories behind sex for money. Despised, stigmatised and suppressed to the fringe of society – this is the reality young, male prostitutes face in Berlin. Most of the hustlers are immigrants, a lot of them act out of necessity. Rosa von Praunheim acompanies the young adults at their work in bars, porn movie theatres and on the street. He shows their reasons, their stories and above all, their strong will to survive.

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Adolescents 2019

Adolescents 2019

Adolescents 2019

Adolescents 2019
Adolescentes (original title)
2h 15min | Documentary | 9 September 2020 (France)

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Born in a small, provincial French town, Anaïs and Emma have been best friends since childhood. It’s a friendship that’s blind to differences in social backgrounds and character. Given incredible access, Sébastien Lifshitz painstakingly filmed Emma and Anaïs’ transformation over the years, during a period when their physical, emotional and intellectual development is dramatic. We first meet them aged 13, their lives are dominated by boys, teachers and arguing with their mums. But as we witness them near adulthood, their journey is both fascinating and surprisingly moving. At the same time, the influence of their environment and family circumstances becomes increasingly apparent. New experiences, everyday conversations and events both personal and political anchor the film, creating a uniquely textured and deeply personal portrait of two young French women.

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Alla ricerca di Tadzio 1970

Alla ricerca di Tadzio 1970

Alla ricerca di Tadzio 1970

Alla ricerca di Tadzio 1970
30min | Documentary, Short | TV Short 7 June 1970

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Documentary on Luchino Visconti’s travels and auditions in search for a young actor to portray the role of Tadzio in his adaptation of Thomas Mann’s novella “Death in Venice”, finally choosing Swedish actor Björn Andrésen.

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Transhood 2020

Transhood 2020

Transhood 2020

Transhood 2020
1h 36min | Documentary | 13 November 2020 (Spain)

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Filmed over five years in Kansas City, this documentary follows four kids – beginning at ages 4, 7, 12, and 15 – as they redefine “coming of age.” These kids and their families reveal intimate realities of how gender is re-shaping the family next door in a never-before-told chronicling of growing up transgender in the heartland. The film is a nuanced examination of how families tussle, transform, and sometimes find unexpected purpose in their identities as transgender families. Lighthearted and deeply moving, this story teaches us something new about being human.

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My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys (2020)

My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys (2020)

My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys (2020)

My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys (2020)
My Truth (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 25min | Documentary | 10 March 2020 (USA)

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Corey Feldman and director Brian Herzlinger take a hard look at Hollywood and present the case that Hollywood is an industry inundated with pedophiles. As an Ambassador for Child USA, Corey Feldman introduces the organization’s founder and CEO Marci Hamilton as they fight to change the statute of limitations in child sexual abuse cases. Corey Feldman speaks about his own childhood sexual abuse while a Hollywood teen idol, as well as the allegations made against those he and others, say abused the late actor Corey Haim. Though the movie looks at past abuse, the focus is on what can be done to protect children in Hollywood today and in the future.

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Mea maxima Culpa 2013

Mea maxima Culpa 2013

Mea maxima Culpa 2013

Mea maxima Culpa 2013
TV-14 | 1h 46min | Documentary | 16 November 2012 (USA)

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Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control – the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong.

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