UC Berkeley Library

LGBTQQIP2SAA

Butterflies on the Scaffold (Mariposas en el andamio)

A documentary examining the issues gays and transvestites face in the context of evolving attitudes towards homosexuality in Cuba. It is a highly unusual look at how a group of working class drag queens in a Havana suburb have become an integral part of their neighborhood. A film by Margaret Gilpin and Luis Felipe Bernaza. 1995. 74 min.

Came Out, It Rained, Went Back in Again

This delightful short drama explores the perils of coming out as it follows a day in the life of one young girl who would be a lesbian. Director, Betsan Morris Evans. 10 min.

Campus Culture Wars: Five Stories About PC.

University of Pennsylvania: racially insensitive language, Harvard University: gay rights, Stanford University: multicultural ideals, Pennsylvania State: sexual harassment, University of Washington: radical feminism. c1993. 86 min.

Can't You Take a Joke?

Presents a series of vignettes in which boy meets boy and girl meets girl, using the romantic music and visuals of Hollywood film noir to explore the ideal of love at first sight. A film by Viki Dun. c1991. 14 min.

Cancer in Two Voices

This film provides a glimpse into the real lives of two lesbian women, Sandy and Barbara, especially into their coping with Barbara's breast cancer. Sandy and Barbara had almost three years together from the time Barbara's cancer was diagnosed until her death in 1988. The film is based on home videotapes made during that time. A film by Lucy Massie Phenix based on original videotapes by Ann Hershey. 1994. 43 min. Related web sites: Women Make Movies catalog description

Carmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst Is Your Waffen

Carmelita Tropicana, a lesbian Latina performance artist who supports herself as a building super on New York's Lower East Side, winds up in jail with three other women after a protest at an abortion clinic. Humorous monologues and campy production numbers ensue. Performers: Carmelita Tropicana, Annie Iobst, Sophia Ramos, Livia Daza Paris. A film by Ala Troyano. 1994. 28 min. ;

Chained Girls (1965)

Director, Joseph P. Mawra. Who and what is a lesbian? Where can they be found? Are they happy with their lives? These are a few of the probing questions asked in this "documentary" "expose" of NYC dykes and femmes. 61 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker.

Examines the life and personal views of Dr. Evelyn Hooker, a psychologist who has spent her life researching the causes of homosexual behavior. Director, Richard Schmiechen. Dist.: Frameline. 1992. 75 min.

Chicks in White Satin.

Here comes the bride ... both of them! A student produced Academy Award winning film documenting the formal Jewish wedding of two California women, Heidi Stern and Deborah Ellis, and the reverberations among each of their families. A film by Elaine Holliman. 1993. 25 min.

Colonel Jing Xing: A Unique Destiny

Depicts the world of Jin Xing as a dancer, choreographer, colonel in the People's Liberation Army and the first to have a sex change operation in China. Directed by Sylvie Levey ; produced by Arnaud Hamelin. c2001. 52 min.

Pages