The Library’s subscription to Kanopy gives you access to curated, on-demand steaming video content. To celebrate Pride Month, Kanopy has put together a list of 59 documentaries and films, covering the fight for equality, coming out of the closet, and a list of queer filmmakers! Some highlights include:
- The Times of Harvey Milk:
A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.The Academy Award-winning THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience.
- The Same Difference: Gender Roles in the Black Lesbian Community
A compelling documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians based on gender roles. Director Nneka Onuorah takes an in-depth look at the internalized hetero-normative gender roles that have become all too familiar within the African American lesbian and bisexual community.This film features many queer celebrities, including actress Felicia “Snoop” Pearson from the critically acclaimed HBO drama The Wire, and Lea DeLaria from Orange Is the New Black, living daily with opinions about how identity should be portrayed. Onuorah’s engaging documentary shines a light on the relationships and experiences within the queer black female community, intersecting race, gender and sexuality.Official Selection at Frameline – San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival.
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows the titular character (Chloe Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night.Winner of a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
See all LGBTQ content on Kanopy.