Happy Pride Month! Looking for some inspiration on movies to watch during Pride Month or year round? Look no further! We asked all of our staff/movie fanatics about their favorite LGBTQIA+ films that celebrate diverse stories and perspectives. Check out our picks below:


Elise (Marketing and Content Coordinator): Call Me By Your Name

Call Me by Your Name offers a melancholy, powerfully affecting portrait of first love, empathetically acted by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.” -Rotten Tomatoes



Hanna (Operations Manager and Associate Programmer): Moonlight

“Ending as enigmatically as it begins, Moonlight is a film about the lives that slip between the cracks. It’s unmissable” -Rotten Tomatoes



Todd Looby (Executive Director): Bound 

“Bound‘s more titillating elements attracted attention, but it’s the stylish direction, solid performances, and entertaining neo-noir caper plot that make it worth a watch””-Rotten Tomatoes 



(Social Media & Screening Manager): Philadelphia

“Philadelphia is a superb drama starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. Jonathan Demme crafts a solid film that brought to light the issue of AIDS.”-Rotten Tomatoes


Jared (Programming & Screening Manager): Y tu Mama Tambien

“In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.” -IMDB

(Head of Festival Programming): Tangerine

“Tangerine shatters casting conventions and its filmmaking techniques are up-to-the-minute, but it’s an old-fashioned comedy at heart — and a pretty wonderful one at that” -Rotten Tomatoes

Todd Leiser
(Screening Manager): Ed Wood

“From visionary director Tim Burton comes the fantastical tale of Ed Wood, the best worst director of all time.” Rotten Tomatoes


It was hard to just pick one film per person so here is a list of bonus films!

Pariah (Dee Rees)

Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)

Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai)

Fucking Amal (AKA Show Me Love) (Lukas Moodysson)

A Soap (Pernille Fischer Christensen)

Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)

A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio)

The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)

Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma)

God’s Own Country (Francis Lee)

My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears)

Handsome Devil (John Butler)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Marielle Heller)

Heartstone (Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson)

But I’m a Cheerleader (Jamie Babbit)

The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)

My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant)

All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar)

Beau Travail (Claire Denis) 

Carol (Todd Haynes)

Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson) 

Beginners (Mike Mills) 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell) 

A Home at the End of the World (Michael Mayers)

The Birdcage (Mike Nichols)

Booksmart (Olivia Wilde)

Shiva Baby (Emma Seligman)