Meet Rumi Missabu, a self-described “seminal cult figure,” chain-smoking raconteur, and founding member of San Francisco’s legendary hippie-era drag performance ensemble, the Cockettes. This wildly imaginative documentary recounts Rumi’s life, from his abusive childhood through his decade-spanning career as an influential queer singer and theater artist. Now in his 70s, Rumi looks back without regret, even when he’s laughingly discussing his own mortality.
Lorenzo lives in a small town in the Patagonia region of Argentina with his parents and brother. He is an intelligent, shy, and curious teenager interested more in academics than sports. His simple life is challenged when a family friend from Buenos Aires, Caito, comes to live with his family. Caito, a year older than Lorenzo, could not be more opposite: covered in tattoos, handsome and dealing with life by drinking too much while working construction instead of worrying about school.
Carlos Marques-Marcetexplores the nuances that both keep relationships together and tear them apart. Set against the charming backdrop of London’s canals with a delightful soundtrack, the young Eva (Oona Chaplin from GAME OF THRONES) and Kat (Natalia Tena from HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS) seem to live a carefree and idyllic life. After a funeral for their cat, overseen by Eva’s bohemian mother Germaine (played by the incomparable Geraldine Chaplin), Eva suddenly decides that a baby is the perfect anchor for their nomadic life. Kat is visibly reluctant about the commitment and lifestyle change, and Eva’s plans seem to accelerate with the arrival of Kat’s friend Roger.
It is 1993 in Paris, and Jacques, a talented author in his mid-thirties, is HIV-positive. He is worn down by his prognosis and isn’t looking to connect with anyone new. He has a young son, work relationships, one close friend, and a few exes, but he’s biding his time. It’s not until a chance encounter with Arthur catches him off-guard that his need for connection is reawakened and he falls into one last love.