The Top 10 LGBT Films of 2015

The Top 10 LGBT Films of 2015

The New Girlfriend

A recently widowed man (Romain Duris) develops a close bond with his wife’s best friend (Anaïs Demoustier), while returning to his compulsion to dress like a woman.
Initial release: July 16, 2015 (Brazil)
Director: François Ozon
Running time: 1h 48m

Carol

Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.
Initial release: November 20, 2015 (USA)
Director: Todd Haynes
Running time: 1h 58m
Adapted from: The Price of Salt

The Danish Girl

With support from his loving wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations.
Initial release: November 27, 2015 (USA)
Director: Tom Hooper
Running time: 2 hours
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor

Grandma

A misanthropic poet (Lily Tomlin) takes her granddaughter (Julia Garner) across Los Angeles in search of the money she needs to terminate her unwanted pregnancy.
Initial release: August 21, 2015 (USA)
Director: Paul Weitz
Running time: 1h 22m
Nominations: GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film

Tangerine

After hearing that her boyfriend/pimp cheated on her while she was in jail, a hooker and her best friend set out to find him and teach him and his new lover a lesson.
Initial release: July 10, 2015 (USA)
Director: Sean S. Baker
Cinematography: Sean S. Baker, Radium Cheung

Bessie

Blues singer Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah) rises to fame in the 1920s to become a musical legend.
Initial release: May 16, 2015 (USA)
Director: Dee Rees
Running time: 1h 55m
First episode date: May 16, 2015
Awards: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

I Am Michael

I Am Michael is a 2015 American drama film written and directed by Justin Kelly. Based on Benoit Denizet-Lewis’ New York Times Magazine article “My Ex-Gay Friend”, the film stars James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, and Charlie Carver.
Initial release: January 29, 2015
Director: Justin Kelly
Running time: 1h 38m
Producers: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Scott Reed, Ron Singer, Joel Michaely

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Venerated filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (Elmer Bäck) travels to Mexico to shoot his new film after being shunned by Hollywood. There he has a sensual experience that becomes a significant turning point in his life and career.
Initial release: February 5, 2016 (USA)
Director: Peter Greenaway
Running time: 1h 50m
Screenplay: Peter Greenaway
Nominations: Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, Golden Calf for Best Director

Freeheld

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, decorated New Jersey detective Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) wishes to leave her pension benefits to domestic partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). Denied by local county officials, Laurel receives help from hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), who unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple’s fight for equality.
Initial release: October 16, 2015 (USA)
Director: Peter Sollett
Running time: 1h 43m

Jenny’s Wedding

When Jenny (Katherine Heigl) decides to marry a woman (Alexis Bledel), her conventional family must accept who she is or risk losing her forever.
Initial release: July 10, 2015
Director: Mary Agnes Donoghue
Running time: 1h 34m
Screenplay: Mary Agnes Donoghue

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