In the summer of 1969, a group young people fought back against a police raid of a popular NYC gay bar. This Stonewall uprising became the match that ignited the still fragile gay rights movement. In the years that followed, the LGBTQ community would gather together near Stonewall in times of celebration, mourning, and protest. In 2016, the area surrounding Stonewall was designated as a National Monument. From police riots to park rangers — The Monument explores the living legacy of Stonewall and ways in which this small corner of New York City has become a hallowed ground and sacred space for LGBTQ folks across the world.
Back on Board: Greg Louganis is an intimate portrait of the public triumphs and private struggles of trailblazing openly gay athlete Greg Louganis. A refreshingly candid documentary about this four-time Olympic champion, Back on Board follows Louganis for three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but did not feel welcome in. The threat of losing his house during the recent financial crisis forces Louganis to re-evaluate the choices, relationships, and missed opportunities of his career.
A splashy look at a marginal sport: U.S.A.’s top synchronized swimmers endure rigorous training and overcome unthinkable obstacles to compete for Olympic glory.
Painfully awful queer TV show pitches. YOU are the future of Queer Television (not these two, thankfully). Created for Q-ME CON 2006: The Queer Media and Entertainment Conference.
While in graduate school at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, filmmaker Cheryl Furjanic (and frequent collaborator Liz Dahmen) created this pitch for a dating web series and website! Perhaps they were ahead of their time!
A series of short comedic public service announcements about dating brought to you by P.R.I.I.D.E. (People Really Interested in Dating Etiquette). P.R.I.I.D.E. would like to take this opportunity to demonstrate a few simple things YOU can do to make dating a more enjoyable experience…for all of us. Pride…keep yours
A light-hearted glimpse into a Lower East Side lingerie shop, where owner and Jewish grandmother, Magda, embraces and enhances women of all shapes and sizes in pursuit of the prefect bra. Behold as Orthodox Jewish Culture meets – and embraces – modern day struggles with sexuality, body image and women’s roles.
A humorous look at what women are REALLY saying when they lock eyes across a crowded bar. Find out why some lesbians are too cool for words. (In Lesbian with English subtitles).
Business partners and Life-partners Meredith Greenberg and Leora Perlman are Divas’ Delite; trained opera singers a full service catering company. Catch a rare (and lighthearted) glimpse into the inner-workings of the crowd-pleasing musical culinary team!
Three young execs from the New York Ad Agency of DiMassimo, Inc are assigned to the ”calf-adoption project.” Their mission: to rescue a baby calf from becoming veal – and maybe get some good PR out of the deal. Armed with a mini-van, a video camera, a can of Lysol and an expense account, they set out on a one-of-a-kind journey. Produced at NYU’s Kanbar Institute of Film & Television.