PRIDE is a Bloomington, IN film festival exploring a wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. PRIDE programs a variety of live performance, lecture, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations, advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diversity. The goal of the festival is to educate and strengthen the local community and celebrate artistic talent and achievement.
A Normal Girl: Activist Pidgeon Pagonis was born intersex, not conforming to standard definitions of male or female, and experienced genital mutilation as a child. Now Pidgeon is fighting the medical establishment, seeking to end medically unnecessary surgeries and human rights abuses on intersex people in the United States and around the world.
Ayaneh: Set in Switzerland, Ayaneh is a young refugee from Afghanistan. One day at a public swimming pool she meets Anna and instantly feels attracted to her. As the relationship between the two women develops, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family.
Bird of Paradise: A queer geriatric nurse learns one of life's hardest lessons when he falls in love with one of his elderly patients.
Changing the Game: Transgender high school athletes from across the country compete at the top of their fields, while also challenging the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
Dinner for 4: A bisexual polyamory evangelist, a lesbian blogger who romanticizes monogamy, and a curious freelance photographer and her heterosexual boyfriend meet at dinner party.
Embrasse Moi (Kiss Me): Serial-romantic Océane Rose Marie has finally met the girl of her dreams, a photographer named Cécile. Unfortunately, no one around her will 1) believe her or 2) leave her alone long enough to make this relationship work.
From Zero to I Love You: Darryl Stephens plays Pete Logsdon-just a guy in Philadelphia who happens to have a history of getting involved with married men.
Gay Chorus Deep South: In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South.
Go Go Boy: A boy discovers his fabulousness while dancing in his bedroom.
Lolo: Lolo is an openly gay 11-year-old trying to convince Max, his first love, to go public with their relationship at the school party.
Main Squeeze: A couple in an open relationship have their holiday slumber shattered by the unexpected arrival of a secondary partner, who is drunk and on an ill-conceived mission to establish her romantic dominance.
Manning Up: James “Jamie” Lórien MacDonald begins testosterone treatments in the midst of his fledgling stand-up comedy career.
Moving Day: Yariv is helping his son Dekel move into his boyfriend's apartment on a quiet weekend afternoon. When he enters the apartment, he notices some strange things going on. When a plumbing problem occurs in the building, Yariv realizes that something very strange is going on.
Nobody Wants Your Truth: After two years in the shadows, Victor tests Alejandro for the very last time: either he reveals their relationship to the media or he loses him forever.
Polter: José faces a paranormal event that breaks into his home. As he fights for his life against the supernatural powers, Jose will have to discover the secret behind the phenomena if he wishes to regain control of his home.
The Garden Left Behind: Tina Carrera, a Mexican trans woman, struggles to make a life for herself as an undocumented immigrant in New York City.
The Handmaiden: With help from an orphaned pickpocket, a Korean con man devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman out of her inheritance. Based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.
Zapatos de Tacón Cubano (Cuban Heel Shoes): Cuban Heel Shoes tells the story of two teenage boys in a marginal neighborhood of Madrid, in a place hostile to each of their desires. With serious family problems, and surrounded by an aggressive, macho, homophobic environment, they must lead a double life to hide their love relationship and their passion for flamenco dance.