PicMo Pride – Films for Celebrating Pride Month

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June is Pride month and Picture Motion is excited to celebrate by doing one of the things we love the most, watching movies! Here is a small selection of our favorite documentaries and narratives. Have any suggestion for additional LGBTQ+ films? Send us a tweet!

PARIS IS BURINING – Christie Marchese, CEO 

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How to watch: Netflix Streaming, Youtube (free), Veoh and Amazon

PHILADELPHIA – Wendy Cohen, President

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How to watch: Amazon (Free with Starz subscription), Hulu, Vudu and Youtube

FINDING KIM – Mike Denton, VP Campaign Strategy

“Being biracial has created empathy for the struggle of not fully belonging to one cleanly defined group or another. I love the hope in Kim’s journey and the confidence in the end. Also a very close friend, Aaron Bear, is the producer/director.”

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How to watch: Rent on Amazon Video, Google Play and Vudu

Learn more: http://www.findingkim.com

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE – Megan Ryan, Director of Impact Distribution 

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How to watch: Netflix Streaming

Learn more: http://surviveaplague.com

A SINGLE MAN – Emma Ho, Director of Special Projects

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How to watch: Netflix Streaming

Learn more: Trailer

THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK – Alexandra Pearson, Director of Digital Strategy

“Great doc about an incredible figure that made a meaningful local impact, he was one of several political figures that inspired me to pursue political advocacy.”

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How to watch: Available to Rent on Amazon, Youtube, Google Play and Vudu

Learn more: Trailer

ANGELS IN AMERICA – Julie Kohn, Director of Partnerships

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How to watch: Netflix DVD, Free on HBO GO, Amazon Video, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu

THE BIRDCAGE – Kait Halibozek, Impact Distribution Manager

“Parts of it may feel a little dated and not exactly politically correct, given that this film was released in 1996, but the story of a gay couple attempting to be more “family-friendly” to their son’s conservative future in-laws, only to discover that their family is special and awesome just the way it is and that all that matters is the happiness of their children and families as a whole, is certainly the type of story we could use more of in today’s fractured political landscape.”

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How to watch: Dailymotion (Free), , Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play and iTunes

NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED – Shadi Garman, Social Media Coordinator

“This is a wonderful feel-good documentary about two men named Fernando and Victor and their quest for marriage equality in Mexico. Their love and determination will inspire you!”

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Learn more: Trailer

PELO MALO – Andre Augustine, Impact Campaign Coordinator

“Pelo Malo, which translates to Bad Hair, is a powerful story about a little boy who simply longs to straighten his hair but is forced to deal with the racist and homophobic backlash from his family and friends.”

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How to watch: Netflix DVD, Rent on Amazon Video, Google Play and YouTube

Learn more: Website

MOONLIGHT – Kibret Yebetit, Impact Campaign Coordinator

“Besides being visually hypnotizing, Moonlight is a deep dive into the life of the protagonist, Chiron, and masterfully examines the intersections of sexuality, black masculinity, and poverty. Easily one of the greatest films of all time!”

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How to watch:  iTunes (best price), Amazon Video, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu

Learn more: Trailer

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Kayla Carroll, Administrative Coordinator

“It’s queer and feel-good and broke open doors! It is a little dated and therefore not really politically correct, but when it came out it celebrated gender fluidity and was inspiring in that way. I think it’s a great queer celebration movie for pride month!”

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How to watch: Netflix DVD, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and YouTube

Learn more: Website and Trailer

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