OUTshine recommends films from past festival years to watch from the comfort of your home while you practice social distancing.

OUTshine will continue to make recommendations replacing our Cultural Spotlight newsletter once a week as we navigate through this pandemic. Stay safe and enjoy the movies!

HOLDING THE MAN  2015 |  DRAMA  &  ROMANCE:  Holding the Man is a 1995 memoir by Australian writer, actor, and activist Timothy Conigrave.

SOCRATES 2018 |  DRAMA:     WINNER of BEST FILM at OUTshine Miami 2019 – Jury Award. After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo’s coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.

ANCHOR & HOPE   2017| DRAMA:   COMEDY   ROMANCE:    A touchingly intimate portrait of what it means to be a family in the present day from multi-award-winning writer/director Carlos Marques-Marce, this poignant romantic comedy is set

TOM OF FINLAND  2017 |  DRAMA:  AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER – BEST FILM at OUTshine Fort Lauderdale 2017. Examining the life and work of Touko Laaksonen, one of the most influential and celebrated figures of 20th century gay culture. After returning home from WWII, Touko inspired a generation of gay men with his signature work, `Tom of Finland’.

ADAM  2019 | COMEDY  &  DRAMA:  OPENING NIGHT FILM at OUTshine Fort Lauderdale 2019. Awkward teen Adam spends his last high school summer in New York City with his sister, Casey, who throws herself into the city’s lesbian and trans activist scene.

VITA & VIRGINA  2018 |  DRAMA  &  ROMANCE: The LADIES SPOTLIGHT FILM at OUTshine  Miami 2019. Virginia Wolf meets fellow author Vita Sackville-West in London in the 1920s. Despite both of them being married, they embark on an affair that later inspires one of Virginia’s novels.