HOME OF THE AWARD-WINNING FILMS “GAY COPS: PRIDE BEHIND THE BADGE”, “LIVE TO TELL: THE FIRST GAY & LESBIAN PROM IN AMERICA”,

AND “BATTLE FOR THE TIARA”

GAY COPS: Pride Behind the Badge

(2003. 33 mins.)

Directed by Charley Lang. Produced by Dan Genetti & Steve Levitt


This deeply moving and often funny documentary chronicles the lives, the loves, the challenges and the triumphs of lesbian and gay law enforcement officers from around the United States. Shot the week of 9/11 against an unexpectedly world-changing event (and currently used as a training tool in police academies nation-wide) GAY COPS challenges homophobic stereotypes about masculinity, gayness and heroism through personal stories of bravery and commitment, and ultimately, profound moral courage. Winner Best Documentary: Provincetown International Film Festival HBO Audience Award, Fire Island Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

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Live To Tell: The First Gay & Lesbian Prom in America

(1994. 22 mins.)

Directed and produced by Charley Lang


This award-winning documentary chronicles L.A.'s citywide sponsored prom for gay teens, the first ever in the United States! "Unforgettably touching" (Los Angeles Times), this story focuses on students from a grassroots continuation school for LGBT youth as they navigate the conflicts and the celebration of a groundbreaking national event that became an historical landmark. "These students cross the lines of gender, culture and sexual orientation, and speak of a hope not just for one community, but for all communities. They were my teachers. I invite you to let them be yours" (Charley Lang, director). Winner Best Documentary: Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles, Chicago LGBT Film Festival, National Education Media Award, Cine Golden Eagle Award

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BATTLE FOR THE TIARA

(1998. 37 mins.)

Directed and produced by Charley Lang & Eric Schiff


Amusingly described as "The Miss America pageant with eight guys", this rollicking documentary chronicles the history of the Los Angeles fundraising event that raised millions for HIV/AIDS treatment and research. Begun on a whim in a friend's living room, BATTLE grew into an event ten years later that sold out the 3000 seat Wiltern Theatre with no publicity but word of mouth. Follow Lotta Slots from Nevada, Aneeda Fixx (a heroin-chic super-model) from New York, and Marryem Rich from Texas, among others (along with celebrity judges) as they claw their way to the top with hysterical antics, moving portrayals, and a farm animal or two thrown in for good luck. "Riotously funny and profoundly moving" (Los Angeles Times). Winner Best Documentary: Outfest Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Sydney Queerdoc Film Festival

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