LGBT movies leaving Netflix, March 2016

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“Gayby,” “Keep the Lights On” and “I Killed My Mother” are three films leaving Netflix in March 2016.

Here are the LGBT movies leaving Netflix this month, March 2016. Watch them while you still can.

“Geography Club” (2013) – Leaving Mar. 11

Based on a young adult novel of the same name by Brent Hartinger, “Geography Club” is a comedy-drama about a group of high school students who form a secret gay support group.

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It is a sweet coming out, coming of age movie, which won the L.A. Outfest Audience Award for best film.

“I Killed My Mother” (2009) – Leaving Mar. 15

“I Killed My Mother” is a Quebec semi-autobiographical drama film by Xavier Dolan, who stars as lead character Hubert Minel. It examines his strained relationship with his mother, which revolves around many issues including his homosexuality. Dolan was a mere 16 years old when he wrote the script and 19 when he made the movie.

It has received positive reviews from critics and won three awards at the Cannes Film Festival.

“Out in the Dark” (2012) – Leaving Mar. 18

Israeli drama-thriller film “Out in the Dark” explores the relationship between two men, Roy, an Israeli lawyer and Nimr, a Palestinian psychology student, who meet and fall in love in Tel Aviv. Being gay causes problems for both of them, but it is only the beginning. Political and social realities come down on them, destroying the peaceful sanctuary they once found in each other.

The film is Michael Mayer’s directorial debut. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012 and in Israel in the Haifa International Film Festival in October 2012.

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“Keep the Lights On” (2012) – Leaving Mar. 23

“Keep the Lights On” is a drama film that tells the story of a turbulent relationship between a Danish filmmaker living in New York and a drug addicted lawyer in the publishing industry. The film was written (along with Mauricio Zacharias) and directed by Ira Sachs, and is semi-autobiographical, centered around his relationship with literary agent Bill Clegg, who wrote a memoir about this time in his life called “Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man.”

The film won the 2012 Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for best feature with LGBT topics.

“Gayby” (2012) – Leaving Mar. 28

Longtime best friends Jenn and Matt are single and in their thirties, and life isn’t going exactly as planned for either. Jenn feels stagnant and wants a baby, but isn’t meeting the right guy. Matt is recovering from a bad breakup while navigating the dating scene for the first time in six years, when he isn’t avoiding his ex. They agree to make good on a childhood promise to have a child together someday, and decide to try it “the old fashioned way.”

The awkwardness isn’t helped when Jenn hooks up with someone else, complicating paternity. “Gayby” got mixed to positive review from critics, with the consensus being that while it doesn’t break new ground, the script’s earnestness plus the game cast make it an enjoyable watch.

 

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