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Cinemaude volume 5.

Cinemaude Volume 5.
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Meet our series with TeaTime Pictures: Cinemaude. Find maude's Co-Creative Director Dakota Johnson and TeaTime Co-Founder Ro Donnelly's favorite romantic flicks curated monthly. 

My Own Private Idaho, 1991

Directed: Gus Van Sant
Starring: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves

This story follows street hustlers and best friends Mike (Phoenix) and Scott (Reeves) throughout their antics in the Pacific Northwest. Both men, after years of workin on the street—search for family and a deeper meaning of life. Mike is in search of his mother—who has moved to Italy in search of her own family. Mike, who is in love with Scott—is heartbroken when Scott falls in love with a young woman in Italy and returns to the states with her. Mike spirals—his narcoleptic episodes getting worse.

Where to watch: Demand

Boys Don’t Cry, 1999

Directed: Kimberly Peirce
Starring: Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard

Brandon (Swank) is a young trans man who moves from rural Nebraska to a larger city, taken in by ex-cons as he gains footing in a new place. There, he falls for Lana (Sevigny), a karaoke singer who is not aware of Brandon’s past. Before the two can move together to Memphis, she discovers his anatomy—along with his once friends who do not take the news lightly.

Where to watch: Demand

Carol, 2015

Directed by: Todd Hanes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy

It is the 1950s and Therese (Mara) works at a Manhattan department store. While working, she spots the striking Carol (Blanchett) shopping for her daughter. The two begin a complicated relationship, despite Therese’s boyfriend. The story unfolds as Carol’s husband that she is separated from tries to disrupt their romance.

Where to watch: Tubi

A Fantastic Woman, 2017

Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
Starring: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes

The boyfriend of a young transgender woman Marina falls and dies—she is blamed for his death as detectives continue to interrogate her. Sonia, his ex-wife, become aggressive and bans her from attending his funeral. Marina struggles with the grief and moving on from the sudden loss.

Where to Watch: Prime Video

Betty, 2020

Directed: Crystal Moselle
Starring: Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran

Based on the acclaimed movie Skate Kitchen, Betty follows a group of skater girls through New York City. In a male dominated world, the crew of girls (often called Betty’s my their male counterparts at the skate park) stick together as relationships between the group form.

Where to watch: Demand