Paragraph 175 at NewFest


Rob Epstein will be present at two screenings for this year's NewFest:

On October 21, Rob will participate in an extended post-screening panel for DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS (1919) on the film's significance in the queer cinema canon. He'll speak alongside Noah Isenberg, Professor of Culture and Media at the New School's Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts; film journalist Manuel Betancourt and Ashley Swinnerton, Collection Specialist, Department of Film at MoMA.

PARAGRAPH 175 will screen on October 22 at 10:30am at Cinépolis Chelsea (formerly Bow Tie). Rob Epstein will be present for a Q&A following the screening. 



Paragraph 175 now available on Vimeo on Demand

Paragraph 175 is now available for rent or purchase on Vimeo on Demand

Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Paragraph 175 fills a crucial gap in the historical record of World War II - the Nazi persecution of homosexuals - and reveals the lasting consequences of this hidden chapter of 20th century history. Winner of the Documentary Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival (2000), and the FIPRESCI Prize and Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film at Berlinale, Paragraph 175 remains a significant account of a little known history told from the voices of those who survived.

"Heart-stopping! Imbued with humanity and unexpected humor." -Jan Stuart, NEWSDAY

"Exquisite and powerful." -Mick LaSalle, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"Not to be missed...elegant and powerful!" -David Ansen, NEWSWEEK



The Times of Harvey Milk to screen at Bangkok Doc+Talk


The Times of Harvey Milk will screen at bacc in Bangkok, Tuesday, July 19th at 4:00pm. Harvey Milk is the first film to screen in the doc+talk series running through December. Find more information about the screening here as well as a Facebook event here.

The Celluloid Closet at Frameline40


The Celluloid Closet will screen at the Castro Theater for Frameline40 on Friday, June 24th, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the film's release in 1996. Purchase tickets at the link below. Screening begins at 1:30pm. 

The Times of Harvey Milk - Birthday Screening @ The Castro Theatre

Celebrate Harvey Milk’s 86th birthday with all your friends at the Castro Theatre for this special screening of The Times of Harvey Milk on Sunday, May 22nd. Enjoy a VIP brunch reception with special guests in the mezzanine, a queer youth performance, and guided tours of the GLBT Society before the show.

Presented by the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club.

About The Harvey Milk LGBT Club:

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club was founded by namesake, Harvey Milk, in 1976. Today the Club continues Harvey's legacy through political activism, electoral organizing, and building progressive power across communities and issues in San Francisco. To learn more about the Harvey Milk Club or to become a member, visit

The Hell-Raiser now available to stream on Amazon Prime


Our new short film "The Hell-Raiser" premiered on episode 8 of the new Amazon series "The New Yorker Presents." "The Hell-Raiser" is the story of Rob Bell, a renegade evangelical preacher whose open-minded theology turned out to be too challenging for the hugely successful megachurch he founded in west Michigan. "The Hell-Raiser" is based on an article by Kalefah Sanneh, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and produced by Rebekah Fergusson. Watch now on Amazon Prime.