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    Gay Brazilian Looks for Love in SF-Shot Film

    Gay Brazilian Looks for Love in SF-Shot Film

    By Gary Kramer– The indie film Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots, out September 10 on DVD and VOD, and screening September 20 at the Roxie Theater as part of the SF…

    Queer Literary History at Heart of Vita & Virginia

    Queer Literary History at Heart of Vita & Virginia

    By Gary Kramer– The handsome romantic drama Vita & Virginia, opening September 6 in the Bay Area, artfully, if emptily, depicts the true-life relationship between writers Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton)…

    Vision Portraits: An Impressive Documentary by Gay Filmmaker Rodney Evans

    Vision Portraits: An Impressive Documentary by Gay Filmmaker Rodney Evans

    By Gary Kramer– Vision Portraits, opening August 30 in the Bay Area, is out gay writer-director Rodney Evans’ remarkable documentary about visually-impaired artists. Evans uses his own experiences of losing…

    This Is Not Berlin Is a Queer and Worthwhile Coming of Age Drama

    This Is Not Berlin Is a Queer and Worthwhile Coming of Age Drama

    By Gary Kramer– This Is Not Berlin, opening August 30 in the Bay Area, is director/co-writer Hari Sama’s immersive and semi-autobiographical drama about two friends, Carlos (Xabiani Ponce de León)…

    Consequences Is the First Narrative Queer Film from Slovenia

    Consequences Is the First Narrative Queer Film from Slovenia

    By Gary Kramer– The absorbing drama Consequences, now available on iTunes, Amazon and other outlets, is billed as the “first narrative queer film from Slovenia.” Written and directed by Darko Stante, it…

    The Queen Returns: Rerelease Recounts an Historic 1968 Camp Beauty Pageant

    The Queen Returns: Rerelease Recounts an Historic 1968 Camp Beauty Pageant

    By Gary Kramer– The Queen, opening August 2 at the Landmark Opera Plaza and Shattuck Cinemas, is a fantastic time capsule from 1968. This documentary, directed by Frank Simon, depicts…

    Historic Documentary Before Stonewall Gets a Re-Release

    Historic Documentary Before Stonewall Gets a Re-Release

    By Gary Kramer– The newly restored 1984 documentary Before Stonewall will screen at the Roxie Theater on July 18, 19 and 22. The film—directed by Greta Schiller, co-directed by Robert…

    Hits and Misses from the Final Days of Frameline43

    Hits and Misses from the Final Days of Frameline43

    By Gary Kramer– The Frameline Film Festival ends Sunday, but there are still plenty of films to catch before it’s over. Here is a rundown of nine titles still to…

    Inspiring Documentary Chronicles the SF AIDS Ward 5B

    Inspiring Documentary Chronicles the SF AIDS Ward 5B

    By Gary Kramer– The compassionate documentary 5B is named for the first AIDS ward that opened on July 25, 1983, at San Francisco General Hospital. This film, which opened at…

    Fifteen Highlights and Lowlights from Frameline43

    Fifteen Highlights and Lowlights from Frameline43

    By Gary Kramer– The 43rd edition of Frameline will unspool on area screens June 20–30. The LGBT film festival opens with Vita & Virginia and closes ten days later with…

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