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    New Film About Mental Illness Draws from Gay Filmmaker’s Real-Life Experiences

    New Film About Mental Illness Draws from Gay Filmmaker’s Real-Life Experiences

    By Gary M. Kramer– Directed and co-written by the openly gay Vincent Sabella, Elizabeth Blue, opening September 22 at the Roxie Theatre, is based on the filmmaker’s personal experiences with…

    Dolores Huerta’s Life and Activism Chronicled in Inspiring New Documentary

    Dolores Huerta’s Life and Activism Chronicled in Inspiring New Documentary

    By Gary M. Kramer– San Francisco native Peter Bratt’s inspiring documentary Dolores opens in the Bay Area this weekend. The film recounts the life and work of Dolores Huerta, who…

    Moody, Atmospheric Queer Film Beach Rats Is Not to Be Missed

    Moody, Atmospheric Queer Film Beach Rats Is Not to Be Missed

    By Gary M. Kramer– Frankie (Harris Dickinson), the main character in writer/director Eliza Hittman’s phenomenal drama, Beach Rats, doesn’t think of himself as gay, but he regularly cruises gay Brooklyn…

    Impassioned Whose Streets? Chronicles Black Lives Matter Activism

    Impassioned Whose Streets? Chronicles Black Lives Matter Activism

    By Gary M. Kramer– Brittany Farrell, an African American lesbian, mother, and activist, is one of the many impassioned voices in the sobering documentary Whose Streets? Directors Sabaah Folayan and…

    1980s Romantic Gay Drama Maurice Undergoes Restoration Ahead of 30th Anniversary Re-release

    1980s Romantic Gay Drama Maurice Undergoes Restoration Ahead of 30th Anniversary Re-release

    By Gary M. Kramer– James Ivory and Ismail Merchant’s elegant gay romantic drama Maurice is receiving a 4K restoration re-release in honor of its 30th anniversary. A classic film in…

    Spellbinding Drama The Ornithologist Blends Reality and Fantasy

    Spellbinding Drama The Ornithologist Blends Reality and Fantasy

    By Gary M. Kramer– Gay writer/director João Pedro Rodrigues’s spellbinding drama The Ornithologist, opened July 7 in San Francisco, and anyone who can still catch this film will find it…

    Film Hits and Misses from the Final Days of Frameline41

    Film Hits and Misses from the Final Days of Frameline41

    By Gary M. Kramer– There are only a few days left in this year’s Frameline Film Festival, but there are still some great shorts, features, and docs to catch before…

    San Francisco Bay Times Is Proud to Present Seventeen and Apricot Groves at Frameline

    San Francisco Bay Times Is Proud to Present Seventeen and Apricot Groves at Frameline

    The San Francisco Bay Times is sponsoring two films at Frameline this year: Seventeen and Apricot Groves. We hope that you can check them out. Look for our team at…

    Queer Films at the 2017 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival

    Queer Films at the 2017 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival

    By Gary M. Kramer– The San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, May 31–June 15, features several films with LGBT content. Here is a rundown of four interesting films screening at the…

    A Quiet Passion Biopic of Poet Emily Dickson Reveals How Taking Virtue Too Far Can Itself Become a Vice

    A Quiet Passion Biopic of Poet Emily Dickson Reveals How Taking Virtue Too Far Can Itself Become a Vice

    By Gary M. Kramer– The handsomely mounted period piece, A Quiet Passion, opening May 5 in San Francisco, is gay filmmaker Terence Davies’s gorgeously-lit biopic of poet Emily Dickinson. The…

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