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    Highlights of Frameline 44

    Highlights of Frameline 44

    By Gary Kramer– The 44th edition of the Frameline Film Festival will take place virtually September 17–27 this year. The festival opens with a screening of S–t and Champagne, about…

    Looking at A Different Story Decades Later

    Looking at A Different Story Decades Later

    By Gary Kramer– Now available on Blu-ray and DVD is the 1978 queer romantic comedy-drama A Different Story. The film received mixed reviews upon its original theatrical release—its sexual politics…

    Gay USA Screening and Panel Will Revisit 1977 SF Pride Parade

    Gay USA Screening and Panel Will Revisit 1977 SF Pride Parade

    By Gary Kramer– The San Francisco GLBT Historical Society Museum and Archive is hosting a special screening of the late, great, gay filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.’s landmark 1977 documentary…

    Ambitious Boys State Shows Teens Learning About Government

    Ambitious Boys State Shows Teens Learning About Government

    By Gary Kramer– The new documentary Boys State, directed by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss, is as ambitious as the young men the filmmakers follow. Four teenagers in Texas are…

    Gay Filmmaker Recounts Survival Story From 1926

    Gay Filmmaker Recounts Survival Story From 1926

    By Gary Kramer– Gay filmmaker Richard Bell’s handsomely-mounted period piece, Brotherhood, tells the true story of an ill-fated camping trip at Balsam Lake in Canada on July 20, 1926. This…

    Four Films to Inspire Pride

    Four Films to Inspire Pride

    By Gary Kramer– It’s Pride, yeah! Or, yeah? With COVID-19 canceling the parade, and the unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the stirring activism that followed, what…

    The Cinematic Rainbow

    The Cinematic Rainbow

    By Jan Wahl– There are so many great movies about Pride! In earlier issues of our fine paper, I’ve written about these: 2014’s Pride is an under-seen movie about gay…

    Off the Wahl: Complicated, Free, and Proud

    Off the Wahl: Complicated, Free, and Proud

    By Jan Wahl– A few columns back, I raved about one of my favorite unseen movies: 2004’s Pride. Based on a true story, this is a movie perfect for this…

    Highlights from Frameline44 Pride Showcase

    Highlights from Frameline44 Pride Showcase

    By Gary Kramer– The Frameline Film Festival, normally held this month, will be having a virtual festival entitled Frameline44 Pride Showcase, June 25–28. There will be seven features, four documentaries,…

    Breaking Fast Is a Fun Rom-Com About Gay Arabs

    Breaking Fast Is a Fun Rom-Com About Gay Arabs

    By Gary M. Kramer– Also screening in the Frameline44 Pride Showcase is out gay writer/director Mike Mosallam’s fabulous rom-com, Breaking Fast. Mosallam’s wonderful feature debut—based on his 2015 short film…

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