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Frameline 2015 Must-See Films By Gary M. Kramer

Frameline 2015 Must-See Films By Gary M. Kramer

Frameline, San Francisco’s annual LGBT Film Festival screens at area theaters June 18–28. There are dozens of features, shorts, documentaries and revivals playing. Here is a rundown of what to…

Sex, Opera and Baking Come Together in Frisky Romance All Yours

Sex, Opera and Baking Come Together in Frisky Romance All Yours

All Yours, out May 26 on DVD, is a frisky romance about Lucas (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart), a young man from Argentina who meets the heavyset Belgium baker, Henry (Jean-Michel Balthazar),…

Two French Films: Saint Laurent and In the Name of My Daughter

Two French Films: Saint Laurent and In the Name of My Daughter

Saint Laurent, opening May 15, is the second feature film about Yves Saint Laurent in as many years. Despite its title, this biopic, co-written and directed by Betrand Bonello, is…

Actress and Writer Maria Bello Adds a New Letter to Our LGBT Acronym: “W”

Actress and Writer Maria Bello Adds a New Letter to Our LGBT Acronym: “W”

Maria Bello may be known for her roles in films such as A History of Violence, and The Cooler, but she garnered considerable attention for her essay “Coming Out as…

Dior and I Reveals Prestigious Fashion House’s History as Its Future Unfolds

Dior and I Reveals Prestigious Fashion House’s History as Its Future Unfolds

Dior and I is the third fabulous fashion documentary—after collaborating on Valentino: The Last Emperor and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel—made by the openly gay Frédéric Tcheng. It…

LGBT Highlights at the San Francisco International Film Festival

LGBT Highlights at the San Francisco International Film Festival

 The 58th San Francisco International Film Festival unspools at area screens April 23–May 7. The festival includes several films by American and international LGBT filmmakers. San Francisco-based Jenni Olsen’s The…

An Honest Liar Entertainingly Debunks Conmen As It Reveals Its Own Surprises

An Honest Liar Entertainingly Debunks Conmen  As It Reveals Its Own Surprises

There’s a sucker born every minute, perhaps, but there are all too few people who try to expose the swindlers, charlatans, and con men who deceive them. A magician, like…

Superb Futuro Beach Captures the Eroticism and Emotions of Its Characters

Superb Futuro Beach Captures the Eroticism and Emotions of Its Characters

Karim Aïnouz’s superb new film, Futuro Beach, opening March 13, is a stunning drama about a hunky Brazilian lifeguard, Donato (Wagner Moura), who bonds—both emotionally and in the naked, physical…

Oscar Picks

Oscar Picks

Now, with marriage equality thankfully a reality here February 22 is the date of the 87th Academy Awards. There are several clear winners, but also some real wild cards. Here’s…

The Cult of JT LeRoy Presents Cautionary, Fascinating Tale About the Nature of Fame

The Cult of JT LeRoy Presents Cautionary, Fascinating Tale About the Nature of Fame

One of the highlights at this year’s Independent Film Fest is local filmmaker Marjorie Sturm’s The Cult of JT Leroy, playing at the Roxie in San Francisco on February 7…

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