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    Features, Shorts and Documentaries Featured in Final Days of Frameline40

    Features, Shorts and Documentaries Featured  in Final Days of Frameline40

    The 40th Frameline Film Festival ends this weekend, but there are still some great films to catch. Here is a list of four features, four shorts programs, and four documentaries…

    Changing the World Through the Power of Queer Cinema

    As a media arts non-profit, Frameline’s programs connect filmmakers and audiences in the Bay Area and around the world. The festival’s integrated programs provide critical funding for emerging LGBTQ filmmakers;…

    Frameline40 Local Filmmakers & Ties

    Frameline40 Local Filmmakers & Ties

    Bernal Heights Freedom to Marry Producer Jenni Olson lives in the Bernal Heights, Glen Park area. The Presidio also gets a mention, as funding for the film came from the…

    Hits and Misses at Frameline40

    Hits and Misses at Frameline40

    It’s that special time of year, The Frameline Film Festival! Featuring hundreds of LGBTQ features, documentaries and shorts, this year’s festival–the 40th!–offers a terrific program of independent and international voices…

    Wright on Hockney

    Wright on Hockney

    Randall Wright’s marvelous documentary Hockney, opening May 27, is a profound appreciation of the celebrated gay artist. The film captures its subject through a melange of quotes by Hockney, anecdotes…

    Viva Vividly Depicts Queer Life in Cuba

    Viva Vividly Depicts Queer Life in Cuba

    The crowd-pleasing Viva, directed by Irish filmmaker Paddy Breathnach (Blow Dry), is set in the world of Cuban drag queens. The film, opening May 6, features Jesus (Héctor Medina), a…

    Intimate That’s Not Us Realistically Portrays LGBT Couples

    Intimate That’s Not Us  Realistically Portrays LGBT Couples

    The sweet, unpretentious film That’s Not Us, now out on DVD, was co-written by Derek Dodge and William Sullivan, and directed by Sullivan. This comedy-drama features three couples–lesbians Alex (Sarah…

    My Big Night Is a Party Worth Attending

    My Big Night Is a Party Worth Attending

    The new comedy My Big Night, directed by Spanish enfant terrible Álex de la Iglesia, has all the manic energy of a Pedro Almodóvar farce. This bubbly, champagne-infused piffle, which…

    Tension-filled Take Me to the River Marks Masterful Debut for Filmmaker

    Tension-filled Take Me to the River Marks Masterful Debut for Filmmaker

    Take Me to the River is straight writer/director Matt Sobel’s auspicious debut feature about California teen Ryder’s (Logan Miller) awkward family reunion in Nebraska. Ryder wants to announce he is…

    Me Him Her Addresses Sexual Identify Politics, But Misses Opportunities

    Me Him Her Addresses Sexual Identify Politics, But Misses Opportunities

    Now available on VOD, Me Him Her, written and directed by Max Landis, aims to do something different, if not radical, with sexual identity politics. In this broad comedy, Brendan…

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