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Opening Night

Get ready to start your festival off with a film that is absolutely gay-tastic! Outspoken, outlandish, and utterly unwilling to conform, the flamboyant Quentin Crisp inspired the 1975 film The Naked Civil Servant, and sashays stateside in this follow up featuring John Hurt in a reprised role. more

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Centerpieces

Two outstanding films were fighting it out for Centerpiece status this Festival, so we figured, why not both? Patrik, Age 1.5 is a Swedish narrative about the tug-of-war that occurs when the new gays on the block accidentally adopt a homophobic 15-year-old. Prodigal Sons melds the dysfunctional family doc and the transdoc into an engrossing tale of “a brotherly rivalry between a man,... more

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Closing Night

Starring Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey, Queer As Folk) and adapted from one of Claudia Allen’s award-winning plays, Hannah Free tells the story of a decades-long love affair between Hannah— an adventurous, butch lesbian with gruff charm— and Rachel, a pristine, married homemaker. Their tumultuous yet enduring relationship is proof positive that sometimes an entire lifetime isn’... more

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Showcases

This diverse collection of the best of today's LGBT cinema holds something for everyone, including breakthrough first features, triumphant returns from festival favorites, and internationally acclaimed films. more

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'60s/'70s Underground & Queer Cinema

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, this year Frameline is proud to present a special program on underground and queer cinema from and about the 1960s and 70s. With these films, let us take note and honor those amazing artists who have picked up a camera and told their stories through the power of film in a way that worked for them. more

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U.S. Features

These eclectic films show the wide range of contemporary LGBT cinema created right in our own backyard. We’ve got fresh local fare, a teenaged love triangle, tales of coming out and coming of age, and even an all-trans re-imagining of a Soviet uprising. more

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World Cinema

Whether it’s a sweet tale of a macho boy rental in The Philippines, a gritty take on British gang culture, or Spain’s answer to The L Word, this year’s international selection is a hodgepodge with something for everyone. more

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Kid's Matinee

Families with children of all ages are encouraged to attend Frameline’s annual Kids’ Matinee (free to ages 12 and under). This year we are pleased to present Free To Be … You & Me, which celebrates music, lessons of sharing and diversity, and seamlessly to combat rigid gender roles and stereotypes. more

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Documentary

Documentaries can be informative. They can be fun. They can be eye-opening. The best have it all. And the best of the best screen at Frameline. This year’s selection features legendary directors and actors of the queer community, intimate international award-winners, and everything in between. more

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Shorts

Frameline die-hards know that the best things often come in small packages. Whether it’s the boys’ and girls’ shorts you can’t wait to have fun in, or whole programs devoted to bi films, women of color films, or transtastic delights, these shorts programs are sure to delight. more

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