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Opening Night

Frameline38 opens with The Case Against 8, a riveting inside account of the epic legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, this film follows the four plaintiffs and their legal team from San Francisco to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Centerpiece

Centerpiece films–one narrative and one documentary–anchor the middle of the Festival.

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Showcase Programs

Showcases are gems that are handpicked by our programmers from the hundreds of outstanding films at this year's Festival.

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Closing Night

Frameline38 closes with I Feel Like Disco
Flori is a pudgy teen who loves disco and struggles with his sexuality. And his overbearing dad just doesn’t get him at all. When Flori’s mom is suddenly gone, father and son must reconcile their relationship in this stellar fantasy-fueled coming-of-age dramatic comedy.

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US Features

Frameline presents the best of this year's U.S. LGBTQ feature narratives.

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World Cinema

The best in worldwide LGBT cinema comes to San Francisco! These outstanding films engage, challenge, and entertain on a global scale.

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Documentaries

The best documentaries capture the richness of our communities. We're proud to bring you the best of this year's LGBTQ documentaries from the U.S. and around the globe!

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Shorts

Great things continue to come in small packages, and short films have always been a large part of the Festival package. Frameline continues to bring what are often some of the best small films to the big screen.

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Spotlight: LGBT Films in Today’s Russia

Join us for four eye-opening programs featuring recent queer filmmaking from Russia, created under increasingly risky conditions: the dramas Stand and Winter Journey; a program of short films including Pussy vs. Putin; and Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Michael Lucas and journalist Masha Gessen.

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New Storytelling in LGBT Cinema

Like our own Northern California terrain, the landscape of LGBT media has undergone rapid and sometimes earth-shaking transformation in the digital age—not only by new technologies that have changed how audiences find and experience LGBT cinema, but also by new approaches to telling queer stories and by the changing role of women filmmakers. As part of a special initiative supported by the Academy...

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Panels

Frameline38 features special free panels on digital distribution, new cinematic approaches to gay history and biography, and the growth and support of queer women filmmakers.

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Retrospective

Frameline38 proudly presents several retrospective screenings in this year's Festival including Boys Don't Cry, Edward II, and Go Fish.

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Family Film

Free for everyone of all ages. Join us for this special surprise family screening!

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