Films / Programs

'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.

  • Born in '68

    Born in '68

    France , 2009 , 173 min. This rollicking emotional and political history of middle-class French life begins in 1968 with an idealistic ménage-à-trois forming a commune, and ends with some hard-earned truths about love and activism. Text Voting Code: F133... Read more
  • Calling All Nerds and Art Freaks

    Calling All Nerds and Art Freaks

    90 min. AMFAR AIDS insignia—clever graphic or apolitical rip-off of Robert Indiana’s LOVE? The Apple logo— simple symbol or tribute to the gay man who invented computers? Quentin Crisp—honored family member or notorious shame? You decide in these biopics.... Read more
  • Canyon Cinema's Queer Underground

    Canyon Cinema's Queer Underground

    88 min. A survey of legendary and lesser-known works of underground LGBT filmmakers from the Canyon Cinema cooperative curated by Dominic Angerame.... Read more
  • Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

    Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

    USA , 2009 , 67 min. When Edie and Thea meet, it is love at first sight, and the beginning of a relationship that will last the rest of their lives. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement recounts their romance, from the closeted pre-Stonewall days to the present. Text Voting Code: D330... Read more
  • Forever's Gonna Start Tonight

    Forever's Gonna Start Tonight

    USA , 2009 , 54 min. A legendary American drag artist still performing in her seventies, the tale of Vicki Marlane is a loving tribute to a local living legacy in Forever's Gonna Start Tonight, while The Lovers and Fighters Convention chronicles the gender and sexual politics of The UK’s Gender Recognition Act. Text Voting Code: D309... Read more
  • It Came From Kuchar

    It Came From Kuchar

    USA , 2009 , 86 min. It Came From Kuchar is the definitive documentary film about the legendary underground filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar, recipients of this year’s Frameline Award. Text Voting Code: D326... Read more
  • Little Joe

    Little Joe

    USA , 2009 , 87 min. Little Joe is a fascinating documentary starring iconic cult actor Joe Dallesandro. The film covers his 40-year career, beginning with the Andy Warhol productions Flesh, Trash and Heat and continuing with mainstream films such as The Cotton Club and Cry-Baby. Text Voting Code: D323... Read more
  • Making The Boys

    Making The Boys

    USA , 2009 , 90 min. Crayton Robey’s fun-packed documentary Making The Boys gives the inside scoop on The Boys In the Band — the first openly gay mass-market film. This fun making-of doc features interviews with Edward Albee, Dan Savage, Christian Siriano and others. Text Voting Code: D329... Read more
  • Thundercrack!

    Thundercrack!

    USA , 1975 , 152 min. Witness, if you dare, the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror movie complete with four men, three women and a gorilla! This film contains sexually explicit material.... Read more

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