Films / Programs

US Features

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

Appropriate Behavior

USA, 2013, 86M

In this dry comedy, a semi-closeted bisexual Persian American tries to live up to her family’s ideals and traditions while going through a breakup, navigating Brooklyn’s dating scene with both men and women, and figuring out what to do with the rest of her life.

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Blackbird

USA, 2014, 99M

A high school choirboy searches to save his soul against a backdrop of religion, Southern values, and African-American culture in the new film from the creative team behind Noah’s Arc and Punks (Frameline24).

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Boulevard

USA, 2014, 84M

Robin Williams shines as Nolan Mack, a man whose dutiful life of quiet desperation is about to unravel due to a fixation with a young male hustler. The seductive pull to abandon the buttoned-up security of his dispassionate marriage and monotonous desk job proves to be very intoxicating indeed.

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Boy Meets Girl

108M

Funny and provocative, Boy Meets Girl is a sweetly profound romantic comedy that vividly captures the giddy excitement, sexual heat, and inherent heartache of “non-traditional” love in a small town.

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Boys Don’t Cry

USA, 1999, 118M

With its indelible lead performance by Hilary Swank as a young Brandon Teena and its unstinting portrait of the violent undercurrent of the blue-collar Midwest, Boys Don’t Cry retains its power to stir the emotions fifteen years after its original release.

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Broken Gardenias

USA, 2014, 88M

In this quirky dark rom-com, sweet botany savant Jenni leaves her crumbling life behind with the help of fast-talking hustling hottie Sam, and together they set out on a quest to find Jenni’s father.

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Crazy Bitches

USA, 2013, 100M

In this steamy, unpredictable slasher film, seven former sorority sisters go on a weekend getaway filled with lots of wine, hot sex, old rivalries, dark secrets, crazy bitches, and murder.

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Drunktown’s Finest

USA, 2014, 90M

The lives of three young Native Americans—a feisty father-to-be, an adopted Christian woman, and a two-spirit transwoman—intersect with surprising results in this vibrant and touching coming-of-age tale.

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Dyke Central

101M

Watch delicious drama unfold in Dyke Central, a lighthearted dramatic comedy that delves into queer Oakland culture. Oaktown folks who like their produce and film local will relate to Dyke Central’s queers as they traverse the boundaries between friendship and romance.

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Eat With Me

USA, 2013, 100M

A middle-aged Asian woman leaves her bland marriage and winds up crashing in her gay son’s apartment. Mother and son attempt to reconcile their estranged relationship and rediscover their zest for life in this hilarious food-centered dramedy.

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First Period

USA, 2013, 100M

Sixteen Candles meets Hairspray, with a dash of Strangers with Candy thrown in for good measure, in the hilarious camp explosion First Period, the gayest, drag-iest teen movie you’ll ever see.

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Five Dances

USA, 2013, 88M

A reticent young dancer from Kansas struggles to gain his footing as an artist, a man, and a lover in this intimate drama set in New York’s modern dance world; the film features exquisite choreographed sequences—a must for fans of dance.

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The Foxy Merkins

USA, 2014, 81M

An awkward lesbian hooker newbie learns the ropes—such as the importance of investing in a proper merkin and how to recognize kinky closeted Republicans—from a seasoned, sneaky, gay-for-pay socialite in this zany homage to male hustler films.

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Go Fish

USA, 1994, 83M

Produced at the height of the New Queer Cinema movement, director Rose Troche’s debut feature first created a buzz 20 years ago as Frameline18’s Opening Night selection. This 1990s will-they-or-won’t-they rom-com tells the story of Max and Ely—and the friends who try to set them up.

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Helicopter Mom

USA, 2014, 80M

Splashy, wacky, wildly inappropriate, and yet somehow so endearingly authentic you want to make her your best friend, Maggie Cooper is a nonstop whirlwind of meddling motherhood who fights tooth and nail to protect her sensitive son and secure a college scholarship for him—even if it means determining his as-yet-undecided sexual orientation for him.

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Mulan

USA, 88M

Invite your friends, family, and loved ones to revisit a classic tale of bravery, selflessness, and unconditional love at our surprise family screening of Mulan! Watch one young heroine defy the rules and use marvelous wit and courage to save her community in this surprise family screening at The Castro Theatre.

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What It Was

USA, 2013, 86M

Taking a break from her high-flying life, a Hollywood starlet seeks refuge in her ex-girlfriend’s Brooklyn flat. The visit rekindles memories and ignites new possibilities in this sexy romantic drama.

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