Films: Film Programs

Opening Night

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Frameline32 opens in style with a delicious period piece. Affinity, based on Sarah Waters’ 1999 novel of the same name, is a women-in-prison movie with a gothic Victorian twist. more


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This year the Festival shines its midway spotlight on the brilliant and unforgettable XXY, the portrait of Alex, a 15-year-old coping with an extended puberty made more complicated by the presence of an extra chromosome. more

Closing Night

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Mixing homos, hockey and family values, Frameline32 closes with Breakfast with Scot, a light-hearted and touching Canadian comedy staring TV hunk Thomas Cavanagh. more


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This diverse collection of some of the best of today's LGBT cinema certainly holds something for everyone. more

Michael Lumpkin Retrospective

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On his departure from Frameline, Michael invites you to join him in a look back at some film highlights from his 25 years at the Festival in these seven Castro matinees. more

U.S. Features

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These 12 films show the wide range of contemporary LGBT cinema created right in our own backyard. US queer films explore all the genres from musicals to horror films, gender benders to coming out stories and even what may be a first – a queer positive martial arts action film! more

Sneak Preview

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Del Shores and much of his original cast return with a sneak peek at two episodes from his upcoming TV series, a southern-fried comedy that serves as a prequel to his 2000 cult classic film of the same name. more

World Cinema

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A record sixteen different countries are represented in this year's World Cinema section. From Israel to the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom to Argentina, Egypt to Japan, these films demonstrate the creativity and diversity of queer story telling around the world. more

Family Film

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Kids of all ages and their friends are encouraged to attend Frameline’s annual Kid’s Matinee. This year we are please to present the very first films created by lesbian moms specifically for LGBT families. Please join us in celebrating the wonder of queer families. more


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Documentary films have always played an important role in chronicling our community in general and the LGBT rights movement specifically. This year's slate of documentary films is as diverse and entertaining as ever. more


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Great things continue to come in small packages, and short films have always been a large part of the Festival package. more

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