Films: Film Programs

Opening Night

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We begin this year’s Festival than with a film about one of the most influential people in the history of queer cinema—Vito Russo, a moving and gorgeous documentary about the inexhaustible gay activist who wrote The Celluloid Closet and changed LGBT cinema forever. more

Centerpiece

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

Showcase Programs

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

Closing Night

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Stella and Dot (Academy Award-winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, respectively), a lesbian couple who have been together for thirty years, break out of a nursing home and run for the border to get married. more

Sneak Preview

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I Do
When Jack faces deportation to his native England he marries his best friend to stay with his family. But when he meets the love of his life, things get tricky. more

U.S. Features

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

World Cinema

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

Documentaries

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

Shorts Programs

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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. Frameline continues to bring what are often some of the best small films to the big screen. more

Shorts

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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. Frameline continues to bring what are often some of the best small films to the big screen. more

Family Films

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On Sunday, June 17, join us for two special family screenings.
Bunnies Galore Hop on down to the Castro Theatre for this free and bunny-filled Sunday morning kid-friendly animated program sure to delight viewers of all ages.
Annie (30th Anniversary screening), Free for ages 12 and under more

Clipshows & Panels

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Christine in the Cutting Room: A Work-in-Progress Screening, Lecture, and Clip Show:
In a new film project that straddles the boundary between documentary and art, transgender scholar and filmmaker Susan Stryker uses the career of 1950s transsexual icon Christine Jorgensen to explore identity, embodiment, technology and representation. more

New Queer Cinema

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Now a concept twenty-years-old—the term "New Queer Cinema" was coined in 1992 by B. Ruby Rich. To celebrate this 20th Anniversary, Frameline36 will present a retrospective of four highlights of 1990s-era New Queer Cinema, including the remixed and remastered version of Araki’s The Living End, Cheryl Dunye’s seminal The Watermelon Woman (1996), Alex Sichel’s moving All Over Me ... more

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