Films: Film Programs

Opening Night

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Frameline39 opens with I Am Michael, the provocative true story of Michael Glatze—a former gay rights advocate who renounced his homosexuality—featuring terrific, compassionate performances and a daringly nuanced approach. more


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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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Frameline39 closes with Bare, a drama that is just as intoxicating as it is challenging in its compelling portrait of two young women in small-town Nevada searching for expanded horizons. more

US Features

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Frameline39 presents the best of this year's US LGBTQ feature narratives. more


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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 US and around the globe! more

World Cinema

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


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Great things often come in small packages, and short films have always been a large part of the Festival package. Frameline39 brings the best short films to the big screen. more

Family Film

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Free for everyone of all ages, join us for this special family matinee screening of Akeelah and the Bee! more

Game Changers: Sexuality & Sports

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Join us for six knockout programs featuring diverse representations of LGBTQ athletes from all walks of life who find affirmation being their authentic selves on and off the courts. more


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Shown in conjunction with Fassbinder — To Love Without Demands, Frameline39 proudly presents Querelle as this year's retrospective screening. more

Special Preview

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Join us for this special preview of Magic Mike XXL and be the first to see the Kings of Tampa back in action on the big screen. more

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