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Your search by 'Castro Theatre' identified 47 films

  • "Family"

    USA , 2008 , 111 min. Finding closeted life harrowing, six African American lesbians forge a pact to come out within 30 days. As familial and professional relationships change, the women come to depend on the family they chose instead of the family they chose instead of the family they were given. Text Voting Code: F118... Read more
  • And Then Came Lola

    And Then Came Lola

    USA , 2009 , 70 min. In the fast-paced, colorful, fragmented style of Run Lola Run, this local feature chronicles the tempestuous journey of commitment phobic photographer Lola. Don’t miss the fun-filled lesbian rom-com of 2009 complete with SF inside jokes and sexy bedroom scenes. Text Voting Code: F114... Read more
  • Anotherworld


    Italy , 106 min. Fabiomassimo Lozzi’s feature elegantly straddles the border between fiction and reality with 43 confessional vignettes that range from beautiful to anxious to heartbreaking looks at Italian gay male culture. Text Voting Code: F101... Read more
  • Assume Nothing

    Assume Nothing

    New Zealand , 2009 , 80 min. New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan’s unique representation of the rich diversity of her island nation and the transgender worldwide family is captured in this film with intersex, queer and transgender artists and actvists. Text Voting Code: D317... Read more
  • The Baby Formula

    The Baby Formula

    Canada , 2008 , 81 min. In a Canadian mockumentary with a kick (pun intended), Athena and Lilith rock lovely lady lumps as they dare to boldly go where no couple has gone before — simultaneously bearing children with two biological mothers. (No sperm!) Text Voting Code: F103... Read more
  • 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
  • Clapham Junction

    Clapham Junction

    UK , 2007 , 99 min. The sexy and stimulating drama Clapham Junction paints an intricate picture of the public’s dichotomous view of homosexuality, as told through the interweaving stories of a group of gay men in South London. Text Voting Code: F132... Read more
  • College Boys Live

    College Boys Live

    USA , 2009 , 90 min. You may have paid to watch the sexy webcams, but you haven't really gone inside this infamous online party house until you see George O'Donnell's fascinating documentary. Meet “house mothers” Zac and Jonathan and their teen and twentysomething tenants - troublemaker J.C., heartbreaker Tim and fresh-out-of-the-closet Chuck - then see what happens when their neighbors rally to kick them out.... Read more
  • The Country Teacher

    The Country Teacher

    Czech Republic , 2008 , 113 min. Winner of Best Queer Film at Reykjavík Film Festival last year, The Country Teacher’s elegiac camera work and subtle character motivations give it the sweeping feel of classical foreign cinema, while its bites of wit give it a sense of the modern that makes this coming out story one you surely haven’t seen before. Text Voting Code: F146... Read more
  • Dare


    USA , 2009 , 90 min. Featuring amusing cameos from Sandra Bernhard and Alan Cumming, Dare is a touching, sexy and risk-taking film charting the frustrated dreams, thwarted ambitions and rampaging hormones of gay, bi and straight high school seniors. Text Voting Code: F128... Read more
  • Drool


    USA , 2009 , 86 min. Anora Fleece is your typical beaten down house-wife, until Imogene, the Kathy K. Cosmetics saleswoman, moves in next door. Sparks fly, and after a few facials and a little homicide, Anora and her chosen family hit the road and discover what freedom feels like. Text Voting Code: F130... Read more
  • Dyke Delights

    Dyke Delights

    89 min. Which came first, the gay bunny or the eggs? How do you find a good discount dildo? Why is number 7 such a slut? Find out all this and more in this year’s Dyke Delights.... 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
  • El Niño Pez

    El Niño Pez

    Argentina , 2009 , 96 min. Writer-director Lucía Puenzo won awards - including two prizes at Cannes - and critical acclaim all over the world for XXY, and now the Argentine filmmaker returns with a lesbian romance that's also a Chabrol-esque mystery thriller and a scathing examination of class differences in the South American nation.... Read more
  • An Englishman In New York

    An Englishman In New York

    USA , 2009 , 74 min. In this sequel to The Naked Civil Servant (also screening at this year’s Festival), Britain’s most famous homosexual sashays stateside, with the help of Manhattan agent Connie Clausen who gets Quentin resident alien status based on his “unique qualities” and a film review gig at The Village Voice and he quickly becomes the toast of New York society. Text Votin... Read more
  • Fig Trees

    Fig Trees

    Canada , 2009 , 104 min. Queer cinema visionary John Greyson (Lilies, Proteus) once again dazzles the senses and challenges the intellect with this experimental documentary, a remarkably complex and moving rumination on AIDS activism, St. Teresa of Avila and Gertrude Stein that features a singing albino squirrel. Text Voting Code: F134... Read more
  • Free To Be... You And Me

    Free To Be... You And Me

    USA , 1974 , 48 min. Come celebrate the 35th anniversary of this classic television special that explores the infinite possibilities of childhood. Filled with great songs and comedy bits from a galaxy of stars, kids are encouraged to embrace individuality and celebrate diversity in this revolutionary effort to combat rigid gender roles and stereotypes.... Read more
  • Fruit Fly

    Fruit Fly

    USA , 2008 , 94 min. From H.P. Mendoza, writer, composer and star of Colma: The Musical (Frameline30) comes Fruit Fly, featuring rent control, public transit, one-night stands and other heartbreakingly familiar San Francisco mainstays celebrated in a lyrical chorus of clever wit. Text Voting Code: F113... Read more
  • Fun In Boys' Shorts

    Fun In Boys' Shorts

    88 min. Laugh your shorts off with Frameline33’s version of our hilarious favorite. Daring young boys, experimental “straight” guys and kinky travelers are just a few of the quirky delights in this program.... Read more
  • Fun in Girls' Shorts

    Fun in Girls' Shorts

    102 min. Here are the shorts you can’t wait to get into, including the tale of a klutzy overly analytical woman, a hilarious rap about the inevitable trajectory of the lesbian U-Haul phenomenon, and a sex toy reclamation project.... Read more
  • Ghosted


    Germany , 2009 , 89 min. A genre-mixing romance that journeys into the Taiwanese connection between women and ghosts, fest-favorite Monika Treut’s latest is a sexy, slight love story-cum-mystery that uses only the lightest imagery to put across its heady, steamy lesbian drama. Text Voting Code: F120... Read more
  • Girl Seeks Girl

    Girl Seeks Girl

    Spain , 2009 , 80 min. Hailed as Spain’s answer to The L Word, Girl Seeks Girl radiates with sexy fun, exploring the lives, loves, dreams and heartaches of a group of vibrant women living in Madrid. Text Voting Code: F140... Read more
  • Give Me Your Hand

    Give Me Your Hand

    France , 2009 , 80 min. Exploring the conflict and camaraderie between twin brothers, Pascal-Alex Vincent crafts an elliptical, sexy and beautifully shot debut film. Text Voting Code: F123... Read more
  • Global Queers

    Global Queers

    108 min. Four documentaries shine a light on the trials and triumphs of diverse queer groups from around the world. Though it hardly comes as a surprise that LGBT groups face persecution worldwide, these films fly past that general concept and instead detail the inventive ways different queer groups build and protect their cultures.... Read more
  • Greek Pete

    Greek Pete

    UK , 2008 , 70 min. Young and beautiful, with his whole life in front of him, Pete is going to the top as the world’s greatest male escort. Greek Pete is an emotionally honest and sexually explicit documentary-narrative hybrid that exposes the world of male escorts in London. Text Voting Code: F108... Read more
  • Hannah Free

    Hannah Free

    USA , 2009 , 90 min. Starring Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey, Queer As Folk) and adapted from one of Claudia Allen's award-winning plays, Hannah Free tells the story of a decades-long love affair between Hannah — an adventurous, butch lesbian with gruff charm — and Rachel, a pristine, married homemaker with a religious upbringing. Text Voting Code: F126... Read more
  • Hollywood, je t'aime

    Hollywood, je t'aime

    USA , 2009 , 95 min. Jerome is a charming French tourist roaming the seedy streets of Tinseltown in this delightfully funny, hugely entertaining film that combines biting Hollywood satire with a melancholy search for love and acceptance. Text Voting Code: F138... Read more
  • I Can't Think Straight

    I Can't Think Straight

    UK , 2007 , 85 min. While tackling big picture issues of religion, racism, and ethnic differences, I Can’t Think Straight also delves into the intimate matter of family. The drama limns the relationship between mothers and daughters as Tala and Leyla must choose which is more important: family approval, or the love that burns within their hearts for one another. Text Voting Code: F137... 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
  • Light Gradient

    Light Gradient

    Germany , 2009 , 75 min. Young lovers Johann and Robin bicycle through the picturesque Brandenburg Forest in Jan Krüger’s idiosyncratic road movie, an erotic tale of love and self-discovery that takes time to explore its majestic forest. Text Voting Code: F125... 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
  • Maggots and Men

    Maggots and Men

    USA , 2009 , 53 min. Film-watchers of the world unite! Seeing Cary Cronenwett’s Maggots and Men, you have nothing to lose but your preconceptions of gender. This utopian re-visioning of the Kronstadt Uprising of 1921 features film history’s first cast of over 100 transgender actors. Text Voting Code: F136... 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
  • Misconceptions


    USA , 2008 , 95 min. This lighthearted look at the clash between same-sex couples and evangelical Christians examines what happens when a Southern woman answers a call from God to become a surrogate mother for a gay male couple. Text Voting Code: F143... Read more
  • Mississippi Damned

    Mississippi Damned

    USA , 2009 , 120 min. The lives of three African American kids from rural Mississippi are chronicled in this captivating drama. Each one is forced to find their own way in life, without any semblance of adult guidance or sparks of hope. Text Voting Code: F109... Read more
  • Mr. Right

    Mr. Right

    UK , 2008 , 94 min. Smart, snappy and stylish, Jacqui and David Morris’ terrifically entertaining feature is a witty, heartfelt rom-com favoring witty repartee over gratuitous shagging, making Mr. Right a sophisticated yet still sexy stand-out that even Posh and Becks would love. Text Voting Code: F100... Read more
  • My Buddy Claudia

    My Buddy Claudia

    Brazil , 2009 , 87 min. She went from Sao Paulo’s Stonewall and premiering as the first travesti in Brazilian soft-core films and straight men’s magazines to activism for AIDS and sex-worker rights. Claudia Wonder, in this feature documentary, is both hot and heroic. Text Voting Code: D306... Read more
  • The Naked Civil Servant

    The Naked Civil Servant

    UK , 1975 , 77 min. Flamboyant Quentin Crisp is the indelible thorn in the side of conservative England in this 1975 award-winning film based on Crisp’s autobiography of the same name. The Naked Civil Servant reshaped the modern image of homosexuality and inspired Frameline33’s Opening Night film, An Englishman in New York.... Read more
  • Night Fliers

    Night Fliers

    USA , 2009 , 78 min. The only salvation for a tween butch may be in the close friendship she forms with her new neighbor in this sensitive and sincere tale of the rough life of adolescence. Text Voting Code: F116... Read more
  • Patrik, Age 1.5

    Patrik, Age 1.5

    Sweden , 100 min. Goran and Sven are the new gays on the heteronormative block -- looking forward to their pending adoption of a 1.5-year-old boy. But a typographical error brings a homophobic 15-year-old juvenile delinquent to their home instead, and a subtle tug-of-war between flawed humans plays out. Text Voting Code: F129... Read more
  • Pop Star On Ice

    Pop Star On Ice

    USA , 2008 , 85 min. Olympic figure skater, diva, fashionista, super-star: That’s athlete Johnny Weir, whose lithe grace and provocative personality both dazzle and scandalize the image-obsessed figure skating world in this intimate documentary. Text Voting Code: D316... Read more
  • Prodigal Sons

    Prodigal Sons

    USA , 2008 , 86 min. Dubbed "A brotherly rivalry between a man and a woman . . . and Orson Welles" Prodigal is a documentary running on all cylinders — melding the dysfunctional family doc and the transdoc into an engrossing saga that Variety aptly states “will fascinate inquisitive viewers on multiple levels.” Text Voting Code: D320... Read more
  • Rivers Wash Over Me

    Rivers Wash Over Me

    USA , 2009 , 89 min. When his mother dies, smart and sensitive 15-year-old Sequan Green must relocate from New York to the rural South to live with family. Things don’t go well. And yet Sequan finds comfort, even love, in that most terrible of places: adolescence. Text Voting Code: F117... Read more
  • Swiss Treats

    Swiss Treats

    92 min. It’s not just about chocolate and pocketknives anymore. The queers of Switzerland speak the universal language of queer in this eclectic shorts program.... Read more
  • Training Rules

    Training Rules

    USA , 2009 , 57 min. No drugs. No drinking. No lesbians. For over 25 years, Penn State women’s basketball coach Rene Portland’s homophobic coaching philosophy wrecked the lives and dreams of many talented young players. Text Voting Code: D324... Read more
  • Worldly Affairs

    Worldly Affairs

    93 min. Take a trip around the globe with this program of superb international men’s shorts. Anonymous bathroom sex, teenage malaise and the benefits of your gayness to your mom are just part of this program.... Read more
  • The Young and the Lost

    The Young and the Lost

    99 min. After last year’s well-received shorts program The Young and the Evil, we decided to bring you another collection of amazing, provocative and haunting shorts about young men. This program contains explicit material.... Read more

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