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  • All Boys

    All Boys

    Finland , 2009 , 72 min. All Boys is a probing look at the pitfalls and politics of gay porn in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The film focuses on “the haves and have-nots” in this tawdry tinseltown. Text Voting Code: D314... Read more
  • Baby Jane?

    Baby Jane?

    USA , 2009 , 97 min. Bette and Joan, eat your hearts out! This drag-studded recreation of the 1962 classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? drops us back into the depths of sisterly detestation. Text Voting Code: F126... Read more
  • BearCity


    USA , 2010 , 100 min. A quirky group of fuzzy, funny friends is getting ready for the annual summer celebration of bears, but plans keep getting turned upside down. It's a hairy Sex in the City — with hot bear-on-bear action! Text Voting Codes: Chico's Angels:24ish: S594 BearCity: F127... Read more
  • Beautiful Darling, the Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar

    Beautiful Darling, the Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar

    USA , 2009 , 85 min. Transgender pioneer Candy Darling was a queen among muses, inspiring Andy Warhol, Lou Reed and Richard Avedon, among others. This hypnotically engaging film explores the universal question her life poses: Does anyone see me for who I really am? Text Voting Code: F110... Read more
  • Brotherhood


    Denmark , 2009 , 90 min. Lars and Jimmy wrestle with their conflicting desires in this provocative, award-winning Danish drama about xenophobia and neo-Nazi subculture. Superbly acted, Brotherhood avoids clichés by refusing to define its characters as black-and-white stereotypes or to fetishize skinhead culture. Text Voting Code: F117... Read more
  • Children of God

    Children of God

    Bahamas , 2010 , 104 min. Two young Bahamian men on the path to out-of-the-closet self-respect are shadowed by a nasty current of outspoken homophobia in this tender, tough and touching drama. Billy and Aaron explores the life of openly gay 1940s jazz composer Billy Strayhorn. Text Voting Codes: Billy and Aaron: S570 Children of God: F133... Read more
  • The Consul of Sodom

    The Consul of Sodom

    Spain , 2009 , 110 min. Matter-of-fact in its explicit content, humorous and moving in its fully realized portrait of a poet’s life, and immaculately filmed, The Consul of Sodom is a marvelously entertaining work depicting the life of writer Jaime Gil de Biedma. Text Voting Code: F139... Read more
  • Curious Thing

    Curious Thing

    85 min. Things are curious with this selection of impressive short films portraying the lives of 20-something gay men. This outstanding shorts program includes tales of longing, lust, love and second chances.... Read more
  • Deep Red

    Deep Red

    97 min. It’s hard to be a young, gay man in these haunting shorts about dreaming, danger, politics and love. This beautifully melancholic program features films from Israel, Finland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Sweden.... Read more
  • Dottie's Magic Pockets

    Dottie's Magic Pockets

    USA , 2010 , 45 min. Dottie, the star of Dottie’s Magic Pockets, will be LIVE at the Castro Theatre! The whole family can wiggle and giggle along with Dottie and all her wacky puppet sidekicks as they celebrate all kinds of families... Read more
  • Dyke Delights

    Dyke Delights

    88 min. Dykes are delightful! And so are these films, rife with smooching bunny rabbits, lesbians caught in the wild, the tech support you wish you could get, and other sly nods to dyke culture.... Read more
  • Dzi Croquettes

    Dzi Croquettes

    Brazil , 2009 , 98 min. Performing troupes come and go, but social justice with sequins never truly goes out of style. Dzi Croquettes tells the tale of Brazil's groundbreaking theater group that revolutionized queer performance in the volatile cultural climate of 1970s Brazil. Text Voting Code: D336... Read more
  • Elena Undone

    Elena Undone

    USA , 2010 , 105 min. Two women in very different circumstances cross paths repeatedly and unexpectedly. Together, they learn about true love, confronting questions of fate and the concept of a soul mate in this sizzling story of star-crossed lovers. Text Voting Code: F135... Read more
  • Elvis & Madona

    Elvis & Madona

    Brazil , 2009 , 105 min. A working-class transwoman with ambitious plans for her cabaret career and a bourgeoisie dyke photographer who wants to change the world eat up the streets of Copacabana with their passionate affair. Text Voting Code: F134... Read more
  • FIT


    UK , 2009 , 108 min. Exploding with infectious energy, colorful characters and the importance of being true to one’s self, hugely entertaining narrative FIT focuses on the lives of six British teenagers struggling with sexual identity, repressed feelings and how to fit into “normal” society. Text Voting Code: F138... Read more
  • The Four-Faced Liar

    The Four-Faced Liar

    USA , 2009 , 88 min. After a chance meeting brings four new friends together in NYC, one is forced to choose between her straight-laced boyfriend and her first lesbian love tryst. Temptation weighs heavily on these twentysomethings, but will love win in the end? Text Voting Code: F128... Read more
  • From Beginning to End

    From Beginning to End

    Brazil , 2010 , 96 min. Love is complicated. But it’s rarely this complicated. From the director of The Three Marias, this lush family drama of taboo romance is the story of two young half brothers whose intense childhood bond becomes tangled up in adult infatuation. Text Voting Code: F124... Read more
  • Fun In Boys' Shorts

    Fun In Boys' Shorts

    97 min. It wouldn't be Frameline without the boys having fun in their shorts… and in a lot of other places, too! Included: an Oscar winner, a skinny go go wannabe and a teenage outcast who’s the king and queen of his own private prom.... Read more
  • Fun in Girls' Shorts

    Fun in Girls' Shorts

    94 min. Fantasies of chasing lassies through rural England, homosexually-identified currency and a movie spawned by an epic breakup — girls are at it again in this program of comical shorts! Text Voting Codes: Birthday: S610 Door Prize: S536 The Best is Yet to Come: S600 Queer Pet Adventures Episode #2: S504 Peasants: S590 Public Relations: S605 Dyke Dollar: S571 25 Random Things I Did During My Big... Read more
  • Gay Days

    Gay Days

    Israel , 2009 , 71 min. In 1985, there were three openly gay people in Israel. By 1998 there were 3000 celebrating the Summer of Pride. Filmmaker Yair Qedar captures the sudden, dramatic rise of the Israeli gay and lesbian community in this riveting documentary. Text Voting Code: D312... Read more
  • Going South

    Going South

    France , 2009 , 90 min. Matthieu wants Sam; sister Léa wants to forget her problems; Jérémie wants Léa; what Sam wants is unclear. But on this road trip to the beach, more than a little flesh will be bared, more than a few secrets revealed. Text Voting Code: F115... Read more
  • The Golden Pin

    The Golden Pin

    89 min. This eclectic collection of shorts brings you a mix of drama, comedy and plenty of handsome boys! From online dating to a Chinese/French/Canadian Christmas to a young wannabe superhero in Singapore, there’s something for everyone.... Read more
  • Grown Up Movie Star

    Grown Up Movie Star

    Canada , 2009 , 95 min. Closeted ex-hockey star Ray (Big Love actor Shawn Doyle) is struggling under the weight of a new affair and undergoing a sexual awakening. At the same time, his precocious 13-year-old daughter is also getting into trouble with boys. Text Voting Code: F123... Read more
  • Hideaway


    France , 2009 , 88 min. Centered on the complicated, tender relationship between a pregnant woman and a gay man, Frameline Award-winner François Ozon’s lean, elegant film explores the intricacies of family history — and shows how love can transcend labels, boundaries and bloodlines. Text Voting Code: F112... Read more
  • HOWL


    USA , 2010 , 90 min. James Franco stars as a young Allen Ginsberg in this highly-anticipated genre-bender about the spark of a literary revolution. A star-studded cast, spectacular animation and minimalist score make this a fascinating portrait of the groundbreaking poet and Howl’s obscenity trial. Text Voting Code: F116... Read more
  • I Killed My Mother

    I Killed My Mother

    Canada , 2009 , 100 min. A Cannes favorite, writer-director Xavier Dolan delivers a non-traditional, gay coming-of-age story with I Killed My Mother: a complex, semi-autobiographical drama about a teenager’s love/hate relationship with his mom.... Read more
  • Is It Just Me?

    Is It Just Me?

    USA , 2009 , 112 min. Blaine meets Xander in an online chat room, and desire is ignited. But because Blaine was mistakenly signed in as his sexy roommate, a comical charade of switched identities lead both smitten guys further apart. Will they finally connect? Text Voting Code: F140... Read more
  • The Last Summer of La Boyita

    The Last Summer of La Boyita

    Argentina , 2009 , 93 min. The lush countryside of Argentina sets the tone for this tender tale of the summer when childhood is left behind. As school uniforms are sloughed off in favor of bathing suits, much more is revealed. Text Voting Code: F111... Read more
  • Mädchen in Uniform

    Mädchen in Uniform

    Germany , 1958 , 95 min. A rare treat from the archives! German screen legend Romy Schneider stars as a spirited teen orphan who arrives at a strict all-girl boarding school where she falls in love with her teacher (played by the beautiful Lilli Palmer).... Read more
  • A Marine Story

    A Marine Story

    USA , 2010 , 93 min. When a decorated Marine officer (Dreya Weber of The Gymnast) unexpectedly returns home from the war, she's recruited to help a troubled teen prepare for boot camp. This unflinching film distills Don't Ask, Don't Tell down to be intimately personal. Text Voting Code: F118... Read more
  • The Motionless

    The Motionless

    Spain , 2010 , 91 min. The Girl With No Wings and The Girl With The Broken Wings have each been left by their lovers. They try to move on together in this experimental road movie that is both heartbreaking and playfully exuberant. Text Voting Code: F120... Read more
  • Off World

    Off World

    Canada , 2009 , 76 min. Lucky, a young Toronto man adopted from a notorious Manila slum, returns to search for his roots and his identity. As he opens up, he discovers truth, hope and love — for the family he finds there and for himself. Text Voting Code: F105... Read more


    USA , 2010 , 73 min. Especially relevant considering the current debate surrounding "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," this is a riveting look at the lives of some of the U.S. Naval Academy's lesbian and gay alumni and an intimate glimpse at the reality behind the policy. Text Voting Code: D315... Read more
  • The Owls

    The Owls

    USA , 2010 , 67 min. Cheryl Dunye's newest feature, The Owls, gets tense when the arrival of a stranger exposes the enormous secret of a group of longtime friends. Dunye and Guinevere Turner are just two of the big names behind this collective filmmaking project. Text Voting Code: F104... Read more
  • Purple Sea

    Purple Sea

    Italy , 2009 , 105 min. Donatella Maiorca's sensuous melodrama Purple Sea explores the old-world European tradition of women passing as men. Based on a true story, the daughter of a quarry master must reconcile her gender to society's norms or risk losing her lover. Text Voting Code: F136... Read more
  • The Real Anne Lister

    The Real Anne Lister

    UK , 2010 , 60 min. See one version of Lister's story on Frameline34's Opening Night. Then follow comedy writer Sue Perkins through this dry-witted documentary, digging up the real dirt on this Regency-era British lesbian who was well ahead of her time. Text Voting Code: D305... Read more
  • Sasha


    Germany , 2010 , 102 min. A fresh take on the coming-out film, Sasha tells the story of a Montenegrin boy growing up in Cologne, who is nurturing a powerful crush on his piano teacher while attempting to negotiate the pressures of his family and community. Text Voting Code: F131... Read more
  • Says Who? Gender Variant Representation in Media

    Says Who? Gender Variant Representation in Media

    Thursday, June 24, 2:00 PM
    Castro Theatre
    A critical look at recent and historical screen representations of transgender and gender variant people, this panel will ask pressing...
  • The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

    The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

    UK , 2010 , 90 min. What might have happened if Elizabeth Bennet had ignored Mr. Darcy and pursued the local ladies? This incredible, based-in-fact tale follows an early 19th century English gentlewoman as she seduces the local ladies and records her dalliances in a shockingly explicit diary. For anyone who ever wanted to be seduced with the line “Are you fond of Byron?” Text Voting Code: F113... Read more
  • Sex in an Epidemic

    Sex in an Epidemic

    USA , 2009 , 70 min. Through interviews with many leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS, this documentary provides a clear and vivid history of the epidemic and the valiant efforts to promote change within the gay community and society at large. Text Voting Codes: Last Address: S507 Sex in an Epidemic: D311... Read more
  • Spring Fever

    Spring Fever

    Hong Kong , 2009 , 115 min. Set in the damp, moody springtime of Nanjing, this Peyton Place-meets-Jules et Jim drama follows the clandestine gay and bisexual trysts of five young people in this impressionistic look at modern life in urban China. Text Voting Code: F141... Read more
  • The Stranger in Us

    The Stranger in Us

    USA , 2010 , 106 min. This local, debut feature is a sympathetic portrait of losing and regaining oneself in the concrete jungle. When a struggling poet leaves his abusive boyfriend, he befriends a hustler, and they forge a new path together through SF's gritty streets. Text Voting Code: F137... Read more
  • Swimming with Lesbians

    Swimming with Lesbians

    USA , 2009 , 68 min. It's been said, "Gays have a past but no history." Swimming with Lesbians explores an upstate New York community's efforts to create an LGBT historic archive, led by extraordinary activist Madeline Davis. Text Voting Code: D310... Read more
  • Thy Will Be Done

    Thy Will Be Done

    USA , 2010 , 56 min. Thy Will Be Done follows Sara Herwig on her quest to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church as an out transsexual woman. Carmen's Place is the intimate portrait of a transgender-friendly shelter for teens, run by an Episcopal priest. Text Voting Codes: Carmen's Place: S612 Thy Will Be Done: D304... Read more
  • The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

    The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

    New Zealand , 2009 , 84 min. A documentary escapade about this pair of yodeling, lesbian, comedian, activist twin sisters. The Topp Twins who have captured the hearts of their home country, New Zealand, and became national treasures. Text Voting Code: D325... Read more
  • Undertow


    Peru , 2010 , 100 min. Set on the stunning coast of Peru, this bittersweet Sundance award-winner portrays all members of a bisexual — and otherworldly — love triangle: a macho church leader, his devoted wife and his male lover, as they struggle with a fateful accident. Text Voting Code: F130... Read more
  • We Were Here: Voices From the AIDS Years in San Francisco

    We Were Here: Voices From the AIDS Years in San Francisco

    USA , 2010 , 90 min. From the filmmakers behind 2001 documentary The Cockettes comes a reflective look at the arrival of AIDS to San Francisco, exploring what was not easy to discern in the midst of it — parallel histories of loss and community growth.... Read more
  • Worldly Affairs

    Worldly Affairs

    94 min. Frameline presents some of the most striking short cinema by filmmakers creating works about young gay men, stunningly beautiful and inspiring in their scope. Includes films from Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Singapore and Korea.... Read more

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