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Your search by 'Castro Theatre' identified 50 films

  • The Battle of amfAR

    The Battle of amfAR

    68 min. Academy Award–winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (HOWL, The Celluloid Closet, Paragraph 175) return with yet another stellar documentary, this time focusing on Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim, who founded amfAR in 1985.... Read more
  • Beyond the Walls

    Beyond the Walls

    France , 2012 , 98 min. Depicting a fraught but passionate relationship between two difficult men, David Lambert’s first feature expertly charts the course of love from the heights of infatuation to the more mundane difficulties and unpleasantnesses of day-to-day life.... Read more
  • Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

    Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

    USA , 2012 , 83 min. The great gay Renaissance man—poet, filmmaker, sexual liberator—of SF counterculture, who believed in “ecstasy for everyone,” is celebrated in this doc that traces his artistic explorations and romantic romps.... Read more
  • Born This Way

    Born This Way

    USA , 2012 , 85 min. In Cameroon, where homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in prison, there are signs of hope and change in an underground community where gays and lesbians can find a safe haven from the hostile society that surrounds them.... Read more
  • Breaking the Girls

    Breaking the Girls

    USA , 2012 , 85 min. A sexy, twist-filled thriller in which a barely-getting-by law student gets entangled with a wild, wealthy lesbian, only to find out that her benefactor expects generosity to be repaid with a carefully-orchestrated murder.... Read more
  • But I'm A Cheerleader

    But I'm A Cheerleader

    98 min. Natasha Lyonne shines in this John Waters influenced, iconic 1999 cult classic romantic comedy that brilliantly blends hilarity with romance as a high school girl finds the courage to be herself while she is forced to attend an extremely campy ex-gay program.... Read more
  • The Campaign

    The Campaign

    USA , 2013 , 72 min. This locally produced marriage equality documentary examines the struggles and harsh defeat of the hard-fought No on 8 Campaign, as well as how public attitudes towards same-sex marriage have evolved since the ’50s.... Read more
  • Codebreaker


    UK , 2011 , 82 min. A complicated and eccentric genius. A man ahead of his time. The father of Computer Science. British mathematician Alan Turing was inarguably one of the most influential gay figures of all time, and finally receives the well-deserved feature-length spotlight in the docu-drama Codebreaker.... Read more
  • C.O.G.


    USA , 2013 , 88 min. In this darkly comic film based on a well-known David Sedaris short story, a naive Yale graduate travels to Oregon to work as an apple picker; there, his journey of self-discovery takes a series of bizarre turns.... Read more
  • Concussion


    USA , 2013 , 93 min. Frameline37 opens with Concussion, a sexy and daring breakthrough drama about a wealthy lesbian housewife whose straight-laced lifestyle takes a drastic and rebellious turn following a head injury.... Read more
  • Continental


    USA , 2013 , 95 min. Filled with steamy dark-room encounters, gossipy dish from transgender Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn and onstage antics by The Divine Miss M, this fascinating documentary by the director of Small Town Gay Bar and Bear Nation recalls the glory days of New York City’s legendary bathhouse and its silver-fox impresario Steve Ostrow.... Read more
  • Disclosure


    81 min. This collection of dramatic shorts features a variety of stories about people’s experiences with HIV. The program contains stories of individuals living with HIV, people getting tested, and how these experiences affects those closest to them.... Read more
  • Disrupted


    Mexico , 2013 , 95 min. This quietly expansive documentary offers an involving, revelatory portrait of performer and trans woman Coral Bonelli and her actress-mother, who reminisce about Coral’s personal and artistic evolution since the 1970s, when she was child actor “Pinolito” in Mexico’s rough-and-tumble film industry.... Read more
  • Family Matinee

    Family Matinee

    120 min. Featuring an all-star voice cast including Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, and Robin Williams, Happy Feet is a lively, visually stunning, laugh-along, sing-along treat that the whole flock with love.... Read more
  • Free Fall

    Free Fall

    Germany , 2013 , 100 min. A young police cadet with a pregnant girlfriend finds himself drawn to his rebellious male roommate during training and their resulting affair has serious ramifications for their friends and loved ones in this sexy and moving drama... Read more
  • Fun in Boys Shorts

    Fun in Boys Shorts

    83 min. Don’t miss out on Frameline37’s Fun In Boys Shorts, always a highlight of our Festival! This year’s annual celebration of the most hilarious, side-splitting, and touching gay men’s shorts is a tribute to the truly amazing comedic work of filmmakers today.... Read more
  • Fun in Girls Shorts

    Fun in Girls Shorts

    84 min. Texting disasters, dugout banter, post-Pussy Riot Russian rockers, mermaid dreams, sexy neighbors, tough girls in hijabs, and one pushy girlfriend are all along for the ride—check your baggage at the gate for this solid collection of queer women’s shorts!... Read more
  • Future My Love

    Future My Love

    UK , 2012 , 97 min. An intimate exploration of love and the human condition unfolds in an arresting experimental hybrid of documentary and personal narrative as filmmaker Maja Borg explores radical alternatives to our current, inequitable economy through the work of esteemed American futurist Jacque Fresco.... Read more
  • G.B.F.


    USA , 2013 , 94 min. Closeted high school B.F.F.s Brent and Tanner plot to become the coveted novelty G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) of one of the three prom queen rivals amidst a crazy web of hilarious dilemmas and mishaps.... Read more
  • Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

    Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

    USA , 2013 , 89 min. A lively and entertaining profile of the literary provocateur, political gadfly on the left, Hollywood screenwriter and novelist Gore Vidal, who gleefully embodied that endangered species, the American public intellectual.... Read more
  • The Happy Sad

    The Happy Sad

    USA , 2013 , 87 min. Two young couples in New York—one black and gay, one white and heterosexual—find themselves intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity and redefine monogamy.... Read more
  • He's Way More Famous Than You

    He's Way More Famous Than You

    USA , 2013 , 98 min. With the Sanddunes Screenwriting contest ten days out and her film career unraveling around her, Squid and the Whale actress Halley Fieffer must make peace with her awkward, dirty-mouthed self amidst a pageant of Hollywood’s “who’s who” actors (Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Stiller, and Natasha Lyonne).... Read more
  • Hot Guys with Guns

    Hot Guys with Guns

    USA , 2013 , 103 min. Billed as a Lethal Weapon-type action comedy with two gay leads, this frothy mystery caper centers on an aspiring actor and his party boy ex, who find themselves sucked into a crime spree targeting Hollywood’s so-called Velvet Mafia.... Read more
  • I Am Divine

    I Am Divine

    USA , 2013 , 85 min. Documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz (Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, and Vito) celebrates the life and legendary career of Harris Glenn Milstead, better known as John Waters’ fearless muse and the international drag icon, Divine!... Read more
  • I Come from A Land Down Under

    I Come from A Land Down Under

    71 min. Glamour in the outback—who knew!? Let Starlady take you there! Indulge yourself in these Aussies shorts with their sardonic wit and often offbeat, anarchic take on the world—these flicks will leave you curiously charmed and inspired.... Read more
  • Interior. Leather Bar.

    Interior. Leather Bar.

    93 min. By re-imagining the infamous “lost” footage cut from the controversial 1980 crime thriller Cruising (in which Al Pacino infiltrated New York’s leather world), directors Travis Mathews and James Franco create a genre-defying exploration of Hollywood, censorship and sexual mores.... Read more
  • In the Name Of

    In the Name Of

    Poland , 2012 , 97 min. Father Adam is a handsome and unconventional Catholic priest running a Polish reformatory for tough teenage boys. But he is in a spiritual crisis, prompted by sexual feelings he has long avoided. This compassionate feature won Berlin’s prestigious Teddy Award.... Read more
  • It's All So Quiet

    It's All So Quiet

    Netherlands , 2013 , 94 min. On a placid Dutch farm, an isolated 55-year-old dairyman cares for his ailing father and rebuffs outside friendships…until small changes begin to awaken his soul. It’s All So Quiet is an intimately powerful portrait of loneliness and self-discovery.... Read more
  • kink


    USA , 2012 , 80 min. Ever wonder what—and who—really goes down in that imposing brick fortress at Mission and 14th? This adults-only doc (produced by James Franco) goes behind closed doors at the Armory to reveal purveyors of fetish porn, working and wanking on the edge of big-business BDSM.... Read more
  • Kiss Me Softly

    Kiss Me Softly

    84 min. Our first shorts program of Frameline37 is a collection of dramatic gay men’s films from Europe. We start and end with two short films from Austria and, in between, feature stories from Belgium, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.... Read more
  • La Partida

    La Partida

    Cuba , 2013 , 90 min. An Ecstasy-fueled night out leads to romantic feelings between Cuban youngsters Reinier and Yosvani, but external pressures of family, girlfriends, and poverty cause dramatic ups and downs in their subsequent relationship in this powerful and sexy drama set amid the streets of picturesque Havana.... Read more
  • Lesbiana—A Parallel Revolution

    Lesbiana—A Parallel Revolution

    Canada , 2012 , 63 min. Join filmmaker Myriam Fougère’s road trip through the United States and Canada as she revisits the lesbian activists of the ’70s and ’80s who sparked a revolution to define their own culture, inspiring formative lesbian art, literature, philosophy and music.... Read more
  • Mia


    Argentina , 2010 , 105 min. Ale, a transwoman living in a shanty-town, becomes a surrogate mother for a grieving girl. Without sugarcoating Ale’s life, the film portrays her indomitable spirit in this poignant meditation on family, home and loss.... Read more
  • The New Black

    The New Black

    USA , 2013 , 80 min. The New Black is a refreshing and much-needed inside look at African American activists, citizens and clergy seeking to change attitudes toward LGBT rights within their communities and churches.... Read more
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    USA , 1985 , 87 min. Frameline37 and Peaches Christ present A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 with the film’s scream queen star himself Mark Patton appearing live and in-person! Don’t miss this special Midnight Mass presentation of perhaps the gayest horror movie ever made.... Read more
  • Out in the Dark

    Out in the Dark

    Israel , 2012 , 96 min. A handsome Palestinian student, studying psychology in Tel Aviv, meets an Israeli lawyer in this suspenseful love story about the difficulties of a cross-cultural love affair when the cultures are virtually at war with one another.... Read more
  • The Out List

    The Out List

    USA , 2013 , 60 min. Through intimate and incredibly well crafted, emotionally moving interviews, The Out List is a gorgeously produced HBO documentary which showcases the voices of influential and iconic, out and proud LGBT Americans.... Read more
  • Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open

    Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open

    Switzerland , 2012 , 87 min. Never far from his lifelong lesbian partner Jane Auer, Sheltering Sky author and composer Paul Bowles influenced a generation of writers with his subdued ego and raw talent, in the process transforming his adopted home, Tangiers, into a literary destination.... Read more
  • Pit Stop

    Pit Stop

    USA , 2013 , 82 min. In this “low key but ultimately deeply satisfying” (Variety) romance, construction contractor Gabe and forklift operator Ernesto maneuver their way through responsibilities and loneliness to find each other in small town, Texas.... Read more
  • Reaching for the Moon

    Reaching for the Moon

    Brazil , 2013 , 118 min. Based on the novel Strange and Common Place Flowers, poet Elizabeth Bishop’s tormented love affair with Brazilian Lota de Macedo Soares gets the lavish big-screen treatment it deserves in this compelling account of their gloriously romantic, yet messy relationship. ... Read more
  • Something Real

    Something Real

    82 min. Spend your afternoon at the Castro Theatre enjoying this wondrous collection of documentary short films about gay men and their art of music. You will be delighted by these incredibly talented musicians, and the filmmakers who captured their careers.... Read more
  • Submerge


    Australia , 2012 , 97 min. Star athlete and student Jordan says yes to everything—swimming and academic success, a busy social life and an affair with her hot tutor. But something has to give, in this astute Australian take on having it all.... Read more
  • Test


    USA , 2013 , 89 min. Test is a visually stunning, beautifully choreographed, and powerfully moving story set in the San Francisco modern dance scene of 1985, in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, right before the first HIV test is announced.... Read more
  • Valencia


    USA , 2012 , 100 min. Valencia (based on the novel by Michelle Tea) showcases 18 visions of one girl’s heartbreaks, friendships, and wild experiences while finding herself in her community of fabulous, strange, artsy, genderqueer folks.... Read more
  • Valentine Road

    Valentine Road

    USA , 2012 , 88 min. This extraordinary centerpiece documentary of Frameline37 about the 2008 murder of 15-year-old Larry King will both break your heart and fire you up into action. It brilliantly focuses on how bigotry and prejudice are community-wide problems, rather than only the acts of individuals.... Read more
  • White Night

    White Night

    South Korea , 2012 , 75 min. This contemporary film noir is filled with unforgettable images and complex characters that focus on real world issues about homophobia in South Korean society while capturing the arresting and disturbing exploration of one man’s descent into the unsettling demons of his past.... Read more
  • Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

    Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

    USA , 2013 , 83 min. Guinevere Turner and Carrie Preston co-star in writer-producer-star Anna Margarita Albelo’s hysterical comedy about the struggles a filmmaker endures while trying to remake Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with an all-female cast.... Read more
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

    Taiwan , 2013 , 104 min. Sweet, introverted Weichung is a closeted gay man with a wife, a son and a new lover in this charming romantic comedy about love, family and sexuality—and the conflict many Asian gay men experience trying to reconcile all three.... Read more
  • Worldly Affairs

    Worldly Affairs

    98 min. Join us as we travel the globe and celebrate some of the finest international gay men’s short films of the past year. This year’s selection contains a group of gorgeous shorts that are touching, sexy, and thought provoking.... Read more
  • Worldly Women

    Worldly Women

    78 min. Whether it’s a decades-long connection that results in a final plunge or the mystery of secret panties, Frameline’s annual Worldly Women program will take you on a global tour of the many variations of womanly delights.... Read more