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  • BART: Building Art, Redefining Tolerance

    BART: Building Art, Redefining Tolerance

    USA , 2014 , 8 min. A documentary film that explores how performance arts are essential to building community among diverse cultures and subcultures in the Bay Area.... Read more
  • The Bench

    The Bench

    USA , 2014 , 8 min. A lonely butch with an imaginary dog, an elderly evicted woman from the Castro, and a transwoman reaching out to her parents combat a tech worker in search of space on a bench in Dolores Park.... Read more
  • Black is Blue

    Black is Blue

    USA , 2014 , 21 min. Expected to attend: Director Cheryl Dunye, Actor Kingston Faraday

    Cheryl Dunye’s provocative Black is Blue is a look at a stealth security guard who has struggled to make his insides match his outside.... Read more
  • The Case Against 8

    The Case Against 8

    USA , 2013 , 112 min. A riveting inside account of the epic legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, this film follows the four plaintiffs and their legal team from San Francisco to the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more
  • Coming Out in the 1970s

    Coming Out in the 1970s

    USA , 2014 , 15 min. Four teen activists, local heroes, and filmmaker Phil Siegel explore the history of the not-so-distant past in the third part of Siegel’s vivid and engaging documentary series.... Read more
  • Dunkin Love

    Dunkin Love

    USA , 2014 , 5 min. An ocean-sprayed and sultry diva sings the woes of her new life without the beloved East Coast chain Dunkin’ Donuts, in this sexy parody of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love”.... Read more
  • Dyke Central

    Dyke Central

    101 min. Watch delicious drama unfold in Dyke Central, a lighthearted dramatic comedy that delves into queer Oakland culture. Oaktown folks who like their produce and film local will relate to Dyke Central’s queers as they traverse the boundaries between friendship and romance.... Read more
  • Dyke Central

    Dyke Central

    USA , 2014 , 85 min. Watch delicious drama unfold in Dyke Central, a lighthearted dramatic comedy that delves into queer Oakland culture. Oaktown folks who like their produce and film local will relate to Dyke Central’s queers as they traverse the boundaries between friendship and romance.... Read more
  • Eye Candy

    Eye Candy

    USA , 2013 , 10 min. Eye Candy is a whimsical look at San Francisco-based celebrity portrait artist Jason Mecier. Fashioning famous likenesses out of everything from old toothbrushes to turkey basters, Mecier has created a unique visual style. Is he making a statement on consumption and pop culture, or is it just eye candy?... Read more
  • First Clue

    First Clue

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. Because before you knew, you had a clue. Charming and upbeat First Clue offers insight into our earliest intuitions that we knew and delighted in who we were until we were taught otherwise.... Read more
  • Folsom Forever

    Folsom Forever

    77 min. What could be more fun than 400,000 sweaty leatherfolk packed in tight and having the time of their lives? Leatherman documentarian Mike Skiff (Kink Crusaders) takes to the street for this look at the Folsom Street Fair’s history as it turns 30.... Read more
  • Folsom Forever

    Folsom Forever

    USA , 2014 , 72 min. What could be more fun than 400,000 sweaty leatherfolk packed in tight and having the time of their lives? Leatherman documentarian Mike Skiff (Kink Crusaders) takes to the street for this look at the Folsom Street Fair’s history as it turns 30.... Read more
  • Fun in Girls Shorts

    Fun in Girls Shorts

    87 min. Hotel bar rendezvous, disaster kit loving dykes, awkward morning-after moments, pick-up artists, the joys of gay divorce, and teenage lesbian vampires are all part of this year’s solid and sexy collection of queer women’s shorts!... Read more
  • Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies

    Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies

    85 min. This yearly program highlights films created in Frameline and TILT’s local Generations Film Workshop, as well as five other films featuring the powerful voices of youth and elders across the country.... Read more
  • Happy Toilet

    Happy Toilet

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Inspired by the art and music of Orson Wagon, this animated musical short of epic proportions features a toilet brandishing a whip, a butt being propelled by its own farts, and a drunken shark. It points to intersections of substance abuse with trauma, pollution, and overstimulus.... Read more
  • Heklina

    Heklina

    USA , 2013 , 15 min. The hair. The laugh. The stories. Heklina is the founder and hostess of Trannyshack, currently San Francisco’s longest-running drag show. From her early days growing up in Iceland, a discharge from the navy, overcoming drugs and alcohol, she has emerged as one of the premiere performers in the San Francisco alternative drag scene. Enjoy the show!... Read more
  • Homegrown

    Homegrown

    77 min. From first love to the fight for fair housing, this program is an upbeat look at what lingers in the hearts, minds and pants of those who proudly call the SF Bay Area their home.... Read more
  • Housing First

    Housing First

    USA , 2013 , 22 min. San Francisco status as a gay mecca is called into question by the finding that the LGBTQ population is being disproportionately affected by the current housing crisis. Activists call for action against the greedy landlords and legal loopholes that are pushing many people away from the city they call home.... Read more
  • In the City of Shy Hunters

    In the City of Shy Hunters

    82 min. This handsome collection of shorts puts images and representations of transguys front and center. From seemingly familiar greetings and unfamiliar goodbyes, to finding empowerment thru embodiment, to sci-fi ruminations on self and society, these shorts highlight bravely authentic, resilient, and self-defined men.... Read more
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: Phatima Rude

    Ladies and Gentlemen: Phatima Rude

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. For the last 20 years, Phatima Rude has pioneered the performative alternative queer punk drag scene that has now become internationally famous. Intimate and unflinching, this documentary follows Phatima's struggles and triumphs with illness, poverty, addiction, and gender identity.... Read more
  • The Last One

    The Last One

    USA , 2013 , 74 min. Begun as a makeshift memorial in San Francisco, the AIDS Memorial Quilt quickly grew into a national symbol. Featuring interviews with the project’s founder Cleve Jones, this documentary asks the question: How are we still diagnosing people at alarming rates?... Read more
  • Lit

    Lit

    USA , 2014 , 13 min. In this beautiful lensed short queer twentysomethings Eva and Jessie (performance artist D’Lo) meet at a bar at last call and embark on a late night odyssey around San Francisco. What seems like it may be a one night stand goes in a different direction when Eva reveals it's her last night drinking.... Read more
  • Local Legends

    Local Legends

    88 min. Bambi Lake, Heklina, mr Pam, Phatima Rude, and Jason Mecier. You may know these names, but do you know their stories? Join us in celebration of these local legends as the artists share stories about their lives that are raw, brave, entertaining and above all else, inspiring.... Read more
  • Miss Finknagle Succumbs to Chaos

    Miss Finknagle Succumbs to Chaos

    USA , 2013 , 9 min. When a lonely high school librarian disappears, four high-school students reach across their social strata to try and solve the mystery.... Read more
  • Mission ImPROMable

    Mission ImPROMable

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. This short is a comedy about closeted boyfriends who outdo themselves trying to ask a girl to prom. When the big day finally approaches, they are in for a big surprise!... Read more
  • Perfect Match

    Perfect Match

    USA , 2014 , 8 min. A young man seeking connection through Internet dating winds up confronting his own unrealistic standards.... Read more
  • Prinsesa

    Prinsesa

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. Rey, a young Filipino American father, recalls the Singkil folk dance tale to his children to calm them after an earthquake, but his young boy seems to identify more as the princess than the prince. Should Rey “straighten out” the boy to prove his own masculinity to his friends?... Read more
  • Puppy Love

    Puppy Love

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. A leather daddy frees some very lonely boy pups from a rescue shelter in this short, which is set to a slowed-down version of Sarah McLachlan’s “Arms of an Angel,” famously used in an ASPCA ad.... Read more
  • Regarding Susan Sontag

    Regarding Susan Sontag

    106 min. This new documentary about America’s most glamorous public intellectual is a feast for the eyes and mind. It features a trove of fascinating archival footage of Sontag, along with vivid commentary from her friends and lovers.... Read more
  • Regarding Susan Sontag

    Regarding Susan Sontag

    USA , 2014 , 100 min. This new documentary about America’s most glamorous public intellectual is a feast for the eyes and mind. It features a trove of fascinating archival footage of Sontag, along with vivid commentary from her friends and lovers.... Read more
  • Songs for Alexis

    Songs for Alexis

    89 min. Ryan Cassata is a transgender teen and aspiring singer-songwiter living in the suburbs of Long Island. He is deeply in love with 16-year-old Alexis from California. This skillful, intimate coming-of-age documentary is a love story for the ages—all ages.... Read more
  • Songs for Alexis

    Songs for Alexis

    Denmark , 2014 , 75 min. Ryan Cassata is a transgender teen and aspiring singer-songwiter living in the suburbs of Long Island. He is deeply in love with 16-year-old Alexis from California. This skillful, intimate coming-of-age documentary is a love story for the ages—all ages.... Read more
  • Sticks & Stones

    Sticks & Stones

    USA , 2014 , 14 min. Notorious transsexual chanteuse, Bambi Lake, takes us on a stroll down pre-AIDS 1970s Polk Street, where Lake once worked as a street hustler and later as a performer in the burgeoning San Francisco ‘80s punk scene.... Read more
  • Throw Like a Girl

    Throw Like a Girl

    USA , 2013 , 16 min. Throw Like a Girl is the pilot of a mockumentary web series that follows a group of women who work at a small Bay Area startup selling sports bras.... Read more
  • Together People

    Together People

    USA , 2012 , 24 min. Meet Gary, a disillusioned queen obsessed with status and “Quality of Life,” who’s living close to the edge, all the while pining for a garden cottage in Noe Valley. Vulgar people, sadistic people, ripped-off people—wherever and whenever people are falling apart, you'll find them: the Together People.... Read more
  • The Truth About Love and Panic

    The Truth About Love and Panic

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. To avoid rejection, a young woman hides her problems with anxiety—only to find that being honest might just be the real route to connection.... Read more
  • Veteran Documentary Corps: Zoe Dunning

    Veteran Documentary Corps: Zoe Dunning

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. Expected to attend: Subject Zoe Dunning, Director Silvia Turchin Maria Zoe Dunning is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, a gay rights activist, and the first and only openly gay person allowed to remain on active duty in the military prior to the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.... Read more
  • Wham, Bam, mr Pam

    Wham, Bam, mr Pam

    Canada , 2014 , 25 min. Bisexual porn auteur Mr. Pam has spent the past fifteen years in the distinct position of being a female videographer in the gay male porn industry. From her days as a Catholic schoolgirl to her work editing fisting films, she has done it all with heart, humor, and a vocabulary that would make a sailor blush.... Read more
  • You Go Girl! Queer Women of Color Shorts

    You Go Girl! Queer Women of Color Shorts

    82 min. Featuring a teenage tomboy battling bullies, a badass woman trucker, an irresistible, soulful musician, a 40-year history of SFWAR, and other inspiring stories, these tenderhearted films will get you going!... Read more