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  • (the here and now) a visit

    (the here and now) a visit

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Shot in the stunning beauty of the Santa Cruz mountains, (the here and now) a visit is a meditative hybrid portrait of a friendship between two transgender pals.... Read more
  • Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude

    Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. Welcome to Sexitude, a body-positive, sex-positive, age-positive dance class in San Francisco, created by D’Arcy Drollinger. The participants in the class represent all shapes, sizes, genders, sexual orientations, and fitness levels, and definitely know how to werk a look in neon spandex, fishnet stockings, and gold booty shorts. Although the class is a physical workout, what is more signifi... Read more
  • Be Right Back

    Be Right Back

    USA , 2016 , 13 min. The owner of a small vintage shop has more on her mind than selling clothes. Over the course of one incredibly eventful morning she finds herself lost in fantasies as each new set of customers sparks her vivid imagination.... Read more
  • The Celluloid Closet

    The Celluloid Closet

    USA , 1995 , 102 min. Exactly twenty years after its theatrical release, San Francisco-based documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s monumental film remains an indispensable—and profoundly moving—record of the way Hollywood depicted gays and lesbians throughout the 20th century.... Read more
  • Conversations with Gay Elders: An Intergenerational Film Project

    Conversations with Gay Elders: An Intergenerational Film Project

    USA , 2016 , 60 min. In this project-in-progress screening, director David Weissman (We Were Here, The Cockettes) brings viewers inside the experiences of gay men of the pre-Stonewall generation via filmed conversations, which are in turn edited by young gay filmmakers in a unique cross-generational collaboration.... Read more
  • Film Hawk

    Film Hawk

    USA , 2015 , 75 min. Curator. Consultant. Mentor. Producer. Independent film guru. Bob Hawk is all that and much more. For 40 years, he has championed and discovered new film talent. Friends, admirers, and protégés share their love for the great impresario as he celebrates his 75th birthday.... Read more
  • Folsom Street

    Folsom Street

    USA , 2015 , 6 min. Taking equal inspiration from the 1970s gay leather and S&M world and the universe of choreographer Bob Fosse, this short follows a leather daddy into a dungeon, where he whips the patrons into a kinky, sexually charged dance frenzy.... Read more
  • The Freedom to Marry

    The Freedom to Marry

    USA , 2016 , 86 min. Last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage was the culmination of decades of groundbreaking, uphill work. This inspirational documentary traces the surprising history of the cause, profiling Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto, the “godparents” of marriage equality.... Read more
  • Furries

    Furries

    USA , 2016 , 33 min. In Furries, local filmmaker Eric Risher takes a trip to a convention in downtown Pittsburgh where thousands gather, wearing tails, hats with ears, and full-body animal costumes. They are furries: members of a growing subculture who share an appreciation for anthropomorphic animal characters. Frequently defined by the mainstream media as a purely sexual community, they must struggle agains... Read more
  • The Glory Hole

    The Glory Hole

    USA , 2014 , 4 min. Two San Franciscans, together 22 years, recount their unlikely first date.... Read more
  • How to Kiss in Paris

    How to Kiss in Paris

    USA , 2016 , 6 min. Viviane is sight-seeing in Paris with a book titled The Best Places to Kiss in Paris. An attractive stranger, Oscar, meets her on a bridge and they begin a romance.... Read more
  • Last Men Standing

    Last Men Standing

    USA , 2016 , 65 min. The emotional history of San Francisco’s gay community unfolds in the lives of long-term survivors who have found their own profoundly personal ways to celebrate, heal, love, and thrive in the aftermath of the devastation of the early AIDS crisis.... Read more
  • Lazy Eye

    Lazy Eye

    USA , 2015 , 94 min. When a successful graphic designer in LA gets an out-of-the-blue message from an ex he hasn’t spoken to in 15 years, his deeply rooted dissatisfaction with his life begins to rise to the surface.... Read more
  • Libertad

    Libertad

    USA , 2015 , 10 min. This film shares the inspiring story of Alejandra, who always knew deep down inside that she was a chola, not a cholo.... Read more
  • Looking

    Looking

    USA , 2016 , 85 min. Rendered in the same radically real style that made the HBO series a watershed in the presentation of ordinary gay lives, Looking, the movie, reunites the show’s sexy San Franciscans in a romantic drama that delivers the sweet satisfaction of closure.... Read more
  • MASK4MASK

    MASK4MASK

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. In a world where fetish is the norm, the true nature of deviance stands out.... Read more
  • Mezzo

    Mezzo

    USA , 2015 , 14 min. Directed by Nicole Opper (Off and Running, Frameline33) Mezzo celebrates the life and artistic endeavors of Breanna Sinclaire, an African American opera singer and the first openly trans woman to study at a major conservatory.... Read more
  • Out Run

    Out Run

    USA , 2016 , 75 min. Documentarians S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons turn an incisive international lens on the only LGBTQ political party in the world—the Ladlad Party of the Philippines, where beauty salons become campaign chapters and dubious party alliances are the norm.... Read more
  • Political Animals

    Political Animals

    USA , 2015 , 90 min. This is the eye-opening story of four out lesbian politicians—Sheila Kuehl, Carole Migden, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe—who took the LGBT civil rights struggle from the streets to California’s state capitol.... Read more
  • Pushing Dead

    Pushing Dead

    USA , 2016 , 108 min. In this quirky dark comedy set in San Francisco, a bureaucratic snafu keeps an HIV-positive writer from getting his prescriptions. Skewering healthcare bureaucracy, a gentrifying city, and the tribulations of being a longtime HIV survivor, the film features a terrific ensemble cast, including James Roday, Robin Weigert, Danny Glover, and Khandi Alexander... Read more
  • Real Boy

    Real Boy

    USA , 2016 , 72 min. Bennett Wallace is 19, a musician, and in recovery. On a journey to find his own way as a trans man, Bennett bonds with his friend and mentor, musician Joe Stevens of Coyote Grace, while navigating the difficult terrain of his familial relationships.... Read more
  • Retake

    Retake

    USA , 2015 , 98 min. An amorous game of manipulation and obsession commences after a businessman recruits a young hustler to play the role of “Brandon” on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, in this seductive, suspenseful drama of love and loss.... Read more
  • Straws

    Straws

    USA , 2015 , 8 min. Meeting someone new and going on a first date can be challenging, as Lionel understands all too well when he finds himself grasping at Straws to figure out which way(s) his new acquaintance swings.... Read more
  • Strike a Pose

    Strike a Pose

    Netherlands , 2016 , 83 min. In 1990, seven male dancers joined Madonna on her taboo-busting Blond Ambition tour—which blew the roof off of global pop culture, raised AIDS awareness, and turned the dancers into sudden celebrities. This empathetic yet probing portrait revisits that era and traces the dancers’ paths from youthful exuberance to complicated adulthood.... Read more
  • Suicide Kale

    Suicide Kale

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. In this mostly improvised dark comedy, Jordan and Billie, a married couple of five years, seem to be living the lesbian dream—complete with an enviably beautiful home and a co-parented Pit Bull pup. But when their pals stop by for beers and grilled veggie skewers, they discover what appears to be an anonymous suicide note.... Read more
  • Tongues Untied

    Tongues Untied

    USA , 1989 , 55 min. Emmy Award-winning director Marlon T. Riggs’ 1989 seminal documentary used poetry, personal testimony, and performance to examine homophobia and racism through images of gay bashings, voguing, and protest marches.... Read more
  • The Trans List

    The Trans List

    USA , 2016 , 60 min. Boasting an impressive assemblage of transgender luminaries—including Buck Angel, Laverne Cox, and Shane Ortega—this riveting documentary highlights the distinct individuality and diverse outlooks of its subjects, while simultaneously evoking the collective power of an indomitable community.... Read more
  • Vegas in Space

    Vegas in Space

    USA , 1991 , 85 min. Gender-bending astronauts, an evil Empress, and an adventure that will take you to the farthest, most fabulous reaches of the galaxy. It can only be the international cult classic—and significant slice of San Francisco drag history—Vegas in Space!... Read more
  • The Weigh In

    The Weigh In

    USA , 2014 , 2 min. This one’s a knockout! Two beefy pugilists get ready for their big bout in a queer send-up of hyperventilating boxing promos.... Read more
  • We've Been Around - Lou Sullivan

    We've Been Around - Lou Sullivan

    USA , 2016 , 4 min. In 1970s San Francisco, Lou Sullivan was a pioneering gay trans man who fought for his right to transition, against his HIV/AIDS diagnosis, and for the distinction between gender identity and sexual orientation.... Read more
  • A Wig and a Prayer — The Peaches Christ Story

    A Wig and a Prayer — The Peaches Christ Story

    USA , 2015 , 19 min. Enter the world of Peaches Christ, (a.k.a. Joshua Grannell), who has taken drag shows beyond mere performance: her weekly Midnight Mass pre-movie events have become an immersive audience experience combining song, dance, and joyful debauchery. Describing himself as a big fan who created this character to celebrate the people he admires, we follow along with Joshua as he relates how what first bega... Read more
  • Zeitgeist 1977: The First Festival

    Zeitgeist 1977: The First Festival

    USA , 2016 , 7 min. Participants in the very first “Gay Film Festival of Super-8 Films” (what ultimately became Frameline)—including filmmakers Marc Huestis, David Weissman, Dan Nicoletta, and Rob Epstein—share their recollections in these excerpts from longtime Bay Area filmmaker Lauretta Molitor’s upcoming documentary profile of Huestis, Impresario.... Read more