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21 Sexy/Cool Films to Watch at the Frameline Festival in San Francisco

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 06.13.2016 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

San Francisco may not be as diverse, as open-minded nor as bohemian as it once was in the late 70s, when the very first LGBT film festival was put on by Frameline.

Daddy Issues

George Heymont | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Bottom line? Lots of people have daddy issues. How those issues are portrayed on stage and screen found two new expressions in recent productions.

The Hung and the Restless

George Heymont | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Aided by Jakub Kijowski's cinematography, Floating Skyscrapers reminds viewers what it is like to live in a repressive environment where gay and/or bisexual men must struggle to get in touch with their feelings.

Sweet Meets, Sweet Treats

George Heymont | Posted 11.01.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Although many of these stories are marketed to the public for the upswing of the story cycle (when two people meet and start to feel all tingly about each other), they often fail to mention the downside of the story.

Bikes Without Dykes

George Heymont | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Some types of love are strictly for the young at heart. I'm not talking about full-blown infatuations that escalate toward stalking or impassioned double suicides. Instead, I'm talking about young adults whose sexuality is unformed and uninformed; whose social skills have yet to mature and whose talent for introspection awaits development.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

George Heymont | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Written and directed by Stephan Elliott (and starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert earned a foot-stomping, 20-minute ovation which rocked the Australian filmmaker's world.

Just Relax and Enjoy It

George Heymont | Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

A series of shorts that were screened at the recent Frameline 37 Film Festival revealed thrilling combinations of imagination and technique. Some were animated, some were not. What each film boasted, however, was an abundance of fantastical possibilities.

All Those Frustrated New Yorkers

George Heymont | Posted 10.29.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the most popular shorts at the Frameline 34 Film Festival put a comic spin on what happens when a straight woman convinces her best gay friend from college to help her make a baby. The big question on everyone's mind was whether it would translate into a 90-minute feature film.

The Year Queers Fought The De-Politicization Of Pride

Toshio Meronek | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toshio Meronek

San Francisco Pride 2012 had its wasted revelry, long Porta-Potty lines, and enough boys and girls to fill Civic Center a couple of times over -- all things we've come to expect and love from the celebration. What was different was the amount of radical activism coinciding with the festivities.

Uncertain Beginning to A Perfect Ending: Crowdsourcing Film

Cathy Brooks | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cathy Brooks

Their already sparse independent filmmaker resources were stretched, and Conn's response to Bader's comment came in the form of a pained groan; but she listened to Bader's idea -- and she liked it. One week later Conn presented Bader with a package. It was a first draft of the film.

Fancy Footwork (Competition Isn't Everything)

George Heymont | Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Three new films screened at Frameline's recent San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival depict gay men and women who must not only learn how to think on their feet, but depend on their feet to run on auto pilot in an emergency.

Just in Time for Weinergate: Four More Years and eCupid

George Heymont | Posted 08.12.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In each of two new films being shown at Frameline's 35th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, a man who has been in a relatively stable and loving relationship finds his life upended by petty lies and stupid moves.

The Kids May Be All Right, But What About The Parents?

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Heymont

There is a distinct subset of films about same-sex couples who, unlike in The Kids Are All Right, are forced to take over the care of a child due to unexpected circumstances.

The Kinsey Sicks Descend on Washington (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

"A cappella" singing has been around for several hundred years. What started in the late 15th century as a form of religious expression (without the u...