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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.