Forty-two years ago, what would become the mighty San Francisco International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer Film Festival kicked off in a modest apartment in an Inner Mission neighborhood.
Andrea Riseborough is a marvelous actress. She's one of those chameleons who can be anybody, given the right makeup, costume, and script.
One of the most delightful aspects of "Hearts Beat Loud," a sweet, heartwarming drama opening in theaters on June 15, is the casual nature with which the screenplay deals with the lesbianism of the story's female lead.
In a nod to the #TimesUp movement, more than half the films at this year's Frameline LGBTQ film festival are either directed or co-directed by queer women.
Show us your pride and advertise in our annual San Francisco Pride edition. Space reservations will be due at 12noon on Friday, June 15 with ad materials due June 18, Monday, at 5pm.
While the bulk of June (14-24) at the Castro Theatre is devoted to Frameline 42, the 2018 edition of the San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival, regular rep has its innings with encore screenings of some audience faves.
"Man Made" is a slick, upbeat documentary about four biological women bodybuilders transitioning or transitioned to male, which makes the title something of a misnomer.
IndieFest guru Jeff Ross is back with the 17th edition of the San Francisco Documentary Festival (SF DocFest), a two-week run of 90 films on every imaginable subject unspooling at four venues.
With his imposing 6'6" frame and a propensity for sweeping into and commanding a room in flamboyant caftans and capes, Andre Leon Talley, the eloquent former editor of Vogue, is a hard-to-miss, operatic figure.
Last week, the film-world powers-that-be at Frameline gave a kick-off press conference for Frameline42, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival coming up this June 14-24.
Cobby is a 60-year-old male chimpanzee who has lived at the San Francisco Zoo for 50 years.
Last year, British actress Glenda Jackson was given an Evening Standard Theatre award for her performance as King Lear.
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is hands-down the most excellent of the year, even though everyone in the films is dead and there's no possibility of clamoring red-carpet adulation by selfie-obsessed fans.