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Forever Frameline: opening week!

Forever Frameline: opening week!

By David Lamble

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.

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By Roberto Friedman | June 20, 2018

Opening night at Frameline 42 was a rousing good kick-off to the film fest. Co-directors Fiona Dawson and Gabriel Silverman were in the house for the screening of their documentary "TransMilitary."

By David Lamble | June 20, 2018

True fans of Frameline 42, America's longest-running LGBTQ film festival, know that the best of 11 days of queer-themed cinema often screens in the event's final weekend (Thurs.-Sun., June 21-24).

By Philip Campbell | June 20, 2018

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony can credit an impressive string of successfully semi-staged operas and musicals at Davies Symphony Hall over the years. Last week's massive "Boris Godunov" will also be remembered.

By Jim Gladstone | June 20, 2018

No San Francisco queen worth his salt would turn down a salty sit-down with Patti LuPone. So we were out in full force last Wednesday night at the Curran Theatre.

By Jim Gladstone | June 20, 2018

In the American Conservatory Theater's guileless, bighearted new musical "A Walk on the Moon," at the Geary Theater through July 1, there are sweet, small elements that achieve liftoff.

By Sura Wood | June 20, 2018

Here comes "Giants of Land and Sea," a new, semi-permanent show at the California Academy of Sciences.

By Jim Piechota | June 20, 2018

For gay readers cultivating families of their own, there remains a distinct need for literary nourishment especially written for the young ones.

By Adam Sandel | June 20, 2018

Countess Luann brings her nightclub act to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Fri. & Sat., June 22 & 23.

By Tavo Amador | June 20, 2018

The Swedish Royal Academy's decision to award the 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature to Andre Gide (1869-1951) was revolutionary. Never before had an openly homosexual author been given that prize.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 20, 2018

On June 22 & 23, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will present the world premiere of "Unbreakable," a new musical which will take audiences on a journey through 12 decades of gay history.

By Brian Bromberger | June 20, 2018

Chavela Vargas (1919-2012) progressed in her lifetime from pariah to icon. She is the subject of the documentary "Chavela," which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at last year's Frameline,

By Erin Blackwell | June 20, 2018

Vivienne Westwood is one of those names you've heard, you know, you've forgotten. Well, it's back in a dynamic new biopic that's restless and breathless.

By David Lamble | June 20, 2018

Welcome to Part 3 of our rundown of 101 summer movies. Here are the films coming up in July.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | June 20, 2018

Every Pride we search for LGBT TV to make us feel more present for the non-LGBT viewers. Every Pride we want to be seen.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 20, 2018

The following titles are suggestions for reading on a park bench, at the beach or anywhere the sun is warmly shining on you.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 20, 2018

Summer's finally here, and the time is right for reading at the beach, or wherever your heart desires.

By Erin Blackwell | June 20, 2018

Although "Mrs. Hyde" leaves a lot to be desired, its storytelling wobbly, not for an instant did I feel that Isabelle Huppert, now 65, was repeating herself.

By Events Editor | June 20, 2018

Midmonth, Pride celebrations continue in every color of the rainbow, classic or new and improved.

By Erin Blackwell | June 19, 2018

"Man Made" is a slick, upbeat documentary about bodybuilders transitioning or transitioned to male,

By Sari Staver | June 19, 2018

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.

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