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Frameline45 awards faves and filmmakers

Frameline45 awards faves and filmmakers

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 2, 2021

With both online and in-person screenings, Frameline's 45th annual LGBTQ International Film Festival welcomed 89,000 attendees, and shared its audience and critics' favorites.

Finish lines: The Lavender Tube on Motherland: Fort Salem, Britney and sporty comings out

Finish lines: The Lavender Tube on Motherland: Fort Salem, Britney and sporty comings out

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 29, 2021

Our veteran TV columnist focuses on the Britney Spears documentary, 'Motherland: Fort Salem' and its powerful women, and various celebrity comings-out.

Carry on, my wayward son: Heidi Ewing's gay immigration drama

Carry on, my wayward son: Heidi Ewing's gay immigration drama

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 29, 2021

'I Carry You With Me' (Te Llevo Conmigo) is a tender, frustrating, sporadically agonizing, and heartbreaking film that has wisdom to impart on a dire and bitterly divisive subject.

Frameline45, part 2: folks, fun and fate

Frameline45, part 2: folks, fun and fate

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2021

One idiosyncrasy of Frameline45 is that the international films are superior to the US/English language movies, especially because of their daring content. Check out our second batch of notable narrative films, including a few cinematic jewels.

Friedman/Epstein films on TCM

Friedman/Epstein films on TCM

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2021

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate Pride Month with a special night of films by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein on Monday, June 28, including 'The Times of Harvey Milk' and 'Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.'

Frameline45 documentaries: cinematic stories shine, sometimes stall

Frameline45 documentaries: cinematic stories shine, sometimes stall

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2021

While most of the documentaries in Frameline45 are very good, none are great. In a rare occurrence, the narrative features this year are stronger entries than the documentaries. But there are some standouts.

Pride programs: The Lavender Tube on TV news, chat shows and documentaries

Pride programs: The Lavender Tube on TV news, chat shows and documentaries

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 15, 2021

June is such an exciting month on TV. Everybody remember that LGBTQ people exist. Ad campaigns include us... until June 30, at midnight, when we are shunted into the background again. Catch the LGBTQ programs while they're viewable.

Frameline45 : homos, where the heart is

Frameline45 : homos, where the heart is

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 15, 2021

Whether consciously or not, the theme of Frameline45, in its programming of narrative films, is traditional values, mainly home and family.

Filmmaker Jenni Olson honored

Filmmaker Jenni Olson honored

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 14, 2021

On June 18 filmmaker and film curator Jenni Olson will be honored with the prestigious Teddy Award, the Berlinale's queer film award, during the 71st Berlinale's Summer Special Festival.

SF DocFest's LGBTQ focus

SF DocFest's LGBTQ focus

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 8, 2021

The 29th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (through June 17) includes some LGBT-themed films. The star of this lot is 'Surviving the Silence,' already a candidate for one of the best queer documentaries of the year.

Eyes on the Prides: The Lavender Tube on Pride Month shows

Eyes on the Prides: The Lavender Tube on Pride Month shows

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 1, 2021

LGBTQ-themed programming hits the airwaves in abundance as FX/Hulu, Lifetime, Revry and PBS share new and classic films, documentaries, concerts, and even a virtual reality nightclub party.

Frameline45 announces festival programs

Frameline45 announces festival programs

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 25, 2021

Not even one frame or video shot has been screened, but Frameline45, which just announced its full program, has already made history. The Castro Theatre and other venues will finally reopen for in-person screenings, with plenty of online viewing as well.

Asian elders' romance in Ray Yeung's 'Twilight's Kiss'

Asian elders' romance in Ray Yeung's 'Twilight's Kiss'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 25, 2021

While his previous two full-length feature films dealt with a younger age demographic, director Ray Yeung's 'Twilight's Kiss' introduces us to men in the twilight of their gay years.

Gay tech guru: 'Yes I Am: The Ric Weiland Story'

Gay tech guru: 'Yes I Am: The Ric Weiland Story'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 18, 2021

Microsoft pioneering techie Ric Weiland used his wealth and good fortune to make the world a better more just place, especially for LGBTQ people. A new documentary explores his forgotten short yet amazing life.