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'Anything's Possible' - Billy Porter's trans teen directorial debut

'Anything's Possible' - Billy Porter's trans teen directorial debut

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 26, 2022

The best way to approach Billy Porter's new film, "Anything's Possible," screening on Amazon Prime, is to view it as a fantasy, of what it should be like for young Black trans women rather than the often realistic trauma scenario.

Daring deception: Jono McLeod's 'My Old School'

Daring deception: Jono McLeod's 'My Old School'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 19, 2022

McLeod's "My Old School" is a documentary that utilizes animation and dramatization to depict this bizarre true story of deception and discovery at a British school.

Jewish Film Festival faves

Jewish Film Festival faves

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 19, 2022

The Jewish Film Institute has announced its program for the 42nd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the world's largest and longest one, running July 21-August 7. A few of the films have a specific queer aspect.

'Marcel the Shell with Shoes On' - Jenny Slate's animated hit

'Marcel the Shell with Shoes On' - Jenny Slate's animated hit

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 12, 2022

With her newest project, "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On," Jenny Slate has the potential for Oscar glory. A film project that is so utterly original and unusual, it deserves to be seen by everyone.

'Thor: Love and Thunder's near-queer marvel

'Thor: Love and Thunder's near-queer marvel

  • by Josh Polanski
  • Jul 12, 2022

With a few daring visuals and innovative artistic references, writer-director Taika Waititi's "Thor: Love and Thunder" merits more superlatives than any of its peer Marvel Studios blockbusters, with a few queer twists.

Movies, TV series, Podcasts, Community

Movies, TV series, Podcasts, Community

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 7, 2022

Streaming feature films, TV shows with LGBT characters, and enjoyable podcasts continue to entertain; so much that we've make an additional line-up here.

New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 29, 2022

The Castro Theatre Conservancy has launched a campaign to draw attention to proposed changes at the much loved institution — including a plan to remove the seats on the main level.

Wild about "C.R.A.Z.Y."

Wild about "C.R.A.Z.Y."

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

The late filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who died unexpectedly at 58 in December 2021, never saw his 2005 movie "C.R.A.Z.Y." (Samuel Goldwyn Pictures) receive a general theatrical release in the States.

Film planned about 19th century SF feminist

Film planned about 19th century SF feminist

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 22, 2022

A new film, now in pre-production, will recall the life of Juana Briones, often remembered as the "Founding Mother of San Francisco."

Peek inside Castro Theatre shows why it's a city jewel

Peek inside Castro Theatre shows why it's a city jewel

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 22, 2022

The object of love and much adoration and — lately — plenty of controversy, the Castro Theatre is the crown jewel of the Castro neighborhood.

Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 22, 2022

Cameroon-born performance artist and "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season #1 winner BeBe Zahara Benet believes in the power of drag.

Frameline's finest films, and a few flubs

Frameline's finest films, and a few flubs

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 21, 2022

When asked what themes she saw emerging from the vast number of films being shown at Frameline46, Director of Programming Allegra Madsen replied, "An exploration of our queer lineage through time."

John Waters on Zen and the art of filth, and 'Pink Flamingos' 50th anniversary

John Waters on Zen and the art of filth, and 'Pink Flamingos' 50th anniversary

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jun 21, 2022

The newly released 50th anniversary BluRay edition of "Pink Flamingos" is only one part of the still-evolving art world of director and author John Waters.

Cookie Mueller's posthumous prose

Cookie Mueller's posthumous prose

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jun 21, 2022

"Walking through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black" by the late Cookie Mueller is the newly-expanded reissue of the original 1993 Semiotext(e) compilation of writings by the multi-talent known mostly for roles in early John Waters films.