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Frameline46's serious cinema

Frameline46's serious cinema

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 14, 2022

Frameline's full return to theaters has presented challenges to its staff. But with the most expansive array of films to see in cinemas or online, hundreds of directors' works will find new audiences.

'Benediction' - Terence Davies' biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon

'Benediction' - Terence Davies' biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 14, 2022

With the gay English poet Siegfried Sassoon as the subject of "Benediction," Terence Davies has found a worthy rebel castigating British classicism and sexual mores. He has also created one of the year's best queer films.

Frameline's film fest's fab 46th

Frameline's film fest's fab 46th

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 7, 2022

Frameline is returning to its fullest in-person programming since its pre-pandemic 2019 festival. For its 46th incarnation from June 16-30, Frameline will be presenting 132 films including 46 feature narrative titles, 30 documentaries, and more.

Planet Queer: Bertrand Mandico's 'After Blue (Dirty Paradise)'

Planet Queer: Bertrand Mandico's 'After Blue (Dirty Paradise)'

  • by Brandon Judell
  • Jun 7, 2022

Imagine Hieronymus Bosch as a lesbian filmmaker on acid, and you've almost visualized "After Blue (Dirty Paradise)." French director Bertrand Mandico's intention is to realize his celluloid philosophy in a spectacularly visual sci-fi/surrealist-western.

Must-see summer films of 2022

Must-see summer films of 2022

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jun 7, 2022

Summer is the perfect time to curl up indoors away from the sweltering heat and take in some great new films. And there are many truly worthwhile films coming out this summer. Here are a few LGBTQ films that may not be on your gaydar.

'Baloney' - gay burlesque show's revealing documentary

'Baloney' - gay burlesque show's revealing documentary

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 7, 2022

Combining social commentary with saucy sexy strip sketches, SF Baloney, seen mostly locally at Oasis, has received the documentary treatment from auteur Joshua Guerci, who directed, shot and edited the 75-minute film, now viewable online.

Peaches Christ's 'All About Evil' returns

Peaches Christ's 'All About Evil' returns

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 7, 2022

Natasha Lyonne stars in "All About Evil," the 2010 directorial debut by Joshua Grannell (local drag legend Peaches Christ), which gets a DVD release and a screening at the Victoria Theatre, where the horror campfest was filmed.

Going Out, Homing's In, June 3-10, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, June 3-10, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 2, 2022

Arts, nightlife and community events continue to become more rainbow-licious at June's Pride Month gets underway. Check out Going Out, Homing's In's spectrum of listings.

'Fire Island' fun: Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster's idyllic summer getaway

'Fire Island' fun: Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster's idyllic summer getaway

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 31, 2022

Summer is here, and the ideal LGBTQ film to satisfy any hot weather lethargy or romantic yearnings has arrived in "Fire Island," a multicultural gay rom-com set in the iconic enclave, The Pines.

America is a gun: The Lavender Tube on Uvalde's atrocities

America is a gun: The Lavender Tube on Uvalde's atrocities

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 31, 2022

At the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, parents had to find and identify the bodies of their 8, 9, 10 and 11-year-old children; little kid bodies that had been decimated by an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

Murderous mystery in 'The Staircase'

Murderous mystery in 'The Staircase'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 31, 2022

Innocent or guilty? The Michael Peterson case has been given two documentary treatments, and now a compelling dramatic mini-series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette on HBO MAX.

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 24, 2022

The 21st San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) is returning from June 1-12 and will involve a hybrid presentation of virtual screenings and live presentations, shown at the Roxie Theater. Most of the latter will also include in-person Q&As.

Trailer triple-play: 'Bros,' 'Fire Island,' & 'Queer as Folk' reboot

Trailer triple-play: 'Bros,' 'Fire Island,' & 'Queer as Folk' reboot

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 18, 2022

It's not even June yet, but our inbox has already been flooded with a barrage of Pride-related products, movies and TV shows. Take a look at trailers for two gay movies and a new reboot of a classic series.

Margaret Cho: comic actress on her TV/film triple play

Margaret Cho: comic actress on her TV/film triple play

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 17, 2022

Could there be an Emmy Award in Margaret Cho's future? In Hulu's "Fire Island," as well as on HBO Max's "The Flight Attendant," Cho's uncharacteristic restraint gives her queer characters, an admirable depth and humanity. She's also resumed stand-up gigs.