Sunday, June 6, 2010
The 34th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (Frameline34)
It goes without saying that San Francisco is the mother-ship of gay culture in the world. That would make Frameline, the annual San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Film Festival, a VIP lounge on this fabulous ship. And, you do not have to be on a special guest list in order to enter—the festival welcomes all with impressive films and parties.
As usual, Frameline34 overlaps with the San Francisco Pride celebration—the festival takes place June 17-27, 2010 at Castro Theater, Roxie Theater, Victoria Theater in San Francisco, and Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley.
The opening night film is a well-acted British film "The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister" (UK 2010 | 90 min.) about an upper class lesbian's passionate love in early nineteenth century. If this dramatic account of Miss Anne Lister's life is not enough for your appetite, a documentary "The Real Anne Lister" tells more stories about this pioneer lesbian figure.
This year's program shines a spotlight on Latin and South American queer films, including six features and six shorts from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. I also get the impression that this year's festival favorites films on transgender films, drag culture, and bears (two films bares the name bear).
Frameline's shorts programs never fail to entertain filmgoers. This year, besides the classic "Fun in Boys' Shorts" and "Fun in Gilrs' Shorts," the shorts programs "The Golden Pin" and "Worldly Affairs" offer a few delightful short films.
Boys and girls, and everyone else in between, get ready for a fabulous Frameline34.