San Francisco Gay Film Festival June 18 - June 28

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    May 21, 2015 2:32 AM GMT



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    May 21, 2015 4:16 AM GMT
    Nice. Every time I want to groan or roll my eyes I end up laughing before I can finish that thought.

    Have you been to previous festivals? What's it like?
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    May 21, 2015 6:07 AM GMT
    anotherphil saidNice.

    Have you been to previous festivals? What's it like?


    I have been to every one for about 20 years. Most films are shown in the Castro theater - but some are also shown in other SF and Eastbay theaters. Castro Theater holds about 1200, so there is a good crowd for popular films (plus the theater organist performs every night). It is the premiere venue to see gay film in the Bay area - some that will never make it to mainstream distribution, including lots of short films. Like any other film festival, being a "member" gets you admitted earlier than the general public. (Members have had private pre-release screenings in the past of Angels In America, The Imitation Game, Looking, Philomena, A single Man). the organization also distributes gay films to high schools in some states for free.

    The complete schedule of films and info about the organization is at:

    http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/index.aspx
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    May 21, 2015 5:52 PM GMT
    Yikes. From the looks of opening and closing night prices, I don't think I have anything to wear. icon_redface.gif

    I also don't know the area well enough yet to make sense of the venue schedule (esp. the East Bay ones) but it looks like there's still plenty of time to figure it out.
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    May 21, 2015 6:48 PM GMT
    ^

    Opening and closing night films are essentially benefit performances, and for the in crowd and young crowd that can't live without parties. So they charge more.

    I'm looking forward to Tab Hunter Confidential - a documentary about Tab (who was lovers with Anthony Perkins), by the guy who did the popular documentaries on Vito Russo and Divine. The rumor is that Tab Hunter will appear ast the showing. icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif

    There is also a re-release of "54", a story based on the uninhibited partying of New York's Studio 54, and including 30 minutes of the director's cut of the film, which the distributors cut out to make it more acceptable to middle america.

    The gay shorts program on Saturday morning is always a hit.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_WES3YryOk
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    May 22, 2015 6:12 AM GMT
    Sounds like fun
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    May 23, 2015 12:45 AM GMT
    Suetonius said
    There is also a re-release of "54", a story based on the uninhibited partying of New York's Studio 54, and including 30 minutes of the director's cut of the film, which the distributors cut out to make it more acceptable to middle america.


    Very cool! I always try to catch at least a couple of films during the Frameline festival. Their selections always run the gamut from campy throw-away films to really super-heavy, important stuff. It's very well curated. I just recently re-watched 54 for the first time in years and while it's not cinematic brilliance, I like how it captures some of the magic that NYC nightlife was in those days.
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    May 23, 2015 7:18 PM GMT
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    Suetonius said
    There is also a re-release of "54", a story based on the uninhibited partying of New York's Studio 54, and including 30 minutes of the director's cut of the film, which the distributors cut out to make it more acceptable to middle america.


    Very cool! I always try to catch at least a couple of films during the Frameline festival. Their selections always run the gamut from campy throw-away films to really super-heavy, important stuff. It's very well curated. I just recently re-watched 54 for the first time in years and while it's not cinematic brilliance, I like how it captures some of the magic that NYC nightlife was in those days.


    Among the "super-heavy" films this year, is a screening of Fassbinder's last film, Querelle (1982), (based on Genet's novel), starring Brad Davis as the hedonistic sailor.

    For campy throw-away eye candy films this year, there is a pre-release screening of Magic Mike XXL,the sequel to Magic Mike.

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    Jun 05, 2015 11:04 PM GMT
    You lucky guys that live in the Eastbay will get to see a film that will be shown only at the Piedmont, and not in SF. (Thurs, June 25). Fran├žois Ozon's latest film, Une Nouvelle Amie (The New Girlfriend), based on a story by Ruth Raendell, involves a friendship between a woman and her dead friend's husband, who starts dressing in women's' clothes and acting more like a woman. The distributor wouldn't let it screen at the Castro, because it had alreadybeen screened at the SF International Film Festival. (16 screenings are scheduled in Eastbay venues.)