The San Francisco
International LGBT Film Festival, which turns the big
3-0 this year, announced an eclectic mix of fare as part of
taking place June 15-25, will feature 266 films, with
local movies sharing space with titles from
Iceland, India, and Nigeria. The event is also being
referred to as Frameline30 to mark the third decade of
the festival's existence.
30's opening-night movie is Puccini for
Beginners, a romantic comedy directed by Maria Maggenti
(The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in
Love). Closing the festival will be the Spanish film
Queens, directed by Manuel Gomez Pereira and
centering on a mass wedding of same-sex couples. Eleven
feature films at Frameline30 will be world premieres.
Francois Ozon, who directed well-received films like 8
Women, Swimming Pool, and Under the Sand,
will be presented with the 2006 Frameline Award at a
June 20 screening of his latest film, Time to Leave.