Frameline has announced its lineup of virtual and in-person film screenings.
For the first time, S.F.'s Oracle Park will host two of Frameline45: The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival's tentpole productions: In the Heights and Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the film adaptation of the play about a teenager who wants to become a drag queen. These events are in partnership with San Francisco Pride and the San Francisco Giants.
Additionally, there will be drive-in screenings at Concord's West Wind Solano Drive-In and S.F.'s Fort Mason Flix: Ailey, Summer of 85, Potato Dreams of America, and Fanny: The Right to Rock.
And there will also be in-person screenings at the Castro Theatre and the Roxie Theater: Genderation, Baloney, Invisible, Jump, Darling, Firebird, No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics, and shorts programs.
The festival runs 17 days -- Thursday, June 10, through Sunday, June 27 -- and promises to be the most attended in its history. Over 50 virtual film screenings allow attendees to access Frameline from across the country.
In addition to the film lineup, there are also Frameline Talks (including a conversation between Wilson Cruz and Pride's EIC, Raffy Ermac), Q&As, panels, and conversations with celebrity guests. Tickets are available at $8-$12 per screening; or passes, beginning at $95, can be purchased now at Frameline.org. A streaming passes allow attendees to access all of the festival's virtual content.
"We are beyond thrilled to present the world's largest LGBTQ+ film festival," said James Woolley, Frameline's executive director. "The past year has shown us the value and importance of connections with one another. As the world begins to reopen and revitalize, so too is Frameline45 with a unique combination of in-person and virtual events. We look forward to celebrating the power of queer storytelling and sharing in a collective experience together."
"The theme of this year's festival is 'All Kinds of Queer' and our lineup certainly reflects that," said Allegra Madsen, Frameline's director of programming. "Representing 30 countries -- from Argentina, Egypt, and India to Nigeria, Taiwan, and South Africa -- this year's slate of films will touch on themes ranging from the American Dream and gentrification to trans resilience and gender and race identity. Through these films, we believe we can cultivate a more compassionate and empathetic world."