San Francisco's Frameline festival announces winners
The 27th San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival wrapped Sunday, and winners of the various festival awards were announced at the closing night party. Audience awards went to Pieter Kramer's Dutch musical Yes Nurse! No Nurse! (Best Feature), Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer's Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (Best Documentary), and Debra Wilson's Butch Mystique (Best Short Film). The Levi's First Feature Award jury awarded $10,000 to tyro filmmaker Kai S. Pieck for The Child I Never Was, a true-crime story that explores the dark reaches of a troubled mind. The Stu & Dave's Excellent Documentary Award (and its accompanying $10,000 cash prize) was shared by two films: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdottir and Thorvaldur Kristinsson's Straight Out, a documentary about gay and lesbian youth in Iceland, and Tracy Flannigan's Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary, about the influential lesbian punk band Tribe 8. The festival reports an attendance of over 82,000 for this year's event.