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San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

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The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival showcases lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema.

Frameline, the world’s oldest and largest LGBTQ film festival, will be held June 18-28, 2015 in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland.

Highlights from this year’s Festival include:

THURSDAY JUNE 18 - OPENING NIGHT

I AM MICHAEL 7:00
In a controversial transformation, committed gay rights advocate Michael Glatze (James Franco) shocked his followers when he renounced homosexuality and embraced a heterosexual life. Justin Kelly’s compelling directorial debut presents this true story in an admirably measured, non-judgmental fashion. (100 min)

FRIDAY JUNE 19

LIZ IN SEPTEMBER 7:00 SHOWCASE
In this adaptation of the groundbreaking play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, a tight-knit group of lesbian friends are enjoying their annual vacation on a beautiful Caribbean beach when Eva, a straight stranger, crashes the party. On a dare, the group’s heartbreaker Liz launches a seduction, with results that surprise them both. (92 min)

THOSE PEOPLE 9:30 SHOWCASE
A young artist must choose between pursuing a relationship with a hot new man or continuing his unrequited love for his lifelong best friend in this erotic and arresting romantic drama, set among Manhattan’s social elite. (95 min)

SATURDAY JUNE 20
TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL 4:00 FRAMELINE AWARDEE FILM
Following the rapturously received I Am Divine and Vito, 2015 Frameline Award recipient Jeffrey Schwarz vibrantly recalls the rollercoaster life and career of formerly closeted 1950s Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter in this lively doc. (90 min)

HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) 7:00 SHOWCASE
As the Thai military draft approaches, an 11-year-old boy tries to keep his beloved older brother close to home and out of the service, as he unwittingly sets in motion events that expose the limited options facing Thailand’s working poor. (80 min)

MARIPOSA (BUTTERFLY) 9:30
This sexy drama follows a group of Argentinian friends and lovers along two parallel storylines, each set in motion by one decisive act that creates vastly different romantic and erotic outcomes. (102 min)

SUNDAY JUNE 21

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD 4:00 SHOWCASE
When Sharon Shattuck was still in middle school, her dad came out to her family as transgender and changed names from Michael to Trisha. Now preparing for her own wedding, Shattuck returns home to better understand her parents’ relationship. (79 min)

THAT’S NOT US 6:30
Whiskey-fueled card games, buzz-killing wisecracks, and overdue emotional conversations are just part of what three couples pack into one weekend on Fire Island in this refreshingly honest take on contemporary relationships. (98 min)

SEED MONEY: THE CHUCK HOLMES STORY 9:15
Porn and politics meet between the sheets and on the streets in this sexy, stirring account of infamous provocateur and heroic philanthropist Chuck Holmes, who parlayed the success of his pretty-boy empire Falcon Studios into lifesaving LGBT activism. (80 min)

MONDAY JUNE 22

NAZ & MAALIK 4:15
Two Black Muslim teens hang out on a quiet Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, little suspecting that an FBI agent is on their tail. Maalik and Naz may be hiding something, but it’s not what the agent thinks. (85 min)

ALL ABOUT E 7:00
On the run after finding a bag full of cash, E, a sexy but closeted DJ, and her gay best mate seek refuge with E’s ex-girlfriend in this sexy crime caper set in Sydney’s nightclub scene and Australia’s stunning outback. (93 min)

TUESDAY JUNE 23

THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE 7:00 CENTERPIECE
Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is obsessed with stunt planes and struggling in her adolescence, but when she meets vivacious Auste, her life changes. This is a sumptuously shot, subtly told story of the transformative power of first love. (88 min)

WEDNESDAY JUNE 24

OUT TO WIN 6:30 CENTERPIECE
Featuring interviews with trailblazing sports legends like Martina Navratilova, David Kopay, and Jason Collins, this inspiring doc takes a powerful look at the struggles and triumphs of LGBT professional athletes and leaves everyone cheering. (100 min)

THURSDAY JUNE 25

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO 6:30 SHOWCASE
In his dazzling and giddy glitter-bomb of a film, Peter Greenaway imagines what might have happened to the great Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein during a pivotal period of artistic and sexual awakening in 1931 while sojourning in Mexico. (105 min)

FRIDAY JUNE 26

FRESNO 6:30 SHOWCASE
In this dark comedy, two co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids—one a lesbian (Natasha Lyonne) and the other a sex addict (Judy Greer)—use burglary, a bar mitzvah, and lots of purple dildos to dump the body of a hotel guest they accidentally kill. (85 min)

54: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT 9:00
A naïve New Jersey boy becomes the belle of New York’s 1970s disco demimonde in this glittering recreation of an era. This revelatory new cut restores Mark Christopher’s original vision, in which the Studio 54 waiter (Ryan Phillippe) completely embraces hedonism. (106 min)

SATURDAY JUNE 27

STORIES OF OUR LIVES 1:30 SHOWCASE
Homophobia is institutionalized in Kenya, heightening the stakes of this brave vignette quintet. Via intimate dramatizations of identity under siege, drawn from real life experiences of LGBTQI people, this anthology breaks the silence enforced by intolerance. (61 min)

LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE AND ANGER 3:30 SHOWCASE
A gripping, warts-and-all tribute to one of our most important gay activists, this documentary is a compelling account of the onset and terrible escalation of the AIDS crisis in the United States, which came to define Kramer’s life and work. (82 min)

MAGIC MIKE XXL 8:30 SPECIAL PREVIEW
After building a cult following among gay men and the women who love them, Magic Mike and the Kings of Tampa reunite to shake off the past—and everything else—during their final blowout tour. (111 min)

SUNDAY JUNE 28

FUN IN GIRLS SHORTS 11:00am
Pin-up dream girls, bad-ass old dykes, “monogam-ish” forays, and the brave new world of “dating 3.0” are all part of this year’s grin-inducing and sexy collection of queer women’s shorts! (87 min)

FUN IN BOYS SHORTS 1:30
Check your troubles at the door and join Frameline’s annual celebration of upbeat, downright funny gay flicks, featuring twisted takes on animation, an after-school special, and, inevitably, a beauty pageant melodrama. (78 min)

BARE 7:00 - CLOSING NIGHT
Sarah is trapped in nowheresville Nevada when the worldly drifter Pepper blows into town and opens her eyes to life’s possibilities. But is Sarah being seduced by a wily user, or is she herself using Pepper to break free? (88 min)

Schedule

Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA
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  1. Castro Theatre
    429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA