Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival celebrates ground-breaking films that reflect the diversity of queer stories from across the globe.
Commemorate legendary filmmakers, discover emerging talents, and join the distinguished community of festivalgoers at the world's premier LGBTQ film festival.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
TRANSMILITARY 7:00pm (Opening Night)
2018, 93 min The U.S. military is the nation’s largest employer of transgender people. But now, the careers of some 15,000 transgender military personnel are in peril. This captivating documentary tells the inspiring stories of four transgender troops who are the visible front lines of America’s fight for LGBTQ rights. Join us for the Frameline42 Opening Night Gala at Terra Gallery directly after the film.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT 9:15pm
2017, 120 min Two connected love stories, set sixty years apart, explore the evolving challenges of gay life for men in England from the post–World War II era to the present day, in this well-crafted, sophisticated drama featuring Julian Morris and Vanessa Redgrave.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
POSTCARDS FROM LONDON 9:30pm
2018, 88 min When the beautiful but shy Jim (Beach Rats’ Harris Dickinson) leaves his provincial home for the bright lights of London’s Soho, he quickly falls in with a charming gang of male escorts who give him a crash course in the art world.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA 9:15pm (Showcase)
2018, 75 min Narrated by the enchanting Mx Justin Vivian Bond, this documentary focuses on the quaint Arkansas town of Eureka Springs as its residents prepare to vote on a historic LGBT ordinance, against a backdrop of gospel-themed drag shows and the largest outdoor Passion Play in the country.
MONDAY, JUNE 18
WHEN THE BEAT DROPS 6:30pm (Centerpiece)
2018, 86 min Famed choreographer Jamal Sims directs this bold, energetic documentary exploring “bucking,” a dance subculture popular within the black LGBTQ community in the South, from its beginnings at historically black colleges and universities, through its evolution at underground clubs, and on to fierce competitions at large venues.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
HARD PAINT 9:15pm (Showcase)
2018, 118 min In this moody, sensual drama, winner of the 2018 Teddy Award, Pedro makes his living doing webcam shows while smearing his naked body with neon paint. When a mysterious performer begins copying his signature act, Pedro confronts him and finds something unexpected.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY 6:30pm (Centerpiece)
2018, 84 min With sly wit, Molly Shannon embodies poet Emily Dickinson as a driven writer, a target of obsessive envy, an ardent lover, and a woman who suffered no fools. This delightful account of creative passion and longing tells only the truth but tells it with an ingeniously subversive slant.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
BONDING 9:15pm (Centerpiece)
2018, 107 min Struggling to pay his rent, a shy, aspiring stand-up comedian teams up with his best friend—who moonlights as a dominatrix—in this hysterical, touching, and kinky new episodic.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
REINVENTING MARVIN 9:00pm
2017, 115 min Bullied at school, handsome Marvin flees his boorish family for drama school in Paris, where he is nurtured by a variety of mentors (including Isabelle Huppert!) and begins to reinvent himself, in Anne Fontaine’s powerful new film about the making of an artist.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
IDEAL HOME 6:30pm
2017, 91 min Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star as a glamorous foodie couple whose lives are turned upside-down when a secret 10-year-old grandson shows up on their Santa Fe doorstep and threatens to change their lives forever, in this hilarious and endearing comedy.
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
STUDIO 54 7pm (Closing Night)
2018, 98 min You’ve heard of Studio 54. But do you know what went on behind the velvet rope? Strap on your dancing shoes, feather your hair, and prepare to get down with this electrifying documentary about the most famous disco of all time. Join us for the Frameline42 Closing Night Party at Oasis directly after the film.