| Frameline 32 at Castro, Roxie, and Victoria June 19-29
By Tom Mayer Jun 17, 2008
The 32nd annual Frameline Film Festival takes place from June 19 to 29 at the Castro Theater, Roxie Film Center, and Victoria Theater. The Frameline festival is now the largest LGBT event in the world.
'Breakfast with Scott' shows on closing
night June 29
This year the festival will present 237 feature-length and short films, and will have more than 70,000 patrons visit the festival from around the SF Bay Area, from around the U.S., and from around the world. The festival has been held at the famous Castro Theatre, along with the Roxie and Victoria, for most of the Festival’s previous 31 seasons.
Opening night, June 19, is the acclaimed new film from the UK, Affinit,y based on the 1999 novel by Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith), directed by Tim Fywell. This film has been described as a “lesbian bodice-ripper” and stars Anna Madely, Zoe Topper, Anna Massey, and Amanda Plummer.
Closing night, June 29, is Breakfast With Scot, a hilarious new film from Canada about two men (Ben Shenkman and Tom Cavanaugh), one of whom plays professional hockey, who find they are getting custody of a young preteen boy who is a bit on the femme side. Director Laurie Lynd will appear in person with the film on closing night.
The centerpiece film, XXY, on June 24, is a new Argentinian film directed by Lucia Puenzo, about Alex, a 15-year old dealing with the issue of being born intersex with an XXY chromosome.
Director Michael Lumpkin is departing Frameline after 28 years, and has selected films by Gus Van Sant, Pedro Almodovar, and five other filmmakers as a farewell retrospective of his leadership of Frameline over the years. Documentaries are well represented, with Derek (about Derek Jarman), Chris & Don: A Love Story (about Don Bachardy and Christopher Isherwood), A Jihad for Love (about LGBT Muslims) just to mention three major new documentaries at the festival.
Frameline screens at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street; the Roxie Film Center (3117 16th Street); and the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, all in San Francisco, with screenings at the Elmwood Cinemas in Berkeley. The Frameline boxoffice will be open at Superstar Satellite, 474 Castro Street (1 pm to 8 pm daily). Tickets are also available online at www.frameline.org or faxing orders to (415) 522-5543. Unless otherwise noted on the website, tickets for shows Monday-Friday (before 5 pm) are $8 for the general public and $7 for Frameline members. Tickets for evening and weekend shows are $10 for the general public and $9 for Frameline members. Festival passes are available for $200.
1 of 1
This article has been placed in the category(s) below: