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Welcome to the Festival * Welcome'to the 21st San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. We begin the

Festival's third decade with an amazing line-up of premieres, specials presentations and retrospec­

tives. As always, there's something for everyone ...and then some. Opening the Festival is the world premiere of I Th ink I Do, the debut feature from Brian Sloan, whose short film Pool Days was a favorite with Festival audiences in 1993. Brian is just one of several directors who presented short films at past Festivals and are premiering their debut features this year. Victor Mignatti screened his short Film for Two at the 1982 Festival and returns this year with his fea­ ture Broadway Damage. Ela Troyano, whose short Carmelita Tropicana was a favorite in the Festival three years ago, returns with Latin Boys Go to Hell. All together ten feature directors in this year's Festival were here previously with shorter works. So, take note - catch this year's shorts and get a preview of the queer feature filmmakers of tomorrow! Closing the Festival is a truly delightful feature from Britain, Richard Spence's Different for Girls. Starring Rupert Graves and Steven Mackintosh, this unlikely love story will have you leaving the the­ ater and the 1997 Festival smiling. In between there are 100 differe�t programs, giving you 260 works to choose from. The past year has been a particularly strong one for lesbian and gay documentaries. The Festival �

is premiering several new feature documentaries, including Macky Alston's Family Name, Monte

Bramer's Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End, and Andrea Weiss' A Bit of Scarlet. These films follow in a strong tradition of queer documentaries, and the Festival is proud to honor that tradition with 20th-anniversary screenings of three landmark documentaries from 1977, Word Is Out, In the Best Interests of the Chi ldren and Gay USA.

You may notice that the 1997 Festival has a strong.British accent. As the Bay Area celebrates Britain Meets the Bay, the 1997 Festival pays tribute to Britain's Channel Four Television, recipient of this year's Frameline Award. From My Beautiful Laundrette and Out on Tuesday to Dyke TV and Beautiful Thing, Channel Four has consistently been at the forefront of lesbian and gay film and tele­

vision production. Just two' days after the close of the 1997 Festival, Hong Kong will be returned to the Peopte's Republic of China. We take this opportunity to look back at the complex and exciting depictions of homosexuality and gender in recent Hong Kong cinema in a special six-film series. In recent years, Hong Kong cinema's attitude toward homosexuality has grown more and more liberal. But that may change soon. Chinese authorities recently confiscated director Zhang Yuan's passport before the pre­ miere of his gay feature East Palace, West Palace at the Cannes Film Festival We invite you to use this retrospective to consider the future of Hong Kong cinema under Chinese rule. 1997 marks the lOOth anniversary of the modern homosexual movement, which began with Magnus Hirschfeld's formation of the first organization in Western history dedicated to ending homo­ phobia. A series of German films dealing with homosexuality will be our part of this city-wide celebra­ tion of the modern gay rights movement. As far as finding your way around the Festival, some things have changed, some stay the same. The hugely popular Festival Pavilion, introduced in 1996, returns in 1997. Frameline members and Festival attendees can enjoy the Pavilion before films, after screenings (when we often hold discus­ sions with filmmakers), or anytime you're in the neighborhood and want to hang out with Festival guests and filmmakers. Also, the Festival launches a new ticketing system this year which we think you'll find both simpler and a bit cheaper. See page 62 for details. We hope you enjoy watching the films we've selected as much as we enjoyed finding them. Let us kno� byJiliing out your audience ballots. Audience Award winners will be announced at the Closing Night Party on Sunday, June 29th. Remember, you pick the winners here! On behalf of Frameline's Board of Directors, the entire Festival staff and our hundreds of wonder­ ful and dedicated volunteers, we welcome you to the 21st San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Michael Lumpkin, Festival Director Jennifer Morris, Festival Co-Director



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Development Director

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Brian Sloan's romantic comedy I Think I Do.

Cha mpag n e R e cept i o n (6:30 pm ) & F i l m S c r e e n i n g (8:00 pm ) $20 M e m /$ 2 5 G e n (TH I N K 2 0 )

After the premiere, the festivities continue with the 1997 Opening Night Gala, featuring

Cha mpagn e R e cept i o n, F i lm & G a l a $50 M e m / $ 5 5 G e n (OG A L A 2 0 )

fabulous food, hosted bars, liv� .entertainment and a celebration suitable·for a Festival that's .

Brian Sloan proved with his sizzling Pool Days

the actors cavort through the movie, ·Ieaping

(one of the hit short films of the 1993

from bar room to bedroom, from longtime

Festival) that he was a promising young film­

companions to one-night stands, from liberat­

maker who knew his way around a script, a

ing impulse to guilt-filled afterthoughts. Along

film set and his characters' secret desires.

the way, stereotypes of gay culture are lam­

Now, the promise is fulfilled, as Frameline

pooned along with some of the straight

proudly presents the world premiere of

world's most cherished ideals.

the opening night film of the 1997 San

fans come to the Festival to see - smart,

Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film

sassy, and serious; fun, but not dumb. It's day


one of our annual celluloid celebration and -

Sloan's delightful debut feature I Th i n k I Do as

Anyone who has ever attended a reunion with people you love but don't always get


I Think I Do gets the Festival off to a great start. Sit back, relax and let the Festival begin!

Preceded by Allen Gi nsberg's "Bal lad of the

ately recognize the characters in this funny

Skeletons". Using iconoclastic images,

and moving film. When a group of six college

acclaimed director Gus Van Sant brings to life

friends reunite to attend a wedding in Wash­

a reading by the late Allen Ginsberg.

ington, D.C., every possible complication aris­ has put his cast through its paces and put the romance back into the screwball comedy. Sloan's actors are more than up to the challenge. Led by Alexis Arquette {Last Exit to




along with, or had second thoughts about a

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Sloan has. created the· kind of movie film

commitment, or still aches from a college snub or an unfulfilled romance, will immedi­


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Different for Girls Closing Night Party Frameline invites you to enjoy the closing of the 1997 Festival and cap off your Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day festivities by joining us for the premiere of Richard Spence's delight­ ful, offbeat romance Different for Girls, Following the film, join us in the Festival Pavilion for our Closing Night Party, featuring gourmet food, hosted bars and the announce­ ment of this year's Audience Award winners!

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A taxI crawls through the clogged streets of London, its passenger a demure, well-dressed

makes the unfolding of their story a total . delight.

professional woman. The cab suddenly lurch­ es down an alley, crashing into a motorcycle

The true brilliance of Different for Girls is that it plays out in a conventional manner.

messenger on a job. Chaos ensues, but no

Prentice and Kim are just like any two people

one is hurt. The messenger, Prentice; is fasci­

trying to understand their feelings and carve

nated by this passenger, Kim. She seems

out a comfortable place where they can love

familiar. He thinks she's someone from his

and be loved. Director Richard Spence should

past - from school perhaps? But he went to

be applauded for the subtle, unexploitative

an all-boys Catholic school, where his only

way he allows their story to tell itself, and

friend was Karl.

Steven Mackintosh and Rupert Graves are

As it turns out, Karl is now Kim. Kim has gone through a huge transformation, not the least of which was transitioning from male to female. She has matured, whereas Prentice

priceless as the couple learning to accept








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As Hong Kong prepares for its return to the People's Republic of China,

Concubine) falls in love with her and thinks he is gay. The tables are

the 21st San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival pre­

turned and things get a little more serious in the sequel Who's the

sents a six film survey of homosexuality and gender in recent Hong Kong

, Woman, Who's the Man, when Anita Yuen's character becomes attracted

cinema. What will be the future of queer images in Hong Kong films?

to another woman and she feels she must explore those feelings. Just

It's hard to tell, but the confisication of director Zhang Yuan's passport

watch as two of Hong Kong's biggest female stars kiss on screen! In the

just before the Cannes Film Festival premeire of his gay feature East

ground-breaking film A Queer Story, director Shu Kei sets aside all the

Palace, West Palace does not bode well.

gender-bending to tell us the touching and often humorous story of a

Our series Yang & Yin: Gender in Hong Kong Cinema features two

gay man coming out in modern day Hong Kong. Other films in the

martial arts films that use fanciful cross-dressing and sexual ambiguity to

series are Tsui Hark's masterpiece Peking Opera Blues, set in revolution­

express a fluidity of gender options. In The East Is Red, Brigitte Lin plays

ary Shanghai in 1913, and Shu Kei's film Hu-Ou-Men, which stars

the complex Asia the Invincible, a man who transformed into a woman

Josephine Siao Fong Fong as a modern day Peking Opera star. You

with supernatural powers and is attracted to both sexes. Gender confu­

won't want to miss this extraordianry opportunity to take a look at what's

sion results in slapstick comedy in He's a Woman, She's a Man, when

queer in Hong Kong cinema.

Anita Yuen dresses up as a man and Leslie Cheung (from Farewell My



As part of the city wide celebration The Struggle Toward Sexual liberation 1897-1997: The Legacy of Magnus Hirschfeld, Frameline, in conjunction with the

the target of physical violence and Hitler referred to him ,as lithe most dangerous Jew." Hirschfeld's committee in Berlin is considered to be the first gay rights

Goethe-Institut, will present a series of films dur-

organization. In 1903 it distributed the first known

ing the Festiva I that give a short overview of the

survey on gay behavior. In 1910 he founded the

representation of homosexuality in German

Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin which pro­

film. The series commemorates the centennial

duced Different from the Others (Anders als die

of Magnus Hirschfeld's groundbreaking forma­

Anderen), probably the first ever gay film, which

tion of the world's first organization dedicated to

is just one of the films showing during the

ending the legal intolerance experienced by homosexuals. Being gay and Jewish, Hirschfeld was frequently



Festival. Other films screening during the Festival are: Coming Out, Killer Condom, Madchen in Uniform,

Novembermoon and Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia.

Tribute to

Channel·Four 1997 Frameline Award O ver the past decade Britain's Channel Four Television has been a leader in the funding, production, broadcast and distribution of lesbian and gay film and television. Framelfne honors Channel Four with the 1997 Frameline Award for its outstanding contributions to lesbian and gay media arts. Channel Four's first lesbian and gay series, In the Pink, debuted in 1987, and several of the programs in this innovative series, including Stuart Marshall's .Bright Eyes and Melanie Chait's Veronica 4 Rose, subsequently had U.S. pre­ mieres at Frameline's Festival in the late 80's. In 1989 Channel Four launched Out on Tuesday, a weekly magazine-format program which aired for a remarkable six years and pre­ sented some of the most innovative and respect- . ed works ever to deal with lesbian and gay com­ munity issues. Covering subjects ranging from lesbian detective novels to the appeal of disco, from homophobia in Hollywood to gay skin­ heads, this award-winning series showcased the ,

work of many well-known British filmmakers, including Jsaac Julien, Pratibha Parmar, Richard Kwietniowski, Stuart Marshall, and Cheryl Farthing. And on four Saturday nights in Septemeber 1995, Channel Four presented Dyke TV, bringing British viewers the largest set of programs ever devoted to lesbians. This landmark mix of newly-commis­ sioned programs, feature film premieres, short films and documentaries was brought back for a second season in 1996. Channel Four's contributions to lesbian and gay television are matched by its commitment to lesbian and gay film. The Channel Four Drama Department has funded some of the most significant lesbian and gay films of the past decade, beginning with the 1986 feature, My Beautiful Laundrette. Prick Up Your Ears, Caravaggio, Maurice, Wild Flowers, Sister My Sister, Beautiful Thing and Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City are just a few of the features that were made possible by Channel Four. This year's tribute to Channel Four includes several films and programs: Alive & Kicking, A Bit of Scarlet, Perverted Justice, Glasgow Kiss, The Investigator, and C.ell uloid Icons, among others. Join us as we pay tribute to one of the most innovative and consistently dedicated supporters of lesbian and gay media in the world.





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Saturday Jun 21 10:30 pm

Castro $5 Mem/$6 Gen (ARAG E23) Monday Jun 23

Victoria $6 Mem/$7.50 Gen (ANYTH21)

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Saturday Jun 28

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F rom London-based director Nancy Meckler

comes a touching, honest film about the poli­

"What I hate most is clingy men, the type

that hang on to you and can't take' no for an

AIDS. The main character, Tonio (Jason Flem­

answer." So says Christopher Bedford, the

ying, seen last year in Hollow Reed), is an

obnoxiously vain central character in All the

arrogant and single-minded ballet dancer. As

Rage, a comedy/drama about relationships in

many of those close to him die, his passion

contemporary gay America. Christopher is a

for life wanes and all that's left is his art

successful Boston attorney who spends his off

which he rehearses and performs with n all­

hours cruising and working out at the gym.

consuming verve. Edgy and self-centered, he

His pecs are perfect and his suits are freshly

never lets down his guard. That is, until Jack

pressed, but he's gliding through life, cele­

(Antony Sher), a rather n'ormal, unassuming

brating himself as the 90's gay playboy ideal

therapist, rocks his world and forces him to

without ever'realizing what a mess he's

love again. T he bickering, the lovemaking, the

become. All this changes when he meets

tension - all invigorate Tonio in ways only his

Stewart, an adorably normal guy who likes

dancing did before. The budding relationship'

ballet and baseball, and is totally uncon­

evolves gracefully through the film, and it's

cerned about his ever so tiny beer gut. Full of

not clear until the end whether Jack will prove

perfectly chiseled bodies and questionable

to be Tonio's polar opposite or endearing soul

attitudes, All the Rage is both a light, bitchy social comedy and something 'more dark and


- Charles McCue

Alive & Kicking dir. Nancy Meckler 1996 UK

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in a Seattle vacant lot, the victim of a fatal sexual assault. Shon Kayli's heartening docu­ mentary Anonymous Was a Woman inter­ weaves live footage of one of the Gits' last shows/interviews with friends and band mem'

bers, and statistics on violence against

women as a wake up call to get HOME ALIVE. Ethan Minsker's Anything Boys Can Do

... is

a documentary on women in the alternative

music scene. T he film explores the intersec ­ tions between gender and art and asks whether one's sex is an advantage, a disad­ vantage, or neither. A wide range of bands are interviewed, including Vitapup, Thrust, Nicole Blackman, Maul Girls, the Voluptuous Horror

of Karen Black, and our very own Tribe 8. Plus a sneak look at a new music video

Something To Brag About, from Exene a d Stone Fox.

disturbing. Playing with One Moment, in which a

95 min. 35mm

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Zapata, vocalist for the Gits, was discovered

tics of sex and relationships in the age of


young man experiences fear and doubt after engaging in unprotected sex.

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One Moment dir. Pierre Salvadori 1996 France 5 min. 35mm All the Rage dir. Roland Tec 1997 USA 105 min. 35mm

Something To Brag About dirs. John Roecker & Jeff Pantaleo 1997 USA 3 min. video Anonymous Was a Woman dir. Shon Kayli 1996 USA 18 min. video Anything Boys Can Do dir. Ethan Minsker 1996 ' USA 71 min. video


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A Bit of Scarlet

A Bill Called William & Village Voices

Channel Four Tribute Saturday Jun 21 1:00 pm

Channel Four Tribute Saturday Jun 28 '2:00 pm

I n A Bit of Scarlet, director/editor Andrea Weiss serves up some of the tastiest lesbian'

M arking the 30th anniversary of the Sexual

and gay film clips ever - all from English

Offenses Act of 1967, A Bill Called William

movies. But this talented American filmmaker

presents for the first time the story of one of

isn't trying to stuff her audience with the his­

the most significant and controversial pieces

tory of Queer British cinema. She has some­

of Britain's post-war social legislation. The

thing a little more delicious - and a lot more

Act, which decriminalized sexual behavior

fun to digest - on her menu. Instead of.your

between consenting adult males over 21, was

standard selection of film clips in a stale

preceded by a fierce two year political battle

That's Entertainment style, Weiss delights the

�hich raged, not only in Parliament, but also In the press and across the whole country. the �e has sprung a new "gay village", an alter-

palate with sliced and diced movie moments '

native place to call home for thousands of British lesbians and gay men. Village Voices chronicles the'development of this vibrant urban community, which has spawned numerous clubs, restaurants and shops as well as a community center offering much­


neede � ervices to a growing gay population. But thiS IS more than just a gay chamber of commerce travelogue: Village Voices also takes a critical look at the insular effect of creating a neighborhood that caters exclusive­

brilliantly reassembled to tell the story of English lesbian and gay life in the 20th centu­ ry. Every aspect of British homosexuality and homophobia is deconstructed dissected and

dished out. Toss in some sav�ry historical �acts and quotes, season with a pinch of iron­ IC commentary from veteran gay actor Ian McKellen, and A Bit of Scarlet turns out to be a da�zling cinema salad that is as good to eat . as It IS good for you. Enjoy!

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Village Voices

dir. Kristiene Clarke 1997 UK . 52 min. 16mm dir. Alex Harvey 1997 UK 51 min. video

over 50 million men are estimated to have sex with other men. BOMgaY uses the often harsh, sometimes lyrical poetry of R. Raj Rao to portray a gay subculture that is fast matur­ ing in cosmopolitan India. A Mermaid Called Aida is a fascinating

� ocumentary that reveals the enigmatic real life story of India's most famous transsexual '

the fabulous Aida Banaji. Director Wadia

explores the politics of gender and in so doing boldly challenges perceptions of race, culture and social morality. Finally, Nathalie Khanna's Gay Bombay looks at this emergence of gay networks in Bombay and questions what it means to be , gay in India.

Gay Bombay

dir. Nathalie Khanna 1996 UK 29 min. video dir. Riyad Vinci Wadia 1996 India 11 min. Video dir. Riyad Vinci Wadia 1996 India 52 min. video Total Running Time: 92 min.

A Bill Called William

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punishable by life imprisonment, and where

BOMgaY . A �ermaid Called Aida .

ly to one segment of a city's inhabitants.



Castro $5 Mem/$6 Gen (BSCAR28)

Sunday Jun 22 12:30 pm Roxie $5 Mem/$6 Gen (WI LLl22)

Among the old cotton mills of Manchester


Boys by the Bay S a t u r d a y J u n 28 9:00 pm Victoria $6Mem/$7.50Gen (BOBAY28)

The boys are all dver the place in this year's

selection of local artists. The guys at Museo

. Broadway Damage F r i d a y J u n 27 7:30 pm Roxie $6 Mem/$7.50 Gen (BROAD27)

B roadway Damage is Victor Mignatti's antidote

to cynicism, a valentine to New York City and

Bugis Street S u n d a y J u n 22 3:00 pm Castro $5 Mem/$6 Gen (BUGIS22)

All the world's a stage for the drag divas of

the Sin Sin Hotel in Cllinese director Yonfan's

Contempo play with Keanu's mind (and more)

the dreamers who still believe in the magic of

new film Bugis Street. This enchanting, sexy

in Keanu's Wet Dream. Daniel Baer ventures

the grand romantic gesture. Marc and Robert

drama, set in 1970's Singapore, explores the

far from home to look at a gay couple who

are best friends who share a love of Broadway

lives of the transsexuals and transvestites who

have managed to fashion a life together in

musicals. Robert dreams of writing the next

live in a sleazy residential hotel. Hiep Thi Le

rural South Texas in Horse Dreams in BBQ

West Side Story and settling down with actor

Country. Don't Run, Johnny speculates on what

Marc who, aside from being a hopeless

lian, a 17 year-old reception clerk, who keen­

would happen if legendary B-movie filmmaker

romantic, only goes out with guys who are a

ly observes the hotel's colorful cast of charac­

(of Oliver Stone's Heaven and Earth) plays

Ed Wood were alive today and decided to

perfect "10." Unfortunately, Ro'bert isn't. As

ters. Coquettish yet naive, young Lian learns

tackle the sensitive topic of AIDS. And Boys'

Marc struggles to land his first acting job, his

the lessons of life and love from the reigning

Night Out looks at a homophobic man who is

roommate Cynthia (Mara Hobel, who played

queens at Sin Sin, including the worldly Drago

coerced into running an AIDS charity race,

the young Christina in Mommie Dearest)

and the tormented Lola, who's trappeg in a

where the only rule is contestants must wear

blithely spends her days shopping on Daddy's

co-dependent relationship with an abusive,

a minimum of 2-112" heels.

credit cards and plotting to get a fantasy job

philandering boyfriend. It is from Lola and the

with magazine editor Tina Brown. Agendas

others that Lian learns that behind the vivid

collide when Marc falls for David (Hugh

facades of the residents also lies pain and

Panaro), a handsome pop star wannabe.

self-doubt. With its healthy doses of drama,

HIV: un-infected tun-affected dir. David Weissman 1997 USA 5 min. video Pogo Takes a Survey dirs. Dave Ford & Neil Broome 1996 USA 7 min. video Keanu's Wet Dream dir. Museo Contempo 1996 USA 3 min. video GWalking With The Dead dir. Darren Clark & John Killacky 1996 USA-6 min. video Downloads dirs. Daniel Schott & Justin Chin 1996 . USA 7 min. video Don't Run, Johnny dir.. Tom E. Brown 1996 USA 7 min. 16mm Horse Dreams in BBG Country dir. Daniel Baer 1996 USA 20 min. 16mm Boys' Night Out dir. Yule Caise 1996 ·USA 34 min. 35mm Total Running Time: 89 min.

. Everyone's dreams threaten to unravel when

attitude and nude dudes, Bugis Street gives

they discover that David has more than a few

you a firsthand look at a rarely seen or under­

skeletons in his closet and that Cynthia is on

stood part of queer Asian life.

the verge of a nervous breakdown and may

- Charles McCue

be wanted by the FBI. Broadway Damage is a funny, often bittersweet celebration of cock­ eyed optimism, wonder and possibility. Opening the program is Everything Is Not

Bugis Street dir. Yon Fan 1994 Singapore 101 min. 35mm


Black, a short film about a ga couple, one of whom is pregnant.

Everything Is Not Black dir. Philippe Faucon 1996 . France 4 min. 35 mm Broadway Damage dir. Victor Mignatti 1997 USA 110 min. 35mm

Co-Presented by Film Arts Foundation

Co-Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Well ness

Sponsored by

Center: Community HIV/AIDS Services


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Camp Lavender Hill & Coming Out, Coming Home Sunday Jun 22 5:00 pm Roxie $5 Mem/$6 Gen (CAMPL22)

"I t hurts when people make fun of you; but here at camp, no one will make fun of you because. we're all the same." The camp 'is Camp Lavender Hill, the first summer camp for children of gay, lesbian and bisexual par­ ents. Camp Lavender Hill provided these chil­ dren with an escape from the pressures of their schools and their peers. The film allows us to get to know several of the children as they talk about how they feel they're similar and diffe rent from children raised in more tra­ ditional families. Camp Lavender Hill was the recipient of a Frameline Completion Fund

grant in 1996.

In Coming Out, Coming Home five proud and very confident Asian Pacific Islander fam­ ilies speak frankly, emotionally and more openly then ever seen before on screen on the subject of their children's sexual orienta­ tion. This is a touching opportunity to witness a remarkable set of loving families ready, will­ ing and able to stand up and be counted in

Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks!

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\ Monday Jun 23 5:00 pm Victoria $5 Mem/$6 Gen (ICONS23)

D irector Ileana Pietrobruno masterfully con­

Produced for broadcast in conjunction with

fronts the surreal nature of societal attitudes

the Channel Four co-production The Celluloid

toward the female body in her experimental

Closet, these four works examine the special

debut feature Cat Swallows Parakeet and

relationships between two Hollywood stars, a

Speaks! Beautifully shot on both color and

soap. Black Divas looks at how such singers

merly an insane asylum), the film follows

as Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Lena Horne and

the hospital from an ulcer operation. She

looks at the quintessential English soap

Scheherazade, � young model recovering in

becomes convinced that her inept doctor is trying to kill her and that the only way to sur­

Coronation Street and tries to explain its huge

gay fan base. A tribute to River Phoenix, This.' Road Will Never End features interviews with

for words and must turn for help to Kore, a

some of the key characters in the young star's

trashy, tabloid-reading fellow patient. Slowly

life. Lastly, since she first hit cinema screens

the two women grow closer, telling preposter­

in a series of unconventional teenage roles,

ous tales from the tabloids in order to escape

Jodie Foster has been adored by lesbians who

the doctor. Meanwhile, the hospital begins to

identify with her tomboy traits and admire her

come alive with the very characters from the

consistently powerful portrayals. Pratibha

stories the two women have been reading.

Parmar's Jodie illuminates the Jodie phenom­

Pietrobruno's visually intense, aggressively

enon with interviews and a wonderful selec­

unconventional, often difficult work alternates

tion of scenes from Foster's film career.

between a smooth black and white "real" world and a colorful world of dreams where

Camp Lavender Hill dir. Michael Magnaye 1997 USA 28 min. video Coming Out, Coming Home dir. Hima. B 1996 USA 44 min. video

Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! dir. Ileana Pietrobruno 1996 Canada 75 min. 16mm .


others reflect the gC;ly experience. The Street

vive is to tell him stories. Yet she is at a loss

the face of adversity an � misunderstanding.

Co-Presented by COLAGE: Children of Lesbians

collection of soulful singers and a British

black & white film at Riverview Hospital (for­

anything is possible.

and Gays Everywhere

Channel Four Tribute

Black Divas dir. Dominique Harvie 1996 UK 25 min. video The Street dir. Emma Hindley 1996 UK 25 min. video This Road Will Never End dir William Parry 1996 ' UK 25 min. video Jodie dir. Pratibha Parmar 1996 UK 25 min. video .


Total Running Time:

100 min.

Co-Presented by the Canadian Consulate Trade .


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f you see one movie at this year's Festival ' make it Chocolate Babies. It's a hilariously , witty and poignant film about a queer, quasi­ drag band of p,o,c, (people of color) terrorists ' w ho fulfill every AI DS activist's fantasy by run, nlng rampant through Manhattan accosting recalcitrant politicians, corporate executives, closeted homosexuals, and conservative and religious demagogues for exploiting the A IDS/H IV epidemic and doing nothing to stop the crisis , Fortunately, the heroes and hero­ ines of our story are not ivory saints, Their pecca illoes - infidelity, drug use, pitiful lip­ synchlng, prostitution, and obsessions with style, glamour, couture, make-up, and divas - keep them from being too squeaky clean and holier-than-thou, As they tear through New York's boroughs try ing to make the world safe for all queers, you can't help but be touched by their fierce dignity, tawdry fabu­ , louslty, proud defiance, and unshakable loyalty to each other and their cause, Don't miss the chance to jump on 'their bandwagon, Opening the program is Sometimes My Feet Go Numb, which uses as its text Wayne Corbett 's poem about the pain he endures in living with A IDS,


- Karl Knapper

GSometimes My Feet Go Numb d i r, L�urdes Portillo 1996 USA 1 m i n , 35mm GCh�colate Babies d i r, Stephen Winter 1996 U SA 83 m i n , 35mm



urder and mayhem follow hard on the h�els of a man who will do anything to main­ . hard-won celebrity, and God forbid if tain his �exual preference gets in the way, Clancy Self IS a very successful television cook, He has e�erything: good looks, fame, a beautiful girl­ friend, and J amie, his long-term live-in secret boyfriend, As Clancy's fame grows he becomes more and more paranoid and with increasing pressure from his girlfriend he final y ag ees to dump Jamie and marry her, , But It Isn t meant to be: When Clancy inad­ vertently kills his neighbor N ick's dog, N ick breaks Into Clancy's apartment and Jamie kills him in self-defense, When Clancy finds a dead man in his kitchen, he does what he can to save his career: he cuts up the body and dumps it all over London , From Greece, Sky Full of Stars includes nine vignettes which describe the life of a y �ung Greek man who has been diagnosed with AIDS, Also from Greece, Tender is a transsexual prostitute in Athens who shares her perspectives on life and demonstrates her dignity in the face of a life of abuse,


� �

C o m i n g Out d ! r , Heiner Ca row 1989 Germa ny 109 m i n , 35mm In German with English s u btitles

Clancy's Kitchen d i r, D u n ca n Roy 1997 U K 53 m i n , 35mm

Sky Full of Stars d i r, Ch ristos Dimas 1995 G reece 19 m i n , video

T�nde� d i r, C � ristos Dimas 1997 Greece 1 3 m i n , Video I n English a n d G reek with English s u btitles Total R u n n i ng Time: 85 m i n ,

S p o n s o re d b y

i rector Heiner Carow's film Coming Out is the first significantly gay, movie to have come ou o East ermany, The premiere magica l ly cOincided with the night the Berlin Wall came down, Coming Out was shot largely in real East Berlin bars and back alleys, making it the first and last look at gay locations and gay life before the Wall fell, It's a classic story - a sort of Marxist ' � oder � -day M� urice, School teacher Philipp finds himself distracted from his colorless­ romance with colleague Tanja by the attention of a teen he meets in a concert ticket line, Haunted by memories of his high school ' desire for' gay pal Jakob - and ,his parents' plea to stay on the straight and narrow Philipp becomes torn between his two lovers ' and risks losing both , Philipp's predicament eventually propels him headlong into the city's gay scene, where he is forced to resolve his dilemma, Even separated from its historic circum­ stan �es, Coming Out stands as a moving and passionate story, honestly told,

C o - P r e s e n t e d by G o eth e - I n st i t u t of SF S p o n s o re d by

s u n d a nce


Under tho Cnatfvtt Directiort

of Robert Redford



C o m pa n i o n s : Ta l es fro m th e C l oset T h u rs d a y J u n 26 7 : 0 0 pm R o x i e $ 6 M e m/$ 7 . 5 0 G e n ( TA L E S 2 6 )

W hat was it l i ke t o b e a lesbian i n the decades before the Da ughters of B i l itis a nd Stonewa ll? I n Neant- Fa l k a nd Bergstrom's docu me nta ry a bout lesbian love, Companions: Tales from the Cl oset, we meet five wo men between the ages of 60 and 75. They ta l k a bout thei r lives from the 1930's and onwa rds with a m i xtu re of h u m or and e motion, tel l ing ta les of budding love and erotic encounters


a nd also of self-hatred and secrecy. All of t e wom en were forced to q uestion conventions a nd risk losing friends a nd colleagues i n the i r cou.rageous fight for t h e rjght t o choose their own way of living . . Nietta's Diary focuses on one relatio nship, that of N i etta Apra a nd Linda ( Flafi ) M azzuc­ cato i n pre and post-war Ita ly. The film cen­ ters u pon the passionate love story as recounted through N i etta's u n publ ished d i a ries, a n d it alternates between d ram atic re­ enactm ents of N i etta and Flafi's life together, actua l i n terviews with col leagues, friends and relatives, a s well as to uching a n d eloquent words from the d ia ries themselves . .

Davi d S e a rc h i ng

D efyi ng G ravity

M o n d ay J u n 23 7 : 0 0 p m V i ct o r i a $ 6 M e m/$ 7 . 5 0 G e n ( D AV I D 2 3 )

Fri d a y J u n 27 9 : 3 0 p in C a s t r o $ 6 M e m/$7 . 5 0 G e n ( G R AV I 2 7 )

T h is smart feature fi l m by Leslie Smith touch­

A co m i ng out ta le set i n the towel-sna pping,

es on the u n iversa l theme of looki ng, a nd

butt-sla pping, gro u p showeri ng, horny hetero

longi ng, for happiness. David , a d isheveled

wo rld of a Southern California college fraterni­

docume ntary fi l m ma ke r (played by Anthony

ty ho use, Defying Gravity focuses on a couple

Rapp, cu rrently sta rring in the B roadway

of cute young gay guys who ma nage to fi nd

smash Rent), is always sea rc h i n g - for love,

each other while l iv i ng i n the animal house

for the perfect roo m mate, for money to pay

from Hel l . It's easy to see why Pete, a gay

the rent. In his q uest for a room mate, David

sen i o r who is learning to accept his sexua l ity,

meets Gwen ( Ca m ryn Manhei m ) , who

decides to leave the fraternity a n d move

becomes his friend and confida nte. Gwen's

across town to a more progressive (they eat

on a trip of her own , in the th roes of d ivorce

rice ca kes) group home. The problem is that

a nd looking for some peace. While looking for

the man he loves, G riff, is sti l l i n the frat

love (or a reasonabl e facs i m i l e) David 's not so

house and u nwi l l i ng to admit that he's gay.

l ucky: he encou nters the dates from Hell

G riff a n d Pete have a satisfying phys ica l rela­

from the guy who wa nts sex after th ree w rd s

tions h i p but G riff keeps it secret from every­

of small ta l k , to the man whose m a i n passion

one, i n cl u d i ng h i s closest friend in the house,

i n life is h u m m u s . These h i larious e pisodes,

Tod d , a relatively sensitive straight guy. But

while exha usting a nd d i sco u ragi ng for David ,

when Pete is assa ulted i n an al ley be h i n d a

provide for tasty bits of h umor a n d wit. The

gay ba r a n d s l i ps i nto a coma, G riff is fi n a l ly

fi l m , which cost only $22,500 to shoot, wi l l

have you hoping David d oesn 't fi nd what he's

forced to deal with who and what he is. Plus Rid of It, a short fi lm portraying a

sea rc h i ng for.

teenage boy's moment of sexual d i scovery.

- Charles McCue

- Paul Bol/winkel

Dav i d Search i ng d i r. Leslie L. Smith 1996 USA 103 min. 1 6mm

R i d of It d i r. G reg Si rota 1997 USA 4 m i n . 1 6mm Defy i ng Grav i ty d i r. John F. Keitel 1997 U SA 92 m i n . 16mm

S p o n s o r e d by

S p o n s o r e d by

N i etta's D iary dir. Ga briell a Romano 1996 U K 30 min. video in English and Italian with English subtitles Compan i ons: Tales from the Closet dir. Cec i l ia Neant-Fa lk & N i na Bergstrom 1996 Sweden 53 m i n . 35m m in Swed ish with English subtitles

Co-Presented by Gay and Lesbian Outreach to Elders S p o n s o red by










How will you use it?'"



The De lta Saturday Jun 2 1

7:00 pm

R o x i e $6 M e m /$ 7 . 5 0 G e n ( D E LTA 2 1 )

D evoid of sentimentality and stereotype, The Delta is a first feature of extraordinary lyri­

cism, sensitivity, and compassion. Awash with the sensual textures and sounds of Memphis and the Mississippi, Ira Sachs' film transports us deep into a rich and regional naturalism strangely evocative of British social realism. The film's character and articulation of place, however, are distinctly American. The carefully constructed narrative follows the burgeoning romance between two i l l­ matched young men : Lincoln, an affluent white teenager, and Joh n, a working-class emigre born to a Vietnamese mother and an American G. I. Following their fleeting liaison in the front of the family station wagon, Lincoln unexpectedly invites J ohn to spend the night navigating the Delta on his father's boat. Sachs' tender exploration of the politics of class, sexuality and racial difference tran­ scends the symbolic weight of his characteri­ zation, creating a film of great depth and anguished complexity. Plus Gui.tar Man, fe'aturing male super­ m�del Johnny Zander in a black and white road trip which takes us nowhere at all .

- Rebecca Yeldham

Desi Dykes a n d D ivas: Alternative S exu a l iti es in Pop u l a r I n d i a n C i nema '

. Wednesday J u n 25 6:00 p m V i c t o r i a $6 M e m /$ 7 . 5 0 G e n ( D E S I D 2 5 )

W e're proud to present a lecture and film/video clip show by New York film writers Gayatri Gopinath and Javid Syed. Butch women, femme men, the transgen­ dered, the cross-dressed, women kissing women, men declaring their undying devotion for each other: popular Indian cinema is a rich repository of queer images, desires, and pleasures, offering tremendous potential for queer readings and appropriations. Given that the Indian film industry is the largest in the world, and that films produced in Bombay and Madras find their way to South Asian diasporic communities throughout the world, these films are important sites of identification for South Asian queers. Indeed stars like Helen Madhuri, Sri Devi and Rekha, from the sixties to t�e present, have become queer icons for South Asians in North America the ' ' U K and the Caribbean. In this clip show and presentation, Gayatri Gopinath and Javid Syed unabashedly privilege a queer gaze in order to offer a brief but tantalizing glimpse of what alternative sexualities look like in popular Indi'an cinema.

D iffe rent fro m the Oth ers (An d e rs a ls d i e And e ren) Fri day J u n 2 7 4:00 p m C a st r o $ 5 M e m/$6 G e n ( O T H E R 2 7 )


ifferent from the Others is the first film to ever openly discuss homosexuality. This silent German film was directed bY' Richard Oswald and stars Conrad Veidt (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Casablanca). It was produced at the time of the first gay liberation movement led by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld in prewar Berli n . Hirschfeld's Institute o f Sex u al Science was at the center of the fight against Germany's anti­ ' gay legislation, Paragraph 1 7 5, which ban ned homosexual acts between men . The film tells the story of a famous violin ist who is black­ mailed by a young man he once took home from a party. The matter goes to court and both are sent to jail for their respective crimes. The film concludes with a plea for an end to such tragedies and injustices. Only a fragmented copy of the film survived the 1930's when the Nazis destroyed all prints of the film.

Differ�nt from the Others (Anders als die Anderen) d i r. Richard Oswald 191 9 Germany 45 min. 35mm si lent with U k ra n ian i n tertitles. Translation will be provided .

Guitar Man d i r. Joshua Jordan 1 997 U SA 20 m i n . video

The Delta d i r. I ra Sachs 1 996 U SA 85 m i n . 1 6mm

C o - P re s e n t e d by Tr i k o n e S p o n s o re d by



Co - P r e s e n t e d by G o et h e - I n st i t u t of SF

& Gay and

lesb i a n H i sto r i c a l S o c i ety of N o rt h e r n C a l i f o r n i a

Drop ' Dead Gorge�us & Boy With a Bugle

Dykes on Death Row .

C ha n n e l Four Tr i b ute

S u n da y J u n 2 2 9:30 p m R o x i e $ 6 M e m /$ 7 , 50 G e n ( D R O P. D 2 2 )

S a t u r d a y J u n 2 8 1 1 :00 a m V i c to r i a $ 5 M e m/$6 G e n ( D EAT H 2 8 )

I n Drop Dead Gorgeous, stand-up comedian

Producer Valentine Schmidt asks, " Do les­

Steve Moore takes us on a guided tour of his

bians kill more than other women or are they

life, from his Southern childhood to h is HIV

being targeted for capital punishment?"

covering herself in "two Africans", and Steve

Of 20,000 convicted murderers in the U ,S" 1 % receive the death penalty; and of all the women on death row, 40% are lesbian, They

comments, "Well Mom, I've been there") to

are also predominantly poor and/or women of

the way anonymous sex partners pretend they

color, We've come a long way, baby - not.

status, Steve takes on everything from his mother's malapropisms (she stays warm by

don't know you when you run into them at

Hot on the heels of Butterfly Kiss and

parties ( " He said, ' I don't think we've met

Basic In sti nct, Perverted Justice fiercely exam­

each other, but your face looks familiar' and I

ines how pre-existing prejudice ih the culture

said, ' It should - you sat on it!"' ) ,

influences prosecution, Through news

Boy With a Bugle, the second installment

footage, commentary from lawyers, scholars,

of The Fat Boy Chron icles, is director Rene .

and activists, and an interview with Andrea

Broussard's film about his childhood and his

Jackson (sentenced to death for ki lling a

masturbatory fantasy world, as inspired by the

police officer), Perverted Justice uses the

musical Marne, Using actual archival footage

power of media to give faces to those dehu­

of eroticized fat little boys, Boy With a Bugle

manized by the American trial process,

traces the events which led to Broussard's

Live discussion led by California Coalition

self-proclaimed "acceptance of my

for Women Prisoners, an activist group work­

body",small blue penis" , faLand al l!"

ing for women prisoners' rights, will follow the

Drop Dead Gorgeous d i r, Fenton Bailey & Randy Ba rbato 1997 USA 53 m i n , video Boy With a Bugle dir, Rene Broussard 1997 USA 28 m i n , video


The East Is Red W e d n e s day J u n 2 5 1 0 :00 p m R o x i e $ 6 M e m/$ 7 , 50 G e n ( I S R E D 2 5 )

A fantastically choreographed genderfuck Kung-Fu period piece, this sequel to

Swordsman II stars Brigitte Lin once again as

Asia the Invinci ble and J oey Wang as Snow, her true love, Played out against the conflicts of the Ming dynasty, The East Is Red features spectacular land and sea battle sequences among the Hans, the Sun Moon Sect, the Spaniards, and Japanese Ninjas, Time, space, gravity, character identity and the concepts of good and evil are all shifting, ambiguous in the world of The East Is Red. I n other words, if you can't keep up with the story, just let it go, And although Asia is referred to as male, the character is played by a woman, There's no denying the relationship between Snow and Asia, and in the film's queer logic, one can' t help but read Asia the Invincible a s the first transsexual lesbian superhero , The East Is Red d i r, Ching Siu-Tung and Raymond Lee 1 993 Hong Kong 104 min, 35mm in Cantonese with Mandarin and English su btitles

Perverted Justice d i r, Donna Clark 1 996 U K 5 1 m i n , video

Co-Pr e s e n t e d by Ca l if o r n ia C o a l iti o n for W o m e n Prisoners

Co- Presented by NAATA & S a n Fra n c i s c o I nternationa l A s i a n A m e r i c a n F i l m F e st i v a l

S p o n s o r e d by


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E lto n J o h n : Ta ntru ms a n d Ti a ra s Wednesday Jun 2 5 1 0 :30 p m V i c to r i a $ 6 M e m /$ 7 . 5 0 G e n ( E LT O N 2 5 )

u n precedented access i nto h is l ife . The fi l m 's d i rector is J o h n 's pa rtn e r, David Furn ish , and John te lls him that he can fi l m whatever he wants - "warts and a l l " . The res u l t is a h i l a ri­ portra it of a prol ific and outrageo us a rtist fu l l of fasci nating and fu n ny i nsights i nto one of the wo rld's greatest rock sta rs . The fi l m focus­ es Oh 1996, one of Elton's m ost successful years ever. There's gla m o u r everywhere, from J o h n 's ap pea ra nces on the B rit Awa rds and the Osca rs to his ma ssive lOB-show world tour, and Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras is there all the time, trave l l i ng from the Moscow to Rio and to Elton and David's l ux u rious ho mes i n Eng land and Am erica . Yo u ' l l see Elton at h i s best and h is worst, a n d be privy to i ntimate chats with his mother, his personal assistant" of 2 1 yea rs , h is ·ha i rd resse r a n d h is therapist a l ong the way. A l l of this plus l ive

Fa m i ly N a m e

Tu e s d a y J u n 2 4 9 : 00 p m Ca s t r o $ 6 M e m / $ 7 . 5 0 G e n ( E N T W I 2 4 )

Saturday Jun 2 8 4:30 pm V i c to r i a $ 5 M e m /$ 6 G e n ( FA M I L 2 8 )

D ecisions, d ecisions,

S u persta r Elton John gave the Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras cam era crew tota l and

ous and touch i ng documenta ry, a n i n ti mate

Entw i n e d


decisions. When attrac­


h i s enterta i n i ng a n d thought-provoking fi rst

tion ign ites between two women in pre-exist­

featu re, fi l m m a ker a nd ACT U P activist Macky

ing l ive- i n " pa rtn ersh i ps, " they m ust tread

Alston bri ngs a u n iq uely gay perspective on

ca refu l ly. Elena , a bea utifu l u n iversity stud e nt,

identity to a very personal fi l m about secrets,

and J u l i a , one of her professors, stea l every

h i story a n d race in Ame rica . Spurred by

moment they can to be together. B u t c u rrent

memories of growing up in a North Ca rol i na

girlfriends, misread fl i rtations, a nd soc i a l pro­

town where many fa m i l ies, both black and

scri ptions com pl icate their attempts to fol low

wh ite , shared the s u rname Alston, Macky

their hea rts, a n d the wo men find out ju st how

travels the South sea rc h i ng for the Alston

d iffi c u lt it i s to stage a su rreptitious ren­

story. At an a l l-wh ite Alston reu nion he gets a

dezvous when one of yo u r lovers is a cop.

lectu re on the fa m i ly tree - not j ust a l l the

Entwined is a fi l m fu l l of hope for a nyon e

way back to Cha rlemagne a nd Alfred the

who's thought they c o u l d n ever get o u t o f a

G reat, but to N oa h and Ada m as wel l . At a n

suffocati ng re lati onship.

a l l-black reu n ion h e ma kes con nections that

Set aga i n st the lush tropics of M i a m i , Raquel Ceci l ia H a rri ngton's d e but feature ( h e r

short Sonia screen ed at last yea r's Festiva l )

blends C u b a n and North American c u ltures to

create a sensuous, a rchetypa l love story. Preced ed by Strung Up, an Austra l i a n sh ort i n w h i c h t h e d rea m - l i ke atmos phe re of

lead to a series of poigna nt and e n l ighte n i ng encou nters . Along the way, Family Name becomes a mov i n g study of the thi ngs we tel l each other a n d t h e thi ngs w e don't, a n d of the price we pay when we decide to keep our rea l identity a secret, eve n from o u rselves. Also screening i s M i ke Hool boo m's lyrical

El iza beth's fragile wo rld is u pset when her

Letters from Home, a series of m i n i -portraits

pa rtner J o i nvades her s pace.

a bout A I DS, love a n d mou r n i n g.

footage from E lton performing h is greatest h i ts m a kes Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras a m ust-see.

Strung Up d i r. Cathy Joh nstone 1 996 Austra l ia 10 min. 16mm Entwined d i r. Raquel Cecilia Harrington 1997 USA 1 29 m i n . 1 6 m m

. Letters from Home d i r. M i ke Hool boom 1996 Canada 15 m i n . 1 6 m m Fam i l y N a m e d i r. Macky Alston 1 997 U SA 8 9 m i n . 16mm

Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras d i r. David Furnish 1997 U K 72 min. video

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F i n ished i s a n u nfo rgetta ble look a t the short

S et i n conte m pora ry New Del h i , Fire i s a fi l m

W ho s a i d t h e m usica l is dead? Whoever d i d

but i ntense l ife of Alan La mbert, a 25-year-old

a bout d esire . . . frustrated desire. I ndo­

better n o t be with i n earshot o f R ita Page, for­

gay porn actor who flam boya ntly comm itted .

Ca na d i a n writer/director Deepa Mehta has

mer Vegas showgirl a n d diva stage mother to

R o x i e $ 6 M e m /$ 7 . 5 0 G e n ( F I N 1 8 2 5 )

suicide in a public pa rk. La m bert left beh i n d

retu rned to her homela nd to make this stu n ­

Franc hesca Page, who ha? just landed the

two cats , several fri ends a n d lovers, an i ntri­

n i n g fi l m a bout the battles between old and

u nd e rstudy role in the new di sco revue, " The

cate su icide ra nt and twenty o r so fil ms, i nclud i ng Boot Camp, Hardball a nd Pool Boy.

new, between East a nd West. The cha racters

Lady Does It A l l " . U nfortunately Franchesca

in Fire a re tra pped in the sh ifting cu ltura l

does d o it a l l . .. bad ly. So how did she get the pa rt? Could she be an u nwitting victi m in a

Finished d i rector William E . Jo nes, sed uced

landsca pe o f modern I nd i a . They d es perately

by the im age of a man he never knew, set out '

wa nt to obey deeply-rooted trad itions, but

plot to prod uce a flop an d m a ke some fast

to m a ke a .fi l m a bout the va nity of contem po­

they a re torn by the i r needs a nd passions.

money for the sad istic prod ucer Veronica , or

rary gay cu lture, try i ng to u n derstand why this

The men and the wo men fi nd very d ifferent

has fate finally brought Mama the brea k she

yo u ng actor k i l led h i mself. He d i scovered

outlets for the i m m ense sexua l press ure they

th i n ks she a lways deserved? If you com bine

somet h i ng m uch dee per. Atte m pting to m a ke

fee l . The men have affa i rs, watch contra band

sense of a l ife cut tragica lly short and of his

porn films o r p u rsue spi ritual absti nence. The

The Producers with The Adventures of Prisci lla, Queen of the Desert and bring Gypsy

own obsessions, Jones has created a dee ply

wom e n , deprived of their h usba nds' attention ,

along for the ride, you will get Franchesca

emotional life story and a profound exa m i na­

escape from thei r oppressive, a rra nged ma r­

Page. With n i ne origi nal songs a nd a cast of

tion of the tem porary natu re of bea uty. Eq ual

riages th rough their love for each other.

d ivas, i ncluding Rossy de Palma and N ew

parts perso n a l confession , b iogra phy and

Fire is beautifu l ly fi l m ed a nd powerfu l ,

pol itica l analysis, Finished is a sober an d

and has the potential t o b e as soc i a lly i nfluen­

M e rma n ( i l legitimate da ughter of Ethel

highly experimenta l jou rney through the shad­

tial i n I nd ia as Thelma and Louise was i n the

M e rm a n and Ernest Borgn i n e ) , this h ugely

York u n derground sensation Va ria Jean

owy la ndsca pe of the gay ad ult fi l m i nd ustry

U . S . It's a gro u nd breaki ng, fe m i n i st film in its

enterta i n i ng fi l m is set to camp, va m p , a n d

and into the heart of one of its casualties.

u na pol ogetic a p proach to sexual ity a nd

tra m p its way t o fa me.

Opening the program i s Frostbite, in

B ut first - Frank(e and Fudgie go for an

desire .

u n usual wa l k .

wh ich a lonely lighthouse operator rescues his fantasy man . .

- Joel Shepard

Fire d i r. Deepa Mehta 1996 Canada 104 m i n . 35mm

Fra nkie and Fudgie Go for a Wa l k d i r. Jeffrey Adkins 1996 U SA 2 min. 16mm Franchesca Page d i r. Kelley Sane 1996 U SA 1 05 m i n . 35mm

Frostbite d i r. Wrik Mead 1996 Canada 12 m i n . 16mm Finished d i r. William E. J ones 1997 USA 75 m i n . 16mm

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Fu n i n Boys' S h o rts

Fun i n G i rls' S h o rts

Saturday J u n 2 1 4 : 3 0 p m C a s t ro $ 5 M e m/$6 G e n ( S P E E D 2 1 )

Saturday J u n 2 1 Noon C a s t r o $ 5 M e m/$6 G e n ( F U N B 0 2 1 )

S a t u r d ay J u n 2 1 2 : 3 0 p m C a s t r o $ 5 M e m /$6 G e n ( F U N G I 2 1 )

A co m p lex, fast-paced but deli berately frag­

We begin o u r i nsa nely po p u l a r Sat u rday

mented story of you n g l ust, u n req u ited love

morn i n g gay shorts program with R u Pa u l as

a nd rac i a l prejud ice set in r u ra l F ra n ce, Full

su permodel/secret agent Shantay, end i ng a

Speed zeroes i n on fou r central cha racters, a l l

hostage sta n d off a n d fighti ng fashion v i l l a i n

i n thei r ea rly twenties, w h o seem doomed

Toyota Ca rter ( Kathy N aj i my). F o r Sha ntay

from the start. Sa m i r, a bea utifu l B e u r ( Pa ri­

looking fierce and fighti ng crime is not a

sian slang for a yo u ng Ara b) from Algeria, has

choice - it's who she is.

a growing post-teen age crush on Quenti n , a

As a res u l t of h i s fi rst gay sex, Charlie

successful nove l i st who observes the people

wakes up with h i s own d ead body next to him

a round him as the basis for his fiction but

and a decision to m a ke a bout h is futu re sexu­

wants des perately to esca pe sma l l town l ife .

a l ity in My Body. M a rc Moody s i ngs his way

Quenti n has a relationsh i p with J u lie, a free­

through his morn i n g in Out There. After h is h it

spi rited girl (she l i kes fast ca rs and d ri n king shots) who can't resist J i m my, a gorgeous

fi l m 27 at last yea r's Festiva l , G reg Sax is

back with h is latest opus, what e lse, but 28!

you n g to ugh who's a lways in troub le. As the i r

F i n a l ly, Jason Gou ld bri ngs to l ife his personal

lives i n tersect, t h e cha racters' exploration of

story i n Inside Out, a you n g ma n ' s search for

their bisexua l ity is i nterru pted by ra cism, as

ide ntity w h i l e coping with the problems that

French a nti-Ara b hatreds l ead to tragedy.

a rise from bei ng the son of cele brities.

Discovered in A n d re Tec h i ne's Wild Reeds ( a n obvious i n spi ration for h is wo rk here ) the you ng actor-tu rned-d i rector Gael More l m a kes his feature d i recti ng debut with Ful l Speed, which co-stars Reed's Stephane R i dea u . P l u s Burn Rubber, where two boys off for a weekend hol iday wo nder if they've forgotten somet h i ng . - Pa ul Bol/win kel

Burn Rubber d i r. M erzak Allouache 1996 Fra nce 6 m i n . 35mm in French with Engl ish s u btitles Ful l Speed d i r. Gael More l. 1996 Fra nce 85 m i n . 3 5 m m i n French with English su btitles

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Shantay d i r. Ra ndy Barbato & Fenton Bai ley 1 995 USA 1 5 m i n . 35mm America the Beautiful d i r. Tag Purvis 1996 USA 3 m i n . 16mm Cater-Waiter d i r. Eric Lane 1996 USA 14 m i n . 35mm My Body d i r. Joel Moffett 1 99 7 U SA 30 min. 1 6m m Out There d i r. M a rc Moody 1997 U SA 7 m i n . 16mm 28! d i r. G reg Sax 1 997 U SA 9 min. 1 6m m Happy Hour d i r. Tom my Q ' H aver 1997 USA 5 m i n . 16mm Inside Out d i r. J ason Gould 1 99 USA 26 m i n . Total R u n n i ng Ti me: 1 0 6 m i n .

Tu e s d a y J u n 24 ' 2 : 0 0 p m C a s t r o $ 5 M e m/$6 G e n ( F U N G I 2 4 )

F u n , F u n , F u n is what yo u ' l l f i n d i n t h i s year's collection of new lesbian shorts . I n the tender clay a n i mation fi l m Adam, a you ng girl is m ista ken for a boy and rel ishes the op port u n ity. The end of one affa i r spa rks the beg i n n i ng of a nother in The Di nner Party, and a tri p to the grocery store offers new opportu n ities in Twisted S heets. Two lady sol­ d iers - one Germa n , one French - a re lost in the woods and a n e ncou nter is i nevita ble in Hero in es of Love . And a sma l l town lad i es

group is awa iting word about a potential visit from the i r h eroi ne, M rs . Eleanor Roosevelt, when a sca ndal eru pts and all hel l brea ks loose in the award-wi n n i ng fi l m What Became Known as ... The Eleanor Affa i r. Adam d i r. A n d rea Stoops 1 996 USA 4 m i n . 1 6m m Heroines o f Love d i rs . Natha l i e Perc i l l i e r & Lily Besi lly 1996 Germany 1 0 min. 16mm Acqu i r i ng a Taste for Raffaella d i r. Sandy Lepore 1996 Austra lia 14 m i n . 16 m m Dinner Party d i r. Lisa Cholod e n ko 1996 USA 9 m i n . 16mm Dear Mom d i r Diane Bonder 1996 USA 1 5 m i n . 16mm Twisted S heets d i r. C h ris Deacon 1996 Canada 14 ' m i n . 16m m What Became Known as ...T h e El eanor Affa ir d i r. G i nger R inkenberger 1 996 U SA 25 m i n . 16mm .

Total R u n i ng Ti me: 91 min.

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V i c to r i a $ 6 M e m /$ 7 . 50 G e n ( G I B AY 2 4 )

2 : 00 pm

C a stro $5 M e m/$6 ' G e n ( G A U S A 2 6 )

T h is col lection of shorts takes a broad look at Twenty years ago, before t h e idea caught o n all over t h e world , Arthur Bressan produced a fi lm portrait of a d ay in the life of Ame rica cal led Gay USA. Bressan co m m issioned fi lm­ ma kers throughout the country to record every Les bian and Gay Pride pa rade or march which took place in J u ne of 1977. He then mixed that footage with on-the-street interviews, gay women and men ta l ki ng a bout their lovers a nd how they ca me out. Some of the highl ights from this revol utionary docu ment include les­ bians marching aga inst housework and d rag q ueens protesting fascism . Arth ur Bressan remem bers, "When the Anita Bryant debacle ha ppened I was h u rled into making this pol itical documentary. My na ive d rea m was that if we all saw o u rselves in our n u m bers we wo u ld never buy i nto the guilt trip aga i n . Not from An ita Bryant or from Mayor Koch or from Card i nal Cook. Not even from AIDS . . . . lt wo uld be l i ke my Triumph of the

Will, only I . wo uld ca ll it Tri umph of the Fag, Tri umph of the Dyke." GGay USA d i r. Arth u r Bressan 1977 USA 7 8 m i n . 35mm

Thu rsday Jun 26

5 : 00 p m

R o x i e $ 5 M e m /$6 G e n ( G I B AY 2 6 )

the vast spectrum of gender identity. These fi l m ma kers express a diversity of views and interpretations of what it means to be male, fe male, both , or neither a nd of the conse­ q uences of be i ng a gender outl aw in su ch a . . stra ight an d na rrow worl d . Robin Wa rd I S a . . transsexual shaman prayi ng for the SPi rit to set us a l l free in Ether Anvi l. The tra nsforma­

tive power of pac k i ng is explored i n Me a � d

My Strap-On, while the Ki ngs of New York IS a q u i ck look into the secret world of brea st­ . b i n d i n g, pants-stuffing Drag Ki ngs . ChriS. topher's Chronicles: Chapter 1 is a video d i a ry a bout the fears and rea l ities of female to male sex reassignment. Trappi ngs of Transhood d is­ cusses the i n s & o uts of Trans/boy/hood . And

Murder and the Feather Boa draws u pon i nter­ views 'w ith key figu res in C h iapas, M exico, to pa i n t a portra it of a tra nsvestite cu lture which th rives in the m i d st of bruta l m u rders and o m n i prese nt corru pti o n . Kings o f New York d i r. Lucia Davis 1 996 USA 6 m i n . video ' , Me and My Strap-On d i r. All ison Sweeney 1996 USA 1 0 min. video Christopher's Chronicles: Chapter l' d i rs . Elise . H u rwitz & Christo pher Lee 1996 USA 10 m i n . video . ' Ether Anvil d i r. Robi n Ward 1996 USA 8 m i n . VI d eo Trappings of Transhood d l rs . Elise H u �witz & . Christopher Lee 1997 USA 20 m i n , Video , M urder and the Feather Boa d i r, Mon ica Henriq uez 1 996 UK 26 ,m i n . video i n Spanish with English su btitles. Total R u n n i ng Ti me: 80 m i n .

O ur local girls have been a t it aga i n .


another sa m p l i ng of the work being done right here in our own backyards. Play is a bout a wo man who loves only one th i ng more than basketba l l . Between the Lines strives to demys­ tify the phenomenon of cutters, wom � n who self-inju re . Ell ipsis mixes photogra phiC

a bstracti on, si m ple a n i mation a n d the h u m � n nervous system to find mean ing in the a rchi­

tecture of light. Alienator documents a video a rtist's al ien a bd uction experience and Dirty

Fingernails te lls of a love story between a girl and her motorcyc le. P lay d i r. S h a m i ra n Sa mano 1997 USA 3 m i n . 16mm Wanted d i rs. Rae Rae & Kris Gosney 1997 U SA 5 m i n , 1 6mm Between the Lines d i r. Sophie Consta ntinou 1 997 USA 20 min, 16mm . G Badass Supermam� di r. Etang I nyang 1 996 USA 16 m i n . video E l l i psis d i rs. La na Bernberg & Sabisha F reidberg 1 996 U SA 1 0 m i n . 16mm . . Alienator d i r. Texas Tomboy 199 7 USA 3 m i n . Video Looking for Another Girl dirs. J a ne Cottis & Meena Nanji 1997 USA 3 m i n . video . . Skin Flick d i r. Lexi Leban 1 997 USA 1 5 m i n . Video Dirty Fi ngerna ils d i r. Sara Kennedy 1996 USA 21 m i n . 16mm Tota l R u n n i ng Ti me: 80 min.

C o L P r e s e n t e d b y F i l m A rt s F o u n d a t i o n S p o n s o red by

�an franci�co film Comml��ion

G lasgow Kiss

Green Plaid Shirt

Cha n n e l Fou r Tri b ute .

F r i d a y J u 'l 27 5:00 pm Roxie $5 "M em/$6 Gen (G LASG27)

H ome of the largest lesbian and gay commu­

n ity center in Europe, Glasgow is the setting and subject of this new four-part Channel


F ur television 'docu-soap'. T he film features a cast of real-life characters whose stories are interwoven into a rich tapestry. From the Mr. Gay U K finals to a lesbian custody battle, the series follows six G lasgow citizens through the dramas and rituals of their daily lives. Jim, a former shipyard worker, is a reluctant re :ruit for country western dancing classes, wh ile Erin is fighting to complete a line up of women drummers to perform at a imminent

gig. June fights for custody of er 4-�ear-old son while student Julie gets a Job with pho­

tog apher Della Grace, but meets with d isap­ ·proval at college. Build i n g to a vibrant and

. colorful f i n ale, Glasgow Kiss is more soap-like

than most actual soaps, just as riveting, and most importantly, true. Glasgow Kiss dir. Diane Barry : video

1994 UK 104 min.

. Tu e s d a y J u n 24 8:00 pm Victoria $6 Mem/$7 . 50 Gen (P LA I D24)

Richard Natale's debut feature chronicles the :

ups and downs of a gay relatio � ship rom its flirtatious beginning in 1978 to Its painful . demise ten years later. Philip wakes one morning following the death of his lover Guy

and begins to try and make sense of the 1 ­ year relationship. Flashing back and forth In time Green Plaid Shirt follows the lovers from ' their awkward meeting at a garage sale through a romantic courtship and into their years of struggle and strife to keep the rela­ tionsh ip afloat. Compelling and sincere, G�een Plaid Shirt delivers an honest dose of reality: the understated performances and witty dia­ logue ring true about the forces which tear people apart and ultimately keep them togeth­ er. Opening the program is AIDS Tears, a tes­ timony of a married man in love with a man with AIDS.

- Brad Robinson AIDS Tears dir. Paul Vecchiali 1996 France 7 min . 35mm . Green Plaid Shirt dir. Richard Natale 1996 USA 88 min. 35mm

He's a Woman , She's a Man M o n d a y J u n 2 3 1 0: 00 pm Roxie $6 Mem/$7.50 Gen (H E S H E23)

In a tour-de-force gender bending perfor­ mance Anita Yuen (who won Hong Kong's

best a tress award for this role) plays Chi­ Wing, an obsessed fan who is desperate to , meet her rock-star heroine Rose and Rose s producer and lover Kar-Ming (played by Leslie Cheung). Chi-Wang gets her chance when . Kar-Ming's record company arranges for him to train a male singer. So what if she's not a male singer? Cross-dressing as a man, ChiWang gets chosen to be the new star and


begins working with Kar-Ming. Rose, however, is not happy. Chi-Wing doesn't intend to come between her two idols; she even tries to keep them together. But i'nstead she ends up falling in love with Kar-Ming herself. Kar-Ming in turn fal ls for Chi-Wing, who's still in drag as a man, and he has to struggle with the thought that he might be gay. T he gender confusion runs more than ' rampant in this hilarious comedy from d irector Peter Chan. He's a Woman, She's a Man dir. Peter Chan �995 Hon g Kon g 100 min. 35mm in Canton ese with Mandarin and En glish su btitles

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A q u iet revolution is sta rti ng u p a mong- i nter­

H ide and Seek is Su Fried rich's d a ri ng explo­

sexuals, people who have sexua l ly a m biguous

ration i nto wild , un charted te rritory - lesbia n

bod ies, to resist the nonconsensual medical

adolescence i n the 1 960's. The film's d ra mat­

practices that now routi nely m u ti late her­

ic na rrative te lls the story of Lo u , a 1 2 yea r­

maphroditic bod ies. New intersexual identities

old tom boy who dayd rea ms in a tree house

explode fa m i l i a r id eas of man and wo man

a nd is horrified to d i scover that her best

q ueer and stra ight, and suggest ways for

friend is ta k i ng an interest in boys. I nterwoven

�II of

us to reth i n k the relatio nships between gen­

with Lou 's story a re the mostly h i l a rious,

der, sex, sexu a l ity and body. This program

sometimes pa i nfu l recol lections of adult les­

includes both experimental video and conven ­

bians who try to figu re out how they got from

tional doc u mentary fi l m m a king. They offer a

there to here . Comp leting the pictu re a re c l i ps

fasci nati ng i ntrod uction to i ntersexual ity in the

from a wide a r ray of old scientific and educa­

90's by covering topics as d i verse as her­

tiona l fi lms about you ng sexual ity.

maphrod ite vil lagers in the Dom i n ica n

Saturday J u n 2 8 2 : 3 0 p m V i c to r i a $ 5 M e m/$6 G e n ( C H U TZ 2 8 ) •

Why is this program d ifferent from a l l othe r programs? Beca use i n a l l other progra ms, you ' l l see maybe one, maybe two J ews, but in this program you ' l l la ugh , yo u ' l l cry, and you ' l l see J ews a l l afternoon .

Bubbeh Lee and Me is Andy Abra hams Wilson's intimate a nd very fu n ny portrait of his extraord inary, ord i n a ry J ewish gra n d m oth­ er. Wheth er ta k i ng daily exc u rsions to the gro­ cery store to return overripe prod uce or shar­ ing ha rd-won wisdom over bli ntzes on Rosh Hasha n a h , B u b beh Lee Abra ha m s is a wo m a n who lives l ife on her own te rms, a nd her grandson's portrait of her is a touc h i ng account of h i s search �or his place in the

Also playing is P rati bha Parma r's newest

R e public, an i ntersex wed d i n g i n Oakla n d ,

fi l m , Jodie, a fast-paced , breezy look at the

a n d some riveti ng raw footage from t h e first i nternati onal intersex gathering.

transatlantic phenomenon that has made

A post-scree n i ng d i scussion wi l l be led by

H o m o C h utzp � h

wo rl d . Ta i U h l m a n n and Alessa n d ra Ogre n's

Bad Jews i n My Kitchen i s a black a n d white m ontage of Jewish dykes affi rm i ng their J udaism i n i ntimate kitchen ta ble i nterviews.

Hol lywood actress Jod i e Foster an icon for lesbians who ide ntify with, ad ore a nd cele­

transgender schola r Susan Stryker and her­

brate her. Fa ns an d q ueer cultura l critics

maphrod ite activists Suegee Ta mar-M attis a n d

share their favorite iconic moments, giving

Cherly Chase o f t h e I ntersex Society o f North ·

i l l u m i n ating lesbia n readings of Foster's key

America .

fi l ms .

Endoscope d i r. Terri Dewhirst 1996 USA 1 5 m i n . video I Am What I Feel to Be d i r. Roland Sanchez 1 99 6 Switzerla nd 59 m i n . video Shotgun d i r. Jordy Jones 1997 U SA 7 m i n . video Hermaphrod tes Speak! prod . Intersex Society of North Amenca 1996 USA 30 m i n . video

Hide a n d S e e k d i r. Su Friedrich 1996 U S A 65 m i n . 16mm J o d i e d i r. Pratibha Parmar 1996 U K 24 m i n . 16mm

Ellen Fland ers' fi l m Surviving Memory explores a J ewish lesbia n's engage m ent with identity a n d loss through fragmented memory. Sha'ar Zahav 1 8/1 0 Commemorative Video d i r. Robert Tat 1995 USA 1 4 min. video Bad Jews In My Kitchen d i rs . Tai U h lmann & Alessandra Ogren 1996 USA 21 m i n . video Surviving Memory d i r. Ellen Flanders 1 996 Canada 9 m i n . 16mm Bubbeh Lee and Me d i r. Andy Abrahams Wi lson 1 996 USA 35 m i n . 1 6mm


Total R u n n i ng Ti me: 79 m i n .

Tota l R u n n i n g Time: 1 1 1 m i n .

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H o mos o n the Ra nge

Hu-Du- Men

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W hat's it l i ke to be q ueer out i n the " r ura l "

M ore gender�be nding confusion from Hong

world? T h e fi l ms i n Homos o n t h e Range give

Kong i n this powerful melodra m a ! H u -Du-Men

you a glim pse i nto l ife away from the big city.

is the term for the i maginary l i n e actors cross

Ma rio and David, the subjects of Horse

when ta king to the stage a n d su rrenderi ng

Dreams in BBQ Country, have fash ioned a l ife

themselves to their rol es, and no one crosses

together in South Texas that revolves a round

that l i ne better than Lang Ki m-sum (the fa bu­

horses and each other. Cowgirl Sweethearts: A Dyke-u-mentary follows a gro u p of lesbian cou ntry si ngers on to ur. Soil, Toi l , and Fleece is a portrait of a gay man's father o n the fa m i ­ ly fa rm . I n So Over t h e Rainbow, a post- mod­ ern dyke and fag ta ke a road trip a nd ga in a newfound respect for the i r com m u n ity. And Ta les of the Pit exa m i nes an old stri p m i n e fi l l ed with water t h a t h a s becom e a ca mping haven for lesbians and gay men i n the area .

lous Josephine Siao Fong Fong), who is b ril­ l i ant and bel ieva ble playing the m a l e roles in a successful Ca ntonese Opera tro u pe . B ut the ge nder confusion doesn 't stop when she . leaves the stage. People tend to see her o n ly as her cha racters - one devoted fe male fa n desperately wa nts to ma rry her - a n d when her teenage da ughter M i m i fa l l s in love with a girl, La ng begins to q uestion h e r own fem i n i n ­ ity. Eventua lly La ng goes t o t h e lesbian ba r where M i m i's gi rlfriend Jojo works i ntend i ng to

�orse Dreams in BBQ Country d i r. Daniel Baer 1996 USA 20 m i n . 16mm Soil, To i l , and Fleece d i r. Daven Gee 1997 USA 4 m i n . 16mm Cowgirl Sweethearts: A Dyke-u-mentary d i r. Mel issa Dopp 1996 USA 18 m i n . So Over the Rain bow d i r. Jane Farrow 1997 Canada 6 min. Tales of the P i t d i r. Anne Chamberlain 1997 USA 25 m i n . Tota l R u n n i ng Ti me: 7 3 m i n .

straighten thi ngs out. I nstead, La ng becomes convi nced of J oj o's gen u i ne fee l i ngs for M i m i and ends up su pportin g their re lations h i p . Th ro ugh i t a l l , La ng m u st rely on t h e strengths and experien ces of her on-stage c h a racters to guide her through her often confusing rea l l ife in tR is awa rd -wi n n i ng fi l m from d i rector Shu Kei .

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T h e fa m i ly l ives of eight lesbian moth ers and

their c h i l d ren a le profi l ed i n this u n i q ue docu­ m enta ry, which was p roduced in 1977 by the ground-brea k i ng fem i n ist film d istri bution com pany I ris Films. After ten months of research and i nterviews with m ore than sixty l esbian mothers a n d their c h i l d ren, these eight fa m i l ies were chosen as the su bjects of this controvers i a l look at child custody by les; bian pa rents. Th ese fa m i l ies represent a va ri­ ety of rac ial and c lass backgrounds and a diversity of experiences. Their stories a re aug­ me nted by an attorney and a c l i n ica l soci a l worker, w h o offer their professional opi nions on the lega l ity, moral ity, an d u lti mately the h u ma n factors i nvolved in cases of c h i ld cus­ tody by non-trad itional pa rents. The i nterviews with the c h i l d ren a re parti cu larly moving: they a re fu l l of ca ndor and wisd om a bout their per­ son a l experiences with cou rtrooms and cus­ tody, about having m others who a re " d iffer­ ent, " a nd a bout their own emerging sexua l . identities.

Hu-Du-Men d i r. S h u Kei 1996 Hong Kong 8 7 m i n . 35mm

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From Norway t o New Zealand, Brussels to

Barcelona, a collection of fun and sexy gay

shorts from around the world. In one of our oddest submissions this year, Paulo and His Broth er, two deaf brothers remember their c h ildhood. Saint rereads the classic Sebastian legend while S i ren tells of a broken-hearted ' ' soldier who comes to grief at the hands of a


siren. In Nobody I Know a youn man learns the ins and outs of bringing a pal home for the evening. The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike is seen through the window of a semi­

fictional bath-house/barber shop in 1 9 1 9. In Perfect Kiss, a bright and snappy film from

Spain, Paula seeks revenge after discovering her neighbor has a boyfriend.

M o n d a y J u n 23

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Caroline Meagher was serving i n the British

Army in 1984 when she decided she wanted

maker Abigail CHild's ongoing series, Is Th is What You Were Born For? Each film stands as

the Royal Military Police, and given the job of

a separate entity but all complement each

investigating pnd expelling homosexuals from

other as a joint explosion of the narrative

the military. Meagher takes the job, reluctantly

form. Mayhem, Covert Acti on, Peri ls, Prefaces

participating in lesbian witch-hunts, but when

and Mercy

she realizes that she too is a lesbian, she becomes one of the hunted herself. Based on a true story, The Investigator uses a dramatic noir-style, intercutting Meagher's own interrogation in 1989 with



filled with women on trampo-

, lines, deconstructed family home movies, and quizzical detective stories - are subversive in their cinematic, sexual, and racial politics. Also screening is Child's newest film, B/side, an abstract exploration of urban

flashbacks of her raids on recruits, her com­

homelessness framed by footage of the

ing-out (with a fellow officer!), and her strug­

encampment known as " Dinkinsville" on the

Definitely a highlight of the festival, this

Lower East Side of New York. Child uses a montage of images and sounds that rhythmi­

suspense-filled film explores the torments of

cally pushes the viewer to see with eyes and

being closeted in the military.

emotions completely open. B/side is a portrait

It's preceded by The Final Story, which concerns two trapeze artists, a fictional lost

of a homeless woman at the edge of dystopia which implicates us all in her predicament.

transcript by Colette, and a murder, all told with Barbie dolls. The Final Story d i r. Annie Wright 1996 Netherlands ' 7 m i n . video The Investigator d i r. Chris Oxley 1996 UK 78 m i n . video

Prefaces d i r. Abigail Child 1981 USA 10 hlin. 16mm Covert Action d i r. Abiga i l Child 1984 USA 10 min. ' 1 6mm Perils d i r. Abigail Child 1985-6 USA 5 min. 1 6m m Mayhem d i r. Abigail Child 1987 USA 2 0 m i n . 16mm Mercy d i r. Abigail Child 1989 USA 1 0 min. 1 6mm B/side d i r. Abiga i l Child 1996 USA 38 min. 16mm Tota l R u n n n ing Ti me: 93 m i n .

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to be a detective. So she was promoted into

gle to keep her growing relationship discreet. Paul o and His Brother d i r. Jean. P h i l i ppe La badie 1996 France 5 min. 35mm Saint d i r. Bavo Defu me 1996 Belgium 1 1 m i n . 16mm Siren d i r. Charles Bracewell 1996 New Zea land 7 m i n . 1 6m m Exposed d i r. Tony Ayres 1996 Australia 8 m i n . 16mm Testdrive d i r. Mark Sum mervi l le 1996 N e w Zea land . 13 m i n . 16mm Nobody I know d i r. And rew Porter 1997 Australia 9' m i n . 16mm A Kiss in the S now d i r. Fra n k Mosvold 1997 Norway 22 m i n . , 16mm 1 9 1 9 d i r. Noam Gonick 1997 Canada 8 min. 35mm Perfect Kiss d i r. M iguel M i lena 1995 Spa i n 10 min. 35mm

M o n d a y J u n 23

It's i n the Water Saturday J u n 2 1

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For some reason, Alex Stratton ( Ke rri J o

Chapman) j ust doesn't fit i n with t h e reside nts of her home town of Aza lea Spri ngs. Oh sure, she was born to a wea lthy cou ntry c l u b fa m i ly and she ma rried the R ight M a n , but st i l l she sticks out l i ke a Democrat at the Bohemian G rove. After all, she's blase a bout her h us­ ba n d , who's simply doing his d uty by playing golf every weekend , and she's d i ssatisfied with mea n i ngless society chatter. Pl us, she's friends with gay peo ple! I n fact, she actu a l ly . enjoys her work at Hope House, the loca l facility for A I DS patients. B ut it's n ot u nt i l she starts spend ing lots of time with her old col­ lege chum G race (Teresa Ga rrett) that she fi na l ly realizes what ma kes her d ifferent. U ndeterred by homophobic townspeople, these two gorgeous women th row caution to the wind and pursue th eir passion for one another. B ut watch out: when rumor has it . that the d ri n ki ng water is conta m i nated with someth ing that actua l ly turns peo ple gay, a l l hell breaks loose.

It's N ot U n us u a l : A Les b i a n a n d Gay H i story Saturday J u n 2 1


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I t's Not Unusua l is req u i red viewi ng for any­

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I n this lesbian Lawrence of Arabia, d i rector/

writer U l ri ke Otti nger has created an enth no­

tributions to homosexua.l history have been

gra phic farce which crisscrosses Europe, Asia

the Pet Shop Boys and Abso lutely Fabulous.

and time itself. An u n usual gro u p of i nterna­

This richly i nformative B B C-prod uced d ocu­

tiona l passengers meet on the Tra ns-Si beria n

mentary explores the history of gays and les­

Railway, inclu d i ng the soph isticated Lady

bians in the U K from the 1920's to the pre­

Wind emere ( De l p h i ne Seyrig, in a mesmeriz­

Cla use 28, from visits to the Monacle C l u b i n

singing trio, the Kl i n ka sisters; a fa mous

sent. From the Well of Loneliness tria l to

i ng performa nce); a spectacula rly-d ressed

Paris t o t h e A I DS epidemic, 20th century

Yidd ish theater actor; and a R u ssian officer '

B ritish history is rea ppra ised through the lives

and h is you ng "attache . " And for the first half

of 22 lesbians and gay men . Com b i n ing fasci­

of the fi l m , we're treated to a n astonishing

nating arch iva l footage with i ntimate an d

blend of music, food , a n d conversation .

i nspirational interviews, It's Not Unusual is one

B ut when the lad ies transfer to a Trans­

of the most i m portant h i storica l documents of

Mongolian tra i n a n d a re a bd ucted by a troop

the past decad e.

of wild Mongolian women, the fi l m 's tone

This program wi l l include two short i nterm issions.

grasslands of I n ner M o ngolia, popu lated by

It's Not Unusual d i rs. Ian MacMillan & Cheryl ' Fa rt h i ng 1996 U K 1 50 m i n . video

shamans a n d pri ncesses, the wo men witness

cha nges d ra matica l ly. Amid the swee ping camels, wild horses, B u d d h ist priests, a series of powerful and l ife-changing rituals. Rarely screened and e normously bea utifu l , t h i s fi l m i s o n e cross-cu ltura l encounter you

in a convent school in Isabe l la V. Chan's short

won 't easily forget.

Sugared Peas.

Johanna d'Arc of Mongo l ia d i r. U l ri ke Ottinger 1989 Germany 165 m i n . 35mm

Sugared Peas d i r. Isabella V. Cha n 1996 USA 1 2 m i n . 16mm It's In The Water dir. Kel l i Herd 1996 U SA 100 m i n . 35mm


M onday J u n 23 3 : 0 0 p m

one who thinks that B rita i n 's o n ly major con­

Plus, two gi rls remi n isce a bout their days

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W hen pol ice find a castrated a n d u ncon­

Kiss Me, Guido i s a freewheeling romp that

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sious professor and h is blood-covered stud ent

d el ivers a h i larious send-up of N ew York City's

i n a d i ngy hotel room, gay cop Lu igi M ack­

clashing cu ltures and th rows in some va l ua ble

eroni is assigned to the case. But Mackeroni

life lessons for good measure. Fra nkie Zito is

turns out to be the next victi m , and the cul prit

a sexy twenty-fou r year-old who works at a

is a killer condo m . Luigi, l u cki ly, loses only a

pizza parlor i n the B ronx. After fi n d i ng his

testicle, but he ca n't make anyone bel ieve his

longtime gi rlfriend doing his brother on the

story, and the m a rauding condoms a re at

kitchen table, he decides it's time to fol low his

large i n the city, ro bbing male victims every­

d rea m . In the long trad ition of his countrymen

where of their ma n hood . The bloody tra i l of

Pacino, DeN i ro, a nd Sta ll one, he deCides to

horror eventua lly leads I nspector M ackeroni to the d rooli ng, d rug-ad d icted Professor Boris

becom e a n actor. But first he m ust get out of · the B ronx. Warren is a GWM l iving in

S m i rnoff and h is boss, German ra d ical femi­

G reenwi ch Vil lage (everyone knows that's a

nist re ligious fa natic Dr. R iffl eso n . Their agen­

Guy With Money - at least that's what Fran kie

da? To rid New York City of ho mosexual trash!

assu mes ) . Although it's only a subway ride

Wi l l the I nspector foi l their d i a bolical plan? Or

away, F ra n kie sets o ut to d iscover the new

will the gay po pulation of N ew York City be

world south of 14th Street. First-time d i rector

forever terrorized by the killer condoms?

Tony Vitale e m b races both of these worlds

German d i rector M a rtin Waltz bri ngs to the

with zest and h u mor. Ever notice that d isco

screen this yea r's wackiest fi l m , a magnificent

m usic is a favorite of both Ita l ian-America ns

spoof on horror fi l ms which will leave you

and gay men? Vita le m i nes his fertile territory

screa mi ng, la ugh ing, and c rossing your legs a

for every n ua nce and laugh . By getting past

l ittle bit tighter.

their va rious phobias, whether it's homopho­

Also showi ng is Karen Black Like Me,

bia or heterophobia, the cha racters i n Kiss

David B riggs' homage to the 70's Ka ren B lack

Me, Guido step outside their own circles and

classic, Trilogy of Terror.

lea rn that being open-min ded i s not that

- Brad Robinson

m uch d ifferent from being out.

- John Cooper Karen Black Like Me dir. David B riggs 1997 USA 15 min. 16mm Killer Condom dir. Martin Waltz 1996 Germany 107 min. 35mm

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age of A I D S . P h i l i ppe and h is lover J ea n - M a rc have been together for eight years, a n d the sex a n d passion have completely d i ssi pated from their relations h i p . As a pra n k d u ring a d r u n ken pa rty, some of J ea n-Ma rc's friends ca l l a n escort service. Ca ll boy Steve a p pea rs and in the cou rse of the even ing has passion­ ate sex with J ean-Marc . B ut events turn dark as Steve a ppa rently tries to hang h i mself, a n d P h i l i ppe a n d J ean-Marc ta ke i n t h e wayward ' escort in an attempt to p u l l h i m out of his depressio n . Forced by the A I DS pa ndemic to confront the fragility of life, the cha racters' re lations h i ps begin to fray. In the e n d , l'escorte's plot twists and resolutions rem i nd us that it's the process of l iving which is pa ra­ mount. Opening the program is N ight Prostitution, a short fi l m a bout a hu stler who wants more than cash as payment.

- Brad Robinson

Kiss Me, Guido d i r. To ny Vitale 1996 USA 9 1 m i n . 35mm


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juggle love, friend sh i p and relationsh i ps i n the

Night Prostitution d i r. d'Anne Fonta ine 1996 France 6 m i n . 35mm L'escorte d ir. Den is Langlois 1996 Ca nada 91 m i n . 35mm

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Ca nadian d i rector Denis Langlois' smart, engaging feature de but q u estions how wel l we

Lave n d e r L i'm e l i ght

Late B l oo m e rs

Lat i n Boys Go to H e l l

Saturday J u n

21 9:30 pm R ox i e $ 6 M e m/$7 . 5 0 G e n ( B LO O M 2 1 )

Saturday J u n

Late Bloomers is a romantic comedy a bout

B ra u l i o loves Carlos, who loves wo rking out

M ove over Hol lywood , i n dependent lesbian

what happens when two midd le-aged women

a l most as much as h e loves having sex.

feature fi l m m a kers a re doing it for them­

accidenta l ly fa l l i n love . . . with each othe r. At

Ca rlos wants to have sex with J usti n , who

selves . Dykes a re now writi ng, prod uci ng,

Elea nor B . Roosevelt H i gh School , noth i n g is

wo n 't a d m it that he's gay, or that he's i n love

d i recti ng and fu n d i ng their own fi lm s. And if

out of the ord i n a ry - the teac hers a re nerdy,

with Ange l , who loves And rea . And Andrea

you wa nt to d o the sa me, these two docu­

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the stu d ents a re horny, and the principal has

may be the next target of a vicious k i l l e r. If it

mentaries are a m u st-see. Zero Budget offers

a proverb for every occasi o n . But this average

sou nds l i ke a soa p-opera , that's because l ife

5 Easy Steps To Zero B udget F i l m Ma king

su bu rba n com m u n ity is a bout to be set on its

im itates art in Ela (Carmelita Tropicana)

from d i rectors such a s R ose Troche (Go Fish),

col lective ear, beca use D i na h G roshardt, the

Troya no's Latin Boys Go to Hell, a n d the a rt

Sharon Po l lack (Everyth ing Relative) and Alex

lonely, laughable geometry teacher, a n d Carly

that l ife im itates is steamy Lati n soa p operas,

Sichel (All Over Me) a nd prod ucers such as

LU m p k i n , fru m py school secretary a nd house­

the k i n d where women say to thei r lovers, " I

Ch risti ne Va chon a n d Dolly H a l l . Lavender

wife, fa l l in love . The u proa r reverberates from

don 't care if yo u ' re m y twi n siste r's fia n ce . "

Limel ight ta kes a d iffere nt tack, m ixing fi l m

classroom to cafeteria, from bed room to lock­

Latin Boys i s a smart a n d enterta i n i n g ta ke o n

c l i ps and interviews t o exa m i n e t h e work of

e r .room , from pri n c i pal's office to the PTA, as

the ways that p o p cu lture i nfl ue nces t h e l ives

th ree pioneering dyke fi l m m a kers: J e n n i

pa rents, teachers a nd students of Roosevelt

of a group of Lati nos a nd Lati nas, gay a n d

Livi ngston (Paris I s Burning), Cheryl Du nye

H igh confront their prej u d ices, a nd Carly and

stra ight, l iving i n the c l u b culture i n M a n hat­

(Watermelon Woman), and H eather McDonald

Dinah d i scover a m i d l ife passion that puts the

ta n . And u n derneath a l l the smart refe re nces

(Ballot Measure 9). I nspi ration a l , funny,

adolescents to shame. Writer G retc hen and

and the n a ked flesh, it's a powerful story of a

thoughtfu l , a n d ed ucationa l , the fil m s in this

d i rector J u l i a Dyer have c reated a touch i n g

yo ung boy tryi ng to fi n d h i s way out of the

program pay tribu te to some of the modern­

love story that has charmed a u d iences world. wide.


day pioneers of lesbian fi l m making while

In the French short The Seagu l l , Va l eria is

In Perfect Kiss, Paula fa lls i n love with her bea utifu l neigh bor, u nt i l one day she peeps

in love with La u rence but d oesn't d a re te l l

through the keyhole of his door a n d sees h i m


kissing a n other m a n . When Paula hears the lovers la ugh i ng at her, she starts preparing

The Seagull d i r. N i ls Tavernier 1996 Fra nce 6 m i n . 3 5 m m i n French with Engl ish subtitles Late Bloomers d i r. J u lia Dyer 1996 USA 101 m i n . 16mm

' S pon s o r e d by

her revenge.

- Jonathan Wald

offe ring i ns p i ration to bu d d i ng zero budget dyke d i rectors to J ust Do It. GZero Budget d i r. Emma H i.nd ley 1996 U K 25 m i n . video Lavender Limel ight d i r. Marc M a uceri 1997 USA 45 m i n . video

Perfect Kiss d i r. M iguel M i lena 1995 S pa i n 1 0 m i n . 35mm Latin Boys Go to Hell d i r. Ela Troyano 1997 USA 75 min. 16mm

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Co-Presented b y M a d Cat W o m e n ' s F i l m a n d V i d e o Festival

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Leath e r J a c ket Love Sto ry

L i l i es T h u r s d a y J u n 26

Tu e s d a y J u n 24

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V i ct o r i a $ 6 M e m/$7 . 5 0 G e n ( LJ A C K24)

Kyle, a frustrated teenage poet from the

Valley, moves to the sun-drenched u rban jun­ gle of the Silverlake district of Los Angeles. There he meets Mike, a tough-bu t-tender construction worker nearing his 30th birthday, and falls in love. Mike introduces Kyle to the gay bars, sex clu bs, and coffee houses of the City of Angels. Kyle buys his first leather jack­ et and plans his first poetry reading, but trou ­ ble ensues when h e discovers that Mike might be unfaithful. A coming-of-age romantic , comedy, leather Jacket love Story is especial­ ly notable for its boldly explicit sex scenes and its fresh, funny dialogue, courtesy of acclaimed poet Rondo Mieczkowski's screen­ play. Mink Stole from the early John Waters films makes a rare screen appearance, alo'ng with gay rights activist Morris Knight, model Geoffrey Moody and a bevy of bad-ass L.A. drag queens. leather Ja cket love Story is a perfect date movie, w i th its romantic sensibili­ ty, playful humor, and raw sensuality. Boot Camp, a short romantic musical set in a leather bar, opens the program.

- Joel Shepard

Love , J a l isco Sty l e 7 :00 p m

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Video-artist-turned-filmmaker John Greyson

the situation of the gay and lesbian communi­

matic refashioning of Michel Marc Bouchard's

ty in Colombia, a traditionally homophobic

prison circa 1952, where Bishop Bilodeau

Teresita, a living Latina legend with A IDS,

arrives to hear the confession of Simon sen­

stars in Wanted Al ive: Teresita, la Campesina.

tenced forty years earlier to life for the lleged

The first gay and lesbian community center in

murder of his teenage love Vallier. But the occasion is a ruse: it's really the Bishop

EI Salvador, founded in solida.rity with United States supporters, is celebrated in Entre

whose confession Simon aims to procure.

Am igos: Between Friends . M urder and the

play Les Fleurettes. The setting is a men's

Feather Boa draws upon interviews with key

and the Bishop is forced to confront a past

figures in Chiapas, Mexico, to paint a portrait

he'd much rather forget. Midway between Shakespearean idyll and

ru ption. Two friends plan a hold-up that turns

tion deepens Greyson's characteristic wit with

from bad to worse in Batimam and Rob im, a

great passion and tragic betrayal. While the

would-be love story set on the outskirts of Sao

theme of romantic love resonates as powerful­


ly in the present as in the flashbacks, it's the visual design of Lil ies that truly captivates. Elegant compositions and overwrought staging dust tragedy with irony and conjure fantasy out of thin air. In the end, the brave young Vallier's murder is made viscerally shocking by the oh-so-decorative route its telling has taken.

- B. Ruby Rich

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Love, Jal isco Style d i r. Agustin Calderon 1994 . M exico 8 m i n . video Love Lessons d i r. Santiago Echeverry 1995 . Colom bia 9 m i n . video Wanted Al ive: Teresita, La Campesina d i r. Va lentin Agui rre 1997 USA 15 min. video Entre Amigos: Between Friends d i r. Nora Roman 1997 USA/EI Salvador 17 m i n . video Murder and the Feather Boa d i r. Mon ica Hen riq uez 1996 UK 26 m i n . video Batimam and Robim d i r. Iva B ranco 1993 B razil 24 m i n . video , All titles in S pan ish/English with Engl ish s u btitles Total R u n n i ng Ti me: 99 m i n .

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of a transvestite cu lture which thrives in the midst of brutal murders and omnipresent cor­

Genetesque rebellion, Lil ies' cunning inven­

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country. Performance diva and singer

Religious ritual turns into a play within a play,

Lil ies d i r. John G reyson 1996 Canada 95 m i n . 35mm


Santiago Echeverry's love lessons portrays

comes into his own with this intensely cine­

Boot Camp d i r. John S. Matthews 1996 USA 6 m i n . 16mm Leather Jacket Love Story d i r.· David DeCoteau 1997 USA 85 m i n . 16mm


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M a d c h e n i n U n ifo rm

M i rro r, M i rro r

M u m's t h e Wo rd

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Ada pted from Christa Winsloe's a nti-a uthori­

I t's a story a bout d rag q ueens you've never

I n the Northern Onta rio m i n i n g town of

ta rian play Yesterday and Today, Madchen in

seen befo re . Consuela Cosmeti ca , the s u bject

Un iform d eals with the love of a sensitive stu­

of this moving and d istu rbing documenta ry, is

tiona I lives to embark upon a new adventure.

dent na med Ma nuela for her sym pathetic

best descri bed i n h is own word s : he's a

Their q u est is for a love they ca n ca l l thei r

teacher, Fra u lein von Bembourg, i n a Pots­

" b lack male, self-made star, show personal ity,

own - a lesbian relationsh i p . Mu m's the Word

dam boa rd i ng school . A l l the girls love Frau­

couture specia l ist, l i a r, cheat, sca m a rtist,

(Maman et Eve) offers ca ndid portraits of fo u r

lein von Bem bourg, but when M a n uela b l u rts

cred it ca rd fra ud , blackmai ler, extortion ist,

women w h o adopt s u rprising new roles i n

Sudbury, fou r mothers forsake the i r conven­

out the news of her forbidden passion i n a

victi m of c i rcu msta nce, 'l eader, role model,

m i d - l ife. A t a n age when people a re expected

d ru n ken moment after the school da nce, she

and a person l iving with A I DS . " He's a lso a

to have settled fi rm ly i nto thei r identities,

is forcefu lly ostracized by the stern hea d m is­

man with rema rka ble strength a nd an u nflag­

these women rad ica l ly redefine themselves.

tress, who confi nes M a n uela to the school

ging determi nation to l ive and d i e with d ign ity.

Their story is one of cou rage and transforma­

Consuela's l ife, from h is fa bulous caba ret acts

true sexuality after years o f ma rriage a n d

Uniform, written i n 1932, den ied t h e fi l m a

to h is creation of a l ivi ng will, from his a ppea r­

motherhood .

l icense because " M anuela is saved by her fe l­

a nce as a dom i natrix on the Cha rles Perez

low students, most of whom have i n d u lged in

show to the sil icone remova l operations

documenta ry, takes a close look at aging and

th is exorbitance or are in sympathy with her

necessitated by his weight loss. Free of self­

ageism in the lesbia n com m u n ity. As the pop­

repressed. desires. Many i nti mate scenes a re

pity, Consuela m a i nta i n s h is sense of hu mor

u lation of aging lesbians increases, it is more

shown th roughout the picture of boa rd i n g

th rough a l most u n i magi na ble trials, a nd i n the

i m portant than ever before to listen to the

school l ife, revea l i ng t h e preva lence o f a bnor­

end, provides a model for a d iffic u lt l ife we l l ­ lived . ,

voices of these cou rageous and strong older

i nfi rmary. The first censor's report on Madchen i n

mal relationsh i ps . . . . These , together with the defin ite story of Man uela's affinity for her teacher, make this pictu re tota l ly u n su ita ble , for showi ng in any theater. " Don't m iss this h istoric a nd movi ng fi l m . Miidchen i n Uniform d i r. Leontine Sagan 1931 Germany 95 m i n . 16mm in German with English su btitles

M i rror, M i rror tracks the last 18 months of

tion as they fi n a l ly come to terms with thei r

Voi c ing the Legacy, a bea utifu l ly fi l med

women as they tel l their hea rtfelt stories.

Starting off the program is Inside, in which a man te lls the camera all the th i ngs he would have l i ked to have done if he had n 't been sick.

- Jonathan Wald

Voicing the Legacy d i r. Eleanor Savage 1996 USA 35 m i n . video Mum's the Word (Maman et Eve) d i r. Paul Carriere 1996 Canada 53 m i n . 16mm in French with English s u btitles

Inside d i r. Marion Vernoux 1996 France 8 m i n . 35mm Mirror, M i rror d i r. Baillie Wa lsh 1996 France 85 m i n . 35mm

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M U RD E R a n d m u rd e r S a t u r d a y J u n 28

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A touching, thought provoking, funny non­

N ot S i m p ly a We d d i ng B a n q u et

N e ro l i o Su n d a y J u n 29

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N ero l i o explores the homosexual lifestyle of

master narrative...imagine!

an unnamed poet and filmmaker who bears a

Yvonne R ainer, the queen of filmic decon­ struc tion, weaves a tale of two mature women

strong resemblance to the late Pier Paolo

who find themselves in love and move in

revea ling stories from the fictional filmmaker's

together. Mildred, a tenured professor, is in

life and writings, stories which cover every­

her mid-50's and has been a lesbia n for most of her adult life. Doris, on the other hand, is a

thing from his casual pick-ups at a seaside

Pasolini. By piecing together disparate,

resort to his relationship with his aging moth­

bohemian artist in her early 60's, a single

er, the film presents a portrait of an artist able

mother who is new to the wonders of lesbian

to simultaneously experience life to the fullest

romance. A para l lel narrative unfolds via the

and to accurately represent his experience in

his work. Dire ctor Aurelio Grimaldi uses a

commentary and presence of the director her­ self. Rainer periodically pops up to trouble the

unique three-part structure, luminous black

narrative with the asymmetries of her mastec­

and white cinematography, and a lead actor

tomized chest and her inquiries into the poli­

who is a dead ringer for Pasolini to recall the moods and the films of the sixties . The result

tics of breast ca ncer. The film is personal and reflective. It approaches heavy subjects like breast cancer,

is an intentiona l ly partial portrait of an artist which nevertheless speaks of the entire man.

class, and female aging from many directions. These may be familiar subjects, but you can always count on Yvonne Rainer to approach the familiar in a skillful, crafty, and thought­

Nero l i o d i r. Aurelio G ri maldi 1996 Italy 82 m i n . 35mm


H ighly publicized in their own country,

Yosheng and Ray are the first gay couple in Taiwan to come out publicly a n d to have a gay wedding. Joined by their friends and fam­ ily, they held their wedding ceremony in the conventiona l Taiwanese fashion: by having a wedding banquet . Not Sim ply a Wed ding Banquet documents this historic wedding ban­ quet and ceremony, while at the same time giving us insights into the lives of gays and lesbia ns in Ta iwan. Sunflowers is a portrait of a community of gay men in a rural town in the Philippines who perform a Christia n festival in drag. The accepta nce of these men by the local towns­ people is at the heart of a surprising and moving portrait of gay life in this small , farm­ take on cultural perceptions of homosexuality and sexual identity. Not S i mply a Wedding Banq uet d i rs. Mickey Chen & M i ng- Hsiu Chen 1997 Ta iwan 50 m i n . video i n Mandarin with English su btitles Sunflowers d i r. S hawn Hai nsworth 1996 USA 50 m i n . video i n Tagalog and English with English s u b­ titles

Also playing is Charlotte Lagrade's inspir­ . ing look at a breast ca ncer survivor, Zeuf. Zeuf d i r. Cha rlotte Lagarde 1996 USA 4 m i n . 16mm MURDER and murder d i r. Yvonne R a i n e r 1996 USA 1 1 3 m i n . 16mm

Total R u n n ing Ti me: 100 m i n .

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ing community. Sunfl owers has a truly unique

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NYD: Not Yet Diagnosed

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Frameline Award-winning director Alexandra

S he's paralyzed and confined to a wheel

Von Grote's Novembermoon is the story of

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Out at Work

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I n 199 1 Cheryl Sum m erville, a cook in a

chair. She requires oxygen at night to help her

Cracker Barrel restaurant in suburban

German Jewess November Messing, who emi­

breathe. Her medical chart is hundreds of

Atlanta, received a termination paper stating

grates to Paris with her father in 1 933. After

pages long. She's been treated by dozens of

that she was fired for "failing to demonstrate

the German occupation of France in 1940

specialists and has undergone innumerable

normal heterosexual values. " She was

she manages to flee to the unoccupied zone,

tests. But the results are always inconclusive.

shocked to discover that in 47 American

but someone informs on her, and she's arrest­

Doctors claim there's no organic cause for her

states, including her own, it was legal to fire

ed by the Gestapo. With the help of a young


S.S. soldier November escapes and makes

NYD: Not Yet Diagnosed is a powerful doc­

workers simply for being homosexual. Out at Work chronicles the dramatic stories of three

her way to Paris, where she falls in love with

umentary that chronicles a medical m ystery.

gay workers over the course of five years, all

Ferial, who hides her from the Nazis. So as

Chloe is a 31 year-old woman whose very real

of whom have faced extreme workplace dis.­

not to stand out, and in order to protect

symptoms are baffling physicians. Is the root

crimination: Cheryl Sum merville, Detroit auto

November, Ferial sacrifices her politics and

of the problem in her body? Or does it

worker Ron Woods, and New York Public

takes a job on a collaborationist newspaper

emanate from her mind? And is this distinc­

Library clerk Nat Keitt. This powerful docu­

"La Gerbe. "

tion even relevant anymore?

November and Ferial survive the war, but

NYD poses tough questions about the

mentary follows these three courageous indi­ viduals through their collective fight to secure workplace safety, job security and employee

Ferial pays the price: after the liberation of

patient/doctor relationship, about how women

Paris she is punished by her fanatical compa­

are treated by the medical establishment,

benefits for gay and lesbian workers. The film

triots as a supposed collaborator.

about how doctors confront m ysterious ill­

also illustrates the struggles of heterosexual

nesses, and about the troubling, fascinating Novembermoon dir. Alexand ra Von G rote 1984 Germany 106 min 35mm in German with English subtitles

and complex interrelationship between Qur bodies and our minds. Also showing is another short about ill­

co-workers to deal with and ultimately support

their gay and lesbian peers. I n a moving, pro­

found and entertaining style, Out at Work rais­ es critical issues about workplace rights, legis­

ness. Set in a bare hospital room, Immediate

lation and labor unions, and ultimately sounds

Family is a tender portrait of Virginia, a postal

a clarion call for human rights for all.

clerk, and Rose, her com atose lover of 2 1 years.

GOut at Work dir. Kelly Anderson & Ta mi Gold USA 56 min. 1996 1 6 m m

Immediate Family dir. Vivian Kleiman 1 997 USA 17 min. video NYD: Not Yet Diagnosed dir. Barri Cohen 1997 Canada 51 min. video

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Pa u l M o n ette : The B r i n k of S u m m e r's E n d .S u nday J u n 2 2 4 : 3 0 p m V i ct o r i a $ 5 M e m/$6 G e n ( PA U L M 2 2 )

Paul Monette: The Brink o f Sum mer's End i s a . provocative and deeply personal film biogra­ phy of the late gay writer and activist. Shot

�ver the cou rse of th ree-a nd-a

fil m makers

half years,

� o�te B ramer and Lesli Kla i n berg

explore Pa u l s life a nd wo rk, from h i s seem­ ingly idyl lic N ew England boyhood and his

cl oseted adolescence to his development into a successful writer, com m i tted lover and acti vist, until his death from A I DS in Februa ry . of 1995.

Paul Monette wrote 19 books including the

novels Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll· The Gold


Diggers; Afterlife and Halfvvay Ho e. H is

ground brea king work, Borrowed TIme: An AIDS

�emoir .helped enl ighten the late eighties read­ Ing public about the epidemic as well as the

.depth and com m itment of gay love. Uti lizing over th irty hours of footage shot

. Monette, along with home movies, pho­ With togra phs and add itiona l interviews with Monette's friends an d fa m i ly, fi l m makers B ra mer and Kl a i n berg have created not only a historica l ly significant docu ment ' but a lso one

Pe k i ng O p e ra B l u es Friday J u n 27 1 0 : 0 0 p m R o x i e $6 M e m/$ 7 . 50 Gen ( O P ERA 2 7 )

TSLJi H a rk's 1986 comedy-actio n-adventu re

thriller is one of the great films of the past

dec � de - a d i sti l lation of a m i l l ion Hol lywood . movies crossbred with Chi nese pol itical

t emes an

? a heavy dose of popcultural tra p­

pi ngs. Pekmg Opera B lues is the story of a trio of young women on a frenetic sea rch for stolen jewels in revolutionary Sha ngha i in

1913. Tsao Wa n ( B rigitte Li n ) , the cross­


d ressing daughter of a corru pt ge nera l , has turned revol utionary while away at medi cal school, and mu st now betray her own father. Sheung H u ng (Cherie C h u ng) is a flirtatious gold d igger, trying to fi nd the stash of stolen jewels. And Pat Neil (Sa lly Yeh) wants to be an acrobat-actress in her father's Peking Opera theatre, but is forbidden to perform beca use she is female. This story had enor­ mo � s resonance in 1986, both for its i m pli cit . femi nism and for its sly com mentary on· Hong Kong's futu re once China takes over. Ts ui H a rk's masterpi ece is loaded with action a nd has a rooftop finale that is one of the all-ti me great jaw-d ropping seq uences recorded on fi l m .

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S ince 1976, P !erre & G i l les - one a photog­ ra pher, the other a pa i nter - have created

na'lve yet terri bly sophisticated art Adorers

a � d col lectors of popu lar i magery, Pierre &

G i l les play with stereotypes of rel igio n , sexuali­

ty and cu ltu res. The Garden of Eden senti­ menta l H i ndu ci nema heroi nes, gla

p hotowaphs and

Peking Opera Blu �s d i r. Tsu i Hark 1986 Hong . Kong . 104 m l n . 35 r:n m I n Ci'mtonese with M a ndarin and . . English s u btitles

. I n their work, form ing a world filled with c h i ld ­ hood d reams a nd a d u l t fantasies. M i chael Jackson, Madonna, a nd Pri n ce have personal­ ly asked to be included in their work. Pi erre &

Gilles, Love Stories is a fasc inating exploration . of two of the most origi hal contemporary French artists, and features Catherine Deneuve, N i na Hagen, Marc Al mond , Boy George, R u pert Everett, and J ean-Pa u l Ga ultier a m o n g other l u m i na ries. Also screen­ i ng a re two delightful French shorts: Cheer­ leaders in Space and Summer Dress. Cheerleaders i n Space d i r. David Fou rier 1996 France 6 m i n . 35mm S � mmer Dress d i r. Fran90is Ozon 1996 France 15 min. 35mm GPierre & Gil les, Love Stories d i r. M ichael Aho 1997 France 57 m i n . video All programs in English and French with English . subtitles Total R u n n i ng Ti me: 78 m i n .

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that is moving and inspi ri ng.

Paul Monette: The Brink Of Summer's End d i r. Monte Bramer 1996 USA 90 m i n . 16mm

P i e rre & G i l les , Love Sto ri es

i S ONY.

The Po l i t i cs of M oth e r h o o d Satu rday J u n 2 1

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Positive Story is a fi rst-ti m e gla n ce i nto the

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Wh ether you ' re a l ready a lesbia n morn or

j ust th i n k i ng a bout beco m i ng one, this pro­ gra m is for you . "Swim ... swi m" Talking to

Sperm and Oth er Desperate Acts by Wendy Levy is a bout one lesbian 's two-year odyssey

with i nfertil ity a n d donor i n sem inatio n . Lizzie Thyn ne's Child of Mine c h ron icles a custody battle between two lesbians for their son J o h n : the fi l m fol l ows Liz as she attempts to win access to her son through the Scottish courts and h ig h l ights two cases in England where lesbian pa rents have fought for lega l recogn ition and wo n . Letter to Maya is the way

two lesbians try to a nswer their adopted Chi nese da ughter 's i n evita ble q u esti ons a bout where she was bor n . F i n a l ly, you ng, a ngry, in­ your-face l esbi a n mothers ta l k a bout poverty, classism and the day-to-day trials a n d joys of

being low-i ncome moth e rs in Your Mom . Wears

Co mbat Boots: Dyke Mothers Rant.

"Swim ... swim" Talking to Sperm and Other Desperate Acts d i r. Wendy Levy 1996 USA 1 1 m i n . video Your Mom Wears Combat Boots: Dyke Mothers Rant d i r. La u rel Swenson 1996 Canada 15 m i n . video Child of Mine d i r. Lizzie Thynne 1996 U K 35 m i n . video ' Letter to Maya d i r. Na ncy B rown 1996 U SA 22 m i n . video

world of people l iving with H IV a n d A I DS in Isra e l . As a child Avi u sed to sit for hours on one of the h i l l s overlooking Tel-Aviv, d rea m i ng

being able to tackle tough a nd controversial issues. However, there a re some topics which we sti l l seem to avo i d . These th ree works

of the day he wou ld be free to l ive h i s l ife

each take on s u bj ects that a re ra rely d is­

openly in the big metropol itan city. At the age

cussed . From the ma kers of Last Call at

of 1 7 , Avi bega n d iscoveri ng the gay wo rld of

Maud's, Pride Divide explores how homosexu­

Te l-Aviv: secret ga rdens, n ight c l u bs, cafes. At

a l men a nd women have bonded i n their fight

the age of 19, i n a ro uti n e exa m i nation for

aga i nst globa l homophobia, and at the sa me

H IV, Avi tested pos itive . Avi is ra re among Isra elis for h is w i l l i ngness to tel l h is story hon­ estly a nd open ly. In The Forbi dden Love of the

time have been d ivided over issues of sexism wit h i n the pride movement. Beauty Before Age exa m i nes the cu ltu ra l d rive to be young a n'd

Hero a d eceased Isra e l i Medical Corps

bea utiful through interviews with twelve Bay

Colonel's surviving pa rtner attempts to obta i n

Area men ra nging in age from 19 to 7 7 . From

widower rights from the State o f I srae l . T h e

B rita i n , The Other Other focuses on the recent

program opens with a compe l l i ng new

move to includ i n g bisexuals and tra nsgen­

Fra m e l i n e release, Faggots Are for Burning an

dered people i n the m ission statement and

i ntense, i m press ion istic and com pel l i ng

title of the former " Lesbian a n d Gay Pride"

mela nge of sou nd a n d i mage d ea l i ng with a

M a rch and Festival i n Lon d o n , a move which

you ng gay man's i n ner confl ict with his sexu­

has provoked strong reactions on all sides.

a l ity a n d his own Ch ristian Funda menta l i s m .

Together, these fi l m s open a wider debate a bout sexual ity a n d what it will mean to be

GFaggots Are f o r Burning d i r. Ba rry M c Kay 1 996 Austra l ia 10 m i n . video The Forb idden Love of the Hero d i r. G iova n n i M i nerba 1 995 Italy 3 6 m i n . video i n Hebrew with English s u btitles GPositive Story d i r. Ran Katzer 1996 Israel 42 m i n . video i n H e brew with English su btitles Total R u n ning Ti me: 88 m i n .

q u eer in the 2 1st century. The Other Other d i r. Ka usar Shafi 1996 U K 1 1 m i n . video . Beauty Before Age d i r. Johnny Symons 1997 USA 25 m i n . video Pride D ivide d i r. Paris Poirier 1997 U SA 56 m i n . video Tota l R u n n i n g Ti me: 92 m i n .

Total R u n n i ng Ti me: 83 m i n .


C o - P r e s e nted b y Lyo n - M a rt i n 'W o m e n ' s H e a l t h

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A Qu e e r Sto ry

Wednesday J u n 2 5 7 :00 p m C a s t ro $ 6 M e m /$7 . 5 0 G e n ( C A R T 0 2 5 )

Qu e e r C o l o red G i r l s : Th e E n d o f I n n o c e n c e a n d the B egi n n i ng of Vi o l e n c e a n d Des i re.

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a sl ick, h igh ly e nterta i n i ng melodrama that

Qu e e r Ca rto o n s : Lesb i a n & G a y An i m ati o n

lecti on of fourteen q u eer a n i mated shorts rep­ resenting a wide ra nge of a n i m ation styles and tec h n i q ues .

F ramel i ne presents a l ectu re a nd fi l �/video

c l i p show by Selena Wha ng, who says, Give AIDS the Freeze dir. Cathy Joritz 1991 Germany 2 m i n . 35mm Adam d i r. Andrea Stoops 1996 USA 4 m i n . 16mm Fairest of Them All d i r. Jason Sta l m a n 1995 UK 5 min. 16mm Public d i r. Arth u r Dong 1970 USA 5 min. 16mm Triangle d i r. Robert Doucette 1989 USA 6 min. 16mm 8 Ball Love d i r. Andrea Stoops 1996 USA 2 min. 16mm Anastasia and the Queen of Hearts d i r. Shawn Atkins 1994 USA 8 min. 16mm My Moon Her World d i r. Vicky Sm ith 1995 U K 7 m i n . 16mm Our Trip dir. Ba rbara Hammer 1980 USA 4 m i n . 16mm Luna Tune dir. Carol Clement 1978 U SA 2 min .. 16mm Law of Averages d i r. Ja mes Duesing 1996 USA 1 5 m i n . 16mm Ach i l les d i r. Barry Purves 1 995 U K 11 min. 35mm Late At N ight d i rs. Stefa n ie Jord a n , Stephanie Saghri & Claudia Zoller 1 997 Germany 4 m i n . 35mm Safe Sex: The Manual d i r. Greg Lawson 1993 Netherla nds 2 m i n . 35mm

"Am I just gras ping at straws? Is there rea l ly such a category as " l es bian of color"? Or a re we j ust made up of d ifferent races, eth­ n i c ities, religions, etc . , a l l a long a con t i n u um? What d etermines a lesbian of color expe ri­ ence, a lesbian of color aesthetic? "As you wi l l see from this lectu re/c l i p show, a l esbia n of color aesthetic i s certa i n ly va ried , ra nging from low-budget video to sl ick 1 6 and 35mm fi l m , from ca refu l ly constructed narratives to expe rimenta l Work . This ta l k will take a look' at brief s n i p pets a n d scenes from contem porary lesbia n-id entified fi lm s a n d vid eos that a re gra p p l i n g with issues s u c h as race tra u ma , memory, inter-racial desire, hi s­ tory a n d i nter-generational tra nsm ission .

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D i rector S h u Kei ' s latest fi l m , A Queer Story, is deals head-on with themes of gay sexua l ity a n d homophobia in Hong Kong - a n d is refresh i n gly opti m istic i n its bel ief that prej u­ d ice can be overcome. Law Kar-Sing is a gay 46-year-old ma rriage cou n selor whose trepi­ dation is mou nting a bout h is own wedding to h is c h i l d hood sweetheart Chu en . W h i l e puz­ zling over what to do, Law d i scovers that h i s cocky young ha i rd resser boyfriend ( played by Young and Dangerous su perstar Jord a n Cha n ) h a s been having a n affa i r. Su bplots prol iferate as Law recovers from the ordea l by ru n n i ng stra ight i n to the a rm s of a hustler. Watch what ha p pens when Chuen ma kes a s u rprise visit a n d fi nds Law and his boyfriend ca ked i n green m ud-masks! Shu Kei ' s deft ha n d l ing of confrontationa l scenes provides m a ny enjoya ble a nd often extremely fu n ny moments in what is defin itely one of the gayest fi l m s ever to come out of Hong Kong.

Twenty seven c l i ps wi l l b e shown , i nclud i n g fi l m s a n d vid eos b y Cheryl Du nye, S h u Lea

A Queer Story d i r. Shu Kei 1997 Hong Kong

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ous, touch i ng, a n d - best of a l l - revea l i ng look at l ife on two very d ifferent porn sets, presided over by two very d i fferent d i rectors:

framed by d i sta nt memories and d a i ly

Chi Chi La R ue a nd G i n o Col bert. With

re minders of outsiderness. First Year is a spl it­

u n b l i nking ca ndor, Larsen's camera u ncovers

tongued ta le set in one-room a pa rtments and

every intimate d eta i l of the activity as crews

the grounds a round K-ma rt. A fi rst nations

arrive to set up a nd cast mem bers get i nto

ba by dyke th rows away her vibrator in

makeup, put on thei r "costumes" a nd

Colon ization: The Second Com ing. All these

rehearse with thei r d i rectors. O nce the shoot­

programs resist invisibility. From Asi ans,

ing begi ns, Larsen records the very h u m a n

Latinos, a nd m ixed -heritage fol ks with ca m­

and often funny problems i n herent i n fi l m i ng

eras, every story i nvokes a pictu re . Sambal

sex: actors who don't l i ke each other, fi lm­

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need a little more than a d i rector ye l l i ng "Action!" to get i nto the swi ng of thi ngs. B ut

Love Song for Persis K d i r. David D. Ka lal 1996 USA 9 m i n . video EI Culebrero dir. Patricia Montoya 1995 USA 9 m i n . video ' Between Them d i r. Liza Wong 1996 U SA 23 m i n . video Colonization: The Second Coining d i r. Thirza J . Cuthand 1996 Canada 4 m i n . video Sambal Belacan in San Francisco d i r. Madeleine Lim 1997 USA 2 7 m i n . 16mm GFirst Year dir. Trac Vu 1996 USA 5 min. 16mm Tota l R u n n ing Ti me: 77 m i n .

Larsen doesn't stop roll i ng his ca mera when the porn-makers stop rol l i ng theirs. He knows that the life of a porn movie rea l ly begins after the fi l m ing ends. O nce aga i n , h i s ca meras ta ke us beh i n d the scenes as ma rketing and d i stribution plans a re made. Next, he's off to the a d u lt fi l m i n d u stry awa rds show in Las Vegas. Final ly, he ca ptu res the inner workings

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S hel ly's just been raped b y her lover J i m my's best frien d , and she d oes what a ny i ncip ient

riot grrri wou l d : she d u m ps J i mmy, joins an a l l-gi rl ba n d , a nd starts sleeping with the lead singer. And that's only the beginning of this fu nny and hip portra it of l ife on the margins of the Seattle art world . Suzy, Shelly's new lover and the lead si nger of the N o Exits, is wild and outrageous both on stage a nd off, a nd Shelly is a q u i ck study. Soon the pa i r a re cru­ sad ing a round Seattle, bent on cha nging the world, whether that means offering no a polo­ gies for their sexual orientation or stea l i ng pornography from hapless convenience store clerks. Everyth i ng seems h a p py, u nti l Shelly runs i nto J i mmy a n d is d i smayed to d iscover that she's sti l l attracted to h i m . Slaves to the Underground is a fresh, honest look at bisexual love. Slaves to the Underground d i r. Kristi ne Peterson 1996 USA 92 m i n . 35mm

of an a d u lt book store, where porn fina l ly reaches its aud ience - gay men eager for a little fun an d a lot of sex . Shooting Porn d i r. Ron nie Larsen 1996 USA 75 m i n . 35mm

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F rom clay a n imated safe sex ads to sa ilors

gram for, by a n d a bout youth . B utch q u eens,

home on leave, these sexy shorts a re bound to heat thi ngs up. Both Stri ke and 8 Ball Love

This powerful shorts program begi ns with a

d rag ki ngs, fem me qu eens and rea l n ess

a re creative pu blic service a n nouncem ents for

new fi lm from C h ri stine Parker, the d i rector of

What ma kes a girl a gi rl? Speaking for

ride to Sydney's Mard i G ras i n Cowgi rl. Hey

Ourselves is a series of intimate portraits of

Sai lor, Hey Sister is an erotic ta le of a sa i l or

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Peach, H inekaro Goes on a Picnic and Blows Up Another Obel isk, wh ich is an other-worldly gem , and ends with a blast! Dorothy Al l ison

( Bastard Out of Carolina) tells of her growing up poor and wh ite i n the South i n Ti na Di Feliciantonio & J a ne C . Wagner's award win足 n i ng short Two or Three Things But Noth ing for Sure. A dying old wom a n turns out to have a myste rious a n d su rprising past in Steve R i m k us's del ightfu l short Danci ng. Groove on a Stan l ey Kn ife is ki netic, gritty, and visua l ly d efia nt: While fleei ng c rack dea lers in north足 ern Engla n d , two fierce and fearless yo un g


Boys and Girls asks , What ma kes a boy a boy?

lesbian a nd gay youth who a re fa cing d ifficult

o n leave, a n d Fistfu l l is a sexy ru m i nation on

issues. In Nobody I Know Tom is on the

the one dyke's fasci nations with safer sex and

th reshold of sexual matu rity, but he sti l l has to

- you guessed i t - fisting. I n Tattoo, a wom a n

learn that the rules of child hood no lo nger

explores her wide-ra ngi ng desires, emotions

apply. Ba rbie and her friends a re transformed

and fantasies, and i n The 3rd Party the big

into a 1980's TV sitcom in Charl ene's Angels.

q u estion is who slept with who - a nd when .

And QUEERCORE (a pun k-u-mentary) is a bril足 l ia nt accou nt of the thriving homopu n k scene, fu l l of q ueer renegades and iconocl asts, fast m usic a n d cool h a i r.

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women tackle confl icts a rising from d iffering sexualities and d rug use. Aga i nst a backd ro p of past l ies and betraya l , the women persist i n struggling for a hea lth ier l ife . Hinekaro Goes on a Picnic and Blows Up Another Obelisk d i r. Ch ristine Parker 1996 New Zea land 1 5 m i n . 35mm Two or Three Things But Nothing for Sure dirs. Tina Di Feliciantonio & Jane C. Wagner 1996 USA 1 2 m i n . 16mm . Dancing dir. Stevan Ri mkus 1996 UK 22 min. 35mm Groove o n a Stanley Knife d i rs. Tinge Krishnan & Beth Kotler 1997 U K 40 m i n . 1 6mm

Sa pphic safer sex. Thi ngs heat up on the bus

Nobody I Know d i r. Andrew Porter 1 997 Austra lia 9 min. 16mm Charlen e's Angels d i r. Don na Qui nce 1996 Canada 11 m i n . video Speaking for Ourselves d i rs. John Mifsud & Ann Cappel 1994 USA 27 min. video Boys and Girls d i r. Jorg Fockele 1997 USA 4 m i n . video My Very Own After School Special d i r. Allyson . Mitc hell 1997 Ca nada 5 m i n . video QUEERCORE (a pu nk-u-mentary) dir. Scott Treleaven 1996 Canada 21 m i n . video

Strike dir. Lisa Fisher 1996 USA 30 sec . Hey Sailor, Hey Sister dir. Spyke 1996 USA 23 m i n . Fistfull dir. La u rel Swenson 1996 Canada 6 m i n . The Asian Heat In Me dir. Kimberly Sa Ree Tomes 1 995 USA 2 m i n . Tatto.o d i r. Nayla el-Solh 1996 U K 18 m i n . . 8 Ball Love d i r. Andrea Stoops 1996 U SA 2 min . 16mm Cowgirl d i r. Claudine Sarta in 1997 Australia 7 min . 16mm The 3rd Party d i r. Emma H i nd ley 1997 UK 18 m i n . . 35mm Total R u n n i n g Ti me: 77 m i n .

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Ki ra ( Kath leen Fonta i ne ) , the heroine of loca l

Heidi Arnesen's debut featu re , is a witty, headstrong, prom iscuous lesbian whose

d rea ms of being a comed ian a re consistently u ndermi ned by her personal problems. She has intense bouts of stage fright. Her best friend is an i nsecure, food-obsessed stra ight wom a n . And as if that weren't enough, her sister ( M i m i Freed ) is a success at exactly the sort of comedy performa nce Kira aspires to. So Ki ra attem pts to forget her i nadequac ies by having sex - over a nd over. U nfortunate ly, even in roma nce Kira ' s biting h u mor a n d fear of i nti macy keep her fa r from a h ea lthy rela­ tionsh i p . After a most u n usual s u s h i d i n ner, howev­ er, Kira is th rown together with R o b i n , a sin­ cere but suspicious wo man (a sexy perfor­ ma nce by local favorite Desi del Va lle). Ca n Robin h e l p Kira fi nd new tools for coping with and re b u i l d ing her c ru m b l i ng life? Preceded by the French short So What?,

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I t d oesn't matter if w e t e l l you t h a t this B ritish

docum entary is a pol itica lly-savvy look at free

speech issues. It doesn't matter if we say that it's a smart riff on performance i ssues; both artistic and sexual. Nor does it matter if we note that it's a terrifical ly-ed ited , fasci nating d epiction of the re lations h i ps between straight and gay men and between gay men and each other. A l l we need to say is that A Star Is Porn is what you've a lways wanted to see: a beh i nd-the-scenes loo k at the making of a ' porn fi l m , specifica l ly one of the first local ly­ prod uced porn fi lms in the U K. The fact that it's wel l-made j ust adds to the thrill of watch­ i ng this fu n ny and enterta i n i ng fi l m . Did we mention the great ga me of pa rti al ly-naked Twister?

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S et i n F rance a t the e n d of Wo rld War I I , this

gem of a fi l m is the story of Virgi nie a nd '

Anne, 17 year-olds who have j u st come back to their vil lage from boa rd i ng school . Their friends J ean-Claude and Ala i n come back from the wa r i nj u red and d is i l l usioned . There is no longe r a ny i'n nocence i n the i r vision of the worl d . War, suffe ring a n d horror have changed them a l l . J ea n-Claude desperately wants to ma rry Virgi n ie, but she is in love with , Anne, a nd writes profusely of her love in her d ia ry. I n an effo'rt to re pel J ea n-Claude's advances, Anne tries to convi nce h i m that Virgi nie is i n love with anothe r boy. She erases her own na me from Virgi nie's d i a ry entries and fi l l s in the n a m e Pa u l . But when Ala i n

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gets a h o l d o f t h e d i a ry, he's not j ust p u t off -

A Star Is Porn d i r. Todd Austin 1997 U K 51 m i n . video

a short fi l m a bout the relationship between

he th reatens to read it to the whole vil lage .

Also s howi ng is Sher'l ock, Louise & M ina,

two you ng girls at board ing school in the , 1920's.

in which Lisa and M a rie a re in love , but Lisa has cold feet. So What? (Et alors?) d i r. Fra ncois Du peyron 1996 France 6 m i n . 35mm in French with English su bti­ tles Some Prefer Cake d i r. Heidi Arnesen 1997 USA 90 m i n . 16mm

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Sherlock, Louise & Mina d i r. Emma Brown 1996 ' UK 13 m i n . 16mm The Stolen Diary (Le Cahier Vo le) d i r. Ch risti ne Lipinska 1993 France 95 m i n . 35mm in French with English subtitles

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M onumental, beguiling, and erotic, Sto len

Moments is an exquisitely-executed documen­

tary on lesbian lifestyles in the Western World , combining stylized historical dramas with inci­ sive commentary on contemporary lesbian life. Director Margaret Wescott (Beh ind the Ve i l : Nuns) masterfully weaves together

diverse historical stories -'- of Janet Bonet's 19th-century perils on the Barbary Coast, Paris soirees in the 1920's, and pre-war Amsterdam and Berlin - with tales of contem­ porary struggles and victories around butch­ ness, femmeness, non-monogamy, and dis­ crimination. Stolen Moments is an intimate and celebratory experience with Audre Lorde, Joan Nestle, Judith Grahn, Leslie Feinberg, and Nicole Brossard , and . is narrated by Kate Nelligan. But first: A young girl announces her homosexuality to her parents in Pregnant or

S u rvivi ng Fri end ly F i re

Swe l l

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here . are 1 .4 million homeless youth on the streets of America; about a third of them are gay, lesbian, bi or transgender. They are run­ aways, and some are "throw-aways, " aban­ doned or forcefully exiled from their family homes. These young people endure familial abuse, drugs and alcohol, prostitution, and life on the streets; many attempt suicide. In 1992 , seventy homeless youth - of various racial , cultural and sexual identities ­ registered for a theater project in the Hollywood shelter where they lived. This pro­ ject encouraged them to share their stories. Of the original seventy, ten completed the pro­ ject and became 'performers, playing roles from each others' lives. Surviving Friendly Fire documents the creative process they went through to create the 1993 play, Friendly Fire, which was the centerpiece of the prestigious Los Angeles Festival before it played to great acclaim in high schools throughout the city. Also showing is Straight-Up Life: HIV and Add i ction, which profiles 18-25 year-olds who


- Elsa E'der

have HIV and are in the process of recovery from drug addictions with the help of Walden House.

Pregnant or Lesbian? d i r. Francoise Decaux Thomelet 1996 France 5 min 35mm Stolen Moments D i r. Margaret Wescott 1997 Canada 90 m i n .

Straight-Up Life: HIV and Addiction d i r. Robert Sol ley, P h . D . 1996 USA 28 m i n . video GSurviving Friendly Fire dir. Todd Nelson 1997 USA 60 m i n .' video

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From the comedic to the ·romantic to the

heartfelt, these films will make you see dyke jocks in a whole new light. The Queer Wo men Martial Arts Special is both a romantic . come­ dy and a documentary on the lifestyles of queer women martial artists from around the country. Dykes on Ice is a wacky mockumen­ tary on two ice dancers hoping for a chance to compete at the next Gay Games in Amsterdam. And Swel l , shot in Santa Cruz, is a. documentary on women longboard surfers whose ages span four generations. It's a por­ trait of a community which embraces new­ comers as well as oldtimers and comes together in a beautiful memorial to show respect to the friend they lost in the water. Zeuf d i r. Cha rlotte Lagarde 1996 USA 4 m i n . 16mm P l a y d i r. Shamiran Samano 1997 U S A 3 m i n . 16mm The Queer Women Martial Arts Spec ial d i r. Akko N is h i m ura 1997 USA 15 m i n . video Mary Montana: Muff Diver d i r. Arturo Catricala 1996 USA 1 2 m i n . video PoeHariat d i rs. M a ri B ishop & Chris Nee 1995 USA 3 m i n . video Dykes on Ice d i r. Kari Hong & Amy Little 1997 ljSA 15 m i n . video Swe l l d i r. Charlotte Lagarde 1996 USA 23 m i n . 16mm Total R u n n ing Ti me: 75 m i n .


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col lection of fun ny dyke shorts. One too m a ny Watch Tower lad ies show up on Ka rla Ca rmony and Amy Boyd's doorstep and they a re fo rced to ta ke action i n A Religious . Experience, while Tongue in Chic takes us on

a romp th rough the history of erotic represen­ . tation . Dyke Blend h u moro usly pa rod ies Nescafe coffee co m m ercia ls, and Charlene's Angels uses Barbie dolls to put a lesbian twist on the i nfa mous 1980's TV sitcom . In Alice npl gged, Al ice tunes i nto late-n ight TV a nd IS gUided through the i ntricacies of being butch o r fem me by a pa i r of provocative i nfomercials.

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F rom San F ra ncisco t o Los Angeles t o N ew York these fou r fi lms h ig h l ight a n d pay

, homage to some of today's most exciting q ueer performers . Something to Brag About is a n old fas h ioned love story with Exene and

Stone Fox. artyrs and Saints is a compel ling . a n d d istu rbing portra it of Los Angeles perfor­

�a � ce artist Ron Athey,

in which footage of '

d lfflcult-to-watch perfo rma nces a re inte rcut

wi h dis u ssions a bout HIV and body m a n i pu­ . lation . Klkl and Herb: Total Ecl ipse of the Heart traces the downward spira l of an aging cha nteuse, masterfu l ly portrayed by J usti n Bond . And Not for Noth in' is a sensual ist's d rea m . A black and wh ite homage to early

Charl � ne'� Angels d i r. Don na Qu i n ce 1996 Canada 11 min. video Painting by Numbers d i rs. Diane Bonder & Liss Platt 1996 USA 4 m i n . video A Rel gio � s Experience d i r. Margo Dea n 1997 USA 10 m i n . video C.herries dir. Thom Fitzgeral d 1995 C nada 8 m i n . video Kahlo: The Passion d i rs. Mari lyn' B u l l & Kate Sorensen 1997 USA 2 m i n . video D�ke Blend d i r. Eva Weber 1996 UK 10 m i n . video Allee. Unplugged di rs. Joyan Saunders & Beverly ' Seckinger 1996 USA 8 m i n . video Tongue in Chic d irs. Diane Bonder & Liss Platt 1996 USA 25 m i n . video

Tota l .R u n n ing Ti me: 78 m i n .

so und fi l m , it follows an a n d rogynous ca ba ret performer, played by S . F. visual a rtist Rod ney O ' N ea l Aust i n , on h is search for the Beloved . This experimenta l narrative q uestions what it means to be a n a rtist i n a world tee m i ng with the mysteries of longi ng and d eat h . Someth ing t o Brag About dir. J o h n Roecker & Jeff Pantaleo 1997 USA 3 m i n . video Martyrs and Saints d i r. Si meon H u nter 1997 U SA 29 min. 16mm Kiki and Herb: Total Ecl i pse of the H eart d i r. Victoria Leacock 1997 USA 7 min . . 1 6mm Not for Nothin' d i r. Cathy Lee Crane 1996 USA 29 min. 16mm Tota l R u nn i ng Ti me: 68 m i n .

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T h.e i rrepressible J o h n G reyson (Zero Patien � e, Lilies) returns with a fa bu lously

audacIous new fi l m , sta rring Matthew

Ferguson from The Engl ish Patient. Combi n i ng


G reyson s take on the controversial practice of . . l rcu c l� lon with a fierce ana lysis of copy­

nght I nfnngement a n d censorship, Uncut is a

d e nsely layered , deli rious rom p in which ideas a re h u rled at bl istering speeds. Perha ps

� reyson 's own words best d escri be the plot: A grad student na m ed Peter is obsessed ­ with Pierre Trudea u . A grad stud ent na med Peter is perplexed by c i rcu mcision. A J ackson F ive fan named Peter wants to brea k i nto broadcast. They meet. They make love . They m a ke a rt . They get busted . (The cop si ngs opera ) . " After a series of strange a nd abs u rd , m i sadventu res, the th ree Peters end up i n a desolate prison labor ca m p together. If this sounds biza rre, it is. Com bin ing elements of soa p operas, m usica l s , docu mentaries, and


avant-gar e cinema, the ca ndy-colored pop a rt explosion of Uncut w i l l knock you out. The program o pens with Canada Uncut ' in

which a gay cou pl e has s.o m e fun with Ca nadia n-censored porn .

- Joel Shepard

Can � da ncut d i r. Thom Fitzgera ld 1996 Canada 4 m i n . Video Uncut d i r. John Greyson 1997 Canada 90 min . 1 6mm

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The Politics of



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Fun in Boys'

It's Not Unusual

12:30 pm


U N US U 2 1

A Bill Called

F U N B02 1

VICTORIA 1 1 :00 am

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Smart, Smart:

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Mouthed Tomboys


SMART22 2:30 pm

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Shorts FUNGI21


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3:00 pm

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Homos on the

3:30 pm

Bugis Street

Mum's the Word


Surviving Friendly

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M U M SW22

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Fire FFIRE21

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Fu l l Speed




5:00 pm

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The Quest for

5:30 pm

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Camp Lavendflr


Pride Divide

Stolen Moments


P R I DE21




Tongue in Chic TCH I C22

Paul Monette PAULM22

6:30 pm

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Opening Night Reception

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

It's i n the Water

The Delta

Love, Jalisco Style

Queer Colored





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I Think I Do


Chocolate Babies



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Latin Boys Go


to Hell

Anything Boys


LATI N 2 1 ·

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Late Bloomers

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Slaves to the

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1 1 am Noon


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The Stolen Diary

Some Prefer Cake



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Violet's Visit



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Different from others

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Miidchen in

Girls by the Bay

Positive Stories

Glasgow Kiss





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Desi Dykes and

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Companions: Tales

Xtreme Girls on

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Violet's Visit

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Clancy's Kitchen


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Some Prefer Cake

The East Is Red

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Smells Like Teen Spirit

Defying Gravity

Mirror, Mirror


M I R R026 1 1 :00 pm Kiss Me, Guido G U I D026

9:30 pm

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Peking Opera Blues

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Shooting Porn

Killer Condom



Monday J u ne 23 CASTRO


Tuesday J u n e 24 V I CTORIA




l lam Noon



All the Rage

International Male II



I pm 2pm

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Shorts 3:00 p m


Johanna d'Arc of


Mongolia DARCM23

4:00 pm Coming Out COMI N24


5:00 pm 5:30 pm Is This What You


Celluloid Icons ICONS23 6:00 pm

Were Born For? BORN F23

7pm 8pm

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The Stolen Diary

David Searching

Out at Work






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8:00 pm


Green Plaid Shirt



9:00 pm

9:30 pm

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Alive & Kicking

The Investigator

l l pm


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Girls b y the Bay

Mouthed Tomboys

Cat Swallows

Parakeet and Speaks!


6:00 p m

Smart, Smart-

10:00 pm

Entwined ENTWI24" 10:00 pm

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Who's the Woman,

Leather Jacket

She's a Man

Who's the Man

Love Story




He's a Woman,



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Satu rday J u n e 28 CASTRO


l lam N oon

1 1 :30 am

Dykes on Death Row

MURDER and murder


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1 2 :30 pm

We Are Family




2:30 pm

2 : 30 pm

In the Best Interests o f the Children

Homo Chutzpah


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2:00 pm A B i t o f Scarlet BSCAR28


Not Simply a Wedding Banquet

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VICTORIA 1 1 :00 am

Word Is Out

4:00 p m


H i d e a n d Seek

4:30 pm


Family Name

5:00 pm


NYD: Not Yet


Diagnosed 6:00 pm


A Queer Story


6:30 pm

QUEER28 7:00 pm

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Total Eclipse of





the Heart TOTAL28 8:30 pm

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Franchesca Page FPAGE28

9:00 pm

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All the Rage

Boys by the Bay



Different for Girls D I FFI29

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Closing Night Party 1 1 :30 pm


A Star Is Porn





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W e d n e s d a y J u n 25 8 : 3 0 p m V i c to r i a $6 M e m /$7 . 50 G e n (V I S I T 2 5 )

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Who's the Wo ma n , Who's the M a n Tu e s d a y J u n 24 1 0 : 0 0 p m R ox i e $ 6 M e m /$7 . 50 G e n ( W H O S E2 4 )

E llen d id it on national TV, and these fi lm­

makers a re doing it on loca l video. It's never easy to come out to your fam i ly, not knowing

Award-wi n n i ng d i rector R ichard Turner

returns to the screen with a touch i ng story of

love and fa m i ly. Fifteen year-old Violet's divorced mother is looki ng for a new man

and when the string of prospective stepd ds

gets to be too much for her, Violet runs away ' from her mom a n d from her small home town to fi nd Alec, the rea l dad she's never met.

Little does Violet know when she arrives at Alec's house i n Sydney that the man who answers the door is Peter, her father's lover of

eight years. Little does Peter know that Alec has a da ughter. Alec wants Violet on the first

train back to her mother, but with some coax­ i ng .from eter, _he decides to let Violet stay on a tnal basIs, and the col lision of two d isparate

worlds u nfolds with h u mor a nd sensitivity. Opening the program is Nobody I Know a .

what their response will be, and these fi lms explore the range of relationsh i ps that queer child ren have with their fam i l ies. J a n i ne

Fu ng's wild na rration about misunderstand­ i ngs' i. n her trad itional Chi nese fa m i ly plays over I mages of her mother ca rvi ng a tu rkey in

Lefto�ers. Amy Gottlieb's fi l m In Living Memory

exa m i nes her relationship with her father, who developed dementia at age 93. In Aishah

Shahidah S i mmons' In My Father's House, a black feminist lesbian explores her com i n g o u t process through self-reflection and can d id conversations with her father, her 16 year-old brother and her best friend . Mama, I Have

Something to Tel l You shares i ntimate dialogue

between mother and son as they co nfront

each others' feelings about homosexual ity.

charm i ng short fi l m about a young man le rn­

i ng the i ns and outs of bringing a pa l home for the eve n i ng.

- Brad Robinson Nob � dy I Know d i r. Andrew Porter 1997 Austra l ia 9 m i n . 16mm Violet's Visit dir. Richard Turner 1995 Austra l ia . 83 m i n . 16mm

Firefly d i r. Dawn Suggs 1996 USA 12 m i n . 16mm L�ftovers dir. Janine Fung 1994 Canada 8 min. Video In Living Memory d i r. Amy Gottlieb 1997 Canada . 14 m i n . video . ' Trans-National Homing dir. Kimberly SaRee Tomes 1995 USA 4 m i n . video I� My Father's House d i r. Aishah Shahidah Si mmons 1996 USA 1 5 min. video Mama, I Have Something To Te l l You dir. Calogero Salvo 1996 USA 41 m i n . video


f y� U th i n k l ife is complicated when everyone ' t h i n ks your girlfriend is a guy, how a bout if you and she. were both having an affa i r on the side - with the same woman? That's j ust what ha ppens to m usic writer­

p:od ucer S � m ( Lesl ie Cheu ng) a nd his si nger . gl rlfnend Wing (An ita Yuen ) in Peter Chan's

sexy seq uel to He's A Woman, She's A Man. I n order t o get a b i g reco'rd i ng contract, Wing

once aga i n d isgu ises herself as a ma n . B ut

when she becomes a big hit, she is stuck playing the guy.

Wing's success an9 the inevita ble gossip wreaks havoc on her relationsh i p with Sam,

a � d th �y both end u p confi d i ng their unhap­ piness In the ca ring arms - a n d comforta ble bed - of Fong Yim (An ita M u i ) . You won't

wa nt to miss th is sna ppy sec(uel - pay partic­ u l a r attention to the very hot kiss between

An ita M u i and An ita Yuen.

Who's t h e Woman, Who's t h e M a n d i r. Peter Chan 1996 Hong Kong 104 min. 35mm in Cantonese with Mandarin and Engl ish subtitles

Total Run ning lime: 94 min.

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Word I s O ut 20th An n iversa ry Scre e n i ng! S u n day J u n 29 3 : 3 0 pm C a s t r o $ 5 M e m/$6 Gen ( W O R D 0 2 9 )

Ask a gay man or lesbian over 3 5 what fi l m most affected t h e i r l ives as gay people, a n d

l i kely as not they' l l a nswer Word I s Out. I n the m id- 1970 's the M a ri posa Film G roup, u nder the leaders h i p of Peter Ada i r, u ndertook to make the first portrait of gay life made by and

for gays and lesbia ns. Ada i r assem bled a

tea m of artists whose mem bers went on to become some of the great names of i n depen- · dent fi l m ma k i ng, and the res u lt was a power­ ful su ccess. Word Is Out, which p remi ered at the Castro Theatre in 1977, i nterweaves the stories of 27 gay men and lesbians ( i nc l ud i ng loca l icons Pat Bond, George M enden hall, Tede Matthews and Rick Stokes) i n a com plex tapestry that com prises poss i bly the most


com prehensive si ngle artistic testimon to what it means to be gay. Compel l i ng, fun ny, poigna nt, i nspiring - even twenty years after its release, Word Is Out reta ins tts power to move. hearts a nd cha nge m i nds. To see it is to understand at the sa m e time how fa r we have come and how far we have to go . Word Is Out dir. Mariposa Film Group (Peter Ada ir' Na ncy Adair, Veronica Selver, Andrew Brown , Robert Epstein & Lucy Massie Phenix) USA 1977 140 m i n . 35mm

T h u rsday J u n 2 6 7 :00 pm

day racist homophobes, the girls in these

shorts toughen u p and take to the streets. A woman dea ls with h a rassment in New York

City in A Negative Portrayal of Lesbians while


a n oth er ' uses her scientific knowl edge o dea l

with a n e v i l land lord i n Rocket Girl's Revenge. My Pretty Little G irlfriend is a nontra d itional

short scruti n izing the a n noying habits which create tension i n a relationsh i p . J esus retu rns to earth as a black lesbian pa rd ner in Cowboy Jesus, a nd a thief tries to esca pe the Parisian U ndergrou nd i n CoCo.

T his ga l la nt a n d i n ti mate program deepens

gender and identity d isco u rse. a n d wi l l to uch

you i n pl aces you least expect. Tra nssexuals a re a m i nority with i n a m i n ority, a n d yet their stories s pea k to a nyone who has ever felt d if­ ferent from the perceived soc ial norm. You Don't Know Dick: Courageous Hearts of Tra nssexual Men profi les the experiences of a d iverse ra nge of fe male-to- male transsexuals i n clud i ng an artist, two writers, a Sa n


Franc isco police person, and Loren Cameron,

Cowboy Jesus d ir. J a m ie Yerkes 1995 USA 9 min. 16mm Rocket Girl's Revenge d i r. Meredith E. Holch 1996 USA 13 m i n . 16mm My Pretty Little G irlfri end dir. Jenn ifer M . Gentile 1996 USA 7 min . 16mm OBadass Supermama d i r. Etang I nya ng 1996 USA 16 min. video A Day In the Life of a Bul l-Dyke d i rs Lorri M i llan & Shawna Demsey 1995 Canada 1 1 m i n . video Fuckin' Chink d i r. Sabrina Alcantara 1996 U SA 5 m i n . video A Negative Portrayal of Lesbians d i r. Erin Cassidy 1996 USA 10 m i n . video CoCo d ir. Anna M a rgarita Albelo 1996 France 16 min. video in French with English subtitles .

the creator of " Body Alche my, " a photogra phic docum ent of the jou rney from woman to man. Through their exploratio ns and the experi­ ences of their pa rtners, friends and fa m i ly comes a profound story of self-d iscovery that chal l enges all of us to re-exa m i n e the fou n da­ tions of our own ide ntity. These men have emba rked u pon an enormous struggle to

re�over the i r d ign ity and a n ide ntity den ied . You Don't Know Dick: Courageous Hearts of Transsexual Men d i rs. Candace Schermerhorn & Bestor Cra m 1996 USA 75 m i n . video

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A C o m m u n ity Event The festival is designed as a celebration of

Fra me l i n e w i l l be p rov i d i ng free-of-cha rge

our com m u n ity. We i nvite everyone to enjoy

Fra n c i sco B icyc le Coa l ition together with

pa rki ng, on a f i rst-come, fi rst-serve ba sis

th is year's exciting range of lesbia n , gay,

Fra m e l i ne wi l l be p rovid i ng sec u re ,

a t the H a rvey M i l k School pa r k i n g l ot

bisexua l , transgender and q ueer film and

attended bicycle pa r k i n g at t h e festiva l

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be picked up at the ticket outlet, located at

this year's festiva l . This new system wi l l pro­ vide everyo ne with a variety of ways to place ticket orders.

Regular screeni ngs

$7 .50

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Ti ckets go o n sale for FRAMELINE M E M BERS O�LY on Friday, M ay 23. Ti ckets go on sale to the General P u b l i c o n Friday, May 30.

M e m bers, Students, D i sa bled a n d


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Matinees (sc ree n i ngs u p to a n d i nc l u d i ng

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U se the order form at right to m a ke b u y i ng tic kets easier. J ust fi l l in the program title, the event code and the cost per tic ket. Th� eve nt code (e.g. ALlVE23) and the cost per


M e m bers, Stu d ents, D i sa b led a n d S e n i o r Ci tizens


Opening N ight Reception and Film

gra m i n this guide. P lease have these codes

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FAX yo u r o r d e r t o

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(4 1 5) 436-0 132.


orders m ust be received by T h u rsday, J u n e

12, �

in order to be processed .

346 CA 94 1 03 .


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MAil you r order to : Fra me l i ne,

N i nth Street, Sa n Fra ncisco,


M e m bers, Stu d ents , D i sa bled a n d

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M a i l ord e rs m u st b e received b y Thu rsday, June



i n order to be processed .

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order over t h e p h o n e between noon a n d

7:00 �

p m , Tuesday t h rough Su nday.

VISIT o u r Ticket O utlet, located at

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$ 1 5.00· $ 1 0.00

Closing Night Film and Party


Fax, M a i l Ord e r a n d P.hone sa les can only

M e m bers, Stud ents, Di sa bled a n d

be d o n e u s i n g Visa , MasterCard or

S e n i o r Citizens

acce pted . T h ere is a


s u rc h a rge fo r all

cred it card c h a rges.

Ti c ket O utl et H o u rs The Ticket Ou tlet wi ll be open to both mem­ bers and non-mem bers. Operat i ng h o u rs wi ll be from noon to

7 : 00

p m , Tuesday

through S u nday from May


to J u ne


(closed Mo ndays ) . During the festiva l , J u n e


t h e Tic ket O utlet w i l l b e open every

'day from noon to



7: 00


the Ticket O utlet. To get sa me day tickets, you m u st visit the ve nue box office. Ea ch ve n u e box office will open a p proxi mately


m i n utes prior to the first scree n i ng of the day.

Refu nds and Sched u l e Cha nges Sometimes, for reasons beyond o u r contro l , canceled . We o n ly offer refu nds if a pro­ gra m is ca nce led . If a program is cancel ed , pl ease return yo ur tickets to the Adva nce Ticket Outlet at

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fu l l refu nd wi ll be issued prom ptly.

Sold Out? Try a "Rush" Ticket i n ' the "Hope Line" When a scree n i n g is sold out at the Adva nce Ticket Outlet, there a re u s u a l ly a n u m ber of " R ush " tickets ava i l a b l e at the ve n u e . Some seats at every show a re

we d ete r m i n e how many seats wi l l be ava i l­ a b l e , we can release those " R ush ". seats for sa le to peo ple in the " Hope Li n e . " T h i s l i n e forms a nywhere from


m i n utes t o


h o u rs

before showtime at the ve n u e box office.

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often not a l l of these seats a re used . Once

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Ma rket Street (at Sa nchez & 1 5th St. ) .

Market. I n o rder to p i c k u p tickets,

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tic ket i nformation a re l i sted i n each pro­ written d own to exped ite you r order.

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S p e c i a l N e eds We a re espec i a l ly com m itted to assisti ng a u d ie nce mem bers with spec i a l n eed s. We offer early seating for peo ple with d i sa b i l ities ( please m a ke you rself known to t h e ho use

�. Students, d isa bled persons and

m a n ager at each ve n u e ) . All th eatres a re

sen i or citizens m ust present proof of

whee l c h a i r accessi b le. P l ease see page

d i scount el igi bil ity, a n d wi l l only be

for deta i l s.

a ble to buy one ticket per program '

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e nth u s i a s m a n d sheer joy of l ife exh i b ited by these orga n ization s have been


i n s p i ra t i o n


many of us i n the wine i n d u stry. Fra m e l i n e


sa l u te

fo r


gro u n d - b rea k i ng efforts i n fi l m

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ly strong, have governed my l ife : the longing

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p ity

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s u ffe r i ng


m a n k i n d . " - B e rtra nd R u sse l l W h e n w e c a m e u pon t h i s q u ote we i m med iately rea l ized the p resence of a k i n ­ d red s p i rit, s o m e o n e who', w i t h j ust a few word s , s poke of the overwhe l m i n g passions that a l so govern our l ives and a re the i m pe­ tus beh i n d what we do at


S a n Fra nc i sco

Maga z i n e . T h e ta s k o f ed ucati ng oth ers a bout the

Les b i a n a nd G a y F i l m Festiva l . C h a n n e l 4 progra m s that reflect the d iverse co m m u n i ­ ties that make u p the Bay Area . O u r docu­ ·mentary Growing Up and Coming Out tol d t h e story o f h o w s o m e q uestion i ng tee n s come o u t i n t h e Bay Area . Life and Death at ' the Ambassador Hotel fol l owed a n ec l ectic

group of res idents at a Te nderlo i n hotel a n d showed how they dealt with i ssues ra ngi ng from l iv i ng with A I DS to the struggles faced by the tra nsge n d er

l e s b ia n , gay, bi a n d tra n sgen d e r com m u n i­

com m u n ity.

ties, a bout who we rea l l y a re , o u r pl,ace i n

ca l series on the c ity,

rights , i s a n ongo i n g p u rs u it. We a re proud to

San Francisco in the

spo n sor the 2 1 st Sa n Fra nc i sco I nte rnati o n a l

80's! later t h i s Fa l l

Lesbia n & Gay F i l m Festiva l a n d w e honor the fi l m m a kers whose work i s a constant re m i n der of o u r col­ l ective

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proprietorlchef of Bou levard ,

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Foun ded in 1 954, KQ E D is a non- profit com­

the 'San

Francisco Bay Guardian has su pported the

m unity organization that operates KQED TV9

mier land mark resta urants, but a lso set the

lesbian and gay com m unity as a key compo­

and KQED 88.5FM, the most-watched p u b­

ind ustry mark in her com mitment to devel­

nent of its editoria'l mission . Each year, the

l ic television station and the most-listened-to


Bay Guardian provides com p lete coverage of

com m un ity

partners h i ps


p u b l ic radio station in the country.


fundraising efforts. Nancy and her staff work

the San Francisco Internationa l Lesbian &

strives to educate, en lighten and inspire the

throughout the year, lending their c u linary



Bay Area com m unity through a wide array of

and service ta lents to a wide variety of orga ­

Frameline progra m . The Bay Guardian, which was a n early

ra dio, and other media that

nizations that dra matica l ly im pact the lives of

Fil m

Festiva l


p u b l ishes

prod uctions for television ,

add ition to

su pporter of Harvey Mil k's ca m paigns for


Fra meline, Bou levard has hel ped to raise

su pervisor, now prints and inserts a cata log

a n d hel p us understand our

funds for many arts, politica l and AI DS ser­

for the institute na med after him . The Bay

people in the Bay Area .


world . tion ,

com m unity

KQED TV's prod uc­




vice organizations incl uding NGLTF, NCLR ,


Contin u u m ,

Fund gives ann ua l fund­

received wide praise and wil l

Open Ha nd and the Aids Emergency Fund .

ra ising and ad vertising

soon air before the nationa l

Bou levard

s u p port to many groups

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Academy of



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I n the spirit of cr.eativity and innovation that

mitted to creating the best dining experience

proud to pu blish the best

brought Odwa l la into being, we're continuing

possible. When we participate in an event

of the bay. . .every week .

our mission to ma ke and del iver great prod­

with an organization such as Fra meline, we

B r u c e B . B r u gm a n n

consider it an ' honor to

EditorlPublisher, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

share in the excitement and



Ya hoo! is once again

you , Fra meline, for what

proud to sponsor the

21st ' San Francisco I nternationa l Lesbian &

you stand for, for your

Gay Fil m Festiva l . As the first on line naviga­

excel ­

tiona l guide to the Web, www.yahoo.com is

lence a n d for making a

the single largest gu ide in .terms of traffic and

d ifference. "

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most com prehensive Ilg/blt directories on of

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developing methods to red uce pesticide use throughout Latin America , and The Femme Vita le Scholars h i p ,

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ny we believe in creating op portun ities to cel ­


ebrate the joy of life, wherever they may be

Francisco (sfbay.ya hoo.com) features a com ­

found '. One of the ways we do this is through

prehensive Ilg/blt category with daily news


fi l m

categories .

Ya hoo!

feeds from Planet Out. Ya hoo! contin ues to

twelve Sa n Francisco boutiq ue hotels is a

su pport freedom of information , diversity and com m u nity


with its own d istinct per-.

ing, a n d was hon­

sona l ity. Each year, a l l of

ored to receive a

our hotels work together in su pport of this im por­ eclectic


Ca ble Car· award for

va l .


Tha n k you for this

by a



pursuing degrees in hea lth or n utrition .

O d wa l l a

like Fra meline,

The Advocate has long sup­

ported the arts . Throughout our 30-year his­

tory, our com mitment to reporting on cu ltur­ a l and artistic movements has never fa ltered . The A d vocate 's

arts a n d entertain ment

pages high light artists who make a difference in the com m unity. Since fil m is one of the most significant cu ltura l infl uences of our time, we

bution to the comm unity

progra m that


outstanding contri­

and and yes, joyful festi­ wonderful op portun ity.


awards fun d ing to


our loca l su p port of the arts. Each of our origina l

an ann ua l scholar­

There is a detailed ed ucation section with

Vivre" means "Joy of Life" , and as a com pa­


and research progra m in Costa Rica that's

and thousands of uniq ue, han d - p laced sites . links to Ilglblt col lege grou ps, facu lty pages,


jects like E.A. R . T. H . Col lege, an ed ucation

the Web, featuring h u ndreds of categories

"Joie de

one-of-a - kind

tice. That's why we sup port im portant pro­

is one of the most recognized brands associ­

N a n c y Oa k e s

Hotel Com pany of the Festiva l .

h u mans and the environ ment. At Odwa l la , caring for our com m unities, both interna l and externa l , is an ongoing business prac­


ded icated people. Thank

com m itment to

ucts while n urturing our relationships with

devote extensive coverage


to both esta blished and emerging fi l m ma kers. We are

Ya h o o ! , I n c .



su p port

C h i p C o n l ey

Fra meline for its positive

Pre s i d e n t , J o i e d e V i v r e H ot e l s

contri bution to gay life in San Francisco.

The Advocate





Sa n

T he C h a l o n e W i n e G ro u p is proud to su pport Fra m e l i n e a n d

sponsor the

2 1 st A n n u a l

Lesbian a nd Gay F i l m Festiva l . As pa rt of its co m m itment to h u m a n rights for everyone, T h e Cha lone W i n e G ro u p will conti n u e to s u p port the lesbia n , gay ' a n d tra n sge nder co m m u n ity and t h e ca uses t h ey celebrate . The Cha lone W i ne G ro u p , fou nded by R ichard G raff, is a d iverse c o l l ecti on of w i n e properties,


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fi n est

wines i n the style best s u ited to each p roper­ ty.


Cha lone


c o n s i sts

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V i n eyard ,

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. Do m a i nes


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R i c h a r d G raff F o u n d e r, T h e C h a l o n e W i n e G r o u p


Fra nc isco Foc u s evokes a sense of

p lace as m u c h as a way of l ife . Awa rd-wi n­

n i ng j o u r n a l ists, natio n a l ly-a cc l a i m ed l iterary

crafts m a n , a nd savvy c u lt u re critics write

side- by- s i d e , ca ptu r i ng the i ntel lectua l s p i rit

of the Bay Area , rece n t a rticles have i nc l u d ­


e d a n essay on the h istory o f the C stro b y

As f i n a n c i a l advisors con n ected to the

Franc isco Foc u s ' a l so prov i d es the a rea 's

com m u n ity, we know that res po n s i b l e fi n a n ­

best service-oriented i nformation, such as a

cial pla n n i ng for l e s b i a n s a n d gays req u i res

cover story on hea lth a n d a lternative med i ­

an u nd e rsta n d i n g ofthe l ega l and soci a l rea l­


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sponsoring .

the F i l m Festiv.a l tha n ks

� \ sun .� microsystems

to the .strong s u p port of S u n 's Gays, Les b i a n s a n d Friends ( G LA F) gro u p . Visit o u r webs ite to

only be an expert in fi n a n c i a l iss u es , but

Sa n Fra n c isco Focu s ' h a lf- m i l l ion read ­ e r s a re u rba n professiona ls who l ive i n t h e

m u st a l so a p p reci­

natio n 's r i c h est m etro po l ita n a rea . The read ­

ate the i n d ivid u a l ity

'ers o f San Fra nc isco Foc u s a re c u ltu ra l ly

of each c l ient's l ife .


i n vo lved



com m u n ity,


choose t h e i r favorite maga z i n e as a sou rce­ reader i nvo lvement, Foc u s

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s ponsor for

severa l

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events, i n c l u d i ng the A I DS Da nce-a-Thon a n d A I DS R id e 4.

L a r ry C r i c k e n b e rg e r L a u r a C a ste l l a n o s Davood Kohan A m e r i c a n E x p r e ss F i n a n c i a l A d v i s ors

O u r tea m i nc l udes Festiva l vetera n s who a re pa ssion ate activists for q u eer c i n e m a . J e n n i

Olso n , former Festiva l Co- D i rector, a uthor, fi l m m a ker, a n d a rch ivist, has created a free, year-round I nternet reso u rce for Ilg/bit fi l m

S a n Fra n c i s c o F o c u s

Festiva l website .

gay a n d les b i a n e m p loy­

. s h el h e

represents m u st not

regional Gold Medal for Genera l Exce l lence.

com m u n ity. Sun is a lso com m itted to prov i d ­

leverage the ta l ents a n d contributions of its



won Foc u s m u lt i ple awa rd s , i n c l u d i ng the

e n t a n d perspectives i n the gay a n d lesbian

ate new o p portu n ities for a l l . S u n is p roud to

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I ts t h o ught-provo k i ng

of fi l m s w h i c h reflect the rich d i versity of ta l­

ty, a n d a l l com m u n ities o f d ifference, to c re- .

1997 Festiva l a n d Fra m e l i n e . We' re part of a corporate fa m i ly that don ates over $20 m i l ­

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F ra ncisco I nternati o n a l Les b i a n & Gay F i l m

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C r i c ken be rge r,

l i on a n n ua l ly t o n o n - profits, m a n y of which

Festiva l . S u n sa l utes F ra m e l i ne's showcase

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Davood Koh a n a re p ro u d s pon sors of the

serve the gay a nd lesbian com m u n ity.

conti n u i ng s ponsor of F ra m e l i n e a n d the Sa n

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acc l a i med writer Fenton J o h n son , a n d a n

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Ado l ph Gasser, I nc . p. 70

Heller Ehrman White & McAu l iffe

San Francisco Bay G uard ian, The p. 92

Advocate, The p . 7.1

Attorneys p. 65

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Home Box Office ( H BO) p. 84

San Fra ncisco Focus p. 80

American Express Financial Advisors p. 90

H otel Atherto n , The p . 97

San Francisco H i lton and Towers p. 70

B l u menfeld San Fra ncisco Theatres p. 88

Hotel Diva p. 72

Solga r Vita m i n and Herb Compa ny, I nc. p. 97

Bou levard p. 3

Jeff Diamond P u bl icity p. 74

S pa rky's p . 98

B ritish Ai rways p. 59

J ewish Fi l m Festival p. 98

Stadtla nders Pha rmacy p . 73 ·

Cafe Aki m bo p. 97

Koda k p. 78

Steamworks/City Athletic Club p. 58

KQED p . 9 1

Steve Si lver Prod uctions p. 91

C l u b U n iverse p. 6

K R O N p. 72

Stop A I DS Project p . 80

Copymat p. 69

Le Video p . 76

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mac p. 4

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Virgin Megastore p. 86

First R u n Features p. 74

Odwa lla p. 1 2

Water Bearer Films p . 98

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Pacific Bell I nside Back Cover

Wolfe Video p. 93

Gal leria Scola p. 64

Pasq ua Coffee p. 84

Wright Gardner, The p. 64

G i rl Sp�t, The p. 89

Pensione I nternati onal Hotel B&B p. 59

XY Magazi ne p . 81

G LSTN p. 75

Pla netOut p. 94

Yahoo! p. 16

Goethe- Institut p. 72

Q Sa n francisco p. 60

Ya nkee Cli pper Travel p . 68

Good Vibrations p. 89

Rainbow Wireless p. 90

, Chalone Wine G roup, The p. 82

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P r i nt S o u rc e L i st a n d I n d ex 1 9 1 9 p. 38

America the Beautiful p. 33

Bit of Scarlet, A p. 24

Big Daddy Beer Guts

Sweet Tea Production

Cat Swallows Parakeet and

BFI Production

304-33 Kennedy St.

1632 Pennsylvania Ave. #219

29 Rathbone Street

Speaks! p. 26

Winnipeg M B R3C 1S5 Canada

Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA

London W 1 P 1AF U K

T 204 947 5647/F 204 944 8663

T 305 534 0208/F 305 534 9030

T 44 171 636 5587/F 44 171 580

28 p. 33

Anastasia and the Queen of

Third Degree Box 491416 Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA

2 W. 47th st.

T 310 829 9988/F 310 829 2 1 1 9

Ileana Pietro bruno

Bergsuds Strand 31


T 604 684 6604/F 604 684 6614

T 8 720 5773/F same

Hearts p. 48

Black Divas p. 26

Cater-Waiter p. 33

Covert Action p. 38

Shawn Atkins

see The 3rd Party

Forefront Films

see B/side

BOMgaY p. 24

T 212 869 1630/F 212 764 4169

Wadia Movietone

507 17th St. Brooklyn, NY 1 1 215 USA

Cowboy Jesus p. 57

T 718 832 3395/F 718 832 4951

ZigZag Productions

Charlene's Angels p. 50, 53

New York, NY 10012 USA

Donna Quince

T 212 260 8051

8AB Andromeda Anonymous Was a Woman p. 23

124 Horseferry Road

Shan Kayli

M um ba i 400 025 I ndia

London 5W1 P 2TX U K

1220 N . E. 95th St.

T 91 22 494 7517/F 9 1 22 493

T 44 71 306 84771F 44 71 306 .

Seattle, WA 98 1 1 5 USA


8357 ·

T 206 526 5044

89 Worli Sea Face

181 Thompson St. #18

69 Rue De La Brise Hull, Quebec, J9A3C5 Canada

Cowgirl p. 50

T 819 775 5423/F 819 775 5422

Voya rtine 369 Productions

Boot Camp p. 42. Anything Boys Can Do... p. 23

Andrea Stoops

East Coast Exchange

2261 Market St. #128

45 Avenue B #2

San Francisco, CA 941 1 4 USA

New York, NY 10009 USA

T 415 771 4205

T 212 979 8165/F 212 529 .5880

16 N i m rod St. Kings X

Body & Soul Productions

Cheerleaders in Space p. 46

Sydney Australia 2010

Haut et Court

T 93614815/F same

New York, NY 10027 USA

5, Passage Piver

405 W. 1 18th st. #3Y

T 2 1 2 662 7234/F 2 1 2 854 5648

Paris 750 1 1 France

Cowgirl Sweethearts: A Dyke-u-men-

T 43 38 53 OO/F 43 38 38 72


Boy with a Bugle, The p. 30 Achilles p. 48

Asian Heat in Me, The p. 50

Rene Broussard

Cherries p. 53

Kimberly SaRee Tomes

Zeitgeist Inc.

see Canada Uncut

123 E. M itnoff St.

2010 Magazine SI.

Columbus, OH 43206 USA

Raffaella p. 33

New Orleans, LA 70130 USA T 504 524 0064/F 504 524 4405

B/side p. 38

p. 37

Melissa Dopp

see The 3rd Party

Austra lian Film, TV & Radio School

p. 28

Stockholm 1 1 738 Sweden

Channel Four Television

Acquiring a Taste for


Artemis Production

Vancouver, BC, V6G1A6 Canada

3rd Party, The p. 50

. 8 Ball Love p. 48, 50

Companions: Tales from the

1 6 1 4 Alberni

N e w York, N Y 10036 USA

23 12 Wrens Nest Rd. Richmond , VA 23235 USA T 804 330 3960

Child of Mine p. 47 p. 50

Lizzie Thynne


50 Watermint Quay

Scottish Screen Production

Abigail Child

Boys and Girls p. 50

London N 1 6 6DD U K

7 4 Vicioria Crescent Rd.

North Ryde NSW 2 1 13 Australia

303 E. 8th st.

Hetrick-Martin I nstitute

T 44 8 1 809 7465/F 44 81 809

G lasgow, G129JN Scotland

T 61 2 805 66ll/F 61 2 887 1030

New York, NY 10009 USA

2 Astor Place


T 212 673 1608

New York, NY 10003 USA

Cnr Epping & Balaclava Roads

Adam p. 33, 48

T 212 674 2400/F 212 564 3566


T 44 141 337 25 26/F 44 141 337 25 62

Chocolate Babies p. 27

see 8 Ball Love

Bad Jews in My Kitchen p. 36 Tai Uhlmann

Boys' Night Out p. 25

AIDS Tears p. 35

376 San Carlos St. #2

Yule Caise

Christopher's Chronicles p. 34

Avanti Films

San Francisco, CA 941 10 USA

P.O. Box 2766

Gender Fuck Fuck Gender

Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA '

77 rue de Charonne

T 415 285 6448

Venice, CA 90294-2766 USA


T 702 737 0670/F 702 734 3628

Paris 7501 1 France T 44 93 22 55/F 44 93 59 95 Alice Unpl ugged p. 53

see Badass Supermama

T 310 306 1987/F 310 306 1987 Badass Supermama p. 34, 57 Broadway Damage p. 25

346 9th Street

Village Art Pictures

p. 28

Greycat Films 3829 Delaware Ln.

P.O. Box 14354 San Francisco, CA 941 1 7 USA

Frameline Distribution

David Searching

T 415 776 9624

Day i n the Life of a BullDyke, A

p. 57

Video Pool I nc.

Beverly Seckinger

San Francisco, CA 941 03-3809

6859 Los Altos Place

Clancy's Kitchen p. 27

300-100 Arthur St.

4218 E. Ware Rd.


Los Angeles, CA 90068 USA

Third Rock

Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1 H3 Canada

Tucson, AZ 857 1 1 USA

T 415 703 8650/F 415 861 1404

T 212 850-3256/F 212 850 1627

37 Adam & Eve Mews

T 204 949 9134/F 204 942 1555

T 44 1 7 1 937 8342

Dear Mom

T 520 326 6830/F 520 621 9662

Kensington W8 6UJ U K

Batimam a n d Robim p . 42

Bubbeh Lee and Me p. 36

Etcetera Cine and Video

Open Eye Pictures

Texas Tomboy Brand Productions

R. Monte Alegre, 442

91 Seward SI.

CoCo p. 57

P.O. Box 14854

Sao Paulo 05014000 Brazil

San Francisco, CA 941 14 USA

Anna Margarita Albelo

Hoboken, NJ 07030 USA

San Francisco, CA 94 1 1 4 USA

T 55 11 871 4441/F 55 1 1 871

T 415 552 5735/F 415 552 5 1 73

15, Rue des Hailes

T 201 333 1 1 27

T 415 553 3953/F 415 553 3953

4441 Bugis Street p. 25-

T 33 1 4271 6696/F same

Defying Gravity p. 28

Colonization: The Second

8424 Santa Monica Blvd . , Ste. 573

Alienator p. 34

De/center Com mun ications Inc.

First Look Pictures

Johnny Symons

840 S . Serrano Ave. Ste. 608

8800 Sunset Blvd.

6542 Tremont St.

Los Angeles, CA 90005 USA


Los Angeles, CA 90069 USA

Oakland, CA 94609 USA

T 213 382 8022/F 213 382 8022

VideoPool lnc.

T 3 10 855 ' 1 199/F 310 855 0152

T 510 653 8763/F 510 653 8783

All the Rage p. 23

Between the Lines p. 34

Pinkplot Productions

Sophie Constantinou

P.O. Box 1930

131 Albion St. #6

Boom Pictures p. 49

300-100 Arthur St Winnepeg, M B , R3B 1 H3 Canada

Delta, The p. 29

see AIDS Tears

T 204 949 9134/F 204 942 1555

Strand Releasing

Camp Lavender Hill p. 26

Coming Out p. 27

Santa Monica, CA 90401 USA T 310 395 5OO2lF 310 395 2502

1460 Fourth St. Ste 302

Boston, MA 02205 USA

San Francisco, CA 94 1 10 USA

Michael Magnaye

Progress Film-Verleih

T 415 431 7203

3760 20th St.

B u rstrasse 27

Allen Ginsberg's "Ballad of the

Between Them p. 49

T 415 647 4474

Skeletons" p. 15

Liza Wong

Danny Wolf

13A Tang Kung Mansion

Canada Uncut p. 53

160 E. 26th St.

Ta ikoo Shing Hong Kong

Emotion Pictures

New York, NY 10010 USA

T 85 22 568 9185

1541 Barrington St. Ste. 305 Hal ifax, NS, B3J 1Z5 Canada

P.O. Box 640223

Bill Called William, A p. 24

T 902 425 8969/F 902 492 9974

San Francisco, CA 95164 USA

San Francisco, CA 941 10 USA

see The 3rd Party

West Hollywood, 'CA 90069 USA T 213 656 2133/F 213 463 7874

Burn Rubber p. 33

T 617 266 6669/F 617 262 7626

T 212 683 2083/F 212 696 1489

P.O. Box 864

Paris 75001 France

Beauty Before Age p. 47

Alive & Kicking p. 23

p. 33

Diane Bonder

Berlin D-10178 Germany

Desi Dykes and Divas p. 29

T 49 30 280 60 49/F 49 30 282

Gayatri Gopinath

9 1 57

T 212 213 8606

Coming Out, Coming Home p. 26

Different for Girls p. 1 7

AlPI-PFLAG Family Project

see Alive and Kicking

T 415 92 1 8859

1 n 1


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Different from the Others p. 29

Endoscope p. 36

Fistfull p. 50

Guitar Man p. 29

In Living Memory p. 56

UCLA Film and Television Archive

Terri Dewhirst .

Video Out

Metro Films

Amy Gottlieb

302 E. Melnitz, Box ' 951323

245 W. 25th St. #6H

' New York, NY 10001 USA

1965 Main Street

225 Lafayette St. Ste. 406

44 Alberta Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1323 USA

Vancouver, BC, V5T 3C1 Canada

New York, NY 10012 USA

Toronto, Ont., M6H2R6 Canada

T 310 206 8013

T 212 463 8756/F 212 807 6878

T 604 872 8449/F 604 876 1 185

T 212 431 0555/F 2 1 2 274 0258

T 416 658 0594

Entre Amigos: Between

Forbidden Love of the

Happy Hour p. 33

In My Father's House p. 56

Friends p . 42

Hero, The

Tommy O'Haver

Aishah Shahidah Simmons Afrolez

Dinner Party p. 33 Lisa Cholodenko


p . 47

245 W. 25th St. #5L


L'Altra Comunicazione

P.O. Box 1955

New York, NY 10001 USA

'3382-26th. st.


Venice, CA 90294 USA

P.O. Box 58085

T 2 1 2 627 7460

San Francisco, CA 94 1 10 USA

Torino, 1 0 1 22 Italy

T 310 822 8785

Philadelphia, PA 191 02-8085 USA

T 415 648 8222

T 39 1 1 534 888/F 39 11 521

T. Tasso 1 1

see The East Is Red

In the Best Interests of the

Kelley Sane

Hermaphrodites Speak! p. 36

see Hide and Seek

Miami, FL 33186 USA

262 Elizabeth St. #5

Intersex Society of North America

T 305 596 6142/F same

New York, NY 10012 USA

P.O. Box 3 1 791

Inside p. 43

T 2 1 2 219 10511F 212 877 4 1 19

San Francisco, CA 94131 USA

see AIDS Tears

Sarah Kennedy

Entwined p. 31

1688 15th St.

Corazon Productions, Inc.

Franchesca Page p . 32

San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

1 1814 SW 99 st.

T 4 1 5 621 4205 Don't Run, Johnny p. 25 Bugsby Pictures

T 215 735 73721F 215 972 8109

He's a Woman, She's a Man p. 35


Dirty Fingernails p. 34

Chi ldren p. 37

Ether Anvil p. 34

550 Page Street

Robin Ward

Frankie and Fudgie Go for a

Heroines of Love p. 33

Inside Out p. 33

San Francisco, CA 94 1 1 7 USA

P.O. Box 331

Walk p. 32


Tom Fennessey T 213 650 2500/F 213 650 2 1 10

Leverett, MA 01054 USA

Four Bucker Films

Schoenhauser Allee 152

T 413 548 9021

308 W. Ave. 43

10435 Berlin Germany

Los Angeles: CA 90065 USA

T 49 30 449 6296/F same


Everything Is Not Black p. 25

T 213 227 9388/F 213 276 0403

992 Valenica st.

see AIDS Tears

T 415 626 4214/F 415 431 2850 Downloads p . 25

Investigator, The p. 38 see The 3rd Party

Hey Sailor, Hey Sister p. 50 It's in the Water p . 39

Frostbite p. 32

Miranda Productions

Exposed p. 38

Canadian Filmmaker's Distribution

513 Wilshire Blvd. #233

Herb Film Company

Big and Little Films


Santa Monica, CA 90401 USA

2527 McKinney Ave.

Drop Dead Gorgeous p. 30

365 Barkly St.

37 Hanna Ave. Ste. 220

T 310 281 9761/F 310 459 1734

World of Wonder

Elmwood, Victoria

Toronto, ONT, M6K 1 W8 Canada

6671 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1590

3184 Australia

T 416 588 0725/F 416 588 7956

Hollywood, CA 90028 USA

T 61 3 953 1 3319

T 213 463 7 133/F 213 463 7134

fax61 3 953 1 7962

San Francisco, CA 941 10 USA T 415 824 3890

462 Broadway, Ste. 500-0

Wall to Wall Television, Ltd.

Sabrina Alcantara

New York, NY 10013 USA

8-9 Spring Place, Kentish Town

T 212 925 0606/F 212 925 2052

Faggots Are for Burning p. 47

P.O. Box 507

see Badass Supermama

New York, NY 101 59-0507 USA

Fairest o f Them A l l p.

T 44 81 981 6828/F 44 7 1 983

see The 3rd Party


T 718 721 62 1 7 Full Speed p. 33

Family Name p. 3 1 Dykes on Ice p. 52

Opelika Pictures

Gay Bombay p . 24

Amsterdam or Bust Productions

56 7th Ave. Ste. 12C

Nathalie Khanna

2818 22nd st.

New York, NY 100 1 1 USA

1 1 6 Bathurst Gardens

San Francisco, CA 941 10 USA

T 212 242 4050/F 212 645 2326

T 415 824 9828 Final Story, The p. 38

London, England NW5 3ER UK

Hinekaro Goes on a Picnic and

T 44 7 1 485 7424/F 44 7 1 267

Blows Up Another Obelisk p. 50


New Zealand Film Commission

see The Delta


It's Not Unusual p. 39

Fuckin' Chink p. 57

Dyke Blend p. 53 1 1 3 Roman Rd.

Dallas, TX 75201 USA T 214 969 9430/F 214 969 9431

Hide and Seek p. 36 Women Make Movies

Cinenova London, E20QN U K


PO Box 1 1 -546

Jodie p. 26, 36

Welli ngton New Zealand

see Hide and Seek

T 64 4 382 7680/F 64 4 384 9719 Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia p. 39 HIV: un-infected t un-affected p. 25

see Hide and Seek

London, NW105HX UK

Paradox Pictures

T 44 8 1 964 9460/F 44 71 266

346 9th St.

Kahlo: The Passion p. 53


San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

Kate Sorensen

T 415 703 8661/F 415 626 7270

122 Webster Street

Eas.t Is Red, The p . 30

Annie Wright

Rim Film Distributors, Inc.

Tuinstraat 203

Gay USA p. 34

9884 Santa Monica Blvd.

1015 Amsterdam

see Badass Supermama

Beverly Hil ls, CA 90212 USA

The Netherlands

T 310 203 81821F 310 551 1530

T 3 1 20 620 9032/F 3 1 20 627

Give AIDS the Freeze p.


Cathy Joritz

413 Capp St.

David Briggs

Stern Str. 42

San Francisco, CA 941 10 USA


T 415 641 6107/F 415 641 6107

New York, NY 10036 USA

EI Culebrero p. 49

San Francisco, CA 941 1 7 USA Horse Dreams in BBQ


Patricia Montoya

Finished p. 32

Dortmund 44137 Germany

298 Metropolitan Ave. #30

William Jones

T 49 23 1 162820/F same

New York, NY 1 1 2 1 1 USA

1530 Myra Ave.

T 718 384 3943

Daniel Baer

Karen Black Like Me p. 40

W. 47th St. #4E

T 212 757 5082 Hu-Du-Men p. 37

Los Angeles, CA 90027 USA

Glasgow Kiss p. 35

T 213 665 7240/F 213 660 5260

see The 3rd Party

Ellipsis p. 34

see The East Is Red

Keanu's Wet Dream p. 25 Museo Contempo

I Am What I Feel to Be p. 36

419 S. Van Ness Ave.


San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

Fire p. 32

Green Plaid Shirt p. 35

1408 Rhode Island st.

Zeitgeist Films

Vicious Circle Prod.

Balthasarstrasse 1 1

San Francisco, CA 94107 USA

247 Centre Street

1820 N. Whitley Ave. #410

CH-3027 Bern Switzerland T 31 992 9280/F 3 1 992 6404

Lana Bernberg

T 415 431 7165

Country p . 25, 37

T 4 1 5 864 5453 .

Kiki and Herb: Total Eclipse of the

New York, NY 10013 USA

Hollywood, CA 90028 USA

T 212 274 1989/F 212 274 1644

T 213 962 94821F 213 962 9482

Tiaras p. 3 1

Firefly p. 56

Groove o n a Stanley Knife p . 50

Rocket Pictures

Dawn Suggs

Disruptive Element Films

7 King Street Cloisters

2261 W. 24th St.

23 Beech Hill R d .

London, W6 OGY UK

Los Angeles, CA 90018 USA

Sheffield, England

Vivian Kleiman

T 44 81 741 9090/F 44 8 1 741

T 213 734 7369/F 213 739 0018


Cultural Research

T 44 74 268 1350/F 44 74 266

2600 Tenth St.

TROMA Entertainment, Inc


Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

733 Ninth Ave

T 415 206 1469 Elton John: Tantrums and

9097 First Year p. 49 see Badass路 Supermama

Hearl p . 53 see The Delta

I Think I Do p . 15

Victoria Leacock 459 W. 24th St. .

Immediate Family p. 4 5

T 212 243 4771/F 2 1 2 6 9 1 7939

New York, NY 100 1 1 USA

T 510 549 1470/F 510 549 1474

Killer Condom p. 40

New York, NY 10019 USA T 212 757 4555/F 212 399 9885


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* Pri nt S o u rce List and I n d ex C o nti nued Kings o f New York p. 34

Looking for Another Girl p. 34

Mum's the Word p. 43

Novembermoon p. 45

Play p. 34, 52

Esoterik Pix

Meena Nanji

Mediatique Inc.

Alexandra Von Grote

Shamiran Samano

572 Broome st. Ste. 3

6514 San Vincente Blvd.

25 Ontario St. Ste. 206

Seelhorststrasse 40

3478-18th st. #2

New York, NY 10013 USA

Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA

Toronto, Ont., M5A 4L7 Canada

Hannover 0-30175 Germany

San Francisco, CA 941 10 USA

T 212 691 5729/F 212 691 5089

T 213 938 4939/F 213 469 9806

T 416 968 1683/F 416 968 7579

F 49 5 1 1 81 74 23

T 415 864 8579

Kiss in the Snow, A

p. 38

Frank Mosvold P.O. Box 27 4601 Kristiansand Norway T 47 3802 7700/F 47 3802 6180

Love, J.a l isco Style p. 42

MURDER and murder p. 44

NYD: Not Yet Diagnosed p. 45

Poet Lariat p. 52

Centro de Capacitacion

see Fire

Barna-Alper Productions

Spinning Web Productions

366 Adelaide St. West Ste. 700

1 040 Fulton St. #9

Murder and the Feather

Toronto, ONT, M5V 1 R9

San Francisco, CA 94 1 1 7 USA T 415 928 6135

Cinematografica . Calz. Tlalpan 1670 Col. Country Club 04220 Mexico

Boa p. 34, 42


T 52 5 420 4490/F 52 5 420 4492

see The 3rd Party

T 416 979 0676/F 416 979 7476

Paramount Pictures

Love Lessons p. 42

My Body p. 33

One Moment p. 23

Neil Broome

5555 Melrose Avenue

Santiago Echeverry

American Film Institute

see AIDS Tears

95 Red Rockway #M101

Hollywood , CA 90038 USA

312 E. 30th st. #16C

1000 1/2 N . Croft Ave.

T 213 956 5000

New York, NY 10016 USA

Los Angeles, CA 90069 USA

Ordinary Night, An p. 23

T 415 28277 11

T 212 779 7253/F 2 1 2 779 7253

T 213 656 1556/F 213 656 1556

see AIDS Tears

Cinema Libre

Love Song for Persis K p. 49

My Moon Her World p. 48

Other Other, The p. 47

4067 St. Laurent Blvd. Ste. 403

J u ngli Boogie Distribution

London Filmmakers Co-op

Purple Productions

Montreal, Quebec, HZW 1 Y7

I I I E. 7th st. #77

12-18 Hoxton st.

28 Mortimer Road

Prefaces p. 38


New York, NY 10009 USA

London 6NG UK

London, NW10 5QP U K

see Blside

T 514 849 7888/F 514 849 1231

T 212 473 0142

44 7 1 739 7 133

T 44 181 968 8044/F 44 181 969

Kiss Me, Guido p. 40

Pogo Takes a Survey p. 25

San Francisco, CA 94131 USA

L'escorte p. 40

Positive Story p. 47

路 44 71 739 6366 Late at Night p. 48

Luna' Tune p. 48

Hochshule fur film und Fernsehen

see Hide and Seek

see Badass Supermama


Pregnant or Lesbian? p. 52 see AIDS Tears

My Pretty Little Girlfriend p. 57

Our Trip p. 48


Infected Films

Canyon Cinema


Madchen in ' Uniform p. 43

P.O. Box 2064

2325 Third St. Ste. 338

Karen Kiss

0-14482 Germany

Films I ncorporated

Los Angeles, CA 90078 USA

San Francisco, CA 94107 USA

T 03 31 746 9340/F 03 3 1 746

32A Horizon Ave.

5547 N. Ravenswood Ave.

T 213 850 7382

T 412 626 2255

Venice, CA 90291 USA


Chicago, IL 60640 USA My Very Own After School

Out at Work p. 45

Special p. 50

see Badass Supermama

Public p. 48

Out There p. 33

2330 Santiago st.

Karl-Marx-Str. 33/34

T 800 323 42221F 773 878 8648 Late Bloomers p. 41 see The Della

Mama, I Have Something to Tell

Pride Divide p. 47

T 310 392 1239

see Frostbite

You p. 56

Deep Focus

Latin Boys Go to Hell p. 41

Calogero Salvo

Negative Portrayal of

Marc Moody

San Francisco, CA 941 16 USA

see The Della

40 W. 15th St. #6B

Lesbians, A p. 57

2406 Home St. Apt. E

T 415 665 9669/F 4 1 5 665 2139

New York, NY 1 00 1 1 USA

R ica Jones Productions

Athens, OH 45701 USA

T 212 721 82311F 212 727 8231

460 W. 46th #2

T 614 592 5295

Lavender Limelight p. 41

T 212 489 6502/F same

Selena Whang Painting by Numbers p. 53

153 Waverly Place

Martyrs and Saints p. 53

New York, NY 10014 USA

Simeon Hunter

T 212 243 0600/F 212 989 7649

122 N. Harper Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA


Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's

Law of Averages p. 48

T 2 13 653 8774

2044 Prairie Ave.

End p. 46

Miami, FL 33139 USA

Lesli Klainberg

T 305 532 3400/F 305 532 0047

924 Ridgeley Dr.

138 Hawthorne Ave #2

Nietta's Diary p. 28

T 213 933 6523/F 213 933 7531

Larkspur, CA 94939 USA

Ukulele Productions

James Duesing 10 Interwood PI. Cincinnati, OH 45220 USA T 513 221 8 1 23/F same Leather Jacket Love Story p. 42 Leather Jacket Productions

Queer Colored Girls p. 48

New York, NY 10036 USA

First Run Features

Mary Montana: Muff Diver p. 52 . Storyteller Productions

T 415 924 8601lF 415 924 9734

625 1/2 Ridgeley Dr.

Mayhem p. 38

Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA

see Blside

T 213 933 6769/F 213 933 6730

New York, NY 10009 USA

Nerolio p. 44

T 212 995 0346

Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA


Queer Story, A p. 48 see The East Is Red Queer Women Martial Arts Special, The p. 52 Makers' Studio

12 Ospringe Rd.

Paulo and His Brother p. 38

London, NW5 2J E UK

Paulo Films

Brooklyn, NY 1 1205 USA

T 44 171 284 4847

50 rue du Faubourg St. Denis

T 718 643 1561/F 7 1 8 643 1296

247 Carlton Ave.

Paris 75010 France Night Prostitution p. 40

Me and My Strap-On p. 34

500 E. l Ith St. Apt. #14

see Dear Mom

T 48 24 08 05/F 48 24 00 1 1

see AIDS Tears

Leftovers p. 56

Allison Sweeney

see Frostbite

412 W. Johnson st. #7 Madison, WI 53703 USA

Andrew Porter

Letter to Maya p. 47

T 608 256 6549

48 Cross R d . , Myrtle Bank

Perfect Kiss p. 38, 41

Nobody I Know p. 38, 50, 56


Peking Opera Blues p. 46

401 Richmond St. W, Ste. 452

see The East Is Red

Toronto, ONT, M5V3A8 Canada T 416 351 13l71F 416 351 1509

SA 5064 Australia

Bausan Films

Religious Experience, A p. 53

373 Waverly St.

Mercy p. 38

T 61 8 8379 8896/F 61 8 8379

Muntaner 454

TSB Productions

Palo Alto, CA 94301 USA

see Blside


08006 Barcelona S pain

1600 Beverly PI.

T 34 3 201 9420/F 34 3 414 1472

Berkeley, CA 94707 USA

Blue Dog Productions

T 415 327 4646/F 415 327 7558 Mermaid Called Aida, A p. 24

Not for Nothin' p. 53

Letters From Home p. 3 1

Wadia Movietone

Polyvinyl Films

Perils p. 38

M i ke Hoolboom

8AB Andromeda, 89 Worli Sea Face

239A Nevada Street

see Blside

Rid of It p. 28

71 0-680 Queen's Quay West

M u mbai, 400 025 I ndia

San Francisco, CA 94 1 1 0 USA

Toronto, Ontario M5V 2Y9 Canada

T 9 1 22 494 75l71F 91 22 493

T 415 642 5952/F 415 642 5952

Perverted Justice p. 30

224 E. l Ith St. #3

T 416 260 2185/F 416 260 2 1 85


T 510 528 8397

Inside Out Productions see The 3rd Party

Not Simply a Wedding Banquet p. 44 Lilies p. 42

Mirror, Mirror p. 43

Mickey Chen


Turbulent Arts

Premiere Heure

48 Gold St. 1st Floor

see Badass Supermama

673 Oak Street

23 ave. Bernard

N . Arlington, NJ 07031 USA

San Francisco, CA 94 1 1 7 USA

Palissy, 92210 Saint-Cloud France

T 201 997 3755

T 415 552 19521F 415 552 3620

T 33 1 4112 3COO'F 33 1 4112 3001


1 04

New York, NY 10003 USA T 212 5391040

& Gi l l es, Love Stories p. 46

* Pri nt S o u rce List a nd I nd ex Conti n u ed Rocket Girl's Revenge p. 57

Slaves to the Underground p. 49

Sugared Peas p. 39

Femme Fatale Productions

see Alive and Kicking .

USC School of Cinema

Brooklyn, NY 1 1 215 USA

So Over the Rainbow p. 37

850 W. 34th St. Room GTlOO

T 7 1 8 965 9860

see Frostbite

Los Angeles, CA 90007-22 1 1 USA

T 4 1 5 776 9624

Office of Festivals

444 16th St. #3


& TV

& Distribution

Trappings of Transhood p. 34

You Don't Know Dick: Courageous

GFFG Productions

Hearts of Transsexual Men p. 57

P.O. Box 14354

Northern Light Productions

San Francisco, CA 941 1 4 USA

1050 Commonwealth Ave.

T 213 740 4432/F 213 740 5226 Safe Sex: The Manual p. 48

So What? p. 51

Lawson, Ross and Whatshisname

see AIDS Tears

Triangle p. 48 Summer Dress p. 46

Not Ava ila ble

Your Mom Wears Combat see Fistfu l l

Fidelite Productions

Korte Leidsedwa rsstr. 12

Boots p. 47

1017 RC Amsterdam

Soil, Toil, and Fleece p. 37

1 10, blvd. Jean-Jaures

Twisted Sheets p. 33

T h e Netherlands


92100 Boulogne France

see Frostbite

T 20 625 3197/F 20 620 6604

601 Min nesota St. #224

T 33 46 99 64 22/F 33 46 99 64

San Francisco, CA 94107 USA


Zero Budget p. 41 Two or Three Things But Nothing for

see Badass Supermama

' Sure p. 50

T 4 1 5 826 1998/F 4 1 5 826 1997

Saint p. 38

Boston, MA 02215 USA

T 61 7 731 9100/F 6 1 7 731 9109

Sunflowers p. 44

Naked Eye Productions

Zeuf p. 44, 52

29 Rathbone St.

Some Prefer Cake p. 51

Shawn Hainsworth

2 1 1 E. 17th st. # 1

Swell Cinema

London W 1 P lAG UK

U p All Nite Productions

727A Waller St.

New York, NY 1 1 205 USA

3751 Latrobe St.

T 44 71 636 5587/F 44 7 1 580

146 Downey St.

San Francisco, CA 941 1 7 USA

T 212 254 8045/F 212 254 7468


Sa n Francisco, CA 941 1 7 USA

T 415 255 8443/F 415 951 3699


T 4 1 5 665 7795

Uncut p. 53 Surviving Friendly Fire p. 52

Samba I Belacan in San


see Badass Supermama

Francisco p. 49

Something to Brag About p. 23, 53

Madeleine Lim

(You've Got) Bad Taste

59 Cook St.

3816 Sunset Blvd.

Surviving Memory p. 36

Barraclough Carey

San Francisco, CA 941 18 USA

Silverlake, CA 90026 USA

Saidie Productions

P.O. Box 220

T 415 752 0868

T 213 382 9772

1 1 4 Brunswick Ave.

Manchester M60 IJ2 U K

Toronto, ONT, M5S2M2 Canada

T 44 61 827 2073/F 44 61 827

T 416 926 0499/F 416 926 0499


Seagu l l , The p. 41

Sometimes My Fee � Go Numb p. 27

see AIDS Tears

see Badass Supermama

Village Voices p. 24

Swell p. 52

Violet's Visit p. 56

Speaking for Ourselves p. 50

Swell Cinema

The Donna Film Production Co.

Diversity Productions

3751 Latrobe St.

GPO Box 1 193

Congregattion Sha'ar Zahav

1202 E. Pike St.. Ste. 885

Los Angeles, CA 90031 USA

Sidney, NSW

220 Danvers St.

Seattle, WA 98122 USA

T 213 227 6604/F 213 227 6604

San Francisco, CA 941 14 USA

T 206 722 9079

Sha'ar Zahav Video p. 36

1 8/1 0 Commemorative

T 415 861 6932/F 415 861 6081 Shantay p. 33

1043 Australia T 61 0 43 44 5551/F 61 0 43 44

"Swim ... swim" Talking to Sperm and Star Is Porn, A p. 51

Other Desperate Acts p. 47

see The 3rd Party

see Hide and Seek

see Drop Dead Gorgeous

5573 Voicing the Legacy p. 43 Savage Productions

Stolen Diary, The p. 51

Tales of the Pit p. 37


Anne Chamberlain

Minneapolis, M N 55408 USA

76-78, Avenue des Champs Elysees

23 19 Folsom St.

T 612 823 3431/F 612 375 7657

37 Kestrel Ave. Herne Hill

Paris 75008 France

San Francisco, CA 941 1 0 U.SA

London SE24 OED U K

T 4 5 62 49 45/F 4 5 63 85 26

T 415 824 7594

Sherlock, Louise

& Mina p. 51

Red Claw Productions

3229 Pillsbury Ave South

Walking with the Dead p. 25 see Badass Supermama

T 44 71 733 4746 Stolen Moments p. 52

Tattoo p. 50

Shooting Porn p. 49

National Film Board of Canada

Nayla el-Solh

John R. Tilley

1251 Ave. of the Americas, 16th fl .

42 Lock Chase


105 E. 15th st. Ste. 103

New York, NY 10020 USA

London SE3 U K

241 Hartford St.

New York, NY 10003 USA

T 212 596 1 7 70/F 212 596 1 779


T 212 228 3369/F 212 358 1067

44 81 852 0849

Wanted p . 34

& Rag Productions

San Francisco, CA 941 14 USA T 415 554 0934

Straight-Up Life: HIV and

Tender p. 27

Shotgun p. 36

Addiction p. 52

see Sky Full of Stars

Jordy Jones


1261 Howard St.

27 1 5 Hillegass Ave . .

Testdrive p. 38

21st Century Aztlan Productions

San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

Berkeley, CA 94705 USA

Frame Up Films Ltd.

3356A 16th St.

T 415 252 8634

T 5 1 0 653 0404

35B Surrey Crescent

San Francisco, CA 941 1 4 USA

Grey Lynn, Auckland

T 4 1 5 255 9878

F. Soll ey, Ph.D.

Wanted Alive: Teresita, La Campesina p. 42

Siren p. 38

Street, The p. 26

New Zealand

Ample Productions

see The 3rd Party

T 64 9 360 0509/F 64 9 360 0278

Grey Lynn, Auckland

Strike p. 50

This Road W i l l Never End p . 26

Blue Spider Productions

New Zealand

Lisa Fisher

Gim let Productions

452 15th St. Apt. 4L

T 64 9 360 0634/F 64 9 376 3999

2647 Garfield Avenue #202

21 Knowsley Rd.

Brooklyn, NY 1 1 2 1 5 USA

Minneapolis, MN 55408 USA


T 718 768 0746/F same

2 Gilbert Ave.

Skin Flick p. 34 517 Monterey Blvd.

What Became Known as. . .The Eleanor Affair p. 33

T 6 1 2 813 0640

London SW1 15BN U K T 44 7 1 350 2878/F same

Lexi Leban Strung Up p. 31

Who's the Woman, Who's the Man p. 56

San Francisco, CA 94127 USA

Cathy Johns !one

Tongue i n Chic p. 53

T 415 452 1571

1 6 St. Phillip's St.

see Dear Mom

Sky Full of Stars p. 27

3067 Australia

Tra ns-National Homing p. 56

New Yorker Films

C hristos Dimas

T 6 1 39 417 3443

Kimberly Tomes

1 6 W. 61st St.

Abbotsford, VIC

see The East Is Red Word Is Out p. 57

Kresnas 23

123 E. Mithoff St.

New York, NY 10023 USA

Athens 1 1363 Greece

Columbus, OH 43206 USA

T 212 247 6 1 1 0

T 30 1 824 716/F 30 1 554 0242


1 06

Los Angeles, CA 90031 USA T 213 227 6604/F 213 227 6604

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