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Frameline Award: Rose Troche

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Opening Night Film & Gala: Touch of Pink

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Centerpiece: Adored

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ON FEBRUARY 12TH, SAN FRA NCISCO MADE H ISTORY WHEN LONGTIME PA RT NE RS· DE L MARTIN A N D PHY LL IS LYO N WERE MARRIED AT CITY HAL L. THE E NSU ING VA LE NT INE'S DAY WEEKE ND SAW THOUSA N DS OF ME N AND WOME N F LOCKING T O CITY HA LL TO OBTA I N MA RRIAGE LICENSES, AND WITH THEM WERE SCO RES OF FILM MAKERS TO RECORD THE H ISTO RY-MAK ING EVE NTS. THIS EAGER NESS TO CA PTURE OUR REMA RKABLE STORIES ON FILM IS WHAT HAS FUE LE D THIS FEST IVAL SINCE ITS INCE PTION 28 YEA RS AGO. That passion is evident in all the films in this year's Festival. Whether it's a heroic transvestite spy from Thailand, or our favorite homegirl revolutionary comic telling it like it is, queer filmmaking is blazing new territory around the world. . The 2004 Festival kicks off with Ian Rachid's TOUCH OF PINK, a perfect film for the year of "gay marriage." After the premier we invite you to our Opening Night "Wedding Party" to celebrate the Festival, Pride 2004, and the freedom to marry, in the place where it all started, San Francisco's glorious City Hall. We close the festival with D.E.B.S., the stunning debut feature from festival regular Angela Robinson. An amazing suc­ cess story, D.E.B.S. started out as a short (featured in last year's FUN IN GIRLS SHORTS program) and was quickly picked up by Sony's Screen Gems. An action-packed send-up of spy movies and schoolgirl romance, this is one Closing Night film and party you won't want to miss. In between we have over 260 films from more than 20 countries. For the first time, the Festival welcomes gay cinema from Indonesia with that country's box office hit ARISAN! Rose Troche started a revolution in lesbian filmmaking with, her feature debut GO FISH and has come full circle 10 years later as a key creative talent behind the Showtime Original Series "The L Word." We are proud to present her with the 2004 Frameline Award for her outstanding achievements. The Festival returns to the East Bay with four evenings of screenings in Oakland at the gtamorous Grand Lake Theatre and at the cozy Parkway Theater (check out their cafe menu and beverage service!). The film that people will see more than any other during Frameline 28 is the 2004 Festival trailer, a wonderful cinema confection cooked up by filmmakers David Weissman and Bill Weber, starring the incredible Kinsey Sicks. We expect the entire audience to be singing along by Closing Night. Welcome to Frameline28!

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4'Rent Boys and a Sangoma Bola de Nieve Brother to Brother Kevin's Room

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U nited States. Historical'perspective is an underlying theme that runs throughout many of these fi lms.

ational friendship between Perry Williams, an African-American a rt student, and Bruce Nuge nt, a leader of the legendary Harlem Renaissance. Their burgeoning relationship provides Perry with a rare insight into the gay, black history in which he

SHOR T S

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Beneath the Surface

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Butch Body Blues Entry

John Greyson's PROTEUS, a lush epic based on amazi ng, but true, events, eloquently transports an obscure tale of gay love and resistance' from the shrouded pages of history onto the cel luloid screen, relating the extraordinary interracial romance between two inmates i n an infamous South African island prison i n the 18th century. Other festival fi lms and videos exa mine the intensely dynamic and emotional interrelationships in a support group

Everything Must Come to Light

for gay men of color, African-American women living with AIDS in the East Bay, a mid-20th century Cuban singer, lesbian

On the Shelf

sangomas (traditional medicine healers) i n South Africa, and the inner lives of five men in Joha nnesburg juggling an i ncon足

Reflections Unseen

gruent existence of transactional sex and lost dreams, doing whatever it takes to survive.

Sisterz of the Underground

In commemoration of the lO-year anniversary of the death of filmmaker Marlon Riggs, a special program of his work

Skeleton

will be screened. In 1989, Riggs transformed the personal documenta ry genre with the phenomenally influential TONGUES

Voice/Over

U NTI ED; the film's original and culturally specific mix of poetry, personal narrative, hip-hop, a nd performance created a

Xmas Past

singu lar aesthetic, shedding light on seldom examined experiences of gay, African-American men while it expanded the bound足

SPECIAL PROGRAM

aries of the documentary form. Years later, TONGUES U NTIED still retai ns its heretically rebellious genius and potency.

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African Diaspora are richly represented by works from South Afric'a, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the

Rodney Evans' first feature, BROTHER TO BROTH ER (a Frameline Completion Fund recipient), depicts the inter-gener足

Round Trip

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experiences. Na rrative films a nd documenta ries that explore life in the geographically and culturally diverse

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rameline is thrilled to provide audiences with new queer films that challenge, question, and celebrate our

Freedom To Marry

queer community. I nevitably, recurring themes emerge from the m a ny fi lmmakers' artistic expressions. This

In My Father's Church

year's Festival is no exception. The 2004 Festival program is chock-full of matrimonial season ing, del ivering a

Just(ly) Married

hugely impressive range in gay-marriage perspectives.

Saints

SAINTS & SINNERS and IN MY FATHER'S CHU RCH, both full-length documentaries, delve into complex faith-based issues

that gay and lesbian couples confront every day. While poignantly illustrating the setbacks created by religion-fueled intolerance, these stories offer hope that love and self-acceptance might eventually end church-sanctioned discrimination. Did you miss the historic San Francisco City Hall ma rriages? Concise documentaries such as TH E WEDDI NG, CONJ UGAL

& Sinners

Tying The Knot SHOR TS

a day like any other...

RITES, and THE WAIT recapture the tenacity, perseverance, and determination that couples demonstrated while obtaining

Conjugal Rites

legal marriage licenses . Some of those couples share personal anecdotes about what it took just to arrive at City Hall in

Muni To The Marriage

JUSH LY) MARRIED.

The Right To Marry­ Our Right To Love

The resounding issue of gay marriage is widespread, as evidenced by FREEDOM TO MARRY, in which Margaret Cho pontificates against discrimination at the State Capital via her trademark acerbic comedy. TYING TH E KNOT elucidates the

Texas Bullsh!T

agonizing and far-reaching consequences of ma rriage discrimi nation. TEXAS BU LLSH!T shows West Hol lywood denouncing

The Wait

the proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. MUNI TO THE MARRIAGE invokes civi l rights issues by high­

The Wedding

lighti ng parallel struggles between interracial and same-sex marriage. Lastly, THE RIGHT TO MARRY - OUR RIGHT TO LOVE captures newlyweds' joyous celebration at the San Fra ncisco-hosted Wedding Reception. Frameline's extraord inary 2004 Festival program includes many heartfelt documentaries that offer viewers a lens through

AN INVITAT ION

Frameline invites you to return to the place where history was made

which to relive, revisit, and remember the paramount significance of the City 's landmark gay marriages. San Francisco stepped

-join us at City Hall for this year's

up to bat and hit a same-sex ma rriage grand slam -further confirmation that San Fra ncisco is the gayest place on earth !

Opening Night Gala on June 17.

- JIM NORRENA

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Rose Troche-multifaceted director, writer, editor, and producer-made a big splash a few years ago with a little film called GO FISH. Now she's making waves with a big TV series called "The L Word." Frameline proudly recalls that GO FISH was a beneficiary of the Frameline Completion Fund. Ten years later, after a stunning career ascent , Frameline is proud to welcome Rose Troche once again to the Festival , this time as the recipient of the 2004 Frameline Award.

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orn in Chicago and raised in a large Puerto Rican family, Rose Troche scored a hit with GO FISH (SFIGLFF 1994), her feature film directorial debut. Troche co-wrote and produced the film with its star, Guinevere Tu rner, whose charac­ ter's frustrations and elations in the search for love resonated with a generation of young lesbians. GO FISH earned

multiple accolades, including the GLAAD Media Award, a nomination for the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize, and the Berlin International Film Festival's Teddy Award. Frameline is proud to mark the 1 0th anniversary of GO FISH with this Festival's screen ing in honor of Rose Troche. The Festival's retrospective screenings of Troche's work also include the feature films which followed on the success of GO FISH -BEDROOMS AN D HALLWAYS (SFILGFF 1998) and THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS (200 1). All three films exhibit Troche's stylish touch and her penchant for depicting the quixotic vicissitudes of looking for love in the modern world, whether the set­ ting is the lesbian community of Chicago's Wicker Park, or a gathering of straight (and not-so-straight) male Londoners trying to get in touch with the "wild man" within, or the confused suburban heterosexuals in the fiction of A.M. Homes.

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While the trajectory of Troche's career has taken her steadily forward, it's also taken her full circle, back to the lesbian subject matter that marked her breakthrough. This time, Troche is maki ng history on the small screen, as Co-Executive Pro­ ducer and a director for the landmark Showtime Origi nal Series "The L Word." Troche has also been making waves at HBO with her directing work for "Six Feet Under" and "Women on Women: Tales of Seduction." What will Rose Troche do next? One current project is a script in development, LUCINDA'S CHANGED, which Troche intrigu­ ingly describes as "a seq uel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein." Clearly, Rose Troche has much more humor and insight to share with us in years to come. For the delights she's already given us, we proudly honor her with this year's Frameline Award.

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e San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has long been the place for celebrating and examining the diverse lives and histories of the LGBT community. Once again, we have an entertaining and enlightening collection of new documentaries on hand in 2004. To recognize and support excellence in documentary filmmaking, Frameline is proud to offer Stu & Dave's Excellent Documentary Award, generously funded by longtime queer cinema supporters Stuart Harrison and David Ring. The $10,000 juried award will be presented to the best documen­ tary feature having its Bay Area premier at Frameline28.

this year's eligible documentaries: •

Annie Sprinkle's Amazing World of Orgasm

Pills, Profits, Protest: Voices of Global AIDS Activists

Drag Kings on Tour

Revolution

The Experiment: Gay and Straight

Saints and Sinners

Forerunners

Superstar in a Housedress:

I Look Up to the Sky Now

Jim in Bold

The Truth or Consequences of Delmas Howe

Lesbian Centennial Project

Tying the Knot

The Lost Generation

The Velvet Hammer Burlesque

Making Grace

Venus of Mars

Paternal Instinct

When Ocean Meets Sky

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e San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is a proving ground for up-and-coming ' ilmmakers-and the place to see the best new films.

Over the years, Festival audiences and juries have announced these new talents to the world by bestowing a variety of awards on first features such as THE CHILD I NEVER WAS, GUARDIAN OF THE FRONTIER, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, COSTA BRAVA, TOGETHER ALONE, and ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT. Make sure to catch some of the most promising young filmmakers in the world at Frameline28. Generously funded by Levi Strauss & Co., this $10,000 juried award is presented to the best first narrative feature premiering at the 28th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

this year's eligible first features: •

Make A Wish

April's Shower

On the Downlow

Ballroom

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Beaver Run Cafe

Shiner

D.E.B.S.

Touch of Pink

Dorian Blues

Twist

Eating Out

The Wind, in the Evening

Hellbent

You I love

Adored: Diary of a Porn Star

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Following the premier of TOUCH OF PINK, join us for a very special Opening Night "Wedding Party" celebration at San Francisco's glorious City Hall. With culinary delights and lavish libations from our Gala Partners, a first-class wedding band, and one big cake, festival launch and unofficial

Touch of Pink

kick-off of LGBT Pride.

Thursday June 17

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Complimentary transportation via MUNI will be provided from the Castro Theatre to City Hall. No organized transportation will be provided for return to the Castro.

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n his first feature, Indo-Canadian-British filmmaker and festival favorite Ian Iqba l Rashid (SURVIVI NG SABU, STAG) treads on some classic gay fi lm territory. Alim (Jimi Mistry from TH E GURU and EAST Iďż˝ EAST), an Ismaili Muslim photogra pher, is about to have his cosmopolitan l ife in london with his boyfriend Gileďż˝ (Kristen Holden- Reid) upended.

A family wedd ing is in the offing, and Mummy (Sulekh a Mathew) is coming to town from Toronto. As he desperately tries

to de-gay his life and hold on to his boyfriend, Alim's only helper is his imaginary friend, Cary Grant (Kyle Maclachla n). Dashing and debonair, Grant fits very well in Alim's closet as friend, philosopher, and style guide, though his advice about relationsh ips (borrowed liberally from the plot l ines of classics like CHARADE and GU NGA DIN) is a little suspect. Alim's mqther, Nuru, lives in a world where mothers want grandchi ldren, ice sculptures and place cards, w here dentist sons can be trumped only by neurosurgeon daughters-in-law. Alim lives in a world where a fellow might meet the love of his life at a bar called the Ra mrod. What better venue for the two worlds to come face to face than an over-the-top Ismaili

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family wedding? Nu ru may be a drag q ueen's delight, with her tart one-liners and melodramatic "I am just a tattered tissue" laments, but

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Rashid invests her with tremendous sympathy. Trapped in a dance of duty and expectations, but above all, love, Alim and Nu ru

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are both outsiders in foreign lands trying to fit in, always measuring themselves through someone else's eyes.

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With digs at race, colonization, and the eternal brown-person question ("Where are you from? No, I mean originally?"), TOUCH OF PINK is about the many identities we juggle every day, not always successfully. Rashid, himself an immigrant several

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times over, never loses sight of the tenuous position of immigra.nts' lives, no matter if the bushes in their gardens are manicured

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into topiary ducks and swans. The ghost of loss tinges Alim's uncle's voice when he says, "Nothing can touch us now."

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To the outside world , the DEB.s. look like picture-perfect, plaid-skirted, well - schooled young women. In real ity, they are

to our Closing Night party at

our nation's first line of defense. Their arch enemy? Lucy in the Sky, a sexy, dia mond-bejeweled bank robber so evil that no

Terra, with its spectacular view

crime fighter has faced her and lived to tell the tale- until the D.E. B.s. are called on a mission to take her down. Amy, the

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But instead of killing Amy, Lucy asks her out on a date! The D. E. B.s. mount a rescue mission and do battle with Lucy's evil

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henchmen, unaware that Amy is havi ng an illicit affair with Lucy and has staged her own kidnapping so they can be together.

we announce the

The story behind the story: with the fun and campy shorts CH ICKULA: TEENAGE VAMPIRE and THE KINSEY THREE already

2004 Festival

award winners and bring the

to her credit, fil mmaker Angela Robinson screened her short film D.E.B.S. at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival -where it was

Festival to a close on another

immediately picked up by Sony Screen Gems to be made into a feature film. One year later, Robi nson delivers with this stylish

spectacular Lesbian Gay

feature debut. A bubbly, sexy, fun-filled, i rreverent send-up of espionage movies, action thrillers, wild parties, and teen angst,

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D. E.B.s. aims to revolutionize girl power for a new generation. Action chick flicks such as CHARLIE'S ANGELS are infamous for lesbian innuendo, but D.E. B.S. del ivers full-throttle on the promise of hot lesbian action! With a career rapidly on the rise (her next project: HERB IE THE LOVE BUG for Walt Disney!), Angela Robi nson is a name we' ll be seeing more of in years to come. Festival-goers can catch her breakthrough with this exciting debut. - SHARI FRILOT D.E.B.S. dir Angela Robi nson 2004 USA 91 min 35mm I Eligible for the Levi's® First Feature Award

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arco Filiberti directs and stars in a smart and sexy debut feature that d raws us effortlessly into the shutter-clicking, ego-stroking world of Riki Kandinsky, an Italian pornodivo (porn star) with a heart of gold and a 26-centimeter dick

(make that 10 inches, for the metrically challenged). Riki is the descendent of a French count, with the fa mily jewels a nd attitude to

prove it. He's philosophical about his job; it beats working in a bank, and gives him time to satiate his considera ble intellect with literature. A story within a story, ADORED begins with two young filmmakers who are making an homage to Riki. The intrepid fil m makers have found Riki's brother, Federico (Urbano Ba rberini), whose account of his younger sibling transports us to Rome 15 years earlier. The year is 1999, when a death in the family prompts an awkward reunion between the two very different brothers. The straight-laced Federico, an affable gentleman and a bit of a lost soul, insists on going to Rome to get to know Riki better. While Riki cruises at night, Federico snoops a round Riki's apartment, looking for clues to his younger brother's identity. Initially he's disgusted when he discovers Riki's metier, but eventually he goes to a disco, meets Riki's latex-clad friends, and temporarily sheds his bourgeois cashmere for a leather jacket. Riki even takes his newly open-minded brother to a porn fi lm set, where Riki ca pably plays a factory boss who services all the workers. Federico faints on the set, but recovers q uickly. He extends his visit in Rome, and becomes more vu lnerable and emotionally available because of the reunion with Riki. Their fraternal love is slowly reki ndled despite an enormous gap in lifestyles and values, and ultimately is a positive influence on both men. The plot thickens when Riki and Federico witness the death of a woman whose six­ year-old son, Pia pia, wanders into the street. Riki befriends Pia pia and his grandparents, who had been estranged from their daughter. Pia pia tells Riki that his mother had a special friend, and, voi la, it becomes crystal clear that Pia pia's mother was a lesbian, and

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that Riki is not the first gay person the boy has met. The friendship deepens between Riki and Pia pia u ntil Grandma discovers, thanks to a talk show, what Riki does for a living. Riki attempts to become Plapla's foster pa rent (with the support of Federico and his wife), but, alas, Italian court is the one arena where Riki 's magnetism might not win the day. This hea rt- and crotch-warm ing paean to self-expression, bursting with sweaty

DRAMA WITH A PORN MOTIF FOR THE ENTIRE FA MI.L Y.

close-ups of Riki's body and bedroom eyes, sports a strong ensemble cast and repre­ sents a new genre of fi lm-a d rama with a porn motif for the entire fami ly. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you 'll swoon over Riki's prehensile mouth and come-h ither look. But you.'11 also be impressed by a well-written na rrative that refreshingly probes the very Ita lian,

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NANCY FISHMAN

ADORED: DIARY OF A PORN STAR (POCO PIO 01 UN ANNO FA) dir Marco Filiberti 2002 Italy 105 min 35mm

in Italian with English su btitles I Eligible for the Levi's� First Feature Award


Revolution Friday June 18 I 6:00 pm I Castro $8 members I $9 general I REV018C

A FT E R WOWING T H E WO R LD

I

t's Cho time, folks ! After wowing the world with two wi ldly popular back-to-back concert fi lms, San Francisco homegirl Margaret Cho is out to cha nge the world in REVOLUTION. In her th ird comedy concert tour, fil med live last year at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, Cho returns with the same unbridled, no-holds-barred humor that infused her previous work.

After a q uick aud ience warm-up by newcomer Bruce Daniels, a hi larious and out gay Africa n-American comedian (Cho

WI T H TWO WI L D LY POPU LA R BACK-TO-BACK C ONC E RT FILMS,

ceremoniously dubs him "my Eve Ha rri ngton"), the headliner strips down to a simple dress and pigtai ls and roars into action on topics both new and familiar. Just out of a long-term relationship, Cho declares monogamy-i.e., "when you know their name" -to be weird . Looking to the future, she considers the horrors of child birth and re-affirms her status as a non-breeder. Yet, at the same time, Cho solicits laughs and chal lenges the uptight parents of queer youth when she muses, "Who wouldn't want a gay ch ild?" She

SF HOMEG I R L MA RGA R ET C HO

then imagines a Boy Scout son who can start a fire with just a backhanded compliment.

IS OUT TO C HANG E THE WO RLD.

crisis of needing a bathroom right now, and the em barrassment of growing up in an immigrant household. Cho provides a

We hear about a surprising make-out session at Anna Nicole's holiday party, the atrocities of dieting, the existential menu of suggestions for new live sex shows in Bangkok, describes the power of being "the choo-chow-ching-chong" lady, . and, of course, channels her now world-fa mous mother. And that's only the half of it. Why the incendiary title? Cho explains, "I named it REVOLUTION because we really need one right now. Plus, I think that Pri nce's backup band before the New Power Generation gets routinely ignored." Cho does her best to sti r up a revolution in the aud ience with harsh and hilarious criti cism of the current administration, including a recom mendation that the President try using flash cards. In her third outing on the big screen, Ma rgaret Cho finds humor and power in boldly being herself, and encourages the aud ience to do the same, inciting laughter and goose bumps. Long live the REVOLUTIO N !

sundance

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

REVOLUTION

dir Lorene Machado USA 85 min video

CHAN N EL.

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Proteus Wednesday June 23 I 6:30 pm I Castro $8 members I $9 general I PROT23C

A

mong contributors to gay cinema culture, John Greyson stands as a true auteur, with a body of work that uniquely combines three qualities in a quintessentially queer mixture: artfulness, joyfu lness, and anger. His short and feature film work,

B A S E D O N A M AZ ING T RU E

including TH E MAKI NG OF MONSTERS, ZERO PATIENCE, URI NAL, LILIES, and UNCUT, offer outrageous and unforget­

ta ble images of queer life and iconography, creating hybrid genre forms and featuring extravagant design, na rrative invention,

EV ENTS, T H I S LUSH H I STORICAL . EP IC B R ILL I ANTLY B R INGS AN

a nd -almost always -musical numbers.

· For his latest work, Greyson has teamed up with South African fi lmm a ker (and founder of the South African Gay and

Lesbian Film Festival) Jack Lewis to bring us PROTEUS, a riveting, defiant drama. Based on a mazing true events, this lush epic brilliantly l ifts an obscure story of love and courage to the screen from the pages of history. PROTEUS recounts the love story of two men on an infamous South African island prison in the 18th Century. Among the

O B SCU R E STO R Y OF L OV E

inmates on Robben Island are two prisoners, seemingly as different as night and day. Cia as Blank, an indigenous man whose

AND COURAGE TO TH E SC R E EN.

people have been subjugated by colonial rule, has been unjustly imprisoned for stealing cattle. Rij khaart Jacobsz, a mysterious · and withdrawn Dutchman, faces punishment for the cri me of homosexuality. Blank is favored among the prisoners for his valuable knowledge of the exotic protea flower, which prison officials hope to cu ltivate for profit. (The flower was na med after the Greek god Proteus, who could transform his appearance at wi ll.) Acutely aware of his own status as an exotic, Blank is drawn to fellow outsider Jacobsz. Before long, the two men begin a furtive but passionate affair, and secretly imagine a life together outside of prison. Though circumspect, they are inevitably found out, and their "crime" is made the centerpiece of a politically motivated witch-hunt Which exposes the lovers to humiliation and torture. But, with their lives hanging in the balance, their love for each other upends everyone's expectations, and makes history in the process. With audacious flourishes of writing, costu ming, design, and, yes, music, Greyson and Lewis powerfully resu rrect and

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

ennoble this compelling story. With the social history of conq uest serving as both metaphor and alloy to the unfolding sexual narrative, the curious and compell ing story of Blank and Jacobsz effectively extends the trajectory of "gay history " by roughly a century. This complex and beautiful telling of their story underscores its resonance across the centuries, and nobly graces its directors' legacy in queer fi lm. PROTEUS

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dirs John Greyson & Jack Lewis 2003 Canada/South Africa 100 min 35mm '-


4 Rent Boy� and a Sangoma Saturday June

19 I 6:00

pm

I

Roxie

A Few Good Dykes Satu rday June

19 I 7:45

pm

I

Herbst

$8 members I $9 general I RENT19R

$8 members I $9 general I FEWG19H

A revealing pair of South African documentaries unveils sto­

The fetish, S&M, and BDSM communities are always striv­

ries of same-sex relations within an African culture which

ing for a way to be autonomous of mainstream culture, to

often shrouds the existence of homosexuality in silence.

be left alone to

These two very different films investigate the complexities

di scipli nes to get them off.

90 their own thi ng, seeking just the right

of same-sex practices in African sexuality which go beyond

A FEW GOOD DYKES i s a docu mentary about the

the labels "gay or lesbian;' shedding light on the lives of men

Dyke Uniform Core, an elite group of lesbians who wear

and women who have same-sex relations for traditional,

military uniforms in the context of BDSM. At turns engag­

cultural, spiritual, and economic reasons.

ing, funny, and completely serious, the fi lm explores the

4 RENT BOYS AND A SANGOMA charts the secret

sexy dichotomy of a woma n's body in a man's uniform,

lives of five men in Johannesburg. It is a story of trans­

and, taking it a step further, the thrill of imposing mi litary

actional sex, intimate exchanges, lost dreams, and doing

disci pline on soft woman flesh. The officers and recruits

whatever it takes to get by. Unabashedly ho nest inter­

of the DUC don't take membership lightly, with an inter­

views detail the lives of these survivors. Living within the

view, recruit training, and boot camp initiation before full

AIDS pandemic is a daily real ity for all, but some are

acceptance. A FEW GOOD DYKES is a must-see for any­

altogether ignorant of H IV/AIDS education. Between the

one who has ever fantasized longingly about a shiny boot

possibil ity of viol ence, da nger, and disease, hu stling

on the chest.

these streets is indeed a risky busi ness.

Pushing the envelope even further is the sometimes

Spi ritual ity and sexuality intertwine in EVERYTH I NG

shocki ng but very well done HEADSPACE. Featuring inter­

MUST COME TO LIGHT, focusing on the lives of th ree

views with people mostly from the LA leather/fetish

dynamic lesbian-identified women who are sangomas (traditional healers) in Soweto, South Africa. Afte'r leaving

controversial performance piece that causes a backstage

their husbands, two of the women explore the i r sexual ity

eruption between organizers arguing .about what is too

scene, intercut with scene footage, the fi lm includes a

after being instructed by their ancestors to take wives.

much to show in public, even when the acts are consen­

Acting as both personal confidant and documentarian,

sual. Examining the extremes of play piercing, cuttings,

Mpumi Njinge captures the unique stories of these power­

and even a G raceland Chapel Vegas fetis h weddi ng,

ful and revered women. EVERYTHING MUST COMErO LIGHT dirs Mpumi Njinge & Pa ulo Al berton

2002 South Africa 25 min video 4 RENT BOYS AND A SANGOMA dir Catherine M uller 2003 South Africa 47 min video

HEADSPACE is an intimate look into a space that is both sexual and spiritual for its inhabitants.

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CINDY M. EMCH

HEADSPACE dir Mia Olin USA 2002 54 min \lideo A FEW GOOD DYKES dir Mocha Jean Herrup USA 2003 50 min video

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The Adventures of Iron Pussy

Alice

Almost There I Yellow Peppers

Wednesday June 23 I 9:00 pm I Grand Lake

Sunday June 27 I 2:00 pm I Castro

Saturday June 26 I 4:00 pm I Roxie

$8 members I $9 general I ADVE23G

$6 members I $7 general I ALlC27C

$6 members I $7 general I ALM026R

"People believe that loving your spirit grants them the

Sometimes the not-so-dramatic details of our da ily lives

rights to your body as well. -Richard Brautigan

are the most telling. Alma has fallen in love with Orit,

Friday June 25 I 1 0: 1 5 pm I Roxie $8 members I $9 general I ADVE25R

/I

She's gorgeous, she's dangerous -and she si ngs! Male

ALI CE captures a time in a young woman's life that

and the two women decide to open a soup restaurant in

conven ience store clerk by day, fa bulous drag queen/

seems to crysta llize her very essence. Twenty-year-old

Jerusalem. There's a lot of smoking and pot-stirring in

secret agent by night, Iron Pussy must yet again come to

Alice is caught i n a twisted maze of memories and emo­

YELLOW PEPPERS, but by the film's end, you understa nd

the rescue! In this f�ature-Iength reprise, award-winning

tions that is leading her into certain crisis.

a lot more than what makes a good bowl of sou p.

Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Michael

Alice's older sister, Manon, is about to be married,

The perfect bowl of soup and some good-looking

Shaowanasai (who also plays Iron Pussy) have created a

and the i m p e n d i ng event is l o o m i ng l a rge . Deli cate

girls go a long way, but are not a cure-all for some ail­

s py-th ri Iler-ku ng-fu-m usical-western-forbi dden-Iove

memories of Alice's intimate and precarious relationship

ments -especial ly one as nasty as the Israeli-Palestin­

story that, like our heroi ne, defies co.nvention.

with Manon begin to flood her mind in child hood flash­

ian conflict. In ALMOST THERE, a lesbian couple decide

I ron Pussy is called into action to investigate a secret

backs. Mourn i ng the loss of Manon's affection, Alice

to leave Israel and all the problems that haunt them .

cache of foreign money that has turned up in Thailand's

confronts suppressed feelings that begin to take over her

They long t o find a place they can call home. Joelle is

banking system. Drug money? Funding for terrorism? Our

life. Alice falls into a depressive state, and her girlfriend

tired of the daily violence i n the country, and Sigal, who

fearless (and always impeccably dressed) heroine must

Elsa is caught in the middle. Elsa a nd Alice are passion­

cannot come out to her family, feels that she m ust move

go undercover and infi ltrate socialite Madam Pomidoy's

ately i n love, yet Alice's past relationship with Manon

far away in order to l ive with her lover. Sappho calls, and

mansion, posing as Lamduan, a maid. But I ron Pussy is no

becomes intermingled with her feelings for Elsa. The past

the two lovers travel to Greece. As they move from one

mere maid, she's also a fabulous singer, as well as the'

blends into the present, and the i maginary with reality­

. island to another, and imagine creati ng a new home,

epitome of the ideal Thai woman! When Pomidoy's crooked

confusing Alice and creating distance between herself,

son, Tang, falls for her (and she falls for him), Iron' Pussy is

her fa mi ly, and Elsa . When the wedd i ng day arrives,

they turn the ca meras on themselves. What emerges is a ' p ersonal diary where they explore their own identities,

torn to discover the truth about Tang . . . and about herself!

Alice spirals out of control and finally has to come to

the notion of home, and the nature of fa mily itself.

In a shocking and glorious ending, Iron Pussy's sidekick

terms with her compl icated relationship with Manon.

Pew comes to the rescue, and Madame Pomidoy, Tang, and Iron Pussy herself will never be the same!

lotte encou nters a mystery woman at a club, and they

THE ADVENTURES OF I RON PUSSY is a non-stop,

exchange numbers. Charlotte is looking for a one-n ight

karate-chopping, glamorous romp, with smart editing and

stand, but what happens when they they meet for a date

a sharp sense of humor. (Especially clever are the du bbed

is not what Cha rlotte expects, fo r Nathalie is not just

vocal sounds that are way over the top.) Iron Pussy sings, . dances . . . and loves . . . her way to a safer world!

another notch on the bedpost.

- GREG SIROTA dirs Michael Shaowanasai & Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2003 Thailand 90 min 35mm in Thai with Engl ish subtitles

THE ADVENTURES OF IRON PUSSY

C O - P R E S E N TED B Y

YELLOW PEPPERS dirs Ta mmar Barkai & Ronit Foux 2000 Israel 30min video in Hebrew with English subtitlesALMOST THERE dirs Joelle Alexis & Sigal Yehuda 2003 Greece 52min video in Greek and Hebrew with English subtitles

NATHALIE

dir Diana Knezevic 2002 Germany 25 min video in Germa n with English subtitles ALICE dir Sylvie Bal lyot 2002 France 48 min 35mm in French with English subtitles

Asian & Pacific Wellness Center and NAATA

C O - PR E SENTED B Y

SPONSO R E D BY

24 san francisco international lesbian & �av film festival

- F. FELICITY FRANK

In the short film NATHALI E, sexy songstress Char­

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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival


Amores locos - latin Gay Shorts Thursday June 24 I 4:00 pm I C astro $6 members I $7 general I AMOR24C

Seven Lati no fi lmmakers give us a variety of views of being and loving gay.

Ann ie Sprinkle's Amazing World of O rgasm

Anonymo us Su nday June 20 I 9:30 pm I Herbst $8 members I $9 general I ANON20H

Tuesday June 22 I 6:30 pm I Herbst $8 members I $9 general I ANNI22H

A sexy and original psychological portrait, Todd Verow 's

"She's coming, she's coming! " Legendary goddess of porn

provocative feature maps the region between monogamy

The unexpected coming out of a young Mexican man

and sexpert Annie Sprinkle (ANNIE SPRI NKLE'S HERSTORY

and sexuality free of constraints. It's a precarious zone,

is seen from his father's perspective in IN ANY HOUSE.

OF PORN , SFILGFF 1999) triumphantly returns to the SFIL­

especia l ly when happi ness is assumed to be l u rking

NO PROBLEM is a fast-moving music video showing us a

GFF with an entertaining look at the "big 0" in ANNIE

behind the scenes.

day in the life of Ultra Claudia, a Brazilian "superstar"

SPRINKLE'S AMAZING WORLD OF ORGASM. A truly eye­

Todd (played by Verow himself) should know. He's got

gasmic experience, this colorful, experimental, and arty doc

a steady lover and a steady job at a movie theater, but

livi ng in Miami. The secret friendsh i p between two 1 3-yea r-old

brings together 25 "orgasm experts" in the most stylish,

sometimes his life resembles a gilded cage. His relation­

boys takes an unexpected turn in KI LL OR B E KILLED,

educational, and fantastically fun film on the subject to

ship with John, which evolved from a sexually charged

and a 14-year-old filmmaker makes a stunn ing debut

date. Tackling every sexual ity, gender expression, and most

roommate search to a capital-R Relationship, has become

fetishes, there's not much that's left out in the discussion

stale and rote. His job is largely spent in a deathly still

with EPI PHANY, the searing portrait of a youth in crisis. Two rival gang mem bers cross paths in an inner city

of the diversity of the orgasmic experience. Ever wondered

office. To make up for the deficit in his fantasy life, Todd

pa rk; their physical confrontation finds them embracing

about the science behind the orgasm? Where is the orgasm

finds release as he always did: in casual sex with fuck­

their i nner fears in SPONTANEOUS I NTERNAL COMBUS­

in relationship to the big bang theory? Can men really

buddies and strangers, using the internet and public rest­

TION. Two wo men, two men, and i nfi n ite possibilities

have multiple orgasms, too? Is there ever a wrong kind of

rooms as havens of easy connection. But when John gets

orgasm? Featured are local sexperts Dr. Carol Queen, Kem­

wind of Todd's dalliances, danger looms. Can Todd have a

exist i n the cinematic poem CIRCULAR LOVES. CRAZY LOVES is the story of Angel, a young profes­ sional who lives in New York City. Actively bisexual, Angel has so far been able to keep his gay and straight l ives neatly compa rtmenta lized. But when the condom rips

bra Pfahler, Cleo DuBois, Scarlot Harlot, and many more.

life of sexual and emotional fulfillment, out in the open?

Sit back, relax, and you might learn a new trick or two!

The elusive answer is a matter of trial and error.

HEARTS CRACKED OPEN is an empowering journey

Verow poses this dilemma in an austere production

of sexual healing and self-discovery with women who

that ski l lfully uses s i lence and ca mera pl acement to

while he's having sex with his girlfriend, Sandra, the doubts

are living i n a daily orgasmic state of being. Weaving

emphasize Todd's isolation. Handily upending bourgeois

and uncertainty unleashed by this mishap convince him to

together the a rts of romance, eroticism, spirituality, and

promises of blissful coupledom, the film simultaneously

take an HIV test The test results force Angel to face the

self-con nection, tantra is the ancient belief that enl ight­

posits an inner, private life that deserves respect - and

truth about his sexuality, and drive Sandra and Angel's

enment can be achieved through ecstasy. A true marriage

demands to be fed ! Compact and elemental, featuring

male lover, Marco, to confront their own prejud ices and to

of spirituality, sexuality, and sensuality, H EARTS CRACKED

engrossing performances by a cast that includes q ueer

come together to face their now intertwined lives.

OPEN offers up a feast for the senses, mind, and spirit.

fi lm favorites Shawn Durr and Craig Chester, ANO NY­

I N ANY HO USE

HEARTS CRACKED OPEN: TANTRA FOR WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN

dir Luis Ulloa 2003 USA/Mexico 1 3 min 16mm NO PROBLE M dir Duda Lei Te 2003 USA/Brazil 5 min video KILL OR BE KILLED dir Joshua Sanchez 2004 USA 13 min video EPIPHANY dir Oscar Fernandez 2000 USA 7 min video spontaneous internal combustion dir Paul Oja 2003 USA 8 min video CIRCULAR LOVES dir Cesar Vallejo 2003 Spain 4 min video CRAZY LOVES dir Gonzalo Aburto 2003 USA 40 min video TOTAL R U N N I NG T I M E :

dir Betsy Kalin 2004 USA 50 min video ANNIE SPR I NKLE'S AMAZ I N G WO RLD OF ORGASM

MOUS quivers with dramatic tension and speaks volumes about the intersections of public and private sexuality. - SHANNON I(ELLEY

dirs Annie Sprinkle,

Ph.D. & Sheila Ma lone 2004 USA 60 min video ANONYMOUS

dir Todd Verow 2003 USA 82 min video

90 min

C O - P R ES E NTED B Y

Good Vibrations and San Francisco Sex Information

S PO N S O R E D B Y

Girlfrienlls

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The Antipodeans New Gay Films From Australia

Apri l's Shower Saturday June 26 I 3:30 pm I Castro

Saturday June 26 I 7:00 pm

Friday J u n e 25 I 1 :30 p m I Castro .

$6 mem bers I $7 general I APR I26C

$8 mem bers I $9 general I ARIS26H

$6 members I $7 general I ANTI25C

Arisan ! I

Herbst

Aren't weddings fun? Especially when your ex-girlfriend,

This charmer from Indonesia offers a ra mbunctious romp

an ·ti p·o·de·an (noun) a person who lives on the other

who left you after five years, later asks you to host a wed­

through gender assum ptions, love pangs, and a family

side of the earth; used by people in the northern hemi­

ding shower for her - a nd her husba nd-to-be. APRIL'S

va lue system with a little more "give" than its hero takes

sphere to refer to Australians and New Zealanders;

SHOWER is a wacky and hilarious romantic comedy that

for granted.

mainly humorous.

will keep you laughing, and maybe prompt you to recon­

From the la nds of the antipodeans come six distinct

sider your own wedding plans ....

Sakti is a handsome young architect living in Jakarta . Determined to realize professional success a n d get married,

shorts that show that gay l ife Down U nder isn't that

Blushing and beautiful brid e-to-be Apri l and her

he is at present si ngle, henpecked by his mother (with

much different than it is up top. The program opens with

maid-of-honor Alex are best friends who share a secret

whom he lives), lusty for handsome men, and dead-set on

FUGUE, an experimental short examining a young man's

past. Although their cl oseted relationship is long over,

squelch ing his aberrant gay desires. Not even Sakti's best

struggle for sexual power.

Alex still ca rries a torch for April , and struggles to keep

girlfriend, Meimei, guesses his secret. Meimei has her

In O RANGES, 14-year-old Christopher is a shy, self­

it together a� she prepares for the shower. But when the

own demons, as she's been unable to give children to her

conscious kid who longs for his first kiss. When a chance

guests arrive, it becomes clear that this will not be a party

husband, and fears losing his love. Their friend Andien,

accident places him in the care of the older and more

for the faint of heart.

devastated by her own husband's infidelity, sets off on a

d a ring P h i l i p , C h ristopher learns that people a ren't

We meet a M a rtha Stewart wannabe with carpal

binge of vengeful carousing. Ripples become waves when

always what they seem. CHASE involves a boy, a cake, a

tu nnel syndrome, the nosey pizza delivery guy, a thera­

Sakti is hit on by a handsome, gay movie producer who

pist with an obsessed Irish lover, a porn sta r, a Catholic

goes to his gym, sparking a hot affair.

dangerous waiter, and a lonely chet As Australia stands sti ll to watch Cathy Freeman

mother, a dueling lesbian couple, and many more. The

The social pressures that Sakti and his friends face

chase Olym pic glory, a young gay man runs a race of his

combi nation of quirky personalities and the underlying

are perfectly sym bol ized by the arisan, a unique Indone­

own i n A WONDERFUL DAY. COMING OUT AT WORK IS

tensions between Alex and April prove to be too much.

sian social gathering (which often serves as a n arena

HARD TO DO is j ust that for one high-flying executive. In

As the pressure mou nts, Alex spills the beans on her

of gossip and bragging). Scrutinized at the arisan and in

ONE DAY, Michael is about to lose both his three-year

long-term, secret relationship with April -and the rice

their daily lives, the friends learn to put the i m portance of their own truth and dignity ahead of the opinions of

relationship with John and his hot and steamy gym affa ir

hits the fa n. April's guests are, to say the least, shocked,

with Robbie. It doesn't take long for the grapevine to get

but as the wine flows and the party grows, una nswered

others. Bolstered by their shared friendship, they weather

back to John during the course of one fateful day.

questions and goofy hijinx abound. April must own up to

emoti onal storms, finally gai ning the ability to "come

her past and to her feelings for Alex-and reevaluate her

out" to themselves and others. A touching and sexy gay

upco ming nuptials.

romance forms the perfect centerpiece for this upbeat,

FUGUE

dir James Brown 2002 Australia 5 min 16mm ORAN G ES dir Kristian Pithie 2003 Austra lia 12 min 35mm CHASE dir Nick Ja mes 2003 Australia 7 min 35mm A WONDERFUL DAY dir Robbie Baldwin 2003 Austra lia 14 min 35mm COMING O UT AT WORK IS HARD TO D O dir Kylie Eddie 2004 Australia 5 min video ONE DAY dir Fra n k Gomez 2004 Australia 20 min video TOTAL R U N N I NG T I M E :

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NATHALIE PETERSON

timely story of love and friendship in modern-day Indonesia. APRIL'S SHOWER

Eligible for the Levi's® First Feature Award

ARISAN!

S P O N S O R E D BY

CO- PRESENTED BY

63 min

26 san francisco international lesbian & gay film festival

- SHANNON KELLEY

dir Trish Doolan 2003 USA 98 min 35mm

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A VIS.

dir Nia Dinata 2003 Indonesia 129 min 35mm in Indonesian with English subtitles

SPONSORED BY

NAATA


The Assassinated Sun (Le Soleil Assassine) Thursday J u n e 2 4 I 6 : 3 0 p m I H erbst $8 members I $9 general I ASSA24H

Beaver Run Cafe

Ballroom Saturday June 1 9 I 5:30 pm I H erbst

Friday June 1 8 I 6:00 pm I Roxie

$8 members I $9 general I BALL19H

$8 members I $9 general I BEAV18R

A gay couple at a crossroads; an individual faced with

On the outskirts of San Francisco lies a sleepy, woodsy,

Based on actual events that occurred in Algeria in 1973,

questions of identity; artists seeking inspiration; a ball­

rural community with a strange cafe run by the town's

THE ASSASSINATED SUN is a passionate drama about

room filled with ghosts; a dank basement where strange

endearing gay cook. A quirky assortment of folk stop by

the tragic fate of a cultured man at the hands of thuggish

visions come to life -these are but some of the charac­

the Beaver Run Cafe, searching for something lost or look­

authorities.

ters and settings of BALLROOM, the atmospheric debut

ing to start something new. City dwellers, truck drivers, and

Ten years after the 1962 liberation of Algeria, many "pied-noir" (French colonials born in Algeria) stayed on in

fi lm by a collective of three French a rtists and writers,

people with mysterious pasts find themselves ordering

two of whom co-star as wel/.

whatever's on the menu in this quirky dramatic comedy.

the country they saw as home. One of the most prominent

Rene is a multi media artist who runs an Internet

Eager to escape the drudgery of their working lives,

was Jean Senac (Charles Berling), a distinguished poet

webcam site depicting bears in their many forms. He is

the owners of the Beaver Run Cafe take off to Florida,

and radio broadcaster with a large following. The fact that

working on his next fu ll-blown gal lery in stal lation, his

leaving the restaurant to their gay grandson. City dweller

he was gay and championed a libera l approach to the

own bearish fra me perpetually surrounded by countless

Marcy returns to the cafe after a life-altering tragedy leads

arts made him a ma rked man among secti ons of the

props, devices, and cameras. He lives in the ballroom of

her to revisit her mysterious past. At the cafe, Marcy finds

homophobic police force that essentially ran the cou ntry.

an -abandoned dance hall, sharing the space and a bed

Regina, a delightful and enchanting waitress who also

H a m id (Mehdi Deh b i ) , a young writin g stu dent,

with his partner Patri ck, a scriptwriter of comparable

seems lost and out of place. Marcy checks in to the town's

entered a play in a natiqnal theater competition. Gathering

bulk and s i m i l a r outlook. What begin s as a rea l i stic

only hotel, a deliciously strange place run by a vampire. phobic proprietor and protected by an equally biza rre

his friends to play the parts, he rehearsed it in an aban­

exa mi nation of two people as comm itted to their art as

doned church. A girl chosen to play the mother was forbid­

they are to their relationship, soon turns sl ightly stranger.

den to take part by the police, so Hamid acted the role

With the help of an ever-m ultiplying hoard of men in

Marcy and Regina discover unforeseen connections

himself in drag. The play was a success, but was disqual­

pinafores, the fi lm eventually moves from real ity to fa n­

and embark on a n adventure filled with suspense, self­

ified by the authorities because it was written i n French .

tasy, and from fantasy to nightma re.

d iscovery, and laughter. Written by Ellen George and shot

officer of the law.

However, sitting in the audience for the one performance

Building a sense of darkness into a palpable feeling

was Senac, whose enthusiasm and su pport eased the · young playwright's disappoi ntment. Hamid an d Senac

of dread, BALLROOM merges its many genres with a

on beautiful Northern California locations, BEAVER RUN CAF E takes us o n a n u nexpected journey, where the

distinct economy of vision. Relationship drama, fantasy

extension between love and sexuality is explored.

become close platonic friends - but when the poet was

film, psychological thriller, even hardcore pornography­

beaten to death, the police accused Hamid of his murder

all are explored, yet never rushed. Brilliant cinematogra­

in what they claimed was a gay crime.

phy contributes to the film's assured tone, with pai nterly

Working on a modest budget, writer-director Abdelkrim Bahloul deftly sketches into this gripping story a background of political and social oppression at a time when Algeria's independence was still in its infancy. THE ASSASSINATED SUN

dir Abdelkrim Bahloul 2003 France 85 min 35mm in French with English subtitles

sundance C H A N N E L.

dir Anita Gouloom ian 2003 USA 88 min video

Eligible for the Levi's® First Feature Award

com positions lending a sense of controlled grace to a world on the brink of nightmare. BALLROOM dirs Patrick-Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic & Xavier Bril lat 2002 France 93 min 35mm in French with English subtitles

Eligible for the Levi's® First Feature Award

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Bedrooms and Hallways Tu esday J u n e

22 I 1 0:00

pm

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Roxie

Boys by the Bay

Bola de N i eve Tu esday June

22 I 6:00

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Roxie

Saturday June

26 I 3:00

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Herbst

$8 members I $9 general I BOLA22R

Completely witty and charming, this second feature from

' In t h i s infor m ative d o c u m entary, fi l m m a ker J o s e

Our eclectic col lection of l ocal gay fi lms takes us a l l

Rose Troche (th i s year 's Fra meline Award reci pi ent)

Sanchez-Montez performs a n al most magical invocation

around the Bay Area.

cemented her stature as an intriguing new fi lmmaker to

of one of Cuba's most cherished cu ltural icons: singer

"Partner," "girlfriend," "husband," "wife?" HOWDY

be reckoned with. BEDROOMS AND HALLWAYS follows a

and pianist Ignacio Villa, better known as Bola de Nieve

PARTNER by Palo Alto filmmaker Christie E. Herring play­

circle of queer and queer-friendly friends as they seek for

("Snowball "), who lived from 191 1 to 1971. A revolu­

fully explores the meaning behind a word that has become

and find love, sometimes in the least likely places.

tionary interpreter of mambo and fol k classics of Cuba,

a social convention. Stuart Gaffney goes underground with

Leo (Kevin McKidd) and Darren (Tom Hol lander) are

Bola funneled these sounds into a sophisticated expres­

MUNI TO THE MARRIAGE, and Daly City's Harjant Gill gives

gay flatmates, sharing life, drama, and everything but

sion that disti lled their deep soulfu lness, transmitting

us the heart-wrenching story of a Sikh boy who struggles

romance as they su pport each other through singledom.

this essence to audiences worldwide.

with his sexual and cultural identity in EVERYTHING.

At the suggestion of a straight friend, Leo joins a men's

The fil m recounts Bola's obscure beginnings in the

Menlo Park filmmaker Mario Galarreta's RELOAD is the

counseling group, and all manner of chaos is unleashed

small town of Guanabaca, where piano lessons led to gigs

story of a married man who has reached the edge - it's

when they find out he's q ueer. Questions of attraction

accom panying silent movies and the legendary singer Rita

time to take the plunge, and there's no turning back. Paul

confuse and confound, as Leo develops an unrelenting

Montaner, and finally to Bola's brilliant solo career. Playing

Van De Carr's documentary NOVEMBER 1978 provides a

crush on the seem ingly straight and recently divorced

concerts throughout the Americas, the Soviet Union, and

day-by-day account of that fateful month in San Francisco

Brendan (Ja mes Purefoy). Meanwhile, trying to curb h is

elsewhere, Bola was regarded by many as a peer of Louis

history which saw the mass suicide of hundreds of local

penchant for casual sex, Darren begins a relationsh ip

Armstrong and Nat King Cole. His meteoric rise is traced

residents in a South American jungle, and the untimely

with real estate agent Jeremy (H ugo Weaving), who just

via the testimony of longtime friends and by numerous

assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervi­

ha ppens to be a sex addict.

archival clips. Electrifying performance footage helps to

Th ings turn even more confusing when Leo and

explain the permanence of Bola's iconic figure: a broad­

. sor Harvey Milk. ALC2: FROM SF TO LA W/LOVE by Samuel Rodriguez is a short documentary which follows five gay

Brendan begin an affair, only to discover that Brendan's

featured, smiling black man in trim, concert attire, a

men in AIDS/LifeCycle 2 in June, 2003.

ex-wife is also Leo's childhood sweetheart. Full of just

unique admixture of earthiness and sophistication.

From Santa Cruz, Cam Archer and friends contem­

the sort of strange coincidences and connections that

Sanchez-Montez paints a prismatic portrait of Bola's

plate a dead gay icon in DROWN I NG RIVER PHOEN IX.

often make life seem stranger than fiction, BEDROOMS

life, citing his su pport of Castro, his ironic distance from

San Francisco's Tim Eicher del ivers WAITI N G FOR THE

AND HALLWAYS is a h ilarious and enchanting reminder

his own legend, and, intriguingly, his discretion regarding

BALL TO DROp, the story of three gay men, two relation­

that every person, regardless of sexual identity, is sim ply

his homosexuality, which close friends credit with influ­

ships, and New Year 's Eve.

looking for love.

encing his interpretive powers as a musician. An enig­

-

CINDY M. EMCH

m atic synthesis of intersecting cu ltural forces, Bola's BEDROOMS AND HALLWAYS dir Rose Troche 1998 UK 95 min 35mm

legacy is wonderfully illustrated by this moving study of his unique life.

SHANNON KELLEY

BOLA DE NIEVE d i r Jose Sanchez-Montes 2003 Spain 73 min video in

Spanish with English subtitles

HOWDY PARTNER dir Christie E. Herring 2003 USA 4 min video MUNI TO THE MARRIAGE dir Stu a rt Gaffney 2004 USA 2 min video EVERY­ THING dir Harjant Gill 2002 USA/India 8 min video RELOAD dir Mario Galarreta 2003 USA 5 min video NOVEMBER 1 978 dir Pau l Van De Carr 2004 USA 20 m i n video ALC2: FROM SF TO LA W/LOVE dir Sam uel

Rodriguez 2004 USA 20 min video drowning river phoenix dir Cam Archer 2004 USA 11 min 35mm WAITING FOR THE BALL TO DROP dir Tim Eicher 2004 USA 14 min 16mm TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

C O - PR ESENTED B Y S P O N S O R E D BY

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Travel

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$8 members I $9 general I BEDR22R

san francisco internati onal lesbian & !!av film festival

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Callas Forever

Brother To Brother Friday J u n e 25 I 8:00 pm

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Herbst

$8 members I $9 general I BROT25H

Sun day June 20 I 6:30 pm

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Clara's Summer (Clara, eet Ete-Ia)

Castro

$8 mem bers I $9 general I CALL20C

Monday June 2 1 I 9:00 pm

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C astro

$8 members I $9 general I CLAR21C

Perry Williams is an African-American art student living

To witness firsthand the career of the world's most leg­

in New York City. Faced with promising career opportuni­

endary opera diva sounds like a gay man's dream come

I n this sensuous coming of age drama, Clara is a beauti­

ties, he is nonetheless am bivalent about a "success"

true. But for Larry Kelly (a delectably quirky Jeremy Irons),

ful, i nexperienced teenager eager to explore love and sex.

that means ascendancy in a white-dominated world of

managing Maria Callas's late career has left him scorched

As her family prepares for her sister's wedding, Clara

privilege. Moreover, as a gay black man, he straddles

by the star's brilliant fire. The special relationship between

goes off to summer camp-where the activities promise

seemi ngly different worlds and often feels a lack of root­

Callas (a luminous Fanny Ardant, reprising her stage por­

to include a lot more than swi mming and sailing! Clara

edness or community -chafing under the homophobia

trayal) and her former manager forms the heart of this

and her best friend Zoe look forward to experiencing

of black classmates, the rejection of his fami ly, and the

compelling fictional i magining of the diva's swan ' song,

woman hood by having sex with a boy.

fetishization of his hot-and-cold white lover.

written and directed by the late Callas's friend and col­

Perry 's life takes a major turn when he meets Bruce

league, Franco Zeffirelli (ROMEO AND JULIET).

Zoe takes the i n itiative with Sebastien, but he's crude and insensitive, and his budd ies are too eager to

Nugent, an elderly, familiar neighborhood character whose

At the story's beginning, Kelly has become a manager

n a m e Perry recogn izes as a leader of the legendary

of rock bands-much easier to handle, he asserts, than a

offers to make love with her instead. But Clara turns

Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s. A painter and

temperamental opera star. Callas, following the deteriora­

down the offer, and Zoe goes back to Sebastien.

poet, and a gay man himself, Bruce gradually befriends

tion of her voice, has become a recluse. Visiting her palatial

Perry. He shares vivid stories of his collaborations with an

Paris apartment, Kelly is shocked to find Maria so broken.

ostracized by the other kids at the camp. Her only inter­

artistic circle that included Langston Hughes, Zora Neale

Determ ined to re-ignite her passion and restore her legacy,

est is in S o n i a , a beautiful , sophisticated , worldly. . .

catch a piece of the action-so she returns to Clara, and

Meanwh i l e , Clara finds herself a lonely outcast,

Hurston, and Wallace Thurman, whose radical and impas­

he convinces her to take on an important project: a film of

lesbian ! To prove to Zoe that she's straight, Clara has a

sioned work often ran aground of li beral black attitudes of

the opera Carmen, in which she will lip-sync her own,

disastrous sexual experience with one of the camp's male

the day. He also provides Perry with a rare insight into the

glorious recording of many years previous. Thus begins a

instructors. Sonia sees her distress and takes Clara to

gay black history in which he is a participant. Graced with

reawakening of their former relationship, mixing creative

her bedroom. The next day, Clara and Zoe attend the

a powerful role model and a longer view of history, Perry is

passion, genius, and drive in an incendiary cocktail.

emboldened to confront his demons and claim his unique

The stars are ably supported by a feisty Joan Plowright as their mutual friend, a busybody journalist, and by new­

place in the world.

wedding of Clara's sister, where Clara confesses to Zoe that at long last she's had a most amazing, if unexpected, sexual experience . . . .

Moving, insightful, and rich in historical detail, Rod­

comer Jay Rodan as Larry 's handsome artist boyfriend.

With a l l the drama, lust, cruelty, and manipulation

ney Evans' first feature is a compelling portrait of hard­

Zeffirelli's florid , operatic treatment of this engrossing

i nherent to adolescence, CLARA'S SU MMER takes us on

won personal dignity, and of life lived in the long shadow

"what if" story creates a superbly indulgent fantasy and

an u nforgetta ble journey through teenage torment to

of history-with both its ponderous weight, and its occa­

a worthy tribute to his legendary friend.

incredible bliss.

sional liberations. Alone, with the confusion of New York City envelop­ ing him, Aaron receives news that drastically alters his life i n Jorg Fockele's +. +

- BLUE WALCER

- SHANNON KELLEY dir Franco Zeffirelli 2002 Ita ly/France/Spain/UKI Roma nia 108 min 35mm

CALLAS FOREVER

CLARA'S SUMMER dir Patrick Grandperret .200 1 France 86 min video in French with English subtitles

- SHANNON KELLEY

dir J6rg Fockele 2002 USA 3 min video dir Rodney Evans 2004 USA 90 m i n video

BROTHER TO BROTHER

CO-P R E S E NTED BY SPONSORED BY

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De-Lovely

Crime and Passion

The D Word

Saturday June 26 I 9:45 pm I Herbst

Wed nesday June 23 I 1 0:00 pm I Roxie

Saturday June 1 9 I 8:00 pm I C astro

$8 members I $9 general I CRIM26H

$8 members I $9 general I DWOR23R

$8 mem bers I $9 general I DEL019C

Who doesn't love a good dyke thri ller? For all you mystery

Dyke, drama, delicious, desire, danger, delirious, dolls,

Hollywood has always had a difficult time giving us honest

and suspense lovers, and Bonnie and Clydette fans ­

dames, delecta ble, dynamic, da ndy, desperate - you 'll

portrayals of gay historical figures -Alexander the Great,

this is the shorts program for you.

find all these and more in the following shorts.

Michelangelo, and Hans Christian Andersen, to name a few.

ON THE S H ELF is a hum orous homage to book­

Now, on the occasion of the studio's 80th anniver­

from homophobic thugs chasing her. through a park, A

lovers and the difficu lty of finding a well-read date. An

sa ry, MGM gets it right with DE-LOVELY, a spectacular

WOMAN REPORTED takes you on a journey through her

exc h a nge of glances on a downtown tra i n pro m ises

m u sical portra it of American com poser Cole Porter.

unconscious mind. In JAM, an early labor induced by a

everythi ng and noth ing to a young dyke in TRANSIT, while

Whether Porter (Kevin Kline) was bisexual or gay, he defi­

traffic accident forces two lesbians to del iver their baby in

a surprise attraction opens the heart of a young artist i n

nitely enjoyed the company of men. From his roma ntic

As a jogger in Los Angeles literally runs for her life

a RV park i n h a bited by three in com petent cri m inals;

PI N K M O O N . A young girl finds solace from a turbulent

duet with his male lead in THE GAY DIVORCEE, to sharing

these unlikely companions find themselves in a debate

home life in the arms of a grocery store clerk in LAS AMI­

a lover with Diaghilev, to picking up hustlers in a 1 930s

over fatherhood, moral ity, and the complexities of giving

GAS BONITAS. Ani mation and Super-8 combine to tell

Hol lywood gay bar, DE- LOVELY does n't shy away from

birth in a Winnebago. PASSAGEWAY is a dramatic and

the tumu ltuous coming-of-age ta le of two dykes moving

Porter's gay life. But despite these numerous liaisons and

sensual tale of the forbidden love between two women,

to th e big city; THE DRIVE NORTH puts their friendship to

several longtime male lovers, Porter re mained married for

and the jealousy that ultimately separates them . DOMME

the test. Th ree young Chi nese i m m igrants from Hong

30 years to Linda Lee Porter (Ashley J udd) , his wife and

depicts the p re-session of a professional domi natrix

Kon g find camaraderie and love while hanging at the

muse in a complicated but deeply loving relationship.

and a first-time cl ient; when the domi natrix witnesses

neighborhood tea house in OUT FOR BUBBLE TEA . I n

a shooting on the way to the session, her plans take

F*STOp, a photographer escapes into a whirlwind o f sex

Directed by Academy Award-wi nner Irwin Winkler, ' DE- LOVELY opens with Porter look ing back on his life as if

an unexpected turn. In I NTENT, a serial killer is murder­

and drugs and risks it all when she's adopted by a hot

it were one of his spectacular stage shows. Through elab­ orate production numbers and hits l i ke "Anythi ng Goes,"

ing hot lesbian couples, and it's up to lesbian detective

motorcycle gang. THE ANTI FILM is a dark comedy about

Jessica to bri ng him down -but the district attorney and

a dysfu nctional NYC couple who take on all the "gay"

"It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," sung by some of

Jessica's high-powered mother (played by Holland Taylor)

labels, only to find themselves embroiled in some good

today 's b iggest rock a nd pop sta rs i n c l u d i n g Alanis

get in the way. In PHOENIX, a femme dyke is robbing

old-fashioned "dyke drama."

Morissette, Robbie Williams, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow,

banks all over town, dressed as a man; when she falls for the bank secu rity guard, she reconsiders her cri m i nal life ... and opts for passion. A WOMAN REPORTED

dir Chris J. Russo 2004 USA 5 min 35mm JAM dir Craig Serling 2004 USA 15 min 16mm DOMME dir E.V. Jackson 2004 USA 19 min 16mm PASSAG EWAY dir Claudia Molina 2003 Canada 14 min video INTENT dir Mary Ann Marino 2003 USA 1 5 min video PHOENIX d irs Carrie Schrader & Dana Clark 2004 USA 30 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

ON T H E SHELF dirs Sara Zia Ebrahim i & Naomi Skoglund 2003 USA 12 min video TRANSIT dir Kerry Weldon 2003 USA 4 min video PINK M O O N dir Meredyth Wilson 2004 USA 7 min 16mm T H E DRIVE NORTH dir Tess Ernst 2003 USA 13 min video OUT FOR BUBBLE TEA dir Desiree Lim 2003 Canada 16 min video LAS AMI GAS BON ITAS dir Susan Youssef 2002 USA 4 min video F*STOP dir Roberta Degnore 2004 USA 10 min video THE ANTI F I LM dirs Gala Magrina & Nelda Turcios 2003 USA 25 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

Elvis Costello, and Diana Krall, DE-LOVELY is a sparkling celebration of Porter's music, a stirring exploration of the artist's journey, and a paean to the undying power of love. DE-LOVELY

dir Irwin Winkler 2004 USA 124 min 35mm

91 min

98 min

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Dorian Blues M onday June 2 1

I 9:00

p m I H erbst

$8 members I $9 general I DORI21H Tuesday June 22 I 4:00 pm

I

Castro

Drag Kings on Tour

Dykes in the C ity

Wednesday June 2 3 I 6:30 p m I Herbst

Tuesday June 22 I 9:00 pm

$8 members I $9 general I DRAG23H

$8 members I $9 general I DYKE22C

I

C astro

I n DRAG KINGS ON TOU R , we travel North America in a

Like the gals in "Sex in the City," the dykes featured in

motor home with a l ively ensemble of d rag kings as they

these funny shorts are all trying to find Ms. Right -and

Brimming with wit and original ity, DORIAN BLUES mag­

perform politically-charged burlesq ue in cities as diverse

get some action while they ' re searching.

nificently proves that the comi ng-out genre is evergreen.

as Bi loxi, st. Louis, and Toronto. The fil m begi ns in a New

In EX, Rachel's girlfriend Kath has fi nally moved in

Fi rst-ti me feature director Tennyson Bardwell reinvests

York nightclub, where we meet the six drag kings who

and Rachel ha"s arranged the perfect weekend, but when

the un iversal storY form with novelty and del ight, like

have gathered to perform in a special kick-off event for

Kath's ex ca lls, " her plans start to unravel. An airline

fresh air in the tire of a faithful old ten-speed.

"Ki ngdom Come," their I S-city, three-week tou r through

stewardess's plans to get laid go awry when her girl­

Bright, charming-and closeted - Dorian fi nds him­

America and Canada. As we join them on tour, we see

friend's 'grandma makes a s u rprise visit in LAYOVER. "

self at a crossroads. Harassed as a probable "fag" at high

how the kings boldly challenge traditional definitions of

DYKE CITY is a hilarious short about a group of under­

school and overlooked by his family (especially his over­

masculinity and femininity.

$6 members I $7 general I DORI22C

bearing, right-wing father), Dorian is ready for his getaway

The kings are unique and fascinating individuals with

employed "queerdos" brought together by their mutual disenfranchisement. Francis, the opinionated and self­

to New York City and college. But something uncontrollable

varied backgrounds and approaches to the drag king scene.

declared King of Dyke City, is put out when her long-time

stirs in him, and sudde"n ly he's talking back to his father,

Mr. Noel, a Toronto king who has a nine-year-old daughter

friend, Jill, comes begging for a place to sleep after being

making out with another guy for the first time, and admit­

from a previous marriage, likes to "screw people up, be

thrown out by her lover of two weeks ; they shack up and

ting his gay feelings to his sports-star brother. Ricocheted

in-between:' Strikingly tall and muscular, Ken Las Vegas

their arrangement becomes a dyke version of "The Odd

this way and that by his inner voice, Dorian fi nds himself

isn't what you might expect from a drag performer; he has

Couple." I n TH E AMAZING AMAZONS, an amusing rag­

in one absurd and awkward situation after another, as he

a gentle face, sparkling with glitter, and si ngs with a sweet

tag group of urban crime-fighters a re living underground,

seeks enlightenment and happiness with the help of a

vibrato. Tour planner Pat Riarch finds drag performance to

trying to protect their city and their tribe. A director. . .

cute therapist, a well-meaning priest, and a first boyfriend.

be a social salvation, a space that allows full acceptance

a cow... a n actress -find out what happens in NEVER

Along the way, life rewards Dorian's haplessness with the

of a gender-illusive identity.

TRUST A COw. In MERCURY IN RETROGRADE, Lea DeLaria

chance to see that he can be as strong for others as he's

On tour, we relish their moments of great elation and

plays Betsy Brick, a compu lsive poker player who crosses

we suffer their disappointments and frustrations. From

the point of no return when all her debts a re past due

Bardwell's ingenious screenplay embellishes famil­

drag king workshops in the Northeast, to accidents in the

and she bets everything on one final game on the eve of

iar milestones with an exhilarati ng q u i rkiness and the

Mississippi Delta a"nd tenuous family reunions in the Mid­

her 40th birthday.

intoxicating suggestion that each of us is emi nently love­

west, the cameras are as close to the kings as we are to

able, even at our most geeky. Boasting su perb perform­

our spouses and lovers.

had to be for himself.

Dorian), DORIAN BLUES heralds the arrival of an exciting

dir Nathalie Perci llier 2002 Germany 7 min 35mm dirs Julie Kalceff and Andrew Soo 2003 Australia 9 min video LAYOVER dir Ashlee Page 2004 Australia 7 min video THE AMAZ ING AMAZONS dir Anna Malkin 2004 Canada 23 min 16mm DYKE C ITY dir Sonja Mills 2003 Canada 33 min video MERCURY IN RETROGRADE dir Amalia Zarranz 2003 USA 20 min 35mm .

new filmmaking talent.

TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

a n ces by a cast of re l ative newcomers (ca pped by Michael McMillian of TV's WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU as

DO RIAN BLUES

DRAG KINGS ON TO U R

- NATHALIE PETERSON

dir Sonia Slutsky 2004 Canada/USA 80 min video

- SHANNON KELLEY

NEVER TRUST A COW

EX

99 min

dir Tennyson Bardwell 2003 USA 88 min video

Eligible for the Levi's® First Feature Award

C O - P R ESENTED B Y SPONSORED BY

STOP AIDS Project: Queer Movie Night

wine.com-

C O - P R E S E N T E D BY

The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center

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Sunday June

The Experiment: Gay And Stra ight

E u ro Trip

Eating Out 20 I 1 :30

pm

I

Castro

Sunday J u n e

27 I 4:00

p m I Castro

$6 members I $7 general I EAT020C

$6 members I $7 general I EUR027C

Sunday June

20 I 1 1 :30

am I Roxie

$6 members I $7 general I EXPE20R

Caleb and Kyle are thoroughly modern roommates. Hunky

This selection of gay European shorts begins in sunny Italy,

Real ity show meets news magazine in this FOX News

Ca leb likes the ladies, while mu sic student Kyle d igs

where Maga tells fortunes on the TV program "I'd Like to

Chicago piece about a group of ten people-five gay and

dudes. Comfy with their identities and each other, neither

Know About Loye." Can Maga take it as well as she dishes

five straight -who volunteer to live together in a house

guy is the sexual success he'd like to be. Recently dumped

it out? Then it's on to Berl i n, where a gay Chinese­

for a week to explore gay/straight relations. Di rector Mark

by his freaky-deaky girlfriend for being too tame in the

Canadian encounters ethnic stereotypes as he seeks his

Saxenmeyer and co-producer Darlene Hill guide us through

sack, Caleb is ready to meet someone new, if admittedly

ideal in MY GERMAN BOYFRIEND.

TH E EXPERIMENT as the soap opera-like story unfolds.

for the umpteenth time. Sexually frustrated Kyle knows

. In STYX, Mark works on a ferryboat on Lake Con­

In moving vign ettes of pain and celebration, the

what he wants: fellow student Mark, the dreamiest guy

sta nce; when his b.oyfriend, Adrien, drives aboard one

show touches on gay marriage, HIV-phobia, and parent­

he's ever seen, but has never dared approach.

n ight and tells Mark that he's leaving the lake forever,

ing gay/lesbian children. From the blatantly homophobic

the trip across the dark lake turns into a desperate fight

Kyla, who believes homosexuality is a sin, to the accept­

Eureka ! Recalling that M a rk's roo m mate, Gwen, has a penchant for dating gay guys, Kyle hatches a plot. Caleb will play gay to get close to Gwen, and Kyle will get

for love and i ncompatible dreams. A short visit to Norway gives us LOVE NEVER D I ES,

ing and wise mother-of-a-gay-son Darlene ("every gay or lesbian's d ream mother"), the show succeeds in put­

close to Mark by association. If this set-up puts newly

a nd then it's on to France for FAR WEST, a DayGlo com­

"q ueer" Caleb in closer proximity to Mark, all the better

edy in which 19-year-old Eric must spend his holidays in

A particularly poignant moment occurs when Larry (a

for Kyle . . . or so it would seem. Gwen is certainly turned

the French countryside at his grandfather's farm. Little

gay "man's man" - he can't remember the last time he

on by "gay " Caleb - but it also turns her on to see h i m

does he know that gay love can blossom here, too!

ti ng a human face on the struggle for acceptance.

cried) breaks down over the fact that his family won't be

with Mark! T h e resultant s huffl ing of assumed and mis­

Clocking i n at j ust 90 seconds is a different per­

attend ing his wedding ceremony. Darlene hugs him as he

placed sexua l i d e ntities c reates a ma dcap, a lm ost

spective on gay marriage, in the French short BEFORE I

weeps, becoming his surrogate mom. (Darlene becomes

Shakespearean melee in which ground rules, and rules

WAS SAD.

everyone's mom during the week.) This scene seems to

of attraction, are all up for grabs.

Set on the streets of London's East End, SEAFOOD

trigger a change in Kyla, along with the equally judgmental

Director Q. Allan Brocka shines with his first feature,

is a modern metropolitan tale of love, lust, and unbear­

Fran k and Brandon. Will the intolerant straights choose to

an eminently satisfying debut following his immensely

able frustration. Also from the UK is SAME DI FFERENCE,

support their new friend, or stick with old stereotypes?

popular short film series, RICK AND STEVE: THE HAPPI EST

in which identical twins enc04nter difficulties with their

GAY COUPLE I N ALL THE WORLD. Crackli ng dialogue,

difference at their eighteenth birthday party.

h i l�rious perfo rmances, and p l ot twi sts too twisted to divulge (promise!) will leave you laughing ... and hot and bothered !

- SHANNON KELLEY

EATING OUT dir Q. Allan Brocka 2004 USA 90 m i n video

Eligible for the Levi'st'l> First Feature Award

I'D LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT LOVE dir Max Croci 2003 Italy 1 1 min 35mm MY GERMAN BOYFRIEND dir Wayne Yung 2004 Germany 19 min video styx dir Falk U lbrich 2003 Germany 23 min 35mm LOVE NEVER DIES dir Frank Aron Gards & Erik Tyrijhel 2003 Norway 3 min 35mm FAR WEST dir Pascal-Alex Vincent 2003 France 18 min 35mm BEFORE I WAS SAD dir Jean-Gabriel Periot 2002 France 2 min video SEAFOOD dir Robin Baker 2004 U K 10 min video SAME DIFFERENCE dir Harry Richards

As many of the participants comment in their diary ta pi ngs, the personal transformations in THE EXPERI MENT raise a troubling question: are those who seem changed just acting a part? Kyla seems si ncere - but will one week really make a difference?

- GREG SIROTA

THE EXPERIMENT: GAY AND STRAIGHT d i r Mark Saxenmeyer 2003 USA

90 min video

2002 UK 1 2 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

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Father and Son (Otets I Syn) Thursday June

24 I 9:30

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Freedom to Marry

Forerunners Monday Jun e

21 I 6:00

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Saturday June

19 I 3:30

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Two handsome, naked young men hold each other i n

This eclectic trio of sporty fi lms brings together jocks from

San Francisco City Hall never looked this good! Freedom

bed. One comforts the other, who has awakened from a

around the globe in three very different sporting events.

to Ma rry is a collection of documentaries offering varying

nightmare. Slowly it becomes clear that the couple is a

Game on !

perspectives of the extraordinary, history-making mar­

youthful-looking father and his son.

VJ & TJ are saucy Aussie doubles partners in pursuit

riages that took place between same- sex couples in San Francisco this past February. (Thanks, Gavin!)

Following his historical tour-de-force RUSSIAN ARK,

of gold medal glory (and some Swed ish babes) at the

director Alexander Sokurov returns with FATH ER AND SON,

2002 Sydney Gay Games. Whether training on the tennis

Whether you read about gay marriage, or waited in

a lyrical companion piece to his 1996 film, MOTHER AND

courts, battl ing bl isters, o r fi nding the pe rfect pair of

line for one, FREEDOM TO MARRY captures many charged

SON. Here in their romantic rooftop apartment, the pair has

white sneakers with red trim, these mates give it their

moments of this pol itical hotbed. Hear Margaret Cho

created a private world full of memories and daily rituals.

1 1 0 percent i n IT'S GOLD ! They 'll have you chee ring,

speak out agai nst discrimination at a State Capital rally.

Sometimes they seem like brothers; sometimes like lovers.

"Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oye, oye, oye! "

Watch as "founding mothers of the movement" Phyllis

Following in Father's footsteps, Son attends military school.

Like a swift kick in the pants, TALL I N T H E SADDLE

Lyon and Del Marti n become the first legally married same­

He likes sports, tends to be irresponsible, and has problems

offers a peek into the world of "steers a nd q ueers�' Buckle­

sex couple-having waited more than fifty years! Assem­

with his girlfriend, who is jealous of his close relationship

toting, bronco-riding, chap-clad, wrangler-wearing cowgirls,

blyman Mark Leno takes on the historic task of marrying

with his father. Son knows that he must someday live his

ranchwomen, and rodeo girls strut their stuff in the original

gay couples in City Hall. Straight, married, and Catholic

own life, but he is conflicted, nevertheless. Never has a love

extreme sport of gay rodeo.

Mayor Gavin Newsom tells why he made it all possible.

between a father and a son been so strong.

Fi l m ma kers Pazeet B e n Hayl & G a l it S h a ked ' s

Touching testimonials featured i n ONE WEDDING AND

Exhibiting plenty of skin and muscles in bare-chested

dynamic documentary FORERU NNERS tells the story of

A R EVOLUTION, CONJ UGAL RITES, THE WAIT, and THE

bodybuilding sessions before a voyeuristic camera, Alexei

women trying to live their dreams of playing professional

WEDDING capture the profound devotion of the close to

Neimyshev as the serious young Son and Andrei Shetinin

women's soccer in Israel. With fancy footwork and a

4,000 queer couples who legally married. THE RIGHT TO

as the romantically handsome Father open the film up to

tenacious competitive spi rit, the Hapoel Tel Aviv women's

MARRY -OUR RIGHT TO LOVE serves up the Wedding

sexual interpretations Soku rov perha ps never intended.

soccer team defends their Israeli National Cup Champi­

Reception celebration of a lifetime.

Whether FATHER AND SON can be termed a gay film is

onship title. Even with their enormous ta lent, can the

TEXAS BULLSH!T depicts a West Hol lywood protest

certainly open for debate, but there is no question as to

team withstand the added pressures of fam i ly crisis,

of President Bush's proposed constitutional a mendment to ban gay marriage. The title says it all.

the homoerotic subtext in this relationship. The romanti­

working multiple jobs, the growing feud between the star

cism is further reinforced by cinematographer Alexander

player and coach, and the ever-looming possibility that

Burov 's creamy peach palette and composer Andrei Sigel's

the league might fold due to lack of attendance (they

Tchaikovsky-inspired score.

have one fa n)? Excellent soccer footage, compelling

FATHER AND SON dir Alexander Sokurov 2003 R u ssia/ Germany 84 min

35mm in R ussian with English subtitles

d rama, and hot soccer players combine for a film that's sure to score! IT'S GOLD! dirs Vicki Jones & Tamara Jungwirth 2003 Australia 22 min video TALL IN THE SADDLE dir Ann P. Meredith 1999 USA 5 min video FORE­ RUNNERS dirs Pazeet Ben Hayl & Galit Shaked 2003 Israel 60 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

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Team San Francisco

- JIM NORRENA ONE WEDDING AND A REVOLUTION dir Debra Chasnoff 2004 USA 1 1 m i n video THE WAIT d i r Zak Szymanski 2004 USA 1 1 min video THE WEDDING dir Michael Larocco 2004 USA 10 min video THE RIGHT TO MARRY - OUR RIGHT TO LOVE, dir Ann P. · Meredith 2004 USA 10 min video TEXAS BULLSH!T dirs Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges 2004 USA 3 min video CONJUGAL RITES dir Steve Damron 2004 USA 8 min video FREEDOM TO MARRY dirs Carmen Goodyear & Laurie York 2004

USA 50 min video TOTAL R U N N ING T I M E :

C O - P R ESENTED B Y S P O N S O R E D BY

92 min

Marriage Equality Ca lifornia, San Francisco Chapter

NCLR

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Fun I n G i rls' Shorts

Fun In Boys' Shorts Saturday June

1 9 I 1 1 :00

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Castro

Roxie

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Roxie

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Think dance routines can't be butch? Check out Jay Spears

Come enjoy this showcase of some of this yea r's best

and the team in I LIKE M I KE as they hoof it on the field,

and brightest shorts made by and about queer gals.

in the locker room, and soaping up in the showers.

Come sample the newest works by our local lesbian film makers. A cinema employee encounters fussy moviegoer: in CONCESSION STAND CONFESSIONAL. In GROUCHO,

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Latina lesbian awa kes to fi nd h e rself turned i nto thl

In GUNS COCKED, a young women can't seem to get

famed comedian. ETHEL JAMES gives a raw glimpse c

Just what was behind that brick wa ll i n Rob a nd

the help she needs to get rid of a nasty cockroach. A bad

tragedy through gender-bending eyes. A CONVERSATIOI

Laura Petrie's living room? One man who knows is Mark

one-night stand turns into a battle to tally just how many

WITH ELIZABETH 'S FATHER creatively deals with a father

Ben nett, a Hol lywood mail carrier who turned a hobby of

dykes fake it in YO U FAKE. FLOWER ARRANGING FOR

daughter relationship, homophobia, and writing at the en

drawing bl ueprints of fictional TV DREAM HOMES i nto

BEGIN NERS follows the story of a London riot grrl who

of one's life.

high art. And speaking of art, former San Francisco artist

has the difficult task of finding an appropriate floral dis­

ABOUT THAT LES BIAN P U PP ET. . . s poofs A&E'

Nayland Blake stars as America's burly new sex sym bol,

play to adorn her best friend's coffin . THE P-P-P-PICK-UP

"Biography," featuring an alcoholic lesbian puppet. CARV

is a comic, romantic meeting between a penguin and a

explores cutting as an artistic and political statemen

Jake Forrest, in WOOF. In LOVE AND DEAF, Joe just can't seem to master

woman. TH IS BOY traces an afternoon in the life of Kit, an

HARD, FAST & BEAUTI FUL is a hard-hitting techno rom

the art of communication in relationships. Will a trip to a

i m agi native, l l -year-old tomboy who idolizes J o h n

through Berlin and San Francisco. In GETTING READY,

Central Park men's room prove the a nswer to his prob­

Lennon. I n SADI E'S DAYDREAM, a present-day teen mod

woman prepares for a date. TOO CLOSE TO HOME is

lems? FAIRIES is a musical fantasy come true. Bull ied by

daydreams that she's the photographer from the 1966

heartfelt look at the stories of Oakland incest survivOi

his homophobic classmates, Timothy (while studying "A

film BLOW-UP In director Guinevere Turner's HUMM ER,

in Staci Haines' non-profit, Generation Five. A friendshi

Midsu mmer Night's Dream") imagi nes a world where he

Casey, while frantically getti ng ready for a dinner party,

isn't so different.

regales Bee with tales of the new girl she's been dati ng,

.

emerges betwee n a bul lied 1 1 -year-old a n d the be across the street in ROCK IN A HARD PLACE. Local filrr

In BOBBYCRUSH, 13-year-old Bobby is sweet o n

who's great - except fo r one thing. In LITTLE BLACK

makers take a look at ourselves, the organizers, and it

his best friend Dylan, b u t Dylan doesn't feel the same

BOOT, an awkward high school girl goes to the prom alone

entertai ners in THE SF DYKE MARCH.

way. From Canada, STRAIGHT I N THE FACE finds a gay

dressed as a boy... and finds love. Zoe Cadwaulder must

couple having trouble believing that their daughter's

overcome her phobias in order to discover love in THE

gourmet-cooking, showtune-si ngi ng, sna ppy-dressing

NEARLY UNADVENTUROUS LIFE OF ZOE CADWAULER.

fiance is really straight. I LIKE MIKE d i r Mark Herrier 2003 USA 3 min video TV DREAM HOMES: THE DRAWINGS OF MARK BENNETT d i r Pamela Ezell 2001 USA 15 min

video WOOF dir Richard Hoblock 2004 USA 6 min video LOVE AND DEAF dir Ada m Baran 2003 USA 8 min video FAIRIES dir Thomas Gustafson 2003 USA 21 min video bobbycrush dir Cam Archer 2003 USA 1 0 min 35mm STRAIGHT IN THE FACE dir Peter Demas 2002 Canada 12 min 35mm TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

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GUNS' COCKED dir Shammi Samano 2004 USA 8 min 16mm YOU FAKE d i r Ma ureen Bradley 2003 Canada 7 min vid�o THE P-P-P-PICK-UP d i r Alexandra Czok 2002 UK 6 min video FLOWER ARRANGING FOR BEGINNERS dir Jason Ba rker 2004 UK 10 min video THIS BOY d i r Amy Burt 2002 Canada 21 m i n video SADIE'S DAYDREAM d i r E. E. Cassidy

2002 USA 6 min video HUMMER dir Guinevere Turner 2003 USA 9 min video LITTLE BLACK BOOT dir Colette Burson 2003 USA 16 min video THE NEARLY UNADVENTUROUS LIFE OF ZOE CADWAULDER dir B u boo Kakati 2003 USA 13 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

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CONCESSION STAND CONFESSIONAL dir Jessabelle Labampa 2004 U: 10 min video GROUCHO dir Michael La Rocco 2004 USA 5 min vid ETHEL JAMES dir PAM ! dare 2003 USA 6 min video A CONVERSATII WITH ELIZABETH'S FATHER dirs Kami Chisholm & Elizabeth Stark 201 USA 7 min video ABOUT THAT LESBIAN PUPPET... dir Cha rlotte Gutien 2004 USA 1 min video CARVE dir Gretchen Hildebran 2003 USA 4 rr video HARD, FAST & BEAUTIFUL dir Machika Saito 2003 Germany/USt min video GETIING READY dir Calary L. B l ue 2004 USA 6 min video TI CLOSE TO HOME dir Donna Carter 2004 USA 10 min video ROCK IN HARD PLACE dir Sara St. Martin Lynne 2004 USA 16 m i n video THE DYKE MARCH dirs Lexi Leban, Cathy Cade & Jane Cleland 2004 USA

min video TOTAL R U N N I N G TIME:

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G o Fish - 1 0th Ann iversary Fri day June

25 I 8:00

pm I Castro

The G raffiti Artist

Goldfish Memory Monday June

2 1 I 6:30

Friday June 1 8 I 6:00 pm I Herbst ' $8 members I $9 general I GRAFl8H

pm I Parkway

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Di rector Rose Troche, reci pient of this year's Frameline

Wednesday June

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Mon day June

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to celebrate - including the tenth anniversary of GO FISH .

Quickly paced, quick-witted, and completely engaging,

N i c k is a teenage loner w h o scours the streets of Port­

Troche's landmark directorial debut was widely consid­

GOLDFISH MEMORY catches you off-guard as it playfully

land for his next "canvas" -the side of a buildi ng, train

ered the first cross-over lesbian art-house film, and for

runs through the paces of the rarest of breeds, an enjoy­

car, or overpas s - wh ere he spray paints RUPTU RE,

able and hi larious romantic comedy. The plot, filled with

his tagger name. When Nick isn't tagging, he's shoplift­

Award for outstanding film accomplishments, has much

many viewers, seeing it was a life-changing experience. Could ten years have passed since we first made

a labyrinth of mostly q u eer rom a nces, is completely

ing aerosol paint and big fat ma rkers, or docu menting his

the acquaintance of the ideal istic Max (Gui nevere Turner),

cute, sexy, and fil led with the true-to-l ife foibles of dating

graffiti in a scrapbook. He's a brooding guy with soulful

who initially rejects Ely (VS. Brodie) because a "gra nola­

that cross all cultural bo.u ndaries.

eyes that could be displaying deep longing -or acute

cru nching" lesbian doesn't qu ite match the image Max

At one point, Angie is expla ining the incestuous les­

has in mind for a girlfriend? Max has a lot to learn - but

bian nature of her soon-to-arrive dinner guests to her

do n't we all?

best gay pal, the hunky h ipster bike messenger Red. First

It turns out there's a warrant for Nick's arrest i n Port­

GO FISH stands the test of time for a few key reasons.

there are Felicity and Sophie, who have just split up but

l and, so he heads to Seattle, where he meets Jesse,

The story focuses on human discourse and relationships

are still friends. Felicity is bringing her new girlfriend,

another tagger he's seen around. The two start "kicking it"

rather than snappy plot twists and dynamic action. The

Sinead, who was Sophie's girlfriend before she met Fel ic­

and begin a dynamic artistic collaboration. Nick crashes at

black-a n d-white, gra iny q u a l ity, u nder the m agic of

ity. Then there a re Emeron a nd Jin, who are stil l breaking

Jesse's studio apartment, and it isn't long before they 're

Troche's personal touch, evokes an engaging artistry that

u p, but the funny thing is that Emeron and Felicity used to

sharing the sofa bed and swapping spit.

disconnection. (His first bit of dia logue is 25 min utes into the film, and the line is, "Hey. ")

is as inviting as it is unobtrusive. Troche's subtle, light­

be lovers years and years ago. It turns out that the only

But skater-boy graffiti artist love is fragile, and soon

ha nded approach -to guide rather than pull - allows for

non-ex is Sinead's friend, Kit, who used to be Angie's ex's

Jesse mysteriously flees the relationship and heads back

the development of a relationship not just between the

ex. To which Red responds, "Of course, now you have to

to Portland, promising to return. Eventually it sinks in that

characters, but including the audience, too.

sleep with Kit and complete the circle! "

Jesse isn't coming back, so N ick risks returning to Port­

Nostalgia a s ide, th is c h a rm i ng love story is as

No matter how scarred romantic comedies have left

land (remember the warrant?) to accost him. They even­

delightful and inspiring as ever. A timeless them e ­

you in the past, GOLDFISH M EMORY is completely delight­

tually cross paths, and when Nick confronts him, Jesse

discovering that what you want is a l ready there - pulls

ful and oh so easy to fa ll in love with.

acts distant and weird. This triggers an angry clash that

our heartstrings time and time again.

- JIM NORRENA

Fifmmaker Rose Troche will be presented with the 2004 Frameline award at this screening. GO FISH dir Rose Troche 1 994 USA 84 min 35mm

Also screening is the delightful short ODD SOCK, a

unearths fundamental cultu ral and artistic differences

tender story about a relationship between a teenage son

between the boys. It's also the first time their conversa­

and his mother which challenges conventional stereotypes.

tion moves beyond "S'u p?" and we get a brief gl impse into

- CINDY M. EMCH

the inner lives of these solitary artists. Music by Kid Loco.

ODD SOCK dir Colette Cul len 2000 Irel and 16 min 35mm GOLDFISH MEMORY d i r Liz Gill 2003 I reland 85 min 35mm

Opening with the short THE WHIZ KI DS, about two German boys who do a lot of hanging out, as well. - DANIEL "DEWEY" SCHon THE WHIZ KIDS dir Jan Kruger 2001 Germany 21 min 35mm THE GRAFF I TI ARTIST dir Ja mes Bolton 2003 USA 80 min video

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Harry and Max Friday June

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Saturday Jun e

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Hidden Fuhrer: D ebating the Enigma of Hitle r's Sexua lity Friday June

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Chris Munch (THE HOURS AND TIMES, SFILGFF 1992)

When a headless corpse crops up in a movie before the

returns to the Festival with his signature subtle artistry

opening credits, you can bet you ' re not in for another

and keen eye for cinematic layers and textures. HARRY

coming out story, campy comedy, or hea rt-felt documen­

historian Lothar Machtan shocked the world : Adolf Hitler

AND MAX is a challenging film about sex, love, and family,

ta ry. Get ready to hold o n tight to your date fo r the

was a secret homosexual! In HI DDEN FUH RER, Machta n

and the blurred lines that distinguish them.

world's first mai nstrea m/gay slasher film, written and

gets to make his case again on the big screen.

Was Hitler gay? In his book The Hidden Hitler, German

Harry, 23, is a former boy band idol who is watching

d i rected in classic horror fashion by Pa ul Etheredge­

Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (who

his younger brother Max, 16, follow in his footsteps. Harry

Ouzts to give q ueer movie audiences what they 've been

brought us THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE and PARTY MON­

has detoured on his way to a Japanese concert tour to

missing: blood, gore, and edge-of-your-seat excitement,

STER) follow Lothar Machtan on a journey through fasci­

escort Max on a long-promised camping adventure. Their

plus a cast of handsome, buffed actors playing both the

nating and controversial evidence. We travel with him to

trip begins on a note of easy camaraderie but quickly turns

good guys and the bad !

serious as old wounds surface - Harry's drinking prob­

It a l l sta rts on H a l loween morni ng. Eddie, w h o

Germany and Austria, visiting the sites of Hitler's youth a nd rise to power, unearthing rarely seen a rchival mate­

lems, his disconnection from the family, and, most of all,

works at t h e West Hol lywood Police Station, i s posti ng

his relationship with Max and the emotional dependency

flyers about the murder of two gay men when he notices

Machtan is given the cha nce to present his view­

that keeps them from moving gracefully to adulthood.

Jake, a hot guy having his back tattooed. Though Edd ie

point, but other respected historians offer counterpoints

fli rts desperately, Jake zips away o n his motorcycle.

to his arguments, leaving us to decide for ourselves what

With HARRY AND MAX, Munch's i ngenuity as a story­

rial, photos, and film footage.

teller hits new highs. He gives his weighty exami nation a

Later, Eddie hooks up with his friends for the Hal­

is true. Particularly critical are gay historians who fear

pop-cu lture suga r coati ng that soon wears off, letting

loween Carnival in WeHo. As they walk to the festivities

that Machtan's .thesis could be misused to i mply that

you gradually get a taste of the deeper issues that plague

(through the same park where the murders occu rred),

H itler was somehow evil because he was gay.

these two brothers. The outstanding cast masters Munch's

Eddies notices a buffed, muscular figure lurking in the

Did Hitler's desire to hide the truth lead h i m to wipe

fine natural writing. They are as sexy as they are talented.

shadows, sporting a sin ister devil's mask and a h uge,

out in a single night the openly gay commander of the

It is through them we ease, heart racing, into a moral gray

ugly knife. The devil gives ·chase, but the young men just

SA, Ernst Roehm, and his Storm Troopers? Did it ulti­

zone where most are afraid to tread.

la ugh and make their way to the carnival.

mately move Hitler to round up and execute thousands of

- JOHN COOPER HARRY AND MAX dir Christopher Munch 2003 USA 75 min 35mm

There, Eddie runs into tattooed Jake, and everybody heads for the local leather bar, The Meat Locker. Some­ one else turns up at the bar, too - and, one by one, heads begin to rol l . . . . But fi rst, M i n k Stole stars i n PHASE 5 , about a n infomercial that goes bad -really bad. One last thing: Don't leave the theater alone! PHASE 5 dir Solomon B u rbridge 2003 USA 9 min video HELLBENT dir Paul Etheredge-Ouzts 2004 USA 85 min 35mm

German gays in the camps? Or is Machtan stretching the truth to fit his farfetched conclusion? In add ition to Machtan, the fil m makers interview a number of persuasive experts, former Nazis, and holo­ ca ust survivors, and weave in compelling footage and memoirs, to both support and refute Lothar Machta n's chilli ng and thought-provoking hypothesis. HIDDEN FUHRER: DEBATING THE ENIGMA OF HITLER'S SEXUALIH

dirs Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato 2004 USA 90 min video

Eligi ble for the Levi's® First Feature Award

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I Look Up to the Sky Now

In Any House

Su nday June 20 I 3: 1 5 pm I Roxie

Saturday June 1 9 I 3:1 5 p m I Roxie

$6 members I $7 general I LOOK20R

$6 members I $7 general I INAN 19R

Free for ages 18 and u nder (present ID at door)

I n each of these gay shorts, a house - a home -is the

I n My Father's Church / Just(ly) Married Wednesday J une 23 I 6 : 0 0 p m I Roxie $8 members I $9 general I INMY23R

I LOOK UP TO THE SKY NOW is a series of video self-por­

location for confrontation, co m i ng out, and com ing to

traits co-prod uced and d i rected by 11 LGBT activists/

Charissa is a lesbian who wants a church wedding, but it

terms with oneself.

doesn't· seem to help that her father is pastor of the

artists between the ages of 18 and 25, all of whom have

From the safety of h is bedroom closet, a married

taken part in the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) program

man enlists the help of a telephone psychic to support

of New York City 's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Tra nsgender

him in his denial in THE VIRILE MAN. PROPOSAL finds us

Community Center. Thanks to the center's programs like

in the Gallagher home, which is full of secrets.

town's U nited Methodist Church, and her bride-to-be's family still refer to her as " Kelly 's real ly good friend." Charissa and Kelly are definitely out of the closet, but they're also out of l uck in their quest to have Southamp­

summer camp and magazine publishing, the young par­

What kind of champion should a mother be for her

t i c i p a nts b u i l d re lati o n s h ips even as they l e a rn to

ton's U nited Method ist Church sanction their wedd i ng

son? When the conversation at an Italian family barbe­

express them selves and to c o m m e nt o n the world

ceremony with an officiating minister. "Funny, how a place

cue stri kes a particularly raw nerve, J o h n ny and his

around them. Their video self-portraits examine a multi­

so familiar can feel so distant," sighs Charissa, reflecting

mother must face the uncomfortable truth about their

tude of issues surrounding sexua l , racial, ethnic, and

on the significance of her own faith and her father's pivotal

relationship i n STAND BY.

role in upholding the church's oppressive position.

gender identities. Each piece is a unique personal vision,

An Ira nian teenager is confronted by his traditional

and the a rtistic a p proaches a re refreshingly varied,

Muslim family i n THE SI LENT LAN DSCAPE,. An orthodox

including animation, personal essay, abstract expres­

sta nd i n su pport of an a nti-bias task-force in itiative,

Mormon home is the setting for BLESSING, which por­

sionism, and spoken word performance. Together, these

additional twists in faith and devotion make this docu­

trays the struggles and conflicts of a fam i ly dealing with

portraits create a fasci nating com posite that illustrates

mentary both a tear-jerker and a truly inspiring celebration

an openly gay son.

of matrimonial bonds.

how community is built through relationships, communi­ cation, and individual creative expression.

When two stra nge rs m eet in a fa m i ly vacation

Yet, when Charissa's father surprisingly takes a

In J UST(LY) MARRI ED, retu rn ing director John Keitel

home, the truth about the life of a dying man is revealed

(DEFYING GRAVITY, SFILGFF 1997) captures the trans­

in Q U I NTESSENCE. The u n expected c o m i ng out of a

coming out process for three gay men. I n A FISH (ALMOST)

formation of same-sex couples this past Valentine's Day

young Mexican man is seen from his father's perspec­

EATEN BY A SHARK a 17 -year-old Latina soccer player who

weekend, as they enter City Hall as "partners" and emerge

tive in IN ANY HOUSE.

"spouses for life." Hundreds of couples explain what it

In WALK IN CLOSET, young filmmakers document the

sets out to make a video titled, "How to Start a Gay-Straight

A vacation cottage is the setting for THAT THING WE

Alliance in Your School," runs into her principal's homo­

DO, in which Kevin meets up with his younger cousin,

phobia. In A PART FROM US, queer youth learn that a part

sparki ng a sweet and inspiring fa mily connection.

-such as sexual orientation or gender - is only a portion of the whole person. WALK IN CLOSET dir

Ian Wolfley 2002 USA 5 min video A FISH (ALMOST) EATEN BY A SHARK dir Salome Chasnoff 2003 USA 17 min video A PART FROM US dirs Tricia Mihal, Russell Murphy & Nick Snyder 2003 USA 10 min video I LOOK UP TO THE SKY NOW dir Barbara M. Bickart 2003 USA 65 min video

TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

97 min

Larkin Street Youth Services, Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center

CO-PRESENTED B Y

T H E VI RI LE M A N

dir David Zellner 2004 USA 7 min video PROP OSAL dir Franko Ga loso 2003 USA 8 min video STAND BY dir Tony Osso 2003 USA 10 min video THE S I LENT LANDSCAPE dir Rahman Milani 2003 Norway 8 min video BLESS I N G dir Stephen Williams 2004 USA 17 min video QUI NTESSENCE dir Dustin Schell 2002 USA 25 min video I N ANY H O USE dir Luis Ulloa 2003 USA/Mexico 1 3 min 16mm THAT THING WE D O dir And rew Hull 2002 Canada 1 6 min 35mm TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

took to finally arrive at the doors of San Francisco City Hall -hardships and joys alike. JUST(lY) MARRIED

- JIM NORRENA

dir John Keitel 2004 USA 50 min video dir Charissa King 2003 USA 57 min video

I N MY FATHER'S C H U R C H TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

107 min

104 min utes

C O - P R ESENTED BY

Bethany United Methodist Church

www.frameline.org/festival

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Inescapable

Iron Lad ies 2 (Sa Tree Lex 2)

It's All Right To Cry - Kids' Matinee

Thursday J u n e 2 4 I 9 : 0 0 p m I Herbst

Saturday June 1 9 I 1 0 :30 pm I Castro

Satu rday J u n e 26 I 1 1 : 3 0 a m I Castro

$8 members I $9 general I INES24H

$8 members I $9 general I IRON 19C

$6 members I $7 general I ITSA26C

The hot and tawdry thrill of forbidden sex, coupled with

This raucous sequel to the 2000 smash hit I RO N LADIES

the urgency of a brief weekend fling, turn I N ESCAPABLE

is based on a real-l ife Thai volleyba ll team consisting

It's all right to cry, scream, and run up and down the aisles

into a high-tension lesbian erotic drama.

pri ma rily of gil 'tuhy (drag queens and tran nies) . This

like a four-year-old on a sugar bender at today's matinee

Filled to the brim with sex sex sex, this suspenseful

e p i s o d e f i n d s t ro u b l e brewing with the s u persta r

for kids. This is an ideal show for families trying to soak in

d rama begins with long-term couple Jesse and Susan

athletes, as i nfighti ng and fame-whoring th reaten to

a little cinema. It'll all be new to the younger viewers, but

heading from their perfect 72 -degrees San Diego life into

tea r the team apart.

grown-ups may find themselves getting more than a little

Free for ages 12 and under

nostalgic for the good old days when they were kids.

the stormy and turbu lent terra in of the Pacific Northwest

It appears that Nong has been lured to the rival Tip­

to stay with Beth, an old friend of Susan's, so Beth and

Top team with the promise of money and limel ight. She

Highlights include excerpts from the 1 972 lV cla's sic

Susan can attend a conference together. Mixing it all up

gauchely boasts about her betrayal on lV, inspiring a venge­

"Free To Be ...You and Me," in which Marlo Thomas (break­

is Chloe, Beth's new partner, a quiet writer whose smol­

ful Jung to reunite the team. Jung even travels to China

ing free from her "That Girl" mold) gathered an all-star

dering eyes m a ke a n i mmed iate connection with the

to drag the cabaret star Pia out of vol leyball retirement.

cast to challenge gender stereotypes with songs, skits,

To offset the catty conflict (the rivals relish calling

and cartoons. Football star, Rat Pack auxiliary crooner, and

During a long nature hike, the two couples bond and

each other "buffalo"), we flash back to simpler times when

"Hollywood Square" Rosey Grier gives it 1 10% on "It's All

get to know each other, and when the old friends take a

the gals met at university, came out together, and learned

Right To Cry," while a young Michael Jackson joins Roberta

short walk, Chloe and Jesse start building a bond of their

to kick ass at vol leyba l l . Nong's tra nsformation from

Flack for the beautiful duet, "When We Grow Up." There's

own . After a few h ighly c h a rged stolen moments , it

butch bully to nelly androgyne is a highlight. Flash forward

also the charming animation WILLIAM WANTS A DOLL­

becomes clear that neither of them has innocent inten­

as the girls reco ncile and reun ite for a pivotal match

which ends with a heterosexual twist!

tions. Things turn steamy the next day as Beth and Susan

against Tip-To p (with Nong playing once again for the

The bill also features classic 1940s cartoons chock­

moody Jesse.

head off to the conference, leaving Chloe and Jesse at

Ladies). The regional championships are at stake, and

full of animal hijinx, including THE BEE & THE BUTIERFLY

home, trapped inside due to a downpour. They manage to

some of the film's most dynamic moments capture the

a nd HOLLAND DAYS. We'll also throw in some rousing

resist for a few hours, until they find themselves together

ki nesthetic energy and agi le grace of playing the ga me

m usical cla p-along numbers by the Allen Sisters and

in the kitchen - and discover what washing the dishes

(with occasional campy superhero flourishes on the court).

everyone's favorite childhood troubadour, Burl lves.

can lead to!

This unlikely band of gil 'tuhy prove that you can be glam­

So begins an ill icit and fasci nating affair where the

orous, tough as nails, and play some mean volleyball.

intensity of raw sexuality, lust, and passion causes both women to take big risks. A hot encounter in the coatroom of a party puts the new lovers right on the edge, as they

Come early foryummy snacks provided by Rainbow Grocery and surprise giveaways while supplies last!

- DANIEL "DEWEY" SCHon I R O N LADIES 2

dir Yongyoot Thongkongtoon 2003 Thailand 100 min 35mm in Thai with English subtitles

struggle to maintain the illusion of propriety. Trying in

IT'S ALL R I GHT TO CRY is guara nteed fun for kids -and their parents, too. Curated by Danny Plotnick. TOTAL P R O G R A M T I M E :

75 min

vain to have their cake and eat it too, Jesse and Chloe valia ntly try to control their animal attraction and not get caught. Good luck, ladies! INESCAPABLE

dir Helen Lesnick 2003 USA 82 min video

C O - P R E S E NTED B Y SPONSORED B Y

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance

C O - P R E S E NT E D B Y Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere a n d Our Family Coalition SPONSORED BY

38 san francisco international lesbian & gav film festival


Journey to Kafiristan (Die Reise Nach Kafiristan)

Jim in Bold Satu rday J u ne 19 I 8:00 p m I Roxie

Monday J une 21 I 1 :30 pm I Ca stro

$8 members I $9 general I JIMB19R

Jim Wheeler grew up in a boisterous fam i ly of seven kids. His friends found him sensitive and fu nny and stylish. But in the small town of Leba non, Pennsylva nia, there was little place for a kid like Jim. At 19, he comm itted

Kevin 's Room 2

-

Trust

Thursday J une 24 I 6:30 pm I Grand Lake $8 members I $9 general I KEVI24G

$6 members I $7 general I JOUR21C

Saturday June 26 I 1 2 noon I Roxie

Wednesday June 23 I 6:30 pm I Grand Lake

$6 members I $7 general I KEVI26R

$8 members I $9 general I JOUR23G

The open road can be uncannily seductive, and never

From monogamy and fidelity, to HIV testing and syphi lis, six gay men of color confront issues of trust in KEVIN'S

suicide, leaving behind pages of tormented poetry and a

more so than in this hau ntingly beautiful fil m in which

ROOM 2 - TRUST. The characters i nclude Kevi n, the

devastated family.

two women cross the rugged Alps, travel through the

support group leader who q uestions the fidel ity of his

I n the hands of award-wi n n i ng d o c u menta ri a n

Balkans and Turkey, sail across the Black Sea, and go to

longtime partner, and Aaron, who is H IV-positive and the

Glenn Holsten, what could have b e c o m e the heart­

a remote valley in northern Afghanistan. Based on a true

father of a 12-year-old boy. Aaron's new partner is also

rendi ngly fa m i l ia r ballad of the s m a l l -town gay teen

story, JOURNEY TO KAFIRISTAN not only plu nges you into

HIV-positive and wants to try barebacking.

becomes a moving portrait of honesty and hope, as

spring-fed rivers, a nd lets you taste the wind of harsh

Di rectors S h a ron Zurek and Lora B ranch tackle

Benjie Nycum and Mike Glatze travel around the U nited

Anatolian plains and Central Asian deserts; it brings you

many issues in this dramatic na rrative. The fi lm shows

States interviewing LGBT youth and putting their stories

into the personal landscapes of two women who are a

the men meeting and discussing their problems and con­

online. Framed by Jim Wheeler's poetry and the memo­

part of our forgotten history.

cerns, offering advice and occasionally disagreeing. The film also shows scenes from the characters' everyday

ries of his parents and sibli ngs, these stories of lesbian

In 1 939, the world is on the bri nk of war. Writer

and gay youth , often struggli ng with isolation in one­

Annemarie Schwarzenbach is wrestling with her own

lives as they negotiate boundaries of trust and sexuality,

horse towns in the middle of nowhere, acquire a power­

demons, and a bad heroin habit. Part of Erika and Klaus

face difficult decisions, and deal with awkward situations

ful new significance.

Mann's anti-fascist circle of friends, Annemarie is search­

- including some surprising revelations.

ing for refuge and adventure. She joins Swiss ethnologist

"At first, I was speaking so I wouldn't be forgotten

from the heart of Mormon country to cactus and cowboy

Ella Maillart on a research trip to Kafiristan . With this

when I die from this disease. But then I started speaking

hats in Texas, the interviewers criss-cross the cou ntry,

expedition, Maillart plans on establishing herself as an

because I wanted other people not to die from this dis­

letting young people be their own storytellers. When some

explorer; she also thinks she can save Annemarie. The

ease," says one of the eight African�American women in

of the kids read Jim Wheeler's poetry, viscerally relating

two breathtaking women are running from the realities of

REFLECTIONS UNSEEN, who talk honestly a bout being

to words written by a kid they never knew, the poems leap

pre-WWII Europe, but are also running from themselves.

HIV-positive or having AIDS. Through interviews and staged

The sexual tension between them is palpable, and cannot

scenes, Bay Area filmmaker Aarin Burch presents their per­

From Olym pia, Wa shi ngton, to Washi ngto n, D. C. ,

off the page. His fragility and his anguish about seeing himself as a freak is something they all know. For Jim, it's too late. His father's plea, "Don't hurt my son," echoes hollowly through the film. It could n't save Jim from the sting of the names he got called every day in school. But this is ultimately a hopeful film about the way Jim Wheeler's poetry sti ll speaks to other young people who often think that no one is listening. J I M IN BOLD

- SANDIP ROY

. be dissipated by the plumes of cigarette smoke hovering

sonal and painful stories - from not being allowed to hug grandchildren, to being rejected by �he church.

between them.

- CHULEENAN SVETVILAS Also scheduled in this year's Festival is the documentary A SWISS REBEL, which provides an in-depth look at the loves, life, and

REflECTIONS UNSEEN

times of Annemarie Schwarzenbach.

KEVIN'S ROOM 2-TRUST d irs

dir Aarin Burch 2004 VSA 27 min video Sharon Zurek & Lora Branch 2003 USA

60 min video dirs Fosco Dubini & Donatel lo Dubini 2001 Switzerland 101 min 35mm in German with English subtitles

JOURNEY TO KAFIR ISTAN

dir Glenn Holsten 2003 USA 78 min video

C O - P R E SENTED BY

La Lesbian Film Festival

Oakland I nternational Black Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Tra nsgender Film Festival and NIA Collective

C O - P R ES ENTED B Y

www. frameline.org/festival

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laramie I nside O ut Wednesday June

23 I 8:1 5

pm I Roxie

$8 mem bers I $9 general I LARA23R

LARAMIE I NSIDE O UT is an achingly i nti mate journey

las Am igas Bon itas ­ N ew latina Shorts Sun day June

20 I 3:00

pm I Herbst

$6 members I $7 general I LASA20H

lesbian Centennial Project Saturday June

1 9 I 1 1 :00 am I

Roxie

$6 members I $7 general I LESB 19R

I magi ne if the way you learned about your history was b

Here's a not-to-be-missed collection of short films and

hearing an entire oral tradition of stories and person,

one of the most sensationalized and publicized hate crimes

documentaries by film-makers from Spain, Mexico, and

experiences intermixed with facts and dates that, befor

of the 1990s. The aftermath of the murder of Matthew

the U nited States.

now, were simply milestones from the history books.

into the· response of the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming to

Shepard is documented by a Laramie local as she travels

LET'S GO AWAY tells the story of an impossible love

This is the ambitious intention of the LESBIAN CENTE�

back home to see how this tragedy has transformed her

between two women from different social backgrounds.

NIAL PROJECT. Completed at the cusp of the new millenniun

hometown. During her filming, an elderly lifelong resident of

I n CHAR I SMA, Jenny and Paca are united by their love of

the film is a stream-of-consciousness history lesson fro!

Laramie decides to come out, other townspeople talk about

TV news; soon, they 'll no longer be mute witnesses of the

100 lesbians of all sizes, classes, colors and ages, all tellir

their resolve to be unapologetically queer in a potentially

news, but will unexpectedly be starring in some news of

their part of our collective history:

perilous environment, and a group of imaginative citizens .

their own . BLI N D SPOT is the story of Jul ie, a sixteen­

From the early 1900s when women gai ned the rigl

create a wall of angels to confront dreaded hate-monger

year-old who realizes she's in love with her best friend,

to vote, to our modern fight for m arriage equality right:

Fred Phelps and his followers when they arrive in Laramie

Ana, and must break the news to her boyfriend. Using

this is a completely relevant and engaging history of tr

to spew their toxic message. LARAM I E INSI DE OUT is

found footage from 1970s educational films, A LI N EAGE

struggle for equal rights fo r women and lesbia ns.n

testament to the bravery of small-town queers everywhere

OF KI N D MEN shows an alternative view of Mexican mas­

wo men themselves a re amazi ng. From a 92-yea r- ol

who choose to stay home and fight the good fight, where

culinity and gender, seen from the eyes of a young girl

gentleman, to an ordai ned minister, to a you ng riot grn

their existence is radical and changing the world.

discovering her sexuality. SOME REASO NS FOR LIVING

we a re given the cha nce to kn ow, however bri efly,

Also fighting the good fight in the heartland are the

exa m i nes the day-to-day struggles of two transgender

small slice of the diverse community of women who pe

. two mothers of WHAT'S I N A NAME? When the moms

Lati na women and explores their sisterly relationship,

sonity the word lesbian. By showi ng such a wide range ,

decide to lega lly join their names to share with each

their work, and their lives. A girl escapes from her own

women, the film transforms the i dea of what it means ·

other and their baby, the M idwestern town where they

private hell to the grocery store in LAS AMIGAS BON ITAS.

look or act like a lesbian.

live refuses them. Enter a homophobic lobbying group

THE FIRST DYKE MARCH IN LATIN AMERICA takes us to

This u ltimate experience of seei ng yourself reflectE

whose sole purpose is to try to bring an end to homosex­

this monu mental event in Mexico City, interviews the

on screen, combined with the power of our herstory a r

uality via lawsuits, and what starts as a simple request

event organizers, and captures the euphoria on the street

t h e future w e ourselves are in t h e process o f creatin

turns into a fight that gets mired in the highest courts of

during an im portant landmark in lesbian history.

the state of Ohio. WHAT'S IN A NAME? d i r Halli e Bourne 2003 USA 13 min video LARAMIE INSIDE OUT dir Beverly Seckinger 2004 USA 56 min video

LET'S· GO AWAY d i r Paco Draz Agu ilar 2003 Spain 12 min 3 5 m m CHARISMA dir David Planell 2003 Spain 10 min 35mm BLIND SPOT d i r P i l a r Requeiii 2003 Mexico 18 min video A LINEAGE O F KIND MEN d i r Dolissa Medina 2004 USA 4 m i n video SOME REASONS FOR LIVING dirs Harjant Gill & Jesse Cortez 2003 USA 20 min video LAS AMIGAS BONITAS d i r Susan Youssef 2002 USA 4 min video THE FIRST DYKE MARCH IN LATIN AMERICA dir Alex Flores 2004 Mexico 22 m i n video TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

Com munity United Against Violence, San Francisco Human Rights Com mission

CO-PR ESENTED BY

' 4n !\�n fr�nr.isco i nternational lesbian & I!av film festiva f

SPONSORED BY

makes the LESBIAN CENTENNIAL PROJECT as much ( inspiration of where we are going as it is a document how far we've come.

-

CINDY M . EMCH

LESBIAN CENTENNIAL PROJECT dir Kathryn L. Beranich 2003 U

68 m i n video

90 min

C O - P R E S E N T E D BY

GLBT Historical Society


Lily Festival (Yurisai)

Su nday J une 20 I 1 : 3 0 p m I Roxie

Liberty: 3 Stories About Life & Death

S unday June 20 I 4:00 pm I Castro

$6 members I $7 general I LETS20R

Thursday June 24 I 6:00 pm I Roxie

$6 members I $7 general I LlLY20C

Let's Get Real

In 2002, the National Mental Health Association asserted

$8 members I $9 general I Ll BE24R

that gay, lesbian, bisexu a l , and transgender stude nts

Acclaimed local fi lmmaker Pam Walton (OUT IN SUBUR­

hear anti-gay slurs roughly twenty-six times a day.

BIA, Best Documentary SFILGFF 1986) returns with an

It's a topic many queer kids avoid talking about­

intimate documentary centering on her own "family" of

but today, bullying has escalated to epidemic proportions

lesbian friends who, since the 1 970s, have shared love,

in middle schools nationwide. LET'S GET REAL, the latest

relationships, Pride parades, births, sorrows, and joys.

documentary by Academy Awa rd-wi n n i ng fi l m m a ke r

Only recently have they also begun to deal with losing

Debra Chasnoff, addresses t h e de leterious effects of

their sisters. Walton weaves together a trio of touching

both short- and long-term physical and emotional intim­

portraits of remarka ble women battling ill ness and deal­

idation of one student by a nother.

ing with mortality and loss.

LET'S GET REAL is being used by The Respect for All

"Death to Life" traces the struggles of a woman with

Project (a Women's Educational Media program), which

a life-threatening brain tu mor, and the rallying support

trains and educates school leaders about diversity issues.

of her immediate com munity. A self-described "strong

The film neither recommends a zero-tolerance policy nor

woman" to her core, Joyce Walton had a zest for life .

provides educators with suggested-only remedies. The

Walton starts with Joyce's last days and works backward

students provide the lessons themselves, ta lking in real

in time, showing how illness robbed her of her spirited

terms about real abuse, courageously demonstrating the pain of being branded a "fag," "geek," "nigger," "slut," or other defaming epithet. Chasnoff also presents bull ies attempting to con­

essence and took her well before her time. Friends say that Mary Bell Wilson "danced through life . " A Bi rkenstock- c l a d , cat- doti ng, wo man- loving woman, Mary Bell vowed to ride on the back of a Dykes

front their own prejud ices. The collective testi monials

on Bikes motorcycle before her death. " Life to Death" is

are brave, honest, ignorant, fearfu l, i n nocent, challeng­

a tribute to her courageous fight with lymphoma.

ing, and real .

Mond ay June 21 I 9:1 5 pm

I

Parkway

$8 members I $9 general I LlLY2lP

With as much bravado as the bustling NYC subway

Frameline i nvites viewers t o j o i n a special Q&A

cars she rides upon, Nan Golu b's dynamic personal ity

discussion following the screening, featuring LET'S GET

fi lls the screen with a charged energy of excitement and

REAL producers Helen S. Cohen and Kate Sti lley. Learn

LI LY FESTIVAL is what ha ppens' when a fi lmmaker who specializes in "pink eiga" soft-core Japanese erotic films takes on the task of dramatizing the sexual lives of post­ menopausal women. Director Sachi Hamano released over 300 low-budget, adult-themed films in Japan, all from an unapologetic female perspective. LI LY FESTIVAL, funded in part by individual donations from over 12,000 Japanese women, is a lush celebration of sex and romance after sixty, poetic and lyrical in its storytelling, yet explosive and radical in its politics. Mr. Miyoshi, sti ll a player at 75 years old, moves into an apartment building where seven "golden girls" have been l iving in senior citizen sisterhood. He brazenly romances each one, awakening their dormant sensuality. The blo o m i ng l i ly beco mes the visual m eta p h o r for orgasm, and soon the li lies are everywhere. Suddenly, the courtyard is full of lusty women breaking out of their shells of repressed desire, all emerging from a real-life makeover guided by this mysterious, beret-wearing Casanova. Fear not, the lesbian pay-off is worth waiting for. A sake-laden dinner pa rty for M iyoshi bri ngs the women closer than they ever i magined . Ultimately, they realize that the best sex after sixty is with each other.

end less possibilities. " Life" i ntroduces this vivacious

- WENDY LEVY

how The Respect for All Project is i m pacting schools

painter as a survivor of child hood abuse who overcomes

across the country.

loss and sadness with humor and intense artistic vigor.

LILY F� STIVAL dir Sachi Hamano 2001 Japan 100 min 35mm in Japanese with English subtitles

LET'S GET REAL

- JIM NORRENA

dir Debra Chasnoff 2003 USA 3 5 min video

TOTAL P R O G RAM T I M E :

75 min

LIBERTY: 3 STOR I ES ABOUT LIFE & Carranza 2003 USA 55 min video

DEATH

dirs Pam Walton & Ruth

New Leaf: Services For Our Com munity and Lesbian & Gay Agi ng Issues Network of the American Society of Aging

C O - P R ES ENTED B Y

SPONSO R E D BY

C O - P R ESENTED BY

Japan Society of Northern California

SPONSORED BY

T H E S A N F R A N C I S C O F O U N D AT I O N The Commun(ry Foundation of the B� Area

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LipSchtick

The Lost Generation

Love, Your Homegirl

Sunday June 2 0 I 1 1 :00 am I Castro

M o nday J u ne 21 I 8 : 0 0 pm I Roxie

Saturday June 1 9 I 3 : 1 5 pm I Herbst

$6 members I $7 general I LlPS20C

$8 members I $9 general I LOST2 1R

$6 members I $7 general I LOVEl9H

LlPSCHTICK is a side-splitting collection of the Festival's

A personal essay documentary that explores aging, love,

Emerging Bay Area mediamakers serve up fresh reflec­

most hi larious parodies.

memory, and loss, Jack Walsh's THE LOST GEN ERATION

tions of love, homegirl style, in a s ho rts program that

conti nues the San Francisco fi lmmaker's use of auto­

dishes and dices the perspectives of queer women of

. The uproarious short BAD VIBES follows KJYL reporter Anita Mann as she investigates the Texas Drug & Obscenity

biography to reflect on larger social and political issues.

color with a tasty twist. It's a feistY buffet of stories about

Task Force's latest crack-down on sex toy users. (To make

Exploring the two central male relationships in his

this film, the BAD VIBES crew actually broke the Texas law

life, Walsh seeks to reconcile hi mself to the death of his

that criminalizes the possession of six or more dildos!) In MIMI'S WEDDING, Martha Stewart hosts the Conn ecticut

father, while also celebrating and exploring the meaning

culture, rocks to the joy of a skateboarding addiction. A

of the long-term relationship with his partner of 25 years.

JOURNEY HOME poetically depicts home, community, and

desire, love and community. SKATE HER, a rebel yell to dominant skateboarding

lesbian's guide to the perfect wedding. ANNIE DEAREST:

Visually, the fi lm unfolds like a lush landscape in­

immigration for three queer Latina women i n San Fran­

THE REAL MI RACLE WORKER is a parody of the disability

corporating disparate geographical i mages - babbling

cisco. MILA'S WILL: SNAPSHOT OF A FRISCO NATIVE takes

classic, satirizing the often brutal teaching relationship

brooks, ocean cliffs, autumnal vineyards, and deserts, as

a journey between reality and memory through the eyes of

between Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan.

well as cityscapes and decaying graveyards. Contrasting

a q ueer girl graffiti artist. REFLECTIONS visually contrasts the different paths that each of us might choose. DRAGON

Only a class fu ll of misfits and a muta nt blob of

with these images are still photos, home movies, and

sperm can save the day in SUCCUBUS, a send-up of bad

found images that complete a sweeping cultural journey.

DESI RE is a tale about why the Chinese dragon desires the

1950s sci-fi and scream-queen movies; fresh from the

The soundtrack is a voice-over narration from three

celestial pearl. LOVE IN CHAOS juxtaposes the definition of

loony bin after botching an experiment in her back alley

poi nts of view: Walsh's present-day voice (a gay, middle­

perfect love with one couple's attem pt at loving. TROD

sperm bank, a mad scientist dupes a drunken housewife

aged man reflecting on life's passages); a third-person

BLOO is an API queer girl love story that unravels to the

into a scheme to turn every man, woman, and child into a

na rrative descri b i ng Wa lsh's life in the 1 9 70s; and a

beat of 80s pop music and the sweetness of bubble tea.

lesbian with her diabolical "Iezzy" ray gun. THE UNDER­

series of letters written to his father.

All works were created through the Queer Women of

GRAD is a sexy, gender-twisting Super-8 parody of THE

Exploring the stages of one man's life, TH E LOST

Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) digital video work­

GRADUATE, with all the main characters played by women

GENERATIO N revea ls the process of looking back on

shops, conducted by award-winning filmmaker Madeleine

and drag kings; th is playful celebration of both gender and

youth, honestly assessing its lessons, and then moving

Lim. QWOCMAP promotes the creatio.n and exhibition of

sexual l i beration investigates the choice of deviance,

on to the next stage.

films and videos that reflect the experiences, stories, a nd

A quiet, experimental documentary, MAKE OR BREAK

desire, and acceptance. BAD VIBES dir Susan Turley 2004 USA 22 min video M I M I 'S WED D I NG dir Mina Hartong 2000 USA 10 min video ANNIE DEAREST: THE REAL MI RACLE WORKER dirs Terry Galloway, Donna Nudd & Diane Wilkins 2002 USA 5 min video SUCCUBUS dir Bill Kelman 2003 USA 25 min video THE UNDER GRAD dir Michele Mahoney 2003 USA 39 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

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lives of queer women of color.

US is about the very different fa mily backgrounds of a young gay couple.

Filmmakers will be present for a Q&A panel after the screening.

make or break us dir John Palmer 2003 USA 2 1 min video THE LOST G E N ERATION

- KEBO DREW & MADELEINE LIM

dir Jack Wa lsh 2004 USA 65 min video

Program curated by Madeleine Lim.

' dir Kristin Wygal 2003 USA 8 min video A JOURNEY HOME dir Monica Enrfquez 2003 USA 9 min video MILA'S WILL: SNAPSHOT OF A FRISCO NATIVE dir Tina Bartolome 2003 USA 10 min video REFLECTIONS dir Dominique D. De Guzman 2003 USA 7 min video DRAG ON DESIRE dir Madeleine Lim 2004 USA 7 min video LOVE I N CHAOS dir Narissa Lee 2003 USA 10 min video TROO BLOO dir Debbie Ng 2003 USA 3 min video SKATE HER

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Make A Wish

Making G race

Marlon Riggs: 1 0 Years After

Friday June 25 I 1 0 : 15 pm I Herbst

Sunday June 20 I 1 :00 pm I Herbst

Sunday J u ne 20 I 7:30 pm I Roxie

$8 members I $9 general I MAKE25H

$6 members I $7 general I MAKI20H

$8 members I $9 general I MARL20R

Finally, a dyke horror film that's creepy, bloody, and filled

MAKI NG G RACE bri ngs new l ife to the lesbian fa m ily

It's been ten years since renowned documentary film­

with thrills and chills, just begging you to scream at the

home movie. If you've done it, hel ped do it, or a re con­

maker Marlon Riggs died from AIDS. To celebrate his life

screen and save the oh-so-cute gi rls. If you grew up on

templati ng doing it, this fil m h its all the notes of the

and legacy, the Festival presents a special screening of

Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger flicks, you now have

wacky, emotional rollercoaster that is making a family.

Riggs' l a n d m a rk gay work TON G U ES U NTI ED at San

a lesbian classic with creative murderous methods, a

This is not the " L Word " version of the story; this is

Francisco's Roxie Cinema, the location of the film's first

remote Texas wilderness park (where George W. probably

authentic reality-TV.

public screening.

goes to hunt), and a gaggle of ex-girlfriends.

Long-term partners Leslie and Ann Krsul-Sullivan

With the release of TONGUES UNTIED by Frameline

Of course, anyone who throws a camping getaway

want to be moms together. The plan is for Ann to ca rry,

Distribution in 1989, Marlon Riggs transformed the personal documentary with an original and culturally specific mix of

with her ex-girlfriends deserves what she gets, but Susan

and for Leslie to leave a very cool job at Poet's House in

is determi ned to celebrate her birthday in style. She still

New York to stay home with baby. The camera gets up­

poetry, personal narrative, hi p-hop, and performa nce,

has the hots for Monica, but invites Monica's new girl­

close and personal as they go through the process so

creating a tru ly singu lar aesthetic which expanded the

friend as well. Linda (who's now straight) joins the fun ,

m a ny of us have e m b raced: choice of sperm donor,

boundaries of the documentary form. The film also pro­

although h e r boyfriend Steve i s jealous as hell. Chloe i s a

infertility struggles, pregnancy d iscomfort, family issues,

pelled Riggs and queer cinema to the forefront of the Right's

vega n on a bike who wants to kill Susan for starting to eat

baby shower registration, the whole nine yards, and the

battle to de-fund the National Endowment for the Arts.

meat. Dawn is chanting a nd performi ng weird rituals to

whole nine months -and beyond, as the film transitions

Describing the homophobia a nd racism that confront

bring Susan back into her bed. Then there's Michelle,

from MAKING GRACE to raising her, and follows the fam­

black gay men, some of the tales in TONGU ES UNTIED are

who, like most of Susan's exes, cheated on her-but who

ily through baby 's first yea r.

troublesome: the man refused entry to a gay bar because

mysteriously never shows up for the campfire.

The camera in MAKING GRACE is part of the conver­

of his color; the college student left bleeding on the side­

The women are almost delicious enough to die for,

sation, and the characters of the two moms are what keep

walk after a gay-bashing; the loneliness and isolation of

a nd as horny as the teenagers in FRI DAY THE 13TH, but

the film engaging. With her half-empty, Woody Allen-esque

the drag queen. Yet Riggs also presents the rich flavor of

they sure have better technique and a re way more expe­

worldview, Ann epitomizes the over-zealous worrier, while

the black gay male experience, from protest marches and

rienced. There is some great butch-femme scenery and

Leslie tries patiently to get her to calm the heck down.

smoky bars to the language of the "snap diva" and vogue

good ex-girlfriend repartee - but then, the d i sa ppear­

There are a few priceless lesbia n moments in MAKING

dancer. Fifteen years later, TONGUES UNTIED still retains

ances begin . . . .

GRACE; when it's time to go to the hospital, Leslie has to

its rebellious genius and power.

MAKE A WISH

dir Sharon Ferranti 2003 USA 9 6 m i n video

Eligible for the Levi's<!l First Feature Award

drive beca use, she says, "Ann can't merge." "Only i n a car! " Ann retorts. MAKING GRACE

- WENDY LEVY

dir Catherine Gund 2004 United States 87 min video

Special guests will include performance artist, play­ wright, and director Brian Freeman (associate producer on TONGUES UNTIED), poet and teacher Allen White, and oth­ ers who worked both behind and in front of Riggs' camera. Special thanks to Vivian Kleiman, Signifyin' Works, and Jennifer Paige of the UCB Graduate School of Journalism. TONGUES UNTIED

dir Marlon Riggs 1989 USA 55 min video

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Mind If I Call You Sir? Mon day June

21 I 6:30

My Mother Likes Women

My Best Ke pt Secret

pm I Herbst

Wednesday June

23 I 1 :30 pm I

Castro

1 9 I 5:30 p m I

Castro

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This collectio n of shorts exami nes the identities of butch

Coming out films aren't just for teenagers, si nce many of

When a stunning Czech pianist, Eliska, steals their mother's

wo men and FTM men, the unique spaces where they

us struggle to understand our sexuality into adulthood and

heart, sisters Jimena, Elvira, and Sol are not only shocked

intersect, and the a reas where they definitely do not.

beyond. This heartwarm ing collection of shorts shows

-they' re practically despondent. Beautiful but neurotic

'f.Y.. TO 'IJ: FIGHTING TO BE JAKE looks at one man's journey into a body he hopes will bring him happi ness,

people of different ages and backgrounds all "coming out"

Elvira takes it the hardest, plunging into an identity crisis

i n their own way.

that's ultimately as entertaining as it is painful to watch.

while he struggles with his inexperience to find the love

In HAND-SOME, filmmaker Giova nna Chesler, while

he hopes will make him whole. I NSI DE is an experi men­

documenting her sister's dissolving lesbian relationship,

reveals her true feelings while o n stage o n e n ight ­

tal piece that captures the frustration of bei ng gender­

comes to a rea lization about her own sexuality.

causing a scene that embarrasses even the girls' hip,

Rocker Sol, seemingly the coolest about the d iscovery,

ambiguous. The eloquent BUTCH BODY BLUES exami nes

Another filmmaker returns to Iran to talk to her mother,

i ntellectua l father. Conservative J i mena finds herself

the love/hate body images of a host of butch women of

to try to understand why she was sent away 20 years

struggling with her uptight husband's feelings about how

various ages, races, and identities. SKELETON ventures

ago, and to come out in MOTHER/COUNTRY. THE DAY I

the news will affect their young son.

into the mind of an androgynous lesbian of color. MARTI N exami nes the eroticization across class and gender lines

DECI DED TO BE NINA shows how an ll-year-old girl, who ' was born a boy, finds her identity in the face of school­

just for her money and connections, the sisters concoct

between fil m maker and sheep farmer.

mates, friends, and the ongoing threat of bullies.

I n the fascinating BUTCH OR FEMM E?, one woman

Convinced that Eliska must be after their mother a devilish plan to oust the newcomer for good. What unfolds

Horizon/Frameline Completion Fund winner BAREFEET

is a wonderfu l ly crafted moral ity ta le, sparkl i ng with

is assigned overlapping and contradictory identities when

is a hypnotic visual poem addressing the duality of home

intrigue and duplicity, that proves just how far the sisters

she asks a group of friends whether they see her as butch

and family for a South Asian Queer woman.

will go to preserve the social order -and, along the way,

Bringing home the complex and often harsh relation­

or femme. The surprising range of answers illustrates how subjective identity can be. MIND IF I CALL YOU SIR?

ship between queers and their families is MY BEST KEPT

. teaches them a thing or two about meddling in affairs of ' the heart.

looks i nto lives of Latina butches and FTM Latinos, with a

SECRET, which catches the u ncomfortable coming out

Featuring Pedro Almodovar stars Rosa Marfa Sarda

discussion that seeks to find the places where they can

moment on tape, and exposes both the external and inter­

(ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER) as the gi rl's mother, Sofia, and

come together.

nalized homophobia that is a part of the coming out process.

Leonor Watli ng (TALK TO HER) as Elvira, MY MOTHER

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CINDY M. EMCH

- CINDY M. EMCH

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MY BEST KEPT SECRET dir Cheryl Guerriero 2004 US 30 min 35mm THE DAY I DECIDED TO BE NINA dir Ingeborg Jansen 2002 Netherlands 10 min video BAREFEET dir Sonali Gu lati 2004 US 7 m i n video HAND­ SOME dir Giovanna Chesler 2004 US 12 min video MOTHER/COUNTRY

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Spain 96 min 35 mm in Span ish with English subtitles

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83 min

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays

- ERIN CULLERTON

MY MOTHER LIKES WOMEN dirs InEls Paris & Daniela Fejerman 2002

d i r Tina Gharavi 2003 UK 24 min video

86 min

san francisco international lesbian

LIKES WOMEN is an exquisitely shot film that takes us from Madrid to Prague and back again, and steals our.

XX TO XY: FIGHTING TO BE JAKE dir E mily Atef 2003 Germany 20 m i n video INSIDE dir Trish Garner 2003 C a n a d a 6 min video BUTCH BOOY BLUES dir Aleada Minton 2004 US 1 2 min video SKElETON dir Kortney Ryan 2003 US 3 min video MARTIN dir Bill Basquin 2004 US 5 m i n 16mm BUTCH OR FEMME? dir Terry Berman 2003 US 12 m i n video MIND IF I CALL YOU SIR? Dir Mary Guzman 2004 US 28 min video

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Noah's Arc

The Odds of Recovery

On the Downlow

Friday June 1 8 I 8:30 pm I Castro

Tuesday June 22 I 1 :30 pm I Castro

Tuesday June 22 I 9:00 pm I Herbst

$8 members I $9 general I NOAH18C

$6 members I $7 general I ODDS22C

$8 members I $9 general I ONlH22H

Noah, Alex, Ricky, and Chance are four friends l iving the

This latest inti mate documentary from New York fi lm­

Isaac and Angel are two young Latino men who have

gay life in Los Angeles. Noah (Darryl Stephens) is a strug­

maker Su Friedrich tracks her long struggle with various

developed a covert romantic relationship. Both are gang­

gl ing screenwriter embarking on a love affair with a newly

health problems (including six surgeries and a hormone

bangers in Southside Chicago, and to make matters more

o ut a n d m uch m o re s uccessfu l s creenwriter, Wad e

imbalance), her fifteen-year relationship with her lover,

complicated, they belong to rival gangs. Angel decides to

(Jensen Atwood ) . H IV/A I D S cou n s e l o r Alex (Rodney

and her personal efforts to live a healthier life. Bri nging

get out of the Latin Kings and into Isaac's gang, which

Chester) always keeps it real with his clients, but must

a Hi-8 video camera (and a dry sense of humor) along

allows them to spend more time together (which seems to

struggle to do the same with his anesthesiologist boy­

to doctor appointments, Friedrich docu ments her often

consist mostly of cruising around town musing about gang

friend, Trey (Gregory Keith ) . Ricky (Christi a n Vincent)

aggravati ng journey through the Western hea lth care ' syste m . Co rres pondi ngly, s h e util izes 1 6 m m f i l m to

ordinary and being gay certainly is not.

owns a trendy and hip clothing store on Melrose and is the playboy of the group. College professor Chance (Doug

weave in reflections on Eastern medicine, martial arts,

Spearman) has recently married a nd adopted his partner

and gardening.

Eddie's (Jonathan Julian) three-year-old daughter after a

life). They're living a reality where murder and brutality is Both young men struggle to find security within their fami ly, job, church, and a society whose traditional values

Friedrich's personal reflection touches on aging and

pressure them into situations teeming with turbulence and

the fea r of death while it serves as a catalyst for the

repression, ready to pop like the metal they're packin'.

Throw in Chance's amorous teaching assistant, Bryan

viewer's own perspectives a n d e m otions. Friedrich

Things eventually boil over when Angel's connection to the

(Johnny Smith), Ricky's hot, new store clerk, Dwayne (Nate

explains: "While my particular story shapes the film, it's

rival gang is discovered and Isaac's loyalty to his boys- is

Adams), a n,d flam boyantly fabulous fashion designer

less important than the experience of the viewer, who

q uestioned. A dangerous life just .got more dangerous, as

whirlwind courtship.

Romeo (Owen Curry), and you've got a recipe for delicious

should be free to remember his or her own stories, dis­

Isaac is forced to make a life-changing choice between

drama, side-splitting comedy, and shocking sexuality.

approve of, argue with, or identify with my experience."

the honor of his gang or the love of his life.

Directed by Patri k-Ian Po l k ( P U N KS) and fu ll of

With THE ODDS OF RECOVERY, Su Friedrich contin­

Tony S a n c h o a n d M ichael Cortez have gen u i n e

humor, pathos, and insight, NOAH'S ARC gives today's

ues on her path as one of today 's most visionary q ueer

chemistry i n their roles o f Isaac a nd Angel, a n d director

black gay commu nity a voice amid the roar of gay and

filmmakers.

NOAH'S A R C

dir Patrik-Ian Pol k 2004 USA 75 min video

Garcia captures the kinetic energy of the urban barrio,

In PAI N , a breast cancer s u rvivor celebrates 25

lesbian progra mming targeted at the mainstream.

years of surviva l. VOICE/OVER explores silence/spoken

escorting the a ud i ence to house parties and b u rger joints, on foot chases, a nd into l iving room brawls.

word /the ability to speak, and the importance of speak­ ing out about violence, trauma, love, and survival . ENTRY is a sensuous visual poem peeking into unseen images of a woman in a wheelchair.

- lENNI OLSON

- DANIEL "DEWEY" SCHon ON THE DOWNLOW

dir ladeo Garcia 2004 USA 90 min video

Eligible for the Levi's® First Feature Award

PAIN

dir A. Rosser Goodman 2003 USA 3 min video ENTRY dir Shelley Barry 2003 USA 7 min video VOICE/OVER dir Shelley Barry 2004 6 min video THE O D DS OF RECOVERY dir Su Friedrich 2002 USA 65 min 16mm TOTAL R U N N I N G TIME:

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Paternal Instinct

Pills, Profits, Protest: Voices of Global AIDS Activists

Saturday June 1 9 I 1 :30 pm I Herbst $6 members I $7 general I PATE19H

Friday June 1 8 I 1 :00 pm I Castro $6 members I $7 general I PILL18C

A delightful and emotional documentary about gay par­ enting, PATERNAL INSTI NCT explores contemporary gay

Queeruption Friday June 18 I 1 0:1 5 pm I Roxie $8 members I $9 general I QUEE18R

A hot bed of political activism, revolutionary music, and

Pharmaceutical companies are killing 4.0 million H IV +

some serious taking back of capitalist space, the shorts

l ife, family patterns, and personal choices with a few

people worldwide. For activists of all stripes, or anyone

that make up QUEERUPTION give a gl i mpse into what is

twists and turn� that bri ng us back to ... love !

who has ever had to pay too much for a prescription,

going both right and wrong in the camp of the radical left.

Mark a n d Eric a re successfu l professionals and

PILLS, PROFITS, PROTEST is a look at life-and-death ques­

Taking a look at San Francisco's Folsom Street Fai r,

longtime partners who realize that their next frontier is to

tions of health care, how com munity responses to combat

CALIFORNIA RECALL-FOLSOM STYLE goes into the street

become parents. Seeking a surrogate to bear their child,

this problem vary from country to country, and how action

to capture the views of participants and voyeurs. Further

they are pleasantly su rprised to find an agreeable part­

and inaction can each create a ripple effect of change. If

down the coast, PRIDE AND POLITICS introduces us to a

ner in Wen, a wife, mother, and practicing witch. Mutu­

you've ever wondered, " But what can I do?" or thought,

group of lesbians who turn their home, which is directly on

ally committed to bringing the child into a su pportive

" My actions don't matter," PILLS drives home the powerful

the Long Beach Pride Parade route, into a stationary float

world of love, Mark, Eric and Wen em bark upon an ardu­

message of just how important individual action can be.

by having a DIY political poster party. .

ous emotional path of pitfalls and h i l ltops, including

THINK/ POSITIVE looks at the controversial paths that

POOR WHITE TRASH GIRL utilizes legos and paper

enda ngered pregnancy, interpersonal and fam ilial ten­

some HIV + folks have taken to deal with thei r illness, from

dolls to highlight the anger that arises from class con­

sions, and a n ever-growing realization of the changes

taking the full AIDS cocktails to taking no drugs at all.

this new life will bring.

EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, narrated by Ian McKellan,

sciousness. WHAT ARE WE DOI N G TONIGHT? follows a group of feminist billboard liberators as they take back

Faced with questions that' confront many other

chronicles the persecution of gays around the world and

modern cou ples (adoption versus i n semi nation, the

s h ows how p u b l i c press ure, most nota bly from the

COUP D'ETAT talks to musicians from Le Tigre, I ndigo

parsi ng of breadwinning and child-rea ri ng responsibili­

activism of the I nternational Gay and Lesbian Human

Girls, The Butchies, Babes in Toyland, and more to see

ties, and the protocols and emotional stakes of the par­

Rights Commission (IGLHRC), has fostered change and

·how they use music to define themselves and thei r femi­

ent- s urrogate relationship), the lovers and their new

increased protections for the LGBT community.

nism. Frustrated by mainstream Pride representations,

sexist messages in an urban landscape.

friend also find lightness and humor in the enormity of

A must-see for anyone who has ever questioned

MARKET THIS! looks at radicals who, not content simply to

their leap into the future, as they harness the prerogative

the morality of pharmaceutical companies, wondered

complain and rest on their laurels, put together an anti­

of parenting in a manner all their own. Through it all, the

what the big fuss was about, or has any sort of passion

capitalist, social justice, workshop-oriented queer festival

access provided to fi lmmaker Murray Nossel is remark­

for social justice, this collection of films is an education

called QUEERUPTION, which ends up having some prob­

able, as we are present for insemi nation and child birth

in how �o create change and the potential of what can

lems of its own.

(and happily, for a few delightful moments of toddler­

ha ppen if we don't.

WHAT ARE WE D O I N G TONI GHT?

hood) , feel ing absolutely welcome at every stage. H u m a n istic, ca n d i d , a n d rich in i nti mate d eta i l , PATERNAL INSTI NCT i s an inspiring portrait of gay par­ enti ng in the new mil len nium. PATERNAL I NSTINCT

- SHANNON I(ELLEY

dir Murray Nossel 2003 USA 75 min video

& LESBIAN dir Renee Rosenfeld USA 14 min video think! POSITIVE dir Renee Brown & Chris Castro 2004 Austra lia 16 min video PILLS, PROFITS, PROTEST: VOI CES O F GLOBAL AIDS ACTIVISTS dirs Anne-christine d'Adesky & Ann T. Rossetti 2003 USA 60 min video EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE: TH E INTERNATIONAL GAY H U MAN R I G HTS COMMISSION

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dir Marie Vermeiren 2002 Belgiu m 7 min video C O U P D' ETAT dir Tammy Lynn Cresswell 2004 USA 30 min video POOR W H I T E TRASH G I RL - CLASS C ON S C I O US N ESS d i r Kelly Spivey 2003 USA 6 min 16mm THE CALI FORNIA RECALL - FOLSOM STYLE di rs Erica Milsom & Rebecca Weisser 2003 USA 8 min video P R I D E AND POLITICS dir Vivian Price 2004 USA 14 min video MARKET THIS! QUEER RADICALS RESPOND TO GAY ASSIMILAT I O N dir Paper Tiger Television 2001 USA 28 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

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- CINDY M. EMCH

93 min


Raspberry Reich

Resisting Paradise

Friday June 25 I 6:00 pm I Roxie

Friday June 25 I 1 1 :00 pm I Castro

Thursday June 24 I 7:30 pm I Roxie

$8 members I $9 general I RAIN25R

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$8 members I $9 general I RESl24R

Rainbow Pride

Men and women finally come togeth er in this festival

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the the­

Henri Matisse's artwork will never look the same, and

program high lighting two perennial community favorites

ater, iconocl astic bad-boy Bruce LaBruce serves up a

it's all Barba ra Ham mer's fault! In RESISTING PARADISE,

-the boldest conti ngent of every Pride parade, Dykes on

quintessentially provocative sex comedy, dishing out dol­

the 2000 Frameline Award recipient takes art out of the

Bikes, and the ra inbow Pride flag, which originated i n

lops of lust with a hilarious send-up of revolutionary dis­

galleries and museums and into our conscience.

San Francisco a n d has become the symbol o f the q ueer

course. Taking up where his outrageous SKIN FLICK left

While Hammer was an a rtist-in-residence in South­

movement across the US and around the world.

off, LaBruce crafts a timely burlesque of terrorist fear and

ern France, she wanted to explore abstraction in the same

terrorist chic, loosely based on the saga of the infamous

way that Matisse and Pierre Bonnard had. But when the

RAINBOW PRIDE documents the creation of the flag by San Franciscan Gilbert Baker, with fascinating asides.

Baader-Meinhof ga ng of 1 970s Berlin. Along the way,

fighting in Kosovo erupted, she felt called upon to make a

(You'll learn why pink, "the color of sex," was dropped from

LaBruce pinpoints the sexual pleasur� that attaches itself

very different film, asking whether art can exist during

the current flag design.) Full of d rama, dish, and delightful

to violence and political passion, as cherished pol itical

political crisis and war.

anecdotes, this film will not only charm you, but also instill

assumptions are extinguished with every cum shot.

a true sense of pride around a flag that rallies together queer folks all over the world. SAN FRANCISCO DYKES ON BI KES recounts the high­

Seeking the overthrow of the "fascist ins ect" of

The resulting documentary contrasts the lives of Matisse and Bonnard during WWII with those of two French

global ca pitalism and its attendant wars, shrill, dogmatic

Resistance fighters. Lisa Fittko describes how, duri ng

Gudrun oversees a cell of hunky, cute revolutionaries,

the war, she led phi losopher Walter Benjamin over the

drama brawls of the earliest biker days, when the tough­

coachi ng them i n cou ntercu ltural credos and ritu als.

Pyrenees and into Spain. Marie-Ange Allibert Rodriguez

est of the tough lesbians had to fight against the sexism

These include the radical practice of gay sex, which (she

reveals how she doctored the documents of hundreds of

of their gay brothers, who tried to force them out of Pride

explai ns) flies in the face of the hetero establishment.

Jews, at the risk of her own life. We also discover that,

by proclaiming, "This is our parade !" Even as the group

With more or less enthusiasm, her disciples apply them­

while Matisse was in his studio painting, his wife and

rose in prominence, it almost imploded due to in fighting.

selves to these rigors while hatching a plot to bring public

daughter joi ned the Resistance and were captured and tor­

But with hard work, the women emerged stronger in spirit

attention to their agenda: kidna pping the (handsome) son

tured by the Nazis. Hammer's mani pu lation of the fi lm remi nds us that, just as art must always find new forms

and greater in num bers than ever before, to become one

of a wealthy industrialist. When their prey is captured and

of the most recognizable symbols of Pride for people the

su ita bly tied up, it's a very i nvolved negotiation that

and styles, so history itself needs to be constantly reviewed

world over, a true crowd favorite enjoyed by queers of

determines who will deflower the wealthy scion in a video

in order to rediscover new truths.

every stripe.

message to bourgeois pigs everywhere!

SAN FRAN CI SCO DYKES ON BI KES

dir Sheila A. Malone 2004 USA 35

min video RAIN BOW PRIDE

Also screening is LAST YEAR AT VILLA SERBELLONI,

To kick things off: H USTLE, an erotic music video featuring Shawn a Virago and the Deadly N ighshades.

dir Marie-Jo Ferron 2003 Canada 52 min video

- SHANNON KELLEY HUSTLE

dir Shawn a Virago 2003 USA 4 min video RASPBERRY REICH dir Bruce LaBruce 2004 Germany 90 min video

Hammer's newest short fi lm. A man and a woman con­ necVdiscon nect in a 1 6th-centu ry Italian villa as two leather-clad men prance through the halls with whips and chains. LAST YEAR A T VILLA SERBELLON I

dir Barbara Hammer 2003 USAlltaly

7 min video RESISTING PARADISE

C O - P R E S ENTED BY

The Women's Building

dir Barbara Ha mmer 2003 USA 90 min video

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Round Trip

Th e Safety of Objects

Thursday June 2 4 I 6 : 3 0 pm I Castro

Saturday June 19 I 1 0:00 pm I Roxie

Monday June 21 I 1 0:00 pm I Roxie

$8 members I $9 general I ROUN24C

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What begi ns as one woman's esca pe fro m a lifeless

Set in Sa n Francisco at the height of the dot com boom ,

Director Rose Troche, this year's recipient of the Frame­

marriage, a dead-end job, and weekly bomb threats turns

RTFM explores a weekend in the life of overworked and

line Award , possesses a unique d i rectorial talent that

into a gripping story of personal . and sexual rediscovery.

undersexed computer geek Dev. After putting the finish­

del ivers honest films without being intrusive. THE SAFETY

Living in the northern Israeli town of Qiryat Shemone, Nurit

ing touches on her company's most recent project - a

OF OBJECTS, based on the stories of A.M. Homes, offers

decides a change-sans her husband -will do her good.

website that recommends executive gifts - Dev heads

a particularly effective fly-on-the-wa l l perspective on

Setting her sights on the big city of Tel Aviv, she convinces

back to her apartment for some much needed R&R. The

the lives of four neighboring families who share overlap­

her reticent children to join her by telling them, "Tel Aviv

only problem is that things at home aren't quite what

ping maladies.

is great for kids. There are no Katyusha rockets there."

they used to be. Loosely taking its cue from the real ity­

When a traumatized but vigilant mother and a grief­

altering works of David Lynch, RTFM is a wild fantasy

stricken sister look after a bed-ridden, comatose young

Once in Tel Aviv, though, life is anything but perfect. Nurit finds herself back at a familiar crossroads, as a n

ride of psychotic bosses, com puter progra mmi ng, and

man, the women's volatile relationship quickly ignites a

overworked b u s driver with hardly any time to see h e r chil­ dren. On the advice of a co-worker, she hires ' a dazzling

sexua l intrigue.

fuse that takes us out of the sickroom and into the neigh­

Newcomer Julia Buchholz steals the show as the

bors' lives, exposing unforeseen relationshi ps. Shame,

Ghanaian i mmigrant na med Mushidi to watch Hila and

wide-eyed, sharply dressed Dev, who scram bles franti­

secrecy, and anger are the potentially combustible ele­

lohar in exchange for room and board. Mushidi quickly

cally to make sense of her new, upside-down world.

ments around which everyone ·seems to dance. Like a jet

ushers in the sort of domesticity and emotional support the

Within a 48-hour period, she fi nds herself reduced to

building up massive force for take-off, THE SAFETY OF

little household has been lacking. And, much to her own

transcribing com puter code from matchsticks found on

N U MBERS steadily builds tension as it lays bares each

surprise, Nurit finds herself fall ing in love.

her kitchen floor, struggling through su rreal bar conver-

fa mily's secrets, displaying the su re-footed subtlety that

A poign ant and moving portra it of l ife in Israel, , sations, dealing with one-n ight sta nds that go up i n

has become the hallmark of Troche's work.

ROUND TRIP exa mines the sometimes circular routes we

smoke, a n d su rrendering to a recurring d ream that puts

While it's impossible to overlook the Hollywood stars

take in life, and the uneasy choices we must make along

her face-to-face with her inner child. When the story

and stalwarts - Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney, Patricia

the way. Anat Waxman (Nu rit) and N athati Moshesh

runs the risk of becoming just another hapless exam ina­

Clarkson, Moira Kelly, Mary Kay Place, and Robert Klein

(MushidD bring an effortlessness to the love between the

tion of an alter-ego gone wild, lucky for us, there's a sur­

- viewers will also enjoy spotting prior Festival favorites

two women, but the most satisfying relationship to watch

prise ending.

in the engaging cast, including talented Guinevere Turner

- ERIN CULLERTON

is the evolving bond between mother and da ughter.

(GO FISH, SFILGFF 1994) as the doll's voice, and hunky

- ERIN CULLERTON

RTFM

ROUND TRIP

dir Shahar Rosen 2003 Israel 95 min video in Hebrew and English with English subtitles

C O - P R E S ENTED BY S P O N S O R E D BY

Eligi ble for the Levi's® First Feature Award

2000) as delusional Randy. THE SAFETY O F OBJECTS

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

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Special thanks to ·the Consulate Genera I of Israel

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dir H.L. Winkler 2004 Germa ny/USA 100 min video

Ti mothy O lyphant (BROKEN H EA RTS CLU B , S F I LG F F

Mad Cat Women's International Film Festival

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dir Rose Troche 2001 USA 121 min 35mm


Shiner

Saints and Sinners

Skool's Out New Films by Queer Youth

Saturday June 26 I 2:00 pm I Roxie

Friday June 1 8 I 1 0:30 pm I C astro

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Timely and uplifting, this documentary tells a story that

Christian Caison's hard-hitti ng first feature wastes no

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soon m ight not seem so u n u s u a l : that of a wedd ing

time in establishing its director as a bold artist with a

between two gay men. But the fil m is also an inspiring

distinct and provocative point of view. SHINER not only

portrait of a commu nity of faith, affi rming its mem bers'

packs a ferocious wallop, it rei nterprets gay experience

great collection of short narrative films - stories of dis­

dign ity to live and love as gay people.

with an iconoclastic fla i r that recalls and re-ups the

crimi nation, coming out, fighting add ictions, and love.

Edward DeBonis and Vi ncent Man iscalco, life long Roman Catholics, are comm itted partners living in New

danger of the New Queer Cinema of the early 1990s. In a stark but hyper-energized nightscape, SHI NER

Young queer filmmakers from around the world deliver a

EPI PHANY, directed �y a 14-year-old, is a searing

portrait of a suicidal youth who has a revelation about

York - and they want to marry. They are also members of

introduces us to a number of lovers - but to see their

himself during a high school counseling session. When a

Dignity, an orga nization of gay Cathol ics who worship

love, it may be necessary to look hard and not flinch.

young dyke is suddenly attacked, she takes survival into

together, though without the approval of Rome. Their path

Handsome Tim resents the prying eyes of gym attendant

her own hands in ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS. EVERYTHING

to the altar hasn't been a cakewalk; their relationship has

Bob as he showers and d resses - but Tim's resentment

is a heart-wrenching journey through the life of a Sikh

survived for seven years, but only after Ed (once married

is so obsessive that he becomes a sta lker in reverse,

boy who struggles to fi nd his identity. In STICKS AN D

to a woman) came out to his family, knowing it was the

exuding menace and fairly frantic to precipitate . . . some­

STONES, Cameron, a young auto mechanic, has trouble accepting his girlfriend's roommate's sexuality. Stories

only way he could keep Vincent in his life. Little expecting

thing. Secret lovers Tony and Danny trade sex for brutal

the church's sanction, the men, supported by their friends

beati ngs in their clandestin e relationship - but when

and lives -all different, but all un ited by their search for

in Dignity, strive to forge the elements of a wedding, seeing

reckless Danny invites a stranger i nto their world, the

a happy ending -criss-cross in the hallways of the gay

it as a matter of faith and honor. Booking a willing Episco­ pal church and a willing, gay Catholic priest are a good

overflow of violence threatens to undo its perfect balance. These are only some of the high-impact re i ationshi ps that

d reamscape collide when a tarot reader uncovers his

day's work. But it's even trickier rallying fa mily members;

unfold in this two-fisted cosmos. In each case, "How far

own destiny during a client's reading in TEMPTING FATE.

publishing an announcement in The New York Times, and

will the violence go?" seems merely another way of ask­

In R U N N I N G WITHOUT SOU N D, Sean', a deaf high

forcing everyone to confront unfamiliar questions: is this

ing, "How deep is your love?"

wedding legitimate, and truly Catholic?

gh etto in P I N K SH EEP. Fate and free wil l , desire and

school student, discovers camaraderie a mong his cross­

Tu rning the romantic ideal on its head, Caison posits

cou ntry teammates and finds himself especially drawn

With its flurry of arrangements (Ward robe! Flowers !

an alarm i ng universe - i nventive but stri kingly viable,

to the team's top runner, Derek. As Derek allows Sean to

Dance lessons!), the fi lm pai nts a delightfully romantic

with heady, dreamlike overtones. Lean , elemental and

pursue an attraction neither of them understand, both

portrait, but also soberly illustrates the self-knowledge

unrelenting, SHI NER introduces a challenging new voice

struggle to defi ne their friendship and sexual ity.

and determination that gay people m ust often summon

to the cinematic conversation about gay love and desire.

to claim their birthright within communities of faith. - SHANNON KELLEY SAINTS AND SINNERS

d i r Abigail Honor 2004 USA 86 min video

- SHANNON KELLEY SHINER

dir Christian Ca ison 2003 USA 89 min video

Eligible for the Levi's® First Feature Award

EPIPHANY

dir Oscar Fernandez 2000 USA' 7 min video ONE OF THOSE dir Melinda Johnston 2003 Canada 7 min video EVERYTHI N G dir Harjant Gill 2002 USA/India 8 min video STICKS AND STONES dir Allisson Saterlee 2002 USA 8 min video PINK SHEEP 'dirs Craig Boreham & Peta Jane Lenehan 2004 Australia 20 min video TEMPTING FATE dirs Clare Butler & Lex Lindsay 2003 Australia 15 min video RUNNING WITHOUT SOUND dir Judd King 2003 USA 13 min video N I GHTS

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Straight-Jacket

Strangers in Our Sameness

Sugar

Monday June 2 1 I 6:30 pm I Castro

Sunday June 20 I 5:00 pm I Herbst

Thursday June 24 I 9:00 pm I Castro

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$6 members I $7 general I STRA20H

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Hollywood in the 1 950s: the postwar economy and the

The next wave of queer filmmakers takes us on a journey

An 1 8-year-old suburban boy. A new skateboard. A joint.

movie busi ness are boo m i ng. But trouble is looming!

that looks i nto the transformation of a self through gen­

A subway token. These four elements make the perfect

Commies a re the new American bogeymen, and Holly­

der, and how we relate to our bodies once our bodies a re

begi nning to a film based on the short stories of outre,

wood studios a re crawling with Feds seeking Reds.

changed , even if only through the perceptions of others.

risque queer artist Bruce LaBruce. U rged on by his little sister to go get laid on his

Hunky movie star Guy Stone (Matt Letscher) has little

In FLOWER ARRANGING FOR B EGINNERS, riot grrl Jo

to fear; he openly enjoys the spoils of the American dream.

tries to create a funeral flower arrangement true to the

birthday, our hero Cliff (Andre Noble) heads into the big

But he also enjoys other guys, and since the government

gender and spirit of her best friend, Lynette, regardless of

city and meets street hustler Butch, played with a sear­

boys figure gay is as good as Communist, the studio fears

the gender bei ng asserted at the buri a l . OPERATION

i n g m ix of ferocity and te nderness by Bre n d a n Fe h r

that the public may detect something "pink," if not pinko,

I NVERT looks i nto the corol laries between toxic botox

("Roswell," FINAL DESTINATION). After a night together,

about Guy. They quickly fix him up i n a sham ma rriage to

injections for feminine beauty and the surgical and hor­

and a bowl of corn flakes no one will ever forget, an

would-be actress Sally (Carrie Preston). Sweet but simple,

mone-reated transformations of FTMs as new forces of

unusual first romance is set in motion amidst the hook­

Sally is happy with her Hollywood dream marriage, even if

biological terrorism. REAL takes the viewer into an unau­

ers, d rugs, and streets of Toronto. But the tables a re

Guy is conspicuously absent from the conjugal bed.

thorized landscape as it explores one librarian's preoccu­

turned on Butch when Cliff bri ngs him home, a nd Butch

pation with her gender legitimacy. The sensitive a n d

is touched by the strength and hope of Cliff's family.

Meanw h i l e , slimy Freddie (Jack Plotnick) , Guy 's bitter riva l, plots to expose him and replace him as a

sincere ROCK IN A HARD PLACE looks a t the rough life o f a

Based on JD, a collection of LaBruce's short stories,

screen idol. As for Guy, big cha nges occur when he

tomboy, whose only salvation lies in the close friendship

director John Palmer has brilliantly depicted a decadent

meets dreamy, leftist screenwriter Rick (Adam Greer) ,

s h e forms with her new neighbor ac ross the street.

descent from adolescence into manhood. Rem i niscent of

and ponders whether being a progressive would help

STRANGERS IN OUR SAMENESS is a n autobiograph ical

the gritty luminescence of MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO, an

him make progress in Rick's well-filled trousers! Caught

video from a young gender-queer person documenting the

X-rated rea lity is brought to the film by co-writer Todd

in a compromising position with Rick, Guy is offered the

journey of his transformation as he tries to relate to him­

Klinck, who was working as an escort at the time and

chance to save his cqreer by ratting out other gays, but

self, his former body, and his lover throughout the process.

i ncorporated his' own experiences into the adaptation of

that would mean losing h i s new boyfriend. What's a horny Hol lywood hunk to do?Writer/director Richard Day shines with this campy follow-up to his hi larious GI RLS WILL BE GI RLS. Featur­ ing stylish design, crackling comedic dialogue, and a superb cast, STRAIGHT-JACKET will have you in stitches.

FLOWER ARRANG I N G FOR BEGI N N ERS

dir Jason Barker 2004 UK 1 0 m i n video OPERATION INVERT d i r Tara Mateik 2003 USA 1 2 m i n video REAL dir Tera Mallette 2003 Canada 5 min video ROCK I N A HARD PLACE dir Sara St. Martin Lynne 2004 USA 16 min video STRAN GERS I N OUR SAMENESS dir Zane Thim mesch-Gill 2003 USA 55 min video

TOTAL RUNNING TIME:

98 min

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ZEPHYR

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newcomer Noble and teen heartth rob Fehr, as well as sup­ porting peliormances by Sarah Polley (GO, DAWN OF THE DEAD) as a maternal drug dealer, and Haylee Wanstall (THE SAFETY O F O BJECTS, "Queer as Folk") as Cliff's

S U GAR

dir Richard Day 2004 USA 96 min 35mm

S PO N S O R E D B Y

SUGAR is sweetened by the brave peliormances of

wise-beyond-her-years little sister.

- SHANNON KELLEY STRAIG HT-JACKET

LaB ruce's stories.

FTM International

dir John Palmer 2004 Canada 78 min 35mm

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Superstar i n a H o used ress: The life and Lege nd of Ja ckie C u rtis Sun day June

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A Swiss Rebel: Annemarie Schwarzenbach 1 908- 1 942 Thursday June

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Craig Highberger's documentary portrait of Jackie Curtis

An intrigu ing figure from our forgotten history emerges in

shines a spotlight on the amazing career of the late, great

this revealing Swiss documentarY about lesbian writer

a legal firestorm in Australia. A decade later, some of the

Andy Warhol superstar. A revolutionary personality a nd

and photographer Annemarie Schwarzenbach.

veterans of that night come together to remember the night

When cops raided the Tasty nightclub in Melbourne in 1994, strip-searching 463 patrons, the incident unleashed

they had to fight for the right to party. This is no stodgy

gender outlaw, Curtis both defied and exploded sexual

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Milan

roles, and stylishly established performance as a way of

Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, A SWISS REBEL is based

REMEMBERI N G STONEWALL, though . THE TASTY BUST

on newly discovered a rchival material which provides a

REU N ION isn't just talking heads; it's about getting head in

numerous Curtis contemporaries, recalls Jackie's life and

window not only on Schwarzenbach, but on queer and

the grope maze. Through candid recollections and sexy

times, and illustrates the indelible mark made by this

anti-Fascist artists in Europe just before WWI I . The film

reenactments, director Stephen Maclean dishes up a lively

irreplaceable artist.

is also a psychological study of a complex and talented

portrait of door bitches and avid partiers, many of whom

woman plagued by her own demons, including a nasty

think the 50-odd cops a re part of some gay-men-in­

everyday living. This documentary, which brings together

Raised by his mother a nd grandmother in New York's lower East Side, young John Holder, Jr. absorbed a unique

uniform show. But it's the patrons who have to strip, while

heroin habit.

the cops shine flashlights up their butts looking for drugs.

blend of . street s m a rts and fem i n i n e mysti q ue. As a

Born in 1908, Annemarie Schwarzenbach was torn

teenager and theater maven, "Jackie" was already experi­

between the constraints of her conservative, aristocratic

The Tasty bust was tra umatic. Drag queens had their

menting with blurred gender roles when drag was merely

family, and her own radical politics. She wrote about queer

wigs removed, clubbers were busted on their very first

a matter of impersonating the opposite sex. Rising from the

identity long before it was fashionable. I n 1930, she fin­

night out at the Tasty, and respected businessmen sud­

earthy environs of the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

ished her first novel and became friends with Erika and

denly found themselves reduced to nothing. This cheeky

to the heights of underground superstardom (often teamed

Klaus Mann. Her remarkable writings and photographs

documentary, by turns soberi ng, shocking, and laugh­

with Holly Woodlawn and Candy Darling), Jackie repre­

documented travels in the Middle East and Central Asia,

aloud funny, recreates a terrifying night that forged an

the rise of Fascism in Europe, and the state of racism and

unlikely group of friends. They all went out one night to

A host of Jackie's associates from stage and screen

labor relations in the USA. But An nemarie's conflicts with

party-and ended up taking on the Victoria police force.

flesh out this unique story with remin iscences, including

her family, her addiction, her tumultuous love affairs, and

Police n ever fazed Desi d'Orsay-Lawrence, even

Holly Woodlawn, Joe Dal lesa ndro, Taylor Mead, Sylvia

her inability to get her radical work published in SwitZer­

when they confiscated one of her films from the 60s,

Miles, Paul Morrissey, Harvey Fierstein, and Lily Tomlin,

land sent her spinning into frequent depressions.

sented the perfect movie star for a generation at unrest.

claiming it was pornogra phic. One of Australia's grand

who also narrates. Packed with amazing archival footage

If A SWISS REBEL whets your appetite to know more

female impersonators is profiled in A SPOONFUL OF D ESI.

and no shortage of glitz, SUPERSTAR IN A HOUSEDRESS

about this remarkable woman, be sure to see anothe r

- SANDIP ROY

is a fitting testa me nt to a pivota l pioneer of sexu a l

fi lm in this yea r's Festival, JOURNEY TO KAFIRISTAN, a

expression and li beration.

fictional treatment of Schwarzenbach's romantic journey

- SHANNON KEllEY

SUPERSTAR IN A HOUSEDRESS: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF JACKIE CURTIS d i r Craig Highberger 2003 USA 95 min video

with writer Ella Maillart.

- ERICA MARCUS

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A SWISS REBEL: ANNEMARIE SCHWARZENBACH 1 908-1 942 d i r

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Testosterone Saturday June 26 I 6:00 pm I Castro

Satu rday June 19 I 1 :00 pm I Roxie

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Dean (David Sutcl iffe) can't seem to finish the follow-up

Poignant, political, and celebratory, these shorts explore

to his incredibly successful first novel, " I was a Teenage

the realities of living life as a transgender person, and

Speed Frea k." His fans wait in expectation, and his edi­

Delmas Howe is an acclaimed artist, exhibiting his neo­

how that influences every nuance of thought, movement,

classical pai ntings in Europe and in major U.S. cities,

tor, Louise (Jennifer Coolidge) keeps hounding him to get

a nd i ndeed life itself.

Saturday June 26 I 1 :1 5 pm I Castro $6 mem bers I $7 general I TRUT26C

including New York and Sa n Francisco. But his work is

to work. But Dean can't think of anything right now other

The ani mated DRIVE THRU finds a young FTM perus­

not accepted in his hometown of Truth or Consequences,

than h is missing Argenti ne lover, Pablo (Antonio Sabato,

ing a fast-food menu serving up an array of hormone and

New Mexico, or in many ga lleries in the U.S. because the

J r.), who went out one n ight for ciga rettes and never

surgical options, and featuring "crappy options at cri p­

came back.

pling prices." In TRANSPLANT LIFE, a 30-year-old trans

68-year-old painter depicts unabashedly gay men. Doc­ umentary filmmaker Matt Sneddon ex plores Howe's bold

This is no ordinary romantic fixation o r simple amber

man enters a cycle of giving as he donates his kidney to

work and examines life in his idiosyncratic hometown,

alert -it's a maniacal obsession that quickly finds Dean

his mother, who, exactly 30 years before, gave him life.

where Christian Fu ndamentalism is on the rise.

on a plane to Buenos Aires. M i n utes afte r l a n d i ng,

BORN QUEER: DEAR DOCTORS hits hard at doctors who

Dean heads for Pablo's fa mily home where he accosts

exercise their prejud ices and power over those who are

artists, the director examines Howe's work and the strug­

his mother (Sonia Braga) and meets Sofia (Celina Font),

too young to claim their genitalia as their own. SOME REA­

gle to get his work exhibited in New Mexico. Sneddon also

the sophisticated owner of a cafe that happens to sit right

SONS FOR LIVING follows two Latina trans women of two

chron icles the artist's masterful series, "Stations: A Gay

across the street.

generations who become friends and sisters; through their

Passion," set in New York City during the 70s. Based on

Through interviews with art coUectors, scholars, and

Dean's pursuit also finds him bedd ing down with the

expe riences a n d mutu a l support of each other they

the Stations of the Cross, the series is Howe's response

bell boy at his hotel, unknowi ngly encountering Pablo's

emerge as powerful warriors, making it clear that there is

to "the gay rights revolution, sexual experimentation, the

Argenti ne lover at a local bookstore, a nd crashing the

no weakness in fighting for your own right to exist. TOILET

,advent of AI DS, losing the community that I loved, [and]

wedding reception of a very close acqua intance.

TRAI NING: LAW AND ORDER IN THE BATHROOM shows

ta king care of friends who were dying." "Stations" was

why a trip to the bathroom can be stressful and, at worst,

first exhibited in San Francisco in 2001 .

As Dean u ncovers m o re a nd more truths abo ut Pa blo, his m other, and Sofia , trouble sta rts swirl i ng

l ife-t h reate ni ng, and what some activi sts are d o i ng

Integral to the documentary i s Truth o r Consequences,

a ro u nd h i m . When he fi n a l ly co nfro nts h i s ex-lover,

to change that. JOAN ROUGHGARDEN -SEX, LIES AND

where Howe now lives. Sneddon creates a sna pshot of

Dean's wielding a mac hete (because he's decided a

DARWIN is about the Stanford biologist whose revolution­

small-town life through interviews with its inha bitants,

chainsaw would make too much noise).

ary theories stem in part from her own gender transition,

including a Christian Fundamentalist church leader and

as she shakes up the scientific world.

the ed itor of the local newspa per. The story of Delmas

Based o n the n ovel by James Robert Baker and d i re cted by S F I LGFF Audience Awa rd -wi nn er David Moreton (EDGE OF SEVENTEEN), this torrid and sophisti­ cated production examines that fine line between love and obsession. TESTOSTERONE

dir David Moreton 2003 USA 101 min 35mm

D R IVE TH RU dir Jed Bell 2004 USA 4 min 35mm TRANSPLANT LIFE dir Abe Garland Doherty 2004 USA 12 min video B O R N QUEER: D EAR D O CTORS dir Eli seMbessakwini 2003 Australia/USA 5 min video SOME REASONS FOR LIVI NG dirs Harjant Gill & Jesse Cortez 2003 USA 20 min video TOILET TRA I N ING: LAW AND ORDER I N THE BATH ROOM dir Tara Mateik 2003 USA 26 min video JOAN ROUGHGARDEN-SEX, LIES AND DARWIN dir Paul Oremland 2004 UK 30 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G TIME:

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Tying the Knot

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A modern retelling of Dickens's classic novel Oliver Twist

This timely documenta ry fi l m uses a rchival footage,

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may seem a monumental task for a 23-year-old, first-time

news c l i ps, and heartfelt i nterviews to make a com­

feature director. However, Jacob Tierney 's TWIST is an

pelling case for gay m a rriage. TYI NG THE KNOT chal­

Jeanne-a wife, mother, and osteopath-feels desperately

extremely assured film. The writer-director draws on his

lenges the notion of "traditional marriage" and argues

lonely and incomplete. In the drudgery of her daily routine,

years in front of the camera (his acting credits, begin ning

for lesbian and gay inclusion in this basic civil right. The

Jeanne feels her youth slipping away. Her husband and son

at age eight, include THE NEON BI B LE and THIS IS MY

film examines the institution of marriage today and how

give Jeanne stability and a feeling of connectedness, but

FATH ER) to el icit exquisitely subtle performances from

it has changed through history.

she longs for deeper expression and sensuality in her life.

an ensemble cast headed by newcomer Joshua Close as

A tender home video of Florida police officers Mickie

Then she meets a professional dancer, Marie, at a disco

Mashburn and Lois Morrero's commitment ceremony is

party, and cautiously enrolls in Marie's dance class ­

The pickpockets of the origi nal story have disap­

juxtaposed with the agonizing indignity of marriage dis­

where passions erupt. Marie, a self-assured, seductive,

peared, replaced by young male hustlers. Gone are the

crimi nation when Lois is killed on the job and Mickie is

free spirit, rekindles Jeanne's love for romance, sex, and

workh ouses and the h o rrors of Victori a n s l u m l ife,

denied her life partner's pension. When his life partner

dance. Marie's wild and spirited nature ignites desires in

replaced by the frigid streets of present-day Toronto. One

dies, an Oklahoma rancher is booted off the property

Jeanne that lead her on an emotionally dangerous journey

thing that remains from the novel is the cruelty of the

they built together. A gay man living on the East Coast is

of self-discovery.

world depicted: TWIST is most definitely not the rollicking

unable to get a green card for his Argentinean life part­

Jeanne's home life is irrevocably disturbed when her

ner. A New York City police officer and a Pentagon worker

husband discovers that his lovely and dutiful wife is fi nd­

the almost angelic Oliver.

good time of the much-loved musical adaptation. Tierney's version is told from the point of view of the Artful Dodger (Nick Stahl, of HBO's "Carnivale"), a veteran

endure tremendous suffering after the loss of their life

ing fulfillment in the arms of an attractive and untamed

partners in the wake of 9/1 1.

woman. The very idea of romance and sex with another

of the streets who knows intimately the laws of this

These true accounts powerfully illustrate that, with­

woman is far from the reality Jeanne knows, and threat­

unsympathetic jungle. One evening, he picks up Oliver, an

out marriage, same-sex partners are denied both the

ens the very fabric of her life. Though family and friends

i n nocent but troubled youth , and initiates him into the

societal recognition and the legal rights that married

disapprove and ostracized her, Jeanne's attraction for

world of hustling. Dodge takes the young man under his

couples enjoy. With 1 ,049 federal rights and protections

Marie remains fierce.

wing and offers him the tainted comforts of Fagin's (Gary

afforded legally married couples, the consequences of

Farmer) den.

Marie is unconcerned with societal conventions and da nces to the beat of a different drummer. Dance here is

marriage discrimination a re undeniable.

Although faithful to the social reformist i m pulse at

In A DAY LI KE ANY OTHER . . . Jay Roberts and Mark

a metaphor for the excitement and delight of romantic

the heart of Dickens's writi ng, TWI ST translates the

Johnson celebrate thei r 2 1 st a n niversa ry in Portland,

love and passion. The throbbing intensity of the beat pro­

novel's sorrow and fierce poignancy into starkly com­

Oregon, by getting legally married, along with 400 other

vides a seductive backdrop in this sexy, stormy love story.

posed, beautifu lly cold images that will resonate with

couples who had previously been denied the right.

contemporary audiences. TWIST

dir Jacob TIerney 2003 Canada 97 min 35mm

Eligible for the Levi's<l!l First Feature Award

- BLUE WALCER a day like any other... dir Greg Sax 2004 USA 12 min video TYING THE KNOT dir Jim de Seve 2003 USA 80 min video

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The Velvet Hammer Burlesque

Venus of Mars

Wave Babes I

Friday June 1 8 I 1 0:30 pm I Herbst

Friday J u ne 25 I 8:00 pm

$8 members I $9 general I VELV18H

$8 members I $9 general I VENU25R

$8 members I $9 general I WAVE20H

With stage names like Bu bbles La Rue, Dirty Marti ni, and

This energetic docu mentary exami nes the lives of Ven us,

Although comedian Georgia Ragsdale has billed her new

M i ng Dynatease, the women of the Ve lvet H a m m e r

a Min neapolis-based transgender artist who fronts the

fil m as a send-up of BLUE CRUSH, WAVE BABES is really

Burlesque bring the fine art of striptease t o a whole new

goth ic feti sh g l a m band All the Pretty Ho rs es, a n d

a queer, 2 1st-century, campy take on those 60s beach

level. Sexy, bold, dari ng, and brash, they're unafraid to

Lynette, h e r wife o f twenty years.

party and surfing flicks starring Annette Funicello. Rags­

Roxie

Sunday June 20 I 7 : 1 5 pm I Herbst

show s o m e l eg, a n d they don't bel i eve that bea uty

Born male, Venus now exists "in between" genders­

comes in a bottle. Celebrating a wide range of body types

taking hormones, but not planning to undergo sexual re­

cuter than Annette any day - and gets laid a lot more

and personal styles, these women promise to show you

assignment surgery. Against all odds, the couple weathers

often . As a matter of fact, she could probably make the

a whole lot of flouncing flesh -and more!

the dramatic and sometimes painful changes in their rela­

Guinness Book of Records.

Di rected by Velvet Ha m mer's own Augusta, THE

dale, who co-wrote the screenplay and plays Sam, is way

tionship with intelligence, grace, and humor. (Lynette, on

Sam, Val, and Maureen are 40-something gal pals

VELVET HAM M ER B U R LESQUE chronicles the group's

being frugal and sharing clothes with your tranny husband:

who return to the su nny Malibu beach where they hung

h i story a n d features i nterviews with m e m b e rs who

"We already own one vinyl bra, why buy another one?")

out during their college days. Val is newly divorced, and

explain their own wild urges for taking their clothes off.

Lynette and Venus (nee Steve) met in eighth grade

Maureen and Sam are determined to inspire her to redis­

Tips on how to strip, origi nal audition tapes, and scenes

and became steadfast friends who eventually married

cover the joys of the single party-girl. Before the week­

from live shows are also i n c l u d e d . With " Creativity

at age 23. Within a few years, Steve came out as trans,

end is out, the three former surfer chicks get revenge on

Above All" as their motto, these women do one hell of a

began part-time cross-dressing, and eventually devel­

Val's ex-h usband and his new twenty- someth ing girl­

job of d ressing up the old art of seduction.

oped a full-time bi-gendered identity. We witness Venus's

friend. Even better, Val conquers her fears of sharks and

In IS YOU R WIFE A SECRET LESBIAN?, filmmaker

development as an artist through inclusion of her ani ma­

dykes in bikinis.

Szu Burgess's campy lesbian porn makes creative reuse

tions, photogra phs, paintings, experimental films, and the

Shot in six days, the film looks l i ke every one 01

of vintage 1 6 m m stag films (from 1 930 to 1969), woven

music of her sensational band, a theatrical and perfectly

. those days was Fun with a capital F. The special effects

together with a lesbian propaganda piece from a 1 966

over-the-top platform for Venus's Valkyrie-in-bondage

are campy (there's a bathtub ru bber shark) - and the

Photo Magazine.

i mage. Lynette is herself a poet and tenured professor of

soundtrack is a cascade of Beach Boys a n d Mel issa

Engl ish; creativity has been an i nvaluable source of

Etheridge parodies. WAVE BABES will make you d ream 01

strength for this remarkable couple and their adventure

zipless fucks and margaritas on the beach.

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IS YOUR WIFE A SECRET LESBIAN? dir Szu THE VELVET HAMMER BURLESQUE

Burgess 2002 USA 9 min video

dir Augusta 2003 USA 84 min video

into loving beyond gender. As Venus says, "Your body gets in the way of seeing your true self." - DANIEL "DEWEY" SCHon VENUS OF MARS

d i r Emily Goldberg 2003 USA 105 min video

Also screening are the shorts SINK OR SWI M which featu res a team of synchron ized swi mmers fro m the 1 940's and TRICK SADD LE an u n derwater cin ematic treat with a gender twist.

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FANNY AVALON

Georgia Ragsdale will be present at this screening.

dir Amalie Atkins 2003 Canada 6 min video TRIC" 12 min video WAVE BABES dir Lisa Knox-Nervig 2003 USA 67 min video S I N K OR SWIM

SADDLE dir Jenny Rogers 2003 USA

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We Got the Beat

When Ocean Meets Sky

Who's That Girl?

Tuesday June 22 I 8:00 pm I Roxie

Friday June 1 8 I 8:00 pm I Roxie

Sunday June 20 I 5:30 pm I Roxie

$8 members I $9 general I WEG022R

$8 members I $9 general I WHEN18R

$8 members I $9 general I WHOS20R

From hip-hop to punk rock, from Bessie Smith to Patti

Set on a few miles of sand bar, Fire Island Pines has a

Risked it all for a new love? Can't forget a past love?

Smith, everyone knows we got the beat! Check out these

reputation as a hedon istic gay getaway for the beautiful

Crushed-out on the wrong girl? Finally got the girl you've

amazing shorts about women creating music. SISTERZ OF THE U N DERGRO U N D : EXTRA CREDIT

people of Manhattan, attracting celebrities and partiers to

been waiting for? This collection of new lesbian shorts

its gorgeous beaches and impressive homes. But under­

serves love's ups and downs, hot out of the oven.

follows members of the Bay Area h i p hop collective as

neath the glitter is a rich history of resilience, strength,

they teach the students of Girls 2000, a Hunter's Point

activism, and celebration.

resource center. Created by youth from Safe Space for Le

I n SQU EEZE PLAY a young woman is tricked i nto playing a not-so-innocent game of touch football (replete

WHEN OCEAN MEETS SKY tel ls the Pines' story on its

with hot cheerleaders !) with her ex-girlfriend, her new

Tigre's live performances, KEEP ON LIVI NG looks at the

50th anniversary: its beginnings as a nudist colony, its

love interest, and her other new love interest. In RISK,

struggles of queer youth of color to stay strong and vital.

development as a beach resort for "families" in the 50s,

Gabe and Katy meet by chance on the ferry, and come

Smith, Holiday, and Brown come alive in BESSIE, B ILLIE

the hedonism of the 70s, the AIDS epidemic in the 80s,

face to face with unexpected feelings and stark realiza­

& RUTH, a one-woman, one-take homage by jazz diva

and its emergence today as a new kind of family resort.

tions about their own l ives; each takes a risk to pursue

Sweet Baby Jai.

First-time director Crayton Robey and editor David Moore

new love in this "opposites-attract" story. CRUSH is

The documentary ANGEL FOOD features Bo nfi re

gently weave the words of a captivating group of story­

about two women whose young relationship is threatened

Madigan's 2002 solo France tour. Le Tigre fa ns will enjoy

tellers i ncluding 1 0 1 -year-old longti me res ident Al ice

by a sudden misfortune. Starring in her ex's films isn't

Elizabeth Subrin's music video for WELL, WELL, WELL.

Thorpe, activist Larry Kramer, "Queer Eye" style diva Car­

only hazardous to her health, it's endangering her love

There's an opening for a girl band in town and every­

son Kressley, Broadway composer Jerry Herman, and a

life; FALLI NG is a sweet story of girl-meets-girl . . . meets

one's out to get the job in the ani m ated PAXI & FIXI .

cross-section of other residents -from gay and lesbian

gravity. Based on Monica Trasandes' popular play, XMAS

MICHIGAN FEVER! is a fast-paced, provocative visual

glitterati to straight Manhattanite couples.

PAST is a wonderful new film from acclaimed filmmakers

collage of the Michiga n Wo myn 's Music Festival . The

We hear stories of natural disasters and rebuilding,

Paris Poirier and Karen Kiss (LAST CALL AT MAUD'S). All

feminist hardcore band Dominatrix, a n influential musi­

discrimination and freedo m , gala dances and somber

hell breaks loose when a Sapphic spirit comes back to

cal and political force in Brazil and across Latin America,

memorials. From a 1930s com ing out story that'll make

sabotage her former lover's attempts to date again on a

launches their first US tou r with Portla nd punk duo, The

you cry, to the tale of the first Drag I nvasion that'll make

hau nted Christmas Eve.

Haggard, in BENDING THE EQUATOR . SISTERZ O F THE U N D ERGROUND: EXTRA CREDIT

dir Laurie Koh 2003 USA 9 min video KEEP ON LIVING dirs Paper Tiger TV with Safe Space and Le Tigre 2002 USA 4 min video PAXI & FIXI dirs Micki Poklar & I nka Dewitz 2004 Germany 5 min video BESSIE, B I lliE & RUTH dirs Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges 2003 USA 10 min video ANGEL FOOD dir Harper Carter 2003 France 25 min video MICHIGAN FEVER! dir Aarin Bu rch 2004 USA 10 min video WELL, WELL, WELL dir Elizabeth Subrin 2002 USA 3 min video BENDING THE EQUATOR dir Emily B. Kingan 2003 USA 25 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G TIME:

91 min

. you smile, WHEN OCEAN M E ETS SKY is a fascinating look at Fire Island Pines' history. More than that, the film is a moving history of the LGBT com munity that takes us th rough an incredible time of transformation and the

dir Chiedu Egbu niwe 2004 USA 14 min 35mm RISK dir Melanie LaRosa 2004 USA 22 min video FALLI N G dir Kari Kjersti 2003 USA 20 min video CRUSH dir RJ Spencer 2004 USA 15 min video XMAS PAST dir Paris Poirier 2004 USA 25 min video TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

birth of a vibrant and active community.

96 min

The program begi ns with a short, irreverent take of the Island in FIRE ISLAN D PINES ON $0 A DAY. - GREG SIROTA . FIRE ISLAND PINES ON $0 A DAY dir Randy Eisenberg 2003 USA WHEN OCEAN MEETS SKY

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SQUEEZE PLAY

10 min video

dir Crayton Robey 2003 USA 99 min video

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You I Love (Ja Lu blju Tebja)

The Wind, in the Evening (II Vento, di Sera)

Wild Side Friday J u ne 1 8 I 8: 1 5 pm I Herbst

I 6 : 3 0 pm I

Tuesday J u ne 22

Parkway

$8 members I $9 general I YOUI22P

$8 members I $9 general I WILD18H

Saturday June 19 I 1 0:00 pm

Tuesday June 22 I 9: 1 5 pm I Parkway

$8 mem bers I $9 general I WIND 19H

S unday June 27

Wednesday June 23 I 4:00 pm

$6 members I $7 general I YOUI27C

$8 members I $9 general I WILD22P

Set in the gritty streets of Paris and the beautiful country­

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Vera and Ti mofey are successfu l young professionals

side of northern France, WI LD SIDE (winner of the 2004

In his first feature-length film, Andrea Adriatico creates

l iving fast-paced lives in ultra-modern Moscow. She's a

Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at this year's Berlin

an elegant work in which a momentary event sets lives

beautiful, famous newscaster. He's a creative idea-guy

International Fi lm Festival) traces the sexual history and

spinning out of orbit. His languorously unfolding narrative

in an advertising firm. ("Freedom is cola !") Their lives

life of Stephanie, a transsexual prostitute caught in a love

displays a sure hand for seductive character construc­

crackle with the capitalist energy of excess, anxiety, con­

triangle with two men. When Stephanie learns that her

tion, while creating a deeply felt work of cinematic poetry.

sumption, and stress-and they are in love.

mother is dying, she returns to her rural childhood home.

Luca and Paolo are lovers in an unnamed Italian city.

Everything changes one night when Timofey acci­

She is accompan ied by her lovers Mikhail and Djamel,

On a night like any other, Luca, a successful lawyer, rushes

dentally drives his car into Uloomji, a young Kalmyk day

both sex workers; an unbreakable bond of love and com­

home to meet Paolo for dinner. But in a moment of ill

worker. (The Kal myks a re a sem i- nomadic people of

panionship un ites the threesome. Returned to the place

fortune, Luca stumbles upon the scene of a political assas­

Mongolian decent.) The two men a re immediately drawn

of her origins, Stephanie is hau nted by memories of a

sination; caught in the crossfire, Luca is critically wounded.

to each other, and begi n a torrid affai r that i nvolves

long-forgotten past - distant childhood loves, recollec­

Thus begins a night which, for Paolo, seems to have

howling and knocking over a lot of furniture. Ti mofey is

tions of her beloved late sister, and the truth of who she

no end. Accompanied to the hospital by his concerned

attracted to Uloomji's exotic demeanor, and liberated by

once was, a young boy named Pierre.

friend, Francesca, Paolo is struck with horror and grief at

his impu lsiveness and lack of inhibition. To Uloomji, Tim­

Inspired by Lou Reed's underground classic, "Take a

the prospect of losing his lover. A tense rebuff of Fran­

ofey embodies a kind of class and refinement he sees

Wa lk on the Wild Side," WILD SIDE is a visually stunning

cesca's well-meaning support, a painful phone call from

only i n magazines. Vera struggles to comprehend their

fil m shot by famed cinematogra pher, Agnes Godard (THE

Luca's parents, a nocturnal ramble through the nearly­

·bond and her boyfriend's erratic behavior, and is dragged

DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS, NENETIE AND BONI, WINGS OF

deserted city streets, and an encounter with a handsome

rel uctantly into a bizarre love triangle. Before long, all

DES I R E) a n d d i rected by Sebastien Lifs hitz (CO M E

young stranger send Paolo into a spiral in which intro­

three lives unravel, exemplified by a visit to a Buddhist

UNDONE, T H E CROSSING). B y exploring both the land­

spection devolves into a nightmarish loss of self -the

healer, a three-way in the bathroom of a gay bar, a faked

scape and the human body to evoke the characters' shift­

logical outcome of his loss of Luca. Seeking comfort and

death, and a kidnapping.

ing relationsh ips with themselves and each other, WILD

catharsis, Paolo finds both in this mysterious and beau­

. SIDE offers an intensely erotic portrait of love and family. -

ERIN CULLERTON

dir Sebastien Lifshitz 2004 France 93 min 35 mm in French with English subtitles WILD SIDE

YOU I LOVE is rem i n i scent of the work of Ped ro Almodovar, particularly in the way it relishes saturated

tiful character study. Corso Salani gives a riveting performance as Paolo, but the real star is Adriatico, who creates a seamless and emotionally charged mi ndscape in this engrossing, emo­ tional debut feature about i mpermanence and renewal. - SHANNON KELLEY

symbolism, obsessive love, and zany, character-driven melodrama.

- DANIEL "DEWEY" SCHOTT

dirs Olga Stolpovskaya & Dm itry Troitsky 2003 Russia 85 min 35mm in Russian with English subtitles

YOU I LOVE

Eligible for the Levi's(\) First Feature Award

dir Andrea Adriatico 2004 Italy 92 min 35mm in Ita lian with English subtitles

THE WIND, IN THE EVENING

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1:00 pm Pills, Profits, Protest PILLl8C

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1:15 pm 1 :30 pm Fun in Girls' Shorts Paternal Instinct FUNG19C PATE19H

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3:30 pm Hidden Fuhrer HIDD18C

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3:15 pm 3:15 pm Love, Your Homegirl In Any House INAN 19R LOVE19H

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6:00 pm Revolution REV018C

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7:30 pm Touch of Pink OPEN17C

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8:30 pm Noah's Arc NOAH18C

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6:00 pm Beaver Run Cafe BEAV18R

8:15 pm Wild Side WILD18H

8:00 pm When Ocean Meets Sky WHEN18R

1:30 pm My Best Kept Secret MYBE23C

Castro

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10:15 pm 10:30 pm Queeruption The Velvet Hammer QUEE18R Burlesque VELV18H

Roxie

6:00 pm 4 Rent Boys RENTl9R

7:45 pm A Few Good Dykes 8:00 pm Jim in Bold FEWG19H JIMB19R

8:00 pm De-Lovely DEL019C

10:00 pm The Wind in the Evening WIND19H

10:30 pm Iron Ladies 2 IRON19C

10:00 pm RTFM RTFM 19R

Friday June 25

Thursday June 24 Grand Lake

5:30 pm Ballroom BALLl9H

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6:00 pm The Graffiti Artist GRAF18H

5:30 pm My Mother Likes Women MYM019C

Grand lake

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1:30 pm The Antipodeans ANTl25C

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2:00 pm A Swiss Rebel SWIS24C

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4:00 pm The Wind, in the Evening WIND23C

6:30 pm Proteus PROT23C

9:15 pm Goldfish Memory GOLD23C

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6:00 pm In My Father's 6:30 pm Drag Kings on Tour Church INMY23R DRAG23H

9:00 pm Twist TWIS23H

6:30 pm Journey to Kafiristan JOUR23G

8:15 pm Laramie Inside Out LARA23R 9:00 pm The Adventures of Iron Pussy 10:00 pm ADVE23G The D Word DWOR23R

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6:30 pm Round Trip ROUN24C

9:00 pm Sugar SUGA24C

6:30 pm The Assassinated Sun ASSA24H

9:00 pm Inescapable INES24H

6:00 pm Liberty LlBE24R 7:30 pm Resisting Paradise RESI24R

6:30 pm Kevin's Room 2 KEVI24G

6:00 pm Tying the Knot TYIN25H

6:00 pm Rainbow Pride RAIN25R

8:00 pm Go Fish 10th Anniversary GOFI25C

8:00 pm Brother to Brother BROT25H

8:00 pm Venus of Mars VENU25R

10:15 pm Make A Wish MAKE25H

10:15 pm The Adventures of Iron Pussy ADVE25R

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9:30 pm Father and Son FATH24R

6:00 pm Harry and Max HARR25C

9:00 pm Un Amour de Femme UNAM24G

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Monday June 21

Sunday June 20 Castro 1 1 :00 am LipSchtick LlPS20C

1:00 pm Making Grace MAKI20H

1:30 pm Let's Get Real LETS20R

3:00 pm Las Amigas Bonitas 3:15 pm I Look Up to LASA20H the Sky Now LOOK20R

4:00 pm Lily Festival LlLY20C

5:00 pm Strangers in Our Sameness STRA20H

6:30 pm Callas Forever CALL20C

5:30 pm Who's That Girl? WHOS20R

7:15 pm Wave Babes WAVE20H

7:30 pm Marlon Riggs: 10 Years After MARL20R

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9:30 pm Anonymous ANON20H

10:00 pm Superstar in a Housedress SUPE20R

1 1 :30 am It's Alright To Cry ITSA26C

3:30 pm April's Shower APRI26C

6:00 pm Testosterone TEST26C

Tuesday June 22

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1 :30 pm Journey to Kafiristan JOUR21C

1:30 pm The Odds of Recovery ODDS22C

4:00 pm The Graffiti Artist GRAF21C

4:00 pm Dorian Blues DORI22C

6:30 pm Straight-Jacket SJAC21C

9:00 pm Clara's Summer CLAR21C

Roxie

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12:30 pm Girls by the Bay GIRL26H

3:00 pm Boys by the Bay BOYS26H

5:15 pm Tasty Bust Reunion TAST26H

7:00 pm Arisan! ARIS26H

12:00 pm You I Love YOUI27C

2:00 pm Saints & Sinners SAIN26R

2:00 pm Alice ALlC27C

4:00 pm Almost There / Yellow Peppers ALM026R

4:00 pm Euro Trip EUR027C

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6:30 pm Mind If I Call You Sir? MIND21H

6:30 pm Goldfish Memory GOLD21P -

8:00 pm The Lost Generation LOST21R

9:00 pm Dorian Blues DORI21H

9:00 pm Dykes in the City DYKE22C

9:15 pm Lily Festival LlLY21 P

10:00 pm The Safety of Objects SAFE21R

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9:00 pm On the Downlow ONTH22H

6:00 pm Bola de Nieve BOLA22R

6:30 pm You I Love YOUI22P

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10:00 pm Bedrooms and Hallways BEDR22R

9:15 pm Wild Side WILD22P

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8:30 pm Fun in Boys' Shorts FUNB26R 9:45 pm Crime and Passion CRIM26H

Castro

12:00 pm Kevin's Room 2 KEVI26R

6:30 pm Fun in Girls' Shorts FUNG26R

8:30 pm Hellbent HELL26C .

Herbst

Sunday June 27

Saturday June 26 Castro

1 : 15 pm The Truth or Consequences TRUT26C

Castro

1 1:30 am The Experiment: Gay and Straight EXPE20R

1:30 pm . Eating Out EAT020C

9:00 pm Un Amour de Femme UNAM20C

Roxie

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7:30 pm D.E.B.S. DEBS27C/CLOS27C

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$7.00

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General Pu blic

$90.00

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$75.00

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$60.00

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$60.00

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discounts Frameline Members

When ordering, you must present your membership card o r have your name and membership number available. Limited to two discount tickets per screening.

box office as soon as the number of unoccupied seats has

tic ket p u rchasing m ethods

The Rush Line may start anywhere from 1 5 minutes to

Online Walk-up

Dai ly, 24-hours a t www.frameline.org/festival Dai ly, noon to 7 : 00 pm at the Festival Ticket Outlet cou nter located inside Superstar Satellite, 474 Castro Street, between Market & 1 8th, in San Fra ncisco

Phone

Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 925.866.9559

Fax

Dai ly, 24-hour at 925.866.9597

Mail

Mail Ticket Order Form with payment to : Fra meline28 PO. Box 2229 Danville, CA 94526-7229

own pace with a Gold Card, Castro Pass, or Herbst Pass.

Gold Card: This pass can only be obtained in appreciation for a Benefactor ($600) or Visionary ($1200+) membership. Gold Card holders have preferred entrance into theaters and can use their pass for single admission to ALL festival screeni ngs regardless of venue, except for Opening and Closing Night films when Benefactor and Visionary Members

Department at 415. 703.8650, email membership@frame足

Discounts not available. Cash only.

line.org, or visit our ticket outlet located within Supersta r

Ticket Order Forms can be downloaded from

Satellite on Castro Street.

www.frameline.org/festival or faxed to you via an

Castro Pass: $ 1 65 each. Allows admission to all Festival

automated system by calling 925.866.9559

screenings at the Castro Theatre, except Opening and Closing

payment options Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards are accepted. Personal checks and money orders are also accepted on walk足 up and mail orders on ly. Cash only on "Day of Show " tickets.

ticket delivery Via Mail: Tickets and/or passes purchased online, by phone,

fax, or mail will be automatically mai led with in three business

NOTE: Orders received less than 10 days prior to the earliest

Send a photocopy of your ID with your

screening will automatically be placed at Wi ll Call.

nights. Limited to two passes per buyer.

Herbst Pass: $75 each. Allows admission to all Festival screenings at the Herbst Theatre. Limited to two passes per buyer. THE FINE PRINT: All orders are final. No refu nds, exchanges, substitu足 tions, or replacements. Frameline and the SFILGFF are not responsible for lost, stolen, forgotten, or damaged tickets or passes, or any item misdirected by the Post Office. If a screening is cancelled, tickets m ust be returned to the Festival Ticket Outlet within 48 hours of the cancelled screening date. Processing fees are non-refundable. The processing fee for online, fax, phone, or mail orders is $1.50 per ticket, up to a maximum fee of $5.00 per order. Passes represent multiple tickets and will be charged $5.00 per order. Returned checks are subject to a $25.00 fee. Rejected credit/debit cards are subject to a $5.00 fee per rejection.

Will Call: Ava ilable " Day of Show " at the appropriate

theater's Wi ll Call desk beginning 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day at that theater. Unclaimed Will Call orders

Ticket Outlet location generously provided by

will be moved to the next "Day of Show " theater until claimed.

Superstar Satellite. www.castromoviestore.com

Only the person(s) listed on the ticket order will be allowed

www.TRILOGYTICKETING.com.

a Festival Pass? No box office li nes to wait in and no individual tickets to sort through. Simplify and enjoy the Festival at your

For further information please contact our Development

unless an alternate address or Will Call option is selected.

Box office management and ticketi n g by Trilogy Productions, Inc.

Who needs to make decisions i n advance when all you need is

30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day.

valid photo ID (proof of discount eligibility).

are provided

passes

a re issued hard tickets to use rather than Gold Cards.

days to the billing address listed on the Ticket Order Form,

per screening.

two hours prior to the screening.

appropriate theater's box offi ce beginning a minimum of

Students/Disabled Persons/Seniors (62+)

or mail. Limited to one discount ticket

been determined, typically a few minutes before showti me.

Day of Show Tickets: Only available for purchase at the

When ordering, you m ust present a

Ticket Order Form when ordering by fax

Then RUSH it! Even if advance tickets are no longer available, Rush Tickets will be offered at each theater's

at noon at the walk-up outlet

Special Presentation

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ONCE AGAI N , THE HOME OF THE FESTIVAL is the world famous Castro Theatre, but one amazing venue can't conta i n the world's largest celebration of gay and lesbian cinema. Fra meli ne28 will also screen at the stately Herbst Theatre and is excited to return to the Roxie Cinema. While the Castro Theatre boasts newly-renovated grandeur and the Mighty Wurl itzer, Herbst audiences will once again be treated to intimate elegance and beaux-arts decor, which also comes with the highest of technical standards and fine catering. And, the festival is excited to return to the hip, edgy Roxie Cinema, where a udiences can find a terrific mix of avant garde and documentary feature and short films. No matter which venue you attend, a udiences will be treated to the best new LGBT cinema.

Castro Theatre

He rbst Theatre

429 Castro (between Market and 18th)

40 1 Van Ness (between Grove and McAllister)

www.thecastrotheatre.com

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Bus: 24 Divisadero, 33 Stanyan, 35 Eureka, 37 Corbett Streetcar: F Market

Muni Metro: K, l, M (exit Castro station)

Food and beverages will be available from Patina

Catering in the main lobby prior to each screening.

Bus: 5 Fulton, 21 Hayes, 42 Downtown Loop,

47 Van Ness, 49 Van Ness-Mission

BART: transfer to Muni Metro at the Embarcadero,

Montgomery, Powell, or Civic Center stations.

Streetcar: F Market

Parking: Everett Middle School ( 1 7th between Church

Muni Metro: J, K, L, M , N, S (exit Van Ness station)

and Sanchez) available on a first-come, first-served basis; no in-and-out privileges. Lot closes 30 minutes after the

BART: Civic Center station

Parking: Performing Arts Garage, 360 Grove (at Gough).

end of the last screening of the day. Frameline is not

Rates: $ 1 .50-$ 15.00.

responsible for cars left in the lot after closing. OPENING NIGHT JUNE 17: Assisted parking $5.00.

Roxie. C i nema

Lot opens at 5:00 pm and closes sharply at 12:30 am.

3 1 1 7 16th Street (between Valencia and Guerrero) www.roxie.com

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY: Lot closed. THURSDAY: Self-parking $2 per day. Lot opens at 2 pm.

Bus: 33 Ashbury, 22 Fillmore, 14 Mission,

49 Van Ness/M ission, 26 Valencia

FRIDAYS: Assisted parking $5 per day. Lot opens at 2 pm. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS: Assisted parking $7 per day.

Lot opens at 1 1 am.

BART: 16th & Mission station

Parking: See Castro listing .for Everett Middle School hours.

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in San Fra ncisco. Tickets go on sale to THE EAST BAY QUEER COMMUN ITY is exploding, and Frameline28 is proud to present screenings at both the Grand Lake

Frameline Members beginning May 28th.

Theatre and the Parkway Theater in Oakland. The Grand Lake presents East Bay moviegoing at its finest. Opened in � 926,

Join duri ng this week and receive i mmedi­

this movie palace recalls the glamour of Hollywood's heyday-with a Mighty Wurlitzer of its own. And, the Parkway is the

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East Bay 's most unique moviegoing experience, from its extensive cafe menu to the love seat sofas for maximum coziness.

and merchandise. The outlet opens to the

Due to the alcohol service, no one under 21 can be admitted to Parkway screenings. That is, un less you are under 12 months

general public beginn i ng June 4th.

old! Frameline28 will host a special " Baby Brigade" screening of GOLDFISH MEMORY for parents and friends, where infants under 12 months are welcome to attend.

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Wal k-up ticket sales Membership services Festival merchand ise General festival information

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audience members with special needs,

AC Transit Bus: 15 on Park, 14 on E 18th Street, 13 on Lakeshore, 40, 43 on Foothill, East 1 5th Street

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offering early seati ng to disabled persons. house ma nager for assista nce. All venues are wheelchair accessible (the Parkway Theater uti lizes a lift). All venues have wheelcha i r accessi ble bathrooms except

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multiple seat saving is not permitted. Please refra in from wearing perfu mes and other scented products so that attendees with environmental sensitivities can comfortably enjoy the fi lms. Thank you.

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FRAMELINE' S M I S SIO N I S T O ST RENGTHEN T HE DIVER SE LE SBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND T RAN SGENDER COMMUNITY AND FU RTHER IT S V I S IBILITY BY S U PPORT ING AND PROMOT ING A BROAD ARRAY OF CU LT U RAL REPRE SENTAT ION S AND ARTI ST IC EXPRE S SIO N I N FILM, V IDEO, AND OT HER MEDIA ARTS.

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I 32 Mark Saxenmeyer WFLD-TV FOX t 312 565 5521 f 312 565 5517 msax06@aol.com www.whatsup.com/experiment I 30

F*STOP

Miranda Kuok t 310 488 1 663 f 310 204 6136 rdegnore@ix.netcom.com Fairies I 34 Thomas Gustafson SPEAKproductions t 773 456 4674 speakprod@yahoo.com www.speakproductions.com Falling

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Kari Kjersti t 520 909 6885 falling2003�cox.net Far West

I 32

Nicolas Breviere Local Films t 33 1 44 93 73 59 f 33 1 44 93 70 33 localfilms@free.fr

Fire Island Pines on $0 a Day I 55

Randy Eisen berg t 212 675 3385 randy@randy-eisenberg.com www.randy-eisenberg.com The First Dyke March in latin America I 40

Margarita Alex Flores Gatuna Productions t 416 532 6694 alexarte@sympatico alexarte.com

Salome Chasnoff Beyondmedia t 7 7 3 973 2280 f 773 973 3367 salome@beyondmedia.org www.beyondmedia.org Flower Arranging for Beginners I 34, 50

Mike Wyeld Howlin Halo t 44 207 490 277 1 howlinhalo@hotmail.com www.howlinhalo.com Forerunners I 33

Pazeet Ben Hayl t 9725 1382 270 f 9723 6203 283 benhayl@zahav.net.il

I 33

James Brown t 61 402 876 807 james@channelstu.net Getting Ready I 34 Calary L. Blue Boogiewoman Productions t 4 1 5 759 9821 f 4 1 5 695 3305

I 35

Swank Motion Pictures t 1 800 876 5577 f 3 1 4 289 2 1 92 Goldfish Memory

I 35

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108

san fran cisco in!ernational l esb ia n

hand- SOine

Giovanna Chesler UCSD Dept of Comm t 6 1 9 549 3074 f 858 534 7315 giovanna@g6pictures.com www.g6pictures.com

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HeadSpace I 23 Mia Olin headspace@socal. rr.com www.headspacefilm.com Hearts Cracked Open I 25

Betsy Kalin Itchy Bee Productions t 323 650 0370 f 323 650 0370 betsykalin@earthlink.net Hellbent I 36 Sneak Preview Entertai nment t 323 962 0295 f 323 9 62 0372 sjwolfe@sneakpreviewenterta in .com

& gay film festival'-

I look Up to the Sky Now I 37

Barbara M. Bickart Girls Link t 212 268 9822 f 212 268 9822 bmcbickart@earthlink.net www. ilookuptotheskynow.com

I 36

Howdy Partner I 28 Christie E. Herring t 650 843 1 1 32 christie_herring@hotmail.com

I 34

Hustle

I 47

Inescapable I 38 Valerie Pichney Atta Girl Productions t 760 603 0 1 2 1 f 760 603 0 1 2 1

see April's Shower Iron ladies 2 I 38 Strand Releasing t 310 836 7500 f 310 836 7 5 1 0 strand@stra ndreleasing.com

Shawna Virago House of Virago Productions t 415 206 1427 f 415 777 5565 houseofvirago@hotmail.com www.shawnavirago.com

I 54

Szu Burgess t 212 448 1 05 6 szu@earthlink.net

n/a It's Gold!

Media Lu na Entertai nment t 49 221 139 2222 f 49 221 139 2224 info@medialuna-entertainment.de www.medialuna-entertainment.de Just(ly) Married

I 37

John Keitel Shelter Productions t 323 363 3226 leecondon@aol.com

Kevin's Room Trust I 39

I 30

Is Your Wife A Secret lesbian?

Journey to Kafiristan I 39

Keep on living I 55 Jennifer Nedbalsky Paper Tiger TV t 2 1 2 420 8196 distribution@papertiger.org www.papertiger.org

Inside I 44 Video Out Distribution t 604 872 8449 f 604 876 1 185 videoout@telus. net www.videoout.ca

It's Alright To Cry

I 42 M6nica Enriquez t 415 469 8329 mpenriquez2003@yahoo.com A Journey Home

In My Father's Church I 37 Charissa King C. King Productions t 773 624 5422 charissa king@yahoo.com www.inmyfatherschurch.com

see Almost There

Joan Roughgarden Sex lies and Darwin I 52

Paul Oremland Fulcrum TV f 64 7764712546 pau I@fulcrumtv.com www.fulcrumtv.com

I 25, 37 Luis Ulloa Latino Media t 3 1 2 432 9382 lulloa@ameritech.net

Intent

I 39 Malcolm Lazin Equal ity Forum t 215 732 7375 f 2 1 5 732 7376 mlazin@equalityforu m.com www.jiminbold.com Jim in Bold

In Any House

34

HMPROD_1@aol.com

Hummer

I 30 Craig Serling JAM productions t 3 1 0 720 4412 Craigserli ng@yahoo.com JAM

Giorgio Bozzo P-nuts s.r.l. t 39 02 2024 1023 f 39 02 2024 0945 giorgio@p-nuts.it

Machiko Saito Pro Dom Productions t 415 255 9778 manicmachiko@hotmail.com Harry and Max

I like Mike I 34 Jay Spears Boy Howdy t 323 651 3560 f 323 653 6997 jay@jayspears.com www.jayspears.com

I'd like To Know About love I 32

I 44

World of Wonder Productions t 323 603 6300 f 323 603 6301 www.worldofwonder.net

I 26

Go Fish

I 34 Shammi Samano 3rd Eye Productions t 323 793 6467 shammis357@aol.com Guns Cocked

Hidden Fuhrer

Carmen Goodyear TIF Productions t 707 937 3823 ttfarm@mcn.org Fugue

I 34 Michael La Rocco Groucho the Movie t 415 572 5981 michael@grouchothemovie.com www.grouchothemovie.com Groucho

Hard, Fast & Beautiful

A Fish (Almost) Eaten by a Shark I 37

Freedom to Marry

I 35 Mettray Reformatory Pictures jimmybca@aol.com The Graffiti Artist

2-

Sharon Zurek Black Cat Productions, Inc t 773 274 2300 f 773 274 1200 sharon@blackcatfilm.net www.blackcatfilm. net

I 25 Joshua Sanchez t 7 1 8 387 2 1 18 jgs43@columbia .edu www.joshuasanchez.net/kobki K i l l or B e Killed

laramie Inside Out

I

38

I 33

Tamara Jungwirth t 613 8341 7354 tjungwir@m useum.vic.gov.au

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Beverly Seckinger t 520 621 1239 f 520 621 9662 bsecking@u.arizona.edu las Amigas Bonitas

Susan Youssef t 512 731 1520 f 512 471 4077 syfilms@yahoo.com

I 30, 40


I i

last Year at Villa Serbelloni

Barbara Hammer Productions t 212 645 9077 f 212 645 9077 bjhammer@aol.com . www.barbarahammerfilms.com layover

I 31

Wendy Bas Eye Level Productions t 61 8 8165 2244 eyelevelpictures@lycos.com lesbian Centennial Project I 40

Kathryn L. Beranich t 323 256 4 1 14 let's Get Real I 41 Women's Educational Media t 415 641 4616 f 4 1 5 641 4632 wemfilms@womedia.org www.womedia.org let's Go Away

I 43 Lauren Johnson Open Circle Productions t 713 805 6507 texans2x@yahoo.com Make A Wish

I 47

I 40

Paco Diaz Aguilar t 349 1 527 9350 f 34 915 2793 50 pacodiazpc@yahoo.es Pam Walton Productions t 650 960 3414 f 650 962 8539 Pamwalton@comcast.net

John Palmer t 3 1 0 745 0376 amessagetoyourudy@yahoo.com Making Grace I 43 Catherine Gund Aubin Pictures t 212 274 9782 f 212 274 0551 catherine@aubinpictures.com www.aubinpictures.com

I 41

Sachi Hamano Tantansha CO., LTD t 81 3 3426 0820 f 81 3 3426 1522 sachi_ha@d8.dion.ne.jp www.h3.dion.ne.jp/-tantan-s/ A lineage of Kind Men I 40

Dolissa Medina t 415 621 4054

See Keep on Living Martin I 44

Bill Basquin Eye of the Needle Productions t 415 626 6523 williamvirginia@earthlink.net

see April's Shower The lost Generation I 42

Jack Walsh MERGE t 415 206 9595 f 415 826 7023 jack415@earthlink.net love and Deaf

I 34

Adam Baran t 9 1 7 855 6338 abb229@nyu.edu love in Chaos I 42

Narissa Lee t 4 1 5 613 1432 narlee_1@yahoo.com love Never Dies I 32

Norweigen Film Institute t 47 22 47 45 00 f 47 22 47 45 97 torils@nfi.no

I 32

see Inside

I 49

One of those Nights

see Inside

My Mother likes Women

I 44

Norador Production Ltd. t 212 877 -6417 f 212 877-1949

One Wedding and a Revolution I 33

Tara Mateik t 7 18 622 8927 f 347 886 4144 ta ra@papertiger.org

Diana Knezevic Cutting Crew t 49 221 8016881 f 49 221 8016883 diana@cutting-crew.tv www.medienhuren.de The Nearly Unadventurous life of Zoe Cadwau lder I 34

I 50

I 31

Nathalie Percillier Heldinnenfilm t 49 3044 96296 n.percillier@dieheldinnen.de

I 55

Mila's Will I 42 Tina Bartolome Halo Halo Dirtstyle Productions t 415 407 5507 f 415 355 4745 islandpacesf@yahoo.com

I 42

Mina Hartong Oddgirls Productions t 917 692 3299 wchh@earthlink.net www.oddgirls.com M i nd If I Ca ll You Sir? I 44

Karla E. Rosales Stickygirl Productions t 415 244 8188 . karlaeva@hotmail.com Mother/Country I 44 Clare Tavernor Bridge + Tunnel Productions t 44 0 191 261 2898 f 44 0 191 261 2898 filmfestivalz@aol.com www.bridgeandtunnel productions. com

I 30

Desiree Lim Salty Wet Productions t 604 254 8114 desireelim@telus.net

I 34 Martina Liebnitz HFF Konrad Wolf t 49 331 6202 1 40 m.liebnitz@hff-potsdam.de

Duda Leite Fierce Productions t 305 281 8777 duda leite@hotmail.com

Pain I 45 A. Rosser Goodman KGB Films t 818 519 9575 sales@kgbfilms.com www.kgbfilms.com

Noah's Arc I 45

Patrik-Ian Polk noahsarc@pacbell.net www.noahsarc.net November 1978 I 28 Paul Van De Carr Left Turn at Albequerque t 415 355 1327 paulvdc@hotmail.com

A Part From Us I 37

Odd Sock I 35

Scott Dinger Austin G&L1FF t 512 302 9889 f 512 302 1088 film@agliff.org

Edwina Forkin Zanzibar Films t 353 1 67 194 80 f 353 1 67 194 81 edwina@gofree.indigoie www.zanzibarfilms.net

Passageway I 30 Kerri Beattie Mars Entertainment t 604 936 9328 kerribeattie@shaw.ca

Women Make Movies t 212 925 0606 orders@wmm.com www.wmm.com

I 46 Craig Harwood Two Spirit Productions t 212 255 4748 f 212 647 8396 charwood@aol.com

On the Downlow I 45 Tadeo Garcia Iconoclast Films t 773 720 8239 f 773 667 9964 tadyg@aol.com www.iconoclastfilms.com

& Fixi I 55 Micki Poklar Emulsion Trough Films t 213 482 1 073 emulsiontrough@hotmail.com

The Odds of Recovery

I 45

Paternal Instinct

Paxi

Pills, Profits, Protest I 46 Anne-christine D'Adesky Action Life Women's Film Collective t 415 648 1728 acd66@pillsprofitsprotest.org www.pillsprofitsprotest.org

I 30 Meredyth Wilson t 323 878 0937 f 323 878 0937 mewilson@ucla.edu

The P-P-P-Pick-Up

No Problem I 25

Sandy Ramsey WWTMC t 231 757 4766 f 231 757 3414

Phoenix I 30 Dana Clark Lonesome Lady Films t 360 951 4143 lonesomeladyfilms@earthlink.net

Pink Moon

Oranges I 26 Jonathan Kisch t 61 419 669 967 f 6 1 29357 2604 kischlet@hotmail.com Out for Bu bble Tea

Never Trust a Cow

Phase 5 I 36 Debra Miller The Steak Dream t 818 415 7924 fi I mforlove@yahoo.com www.steakhaus.com

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see Let's Get Real

Nathalie I 24

I 31

Amalia Zarranz Partagas t 212 665 6690 az72@columbia.edu

M i mi's Wedding

I 34

My German Boyfriend

I 26 Frank Gomez t 6 1 2 9569 006 1 itchyeyefilms@hotmail.com One Day

see April's Shower

dolissa@hotmail.com little Black Boot

Cheryl Guerriero CMG Productions, LLC t 917 783 9635 cmgproductions@aol.com

I 30 Sara Zia Ebrahimi Spark to Fire Productions t 215 627 7856 sebrahOl@temple.edu On The Shelf

Operation Invert Ma rket This! Queer Radicals Respond to Gay Assi milation I 46

Michigan Fever! lily Festival

I 28

My Best Kept Secret I 44

make or break us I 42

Mercury in RetrOgrade liberty I 41

M u n i to the Marriage

Stuart Gaffney t 415 386 6710 stuart@aya.yale.edu

Pink Sheep I 49 Craig Bareham Channel Free t 612 9361 5318 c.boreham@metroscreen.org.au www.metroscreen.org.au Poor White Trash Girl I 46

Kelly Spivey t 7 1 6 883 5967 cowdot@hotmail.com Pride and Politics I 46 Vivian Price . Hardhat Video t 562 438 9493 blues3@gte.net www.hammeringitout.com Proposal I 37 Franko Galoso FSU Film School t 850 645 4840 f 850 644 2626 kbarber@filmschool.fsu.edu Proteus I 22 see Iron Ladies 2 Quintessence I 37 Dustin Schell St. Germain Films t 212 757 2489 f 212 757 2489 schellee@earthlink.net

I 47 Marie-Jo Ferron t 514 992 8705 f 514 288 4989 mjferron@videotron.ca Rain bow Pride

Raspberry Reich

I 47

see Iron Ladies 2

www.frameline.org/festival 1 09


I 34 E. E. Cassidy Rica Jones Productions t 213 482 5113 f 213 482 5113 ricajones@sbcglobal.net

Rea l I 50 Tera Mallette Penguins in Peril t 416 535 6097 f 416 925 6503 tera rist@hotmail.com

Sadie's Daydream

continued

spontaneous internal combustion I 25

Paul Oja t 415 235 2880 pauloja77@hotmail.com A Spoonful of Desi

Reflecti ons I 42 Dominique D. De Guzman Feisty Femme Films t 415 999 2509 feistyfemmefilms@yahoo.com Reflections Unseen

I 39

Aarin Burch t 510 547 8848 f 510 547 1537 aarinburch@aol.com www.theperinata lcouncil.org Reload

Saints

& Sinners I 49

Mario G a larreta t 650 804 1644 f 650 724 7832 mgalarreta@yahoo.com

I 47

see Last Year at Villa Serbelloni Revolution I 21 See Iron Ladies 2

San Francisco Dykes on Bikes I 47

Melanie LaRosa Octopus Media t 7 18 783 2120 f 7 18 398 9578 melanie@larosa.com Rock I n A Hard Place

I 32

I 34

S hiner I 49 Christian Caison ccalson@yahoo.com www.shinermovie.com

I 34, 50

Sara St. Martin Lynne Tigermoth Pictures t 415 642 7746 f 415 642 7746 tigermothpictures@hotmail.com

The Silent Landscape

Rou nd Trip I 48 Ori Bader CINEPHIL t 972 3 566 4129 f 972 3 560 1436 www.cinephil.co.il

Sisterz of the Underground I 55

I 37

I ' 54

see The Amazing Amazons

Laurie Koh t 415 861 2029 lauriekoh@yahoo.com

I 42 Kristin Wygal t 415 264 0436 brownknuckleproductions@ yahoo.com Skate Her

RTFM

I 48

H.L. Winkler Perfectly Polite Pictures t 49 30 616 29 551 f 49 30 616 29 550 production@homintern.com www.perfectlypolitepictures.com Running Without Sound I 49

Judd King USC Film School t 2 1 3 764 0966 fightingmonoton@yahoo.com

Straight in the Face

That Thing We Do I 37

see The Amazing Amazons think/POSITIVE I 46

I 34

peterdemas@ca.inter.net

Kortney Ryan Nubian Films t 415 724 3899 nubian@riseup.net .S ome Reasons For Living I 40, 52

san francisco international lesbian & gay f i l m festivai'-

Renee Brown Chatty Mac Productions t 310 230 9880 f 310 230 1852 macchatty@aol.com

I 50 Michael Warwick SRO Pictures t 310 993 5524 f 323 876 0878 mwarwick 71@aol.com www.straight-jacket.com

Dean Spade Sylvia Rivera Law Project t 646 602 5638

Strangers I n Our Sameness

see Almost There

Straight-Jacket

This Boy I 34 see The Amazing Amazons Toilet Trai ning I 52

Tongues Untied

I 50

styx I 32

Falk Ulbrich blaude stunde filmproduktion t 49 030 61 20 22 20 f 49 0179 50 44 654 falk.ulbrich@stud .lrz-muenchen.de Succubus I 42 John T. Venturini Hungry Writer Company t 818 753 8281 hungryco@inetworld.net succubusthemovie.com

I 43

Too Close To Home

The Truth or Consequences of Del mas Howe I 52

M. Jackson Ellis t 505 332 8390 f 505 299 903 1 bareftnatnprod@aol.com TV Dream Homes: The Drawings of Mark Bennett I 34

Pamela Ezell Brick Factory Films t 213 413 2222 ezell@chapman.edu Twist I 53 see Iron Ladies 2

I 33 See Bessie, Billie, & Ruth

I 34

Donna Carter Dctomboy1@yahoo.com

I 18 Sony Pictures Classics tom_prassis@spe.sony.com Touch of Pink

I 30 Ian Bricke Krush Productions t 646 425 475 1 f 2 1 2 654 4738 ian bri cke@earthlink.net www.krushproductions.com Transit

I 52 Abe Garland Doherty This Moment Films t 510 530 0416 abegarland@aol.com

I 53 Jim de Seve 1.049 Films t 718 245 8107 f 718 245 8107 jim@deseve.com www. 1049films.com Tying the Knot

Un Amour de Femme

I 50

ThinkFilm tshannon@thinkfilmcompany.com Superstar i n a Housedress

I 51 Craig Highberger Highberger Media, Inc. t 513 884 3456 f 513 871 7041 chighberger@cinci.rr.com www.jackiecurtis.com

I 54 Jenny Rogers 175 E. 2nd St Apt. 3B t 212 529 8696 jenny@tricksaddle.com www.tricksaddle.com

Trick Saddle

I 53

see Clara's Summer

I 42 Michele Mahoney Moefilm Productions t 773 645 1018 f 3 1 2 541 8070 mkmmo@aol.com www.moefilm.com/theundergrad The Undergrad

The Velvet Ha mmer Burlesque I 54

Augusta It's A Chick Production, LLC t 818 760 440 1 ext 2 f 818 760 6924 augusta@itsachick.com www.itsachick.com

I 54 Emily Goldberg t 651 641 8564 f 651 641 8573 mlegold@aol.com . Venus of Mars

The Virile Man I 37

Nathan Zellner Fortified t 512 296 1045 info@forthq.com www.forthq.com

TransPlant Life

Sugar

Skeleton I 44

see Everything 110

I 52

Texas Bullsh!t

Zane Thimmesch-Gill t 413 586 6490 zane_tg@yahoo.com

see Love Never Dies Sink or Swim

The Tasty Bust Reunion I 51

Esben Storm Storm Productions PIL t 6 1 2 9973 1641 f 61 2 9973 2340 storm@a 1.com.au

Sticks and Stones I 49

Cathy Cade t 510 532 3545 cathy@cathycade.com

I 55

see The Right to Marry Our Right to Love

see Iron Ladies 2

Chris Pauios Spy Hop Productions t 801 532 7500 f 801 532 7505 chris@spyhop.org www.spyhop.org

Sheila A. Malone t 408 294 9866 pythonldy@aol.com www.sheilamalone.com

The SF Dyke March

Tall in the Saddle I 33

Testosterone

I 42 Debbie Ng t 415 861 7225 debbie_helen_ng@hotmail.com Troo Bloo

see Almost There

Tempting Fate I 49 Lex Lindsay Tangent Productions t 61 415 1 13362 lexlindsay@hotmail.com

Stand By l 37 Tony Osso t 212 677 2374 tonyosso@nyc.rr.com www.tony-osso.com

Catharine Des Forges Independant Cinema Office t 44 0 20 7287 5751 f 44 0 20 7287 5149 catharine@ independantcinemaoffice.org.uk

Swordfish Productions t 5 1 0 548 2762 f 5 1 0 848 5790 annpmer@pacbell.net www.annpmeredith.com RISK

Chiedu Egbuniwe 7 Deadly Films t 323 848 7885 f 323 848 7885 chi@7deadlyfilms.com www. 7 deadlyfilms.com

Same Difference I 32

Seafood The Right to Marry Our Right to Love I 33 Ann P Meredith

Charles Bracewell t 08 8267 5766 charlesbracewell@yahoo.com Squeeze Play I 55

Jason Leaf Avatar Films t 212 675 0300 f 212 675 1960 info@avatarfilms.com www.avatarfilms.com

Harry Richards t 44 20 8740094 harry@harryrichards.com www.harryrichards.com

I 28

Resisting Paradise

The Safety of Objects I 48

see Go Fish

I 51

Swiss Rebel I 51

Voice/Over I 45

see Entry The Wait I 33 Zak Szymanski t 415 642 6521 mistergirl@hotmail.com www.authenti-city.com


Waiting for the Ball to Drop I 28 Tim Eicher t 415 269 653 1 f 206 237 7879 teicher@mac.com Walk in Closet I 37 see Sticks and Stones Wave Babes I 54 Georgia Ragsdale The Wave Group Inc t 3 1 0 3 1 2 9672 thewavegroupinc@aol.com www.wavebabesthemovie.com The Wedding I 33 Michael Larocco Guilt Trip Productions t 415 572 5981 michael@guiltripictures.com

Wel l , Well, Well I 55 Kent Lambert Video Data Bank t 3 1 2 345 35 50 f 3 1 2 541 8073 distro@vdb.org www.vdb.org

The Whiz Kids I 35 Ute Dilger Academy of Media Arts t 49 2 2 1 20 189 330 f 49 221 20189 17 dilger@khm.de www.khm.de

What Are We Doing Tonight? I 46 Marie Vermeiren marievermeiren@belgacom.net

Wild Side I 56 see Father and Son

What's in a Na me? I 40 Hallie Bourne t 614 208 2673 hbourne@wowway.com www.bourneproductions.com When Ocean Meets Sky I 55 Crayton Robey Crayton Robey Productions t 2 1 2 255 2670 f 2 1 2 255 267 1 craytonrobey@aol.com www.craytonrobeyproductions.com

A Wonderful Day I 26 Robbie Baldwin Kara Pictures t 61 0 414313046 karathefilm@yahoo.com.au www. karapictures.com Woof I 34 Richard Hoblock t 323 663 5597 f 323 953 6286 hoblo3@aol.com

The Wind, in the Evening I 56 Teatri di Vita t 39 51 61 99 900 f 39 51 61 99 900 cinema@teatridivita .it

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You Fake I 34 see Inside You I Love I 56 see Clara's Summer

Xmas Past I 55 Karen Kiss Horizon Unlimited t 3 1 0 392 1 239 f 310 398-0863 kk99ca@yahoo.com

A Woman Reported I 30 Chris J. Russo Bustin' Out Films t 323 650 6 1 50 cjrusso@pacbell.net www.cjrusso.com

advertisers index

Yel low Peppers I 24 Tal Shanny Sam Spiegel Film & TV School t 972 2 673 1950 f 972 2 673 1948 tal@jsfs.co.il www.jsfs.co.il

XX to XV: Fighting to be Jake I 44 Veronique Courtois t 3 1 0 963 5473 f 310 360 0260 veroniquecourtois@yahoo.com

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Escape From New York I 82

The Kinsey Sicks I 92

The San Francisco Foundation I 65

AAA Travel I inside back cover

Eye Gotcha Optometric I 63

KQED I 66

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival I 86

ABSOLUT Spirits Company, Inc. I back cover

Family Builders I 76

The Last Drag, Tobacco Free Project I 73

San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration I 90

The Academy Foundation I 106

Foreign Cinema I 84

LGBT Alliance Jewish

Silent Film Festival I 86

ACLU of Northern California I 69

Frameline Completion Fund I 98

Commun ity Federation I 80

Small Potatoes Catering I 77

Adolph Gasser Inc. I 78

Frameline Distribution I 98

Liberty & Church I 95

Spike's Coffee & Teas I 79

The Advocate I 88

Frameline Membership I 102

Millennium Restaurant I 92

Steamworks I 6

Alternative Mortgage Sources I 6 1

Fuzio I 82

Monaco Lab I 87

Strand Releasing I 89

American Cancer Society I 69

garystutler.com I 81

National Center for Lesbian Rights I 63

Sun Microsystems I 73

Anheuser World Select I 70

Gay Fuel I 8 1

New Yorker Films I 97

Su ndance Channel I inside cover

AVIS I 5

Girlfriends I 84

The New York Times I 60

Superstar Satellite I 93

Bayshore Studios I 86

Gold's Gym I 67

Noe Valley Pet Co. I 85

Tylenol PM I 4

Beach Bla nket Babylon I 79

Guarantee Mortgage I 84

Orchard Hotel I 74

Villa Florence Hotel I 74

Bud LIGHT I 8

Halcyon Hotel I 83

Parker Guest House I 83

Visit Britain I 63

Ca nadian Consulate I 6 1

Hayes Street Grill I 70

Pasta Pomodoro I 82

W Hotel I 75

Citizen Cake I 7 1

HBO I 14

PlanetOut.com & Gay.com I 80

Wells Fargo I 2

City of Oakland I 65

here! TV I 73

PlumpJack Cafe I 77

Wells Fargo, Private Client Services I 102

Continental Airlines I 62

Hilton San Francisco I 75

Qantas Airways I 75

Westin St. Francis I 74

Crystal Geyser alpine spring water I 1 12

Hotel Griffon I 68

Rainbow Grocery I 85

Where Magazine I 68 wine. com I 91

Crysta i Geyser J uices I 78

JetBlue Airways I 94

Red Grill I 76

CURVE I 72

Joie de Vivre Hospitality I 7

Renoir Hotel San Francisco I 83

Wolfe Video I 104

Damron I 72

Kim pton Hotel Group I 96

The San Francisco Bay Guardian I 64

Zephyr Real Estate I 80, 81

Daniel Ripley Catering I 68

King George Hotel I 74

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