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welcome Dear Friends, As we embark on Frameline's 32nd San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, we reflect on the countless and unparalleled contributions of our donors, members, Board, staff, community leaders and activists. Looking back over the rich history of the organization, there is one person whose leadership and vision has inspired us all to give our very best for nearly three decades: Michael Lumpkin. Volunteer, executive director, artistic director, Board member, Festival co-director, colleague, leader, visionary and friend are just a few of the roles Michael has played in a career at Frameline spanning more than a quarter century. This year being his last with Frameline, we will present the prestigious Frameline Award to Michael Lumpkin in recognition of his innumerable contributions to the organization and to the field of LGBT media. We need only review the incredible line-up of high quality films in this year's Festival to get a sense of how Michael's years of service have helped to create a thriving and sophisticated LGBT media community. We open Frameline32 with Affinity, a lesbian Victorian mystery adapted from Sarah Waters' 1999 novel, set in the world of seances and women's prisons, and we close with Breakfast with Scot, a Canadian take on the importance of family. In between, we have an incredible array of engaging stories and fabulous films, such as Derek, Isaac Julien and Tilda Swinton's inspiring documentary tribute to Frameline favorite Derek Jarman, and documentaries on subjects as diverse as a "Project Runway" winner (Eleven Minutes), a porn icon (Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon), drag songstresses (The Kinsey Sicks: Almost Infamous) and youth poets f.2nd Verse: The Rebirth of Poetry). Films from around the world include The World Unseen, a fiery love story of two women who meet in early apartheid South Africa, and the hilarious Manuela y Manuel, a comedy of hidden identities and misunderstandings from Puerto Rico. Thanks to our new Grand Sponsor AT&T, this year heralds the return of the Festival Pavilion, a space dedicated to our audiences and filmmakers located just behind the Castro Theatre, where we will feature Q&As and industry panels. And while we can never replace what Michael has brought to Frameline, we are excited as we look to the future. With new and visionary leadership, a strong and compelling mission, a healthy organization and an ever-expanding LGBT media industry, Frameline is poised to explore new frontiers and continue its legacy of leadership and advocacy. We hope you enjoy the Festival. Please join us in celebrating 32 years of visionary LGBT film and the legacy of a visionary leader, Michael Lumpkin.

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and artistic expression in film, video and other media arts. EXHIBITION With annual attendance of 60,000 to 80,000, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. Founded in 1977, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBT arts event in the Bay Area. Frameline also presents year-round exhibition events, including Frameline at The Center:

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Frameline's collection of more than 200 films reaches teenagers, college students and families in urban centers, small towns and rural areas. Frameline Distribution is the preeminent LGBT media resource for educators, librarians, film festivals and community groups, and serves as an important bridge between independent filmmakers and their audiences. Frameline's groundbreaking titles also are distributed via broadcast and cable channels and through a new line of consumer DVDs.

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This delicious period piece, based on Sarah Waters' 1 999 novel of the same name, is a women-in-prison movie with a gothic Victorian twist. Upper-class Margaret (Anna Madely), mourning her father's recent death and looking for diversion, goes to Millbank Prison as a "Lady Visitor" - presumably to improve the female convicts but really as a way to step outside her limited, conventional world. When she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Selina (Zoe Tapper), an attractive young convict, Margaret's do-gooding quickly falls by the wayside. Nothing is what it seems as Margaret becomes smitten with Selina, who once enjoyed celebrity as a successful medium before being con­ victed of fraud and the mysterious assault of a young girl. Fans of Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith) will be happy to know that screenwriter Andrew Davies, fresh from adapting Jane Austen for the BBG, hews closely to her dark and eerie second novel. In preserving the atmospheric mood of the disturbing thriller, Davies faithfully transfers to the big screen Waters' fascination with the seamy underbelly of Victorian propriety, where ladies' frustrations find outlet in private sessions with a medium, and benevolence is a fragile facade for voyeuristic fascination. Stylishly shot, Affinity features stellar performances from Anna Massey, Amanda Plummer and particularly Madely, who does a superb job of conveying the unspoken longings of the intelligent and frustrated young Margaret, who is as much imprisoned by her gender and class as the mysterious Sel ina is by bars and chains. MONICA NOLAN -

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Frameli ne32 saves one of the best for last with this only-in-Canada mix of homos, hockey and family values. This light-hearted and touching comedy stars TV hunk Thomas Cavanagh ("Ed," "Scrubs") as Eric, an ex-hockey player turned sports­ caster with memberships in three gyms. Eric is one of those gay guys who would describe hi mself as "straight-acting" in a personal ad­ if he weren't too busy acting straight to place the ad. Though not out at work, Eric is living the perfect gay life at home with his lawyer boyfriend Sam (the handsome Ben Shenkman of Angels in America and " Law & Order "). But their closet paradise is threatened when a long lost friend dies and Eric and Sam are told they have cus­

tody of her ll-year-old son. Eric fears the arrival of a rude and messy brute who, before they know it, will be swiping beers from their refrig­ erator and deflowering girls on their 500-thread-count sheets. What they get instead is Scot (the charming Noah Bernett), an "artistic" waif who si ngs Christmas carols out of season, spel ls his name with one 't' and likes to give everything, including his pee-wee hockey u niform, "a little more sparkle."

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Another Gay Movie was a huge hit at Frameline30, and no wonder: It featured

an appealing young cast in a breezy and risq ue story of four young gay guys out to get laid for the very first time. Now, Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! takes that story to the next level as the boys head out on spring break in Fort Lauderdale and get caught up in a truly wild contest to see who can get laid the most before the vacation ends. The road to victory is full of hot guys, wet package contests, evil gay fratboys and genital crabs the size of kittens. But the biggest obstacle of all turns out be true love, as the boys begin to struggle with how casual sex fits into their lives. Not that their new interest in romance keeps the frisky foursome from having a lot of raunchy fun! Jonah Blechman, Jake Mosser, Jimmy Clabots and Aaron Michael Davies star as the horny friends, with RuPaul and The Lady Bunny as the contest's salacious MCs, adult performer Brent Corrigan as Stan the Merman and Scott Thompson and the fabulous Lypsinka back again as Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. Throw in lots of gratuitous nudity and more hilarious pop references than you can keep track of -from Beach Blan­ ket Bingo to Mean Girls and beyond -and you've got a perfect movie for Pink Saturday, or just about any other night. The evening kicks off with the i rreverent and hilarious Over Da Rainbow, the short that spawned the satirical hip-hop music video "Kill Faggots." The video's online debut sparked a firestorm of debate earlier this yea r over its violent and homophobic lyrics. Now, find out what all the fuss was about-and get the shocking story behind the song.

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It's only fitting that Isaac Julien and Tilda Swinton wou ld collaborate on a docu­ menta ry about pioneering queer fi lmmaker Derek Jarman -Swi nton as his great friend and frequent leading lady and Jul ien as a gay Brit who, like Jarman, started out in the world of fine arts and later made films. Both contributors eschew the predictable route of the biographical documentary, creating an iconoclastic tribute to this boundary-breaking di rector. Rather than sim ply discuss what it was like to work with him, Swinton (who also produced Derek) reads a letter in voiceover, highlighting his talents and mourning the state of today 's filmmaking. Julien uses her remarks as punctuation to a linear chronology of Jarman's life na rrated by the man hi mself, primarily from a lengthy 1990 interview and clips from his films. Jarman recalls pivotal cinematic experiences-including The Wizard of Oz, La Dolce Vita and Scorpio Rising and reminisces about his school days, his parents' marriage, first sexual experiences and the various people he met at the Slade art school (including David Hockney) . Brief discussions of his own work ensue, accentuated by clips from Sebastiane, The Tempest, Caravaggio and others, culminati ng with his last film, Blue, made as he was dyi ng of AI DS. The result is a loving, concise documentary that stands not only as an edifying elegy and tribute to Jarman and his work, but also a cri de coeur for a time when queer cinema insisted on being defiantly outside of the mai nstream. - ROD ARMSTRONG -

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A Jihad for Love Saturday June 28 I 6:00 pm I Victoria $ 9 members I $ 10 general I JIHA28V

Muslim gay fi lmmaker Parvez Sharma has traveled the world to uncover the lives and struggles of his faith's most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims. Sharma and co-producer Sandi Du Bowski (producer足 director of the award-winning Trembling Before G-d, which looked at

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homosexual ity among Orthodox Jews) spent over 5Yz years making this documentary and journeyed to 12 countries to track down their subjects. Having first screened at Frameline26 as a 20-minute work-in-progress under the working title In the Name of Allah, A Jihad for Love is now a feature-length film that comes from the hea rt of Islam.

As the camera captures thei r stories, the fi lm's gay and lesbian characters emerge in all their human complexity, giving the viewer an ho nest rendering of thei r lives while chall enging our assum ptions about a monol ithic Muslim com munity. Their pursuit of love has brought them into confl ict with their countries, fa milies and even themselves. Such is the qua ndary of being both homosexual and Muslim - a combination so taboo that very little about it has

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been documented unti l now. The international chorus of gay and lesbian Muslims brought together by A Jihad for Love doesn't seek to vilify or reject Islam, but rather to negotiate a new relationship to it. In doi ng so, the film's extraordinary subjects point the way for all of us to move beyond the hostile, war-torn present and toward a more hopeful future. A JIHAD FOR LOVE d i r Parvez Sharma 2007 USA 81 m i n in English, A ra b ic, Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, Tu rkish & French with English s u btitles

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Bob Hoskins and Josiane Balasko (who also starred as the butch dyke who seduces housewife Victoria Abri l in French Twist) deliver command足 ing performances as a depressed English widower and a transgender, transplanted Frenchwoman who become the targets of gossip, slander and worse. Wounded but wise, their friendship becomes the catalyst for a personal and comm unal awakening in their picturesque, conservative seaside town. Jack can't shake his funk after his wife dies, sequestering himself in his house and even ignoring the beloved flock of racing pigeons he keeps out back. But a couple of new neighbors, including the irrepressible eight-year-old Florrie, rekindle his enthusiasm for life. Middle-aged divorcee Stephanie reaches out to Jack as well, hand-delivering savory French meals and gently encouraging his mentoring of an erstwhile teenage delinquent and a bumpy reconciliation with his estranged adult son. Stephanie knows disappointment and rejection, but she is unrelentingly buoyant and unafraid of life. When Florrie goes missing and Jack is painted as a pedophile, she bravely stands up for the truth - as do the you nger characters, who prove infinitely more open-minded than their parents. An upl ifting parable of freedom, flyi ng and the possibility of reinventing oneself - at any age Ruby Blue is a generous, openhearted film galva nized by two superlative actors and guided by the smart direction of Jan Dunn (who received the Levi's First Feature Award at Framel ine29 for her fi lm Gypo) . - MICHAEL FOX

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When her two moms uproot her from the comfortable trappings of a San Francisco upbringing for a generic Southern California suburb, high school sophomore Tru despairs. Surrounded by homophobic football players, Paris and Nicole wannabes and a doting but closeted English teacher, Tru escapes into fantasy: She daydreams of living in a 1950s black-and-white Leave It to Beaver-like household (with two moms and two dads, no less) and imagines herself as a benevolent Maria in a Jets­ versus-Sharks dance sequence.

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Astonished to win the attention of the town's star quarterback, Tru soon realizes that her new "boyfriend" is simply another closet case. While protecting her appearance-wary friend by putting on a public front, Tru finds an outlet for her frustrations with her homogeneous high school peers by co-founding a chapter of the Gay-Straight Allia nce. But now she must reconcile her very public positions on sexual orientation with her private "gentleman's agreement."

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Tru Loved is an exami natio n of one adolescent's courageous ability to counter small-town small-mi ndedness,

broaching tough issues-interracial dating, gay parenting, school-sanctioned homophobia-that the average after-school special eschews. And , in the end, Tru actually finds true love. (Extra bonus: This family-friendly film features appearances by Bruce Vilanch, Alec Mapa, A Different World's Jasmine Guy, Best in Show's Jane Lynch and David Kopay -the first openly gay professional athlete!) -JENN PREISSEL TRU lOVED dir Stewart Wade 2008 USA 99 min

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When I Knew Sunday Jun e 22 I 5:00 pm I Castro $7 mem bers I $8 general I WHEN22C

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When I Knew Video Booth Make sure to stop by and record your own "Yihen I Knew" story for posterity at the HBO When I Knew video booth, located on-site at the AT&T Festival Pavilion (next to the Castro Theatre) on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. Select video anecdotes will be included in our special screening at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, June 22 at 5:00 pm and on the film's website, www.wheniknew.com.

Do you recall the moment you knew you were a little different than all the other boys and girls? In this sweet and funny docu足 mentary from HBO and Frameline Award honorees Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, based on the book of the same name by Robert Trachtenburg, men and women from various walks of life discuss the moment they discovered they were gay. LG BT people from all over the cou ntry were invited to share their memories of the moment they knew they were attracted to the same sex (a very different experience than coming out) and what followed were unforgettably touching, sad, sweet and outright hilarious stories: from the boy whose heart started racing when he saw Grizzly Adams appear on the TV screen (yes, it was a precursor to the type of guys he'd end up dating as an adult) to the woman who knew some足 thing was different when she started making out with her blonde baby dol l. In a uniq uely interactive program, the filmmakers will present the screening in two parts: The first is their com pleted 35-mi nute film, the culmination of over 150 interviews held across the cou ntry, and the second will be composed of your stories ! Frameline Festival-goers will have the opportu nity to record their own story in the When I Knew Video Booth located in the AT&T Festival Pavi lion (see details above). You just might see yourself or people you know on the Castro's silver screen ! WHEN I KNEW dirs Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato 2008 USA 3 5 m i n I WHEN I KNEW: STORIES FROM FRAMELlNE32 PATRONS 2008 USA approx. 3 0 min

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In 1978, Word Is Out impacted audiences around the world by shattering stereotypes of the gay experience. Thirty years later, the power of this film lies not only in its disarming and beautifully woven interviews but in how they stand as a watershed of our history. These stories are a record of our struggles, our dissension, our joys, our loves and our lives. The fi lmmakers capture the in nocence and charm of 26 different people from ages 18 to 77, San Francisco to Boston, beehived housewife to sultry drag queen. You might laugh at the irony as one woman explains how doctors put her on a diet of two salads a day to cure her "sickness." You might feel hum bled or grateful as one ex-member of the Women's Army Corps tells how she and her friends expected to be beaten up for dancing in one of the five gay bars on Broadway by angry waiting G.l.s in the late '40s and early '50s. But you will certainly leave the theater deeply affected by the fierce cou rage and love emanating from each of their stories-our stories. - KRISTIN PEPE RESTORATION WORLD PREMIERE!

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Early apartheid South Africa is an' unlikely place to be free. Yet here's Amina (Sheetal Sheth, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World) scandalizing her conservative Indian community by living as she pleases. They gossip about her wearing men's clothes and taking women lovers; they wonder if she'll ever marry. Furthermore, Amina owns a successful cafe with her "coloured" business partner Jacob. To skirt the law, they pretend he is just an employee. Into this haven of rebels comes young wife and mother Mi riam (Lisa Ray, Water) , who stuns Amina with her shy beauty. Their immediate mutual attraction surprises them both. Seeing such a self-possessed Indian woman makes Miriam think and feel thi ngs she hasn't before. She discovers just how imprisoned she is in her traditional marriage and starts to look for ways to have her own voice and enter the larger world. As the two women get to know each other through a series of driving lessons, passion ensues, and events soon force them to stand up to the ever-vigilant and volatile apartheid police. Bringing her award-wi nning novel to the screen, director Shamim Sarif gives us fully realized characters resisting dehuman ization in a touching story of the daily fight for liberation and its im mediate rewards, where the beauty of the surrounding land belies the turmoil in a system built on fear, hatred and separation. - CAROL HARADA THE WORLD UNSEEN dir Shamim Sari! 2007 UK 103 min

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EVERY YEAR T H E FRAM EL I N E AWA R D I S G IV E N TO S O M E O N E WH O HAS MAD E A S I G N I F I CANT C O NTR I BUTI O N TO LES B IAN/GAY/BI/TRANSG E N D ER F I LM . T H I S YEAR, FRAM ELI N E'S B OARD AND STAFF ARE P R O U D TO PR ESENT THE AWAR D TO THE LO N G -TI M E LEADER OF THE FESTIVAL AN D THE O RGAN IZATI O N ,

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Michael, who is leaving his post at the end of this year's event, joined Frameline as a volunteer in

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producing the fourth festival. And he never looked back. He would go on to transform the Festival from three days of local films into the eleven-day international event of today and to develop Frameline into the world's most respected LGBT media organization. T his alone would qualify him for this award. But Michael wasn't just building a festival all those years (twenty-five in all, allowing for four years off to co-produce the film version of Vito Russo's The Cel/uloid Closet) ; he was working to create a culture in which LGBT representation in cinema could thrive. His goal was to carve out a space where we could see ourselves onscreen and to encourage the production of films to fill that space. Frameline's Festival, and all of the others around the world that came after it (most modeled on what Michael had created here), proved there was an audience for LGBT films and did it so well that today we take both the audience and the films for granted. Now, as Michael leaves to seek new challenges, the Board of Directors is proud to recognize these essential contributions to the growth of LGBT film by presenting Michael Lumpkin with the 2008 Frameline Award.

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On his departure from Frameline, Michael invites you to join him in a look back at some film highlights from his 25 years at the Festival in these seven Castro matinees.

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Over the yea rs, Fra meline and M ichael Lumpkin have introd uced many stellar filmmakers to San Friday J u n e 20 I 2 : 1 5 p m I Castro Francisco and the world. One of the most exciting $7 mem bers I $8 general I MALA20C debuts came in 1986, when Lumpkin welcomed a young director named Gus Van Sant to the Castro stage to present his first feature, Mala Noche. The film's black-and-white cinematography, powerful story of a young gay man's unrequited love for a 16-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, and sensitive performance by Tim Streeter in the lead role made it an immediate hit. More than twenty years later, it remains one of the most interesting works in Van Sa nt's im pressive career-and perhaps the gayest (at least until Milk is released later this year). Van Sant 's unobtrusive visual style fit perfectly with Streeter's charmi ng, understated perform­ ance as Walt, an openly and happily gay man who lives and works among the winos and migrant workers on Portland's skid row. When Walt meets Johnny, he develops a hopelessly doomed passion that he seems to know is unrealistic but can't seem to shake. Van Sant's slightly off-kilter but matter­ of-fact depiction of the likeable Walt's anguish over his obsessive attachment to a frightened teenager creates an elevated realism that sweeps viewers up in his story while never even seeming to try. MALA NOCHE dir Gus Va n Sant 1985 USA 78 min. Print courtesy of Janus Films.


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stu nned Frameline's 1987 audiences with a triple bill of the young director's works: What Have I Done to Deserve This , Labyrinth of Pas足 sions and the film some consider Almodovar's first masterpiece, Law

of Desire . Each is a marvelous film, but it's easy to see why Desire won that year's audience prize for best feature a nd

went on to be the director's first big hit. It bursts onto the screen with a colorful and humane sexual anarchy that is unprecedented in the history of film, then keeps its audience on the edge of its seats from laughter with a roller-coaster story that is part fantasy, part murder mystery and part erotic comedy. The fi lm stars an i ncredibly luscious Antonio Banderas as Antonio, who loves Pablo, and the handsome Eusebio Poncelam as Pablo, who loves Juan (Miguel Molina). It also features Carmen Maura, who nearly steals the movie in a break足 through performance as Pablo's sister Tina, who used to be his brother. Banderas and the boys will have you swooning, but it's Maura who sets the screen on fire as a self-made woman so hot they have to hose her down in a public square to FIRST FRAM ELINE SCREEN ING:

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cool her off. That 1987 screening of Law of Desire turned Almodovar into a household name in San Francisco. Don't miss this chance to relive that moment of discovery and see this great film on the Castro screen, where it belongs. LAW OF DESIRE dir Pedro Almod6va r 1987 Spain 102 min in Spanish with Englis h subtitles. Print courtesy of New Yorker Films.

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co-star Joey "Pants" Pantoliano in attendance, has gone down in Fes足 tival history as one of the steamiest and most surprising ever. The sur足 prise wasn't that Gershon, as ex-con Corky, and pouty sex kitten

Jennifer Tilly, as mob moll Violet, were so damn hot together, it was that the sexiest lesbian thriller ever had been created by Andy and Larry Wachowski, two relatively unknown straight brothers directing their very first film. The Wachowskis had hired San Francisco's own Susie Bright to give them advice on the lesbian sex scenes (some of the best ever, thank you, Susie). Still, there is little doubt that this one-of-a-kind crime spree/erotic thriller could only have ' sprung from the incred ible minds of the brothers who would go on to create the Matrix trilogy, write the script for V Is for Vendetta and bring classic TV cartoon Speed Racer to the big screen.

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and then put them in her . . . well, let's just say the Frameline audience responded with almost as much surprised delight as Corky did onscreen . And 12 years later, this sexy and stylish fil m sti ll sizzles. BOUND d i rs Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski 1996 USA 1 10 min. Print cou rtesy of Swa n k Motion Pictu res.

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In 1 997 John Greyson's Lilies received one of the most enthusiastic standing ovations in the history of the Festival and won the audience prize for best feature. Critic Ruby Rich's notes for that yea r's program help to explain its unique appeal:

"Greyson comes into his own with this intensely ci nematic refashioning of M ichel Marc Bouchard's play Les fleurettes, which deepens his characteristic wit with themes of great passion and tragic betrayal. In a men's prison circa

1952, Bishop Bilodeau arrives to hear the confession of Simon, sentenced to life forty years earlier for the alleged murder of his teenage love, Vallier. But the occasion is a ruse: It's really the bishop whose confession Simon aims to procure. Religious ritual turns into a play within a play and a fey flashback revels in the innocent days when the bishop and convict were young. " Midway between Shakespearean idyll and Genetesque rebellion, Lilies displays a cunning force of invention. Squares within squares frame our views of the action, drag accentuates the frame of gender, and tricks of memory are turned on end FIRST FRAMELI N E SCREEN ING:

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to reveal long-buried truths. While the theme of romantic love resonates as powerfully in the present as in the flashbacks, it's the visual design of Lilies that truly captivates." LILIES dir John Greyson 1996 Canada 9 5 min. Print courtesy of Alliance Atlantis Communications.

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Thomas Bezucha's Big Eden drove the Frameline audience wild when Michael Lumpkin brought it to the Castro screen in 2000, bri nging Thursday June 26 I 1 :00 pm I Castro down the house and garnering the aud ience prize for favorite feature. $7 mem bers I $8 general I BIGE26C It's easy to see what the cheering was all about: Writer-director Bezucha created a gay fantasy that rings amazi ngly true. On one level it's a story many of us know firsthand: a story of a gay man forced to leave the safety of his big city ghetto to return to his less cosmopolitan and possibly less tolerant home­ town. But in Big Eden, that small town turns out to be an Eden indeed - a place where a frazzled gay guy from New York can find acceptance, fulfillment and even true love. As prodigal son Henry, Arye Gross captures viewers' hearts as a lost soul who is a stranger in his own hometown. Struggl ing to come out to his fa mily and to his old high school flame Dean (Tim DeKay), and now a divorced dad with two sons, Henry fails to notice that Pike (Eric Schwieg), the Native American who runs the town store, has fallen head over heels in love with him. But everybody else in Big Eden soon figures out what's going on, and before you know it the townsfolk (including Oscar winner Louise Fletcher as Grace) are pitching in to assure a happy ending for all. B I G E D E N dir Tho mas Bezucha 2000 USA 73 min. Pri nt courtesy of Chaiken Films.

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Many versions of the Carmen story have been told over the years, but when Karmen GeT debuted at Frameline26 in 2002, no one had Friday June 27 I 1 :00 pm I Castro ever experienced anything quite like its explosive mix of West African $7 mem bers I $8 general I KARM27C drums, fantastic dance numbers and scenes of sexual transgres­ sion, nor had they seen a heroine as fascinating as the vibrant, heroic woman at the center of the story. As Shari Frilot wrote in her notes for that Festival, this Karmen is no opportunistic trollop or femme fatale; she is intelligent, compassion­ ate and in full control of her powerful sexuality. Director Joseph GaY Ra maka transplants the classic story from a cigarette factory in Spain to the underground smug­ gling world of Senegal. Karmen escapes a women's penitentiary, leaving her beautiful lover-warden Angelique-to pine and writhe in the absence of her passions. Returning to the helm of her crime racket, Karmen denou nces the corrupt police who have "swallowed up the country" and lures the soon-to-be superintendent, Lamine, away from his new bride and into her fold of good-natured thieves. She continues to attract su itors, fans and followers, but only her old friend Samba fully understands her free and passionate spirit and is worthy of putting her body to rest. KARMEN GE'i dir Joseph Ga'l Ramaka 2001 Senegal/France/Canada 86 min in French and Wolof with English subtitles. Print courtesy of California Newsreel.

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John th inks he's got it all figured out. He's young, good looking and has always had a way with the ladies. After a break-up with his girlfriend, he moves west to Los Angeles for a fresh start. He is officially back on the market and looking to score. Crashing on his buddy Andy 's couch is a comfort­ ing return to the college patterns of partying, womaniz­ ing and trash talk with the guys. However, reconnecting with his old flame Maddie proves to be surprising when she introduces him to her girlfriend, Anna. An aspiring photographer, John takes an entry­ level position at an ad agency, determined to prove himself. Things get a little confusing when Paul, a suc­ cessful executive at the firm, takes a special interest in John, and when John ends up in Paul's bed , his world is turned com pletely upside down . Written and di rected by Jesse Rosen, who also stars as John, The Art of Being Straight explores one man's unexpected search for identity with both comic honesty and warm insight. Exceptionally strong per­ formances and razor-sharp dialogue make this more than just a story of seduction: John's journey to find hi mself proves to be almost more than he can handle, yet he discovers that accepting the un known also brings unlimited possibilities. First, a fleeting, celluloid roma nce in Untitled Film Stills.

Rejection and prejudice are ubiquitous in the life of any actor. 'For Jamie Klein (Michelle Ehlen, who also directs), a butch lesbian thespian determined to make it in Hollywood, getting cast in a role turns into a comic quest for gendered enlightenment. "Butch Jamie" dresses up as "Femme Jamie" for auditions but, after a series of rejections and taunting from her archrival Harold (a svelte black cat with a budding acting career), she decides to show up to an audition as herself -sans press-on nails or feminine mystique mantra audio CDs. When she gets an unex­ pected call-back, she's offered the leading role in a low-budget movie-as Steve. Despite initial indigna­ tion, she accepts the male lead a nd embarks on a delightful caper, dredging the murky depths of truth, gender identity and sexual roles. Along the way, she gets men's bathroom etiquette tips from her best friend, deflects with aplomb a German dyke's jealous slurs, seeks Delphic counsel from her naively astute bisexual house mate and is seduced by a recovering lesbian who believes Jamie is a man. With original songs by Harold Squire and Ehlen, the soundtrack also provides an intermittently raucous and comedic voice­ of-God narrative to Jamie's predicaments. Winner of the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film at OUTFEST 2007, Michelle Ehlen's first feature showcases her myriad talents as a writer, actor, comic, producer, director and lyricist. '- STEFANI CHARREN

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A refreshing new foray into the ensemble cast dram­ edy, Don't Go is like "The L Word" with more racial and socioeconomic diversity. Featuring Gui nevere Tu rner (/tty Bitty Titty Committee, Go Fish) and Nisha Gana­ tra (director and star of Chutney Popcorn), Don't Go is funny, fierce and oozing sexual ity and attitude. The program begins with a trio of shorts, from the heartbreaking to the hilarious, east coast to west, butch to femme. In Dive, a cute young thing with a date to impress likes ra pping about "Rimbaud and shit," but is she brave eno ugh to get what she wa nts? Woman in Burka fo ll ows rea l-l ife actress Sa rita Choudhury through fictionalized auditions for a new film. Is it a drama or just a cheap horror flick? None of the audi­ tioning actresses (each of whom, it seems, have ap peared in "Law & Order" at some poi nt) really know. But who cares? It's a job! This darkly comedic short shines a spotlight on race, aging, gender and the actor's eternal quest for validation-and a paycheck. Two couples, two birthdays, two dildos and a little role-reversal are the highlights of the hilarious Happy Birthday, which plays on "traditional" gender roles in butch-femme relationships when Abigail wants to top her butch girlfriend Jack, and femme Madeline agrees to have a baby as long as her partner Hannah carries it. - KATE CARROLL

FOR A RELATIONSH I P dir Ti m Verburg 2007 Canada 5 min

Adapted from H.P. Lovecraft's novella The Shadow over Innsmouth, this assured debut film from director Dan Gildark transplants Lovecraft's creepy New Eng­ land setting to the Pacific Northwest - and does for the region what The Wicker Man did for Scotland: It takes an a l ready gloomy, eerie atmosphere and reveals the intense weirdness lurking beneath. Though the mighty Wicker Man can't boast Tori Spelling as part of the package. Following the death of his mother, Russ (Jason Cottle), a respected history professor in Seattle, treks home to his coastal Oregon village. A gay man who's happily moved on from his isolated hometown, Russ hasn't seen or heard from his family in years. His sister Dannie (Cara Buono) gamely tries to reintegrate him into the town, with mixed results. Her staged reconcilia­ tion for Russ and their father falls flat, but Russ does rekindle his deep (and complex) friendship with the rugged, sensitive Mike (Gus Van Sant regu lar Scott Patrick Green). When Russ spends time with Dannie's friend Susan (a scene-stealing Spelling), things take a particularly weird turn. Stilted interactions lead to frightening encounters, as Russ attempts to piece together the town's frightening, hidden history-and his family's role in it. A product of the same Seattle scene that spawned Robinson Devor's acclai med Police Beat and Zoo, Cthulhu also features the amazing camerawork of Sean Kirby (DP for both of Devor's films) to amazing effect. The approach of the apocalypse never looked so absolutely gorgeous. - JONATHAN L. KNAPP

CI AO dir Yen Tan 2007 USA 87 min i n English, Italian and Mandarin with English subtitles

CTHULHU dir Dan Gild ark 2007 USA 90 min

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Hidden within every ending is the seed of a new begin­ ning. When Mark dies suddenly, his best friend Jeff is left to tie up the loose ends and is surprised to discov­ er that Mark was cultivating an intimate online rela­ tionship with a man from Italy. Andrea is shocked and saddened that he will never get to know Mark in per­ son, just as he was about to embark on their first meet­ ing. Curious, Jeff invites Andrea to visit him in Dallas. These two important strangers try to piece together a complete picture of the man they both knew and loved, each in his own way. As Jeff and Andrea fall into an easy rapport around their mutual friend, they find empathy and the spark of desire. Is it a longing to keep Mark alive? Or is it Mark's fi nal gift, to introduce two strangers who never would have met otherwise? Ciao explores our longing to connect in a tran­

sient world, among life's many unexpected departures and arrivals. Quiet ci nematography, spare music and smart, natural writing set an intimate tone as di rector Yen Ta n draws us into the slow unwinding of grief, illu­ mi nating the chambers of the human heart-those we open easily and those we keep closed, even with our dearest friends. First, Tim Verburg sorts through two years of pho­ tographs to make sense of the relationships in his life in the visually stunning For a Relationship. - CAROL HARADA

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Arty li pstick lesbians, a couple of sweater queens,

of San Francisco come al ive in this moody, sexu ally

some coffee-house dykes, a sugar daddy, a drag diva,

charged fi lm. It's Halloween night in The City. Quiet

and suspenseful installment in here !TV's films based

Mr. Leather a nd a fag hag all join their evangelical

twenty- something Jasper is hangi ng with his cocky

on author Richard Stevenson's long-running series of

On the Other Hand Death is the latest entertaining

Re pub lican h ost, her closeted da ughter a nd a half

high school pal Mark and their friend Lily. Joined by

mystery books featuring Donald Strachey, a gay pri­

redneck/half maggot mutant at the Sahara Salvation

Mark's friend and sometimes lover Caleb, the group's

vate investigator based in Alba ny, New York.

Resort for Jaymes Thompson's The Gay Bed & Break­

epic, all-night journey begins in the center of the Hal­

fast of Terror, a campy but legitimately creepy q ueer

loween universe: The Castro.

Even before the opening credits rol l , Strachey (Chad Allen) fi nds hi mself surrou nded by cops with

When the mass ive m o b of costumed partiers

guns drawn when the shadowy female he's tracking

Co nvergi ng at the rem ote lo dge with its gay

becomes too overwhel ming, the foursome make off for

through the city 's gritty back streets turns out be an

Southwest homey decor, it doesn't take long for the

less populated places. As they wander the streets in

officer of the Albany Police Department. Under arrest,

visitors to realize the owner, Helen, is a little strange.

search of adventure , Mark and Jasper engage i n a

he explains that her husband hired him to follow her

But they don't know about her even stranger mission :

com plicated cat-and-mouse game in which surprising

to see if she was having an affair. The only problem is,

to fix her daughter Luella by "curing" a gay man and

e moti ons emerge and several h a u nting truths a re

she isn't married. To save his hide, Strachey has to

"offering their blessed u nion to the Lord . " This turns

revealed. Delivering deep, u nderstated performa nces,

figure out who the so-cal led husband rea lly is a n d

out to be an u ndersta nda bly messy job, a nd what

the ensemble cast brings the inner lives of each char­

w h y he hired h i m t o tail a cop.

follows is a perfect m ix of chills and skin, including

acter to the surface.

horror flick.

severed heads, pool-hou se h ookups, b l ood-fi l l ed

He gets thrown off course when a smal l-town

Writer-director Ga briel Flemi ng's hypnotic film

lesbian couple (Margot Kidder and Gabrielle Rose)

bathtubs, naked body painting, knife-wielding Repub­

uses a non-li near narrative style, gorgeous camera­

becomes a target of h o m o p h o b i c va n d a l i s m a n d

licans and a frighte n i ng shrine to neo-conservatives

work and eerie, evocative mu sic to create a beautiful

threats. Strachey can't resist volunteering to -help track

and evangelical pastors.

and d isturbing urban dreamscape. From the fluores­

With nods to Psycho, A Nightmare on Elm Street

cent Zen of a westbound 5 Fulton bus to the magical

down the perpetrators, even as he conti n u es h i s search for h is phantom client. Seeking both of them at

music of fog horns up close, The Lost Coast captures

once proves to be tough, but as the violence escalates,

the sublime rhythms and mysterious energy of a night

his twin investigations start to seem suspiciously like

and classic li nes (for example: " I ' m more normal and

in San Francisco as four lost yo ung people search for

one and the same case.

make a better wo man than you ever could, you tragic

identity and connection.

and cou ntless teen s l asher films, The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror is a lso packed with political satire

Di rector Ron Oliver maintains a satisfyingly noirish -

bitc h ! " and "I told you over and over and over again,

So/ace follows a lonely young man as he heads

mood as Strachey fends off a pass from a na ked hunk,

NO M O R E G I R LFRI EN DS ! ") that are guaranteed to

out for a late-night hookup, but when he meets his

takes abuse from both the local homophobes and the

scratch your Frameline mid night movie itch.

perfect stranger, he gets more than he bargai ned for.

cops and finally nabs his prey.

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The Sensei

Steam

Tu esday Jun e 24 I 7:00 pm I Victoria

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Set in a conservative Colorado hamlet during the mid­ '80s, The Sensei is an am bitious, genre-bending indie feature that touches on AIDS hysteria, religious intol­ erance, misogyny, racism and homophobia - a l l woven together with plenty of ass-kicking martial arts. McClain (whose story echoes Matthew Shep­ ard's) is a high school student ostracized and tor­ mented for being gay. His commun ity is gripped by fear and hate, and the general consensus is that AIDS is a punishment for a s i nfu l , gay l ifestyle. After McClain is severely beaten by classmates, he forms an unlikely bond with Karen, a martial arts expert who secretly becomes his sensei and teaches McClain how to defend himself. All assumptions a re questioned as the story twists through Karen's and McCla in's past. And, per­ haps controversially, while McClain is explicitly being taught to defend hi mself, we get to see the tables turned and violence being fought off with violence. True to the film's martial arts roots, questions of honor and the plight of the defenseless are at the heart of the film and explored from many perspectives. The Sensei was written and directed by veteran stunt-actress and martial artist D. Lee Inosanto, who also stars as Ka ren and who has crafted a story meant to clearly connect the multiple forms of bigotry that continue to plague our culture.

Th ree very different women weave a fragile bond at their local steam room, where they hope the hot wate r vapor m ight wash away t h e i r lon e l i n ess, confusion and fear. During her first year at college, El izabeth (Kate Siegel, Curse of the Black Dahlia) questions her sex­ ual identity and struggles to break free from her strict Catholic parents. Mi dd le-aged La urie (Al ly Sheedy, High Art) is a si ngle mother dealing with the psycho­ logical ga mes played by her ex-husband and the pote ntial problems in a re lati onsh i p with a much younger man. And recent Academy Award nominee Ruby Dee (American Gangster) gives another award­ worthy performa nce as Doris, an older woman facing feelings of despair and emptiness after the death of her husband. When she meets an other man, she opens herself up once again to the vulnerabil ity of giving one's heart to another. Un beknownst to the m , these women s h a re many of the same struggles and joys a nd separately learn to find strength, joy and beauty in their unique circumstances. By interweaving the stories of their individual jou rneys, di rector Kyle Sch ickner shows how age, race, class and religion have little to do with matters of the heart - ultimately, we all want the same things : love and happiness. At times playful and uplifting and other times hea rtbreaki ng, Steam speaks to the universality of human experience and the resilient spirit that allows us to rebound from struggle and emerge triumphant.

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As a harried si ngle mother in Normal Heights, USA, Andrea is having a tough time of it. Although her son Joshua is a smart, happy and enthusiastic ten-year­ old, she worries that he's on the wrong track. With each summons to the Mother Superior's office at Joshua's private school, Andrea searches for answers to a nagging problem : How can she convi nce him that aspiring to be on the cheerleading squad, relishing the art of the French braid and calling Maria von Tra pp his most influential role model is just not what little boys do? When you wish for a son on the wrestling team, how do you deal with one who loves fashion, dolls and pyramid formations? In this quirky and touching take on the modern family, one woman must strip away all her illusions to seek a kind of peace with herself and her son. Some hard advice from her gay next-door neighbor Charlie (pl ayed by everyone's favorite v i l l a i n from Lost, Michael Emerson) helps Andrea turn her focus in the right direction: inward. Embracing Joshua's individu­ ality rather than fearing it might be the only answer, but can she do it? With comically truthfu l perfo rm a n ces and a healthy dash of wacky farce, Ready? OK! explores a fa mily on the verge of either destruction or elevation. Sometimes all it takes to figure things out is a deep breath and the perfect cheer. - KRISTINE KOLTON

THE SENSEI dir D. Lee Inosanto 2007 USA 103 min

READY? OK! d i r James Vasquez 2008 USA 91 min

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If High School Musical indulged in flights of homo­ e rot i c f a n cy, it m ight l oo k s o m et h i ng l i ke To m Gustafson's Were the World Mine. But to truly capture the essence of the writer-director's spirited debut fea­ ture, we turn to an ever more timeless source: Shake­ speare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Were the World Mine originally began as Fairies, an award-winning 2003 short film that used Shake­ speare's whi msical comedy to portray a gay teen's struggle for accepta nce. This feature presentation further fleshes out Gustafson's exploration of teenage tu rmo i l , l ust and theatrica l ity and retai n s one of Fairies' finest actors: Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks). Robie plays Ms. Tebbit, an unconventional teacher at a posh, all-male academy, who sets out to produce a stage version of A Midsummer Night's Dream and recruits her star student, Timothy (Tanner Cohen), to take part. When not suffering the wrath of his homophobic classmates, Timothy withdraws into his imagination, where macho rugby players morph into dancing fairies decked out in go-go boy attire. Timothy first balks at act� ing in the play but eventually embraces the role of Puck and, armed with a magical pansy, turns nearly the whole town gay - with unexpected implications for his mother, his two best friends and the hot star rugby player. As the play's characters frequently say, "The course of true love never did run smooth." In Gustafson's clever hands, that course takes some strange-and beautifully staged -turns. - JONATHAN L. KNAPP

If George Lucas can tell us the ending of his story before the begi n n i ng, then why can't Del Shores? Shores wrote his play Sordid Lives in 1995 and turned it into a movie in 2000. Now, a la Star Wars, he's back to tell us how it all started, in a new TV series premier­ ing on LOGO that is a prequel to the play and the film. The series provides the backstory for the members of an eccentric Texas family, including the institutional­ ized drag queen Brother Boy, a closeted gay grandson and various other zanies. According to Shores, his goal was to "take the characters . . . and explore their lives and worlds in a very soap-opera style." The result is a southern-fried comedy featuring return performances by many members of the origi­ nal cast, including: Olivia Newton-John, who will perform five new songs; Beth Grant as the chain­ smoking Sissy; and Bonnie Bedelia as the controlli ng, h i gh - stru ng Latre l l e . The s h o w a l s o sta rs R u e McCla nahan ("Golden Girls," "Maude"), Caroline Rhea, Jason Dottley and Margaret Cho. Best of all, Leslie Jordan is set to guest star in several episodes, reprising his role as the easily confused Brother Boy, who channels Tammy Wynette (played by Wynette's daughter, Georgette Jones) . The series makes its debut on LOGO on July 23, but Frameline32 gives you an early sneak preview of two hilarious episodes, along with a special appear­ ance by Shores and members of his cast. SORDID LIVES dir Del Shores 2008 USA 48 min

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All My Life Su nday Jun e 22 I 8:30 pm I Victoria $9 members I $10 general I ALLM22V

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela Satu rday J u n e 2 1 I 8:00 pm I Victoria

Epic in length but inti mate in scope-and certainly the most daring and sexually explicit portrait of homosex­ ual life in Egypt yet put on screen - Maher Sabry's film evocatively details the tribulations of 26-year-old Ra mi, an accountant and dance student l iving i n Cairo. Ra mi's boyfriend, Waleed, has just ended their relationship in order to get married. His best girlfriend Dalia is leaving Egypt for San Francisco. And his doc­ tor pal Kareem is pestering him to be more involved in the city's quasi-underground gay community. As Ra m i pursues h i s own ro m a ntic path of one-n ight stands with closet cases and fetishizing tourists, Kareem is arrested in a police raid on a float­ ing discotheq ue cal led the Queen Boat (based on an actual incident in 200 1 , which catalyzed gay Egyptians and a variety of international human rights organizations into action). In his ambitious profile of the multifaceted world of his main cha racter, Sabry's wide-reaching story also includes a devout man living upstairs from Rami, who is trying to quell his longing for women, and an unhappily closeted kid named Mina, who lives across the way. All of these cha racters are portrayed with palpable compassion -and often in various states of undress-with a variety of dramatic denouements. A fascinating, if dispiriting, portrait of the current situation for gay Egyptians, All My Life represents a bold cinematic step forward and sets the benchmark for future explorations. ROD ARMSTRONG

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A Filipina "lady-boy" blessed with extraordinary beauty and grace, Raquela Rios makes her living by walking the streets and serving a clientele with exotic tastes. Alas, this self-proclai med queen dreams of far bigger and better things, so when she's recruited by a fellow transsexual to join the lucrative world of Internet porn, Raquela puts on a nurse's un iform and dives in head­ first. Her online popularity skyrockets, and soon she's off living a life of odd adventu res-traveli ng to Iceland, working in a fish factory and, finally, fulfilling a lifelong dream to see Pa ris. And once the site's New York­ based owner takes a shine to her and visits her in the City of Light, Raquela may even find true love. . Part fact and part fairytale, Olaf de Fleur Johan­ nesson's dazzling docudrama blends gritty verite and fi ctio n a l f l i ghts of fa ncy to c h ro n i c l e th is truly transtastic character's life . Actors trade lines with sex-industry professionals, key moments are recre­ ated with a certain dreamy liberty, and you're never s u re whether you ' re watc h i ng rea l ity or fantasy. What's never in doubt is the sense of empowerment that Raquela -playing herself, natch-brings to every encou nter and interacti on in which she engages. Winner of this year's prestigious Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festiva l, Johan nesson's trib ute to Rios truly earns the titular adjective ; it's amazing from start to finish. All hail the Queen ! - DAVID FEAR

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lives of a group of young people living in Tel Aviv but

Jacq ues N olot's frank and bl ackly humorous fi l m

takes a very different and more upbeat approach .

opens i n a cemetery, where two men list good reasons

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Instead of a politically astute tragedy, director Yair

to be buried there: "We'll be in peace. You'll stop mak­

Stuck in a summer athletics camp and bored out of

Hochner gives us a wacky comedy that ignores politics

ing scenes. The pigeons won't shit on us." One of

their sku lls, three Czech teenage girls decide to hit the

altogether while focusing on its characters' domestic

them is Pierre, a pushing-GO former Parisian gigolo

highway in search of excitement. Sexual experimen­

and romantic problems.

and blocked writer whose wealthy protector has died

tation, excessive alcohol consumption and a yearning

And no one has more problems than gay siblings

after a 35-year relationship. Pierre was bequeathed

to take a bite out of whatever forbidden fruit comes

Sh irley and O m er. O mer is al most thirty and sti l l

valuable artwork and property but, through a combi­

their way are all on the agenda, though as the trip pro­

hasn't found himself - or the man of his dreams. A

nation of paranoia and shortsighted petulance, has

gresses, each vixen-in-training starts to develop her

series of disastrous blind dates hasn't helped. Shirley

helped to nullify his inheritance.

own personal agenda.

is a little younger and has already nabbed her dream

Pierre is torn between regret for the actions of

The slightly chubby Vendula wants to overcome

woman, Mich al, owner of the hippest cafe in town

his youth and the looming need to prepare for old

her self-esteem issues, while the hyper-flirtatious Karolina simply wants to test her powers of seduction on

(and Shirley's boss) . But the thought of settling down

age. H IV-positive for 24 years, he is sleepless with

scares Shirley, who wonders if she's ready to give up

nausea and anxiety but resists the recommended

every man she meets-including her best friend's little

her long-held plan of traveling to Antarctica.

triple-drug therapy because he fears his silvered,

brother who's tagging along for the ride. And Iska? She's

As the siblings sort through their feelings and

sti l l -handsome hair may fall out. Now paying for sex

interested in pursuing her sudden attraction to Karolina,

prepare for adulthood, friends and relatives chime in

hi mself - one dri ly humorous exchange has h i m

even if it means risking rejection and heartbreak.

with their advice and problems of their own. No one

comparing h i s outlay with that of a more prosperous

Karin Babinska's debut feature may be both a

has more of either than their "Jewish mother from

friend for the same hustler - deep down Pierre just

coming-out and a coming-of-age film, but this road

hell , " Shoshanna, played, in what Hochner describes

doesn't want to die lonely.

movie is anything but a harmless, sugarcoated version

as a tribute to both the fil ms of John Waters and the

In the third film of his semiautobiographical trilogy

of "Girls Gone Wild." There's perverse humor, poignant

late great Divine, by Yoam Huberman, one of Israel's

on gay life (Hinterland, 1 998; Porn Theater, Frame­

tragedy and some seriously steamy encounters on this

most talented drag artists.

line27), Nolot hi mself plays the elegantly whiny Pierre,

threesome's painful journey to self-awareness and

Hochner says he was inspired to make the fi lm

who tells his troubles to anyone who will listen -even

Sapphic awakenings. No punches are pulled, yet this

after he came out as a gay man and moved in with his

to a bailiff coming to collect on a departed lover's park­

portrait of that transitional period between childhood

partner. That may explain its liberating air of exuber­ ance and its joyful embrace of both life and love. ANTARCTICA d i r Ya i r Hochner 2007 Israel 1 1 0 min in Hebrew with English su btitles

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D rifting Flowers

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Gifted German-Turkish di rector Fatih Akin (Head-On, 2004) returns with a border-hopping, gender-bopping, culture-clashing d rama of sneaky power and u n ­

Taiwanese director Zero Chou (Spider Lilies, Frame­ line3 1) offers up three subtle, interwoven lesbian tales

common grace. Interweaving six characters a n d three

of the lost and found nature of love. The first segment

stories, Akin ably depicts the fluidity of 2 1st century

opens with a fragile domestic bliss cobbled together by J i ng (Serena Fa ng) , a beautifu l, blind nightclub

European political and sexual identity. Winner of the

si nger, and her younger sister Meigo (Pai Chih-ying). Butch accordionist Chalkie (the striking Chao Yi-Ian)

effortlessly transforms coincidences and contrivances

u psets the balance by fa lling for Jing and inspiring Meigo's first big crush. To offer Meigo a more secure

Hamburg professor Nejat is at first suspicious of his elderly father's unlikely paramour, a middle-aged

future, Jing is convinced to place her in foster care

Turkish prostitute named Yeter. But he a nd Yeter form a

with a wealthy family, causing Meigo to rage with jeal­

bond, and after tragedy strikes he treks to Istanbul to

ousy and betrayal and risk losing both of the women she loves.

locate her daughter. It turns out that Ayten is a political

Best Screenplay award at Cannes last year, Akin into a profound tale of redemption and reconciliation.

The middle story belongs to Lily (Lu Vi-ching), an

activist who's had to flee to Germany. Stranded and broke, she's befriended by Lotte, a college student who

Alzheimer's patient endlessly searching in her disinte­

l ives with her mother (Fassbi nder favo rite H a na

grating memory for her lost lover, Ocean. When Yen

Schygulla). Ayten and Lotte become lovers, their com­

(Sam Wang), her sham husband from long ago, leaves

plicated relationship fraught with secrets. When Ayten

his unfaithful boyfriend and comes to visit with his own suitcase of troubles, Lily often mistakes him for the

returns to Turkey, the smitten Lotte defies her mother

butch Ocean returned, and the two wounded friends

anything for her gal, Lotte makes a grievous mistake.

build on a sympathy they've always shared. The final segment follows Chalkie, comi ng of age

and follows. A stranger in a strange land, wil ling to do Eventually the threads are untangled, the missed connections get patched through and a new circle ­

with best pal Yen and coming to terms with her repul­

and a new fami ly - is created. Stunningly acted and

sion at her own budding body and her complicated

beautifully photographed, The Edge of Heaven also

feelings for girls. She meets the young Lily and both claim their futures, which arrive in unexpected ways.

boasts a typically eclectic Akin sou ndtrack that freely

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cinema theory into its first sixty seconds than any fil m i n Frameline history. But i t is more than just porn and philosophy; Japan Japan is a very modern coming-of­ age story with universal appeal. It is a film about grow­ ing up and moving on, and it takes place within that fami liar moment between youth and adulthood when lots of nothing happens, and you spend too much ti me waiting for.the phone to ring and change your world. I m ri, a you ng, handsome ex-sold ier from the Israeli countryside, now lives in Tel Aviv with plans to move to Japan. I n a lackadaisical purgatory, he hangs out with his roommate, does a poor job at work and looks for love and sex-often unsure of the difference. Like many guys in their early twenties, I mri is dealing with adult challenges while behaving in a j uvenile manner, just waiting for that defining event that will make him a man. With a playful, improvised style and constantly changing gen res-much like its slacker hero-Japan Japan is at times a documentary, a m usic video, a

porn film, a travelogue and even a trailer for itself. Yet the world of Japan Japan's Tel Aviv is so familiar that it could be right here in San Francisco. The experimental short Allen Ginsberg Gives Great Head is an explicit and poetic homage to the

great American poet and writer of Howl. - COREY EUBANKS ALLEN GINSBERG GIVES GREAT HEAD dir X'Ho 2007 Singa pore

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Set on a remote island in northeastern Argentina, this artfully shot debut feature simmers with sexual ten­ sion. Alvaro is a quiet man who repairs books and har­ vests reeds. Doubly isolated by his remote home and his homosexual ity, he lives simply and doesn't talk much, resorting to hook-ups with outsiders for release. On the more garrulous side of the spectrum is Turu, who pilots the water taxi nicknamed La Le6n because of the sound its engine makes chugging up the river. Turu fancies himself a community leader of sorts because his boat ferries the local population whenever they need to go to town. He's also a loud­ mouth and a brute, ranting agai nst m issionaries, imm igrants from Paraguay who've come to work, and Alvaro for being gay. Like most bigots, the captain has some unresolved issues and is alternately fascinated and repelled by the handsome man he transports. To frame the story, Otheguy employs a wonderfully textured black-and-white cinematography with the jungle at center stage. Whether providing Alvaro with cover for a nighttime tryst or drowning out the noise of a more brutal encounter with its own natural clamor, the environment is a keen, impartial observer of the human drama unfolding in its midst. Placed among other recent noteworthy examples of Latin American a rt c i n e m a i n c l u d i ng Los Muertos a n d A Thousand Clouds of Peace, La Leon heralds the arrival of a new cinematic talent. ROD ARMSTRONG

When Ichiko falls for Eri, she frets over how her wid­ owed father will react to the news that she is a les­ bian. When she reveals her secret, her dad lets her in on a few of his own: both he and Ichiko's deceased mother were gay and kept lovers. While Ichiko bonds with her father over her newly discovered family his­ tory, Eri , an aspiring lawyer, battles with her own stern and disapproving dad. Based on Ebine Yamaji's yuri manga comic book of the same name, K6ji Kawano's film moves grace­ fully from private moments of intimacy (the girls alter­ nately paint each other's toenails, shoot their portraits on the beach and play with rubber duckies while naked in the bathtub) to exuberant scenes that per­ fectly convey the sense of being young and in love in the big city. Giddy J-Pop and J-Rock songs punctuate montages of the girls ru nning through bustling cross­ walks and making out in cabs. But pu ppy love is not all handmade cards and kisses, and both girls test the limits of their relationship - I chiko toys with her attraction to a punk rock lesbian while Eri decides whether to sacrifice her new love for school and her professional future. Shot in a gauzy, dreamy pal ate of blu es and greens, the girls' love affair is the stuff of romance novels (albeit lesbian romance novels) as the two opposites - sunny, cheery Ichiko and tense, bookish Eri -attract in moments of explosive sensuality and tender affection.

Shy, awkwa rd Elvira (Susi Sanc hez) and bubbly, forthright Pilar (Carmen El ias) are schoolteachers in Franco's fascist Spain in the early 1 970s. They fall in love only to be torn apart when Pilar's parents have her institutionalized, hoping that regular shock treat­ ments will jolt her i nto heterosexuality. Despite years of separation, the two women find their way back to one another in a newly free Spain. But the happily-ever-after that the couple eagerly anti ci pates proves elu sive when Pilar's mind and body begi n to suffer horrific aftereffects fro m the electroshock therapy. Based on a true story and nominated for an ATV Award (Spain's equ ivalent of the Emmys) for Best TV Movie, Juan Carlos Claver's heartfelt drama works on multiple levels: It is a kind of social and legal history of gay l ife in Spa i n as, d u ring the course of the drama, Spanish society transforms from the repres­ sive Franco years to today 's more open way of life. It is part tragedy, with Pilar subjected not just to shock therapy but to other forms of abuse during her years in the hospital. It is a family story, as Pilar pays the price for her parents' homophobia , and her mother eventually pays a price for what she has done. But above all, it is a moving, romantic melodrama. Sanchez and Elias are luminous and heartbreaking as women determined to let nothing- not the law, society, family nor illness - destroy their love.

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Manuela may be a sta r attraction at a San Juan nightclub where travesti are the reign ing divas, but lately her life is a mess. Her boyfriend just dumped her, and her nosy land lady wants the back rent. But her best girl Coca has an even bigger problem, and she needs Manuela's help. Pregnant after a one-night stand, Coca asks Manuela to put away her cha-cha heels and don a suit to become the man she is bio­ logically so she can pretend to be the baby 's father and ma rry Coca to please her conservative parents. Manuela cannot say no, but in transform ing from her flirty, ultra-femini ne, cosmopolitan-swilling self into sober, Iraq-bound soldier Scott, she faces the biggest challenge of her perform ing life. Star Humberto Busto, best known for his role as Gael Garcia Bernal's best friend in Amores Perras, hilariously plays up Manuela's dizzy, neurotic self­ ab sorption while gradua l ly reve a l i n g the deeper emotions and genuine heart lurking under a decep­ tively shallow surface. Giddy screwba ll farce meets a l l the soap operatic inci dents of a telenovela in Ra ul Marchand San chez's buoyant dramedy that becomes someth i ng altogeth e r more poignant as ' Manuela's attempts to un leash her inner man provide her with the ins ight to becoming a happi er, more independent woman. PAM GRADY

Lucie and Marion are in love. As their relationship grows, so does Lucie's desire to experience mother­ hood and to share that experience with Marion. But the prospect of starting a family brings mou nting com­ plications for these two beautiful, young women living a fast-paced life in Paris. Everyone has an opinion for them: Their friends, their coworkers and their families all feel compel led to weigh in on the best road to take, or whether to begin the journey at all. When the happy couple finally takes the plunge, the hopes and dreams that once brought them together begin to pull them apart. Soon there are more ques­ tions than answers in this warm and witty exploration of a modern family's origin. What role, if any, will the father of their child play? Is a father even necessary in the world of a contemporary lesbian couple? As the due date approaches, Lucie's maternal instincts surge, while Ma rion begins to question her place in the life she thought she had all figured out. With their lives on the verge of changing forever, they seek ap proval from their fa m i l ies, watch friends struggle with their own children and try to overcome financial insecu rities. But unti l the old world catches up to them, it's up to Lucie and Marion to make this new world they've entered their own.

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MANUELA Y MANUEL dir Raul Marchand Sanchez 2007 Puerto Rico 94 min in Spanish with English subtitles

THE NEW WORLD dir Etienne Dhaene 2007 France 90 min in French with English subtitles

In the cycle of life, there is seemingly no end. No end to the joy. No end to the suffering. Just a succession of personal moments, milestones, and emotions to be experienced along the way. In his poignant and tender feature fi lm debut, Italian director Roberto Cuzzillo brings a uniquely subtle sensibility to those moments that matter most. As the next step in their loving relationship, Giulia (Cristi na Serafi ni) and Chi ara ( I rene Ivaldi) have decided to have a child together. But, according to Italian law, only married heterosexual couples are legally allowed to procreate through artificial insemi­ nation, so the two women must travel to Holland for the procedure. As they eagerly await the doctor's call that will set the wheels in motion, Giulia shares the news with her m other, who is a n gu i s hed by the thought of her grandchild being ra ised without a father. Chiara, mea nwh ile, discovers a lump in her breast and is suddenly forced to consider the possi bil­ ities of sickness and death rather than new life and birth. Yet she is afraid to tell Giulia about her diagno­ sis, setti ng their relationship off-kilter. It is this sense of asymmetry that pervades the film's very look and feel, from its visual richness to its bea utifu lly evocative score and potent use of both sound and silence. Only in a fi lm where a woman sm okes a cigarette while shaving her arm pits can uncertainty, enl ightenment, love and fear commi ngle so eloquently.

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Ever had a one-night stand that seemed like a really

Otto is a beautiful young man who smells dead, looks

good idea at that weekend party but, under the bright

dead and perhaps is dead. As he wanders the streets

Lorenzo is a lot of things to a lot of people: boyfriend to

lights of the office on Monday morning, well , not so

of Berlin, hassled, derided and sleepless, he eventually

famed author Davide, business partner to angsty

much? This refreshing romantic comedy amusingly

falls in with an Uber-pretentious, avant-garde film­

addict Ro berta , patro n to cute docto r- c u m-writer

explores what happens when Saturday's trick unex­

maker, Medea Yarn (an anagram of Maya Deren). She

Paolo, and confusing embarrassment to his old-fash­

pectedly shows up at Monday 's meeti ng - o n the

is making a porno-political-zombie flick - its central

ioned father. But his friends are the center of his uni­

other side of the conference table.

premise is a gay zombie revolution intended to destroy

verse, and Lorenzo spends much of his time planning cheery di nner parties and retreats with his loyal,

Jonathan (Christopher Colquhoun) is a bright,

consumerist alienation - and decides to document

ta lented (and easy-on-the-eyes) London advertising

Otto's life. By the way, did we mention that the sex

makeshift family. "I don't want surprises, novelty or

di rector. At an awards party, he hooks up with David

scenes in Otto include the eating of entrails?

dramatic turns of event," he muses. "I want things as

(Ste phen B i l l i ngton), a charming and charismatic

Over the years, Bruce LaBruce has assaulted us

they are now, forever. Even though I know 'forever'

American. A passionate night with the Ameri can

with indelible images of pa in, blood and abject and/or

doesn't exist." And all too soon, "forever" is thrown

stra nger turns out not to be the one-n ight th i ng

aberrant sexual desire. His style is a wry combination

into emotional upheaval when Lorenzo suddenly slips

Jonathan expected, when he soon d iscovers that

of academic bruta l ity, horror- show pornogra p hic

into a coma at the dinner table - and his friends dis­

David is the agency 's new top client.

jouissance and literal smack-your-head-with-a-ham­

cover that he was the glue holding them all together.

Eve r m i n dfu l of s o c i a l g r a c e s - a n d t h e

mer slapstick. Like all of LaBruce's work - he is also

As the group described as " Lorenzo Marchetti's

unpleasant a n d u nfortunate company policy o f not

a photographer and writer - Otto is completely origi­

relatives" takes turns waiti ng outside his hospital

sleeping with clients - Jonathan tries to put an end

nal, even as it extends a post-pu nk homocore legacy,

roo m, the little secrets and te nsions among them

to the obvious attraction. But, now alienated, David

influenced by culture creators like Jack Smith, Kenneth

begin to magnify and undermine their relationships.

won't be bested. The result, in classic screwball­

Anger and Diamanda Galas.

comedy fashion, is a hilarious game of one-upman­

I nfidelity, melancholy, resentment and now grief all

This reworking of the zombie gen re is strictly

begin to threaten the very stability and intimacy that

ship. But as one seeks to outwit the other, the m asks

"LaBruce" - i.e., there are scenes in which young men

slowly come down to ultimately reveal the simmering

fuck each other in their festering wou nds. But his

N o m i n ated for m u lti ple David di Donate l l o

passion underneath.

ingenious turns allow LaBruce to recapture the decon­

awards (Italy's highest film honor), Ferzan Ozpetek's

Lorenzo so cherished.

Guaranteed to bring a smile to even the most

structive social power inherent in gay sexuality by cri­

(Steam , Frameli ne22) fil m is a poigna nt, mature

jaded of lips, Oh Happy Day will have audiences

tiquing the co-optation of gayness by mainstream

ensemble drama notable for its clear-eyed and sym­

laughing in the aisles.

culture. In La Bruce's Germany (where German-ness

pathetic treatment of gay themes and cha racters.

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This mysterious, inventive film from Singapore uses a taboo subject -the sexual relationship between a male teacher and male student - to explore the fallout from an all-consuming love affair. Inspired by true events, Solos was banned in its home country for sexual explic­ itness and tells its story from a dista nce, givi ng its characters, who remain nameless, an iconic feel. What makes Solos most radical to 21st century audiences is precisely what makes it cinematic to the core: There is no dialogue. But it would be incorrect to call the film silent, as it makes full use of ambient noise, creating an aural atmosphere that equals the striking digital cinematography. Most of the film is shot in static long-shot, making the silence of the charac­ ters palpa b le and th eir emoti ons raw. Though it focuses largely on the prolonged breakup of the stu­ dent and teacher, the film gives much of its weight to the boy's mother, who acutely feels the loss of her son. Scenes of the teacher and student having sex, arguing and eating are juxtaposed with scenes of the mother, alone and in her omni present nightgown, retreating deeper into her world of isolation and melancholy. Co-directors Kan Lume and Loo Zihan (who wrote the screenplay and also plays the student) demonstrate a flair for poetic imagery, deadpan humor and, most importantly, profound sympathy for their characters. -JONATHAN L. KNAPP SOLOS dirs Kan Lume and Loo Zihan 2007 Singapore 71 min

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Stranded somewhere between child hood and adult­ hood, 16-year-old Sonja is frustrated with her par­ ents, alienated from her peers and bored with her boyfriend Anton. In sta rk contrast to the awkward interacti ons with Anton are the bl issfu l moments spent with her best friend Julia. What begins as girlish, playful affection between them soon gives way to gen­ tle caresses and tender moments. As Sonja cautiously reveals her growing feelings to Julia, she confides her unrestrained emotions to her diary, which is discovered by her disapproving mother. During a trip to her father's seaside summer home, Sonja, caving to pressure from her peers and her par­ ents, confronts her burgeoning sexuality in an uncom­ fortable encounter with an older man. Upon returning home-and to Julia-she emerges as a young woman with a clearer sense of her own identity, but now that she's honest with herself, can she be honest with Julia? This poignant exploration of teenage sexual ity, u n requ ited love and identity is based on writer­ director Kirsi Marie Liimatainen's own adolescence growing up in Finland. With warmth and sincerity, her feature-length debut is refreshingly devoid of the over­ wrought angst of many comi ng-of-age stories and leaves us surprisingly nosta lgic for that awkwa rd innocence of adolescence, the thrill of falling in love for the first time and even the twinge of heartache ­ reminding us that, somehow, we survived.

The two friends in Two Looks have seen less compli­ cated times together. Though we never hear their names or see them interact with the world outside of their stylish desert house, their excha nges are the sort that speak volumes with a well-placed breath. Waking to find themselves naked and entangled, the first to leave the bed is bewildered. Along with her, we begin to put together the pieces of thei r night as she trips on em pty wine bottles and endures a deep struggle in the shower, trying to scrub the night off of her skin. Clea rly, their friendship can never be the same, and she's unwilling to accept that cha nge. Acting sweetly about the new turn in their rela­ tionship, her partner wakes alone and quickly makes breakfast. There they sit in a strangely visceral silence, one speaking gently with patience and soft eye contact, the other lashing out at flies and hurling insults. All the while director Sergio Candel holds his camera in wait, and lets the distance between the two women fill up with all the things they do not say. Intellectual in the sexiest way, Two Looks will have you rapt. In Clouded, a classic coming-of-age story takes a powerful turn when Sean's struggle to understand who he really is refutes the lie that goes to the core of his . being and his future as a man.

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Water flows through this beautiful Filipino film like the life force it is -pouring down upon or flooding into the key moments in the lives of two young men who meet as boys in a rural town and end up as male prostitutes in Manila. Whether it's the river where they play as boys -and get surprisingly casual dual circumcisions from the local equivalent of a mohel ("OK! Go jump in the river." Ouch!) -the holy water sprayed at a religious festival, the filthy water that seeps through the Manila slums, the steaming water in the bathhouses where the young men ply their trade, or just the ever-present rain, these guys are always getting wet. They also spend a lot of time getting naked, which isn't a bad thing. Handsome puppy Ken Escudero as Enzo and hot hunk Wil Sadejas as Adong play the friends as young men. Their lifelong bond seems broken when Adong el opes with Melay (As hley Si lverio) , leaving Enzo heartbroken and alone in the river (of course), where the two had been happily skinny-di pping u ntil she came along. Enzo soon embarks on a search for his friend that takes five years. They finally meet again足 and have sex for the very first time in front of a paying audience-when they are unwittingly booked as per足 formers in the same gay sex show. Will the unspoken passion shared by these bea utiful young men be forced into the open? U NSPOKEN PASSION dir Roni Bertu bin 2007 The Philippines

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If Robert Frost or Emily Dickinson got into hip-hop when they were teenagers and went head-to-head "spitting" poems in front of a raucous live audience, the result might have been something like a youth poetry slam. Or not. But with the rising popularity of spoken word per­ formance, today's urban teens are letting rip with pow­ erful, heartfelt poems that lay bare their everyday experiences, world views, opinions, frustrations, hopes, dreams and fears for all to witness. And the im pact is potent -for both poet and spectator. Following several Bay Area teens as they prepare for - and compete in - the 8th an nual Brave New Vo ices I nternati o n a l Poetry Slam Com petition i n San Francisco, 2nd Verse goes beyond the words to explore each of their lives within the Bay Area's ethnic and economic melting pot. Drawing strength from one another, these powerhouse poets are truly transformed by their engagement with spoken word. At the heart of the film is young Yosimar from San Jose, an undocu­ mented teen struggling with poverty and his sexuality. Sweet and surprisingly shy off- stage, Yosimar is a dynamo in front of the microphone, where he uses poetry to actively explore his gay identity and to boldly proclaim it to all who will listen. Rarely do urban teens get the opportunity to give (clear, loud, strong) voice in our society, but the art of spoken word performance has become a true force of poetic justice. - JOANNE PARSONT

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Alondra wants just one thing from life : to finally be herself. This fascinating, intense and deeply moving documentary traces the physical and emotional trans­ formation of Alberto to Alondra, as we get an intimate and educational glimpse into the "gender reassignment" process that will leave you captivated at every tu rn. The film begins in Spain where Alondra, a poor immigrant, spends her nights on the streets to earn money for her final surgery. Her brutally honest video diary provides insight into her day-to-day life, her frag­ ile emotional state and the motivation behind the tough decisions she makes in pursuit of her true identity. Next, it's off to Thailand for surgery. With a camera constantly in hand, Alondra and filmmakers Carles Porta and Danielle Schleif capture amazing details of the medical procedure and its aftermath in the hospital. Final ly, Alondra travels to New York City for an emotionally charged reunion with her mother and other fami ly members who only knew her as Al berto. Rarely does a film capture the raw emotion and every­ day reality of such a personal, life-altering experience. With her infectious laugh and sweet, open spirit, Alon­ dra uses hand-held confessionals to lay her life bare as she pursues her lifelong dream of physically and mentally becoming a total woman. - BRENDAN PETERSON ALONDRA: A TRANSSEXUAL D IARY dirs Carles Porta and

Danielle Schleif 2007 Spain 78 min in Spanish, Thai and English with English subtitles

2ND VERSE: THE REBIRTH OF POETRY dir Carl Brown 2007 USA

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Bi the Way

Be Like Othe rs Mon day June 23 I 7 : 00 pm I Victoria

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Under Iran's current fundamentalist rule, a homosexual

Half of all queer people identify as bi, making bisexu­

may be harassed, arrested and punished with the most

als the largest group in the LGBT population. It's about

extreme measures possible. Yet changing your gender is

time they had a documentary of their own.

not only legal, it's perfectly acceptable under Islamic

A revealing and bittersweet journey through bi

law. So, to avoid constant persecution and possible

America, Bi the Way does as much to expose the

death, a high percentage of the nation's next-generation

brutal impact of biphobia on the lives of bisexuals as it

gay population opt to w i l l i ngly sign up fo r costly,

does to celebrate their loving worldview.

traumatic sexual-reassignment operations. For some,

Directo rs B rittany Blockman a n d Jose p h i n e

these state-sanctioned surgeries are excruciating

Decker interviewed every b i expert they could fi nd, as

ordeals that ultimately aren't worth the agony; for oth­

well as ord i n a ry bis exua l s a n d s o m e notor i o u s

ers, the medical procedure is the first step toward com­

bi phobes such as D a n Savage, showing h i s shocking

plete, personal liberation.

ignorance by erroneously claiming that bisexuals have

The winner of a special jury prize at this year's

not contributed to the gay rights movement.

Berlin Film Festival and a Sundance favorite, Tanaz

Because of biphobia, bisexuals have poorer physi­

Eshagian's extraordinary chronicle of Iran's transsexual

cal and mental health than gays, lesbians and hetero­

community follows several patients who've either gone

sexu als and experience h igher rates of d omestic

through the process or are just beginning their journey

violence than people of any other sexual orientation.

to a new life. We meet Vida, an "alpha-tranny " who's

Chain-smoking her way through the film, one bisexual

embraced her female self and now counsels young men

teen struggles to find her bearings in the midst of being

as they transition over; Annosh, a.k.a Anahita, who's

kicked out of her home for coming out, being hit on by

decision to become female confuses his mother and

her mother's boyfriend for being bi ("Can I watch?")

turns his fiancee into a commitment-phobe; and Ali

and being accused of infidelity by her own boyfriend for

Ashgar, a reclusive young man who finds that his post­

having a female friend. Her story-just one of the many

op reality has left him all the more alienated.

woven delicately through the film -with its themes of

After spending time with these brave, beautiful

abuse, isolation and abandonment, is far from unique

souls who are forced by society to physically trans­

-and far from over. Be prepared: This film will leave

form themselves, you'll understand why they're will­

you both angry and informed.

ing to risk everything in order to follow their hearts. They don't want to be like others; they sim ply want to be themselves.

- AMY ANDRE

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Father of three, successful TV actor and artist and proud member of the First Nations two-spirited gay commu­ nity, Byron Chief-Moon is a fascinating mesh of dynamic personae. But when he dances alone in the forest, the complexity of the real world washes away, and we can see his spiritual self take hold. Interviews combine with mesmerizing footage of his performances to capture the essence of this cutting-edge artist who founded the Coy­ ote Arts Percussive Performance Association. By meld­ ing the hi story and art of his Canadian Blackfoot Confederacy tribe with issues of contemporary life, Chief-Moon's work makes profound statements about identity and tradition. T h e e ngagi ng docu m e ntary Two Spirits a lso focuses on the challenges and joys of growing up as a gay Native American. Joey Criddle is co-director of the Two Spirit Society of Denver, an organization that helps gay and lesbian Native Americans connect and cele­ brate their common bonds. When Joey is invited to his Pentacostal son's wedding in Mississippi, we follow along to see how the reunion unfolds. Centering on one man's struggles and successes in straddling two very different cultures, Two Spirits exposes universal truths about acceptance and family bonds. The program opens with Two Spirits, One Journey, a fictional story of forbidden love on an Indian reservation. - BRENDAN PETERSON

BI THE WAY d irs Brittany B lackman and Josephine Decker 2008

USA 88 min

TWO SPIRITS, ONE JOURNEY dir Arthur Allan Seidelman 2007

USA 18 min

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TWO SPIRITS dir Ruth Fertig 2007 USA 22 min BE LIKE OTHERS dir Tanaz Eshagian 2008 I ran/USA 74 mins in

BYRON CHIEF-MOON: GREY HORSE RIDER dirs Marlene M i l l a r

Farsi with English subtitles

and Philip Szporer 2007 C a n a d a 48 min

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Call Me Troy

Chris & Don: A Love Story

Satu rday June 28 I 3: 1 5 pm I Victoria

F rid ay June 27 I 9:00 pm I Victoria

M o nd ay June 23 I 9: 1 5 pm I Roxie

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When Troy Perry, a young married m i n ister, fi nally ac cepts his h o m o sex u a l ity, he t h i n ks that h i s re lationship with God is over. B u t j u st w h e n he thinks he's lost everyth ing, he finds his calling and fo u n d s a new C h r i sti a n d e n o m i n at i o n - t h e Metropol itan Community Church for the LGBT com­ munity. Candid and boisterous, Perry 's Pentecostal roots take on new l ife as his voice ri ngs from the pul pit, "I burned down my closet ! " And that's not the only barrier he's intent on ta king down. It's ra re for one person's life to so perfectly collide with hi story, but s u c h is the life of Rev­ erend Perry. Inspired by Jesus' words, "Where I find oppression, I will bring deliverance," Perry commits himself to fighting for gay civil rights and plays a pivotal role in many mi lestone events, from West Hollywood's first gay pride parade in 1970 to the 1 9 7 9 M a rch on Wa s h i n gton to the m o re recent struggle to legalize gay marriage. Looking back on his trium phant moments, Perry also journeys into a painful past, including the loss of his father, then his family, then the thousands of con­ gregants who succu mbed to AI DS. But Perry 's faith and sense of humor carry him through as he finds redemption in the Gospel, his growing congregation and the love of his life. - CARRIE LOZANO CALL ME TROY dir Scott Bloom 2007 USA 1 00 min

Writer Christopher Isherwood and artist Don Bachardy met in 1952 and, despite a 3D-year age difference, fell in love. Framed by Bachardy's intimate and revelatory recollections, this beautifully reflective tribute to their 34-year love affair combines historical footage, home movies, celebrity commentary and whimsical animated 'sequences to create a comprehensive portrait of two remarkable lives. Isherwood's peripatetic early history - Cambridge, Berlin, New York and Southern California - is covered in great detail, with special focus on the autobiographi­ cal writings that came out of his time in Germany and resulted in Cabaret. Bachardy, on the other hand, remi­ nisces on his geographically sta ble child hood as a native Angeleno. Speaking about his life before Isher­ wood, he relates - in his inimitable, raspy, British­ inflected voice - his early obsession with movies and his history with his mentally unstable older brother, who is also gay. Bachardy's eventful but never self-mythologizing remembrances are interspersed 'with knowing memories from Leslie Caron, John Boorman and even Miss Liza herself, as well as short bursts of animation, which bring to life the animal alter egos that Chris and Don used to reveal difficulties in their relationship. It's a brilliant conceit, dovetailing with Bachardy's own accomplished career in portraiture and painting. Together, these artis­ tic elements, along with a jazz-inflected original sound­ track, paint a singular and unforgettable portrait of one of history's great love stories. - ROD ARMSTRONG CHRIS & DON: A LOVE STORY dirs Guido Santi and Tina Mascara 2007 USA 90 min

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Citizen Nawi

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Citizen Nawi offers a brave and hopeful look at Ezra

Nawi, a Sephardic Jew and relentless activist living in Israel. Nawi engages the Israeli Defense Force over the rights of Ara b villagers in South He bron and struggles with ultra-orthodox settlers to insure that the destitute Palesti nians are not denied basic rights of health, education or housi ng. His personal life is equally complicated, with near-daily police harass­ ment end u red as a result of his pol itical views as much as his sexual orientation. Nawi illegally shelters a handsome Palesti nian man, Fuad, whom he falls in love with , only to see thei r union repeatedly questioned, berated and even­ tually disrupted. Neigh bors hu rl verbal abuse at the couple and often act the role of " proper citize ns" when inform ing police of the forbidden arrangement between the two men. In a world devoid of encouraging developments and short on influential allies, Nawi shows tremen­ dous -and, at ti mes, shockingly stubborn - convic­ tion in his liberal beliefs. He refuses to be cowed by mi litary force, social conventions or the legal process. Whether seeking justice for his imprisoned partner or working tirel essly to construct we lls, cli nics and schools, this truly independent Israeli citizen sets out to p rove that cha n ge is poss i b l e throu gh s h eer willpower and determination. - ILYA TOVBIS C ITIZEN NAWI d i r Nissim Mosseky 2007 Israel 82 min in Hebrew

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A D ouble Life I 2:30 pm I Roxie

Eleve n Minutes

Equality U

Wednesday June 25 I 1 0:00 pm I Castro

Saturday June 2 1 I 1 : 1 5 pm I Roxie

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In A Double Life, their latest and most lyrical film yet, the Oscar-winning team of director Ruby Yang and producer Thomas Lennon have captured an intimate, poignant portrait of three young men navigating the precarious dilemmas of living out and gay in modern China, torn between the lure of big city life and the powerful demands of generations of cultural tradition. Frog and his friends, Feng and le, live and work in cosmopolitan Beijing, reveling in a level of freedom that sophisticated urban life affords. Yet a Chinese son's solemn duty is to produce a child and to carry forward his family's line and name. Does their relative freedom and happiness come at the expense of their parents and centuries of cultural tradition? Can they live out a nd be ha ppy and sti ll be "good sons"? China's laws limiting most families to a single child only compounds pressures on gay men, many of whom resort to sham marriages. The Blood of Yingzhou District won the 2007 Academy Award for best short-subject documentary and catapulted China's struggle to deal with AIDS onto global headlines. This heart-breaking, riveting docu­ mentary explores how traditional Chinese obligations of family and village coll ide with the terror of infection and how these forces play out in the lives of children in the remote villages of Anhui. - COREYTONG

You know you love "Project Runway." And because you love it, because you can't get enough of it, you won't want to miss a minute of Eleven Minutes. Two years after fashion maven Jay McCarroll's big win on the first season of "Project Runway," film­ makers Michael Selditch and Rob Tate pick up the story of "the next great American designer" and chronicle his year-long journey to prepare for his first independent show at New York's Fashion Week. Taking its title from the actual duration of a run­ way show, Eleven Minutes allows the drama, excite­ ment, humor, sass and complexities of fashion to unfold beyond the limits of any TV episode. Weaving together the daily trials of designing a line of clothing with a humorous exploration of the creative process, Eleven Minutes goes backstage to reveal the differ­ ence between real ity TV and fashion rea lity. Getting friends to sew dresses, make shoes, style hair, design jewelry, deliver invitations and provide free publicity are just some of the miracles that our favorite bear of a designer must perform in order to get his show on the runway. In the process, he exposes the stressfully high stakes of the fashion world, makes fun of its inherent absurdity and pours both sweat and tears into his great passion. Take a walk down the runway, and be a part of the inspiration, frustration and all out fabulousness of Jay McCarroll and his Fashion Week debut.

This affecting documentary details the work of some remarkable young activists determ ined to confront the homophobia faced by their peers. The group of col­ lege-aged, gay Christians undertakes a cross-country campaign to address the grim fact that n umerous C h ristian col leges a n d u n ivers ities forb id LGBT students from l iving openly or l ovi ng whom they choose. Decrying these policies as destructive of col­ lege com munities and precious lives, the participants i n the Sou lforce Freed om Ride travel by bus from campus to campus, meeti ng with both queer and straight students, as well as with the administrators who enforce the d raconian rules. Seeking permission to visit each campus, they a re often caught off-guard when campus officials renege on prior agreements, forcing dire decisions: Will the students face arrest for trespassing? Should they find alternative spaces to meet with queer students? If they compromise, what kind of signals are they send­ ing? The answers do not come easily, and at times lead to pitched arguments over the meaning of their work. The moral and strategic questions they face are fasci­ nating, as are the occasional displays of grace that emerge in some of the most unexpected places. As they barnstorm through Virginia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and beyond, these gay­ rights advocates share their own diverse stories of growing up queer in faith communities. Through them, the film presents a striking image of the hard and heroic work of true activism, in which difficulty and sacrifice are requisite to maki ng real change. SHANNON KELLE

Saturday June 28

A DOUBLE LIFE dir Ruby Ya ng 2008 Chi na/USA 30 min

in Mand a rin with English subtitles

- ROBERT O'SHAUGHNESSY

THE BLOOD OF YIN GZHOU DISTRICT dir Ruby Ya ng 2007

USA/China 39 min in Mand a rin with English subtitles

ELEVEN MI NUTES dirs Michael Selditch and Rob Tate 2008 USA

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A Horse Is N ot A Metaphor

Saturday June 2 1 I 1 :30 p m I Victoria

A Finished Life : The Go odbye & No Regrets Tou r

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Sunday June 22 I 2:30 p m I Roxie

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Fa iryta le of Kathmandu

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The beloved gay Irish poet Cathal Q'Searchaigh had been making annual pilgrimages to the Hi malayan city of Kathmandu for a decade. His neighbor, Neasa Ni Chianan, was moved by his tales of the bea uty a nd spirituality he found there and by his stories of the impoverished young men he had helped to open busi­ nesses or go to school. So when he invited her along on his latest trek, Ni Chianan decided to docu ment their jou rney. She hadn't cou nted on discovering a very different side of Q'Searchaigh's relationships with the young men he met along the way. The sight of them slipping in and out of his bedroom almost made her cancel her film and her trip, but she contin­ ued on with both. Now Q'Searchaigh accuses Ni Chianan of deceit. After seeing the fi lm, he denou nced it as salacious and declared , "The veiled suggestion that I exploited young men for my own sexual gratification is not true." Interviews with the young men themselves seem to tell a different story. Ni Chianan admits that none of them were under 16, the legal age in Nepal, when they went to Q'Searchaigh's room. But when the film played in Dublin, the Irish Police seized a copy and annou nced they were considering bringing charges against the poet under Irish law. Now Ni Chianan's travelogue turned scandalous expose may cost the bard his reputation and his freedom. MARK PAGE

What would you do if you lived every day face to face with death? Gregg Gour, a 48-year-old man with HIV, has done just that for 24 long years. But now he is ready to stop fighting and has come to a wrenching decision: He will stop taking his medication. Rather than suffer a long and painful death , he plans to end his own l ife once his hea lth deteriorates to the point where he loses his independence. But first he must say goodbye. Given six months to live, Gregg packs up an RV and crisscrosses the cou ntry to bid farewell to his friends and family. As the camera follows him from Arizona to New Mexico, from Wisconsin to Pennsylva­ nia, we bear witness to his heartbreaking and often transformational story. During this emotional journey we see how his very personal decision has deeply affected those who love him -some of whom ques­ tion his decision -as they grapple with fundamental questions about religion, the afterlife and a person's right to control their destiny. But as his health deteri­ orates, Gregg's strength, depth and conviction only grow stronger. A Finished Life is a powerful and unfl in ching documentary that deeply honors the conscious experi­ ence of dying, a person's rightto choose, the fragility of human relationships and the difficulty of letting go.

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- NORA ISAACS

FAI RYTAlE OF KATHMANDU dir Neasa Ni Chianan 2007 Ireland

Fri day J u n e 2 7 I 7:00 p m I Roxie

Barbara Ham mer is a pioneer of lesbian-femini st experimental cinema, having created eighty-plus films si nce the start of her career at age thirty. Hammer is dedicated to making the invisible visible and feels "compel led to reveal and celebrate marginalized peo­ ples whose stories have not been told." Through the films in this program, she reflects on the fragility of life and her recent battle with cancer. In Vital Signs, image and text intertwine Western constructions of death with Hammer's personal inter­ actions with a skeleton, clips from Renais' Hiroshima, Man Amour, text from Foucault's Birth of a Clinic and scenes from a hospital intensive care unit. Sanctus is an optically-printed-dream-cu m-film­ surface-reality with an incredible use of color effect, a hybrid of vintage '50s medical footage and amazing aesthetic forms that telescope through the body as machine, dance and, ulti mately, as temple. A hopeful and layered personal film with music com posed by M e red ith Monk, A Horse Is Not a Metaphor offers a first-person gl impse through an experimental lens of thriving as well as surviving with cancer. H a m m e r rec l a i m s a c h i l d hood d ream of horses and makes it a reality, going back to nature for hope, reflection and healing. In its world premiere at Frameline32, A Horse is not a Metaphor, says Ham­ mer, "is about the power of living in the present to the fu llest 'and with the greatest freedom ." - D.A. JOHNSTON

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LA HOMO:F O BIA I n the Fire S u n d a y J u n e 22 I 1 2 n o o n I Roxie $7 mem bers I $8 general I INTH22R

These four documentaries demonstrate that the LGBT community knows no borders: It's a fact of life in every community, be it North America, Africa or the rain forests of South America. 24 Frames per Day is a meditation by fi lmmaker Sonali Gulati, who photographed the front door of her home 24 times a day over nine months. This very per­ sonal and pol itical film ra ises im portant questions about immigration, cultural stereotypes and diasporic and queer identity. Meanwhile, deep in the heart of the Brazilian rain forest, four I ndians assume their homo­ sexual identity and tell their stories in Tibira Is Gay. Kenya, where practicing homosexuality is pun­ ishable by seven years imprisonment, is still heavily influenced by tri bal, religious and neo-colonial values. 7 Years explores the background of this situation and shows how gays and lesbians manage to live in such a hostile environment. Transphobia is a problem around the world, but even more so in a conservative and religious city like Lima, Peru, where transgender citizens are not pro­ tected by any law. In the Fire provides them with the rare opportunity to open up their lives and their hearts and talk about fate, hate discrimination, abuse, hopes and dreams in a society that has openly turned its back on them. 24 FRAMES P E R DAY dir Sonali Gulati 2007 U S A 7 min T l B IRA I S GAY dir Emilio Gallo 2007 Brazil 1 1 min i n Portuguese with

English subtitles 7 YEARS dir Bram Vergeer 2007 Netherlands 26 min IN THE FIRE dir Da nte Alencastre 2007 Peru/USA 35 min in Spanish with English su btitles TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

79 min

It's STI LL Elementary: The Movie and the Movement

The Kinsey Sicks: Almost I nfa mous

Sunday June 22 I 1 :30 pm I Victoria

Saturday J u n e 28 I 6:00 pm I C astro

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In 1 992, San Francisco filmmaker and new lesbian mom Debra Chasnoff decided to tackle an issue that no one else would touch with a ten-foot pole. The very idea of talking about homosexuality or gay issues in school was mortifying to many. But Chasnoff wanted to change the prevailing belief that you can't talk to c h i l d ren a b out gay people - a n d to c u ltivate a thoughtful, tolerant and open-minded new generation in the process. The result was a ground breaking documentary, It's Elementary, which premiered in 1996 and has since screened all over the world, been broadcast on . public television and been incorporated into the cur­ ricu lum of college-level education progra ms around the country. It has also received all kinds of backlash from conservative groups and an unexpected swell of media coverage debating its potential merits and evi ls. Now, more than 15 years later, Chasnoff has revisited the issues and im pact of that original film. The result is It's STILL Elementary, a look back at the making of It's Elementary (an abridged version will also be screened) and its legacy in the 21st century. Featuring clips from the original film and new inter­ views with many of the kids - now young adults ­ and teachers who partici pated in it, this rousing and reflective documentary reunion shows just how fa r we've come and how far we've yet to go. - JOANNE PARSONT IT'S ElEMENTARY: TALKING ABOUT GAY ISSUES IN S CHOOL

dir Debra Cha snoff 1 996 USA 37 min IT'S STILL ELEMENTARY: THE MOVIE AND THE MOVEMENT

The members of the Kinsey Sicks describe themselves as America's only self-supporting, multi-person, out, qu eer, d rag-a-pel la, political co medy revue. And they've done quite well for themselves, making a living playing sold-out shows in college towns, entertaining audiences with songs like "Rent a Homo," " I Want to Be a Republican" and IAZT" (sung to the tune of the Jackson 5's own three-letter '70s hit). But Ken Bielen­ berg's spirited documentary does more than capture their raunchy humor and cutting satire: It tracks the group's preparation for a potential open-ended ru n at the Las Vegas Hilton. And when these drag queens hit Vegas, you know there's going to be drama . Combining interviews with onstage footage and gli m pses into the personal lives of "Trampo l i n a ; " "Trixie," "Becky " and " �achel ," Almost Infamous tracks the travails of the traveling band: the smelly costumes, the condescending sound guys, the exhaus­ tion, the dead audiences. It also documents a queer act trying to come to terms with its own success. Will the singers soften the emotional edge of their show to appeal to a larger audience? Can they hold up under the pressure of performing every day? Will they get the hotel to pay for their wireless Internet? It's a grand drag spectacle and an inti mate look at an act struggl ing to preserve its substance in the face of forces that are working to reduce them to nothing more than camp. - AARON LAZENBY THE KINSEY SICKS: ALMOST I N FAMOUS dir Ken B ielen berg 2008

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Mom, I Didn't Ki ll You r Daughter Saturday June 21 I 3 :45 pm I Roxie $7 members I $8 general I MOMI 2 1 R

Throughout their lives, Yoav and Lior have looked in the mirror only to see a stranger staring back at them. Both born female, they have always known their true i d e ntities to be m a l e . I n this very perso nal and thought-provoking, real-life story, one cou ple struggles to become what they were meant to be in a world that doesn't understand them. Yoav, who has been living as a man for several years, is now fighting to be recognized as one by law. Lior has just begun the transition process and with

Momm y Momm y / Two Men and Two Babies Saturday June 28 I 11 : 00 am I Victoria $ 7 members I $8 general I MOMM28V

What defines a family? What are the options for same­ sex couples who want children? How do different soci­ eti es deal with gay pa renti ng? These fasci nati ng documentaries delve directly into the heart of what it means to be a gay mom or dad. Two Men and Two Babies tells the story of Tony

and Lee, who want a baby but are forced to look out­ side their home cou ntry of Australia, where paid sur­ rogacy is illegal. They journey to the U.S. - where the

each physical step feels more and more at peace: Having his long hair cut short, hearing his voice lower­

fertility industry is a billion-dollar business - find the

ing and seeing the stubble growing on his face is like

der, ·a nd, five years later, have a daughter from the

coming home. Yet explaining this to his mother bor­ ders on the impossible. She raised a daughter for 22 years and doesn't know what to do with a son. Lior's friends are more confused than unsu pportive, but, as he tells them, "It is not a matter of happiness but a matter of life and death." Together, Yoav and Lior face each obstacle with humor, love and their absolute cer­ tainty of who they truly are-inside and out. Coming out as trans is sometimes the easy part. In The Perfect Man, family and friends accept Liam, but the medical profession has its doubts. We follow Liam as he begins testosterone and readies for sur­ gery, only to have both taken away after he suffers a psychotic break.

- KRISTINE KOLTON

THE PERFECT MAN d i r Maria Akessan 2007 Sweden/UK 24 min

in Swedish with English subtitles

I DID N'T KILL YOUR DAUGHTER dir Orna Ben Dar 2007 Israel 50 min in Hebrew with Engl ish subtitles

MOM,

right mom and witness the birth of their son, Alexan­ same surrogate. Throu gh i nterviews and fa m i ly footage, director Emma Crimmings captures how the couple handles the everyday emotional roller coaster of parenting and a society that's not sure what to make of a fa mily with two dads. Despite Canada's reputation as socially progres­ sive, adoption by same-sex couples was only recently legalized, and many couples still face harsh opposition. Mommy Mommy follows Linda and Mona in their

quest to have a child. After they failed to conceive, this loving lesbian couple turned to adoption and encoun­ tered a whole new set of problems. From negotiating with international adoption agencies to getting advice from author/playwrighVactor Ann-Marie MacDonald,

O ut in I ndia: A Family's Journe y Saturday June 21 I 6 : 00 pm I Roxie $9 members I $ 1 0 general I OUIN2 1 R

How far would you go to pursue your passion? When UCLA arts professor David Gere gets a Fulbright Fellow­ ship to live in India for six months to organize a confer­ ence of Indian artists doing AIDS-related work, he accepts. David believes that AIDS education through the arts can save millions of lives, especially in India, where the rate of infection is spiraling out of control ­ and 90% don't even know they are infected. So with his partner Peter Carley and their two small children, he travels halfway around the globe to Bangalore. Far from the manicured lawns of Los Angeles, they find themselves immersed in a culture where sex and homosexual ity are not openly discussed, same­ sex parents are u nheard of, and people with HIV suffer from prejudice and stigma. David tours the country gathering pu ppeteers, fo l k artists and dancers to attend his Make Art/Stop AIDS conference in Calcutta. Meanwhile, Peter assumes full-time care of the chil­ dren, battles the heat and struggles against home­ sickness and prejudice. At the trip's end, its real fruits come to bear: artists and activists (and a special guest, David's brother, Richard Gere) open their minds and hearts and daringly work together to bring aware­ ness about a critical subject that is normally taboo. Out in India tel l s the i m press ive sto ry of a fa m i ly 's love, the strength of global activism , the universal power of the arts -and the intense passion

Linda and Mona's journey is a frank and touching look

of people who dedicate their lives to changing the

at the hoops one has to jump through to start a family.

- NORA ISAACS

world for the better.

TWO MEN AND TWO BABIES dir Emma Crimmings 2008

OUT IN IND IA: A FAMILY'S JOURNEY d i r Tom Keegan USA 2007

Austra l i a 52 min

71 m i n

MOMMY M O M M Y d i r Sylvie Rosenthal 2007 Canada 43 min

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COLAGE, Gay Future Dads of San Francisco and Our Fam ily Coalition

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O ut on the Dance Floor Saturday J u n e 2 1 I 1 1 :00 am I Victoria $7 mem bers I $8 general I OUT021V

"The dance floor is a microcosm of life," declares one of the many enthusiastic country-western fans flock­ ing to San Fra ncisco's Sundance Saloon in Anthony Palombit's extremely personal look at the healing and celebratory power of gay "country culture" as prac­ ticed in one of the city's favorite dance halls. Palombit's film started as a quest to understand "wounding in gay men's lives, homophobia, internal­ ized homophobia and how the closet can sometimes be a very lonely place." But when he happened upon Su ndance - a nd soon found hi mself addicted to cou ntry western d a n c i ng - he rea l ized he would much rather make a film about how gay men heal. To explore the issue further, he asked eight of the club's regulars to join him on a spiritual journey. In a series of revealing group exercises, the octet uses totemic items (purchased at Cliff 's Variety) to trigge r cath a rtic a n d a m u s i ng m e m o ries of the wounds they received while growing up gay. Toys, photographs, games and baseballs all come into play, along with trust exercises in a local playground and a walk around a labyrinth at Land's End. Between activities Pa lombit serves up some great scenes of two-steppers dancing their boots off at San Francisco's Gay Pride celebration (including some very gay and extremely sexy "shadow dancing") and reports from the Sundance Saloon on everything from the politics and the aesthetics of leading versus following, fi nding and losing spouses on the dance floor, and gay line dancing as a subversive act.

Out: Smashing Homophobia Project

Th ursday June 26 I 9:30 pm I Victoria

Saturday June 28 I 1 2 noon I Roxie

$9 mem bers I $10 general I PAGE26V

Pageant

$7 mem bers I $8 general I OUTS28R

Out is the second installation from WOM, the Feminist

Video Activism's "Smashing Homophobia Project," build ing on Lesbian Censorship in School 1 (2005). Founded in 2001 , WOM aims to create a women's movement through collective aud io-visual works, with previous videos confronting war and sex trafficking. In Out, teenage lesbians in Korea use "self-ca mera" (video diaries) to reflect on their subjective struggles with coming out, rocky relationships and bisexual ity. Out is a compilation of engaging stories: In Com­ ing Out: "I have a boyfriend, how can I be lesbian?, Chu n-jae gra pples with the fu ndamenta l confusion associated with sexual identity. In Outing: "Is this love or friendship?, high school dropout Cho-i is going steady with a girl for the first time, only to find herself agonizing about her sexuality again when the two break up. In Outsider: "Mom, actually I'm lesbian!, " Koma has been outed and bullied by her younger sisters for a long time. But keeping her lesbianism a secret from others is much harder in her day job as a self-identified activist at a Korean lesbian counseling center. For all three girls, the cameras become a means to voice their issues, but also to question Korea's fa m­ ily and school institutions, which perpetuate discrimi­ nation and ra mpant homophobia. Out's pensive visual style reflects the frustrati ng isolation all too common among queer youth worldwide. 11

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OUT: SMASHING HOMOPHOBIA PROJECT dir Feminist Video Activism WOM 2007 Korea 110 min in Korean with English subtitles

What do a flight attendant, a landscape architect and a devoted father all have in common? In the fun and fascinating world of Pageant, it's an unbridled fervor for performing, a commitment to entertainment excel­ lence and a passion for evening gowns. Taking us behind the glitz and glamour of the 34th annual Miss Gay America, filmmakers Ron Davis and Stewart Halpern focus on five female impersonators as they descend on Memphis, Tennessee to strut their stuff and compete against 45 other contestants. The amazing physical transformation of these men into glamorous women is a wonder to behold. No hormones or body enhancements are allowed , which means these au natural drag queens become beautiful the old-fashioned way: with duct tape and lots of makeup. But it 's the film's focus on the people under the mascara that makes Pageant truly resonate. Inter­ views with the co ntesta nts an d their supportive friends and fa m i ly provide movi ng ins ights a n d intriguing details about what motivates them. Soon the real-life drama of the competition takes over as we watch extravagant performances and frantic cos­ tume cha nges, wondering who will wa lk away with the coveted crown. More than an immensely engag­ ing story about men in women's clothing, Pageant is an inspirational story about the power of chasing your dreams and the beauty of being yourself. - BRENDAN PETERSON PAGEANT dirs Ron Davis and Stewart Hal pern 2008 USA 95 min

OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR dir Anthony Palombit 2008 USA 90 min

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DO C U M E N TA R I E S

Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band Thursday June 2 6 I 7 : 00 p m I Vi ctoria $9 members I $ 10 general I PANS26V

"The secret to success is to offend the greatest num­ ber of people." As quoted by George Bernard Shaw at the start of this rockin' doc, it's an apt sentiment for the queer punk rockers of Pansy Division. In the early 1990s, founder and front man Jon Ginoli and bassist Chris Freeman took up their instru­ ments as a battle cry against the dance music that dominated the gay scene. Ginoli started the band as a way to deal with his own alienation, which, like many of us, didn't disappear upon arriva l in Oz. And the moment for a queer punk band could n't have been more timely; San Fra ncisco was just waking from the previous decade's losses, and the i n-you r-face di rect actions by ACT UP and Queer Nation shared punk music's DIY ethos. Di rector Michael Carmona chronicles the band's role as a pioneer in the queercore movement, from humble gigs in gay dive bars to singing their homo­ anthe ms to thousands of screa m i n g teens on a national tour with Green Day. Along the way the band attempts to find a permanent drummer and struggles to gain exposure (gays want their MTV too) without watering down their message. The film also plays like a time capsule of another era, so put on your Doc M a rtens and you r cut-off

The Pol y math, o r T h e Life and Opinions of Sa muel R. Dela ny, G entleman

Tu esday June 24 I 7 : 00 pm I Roxie $9 members I $ 10 general I PUNC24R

Friday J u n e 2 0 I 8 : 00 p m I Roxie $9 members I $ 1 0 genera l I POLY20R

These two documentaries pull us i nto the gym, the

Science fiction fa ns revere Samuel Delany as the author of visionary, often gender-bending works such as Dhalgren and the Return to Nevetyon series. Gay

ring and the lives of competitive female boxers whose dedication to the sport and each other is fierce and unwavering.

readers know him best for his vivid New York memoir The Motion of Light in Water, which chronicles his

In Punch Like a Girl, the epithet is flipped and powerfully reclai med by amateur competitive female

early twenties on the Lower East Side when he wrote five books in three years and had lots of sex in public

gravitational center for a group of talented, determined

toilets ; o r Times Square Red, Times Square Blue , which laments the replacement of the city's sex empo­ riums with Disney stores and family-friendly theaters. At age 64, with his walking stick and long white beard, Delany looks like an African American Santa Claus, but he's still energetic, opinionated and highly sexually active. The filmmakers follow Delany to a liter­ ary conference, where his books are compared to Joyce and Melville, then accompany him on a cheerful, row-by-row tour of a typical porn theater. They also dig up some great footage - home movies of Delany 's middle-class Ha rlem ch ildhood, a crazy a rt film he directed in the early 70s - and priceless trivia, like the fact that he wrote two issues of Wonder Woman for DC Comics, in which she abandoned her superpowers and became a feminist secret agent. Arty urban landscapes of bridges and dilapidated

boxers in Toronto, Canada. Savoy "Kapow " Howe is the female boxers who meet and compete with each other at her gym. Each boxer enters the ring because she has to; they are all born to it. In the process, they learn how to combine the raw killer instinct that drives their suc­ cess with the discipline and technique it takes to real­ ize their competitive dreams. A Ring of Their Own features Anne-Marie Saccu­

rato and Angel Bovee, professional female boxers and out and proud lesbians. After a serious car accident at age 18, Saccurato customized a rehabilitation program to rebuild her shattered body. Along the way, she dis­ covered the two loves of her life: boxing and Bovee, a former US Boxing Champion. With Bovee in her corner, Saccurato prepares for the most important fight of her career. Lovers and business partners, the pugilist duo rank among the best professional female boxers in the world. "Out lesbians tend to be on the cutting edge of

buildings create a meditative atmosphere, but the

things," says Bovee. "We're used to shaking it up in

- DENNIS CONROY

heart of the film is Delany himself, a fascinating gay elder statesman and a lifelong nonconformist.

- STEFANI CHARREN

PANSY DIVISION: LIFE IN A GAY ROCK BAND d i r Michael Carmona

- K.M. SOEHNLEIN

jeans, slap some DayGlo stickers on your nipples, and rock out with these "buttfuckers of rock 'n' roll"!

2007 USA 84 min

THE POLYMATH, OR THE L I FE AND OPI NIONS OF SAMUEL R. DELANY, GENTLEMAN dir Fred Barney Taylor 2007 USA 75 min

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Punch Like A G i rl ! A Ring of Their Own

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society, and this is just our way of doing it. "

P UNCH LIKE A GIRL d i rs Maya Gallus and J ustine Pimlott 2008

Canada 58 min A RING OF THEIR OWN d i r Michael Penland USA 2007 48 min

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Sex Positive

She's a B oy I Knew

Simply Love

Sunday J u ne 22 I 6 : 30 pm I Roxie $9 members I $ 1 0 general I SEXP22R

Tu esday June 24 I 9 : 30 pm I Roxie $9 members I $ 10 general I SHES24R

$7 members I $8 general I SlMP23C

At the forefront of the sexual revolution, New York in the

Di rector Gwen Haworth turns the camera on herself

Monday June 23 I 4 : 1 5 pm I C astro

late '70s seemed a mecca for gay men as they reveled

and her loved ones to tell the story of her transition

in their newfound freedoms. Richard Berkowitz eagerly

from male to female, going beyond the clinical aspects (doctor's visits, su rgery) to explore the emotional

dove into the frenzy, quickly discovering (and cashing

Thursday June 26

I 7 : 00

pm I Roxie

$9 members I $ 10 general I SlMP26R

In the time since Marcel and Marijke were teenage sweethearts, they've married and raised families. And

in on) his talents as an S&M top. But the era of guilt­

implications and consequences of such a monumen­

Marcel has become Marcella. Simply Love is the sur­

less pleasure crashed quickly as the AIDS epidemic

tal d e c i s i o n . T h ro ugh na rration, a rc h iva l fa m i ly

prising sequel to Eveline van Dijck's 1993 documen­

began. Wild accusations flew in the media and on the

footage, ani mation a nd interviews with her closest

tary, A Change of View, which followed Marcel during

streets, speculation about the disease's cause became

friends and fami ly, Haworth beautifully captures the

his transition to Marcella.

contentious, and the government's refu sal to work

essence of transitioning.

Now, 15 years later, when Marijke seeks out Mar­

What is particularly engaging a bout Haworth's

cel after a forty-year absence, there is no question that

After contracting the illness himself, Berkowitz

film is her emphasis on the experiences of her two

the affections they enjoyed in 1964 are just as vital

and a tiny group of others came to the inexorable con­

sisters, parents, friend and ex-wife. Where many doc­

today, regardless of the changes that have intervened.

clusion that gay men's lifestyles were at least partially

umentaries a bout sex change devote a great deal of

The reunited couple decides to recommit to their rela­

responsible for their plight. He wrote a book charging

time to the experiences and feelings of the "subject,"

tionship, move in together, meet each other's famil ies

that the culture's rampant drug use, partying and sex­

neglecting the often traumatized loved ones, Haworth

and plan for marriage. They encounter some obstacles

towards a cure sparked protests and rallies.

ual promiscu ity contri buted heavily to the disease's

gives space for the people who care about her to con­

along the way, but van Dijck respectfully skates on the

spread. The backlash was swift: Berkowitz and his

front her directly and speak out about their own trials

edges of the lovers' lives, al lowing us to empathize and

supporters were labeled self-hating and sex negative.

and tribulations. When Gwen's father looks directly

endure the troubles along with them. And though their

Despite his continued efforts to educate on the neces­

into the camera's lens and says that Gwen's name

remarkable story is the sort inspired by fairytales, their

sity of safe sex, he was mercilessly chastised, unfairly

change was "when I real ized I lost my son," the

circumstances are decidedly true-to-life.

labeled an anti-pleasure crusader and, eventually, all

viewer can't help but be affected by this family's struggle towards acceptance.

but forgotten.

Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgen­ dered Woman is an engaging portrait of Pauline Park,

Sex Positive unflinchingly tracks Berkowitz's pro­

We are lucky to live in a time when most anyone

transnational and transgender activist extraordinaire,

gression from cocky S&M hustler to angry activist to

with something to say (or not) can turn a camera on

who started her l ife's jou rney as a Korean orphan

broken but proud harbi nger of a message too volatile,

themselves and beam their story out to hundreds,

raised by white, Lutheran parents in Wisconsin. Com­

scary and true to be heard.

thousands or even mill ions of people. Often , these

bining demonstrations of Park's activism with inter­

Juxtaposing a Native American myth with AIDS

stories hold l ittle i nterest for those n ot i ntimately

views with her longtime friends, director Larry Tung

activist footage, Where the Buffalo Roam explores the

involved in their telling, but thankfully, Haworth's self­

offers a rare glimpse into the life of a model activist

idea of cultural erasure.

reflective documentary is not one of them .

and academic in the community.

- ILYA TOVBIS

- SARA SCHIERON

- KATE CARROLL ENVISION I NG JUSTICE: THE JOURNEY O F A TRANSGENDERED

WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM d i r Rudy Lemcke 2007 USA 11 min SEX POSITIVE d i r Daryl Wein 2004 USA 78 min

SHE'S A BOY I KNEW dir Gwen Haworth 2007 Canada 70 min

WOMAN d i r Larry Tung 2008 USAfTaiwan 32 min SIMPLY LOVE dir Eva l ine van Dijck 2007 Netherlands 50 min

i n Dutc h with English subtitles CO-PRESENTED BY

Stop AIDS Project

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Tal Como Somos / Just As We Are

Te n More Good Yea rs

U People

Sunday June 22 I 1 1 : 1 5 am I Vi ctoria

Sun day J u n e 22 I 4 : 00 p m I Victoria

Friday June 27 I 9 : 00 pm I Roxie

$ 7 members I $8 general I TENM22V

$7 members I $8 general I UPE022V

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This warm, upbeat documentary profi les seven Latinos and one transgender Latina living in the US "tal como somos." The film begins with well-off Mexican-Ameri­ cans Marcelo - who is devoutly Catholic - and Gus. Gus doesn't understand why anyon e would want to embrace a religion that considers him inherently evil, but Marcelo has reco nci led his faith to the church dogma and has evolved from praying for a miracle to be "changed" to just having his father accept him for who he is. Oscar explores the queer Latino experience in San Francisco, marveling at how it has made him confront his Cuban origins. Colombian-American David has moved from San Francisco to New York City, where he is pleased that "nobody knows me and nobody cares" a bout his orientation. Ernesto 's choice suggests a solution to Latinos on the "down low " in their home c o u ntries : He pu rposef u l ly exi l e d h i m s e lf from Venezuela to live openly as a bisexual and receive HIV treatment in Washington, D.C. His co-worker Gabriella is transgender, having survived substance abuse and beauty pageants, and now living in a happy marriage. Several of those profiled work in AIDS or health education outreach, and their stories are skillfully woven together by the compassionate words of Panamanian­ American Dusty, who helps people seeking asylum on the basis of sexual orientation or HIV status and has two

This touching and eye-opening documentary illumi­

U People captures a cast and crew of color during the

nates the un ique challe nges, madden ing injustices

joyous making of a music video called Make a Move,

and life-altering triumphs experienced by LGBT elders.

which was broadcast nationally on MTVILOGO. This

Aging can be a difficult stage of life for anyone,

accidental documentary, shot on location in a Brook­

but LGBT elders face additional hardships: Many

lyn brownstone, h ighl ights intimate, witty stories of

safety nets that are in place for heterosexuals, such

struggle and triumph over prejudice, gender boxes,

as Social Security survivor benefits, just don't apply. Some are forced to go back into the closet to live in

civil and queer rights.

"straight" retirement homes, while othe rs end up

Interweaving historical 8mm footage of African

living in shelters beca use of discriminatory housing

American Brooklyn house parties, the film celebrates the cultural legacy of the "first Black fa mily [home] on

practices. Many grow old alone. Through interviews with aging experts, lawyers,

the block. " Where Make a Move marks a major con­

activists and the remarkable elders who share their

tribution to queer folks of color on TV, this behind-the­

compelling stories, Ten More Good Years sheds light

scenes experience furthe r dismantles the blanket

on this v u l nera b l e p o p u l ati o n , o n e that is ofte n

categorization and ignorance inherent in the phrase,

neglected by both the government and society. While

"you people." Students of diversity and multicultural­

illustrating the depths of these injustices, di rector

ism get a lesson on the phrase "you got you r own

Michael Jacoby also celebrates the achievements of

back," as complex identities fly in the face of stereo­

elder homosexuals and lesbians, whether through the

typical groupings. At the same time, unwavering val­

arts or gay rights activism. He deftly illustrates how

ues around family cohesion, parenting and eldercare

the gay community takes care of its own and im parts

portray survival practices in a not- so-kind-and-gentle

a gentle reminder to the next generation a bout the

world, where community is intentional.

impo rta nce of honoring and supporting those who

The beautiful people in U People disrupt and call into question a society obsessed a nd distressed by

came before. Also screening is Felicia, Tim 0' Hara's touching

labels while celebrating commonal ities when debate

portrait of Felicia Elizondo, who always manages to

occurs in "safe spaces." Featuring gay and straight

stay upbeat even while struggling to survive as a sin­

women and gender non-conformists from Louisiana

gle senior living on a limited income in San Francisco.

to New York, U People is a refreshing, deep look at

adopted children with his partner in San Francisco. - FRAKO LODEN TAL COMO SOMOS/JUST AS WE ARE dir Judith McCray 2007 USA

- NORA ISAACS FELICIA d i r Tim O'Hara 2007 USA 8 min

Eilia Program Para Tra ns-Latinas and Queer Latinalo Artists' Coa lition

- ELSA E'DER U PEOPLE dirs Hanifah Walidah and Olive Demetrius 2007 USA 77 min

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s i sterhood a n d a l l i e s , as p a rti c i pa nts c a n d i d ly express spiritual wisdom and self-determination.

TEN MORE GOOD YEARS dir Michael Jacoby 2007 USA 71 min

70 mi n in Spanish and English with English su btitles

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mother-daughter relationships and the links between

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Wild Combi nation: A Portrait of Arthu r Russel l Saturday June 2 1 I 9:45 p m

I Roxie

$9 members I $10 genera l I WILD2 1 R

Every so often a truly brilliant artist appears on the cultural scene. When you see and hear Arthur Russell, you know immediately that he was just such an artist, even if you're not sure you've heard of him before. Matt Wolf 's visually rich and deta iled documentary helps to revive Russel l's oeuvre -just in step with new re-releases of his music and his quiet entrench­ ment as a cult figure in musicians' circles. Born in 1952 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Russell took his virtuoso cellist talent and joined a Buddhist commune in San Francisco in the '60s, where he met his soon-to-be mentor Allen Ginsberg, eventually following him to New York. Part of the '70s art scene there, Russell collabo­ rated with avant-garde composers such as Phillip Glass, produ ced achi ngly bea utiful cello recordings and became musical d i rector of fa med art space The Kitchen. All the while, he composed the juiciest under­ ground dance tracks around ("Is It All Over My Face," "She Bang"), spurring the sound that eventually defined the burgeoning disco scene and clubs like Studio 54. Wolf's deft direction captures the anxious excite­ ment of New York in the late '70s and early '80s, giving a well-rounded view of Russell's complicated life-his multifaceted talents and the self-defeating perfection­ ism that held him back. He died of AIDS in 1 992, and his name and music fell into relative obscurity, but Wolf 's com pelling portrait will no doubt add to Russell's growing fan base and re introd uce us to someone we should all know. - SEAN UYEHARA WILD COMBI NATION: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR RUSSELL dir

Working on It

Wrangler: Anatomy of an I con

Saturday June 2 1 I 8 : 0 0 pm I Roxie

Saturday June 2 1 I 5:30 p m I Victoria

$9 members I $10 general I WORK2 1R

$9 mem bers I $10 general I WRAN21V

A group of Berlin-based artists gather to explore how perceptions of femininity and mascu linity a re con­ structed and ask, "What happens when you don't fit firmly into one box or the other?" Drawing inspiration from stereotypical, gender­ specific cloth ing and accessories, the a rtists invert these images (sometimes literally, as in the case of false eyelashes doubling as a goatee) to deconstruct gender "norms" and re-appropriate the idea of "other­ ness. " Culminating in a multi-disci plinary group show, encompassing performance art, music, multi-media installations and video art, the group seeks to create a space where self-identity and outward perception can coexist. Punctuated by a soundtrack featuring Riot Grrri bands like Lesbians on Ecstasy and Scream Club, Work­ ing on It offers an inside glimpse of the fashionable, contemporary queer arts scene in Berlin while asserting, "I didn't come out of the closet to live in a box!" A Complicated Queerness: Living Femme in a Dyke Community looks at how mainstream gender stereotypes are replicated in the queer-hipster commu­ nity of San Francisco's Mission district. Femme-identi­ fied women discuss how thei r queerness is questioned for not "looking gay enough" and ask, "How do we shatter stereotypes and become a unified community?"

There have been dozens of gay porn stars, but only one Jack Wrangler. Bursting onto the scene in the early '70s, he wasn't the typical obscure object of desire but a full­ bodied, self-confident stud. Buff, masculine and clearly comfortable in his own skin, Wrangler was more than just a hot guy to fantasize about - he was a role model. With a screen persona that blended virility with a sly eye for fun, Wrangler was the first out actor to show how a gay man could be strong, secure and lustful. In this entertain ing oral hi story of the ground­ breaking '70s, the self-aware (and self-deprecating) Wrangler describes his journey from skinny Beverly Hills brat (his hard-to-please father was a production exec on "Bonanza") to aspiring actor to a brand name with a product line (Accu-Jac, anyone?). Fans from Chi Chi La Rue to Marc Shaiman to Bruce Vilanch drop by to recall the heady days of gay movie houses and to sing Jack's praises. Rounding out the package are a wealth of clips of Wrangler strutting his stuff in vintage films. Proving that there are second -and third -acts in American life, Wrangler successfully made the jump to straight porn and, in recent years, establ ished him­ self as a serious director of legit theater. The most surprising turn in Wrangler's iconoclastic life, how­ ever, was meeting and wooing songb ird Margaret Whiting. Creative and vital, and as unconcerned as ever with the limits others would place on him, Jack Wrangler is still a role model. - MICHAEL FOX

- HOLLY ROACH A COMPLI CATED QUEERNESS: LIVING FEMME I N A DYKE COMMUN ITY dirs Johanna Buchignani and Emily Hillman 2008 USA 1 7 mins WORKING ON IT d irs Karin Michalski and Sabina Baumann 2008 Germany 50 mins in German with English subtitles

WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON dir 'Jeffrey Schwarz 2008

USA 90 min

Matt Wolf 2008 USA 7 1 min C O - P R E S E N T E D BY S P O N S O R E D BY

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Historical Society

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Bi Requ est

Deep Lez Filmcraft

Wednesday J u ne 25 I 9:30 pm I Roxie

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This is the year of gorgeously tragic bi love stories-at least on film. While Frameline3 1 's program featured happy-go-lucky bisexuals flirting in superma rkets and frolicking in campgrounds, this year bisexual directors -and directors of films about bisexuals-focus their lenses on beautiful, sad, young things and on angst amidst lush landscapes of Danish countrysides, Swiss urban jungles and Belgian forests. But don't worry: There's fun-loving bisexual porn from New York, too! In Three Summers, two Danish men share a secret. When a young Ukrainian immigrant tries to sell her new friend a dresser, subtle desires and obligations come between them in Ramona's New Dresser. A mounting sense of violent desperation haunts a Swiss teen and his girlfriend and boyfriend, in Sad Boys Dance When No One Is Watching. Bisexual a rtist Frida Kahlo's inspiration lives on in Blood and Monkey, an experimental piece from director (and fellow bisexual artist) April Hirschman. And the award-winning bi porn film The Bi Apple takes us on a gleeful and sexy romp through an unusual New York City apartment building, where a multiracial cast of tenants loves to play nice with the neighbors. - AMY ANDRE

Freeshow Seymour is the tag-team alias for the collab足 orative works of Toronto filmmakers Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeidler, who have been sharing their love of fi lmmaking and thrift shopping since 1994. Their work is grounded in "Deep Lez," a practice of reclaim足 ing diss'ed and discarded feminist root values in per足 formance, writing, organizi ng, teachi ng, music, fi lm, scu lpture and installation. Curated by collaborator Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk, this restrospective collection of their videos addresses themes of childhood trauma, fat phobia, queer fantasies, homophobia, fe mi nist epiphan ies, bal lerina d reams, ghost pets, misogyny, breakups a nd breakdowns. Amidst the 1 5-film pro足 gram is: Glitter, about two women dancing their fears away; Cupcake, a quest for the perfect dessert; and Pink Eyed Pet, a story about love, which can cause infections even topical treatments won't cure. Then be on the lookout for a Made with Deep Love Brunch and Craft Show and Tell, an opportun ity to connect with Freeshow Seymour, discuss their films and share your own artwork.

THREE SUMMERS dir Carlos Oliveira 2006 Denmark 28 min in

KILL ROAD dir Christina Zeidler 2003 Canada 14 min MY LIFE IN 5

Da nish with English subtitles RAMONA'S NEW DRESSER dir Bohdana Smyrnova 2008 Ukraine/USA 1 1 min SAD BOYS DANCE WHEN NO ONE IS WATC HING dirs Lisa Blatter and Simon Steuri 2007 Switzerland 17 min in Swiss German with English subtitles BLOOD AND MONKEY dir April Faith Hirschman 2006 USA 4 min THE BI APPLE dir Audacia Ray 2007 USA 25 min

MINUTES dir Allyson Mitchell 2000 Canada 7 min CUPCAKE dir Allyson

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GLITTER dirs Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeidler 2003 Canada 5 min LINDA BARRY INA UNT INA dirs Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeidler 2007 Canada 4 min SSSSSS dir Christina Zeidler 2002 Canada 3 min

Mitchell 2000 Canada 7 min CHOW DOWN dir Allyson Mitchell 1997 Canada 3 min CANDY KISSES dir Allyson Mitchell 1999 Canada 3 min IF ANYTHING SHOULD HAPPEN dirs Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeidler 2003 Canada 3 min UNCA TRANS dirs Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zielder 2007 Canada 5 min PRECIOUS LITTLE TINY LOVE dir Allyson Mitchell 2003 Canada 3 min SEA OF LOVE dir Christina Zeidler 2003 Canada 2 min MELT KITTY dir Allyson Mitchell 2007 Canada 3 min PINK EYED PET dirs Allyson Mitchell and L. Vaughn 2002 Canada 3 min TRACES dir Christina Zeidler 2001 Canada 13 min TOTAL R U N N I N G TIME:

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Join us for a delightful afternoon of dyke-a-licious shorts, and then get marching! Hot women of a certain age bare it all in Menopausal Gals Gone Wild, and a petition­ pushing activist meets her match in a craft-lovi ng housewife in Crafty. Toi et Moi is a hot-pink fantasy world of dance-offs and drag queens, and in Social Conflict Management, a helpful narrator teaches three queer youth how to deal with difficult social situations. Lezbro: Don't Cha Know reveals the unique friendship between guys and dykes. Two writers with a past are stuck together on a project and each other in A Work in Progress, and Worst Case Scenario: Femme Edition is a Super-8, femme, "how-to" primer. Two antique dolls confront their secret feelings for each other in Operated by Invisible Hands, and, for a vampire couple, forever can really bite in Love Sucks. In The Sheep and the Ranch Hand, a woman discovers all the joys of being a sheep, and Camille Schwartzbaum searches for a bad '80s film to turn into the next smash Broadway show in King County. Finally, The Vicious & the Delicious is an outrageous soap-opera drama from Down Under. MENOPAUSAL GALS GONE WILD dirs Donna Marie Nudd and Diane Wilkins 2007 USA 4 min CRAFTY dir Erik Gernand 2008 USA 9 min TOI ET MOl dir Ali Cotterill 2007 USA 3 min SOC IAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT dir Dagny Thompson 2005 Canada 8 min LEZBRO: DON'T CHA KNOW dirs Mel inda Bagatelos and Dara Sklar 2008 USA 10 min A WORK I N PROGRESS dir Keshia Coe 2008 USA 8 min WORST CASE SCENARIO: FEMME ED ITION dir Mary Guzman 2008 USA 5 min OPERATED BY I NVISIBLE HAN OS dir Nicole Brending 2007 USA 7 min LOVE SUCKS dirs Ingrid Jungermann and Sara Winters 2008 USA 10 min THE SHEEP AND THE RANCH HAND: A SEXYQUEER LOVE STORY dir Loretta Hintz 2008 USA 14 min KING COUNTY dir David Qua ntic 2007 USA 7 min THE VICIOUS & THE OELIC IOUS dir Tonnette Stanford 2007 Australia 11 min TOTAL RUNNING TIME:

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From Si ngapore to Seoul and l.A.: Gay Asian Shorts

F u n i n Boys' Shorts

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This collection of na rrative, documentary and experi­ mental shorts provide a variety of perspectives on the gay Asian experience at home and abroad. What do they say a bout a fa m i l y that eats together? Find out what happens to one Singaporean family in Four Dishes. Doing their laundry, a young cou­ ple in Los Angeles learns that the little things are what count after meeting an older gentleman in Laundromat. The Frameline release Seoul to Soul documents a young Asian man's turbulent journey from a Mormon upbringing in Utah through his adulthood in San Diego -a life fraught with pitfalls as he navigates a maze of add icti ons w h i l e sea rching for identity and se lf­ acceptance. In The Postcard, a Korean post office clerk mistakenly thinks that a customer is trying to get her attention by writing open love letters on the post­ cards he regularly sends out. When Singaporean filmmaker X'Ho included an erect penis in his latest film, he knew that he could never screen it at home, where he could end up in jail for it. An experimental short that comprises at least three genres, Allen Ginsberg Gives Great Head is a poetic homage to the great American poet and writer of Howl and a political statement on repressive cen­ sorship in Singapore. FOUR D ISHES dir Leon Cheo 2008 Singa pore 8 min LAUNDROMAT

dir Edward Gunawan 2007 USA 12 min SEOUL TO SOUL dirs Paul Detwiler a nd Michael Chen 2006 USA 18 min THE POSTCARD d i r Josh K i m USA 15 min i n Korean with English su btitles ALLEN G I NSBERG GIVES GREAT HEAD d i r X'Ho 2007 Singa pore 15 min TOTAL R U N N I N G TIM E :

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Our insanely popular gay shorts program gets started when a quiet unassuming gay man has the last word on his gossipy neighbors in Bongo Bong. When her uncle and his boyfriend arrive to babysit, Andy is not on her best behavior in Babysitting Andy. Next, a young time traveler is confronted by an arrogant and h a i rless futu re version of h i mself i n the da rkly comedic Hirsute. Silver Road finds lifelong friends spending their last evening together on a revealing drive in the coun­ try, and the true story of the filmmaker's first kiss is told in the animated delight, Pat's First Kiss . In Over­ Stuff, a routine visit to the thrift store is interrupted by the discovery of something a little too close to home, and a young student knows what he wants and asks for it in In the High School. When a journalist is assigned to w rite about Pretty Woman for an entertainment magazine, he invites five friends over to view, celebrate and skewer the modern-day Ci nderella story in Screening Party. Our program ends with the icing on the cake, the short and sweet The Window. BONGO BONG dir Ken Wardrop 2007 I reland 5 min BABYSITTING ANDY dir Pat Mills 2007 Canada 11 min H I RSUTE d i r AJ Bond

2007 Canada 14 min SILVER ROAD dir Bill Taylor 2007 Ca nada 13 min PAT'S F I RST KISS dir Pat Mills 2007 Canada 4 min OVERSTUFF dir Keith Wilson 2007 USA 8 min IN THE H I G H SCHOOL dir Xavi Sala 2006 Spain 3 min in Spanish with English subtitles SCREEN I N G PARTY dir Chil Kong 2007 USA 25 min THE W I NDOW dirs Phili ppe Gosselin and Ronald Regina 2008 USA 6 min TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

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Fun i n Girls' Shorts

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Come enjoy the best lesbian cinema has to offer! Beth

Have a gay old time with this collection of shorts and documentaries exploring the pains and pleasures of growing older.

discovers she has a lot in common with her son's new

Systolic/Diastolic are the beats of the heart, and

girlfriend in Happenstance. Accidentally left at a gas

it's that vital organ which tells the story of Angel and

station while on a road trip with her fam ily, a girl finds

Tono. Forever's Gonna Start Tonight is a sneak pre­

the courage to make her voice heard in Pits top. A

view of a documentary on San Francisco's Vicki Mar­

sweet compliment over a simple meal-what could go

lane, the oldest living and conti n uously perform i ng

wrong? Find out in Duck Soup. The Touch is based on

transgender drag performer. A woman visits her bub­

the 1 904 romance between Renee Vivien and Keri me,

bie (grandma) with trepidation and hope in The Last

a married Islamic woman. Benni must contend with

Visit, and, after many years together, Joe faces life

his schoolmates' reaction to his mothers' i mpending

without Jana in Mirror Mirror. When the only lesbian in

marriage in Benni Has Two Mothers. In The Premiere,

a large extended fam i ly di scovers her great grand­

an older woman makes an untraditional choice that

mother's photo albums, she begins to suspect she is

shows it's never too late to c hoose love. A college

not alone in Just Me? Daisy Graham has more impor­

student musters the courage to come out to her mother

tant thi ngs to think about than being honored by the

in How Do I Say This? I'm Gay! In Donkey Girl, a self­

city 's leaders: She's d ug out her old rifle, and now all

willed girl on a motor scooter shows up at Farouzi's

she needs is a box of bul lets in Congratulations, Daisy

job, spurring her to jump on her trusted donkey and

Graham. Hello, My Name Is Herman poignantly and

leave in search of luck. Set in 1955, Pages of a 'Girl is

humorously describes the relationship between a 91-

the story of a literature-influenced meeting between

year-old Jewish man, his lesbi an granddaughter and

Ingrid and Silvia. When she was seven, Robin spent

her girlfriend, and Downstream is a snapshot of two

her holidays at a swi mming camp passing as a boy,

70-yea r- old Swiss ladies who have been walking

thanks to the removal of her bikini top in No Bikini.

along with each other for decades.

HAPPENSTANCE d i r Joyce Draganosky 2007 USA 8 min PITSTOP dir

SYSTOLIC/DIASTOLIC dir Pelayo Muniz 2006 Spain 20 min in

Melanie McGraw 2007 USA 1 5 min DUCK SOUP d i r Kathryn Goldie

Spanish with English subtitles FOREVER'S G O N N A START TONIGHT

Generations: Yo uth a n d Elders Making Movies Sunday June 22 I 4:45 p m I Roxie $7 members I $8 general I GENE22R

Frameline and the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) present these short fi lms made by local LGBT youths and elders during this winter's Generations Film Work­ shop. The program also i ncl udes 20 Straws: Growing Up Gay, by Youth Video OUTreach of Columbus, Ohio, which fol l ows n i n e Mi dwestern teen agers as they come into their identities as out, gay youth.

& All That Jazz is the story of two urban lesbians -one young, one old-who find themselves competing for increasingly scarce housing. Homeless Youth in SF follows transient youth forced to survive on the streets of San Francisco. Going in and out of windows of time, myths, memories and selves, a lesbian feminist reviews the phases of a life journey in Changeling. A woman grapples with chronological versus psychological age in Joining the Club. A man struggles to balance the two hemispheres of his brain in Imaging Your [Right]. As demonstrated in Can She Throw Like a Girl, lesbians across the country play softball, and sometimes hard­ ball, for the love of sport and com munity. Celebrity Trash: The Art of Jason Mecier profiles a local artist who combines traditional portraiture, trailer-park crafts and American pop culture to create unique, 3D celebrity portraits using found objects.

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2007 Australia 4 min THE TOUCH dir Jane Clark 2007 USA 8 min

dir Michelle Lawler 2007 USA 9 min THE LAST VISIT dir Bee Sack

20 STRAWS: GROWING UP GAY dir Youth Video OUTreach 2007 USA

BENNI HAS TWO MOTHERS dir Vivid Tjipura 2007 South Africa 10 min

2007 Canada 5 min MIRROR MIRROR dir John Winter 2007 Australia

28 min & ALL THAT JAZZ dirs various 2008 USA 6 min HOMELESS

THE PREMIERE dir Margret Bergheim 2006 Norway 9 min PAGES OF

1 0 min JUST ME? dir Amy Neil 2007 USA 22 min CONG RATULATIONS,

YOUTH IN SF dir Ruvano 2008 USA 4 min CHANGELING d i r Idea VSW

A GIRL dir Monica Palauo 2008 Brazil 20 min in Portugese with

DAISY GRAHAM dir Cassandra Nicolaou 2007 Canada 15 min

Red 2008 USA 6 min JOINING THE CLUB dir Marie Benedetto 2008

English subtitles HOW DO I SAY THIS? I'M GAY! dirs Michael Bodie and Silas Howard 2007 USA 5 min DONKEY GIRL dir Ties Schenu 2006

HELLO, MY NAME IS HERMAN dir Karine Silverwoman 2007 Canada

USA 7 min IMAG INING YOUR [RIGHn d i r Allyson Laquian 2008 USA 5 min CAN SHE THROW LIKE A GIRL dir Leslie Townsend 2008 USA

1 0 min DOWNSTREAM d irs Cla udia Lorenz and Cecilia Barriga 2007

Netherla n ds 14 min in Dutch and Arabic with English subtitles NO

Switzerland 5 min in Swiss German with English subtitles

BIKINI dir Claudia Morgado Escanilla 2007 Canada 9 min

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8 min CELEBRITY TRASH: THE ART OF JASON MECIER dir Sari Staver 2008 USA 20 min TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

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The Look of Love Sunday June 22 I 9:00 pm I Roxie $9 mem bers I $10 general I LOOK22R

Love is lost and love is found in this collection of new

Magical Promise: Queer Wo men of Color Shorts

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O ut in Africa

Curated from four Out in Africa Fi lmmaker Workshop

Curated by Madeleine Lim, these works were created

col lections, these South African shorts illuminate the

Petra's life is turned upside down when a chance

through the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project,

lives and loves of LGBT men and women in that country.

meeting leads her to consider denying her true feel­

lesbian shorts.

which promotes the visi bility of queer women of color

It's Me, It's Me (Ndim Ndim) profiles Funeka

ings in SNAP, and an unexpected encounter causes a

through the creation, exh i bition and distribution of

Soldaat's activism around a buse and the Sexual

frumpy girl to fantasize ab out a beautiful young

fi lms that reflect their life stories.

woman in Technicolor Kiss . A passionate teenage

The Cock: Lesbian Owned & Operated is a Mexi­

misfit and a washed-up adult writer meet in a dingy

can lesbian's heartfelt corrido to the Cock-a-Doodle Cafe

diner in Overnight Book. All the details of a women's

in Oakland. Mashed, Boiled & Fried satisfies a hunger for

apartment are revealed while messages are being left

tasty platanos and queer community. It's Just Another

on her answering machine in Late, and a woman

Offense Bill, touching on her marriage to her girlfriend - an event for which she did not seek perm ission from her community but simply informed them it was happening. Betwixt+ Between explores the impact of the apartheid era's Group Areas Act as told through

Day for three Asian women who rock different sports.

the eyes of the flamboyant Granny Lee. Enraged by a

struggles with being different in the face of new love in

When Kel ly's work visa runs out, her partner does a tricky

Picture examines Zanele Muholi's controversial street

Remember the Eyes. The Shape of a Heart is a hyp­

tap dance with government agents and compels us to

photography through the eyes of the artist herself,

notic film that follows one woman's journey through

Look Again at queer couples and immigration. When her

w h i l e Outlaw Culture deconstructs the m edi a's

love and destruction, and an immortal vampire rises

mother leaves the Philippines to find work in the U.S.,

inflammatory and sensationalized portrayal of LGBT

from her suspension between light and dark to rescue

Magic waltzes around doubt and fear to find love in

lives. In Wanted, Matthew discusses his role as a gay,

the mortal she loves but left behind in In Twilight's

Magic & the Moon. A Chicana mother-daughter tango of

white American father of an adopted Guatemalan son,

Shadow. Finally, in a small-town country cafe, a wait­

shame and acceptance leads to mutual understanding in

distinguishing between his experiences in the United

ress finds the courage to accept her true desire in

Queering My Mother. A queer, Black femme reveals her

States and in Cape Town. Half a Lifetime and Night

Loving Loretta.

kink/fetish desires in Cut and Paste. The dynamic swag­

Star (lkanyezi Yobusuku,) both narrative shorts from

SNAP

ger of 007 Secret Asian J. Wong clashes with the brazen

the most recent workshop, tell stories of attraction in

TEC H N I C OLOR K I S S

jiggle of her nemesis in Labels Are Forever. And an

the 1 960s apartheid army and a Zulu woman's isola­

Asian/Black dyke family on a mission to conceive does a

tion and reflection as she is guided through Ukuya

quick cha cha chase for that One in a Million.

Enyangeri (her monthly "going to the moon").

& OPERATED d i r Luna Han 2008 USA 10 min MASHED, BOILED & FRIED d i Margo Rivera-Weiss 2008 USA 1 5 min JUST ANOTHER DAY dir Thu Trinh 2008 USA 6 min LOOK AGAI N d i r Jenn ifer Lin 2008 USA 7 min MAG IC & THE MOON d i r Pia Infa nte 2008 USA 10 min QUEERING MY MOTHER dir Lourdes Rivas 2007 USA 7 min CUT AND PASTE dir Alexis McCrimmon 2007 USA 8 min LABELS ARE FOREVER dir Jinky de Rivera 2008 USA 14 min ONE IN A M I LLION dir Monifa Porter 2008 USA 10 min

BETWIXT + B ETWEEN

d irs Ken Dolen and Georgia Verslluys 2007 Australia 10 min dir Alexandra Adams 2006 USA 3 min OV E R N I G HT B OOK d i r Erin Greenwell 2008 USA 20 m i n LATE d i r Guinevere Turner 2008 USA 7 min REMEMBER THE EYES dir Nathalie Camidebach 2007 USA 15 min THE SHAPE OF A HEART dir Leslie Satterfield 2007 USA 9 min I N TWILIGHT'S SHADOW d i r TM Scorzafava 2007 USA 12 min LOV I N G LORETTA d i r Andrea Gtusche 2008 Canada 23 min TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E : 99 min

THE COCK: LESBIAN OWNED

IT'S ME, IT'S M E ( N D I M N D I M)

dir Martha Qumba 2005 8 min d i r Bridgette Oli phant 2004 8 min ENRAGED B Y A PICTURE d i r Zanele Muholi 2005 14 min OU TLAW C U LTURE d i r Phybia Dla mini 2005 15 min WANTED d i r Lisa Holland 2005 7 min HALF A LI FETIME dir Howard Sm ith 2007 l l min N I G HT STAR (lNKANYEZI YOBUSUKU) dir Kekeletso Khena 2007 13min in Zulu with English subtitles TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 76 min

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 87 min

CO-PRESENTED BY Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

CO-PRESENTED BY San Fra ncisco Black Fi lm Festival

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Play with Me

Transtastic

Worldly Affa irs I Castro

Friday J u n e 2 0 I 1 0:00 pm I Roxie

Su nd ay June 22 I 6 : 1 5 pm I Victo ria

Friday June 27 I 3:00 pm

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$9 members I $10 general I TRANS22V

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These short films from local filmmakers feature play­ ers from the San Fra ncisco Bay Area BDSM commu­ nity. Informative yet titillati ng, they endeavor to throw open the closet door and allow the va nilla viewer a peek into BDSM play and relationships. Edu cated and articulate, BDSM practitioners Lorelei Lee and Princess Donna discuss control, limits and what ultimately got them involved in BDSM in Brian Lilla's documenatary Tale of Two Bondage Mod­ els, which includes beautiful scenes of rope bondage sure to please newbies and seasoned players alike! In Serving Madame Gina: Powerplay in Relationships, psychol ogist Gabriele Hoff explores a d o m i n a nt­ subm issive (OS) relationship, al lowing the vi ewer access to an interpersonal dynamic rarely seen by those outside the BDSM community as Madame Gina and her submissive Mercedes discuss the joys and challenges of living 24/7 as master and slave. A visually stimulating short na rrative with a great sou ndtrack, Play with Me takes us inside an all­ female play party. Lastly, topics of pain, abuse, stereo­ types, race and community are broached in BDSM:

Bonding, bending and transforming are all celebrated in the following shorts and documentaries. A Thorn in Your Side is a gender-bending view of the world from the San Francisco Tra ns March, and TRANSforming Healthcare reveals the discrimination many transgen­ der people face in hea lth care setti ngs. The Bond explores the con nection between a parent and his transgender child. The Role I Was Born to Play uses clips from three gender-bender films to touch upon assumptions of gender expression. A lonely cop and a lonely sex worker connect on a street corner in Donny & Ginger. Set in the agrarian future, Unca Trans is a short, ani mated , Super-B fi l m a bout gender theory and activism. Bend It is an homage to the living sculpture art of Gilbert and George. Two of San Francisco's most loved trans women are featured in: Felicia, a short examination of Felicia Elizondo's life as a single senior living on a fixed income, and Forever's Gonna Start Tonight, a portrait of Vicki Marlane, the oldest living, continuously performing, transgender drag performer. Lastly, a sneak preview of Maggots and Men, an exper­ imental, historical narrative set in post-revolutionary Russia with a subtext of gender anarchy.

Our gay, cinematic traipse around the globe finds some of the Festiva l's sexiest and best shorts from international filmmakers. In Ta, from Brazil, we find two boys in a toilet snort­ ing cocaine and talking about sex. In HerzHaft, serious consequences ensue when a 33-year-old German foot­ ball coach falls in love with a 15-year-old member of his team. The beautiful and erotic Bramadero finds Hassen and Jonas on the outskirts of Mexico City. Away from it all, they've found a spot where they can seduce one another and merge into one; where sex becomes desire, desire becomes love, and only death will separate them. In Bonne Mere, Alfred leaves northern France for Marseille to look for his mother. And a Korean post office clerk mistakenly thinks that a customer is trying to get her attention by writing open love letters on the post­ cards he regularly sends in The Postcard. Two worlds collide in the bucolic Swiss countryside when shy Julian, son of a farmer, meets Zurich party guy Adi in Country Life. And our trek ends where we began, in Brazil, where, in between video games and glasses of milk, pain and disappointment, Danilo, Lucas and Marcos learn how to live together in the touching You, Me and Him.

THORN IN YOU R SIDE d i r Dean Hamer 2007 USA 5 min

TA dir Felipe Sholl 2007 Brazil 5 min in Portuguese with English subtitles HERZHAFT dir Martin Busker 2007 Germany 15 min in German with English subtitles BRAMADERO dir Julian Hernandez 2007 Mexico 22 min in Spanish with English subtitles BONNE M E RE dir Maxime Desmons 2008 Canada 3 min in French with English subtitles THE POSTCARD dir Josh Kim USA 15 min in Korean with English subtitles COUNTRY LIFE dir Lukas Egger 2007 Switzerla n d 16 min i n Swiss Germa n with English subtitles YOU, ME AND HIM dir Daniel Ribeiro 2007 Brazil 18 min in Portuguese with English subtitles

It's Not What You Think! Kinksters Confront Stigma & Stereotype. Mixing interviews, dramatizations and

archival footage, this funny and educational film picks the brains of various kinksters in order to debunk some of the myths surrounding BDSM play. TALE OF TWO BONDAGE MODELS dir Brian Lilla 2007 USA 9 min SERVING MADAME GINA: POWERPLAY IN RELATIONSHIPS dir

Gabriele Hoff 2008 USA 26 min PLAY WITH ME dir Lez 2008 USA 7 min BDSM: IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK! KI NKSTERS CONFRONT STIGMA

& STEREOTYPE dir Erin Palmquist 2008 USA 26 min TOTAL R U N N I N G T I M E :

CO-PR ESENTED BY

68 min

TRANS FOR M I N G HEALTHCARE dirs Eth a n Suniewick, Derek

Brockett and Ann McNa ir 2007 USA 18 min THE BOND dir Michael T. Connell 2007 USA 6 min THE ROLE I WAS BORN TO PLAY dir Lukas Blakk 2007 Canada 9 min DONNY & G I NGE R d i r Jon Bush 2007 USA 10 min UNCA TRANS dirs Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zielder 2007 Canada 5 min BEND IT dir Jules N u rrish 2007 U K 3 min FELICIA d i r Tim O'Hara 2007 USA 8 min FOREVER'S GONNA START TON IGHT dir Michelle Lawler 2007 USA 9 min MAGGOTS AND MEN dirs Oakie Treadwell and I I lona Berger 2008 USA 10 min TOTAL RUNNING TIME:

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Th e You ng and Evi l

Dottie's Magic Pockets

Friday June 2 0 I 4 : 1 5 p m I Castro

Sunday June 22 I 1 0:30 am I Castro $7 members I $8 general I KIDS22C

$7 mem bers I $8 genera l I YOEV20C

Each film in this collection of eight outstanding gay shorts is a story about youth, some confronting, some

Free for ages 12 and u nder

Frustrated by the lack of diverse programming for your kids? Nothing out there that reflects your family? No

manifesting evi l. Something is up with Taylor, and his little sister

need to feel left out any longer! Frameline offers these

knows it in Lloyd Neck. When a garage sale turns vio足

made-for-TV programs by filmmakers who are lesbian

lent, a mother is forced to come to terms with her

moms themselves.

teenage son's sexuality in Dolls . The Cousin is the

Thanks to Tammy Stoner and her partners at Pink

story of Mark, a sheltered, sensitive teenager who

Pea Productions, parents in the LGBT community now

reunites with Luis, his toug h , older cousin. Luis

have a children's show to share with their little ones. In

decides to take his cousin for a night out on the town,

Dottie's Magic Pockets, when Dottie's partner Mary

but before the night is over, Mark's sheltered world is

leaves to take their son Oliver to his first day of school,

cracked wide open. A widowed professor finds new

Dottie (the amazing Jen Plante) becomes lonely. Luckily,

hope in an unlikely connection with a young school

Oliver gave his mom enchanted glitter, which she sprin足

janitor in Alonso's Deadline. In Baggage , Martin finds

kles around the house, making objects come alive!

himself pursued by a mysterious suitcase, and Mars

Their living room is transformed into a world with a

reveals the passion, disappointment and discrimina足

colorful cast of characters, including puppets (Randal

tion of young love. Souijah is the story of a beautiful

the Beaver, James the Flower, Uncanny the Singing Can,

1 7 -year-old African schoolboy with a penchant for

Matilda the Mouse and the singing Couch Cushions),

glittery eye make-up. The drug-dealing teens on his

anim ation and music. A wacky and playful lesbian

South London council estate don't approve, but what

mom, Dottie leads her gaggle of friends as they sing,

they don't know is that he is a former child soldier who

dance, learn and play the day away!

knows more about combat than they ever wi l l . A

Buddy G, My Two Moms and Me is an animated

highly intelligent but troubled Black gay teen sets out

series about a five-year-old with two moms who loves

to seduce an H IV-positive man into giving him the

science and uses a computer strapped to his arms to

virus in The Young and Evil.

solve problems. In the premier episode, " Lost Rings, "

LLOYD NECK

dir Benedi ct Campbell 2007 USA 16 min DO LLS d i r Ra ndy Caspersen 2008 U S A 10 min T H E COUSIN N i c k Oceano 2007 USA 1 6 min ALONSO'S DEAD L I N E dir Mario Galarreta 2007 USA 6 min BAGGAGE dir Maxime Desmons 2007 Canada 11 min MARS dir Jim Martin 2007 USA 8 min SOUUAH dir Rikki Beadle足 Blair 2007 UK 10 min THE YOUNG AND EVIL dir Julian Breece 2008 USA 1 5 min TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 94 min

Buddy G and h i s best friend Owen learn the value of being truthful while picking up some facts about the science of metal detectors.

- DARLENE WEIDE

DOniE'S MAG I C POC KETS: DOING THE FLOWER

dir Andrea Maxwell 2007 USA 23 min BUDDY G, MY TWO MOMS AND ME: LOST R I NGS dir Margaux Towne-Colley 2007 USA 1 1 min DOniE'S MAG I C POCKETS: BEAT BEET dir Andrea Maxwell 2007 USA 23 min

TOTAL RUNNING T I M E : 57 mins SPONSORED BY

CO-PRESENTED BY COLAGE, Gay Future Dads of San Fra ncisco and Our Fa mily Coalition

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Castro Theatre & AT&T Festival Pavilion CAS T R O

The world-famous Castro Theatre is the stately setting for the majority of Festiva l screeni ngs. With its elegant chandelier, gra nd screen a n d Mighty Wurlitzer, it's the ideal venue for many of Fra meli ne32's bigger-tha n-life feature films.

PA R K I N G Frameline is pleased to partner with Everett

Middle School in providing parking for $10

35 Eureka, 37 Corbett, F M a rket

derful neighborhood school. All proceeds will

M U N I Metro: K, L, M, T (exit at Castro station)

lot is located on 17th Street between Church

This year marks the return of Fra meline's AT&T Festival

and Sanchez. Parking is available on a first­

Pavilion, which provides enterta in ment, education and event

come, first-served basis. Please see the

space for Festival attendees and is an exciti ng place to con­ nect with fi l m makers, industry insiders and friends in the

Bus/Streetcar: 24 Divisadero, 33 Stanya n,

per car per day as a fundraiser for this won­ go directly to funding classroom supplies.The

A T & T F E S T I VA L PAV I L I O N

429 Castro Street (between Ma rket and 18th) www.castrotheatresf.com

schedule below. Please note that Frameline is not responsible for cars left in the lot after

BART: transfer to MUNI Metro at the Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell or Civic Center stations

closing; cars can be picked up the following

com m u nity. Located behind the Castro Theatre, the Pavi lion is

Roxie Film Center

day as soon as the lot reopens.

the primary venue for fi l m m a ker Q&A sessions, industry panel

3 1 1 7 16th Street

Street parking can be difficult to find

(between Va lencia and Guerrero)

discussions, membe r events and VIP functions.

throughout the Castro and Mission Districts.

www.roxie.com

RO X I E & V I C T O R I A

parking restrictions on many streets.

If you do find a space, please be aware of

I n the Mission District, the Roxie Film Center and Victoria

In the Mission District, you also might try the

Theatre will feature an array of Festiva l screenings that reflect

parking garage at 42 Hoff Street, off of 16th

the th rivi ng neighborhood's funky flair and i nternational flavor.

Street between Mission and Valencia.

Bus: 14 Mission, 22 Fil lmore, 26 Va lencia, 33 As hbury, 49 Van Ness/M ission

BART: 16th & Mission station

Victoria Theatre 29 6 1 1 6th Street

SAN F R A N C I SCO M A P L E G E N D T Fra m e l i ne Box Office P Parking

(between Capp and Mission)

BART Stations M U N I Metro Stations

�:, Openi ng Night Gala & Closi ng N ight Party: 1 0 1 5 Folsom

www.victoriatheatre.org

Bus: 14 M ission, 22 Fill more, 26 Va lencia, 33 Ashbury, 49 Van Ness/Mission, 53 Southern Heights

BART: 16th & Mission station

Frameline Everett Middle School Parking Lot Schedule

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THU 6/19

5:00 PM - 1 2 : 30 AM

FR1 6/20

11:30 AM - 1:00 AM

SAT 6/21

10:00 AM - 1:00 AM

SUN 6/22

10:00 AM - 1:00 AM

MON 6/23

11 :30 AM - M I DNIGHT

TUE 6/24

11:30 AM - MI DNIGHT

WED 6/25

11 : 30 AM - MI DNIGHT

THU 6/26

1 : 00 PM - 1:00 AM

FRI 6/27

1 :00 PM - 1:00 AM

SAT 6/28

10:00 AM - 1 1 :00 PM

SUN 6/29

10:30 AM - 11 :00 PM


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Frameline's East Bay screenings move sl ightly north and into the Ria lto Cinemas Elmwood this year. Join us at Berkeley 's Best Neighborhood Movie Theatre, a renovated art-deco treasure with plenty of d i n i ng options nearby in the Elmwood district.

Located inside Superstar Satel l ite at

474 Castro Street, between Market a n d 1 8th in San Fra n cisco.

Rialto C i n e mas El mwood

PARKING

Tickets go on sale to Frameline members begi n n i ng

2966 College Avenue (at Ashby), Berkeley

In the Elmwood neighborhood two-hour

Friday, May 23. Join duri ng this week a n d receive

www.ria ltocinemas.com

parking is strictly enforced until 7pm.

i m mediate member d i scounts on Festival tic kets

If you drive south on College Avenue,

a n d merchandise.

Driving: Hwy 24 E » exit at Claremont Avenue, turn left, then sl ight left at College Ave.

there is unlim ited parking throughout the

AC Transit Bus:

Parking lot just west of College Avenue on

Rockridge neighborhood.

The outlet opens to the general public

Parking is also available in the Elmwood

begi n n i ng Friday, May 30.

9 to College Ave, 5 1/85 1 to Ashby Ave.

Russell Street, one block north of the theatre.

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Steve Abbott Seat Captain I(ate Carroll Theater Operations Manager Sarah Cohan Sponsorship Associate Niko Kowell Volunteer Assistant Natalie Mulford Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Ochoa Box Office Manager Hal Rowland Technical Director Rick Stone Operations Associate House Managers: · Courtney Atinsky · Gyllian Christiansen · Molly Mitoma · Jamie Mott · Redwolf Painter · Sarah Raab · JC Rafferty · Holly Roach · Candace Roberts · Natalija Vekic

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Greenie Films Michelle Boyaner & Barbara Green michelle@greeniefilms.com For a Relationship

Jim Verburg jim@jimverburg.com jimverburg.com Forever's Gonna Start Tonight

Michelle Lawler lawler.michelle@gmail.com Four Dishes

Leon Cheo leoncheo@gmail.com The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror

MoDean Pictures Jaymes Thompson modeanpictures@aol.com gaybedandbrea kfastofterror.com Glitter

See Baggage Half a Lifetime

See 7 Years

Happenstance

Hollywon't Productions Joyce Draganosky info@hollywontproductions.com myspace.com/happenstance Happy Birthday

See The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela Hello, My Name Is Herman

Karine Silverwoman ksilverwoman@hotmail.com HerzHaft

The Edge of Heaven

In Twilight's Shadow

Liquid Filmworks Tina Shaw twilightuhadow@liquidfilmworks.com liquidfilmworks.com It's Elementary

GroundSpark Debra Chasnoff films@groundspark.org groundspark.org It's Me, It's Me (Ndim Ndim)

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It's STILL Elementary

See It's Elementary Japan Japan

Jehuti Films Lior Shamriz contact@jehuti.com jehuti.com/japanjapan A Jihad for Love

First Run Features Paul Marchant paul@firstrunfeatures.com fi rstru nfeatu res.com Joining the Club

See & All That Jazz Just Another Day...

See The Cock: Lesbian Owned & Operated Just Me?

See 7 Years Karmen Ge'i

California Newsreel contact@newsreel.org newsreel.org Kill Road

See Baggage King County

ThreeDoliarBili Cinema Rachael Brister rachael@seattlequeeriilm.org seattlequeeriilm.org The Kinsey Sicks: Almost Infamous

See Equality U La Leon

Music Box Films earentz@musicboxfilms.com musicboxfilms.com Labels Are Forever

See The Cock: Lesbian Owned & Operated The Last Visit

Bee Sack Ichaimherbal@hotmail.com Late

Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg Kathrin Tabler kathrin.tabler@filmakademie.de

Guinevere Turner guinevere.turner@gmail.com

Hirsute

adelante films Edward Gunawan edwardgunawan@gmail.com adelantetv.com/laundromat

The Siblings AJ Bond aj@thesiblings.ca thesiblings.ca

A Horse Is Not a Metaphor

Drifting Flowers

Before I Forget

Felicia

Downstream

Ciao

Yen Tan cyentan@gmail.com ciaomovie.com

Vinegar Hill Productions NI Ltd. Ni David Rane david@vinegarhill.com vinegarhill.com

See & All That Jazz

Claudia Lorenz clau. lorenz@bluewin.ch hoimaya.ch

Zeitgeist Films Ltd zeitgeistfilms.com

Fairytale of Kathmandu

The China AIDS Media Project info@chinaaidsmedia.com chinaaidsmedia.com

Chris & Don: A Love Story

See The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

Be Like Others

Lemming Film Roos Smitt info@lemmingfilm.com

See & All That Jazz See Baggage

Larry Tung larrytung@hotmail.com larrytung.com

Congratulations, Daisy Graham

Zhdk Laura Zimmermann film@hgkz.ch zhdk.ch

Big Eden

Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman

Homeless Youth in SF

Barbara Hammer Productions Barbara Hammer barbarahammer@gmail.com barbarahammeriilms.com How Do I Say This? I'm Gay!

How Do I Say This? Loretta Ramos lorettaramos@yahoo.com If Anything Should Happen

See Baggage

Imagining Your [Right]

See & All That Jazz

Laundromat

Law of Desire

New Yorker Fil ms j.howell@newyorkeriilms.com Lezbro: Don't Cha Know

Brynn Gelbard brynngelbardo@yahoo.com Lilies

Alliance Atlantis Communications Richard.Fowler@Alliancefilms.com Linda Barry Ina Unt Ina

See Baggage Lloyd Neck

Saturday Pictures Benedict Campbell lIoyd.neck@gmail.com Look Again

Maximum Vacuum Michael Selditch mselditch@aol.com jaymccarrolldocumentary.com

Dante Alencastre droa70@msn.com myspace.com/enelfuego

In the Fire

See The Cock: Lesbian Owned & Operated

Enraged by a Picture

In the High School

Year Zero Pictures Gabriel Fleming gabriel@gabrielfleming.com thelostcoastmovie.com

See 7 Years

Xavi Sala, PC Xavi Sala mail@xavisala.com

The Lost Coast


love My life

Otto; or, Up with Dead People

See Butch Jamie

See Before I Forget

love Sucks

Out in India: A Family's Journey

Bombshell Films Sara Winters lovesucksmovie@gmail.com lovesucksmovie.com

MASA Productions Tom Keegan . tom@outinindiathemovle.com outinindiathemovie.com

A love to Keep

Out on the Dance Floor

Picture Thisl Entertainment Ray Cervantes ray@picturethisent.com pictureth isent.com

Anthony Palombit apalom bit@gmail.com Out: Smashing Homophobia Project

Feminist Video Activism WOM womanactivism@daum.net out.or.kn

loving loretta

Lynx Images Inc Andrea Gutsche gutsche90@gmail.com

Over Da Rainbow

New York University Jay Lap jared.lapidus@gmail.com

magic & the moon

Overnight Book

See The Cock: Lesbian Owned & Operated

Smithy Productions Erin Greenwell erin@smithyproductions.com

Mala Noche

Janus Films booking@janusfilms.com janusfilms.com

OverStuff

Illusion Arts Ron Davis cineasteprod@mac.com Filmes De Abril Paula Pripas . paulapripas@filmesdeabnl.com filmesdeabril.com.br

o Negative Productions Jim Martin dementedstarfish@comcast.net

Pansy Division: life in a Gay Rock Band

Mashed, Boiled & Fried

See The Cock: Lesbian Owned & Operated

Last Rites Films Michael Carmona lastritesfi lms@gmail.com

Melt Kitty

See Baggage Menopausal Gals Gone Wild

Pat's First Kiss .

Diane Wilkins ProductIOns/Faust Films Diane Wilkins videowilk@comcast.net micheefaust.com Mirror Mirror

Wintertime Films John Winter winterj@bigpond.net.au mi rrorm i rrorfi I m.googlepages. com Mom, I Didn't Kill Your Daughter

United Studios, Israel Mor Tregger Delarya mtregger@gmail.com Mommy Mommy

Pat Mills millspat@gmail.com

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My life in 5 Minutes

See Baggage

The New World

See Manuela y Manuel Night Star (lkanyezi Yobusuku)

Pink Eyed Pet Pitstop

Melanie McGraw melanie.mcgraw@mac.com pitstopmovie.com .

Kinky Lez ProductIOns Lez kinkylezproduction@gmail.com The Polymath, o r the life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

Maestro Productions Fred Barney Taylor maestromedia@nyc.rr.com maestromedia.com

Precious little Tiny love

See Baggage The Premiere

Norwegian Film Institute Arna Marie Bersaas amb@nfi.no nfi.no

Oh Happy Day

Punch like a Girl

On the Other Hand Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery

Red Queen Productions Justine Pimlott . redqueenproductions@symptalco.ca redqueenproductions.com

Regent Releasing . info@regentreleaslng.com info@heretv.com

See The Cock: Lesbian Owned & Operated

One in a Million

Ramona's New Dresser

See The Cock: Lesbian Owned & Operated Operated by Invisible Hands

See 7 Years

Ruby Blue

Sarah Treadwell sarah@medbfilms.com rubybluethefilm.com Sad Boys Dance When No One Is Watching

Lisa Blatter lisa.blatter@zhdk.ch lisablatter.ch

Saturn in Opposition

See Before I Forget Dennis Hensley dhensley@aol.com dennishensley.com Sea of love

See Baggage The Sensei

Zen Mountain LLC Tarik Heitmann tarikheitmann@yahoo.com thesenseimovie.com Seoul to Soul

See 7 Years

Sex Positive

See Baggage

No Bikin i

Ariztical Entertainment ariztical.com

In The Life Media, Inc. Michelle Kristel mkristel@inthelifetv.org inthelifetv.org

Serving Madame Gina

The Postcard

Enzimi Studio Roberto Cuzzillo roberto@enzimistudio.com enzimistudio.com

A Ring of Their Own

Life-Style Education Gabriele Hoff info@lifestyleeducation.net lifestyleeducation.net

Josh Kim junepyo@mac.com

No End

MRfeatures Marie Roux mr@remembertheeyes.net

Maria Akesson mariaaakesson@hotmail.com myspace.com/mariLakesson

See 7 Years Unbound Films Claudia Morgado Escanilla cmorgado7Šshaw.ca

See Baggage

The Perfect Man

Play with Me

Rezolution Pictures InternatIOnal Inc Camila Bios christina .fon@sympatico.ca

See A Love to Keep

Screening Party

Pages of a Girl

Mars

Sonja

Remember the Eyes

Canyon Cinema canyoncinema.com

Pageant

Manuela y Manuel

Hanifa h Walid ah trusUfe@yah oo.com

Sanctus

See 7 Years

Casque D'Or Films Veronica CourtOIS casquedorfilms@gmail.com manuelaymanuel.com

Discovery Communications Gerald Herman ghlotus@aol.com

See Baggage

See 7 Years

Maggots and Men

Solos

Daisy 3 Pictures Mark Holmes mark@daisy3pictures.com daisy3pictures.com

The Role I Was Born to Play

Outlaw Culture

Oakie Treadwell maggotsandmen@gmail.com maggotsandmen.com

Ready? OK!

Queering My Mother

Bohdana Smyrnova bs 1168@nyu.edu

Might and Main Daryl Wein daryl@mightandmain.com sexpositivethemovie.com The Shape of a Heart

sha rkboneproductions Leslie Satterfield leslieksatterfield@yahoo.com She's a Boy I Knew

Outcast Films Vanessa Domico info@outcast-films.com outcast-films.com The Sheep and the Ranch Hand: A Sexyqueer love Story

Lolofilms Loretta Hintz 10retta@lorettahintz.com lorettahintz.com Silver Road

Broken Frame Films Elise Cousineau elisLcousineau@hotmail.com Simply love

YOYMedia Eveline van Dijck eveline.vandijck@xs4all.nl yoyomedia@xs4all.nl

Souljah

Team Angelica Rikki Beadle-Blair rikkibb@aol.com myspace.com/rikkibeadleblair

The Vicious & the Delicious

Kennedi Martin fencesitterfilms2@yahoo.com Systolic/Diastolic

See 7 Years Vital Signs

See Sanctus

PMC, PC Pelayo Muniz lay054@yahoo.es

Wanted

Ta

Were the World Mine

Felipe Sholl felipesholl@gmail.com Tal Como Somos/Just as We Are

Juneteenth Productions Judith McCray jmccray@juneteenthproductions.com juneteenthproductlons.com Tale of Two Bondage Models

Lilla Films Brian Lilla lillafilms@yahoo.com Technicolor Kiss

SF Art & Film Ronald Chase rchase@chaseartfilm.com filmworkshopsf.org Ten More Good Years

LookOut Films, Inc. Michael Jacoby mike@lookoutfilms.net lOmoregoodyears.com lookoutfilms.net

See 7 Years SPEAKproductions Tom Gustafson sing@speakproductions.com wtwmfilm.com Where the Buffalo Roam

Rudy Lemcke rudy2000@earthlink.net rudylemcke.com Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

Forward Entertainment Sheri Levine & Michael Thornton slevine@forwardentertainment.us mthorton@forwardentertainment.us The Window

Philippe Gosselin pgosselin@wesleyan.edu Woman in Burka

Jonathan Lisecki info@womaninburka.com Word Is Out

see Law of Desire

Thorn in Your Side

A Work in Progress

qwaves.com Dean Hamer deanhamer@aol.com qwaves.com

Lackadasical Productions Keshia M. Coe keshiac08@gmail.com . myspace.com/aworkinprogressthemovle

Three Summers

Working on It

Super16 Carlos Oliveira cadorj@gmail.com super16.dk

Karin Michalski Film ProductIOns karinmichalski@yahoo.de workingonit.de

Tibira Is Gay

Lumini Filmes Emilio Gallo luminifilmes@luminifilmes.com.br Toi et Moi

Ali Cotterill ali@astrofilms.org The Touch

Film McQueen Jane Clark janec@filmmcqueen.com thetouchshortfilm.homestead.com filmmcqueen.com Traces

See Baggage TRANSforming Healthcare

Ethan Suriewick transforminghealthcare@gmail.com Tru loved

BrownBag Productions, LLC Antionio Brown abrown@brownbagprods.com truloved.com Two looks Two Men and Two Babies

POWER UP Lisa Thrasher lisapowerup@yahoo.com power-up. net

Untitled Film Stills

Steam

Ssssss

See Manuela y Manuel

Solace

Unspoken Passion

Water Bearer Films, Inc. WBFvideo@aol.com

See Baggage

SNAP

Social Conflict Management

Unca Trans

Banal Films Sam Icklow sam@banalfilms.net banalfilms.net

Georgia Versl uys . georgiLveepee@hotmall.com See Baggage

U Peop le

Hearsay Films Emma Crummings info@bigandlittlefilms.com bigandlittlefilms.com Two Spirits

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The World Unseen

Enlightenment Productions Aida Kattan filmadikt@gmail.com Worst Case Scenario: Femme Edition

One of 9 Cubanitos Films Mary Guzman oneof9films@aol.com oneof9films.com Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon

Automat Pictures Jeffrey Schwarz . jeffrey@automatplctures.com automatpictures.com m Film Movement Rebeca Conget rebeca@filmmovement.com filmmovement.com Yes Nurse! No Nurse!

Regent Releasing . info@regentreleaslng.com info@heretv.com You, Me and Him

Lacuna Filmes Daniel Ribeiro danielribeiro@lacunafilmes.com.br lacunafilmes.com.br The Young and Evil

Magic Film & Video. Marie-Helene Desblens magicfilm@gmail.com mfvw.com

See 7 Years Two Spirits, One Journey

Sean Imitates Dog simitatesdog@aegworldwide.com

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Pitstop 62

Ten More Good Years 58

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Play with Me 64

Thorn in Your Side 64

lost Coast, The 3 7

Three Summers 60

love Sucks 61

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Ciao 36

Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror, The 37

7 Years 53

Citizen Nawi 50

Gay Old Time, A 62

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20 Straws: Growing Up Gay 6 2

Clouded 46

Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies Together 62

24 Frames per Day 53

A Affinity 1 9 All My life 40 Allen Ginsberg Gives Great Head 42, 6 1

Cock: lesbian Owned & Operated, The 63 Complicated Queerness: living Femme in a Dyke Community, A 59

Glitter 60

Congratulations, Daisy Graham 62

Half a lifetime 63

Country life 6 4

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Tibira Is Gay 53 Toi et Moi 6 1

Postcard, The 6 1 , 64

Touch, The 62

loving loretta 63

Precious little Tiny love 60

Traces 60

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TRANSforming Healthcare 64

Maggots and Men 64

Punch like a Girl 56

magic & the moon 63

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Queering My Mother 63

Two looks 46

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Magical Promise: Queer Women of Color Shorts 63

Transtastic 64

Alondra: A Transsexual Diary 48

Cousin, The 65 Crafty 61

Hello, My Name Is Herman 62

Alonso's Deadline 65

Cthulhu 36

HerzHaft 64

Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, The 40

Man uela y Manuel 44

Ramona's New Dresser 60

Cupcake 60

Hirsute 6 1

Mars 6 5

Ready? O K ! 3 8

Cut & Paste: Understanding Sexuality Through Movie Watching 63

Homeless Youth in SF 62

Mashed, Boiled & Fried 63

Remember the Eyes 63

Horse Is Not a Metaphor, A 52

Melt Kitty 60

Ring of their Own, A 56

Menopausal Gals Gone Wild 61

Role I Was Born to Play, The 64

U People 58

Mirror Mirror 62

Ruby Blue 26

Unspoken Passion 47

Mom, I Didn't Kill Your Daughter 54

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Untitled Film Stills 35

Mommy Mommy 54

Sad Boys Dance When No One Is Watching 60

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D Deep lez Film Craft 60

How Do I Say This? I'm Gay! 62

Derek 24 Dive 36 Dolls (Pusinsky) 41

If Anything Should Happen 60

Dolls 65

Imagining Your [Right] 62

Babysitting Andy 6 1

Don't G o 36

In the Fire 53

Baggage 65

Donkey Girl 62

In the High School 61

Be like Others 49

Donny & Ginger 64

In Twilight's Shadow 63

Before I Forget 4 1

Dottie's Magic Pockets: "Beat Beet" 65

Bend It 64 Benni Has Two Mothers 62 Betwixt + Between 63 Bi Apple, The 60 Bi Request 60 Bi the Way 49 Big Eden 34 Blood and Monkey 60 Blood of Yingzhou District, The 5 1 Bond, The 64 Bongo Bong 6 1

Dottie's Magic Pockets: "Doing The Flower" 65 Double life, A 5 1 Downstream 62

It's Elementary 53

Night Star (lnkanyezi Yobusuku) 63

Sea of love 60

It's Me, It's Me (Ndim Ndim) 63

No Bikini 62

Duck Soup 62

Japan Japan 42 Jihad for love, A 25

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Enraged by a Picture 63

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Bramadero 64

Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman 57

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Bonne Mere 64 Bound 33

Buddy G, My Two Moms and Me: "lost Rings" 65

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Fairytale of Kathmandu 52

Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider 49

Felicia 58, 64

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Sensei, The 38 Seoul to Soul 6 1 Serving Madame Gina: Powerplay in Relationships 64 Sex Positive 57 Shape of a Heart, The 63 She's a Boy I Knew 57

Window, The 61

Working on I t 59

Woman in Burka 36 Work in Progress, A 61 World Unseen, The 30

SNAP 63

Worldly Affa irs 64

Social Conflict Management 6 1

Worst Case Scenario: Femme Edition 6 1

Solace 37

Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon 59

Kinsey Sicks: Almost Infamous, The 53

Out: Smashing Homophobia Project 55

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Outlaw Culture 63

Sonja 46

Over Da Rainbow 23

Sordid lives 39

Solos 46

Overnight Book 63

Souljah 65

OverStuff 6 1

Ssssss 60

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Finished life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour, A 52

last Visit, The 62

Call Me Troy 50

For a Relationship 3 6

late 63

Can She Throw like a Girl 62

Forever's Gonna Start Tonight 62, 64

laundromat 61

Pageant 55

law of Desire 33

Pages of a Girl 62

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Candy Kisses 60

Four Dishes 6 1

Celebrity Trash: The Art of Jason Mecier 62

From Singapore to Seoul and l.A.: Gay Asian Shorts 6 1

lezbro: Don't Cha Know 61 lilies 33

Pansy Division: life in a Gay Rock Band 56

Tal Como Somos/ Just as We Are 58

Changeling 62

Fun in Boys' Shorts 6 1

linda Barry I n a U n t I n a 60

Perfect Man, The 54

Tale of Two Bondage Models 64

Chow Down 60

Fun in Girls' Shorts 62

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Pink Eyed Pet 60

Technicolor Kiss 63

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Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell 59

Simply love 57

Out on the Dance Floor 55

Pat's First Kiss 6 1

When I Knew 28 Where the Buffalo Roam 57

Silver Road 6 1

King County 61

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Wanted 63 Were the World M i n e 39

Word Is Out 29

Kill Road 60

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Unca Trans 60, 64

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Saturn in Opposition 45

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Screening Party 61

No End 44

Two Spi rits, One Journey 49

Sanctus 52

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Eleven Minutes 51

My life in 5 Minutes 60

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Drifting Flowers 42

Edge o f Heaven, The 42

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