LGBT-Themed Frameline Film Festival Returns June 18
Last week I posted about Another Hole in the Head, but that isn’t the only film festival to hit San Francisco in June. Now in its 33rd year (!), Frameline returns to the city from June 18 and June 28. The annual LGBT film festival is yet another great way to celebrate Pride Month, with an eclectic variety of full-length features and shorts. Whether you’re queer or an ally, you should be able to find something to strike your fancy.
Alas, most of these films probably won’t be as over-the-top and splatter-filled at those featured in Another Hole in the Head, but they certainly represent diverse subject matter and genres. On opening night, you can catch “An Englishman in New York,” a biopic about queer icon Quentin Crisp. (Do yourself a favor and rent “The Naked Civil Servant” first.) If family drama is your thing, check out the documentary “Prodigal Sons.” It’s all true (er, as most docs are), but in this case, truth is most definitely stranger than fiction. Finally, on closing night of Frameline, see Sharon Gless (of “Queer as Folk” fame) in “Hannah Free.” Which, just to warn you, sounds really depressing.