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Frameline Voices

December 03, 2012

We're excited to announce the December releases of three films on Frameline Voices!

Pay It No Mind

This feature-length documentary focuses on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson who was a Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, sex worker, starving actress, and Saint. With her final interview from 1992, director Michael Kasino captures the legendary gay/human rights activist as she recounts her life at the forefront of The Stonewall Riots in the 1960s, the creation of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the '70s, and a New York City activist throughout the '80s and early '90s. Through her own words, as well as in-depth interviews with gay activist Randy Wicker, former Cockettes performer Agosto Machado, Author Michael Musto, Hot Peaches founder/performer, Jimmy Camicia, and Stonewall Activists Bob Kohler, Danny Garvin, Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, and Martin Boyce, Marsha's tale lives on.

Michael Kasino 2012 55 min. USA

Carmen's Place

A favorite from Frameline34, Carmen’s Place, by director Anna Wilking, is an intimate portrayal of life at a transgender friendly shelter for teenagers run by an Episcopal priest in Queens, NY. For many of the residents, life at Carmen’s Place is the first real home they’ve ever experienced. Through spiritual guidance, community building and his philosophy of radical acceptance, Father Braxton teaches residents how to become self-sufficient adults who accept themselves and their gender identities.

Anna Wilking 18 min. 2010 USA

Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road

Winner of the Best Short award at Frameline30, Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road is the tale of a gay man and the (gasp!) woman who catches his eye in South Beach Miami with her fabulously wild and colorful handmade outfits. Over the course of decade Eric documents a marvelous journey of Irene’s outsider couture, imparted wisdom, and the heartfelt affection they share. Shades of Harold and Maude meets Grey Gardens in this sweet, funny, and thoroughly endearing portrait of a rare bird in paradise and a friendship found, available now on Frameline Voices.

Eric Smith 2006 23 min. USA