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Frameline Encore

December 17, 2012

Frameline Announces New Free Queer Film Screening Series 
Encore Screening Series Offers LGBTQ Films and Discussions

SAN FRANCISCO – Frameline, the nation's only non-profit organization solely dedicated to the funding, exhibition, distribution and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media arts has announced the launch of Frameline Encore, a free community film screening and discussion series.

The Frameline Encore Screening Series aims to increase accessibility to diverse queer stories, with an emphasis on films and discussions about underrepresented experiences, such as gender variant individuals and queer communities of color.

Frameline Encore will debut at the Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street, San Francisco) on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00PM with a screening of director Cary Cronenwett’s MAGGOTS AND MEN, the first-known feature film to include a cast made up entirely of transgender actors. MAGGOTS AND MEN, an experimental film, draws parallels between the history of social justice revolution and the freedom of gender expression.

Frameline’s Executive Director, K.C. Price, said, “Bringing this free public screening series to the Roxie is a perfect fit, since this theatre has also been one of Frameline’s festival venues for over three decades. All of us at Frameline are eager to program new and retrospective films that will bring some of the Festival magic to our audience year round.”

Frameline’s Director of Exhibition & Programming, Desiree Buford, said, “We are thrilled to continue Frameline’s commitment to accessibility and community building through this film series. Frameline’s Encore Screening Series will highlight innovative queer filmmaking and storytelling with a focus on images of underrepresented LGBTQ experiences.”

For more information about the Frameline Encore Screening Series, visit: http://frameline.org/encore

Founded in 1977, Frameline is best known for its annual San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 55,000, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBT arts program in the Bay Area. Frameline37 will take place June 20-30, 2013 throughout San Francisco and the East Bay.


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