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Frameline's mission is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. This year, as part of the Frameline44 Pride Showcase, Frameline is presenting the following the films and programs free to the community, thanks to the continued support of our many members, donors, and partners. 

For more information, and to reserve a free ticket for each film, click on the links below to see their full film page. 

The Chi

Frameline is thrilled to present a very special sneak preview episode from the upcoming season of the SHOWTIME® series THE CHI, in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride month. 

Chrissy – AIDS 2020

Breaking records as the most watched documentary on Australian television, where it first aired on World AIDS Day in 1999, Chrissy is an honest and daring film taking us inside the life of an ex-runaway and street kid. Chrissy was diagnosed HIV+ at age 18, initially hiding both her sexuality and her diagnosis from her family. The film follows one young woman’s journey to find acceptance and love.

Dead Boys' Club (Short) — AIDS 2020

The Dead Boys’ Club is the story of a young man in a world haunted by the absence of an entire generation of men that have gone before him. It’s a generation that he should have known but, because of AIDS, is one that he can only imagine, in this seminal 1992 short film by Mark Christopher (54, 54: The Director’s Cut).

Disclosure (Panel Only)

DISCLOSURE is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Join Frameline, OutFest, New Fest, and the Inside Out LGBT FIlm Festival for a celebration and discussion with talent from DISCLOSURE.

Mucho Mucho Amor (Panel Only)

Join Frameline and the filmmakers from Mucho Mucho Amor for a lively panel discussion abour their new documentary about Puerto Rican astrologer, psychic, and gender nonconforming legend Walter Mercado.

Parade (Short)

This rare film was thought lost for nearly 50 years. It is a remarkable record of San Francisco’s first officially city-permitted Gay Pride Parade in 1972: a brave, small, but festive procession starting in the heart of the Financial District. Experiencing the LGBTQ rights movement’s roots in street protest against police harassment couldn’t feel more timely.

Thanks to Hank — AIDS 2020

Thanks to Hank is the inspirational story of a true unsung hero of the gay liberation movement and the AIDS epidemic that followed—Hank Wilson. Unknown to many, but beloved by those whose lives he touched, Hank was the ultimate behind-the-scenes activist who, with uncompromising zeal and pathos, radically altered LGBTQ+ life and rights in the Bay Area—most notably for queer youth in the early days of AIDS.

This Is Not an AIDS Advertisement (Short) — AIDS 2020

From Isaac Julien, director of Looking for Langston and Young Soul Rebels, comes an impressionistic antidote to the passionless, guilt-ridden AIDS awareness campaign conducted in Great Britain in 1987. This is Not an AIDS Advertisement blends an imaginative video style with strong political messages.

Voices from the Front — AIDS 2020

First feature-length documentary on AIDS activism in America. Features preminent activist Vito Russo and others.

We Are Dad — AIDS 2020

We Are Dad follows the lives of one family: two white gay pediatric nurses and their five foster children—it’s a family with an abundance of both love and complications. Four of the children have AIDS; three of the youngsters are African American; and two came from a backwater cult in Oregon. Their compelling story unfolds amid the country’s hotly debated issue of LGBTQ adoption at the turn of the 21st century.