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Save the dates for Frameline42, June 14 - 24, 2018!
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Opening Night, Closing Night, Centerpiece Films, & Additional Highlights
The U.S. military is the nation's largest employer of transgender people. But now, the careers of some 15,000 transgender military personnel are in peril. This captivating documentary-fresh off its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival where it won the Audience Award-tells the inspiring stories of four transgender troops who are the visible front lines of America's fight for LGBTQ rights. The first feature film to receive funding from GLAAD Media Institute.
This film is a recipient of a Frameline Completion Fund grant.
Produced by the BBC, two connected love stories, set sixty years apart, explore the evolving challenges of gay life for men in England from the post-World War II era to the present day, in this well-crafted, sophisticated drama which stars Vanessa Redgrave, Julian Morris, Laura Carmichael, and Julian Sands. US Premiere.
Captured by four friends with smartphones, a camping trip deep in the South African wilderness takes a sharp turn toward the weird when they wake to discover they have switched bodies with one another, in this high-energy riff on sexuality, gender, and race. Don't miss this hit from the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals.
Famed and prolific choreographer Sims directs this bold, energetic documentary exploring "bucking," a dance subculture popular within the black LGBTQ community in the South, from its beginnings at historically black colleges and universities, through its evolution at underground clubs, and on to fierce competitions at large venues.
In Icelandic, English, and Guinea-Bissau Creole with English subtitles
Lara is a struggling single mom whose life unexpectedly collides with that of a female refugee in this intensely moving drama from Iceland. As the two women find themselves falling outside society's safety nets, they turn to one another to find a way out of their predicaments. Winner of the Best Director - World Cinema prize at Sundance.
With sly wit, Molly Shannon embodies poet Emily Dickinson as a driven writer, a target of obsessive envy, an ardent lover, and a woman who suffered no fools. This delightful account of creative passion and longing tells only the truth but tells it with an ingeniously subversive slant. Following its world premiere at SXSW, Wild Nights With Emily is the latest from Frameline alum Madeleine Olnek (The Foxy Merkins, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same).
Starring Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown), this vibrant biography dramatizes the life and legacy of visionary photographer and sexual outlaw Robert Mapplethorpe—from the early days of his friendship with Patti Smith to his success as an artist and provocateur and then to his ultimate struggle with AIDS. This film comes to Frameline following a premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Struggling to pay his rent, a shy, aspiring stand-up comedian teams up with his best friend—who moonlights as a dominatrix—in this hysterical, touching, and kinky new episodic. Bonding made its world premiere at the inaugural Cannes International Series Festival in April. Frameline's first ever Centerpiece Episodic.
In Japanese with English subtitles
With their Osaka law firm, openly gay life partners Fumi and Kazu blaze new trails, as they promote expanded human rights for outsiders suffering in Japan's strictly conformist society while building their own family. An award winner at both the Tokyo and Hong Kong International Film Festivals. US Premiere.
You've heard of Studio 54. But do you know what went on behind the velvet rope? Strap on your dancing shoes, feather your hair, and prepare to get down with this electrifying documentary, which premiered at Sundance, about the most famous disco of all time. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and photos as well as candid interviews with cofounder Ian Schrager.