In November of 2021 Frameline brought an exciting collection of films to the Castro Theatre under the title, Frameline Fall Showcase. Although everyone loved the recent June festival, Frameline45, the majority of that festival was virtual due to Coronavirus restrictions. Frameline wanted to dust off the Castro Theatre and celebrate seeing movies inside on the big screen.
Frameline45 was followed in October by the annual Frameline Fangs program (more) and a Fall Showcase at the Castro Theatre featuring the world premiere of Frameline's 4K restoration of Milton Moron's Tricia's Wedding, Jesse Moss' Mayor Pete, Jacques Audiard's Paris, 13th District, and Julian Buchan and John Onieal's Bridesman.
Frameline had recently restored Tricia's Wedding for its 50th anniversary, with help from Outfest UCLA Legacy Project and facilitated by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Frameline opened the Showcase with a special Restoration Premiere screening featuring many of the original Cockettes on stage in a conversation moderated by David Weissman.
Tricia's Wedding is available to view online and for cinema bookings via Frameline Distribution. Click herefor more information.
Also included in the Showcase are a range of films from the 2021 Frameline Fangs collection, which were presented online, or at the Roxie Theatre, in advance of Halloween.
Frameline Showcase 2021 Films
In this taut, claustrophobic chiller, co-writer/director Emily Bennett plays Charlie, a pretty, up-and-coming makeup artist preparing her two-story Brooklyn apartment with flowers and romantic notes for the long-awaited return of her girlfriend Simone (Orange Is the New Black’s Emma Myles).
Two of France’s hottest talents — director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) and co-writer Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) — deliver a vibrant, erotic snapshot of 21st century romance, through the intersecting lives of sexually fluid Parisians Émilie, Camille, Nora, and Amber.
In a brand new 4K remaster commissioned by Frameline and the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project and facilitated by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, this landmark of queer cinema finds the world-famous Cockettes’ irreverent reenacting the star-studded wedding of First Daughter Tricia Nixon.
Thrillingly unpredictable and diabolically entertaining, We Need to Do Something churns a savage potion of teen lesbian witchcraft, apocalyptic nightmares, and dysfunctional family drama, in its cauldron. When Melissa and her family get trapped during a torrential storm, family tension collides with paranoia and fear when it appears something more sinister might be lurking.