Frameline Distribution on Comcast XFINITY LGBTQ Film & TV Collection
May 8, 2017
Frameline Distribution is proud to announce the release of 15 titles on the Comcast XFINITY LGBTQ Film & TV Collection, including two feature-length films and 13 short films. Here in the Bay Area, the buzz is mounting for Frameline's upcoming 11-day Festival (June 15-25), featuring over 100 programs exhibited across San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. But it is through the Frameline Distribution partnership with Comcast XFINITY that LGBTQ community members outside the Bay Area, from North Dakota to West Virginia, will see the best in LGBTQ cinema.
Frameline Distribution has been distributing LGBTQ films for over 35 years, with an emphasis on those most underserved by mainstream media-youth, elders, people of color, and transgender and gender expansive people. This collection, available to all XFINITY TV subscribers through XFINITY On Demand or at xfinity.com/lgbtq, fulfills just this promise to the community through an emphasis on social justice documentaries about queer and trans people of color (QTPOC), short films emphasizing youth experiences, and others in the community who are marginalized.
In Marco Castro-Bojorquez's award winning feature-length documentary El Canto del Colibrí, (made in participation with Somos Familia and BAYCAT), Latino immigrant fathers explain their acceptance of their LGBTQ children, delving into issues of prejudice, isolation, and religious and cultural beliefs. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
In the second feature length film, Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, A Detroit Story, director dream Hampton examines racism, transphobia, the exploitation of sex workers, classism, and the continued criminalization of black bodies while painting a portrait of one transwoman of color who died violently in 2011.
The 13 shorts in the collection primarily feature youth exploring intersectional identities between race and culture and gender identity/sexual orientation, as well as other titles addressing bullying, ableism, family acceptance, and other issues.
Films will be available to all XFINITY TV subscribers through XFINITY On Demand or at xfinity.com/lgbtq through the end of 2017. The Comcast XFINITY LGBTQ Film & TV Collection features more than just Frameline Distribution titles; it is a large, community-curated collection of movies and shows featuring unapologetically LGBTQ characters and storylines.
Feature Length Films Available:
El Canto Del Colibri, directed by Marco Castro-Bojorquez
Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, A Detroit Story, directed by dream hampton
Short Films Available:
Alaska is a Drag (2012), directed by Shaz Bennett
Alzheimer's: A Love Story, directed by Gabe Schimmel, Monica Petruzzelli
Gaysians, directed by Vicky Du
Genderfeak, directed by Rebecca Louisell
Monica's Story, directed by Glenn Holsten
Passing, directed by J. Mitchel Reed, Lucah Rosenberg-Lee
A Place in the Middle, directed by Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Teens Like Phil, directed by Dominic Haxton, David Rosler
The Infamous T, directed by Melissa Koch
The Paper Mirror, directed by Charissa King-O'Brien
Tomgirl, directed by Jeremy Asher Lynch
Unanimated (Desanimado), directed by Emilio Marti Lopez
Yeah Kowalski!, directed by Evan Roberts.