Frameline43 Big 12 Films Announced

Apr 30, 2019

Isabella Rossellini and Elizabeth Debicki in a scene from Frameline43 Opening Night Film, VITA & VIRGINIA

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Frameline43 announces pre-sale of first 12 films, including Opening Night, Closing Night, and Centerpiece Titles 

Frameline, the world's longest-running and largest showcase of queer cinema, is pleased to announce its first slate of high-profile programs and pre-sales-including Opening Night feature VITA & VIRGINIA, Closing Night feature GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH, and Centerpiece selections including the World Premiere of SID & JUDY for Frameline43: San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, which takes place June 20-30, 2019 in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland.

The complete Frameline43 program will be unveiled Tuesday, May 21. 

"Frameline is thrilled to return for our 43rd year, serving as a platform for the world's finest in LGBTQ+ content. I'm always invigorated by the film artists who present a fresh slate of astounding storytelling each year that continues to educate and inspire us all," says Frameline Executive Director Frances Wallace. "People question the place of film festivals in a now media-saturated culture, but the Festival is about communities: bringing everyone together to celebrate and expand our knowledge of the world around us, as well as ourselves. Frameline's Festival attendance increased in 2018, and we predict a continued expansion of our audience this year. The LGBTQ+ world has never been quiet; they show up in droves, stomp their feet, and cheer. Frameline43's outstanding program will continue to demonstrate that there will always be queer film to stomp about!" 

Paul Struthers, Frameline's Director of Exhibition & Programming, selected 12 films to announce early and begin pre-sales to Frameline Members and the public. "Alongside the exceptional Frameline Programming team, we have curated a Festival that really has films about and for all of the LGBTQ+ communities," Struthers says. "These twelve features offer a perfect appetizer for what Frameline43 has in store. We will be screening over 170 stories from all over the world, including award-winning titles, exciting world premieres, and some very special presentations..." 

For more information about all the Big 12 films, and to purchase tickets, see our Frameline43 Presale page.