Film: FRAMELINE45 FILM FESTIVAL (Pride Night and more)

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by Jim Allen on May 15, 2021

in Film,Theater-San Francisco / Bay Area


Frameline—the world’s longest–running and largest showcase of queer cinema—returns this year with Frameline45: The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, running June 10–27, 2021. Slated to be the most attended and longest festival in Frameline history, this year’s offerings will include a mix of in–person and virtual offerings—with the first week presenting only outdoor and drive-in events, and the last 11 days bringing the biggest lineup of new and virtually-accessible LGBTQ+ films in the world directly to your home. Virtual programming will be available to ticket buyers nationwide. And last year’s line-up was the best of 10 festivals I attended. A complete lineup of events, including a schedule of screenings, will be announced at a later date. Passes are on sale now at Frameline. Individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 25.

This is the first time Frameline will offer a Festival Streaming Pass, which gives ticket buyers the opportunity to unlock all virtual festival content, including over 50 film screenings, live and pre-recorded intros, thought-provoking Q&As and panels, “In Conversation” with community and celebrity personalities, and other unique programming.

Frameline45 and SF Pride present Movie Night at Oracle Park, a socially-distanced and ticketed event at the home of the SF Giants. On Friday, June 11, audiences will be treated to director Jon M. Chu’s long-awaited film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights. Lights up on Washington Heights… The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life. In the Heights fuses Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world that is very much of its place, but universal in its experience. For tickets, visit Pride Night. A soon-to-be-announced second feature film will take place on Saturday, June 12.

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