How does this happen? Each year Frameline jumps into the middle of the best month of the year with some of the hotest and most incredible films and on the day of the opening night I am hustling to buy tickets before everything sells out. As I need to be organized about which films to see, I created a list. Some of the films I am opting to see this year are made by Jewish LGBT local leaders and friends and some of the films I am opting to see are simply themed around the complexity of queer Jewish identities.
So if you are like me and you want to attend at least a few of the 200+ films at the the oldest and largest GLBT Film Festival in the world, we need to get on it and purchase our tickets today. So, just in case you want a cheat sheet to Frameline, here is mine…
Films based in Jewish Identity
- The Queen Has No Crown – Israel, 2011, 85 Min. with an ASL Assisted Intro & Q&A with Tomer Heymann on Saturday, June 18, 6:30 PM at the Roxie Theater
- Christopher and His Kind – USA, 2010, 90 Min. shown as the Gala Closing Night Screening Sunday, June 26, 7:30 PM shown at the Castro Theatre followed by the Closing Night Party at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
- 30 is the new 12 – USA, 2010, 30 min. shown on Friday, June 24, 9:30 PM at the Roxie Theater featured within Girl Scouting
- A Word – Israel, 2010, 19 min. shown on Saturday, June 25, 1:15 PM at the Castro Theatre featured withinWorldly Affairs
- Splitting Hares – San Francisco & Israel, 2011, 6 Min. shown on Wednesday, June 22, 9:30 PM at the Roxie Theater within Fluidity – Bisexual Shorts
- The Time In Between – Norway, 2009, 24 Minute Running Time shown on Thursday, June 23, 9:30 PM at the Roxie Theater within She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
- Celebrating the Life of Del Martin – San Francisco, 2011, 57 Min. Directed by Debra Chasnoff. Shown on Friday, June 17, 11:30 AM at the Castro Theatre.
- Blink – San Francisco, 2010, 8 Min. directed by Yoni Klein and Alka Joshi. Shown on Tuesday, June 21, 1:30 PM at the Castro Theatre within The Grove.
- The Grove – San Francisco, 2011 62 Min. Directed and Produced by Andy Abrahams Wilson. Shown on Tuesday, June 21, 1:30 PM at the Castro Theatre
- Still Around –San Francisco, 2011, 85 Min. a feature length compilation of 15 short films produced by Marc Smolowitz. Shown on Friday, June 24, 1:15 PM at the Castro Theatre.
- Gillian– San Francisco, 2010, 11 Min. Directed by Martin Rawlings-Fein. Shown on Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 PM at the Victoria Theatre within Transtastic!
- Spiral Transition – San Francisco, 2010, 6 min. Directed by Ewan Duarte. Shown on Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 PM at the Victoria Theatre within Transtastic!
- Genderbusters – San Francisco, 2010, 6 min. Directed by Sam Berliner. Shown twice! Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 PM at the Victoria Theatre within Transtastic! and Friday, June 24, 4:00 PM at the Castro Theatre within Dyke Delights.
- Perception – San Francisco, 2010, 2 min. Directed by Sam Berliner. Shown on Thursday, June 23, 11:00 AM at the Castro Theatre within Queertoons.
- We Who Are Sexy: The Whirlwind History of Transgender Images in Cinema – Live on-stage conversation and film clip presentation, 90 min. with film historians Jenni Olson and Susan Stryker on Sunday, June 19, 2:00 PM at the Victoria Theatre.
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