Frameline 34 LGBT International Film Festival begins next week! Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 60,000, Frameline is the most prominent and well-attended LGBT arts program in the Bay Area.
A wide array of films with LGBT queer Jewish directors, themes and subjects will of course be presented again this year and we have listed the films that we are excited to see ourselves below. The films we highlight include some that we are co-sponsoring with the Israeli Consulate of the Pacific Northwest. Of course, the professional and volunteer leadership of the LGBT Alliance includes folks with a very broad spectrum of views about all sorts of issues including various policies of the Israeli government. We unequivocally support the Israeli Consulate being an official co-sponsor of the Frameline Festival, as other consulates are.
Our Bay Area community is enriched by the inclusion of the films that LGBT queer identified folks are directing, producing and cosponsoring with Frameline each year. We encourage everyone to attend, enjoy and discuss civilly their perspectives.
Gay Days plays on Friday, June 25, 1:30 PM at the Castro Theatre. Filmmaker Yair Qedar captures this sudden, dramatic rise of the Israeli gay and lesbian community in this riveting and thorough documentary.
Playing on Tuesday, June 22, 9:30 PM at the Victoria Theatre, Eyes Wide Open is a taut tale of forbidden love by Director Haim Tabakman. Equal parts first-rate independent art cinema and fascinating anthropological study of a tightly-knit conservative community, the film sparks against the backdrop of an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem.
Deep Red plays on Thursday, June 24, 11:00 AM at the Castro Theatre Directed by Eddie Tapero living in Israel Gur and Yuval will stop at nothing to make enough money for a fresh start in Berlin. But as they approach their goal, their tension grows until an unexpected event causes Gur to question their plan.
Jewish Director, Zsa Zsa Gershick stars in Door Prize about the unique challenge for one individual to use the public restroom seen within the Fun in Girls’ Shorts on Saturday, June 19, 1:30 PM at the Castro Theatre.
The HIV Story Project, Directed and Produced by LGBT Alliance leader Marc Smolowitz, is a multi-platform story-telling endeavor around HIV/AIDS that endeavors to emerge as a digital AIDS Quilt for the 21st Century showing on Saturday, June 26, 4:15 PM Victoria Theatre
Howl by directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman present James Franco as the handsome young Gay, Jewish Allen Ginsberg shown on Sunday, June 27, 7:30 PM at the Castro Theatre