Welcome to Frameline Play
Apr 14, 2020
Here at Frameline, our 44-year-long mission to connect you - and uplift the world - through the power of queer film seems stronger and even more necessary in these isolated times. In response to the coronavirus lockdown, we're making it easy for you to enjoy our year-round programs at home. Welcome to Frameline Play: your doorway to a universe of LGBTQ+ stories that help you feel connected again to one another, and to the artists we support.
(Spooners, Fun in Boys Shorts)
Frameline Presents: Fun In Boys Shorts
Every June, a packed house fills the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco for a raucous showcase of the finest in short gay men's films. The misadventures of the gay experience come to life in this variety of award-winning shorts, from awkward threesomes to dubious dating etiquette to the trials and tribulations of shopping excursions. Settle into your finest boxers and enjoy brief films with Frameline Presents: Fun in Boys Shorts.
Frameline Youth In Motion
For nearly a decade Frameline Voices has provided a platform to connect and amplify stories of underrepresented perspectives to a global audience and houses an archive of hidden gems free to watch on Youtube.
A coming-of-age story about Jack, a 16-year old Iranian boy growing up in 1989 Los Angeles. With the 1979 Iranian Revolution a distant memory, the AIDS movement as a backdrop, and a haunting score by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Jack learns how to stage his own much smaller revolution within the confines of his traditional family.
Frameline Completion Fund
For over a quarter century, The Frameline Completion Fund has awarded $565,000 to 163 projects. The Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works.
Call Her Ganda
A 2017 recipient of the Frameline Completion Fund, Call Her Ganda calls for justice-for Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman who was brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine. Three women intimately invested in the case - an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer's mother (Julita "Nanay" Laude) - galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.
Available now on: Amazon Prime & Apple TV
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Ruby Rose co-stars alongside Christina Ricci in this drama following an American teacher who develops a friendship with a sixteen-year-old Aboriginal Australian boy during the 2004 Redfern riots. This film is available to stream for free on Prime.
Available for free on TUBI
Also included with Amazon Prime