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Elemental, Aristotle and Dante on the 2023 Frameline Lineup – The Hollywood Reporter


The 2023 Frameline lineup includes the new Pixar movie racistStarring: Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott bottomsto examine Chasing Amy and its new reflection document, chase chase amy, and lead by Billy Porter and Luke Evans our son.

The 47th San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival takes place June 14-24 and will feature 90 screenings of features and short stories over 11 days before a virtual screening between June 24 and July 2. Premiere in the US with the opening night movie FairylandAndrew Durham’s adaptation of Alicia Abbott’s memoir, is set to appear personally from producer Sofia Coppola.

“There’s nothing quite like watching a great movie in a cinema — sharing an experience in the moment with friends and strangers alike,” Frameline executive director James Woolley said in a statement. “Despite the challenges that have reshaped the world of cinema, we are proud to present the largest film festival in Northern California this year. It speaks volumes about the power and resilience of the LGBT art and community, as well as the urgent need for it.”

Other major offerings at this year’s festival include a free all-ages screening of the latest Pixar movie, racist, It is scheduled to be released widely in US theaters on June 16 bottoms – Which stars The bearEdebiri and Bodies Bodies Bodies‘Sennott – is also slated to feature on Frameline47, with Shiva BabyEmma Seligman is directing the film about two girls who start a school fight club.

There’s also the long-awaited YA big screen adaptation of the Aristotle and Dante discovered the secrets of the universe. Directed by Aich Alberto, the story follows Aristotle and Dante, two Mexican-American teens who, through their blossoming friendship, explore their struggles with things like their racial identity and sexuality while growing up in the late 1980s in Texas.

Led by Porter and Evans our sonwhich follows the lives of a gay couple on the verge of divorce and facing a custody battle over their 8-year-old son, will premiere after the Tribeca Film Festival. while, Theater camp, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and centers on a group of camp staff who band together to save their camp theater after its owner ends up in a coma and her “crypto bro” son takes over. It stars Amy Sedaris and Ben Platt.

Several programming slate selections explore the past and present of queer cinema and LGBTQ+ collective history, as well as its legacy. This includes an unofficial double feature of Kevin Smith’s long debate Chasing Amystarring Ben Affleck and Joy Lauren Adams, alongside Savage Rodgers’ personal look at the film’s complex legacy and its impact on his private life, Chase Chase Amy.

“Pairing Chasing Amythe 1997 Kevin Smith cult classic, with Sav Rodgers’ directorial debut, Chase Chase Amy“, is the perfect embodiment not only of this year’s festival, but also of what it means to be an eccentric filmmaker,” Allegra Madsen, Director of Programming at Frameline, said in a statement. “How do filmmakers – and all of us – deal with our problematic cultural past when it was so formative and so destructive? For queer people, there isn’t always a roadmap to follow. We chart our own paths, and Frameline47’s films explore this, no matter the genre.”

Another festival is Lea DeLaria, Tig Notaro, Kate Pierson, Peppermint, Ming-Na Wen-starrer Glitter and Doom, a musical that traces the budding romance between a young musician and a spirited circus kid to the soundtrack to The Indigo Girls. Fans of the folk rock duo can watch Alexandria Baumbach’s documentary about the musicians, It is only life after allduring the 2023 festival.

All of this will be checked along with the marquee displays Kora BoraDirected by Hana Piarl It is distinguished Hacks Actor Megan Stalter, and Jordan Danger’s Pride Kickoff God save the queenswhich features the Alaskan drag icon, who will be performing during the movie’s after party at Oasis.

“Frameline47 is meant to be eclectic. In the same way, there is no one story or one-liners, there is no one way LGBTQ+ cinema should look,” Madsen said. Instead, we have many more stories we’ll be excited to share in June.

This year’s Frameline Festival will feature 47 performances at the historic Castro Theatre, along with The Roxy, CinemaSF’s Balboa Theater, 4-Star Theatre, Vogue Theater and New Parkway Theater in Oakland. The festival’s return to the East Bay will see Auckland’s first-ever opening night film and Centerpiece Films, along with a centerpiece after-party at Fluid510.

The full Frameline47 lineup can be found here.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.