Frameline30, the 30th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with Frameline30, 11 days of the best queer cinema from home and abroad. Cinematic stories of love, lust, friends, family, good deeds and bad behavior span countries and communities, revealing a stunning diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aesthetics and experiences. Festival favorites such as Charles Busch, Margaret Cho and François Ozon return with new features, icons such as Tony Kushner and George Michael are profiled in hard-hitting documentaries, and there’ll be plenty of fun in boys’ and girls’ shorts.
Advance tickets go on sale May 26 at the Frameline30 ticket outlet located inside Superstar Satellite, 474 Castro Street (between Market and 18th). Ticket Outlet hours are 1:00 pm–8:00 pm daily beginning Friday, May 26 (for Frameline members) and Friday, June 2 (for general). Tickets also are available online (www.frameline.org/festival/30th), by phone (925.866.9559), and by fax (925.866.9597). Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10 general, $9 members; and $7 general, $6 members for screenings beginning at 5:00 pm or earlier. Castro Passes, good for admission to all screenings other than Opening Night and Closing Night, are available for $175. Daytime Matinee Passes, good for admission to all daytime screenings at the Castro Theatre on Friday, June 16 and Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 starting no later than 5pm, are available for $35. For more information, visit www.frameline.org/festival/30th.
Persistent Vision Queer Media Arts Conference, June 19-22
Frameline is pleased to present Persistent Vision 2006: Envisioning the Future of Queer Media Arts, a four-day conference at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center and the Victoria Theatre, June 19-22. Taking its cue from the hugely successful Persistent Vision 2001, the 2006 conference will be a time for LGBT media-makers, programmers, distributors and others to discuss the state of the field and to chart what lies ahead for LGBT media arts. With the success of Brokeback Mountain, The L Word and Transamerica having thrust the LGBT community into the mainstream, the time is ripe to ask ourselves: Where are we? Whose images are not being seen? What are our next challenges? Featured keynote speakers are: film critic and cultural theorist B. Ruby Rich, writer and TV host Keith Boykin, and writer/director John Cameron Mitchell. The entire conference agenda is available at www.pv2006.org, where you can also register! Conference fees are $200 regular, $150 student. Questions? Feel free to email conference coordinators Matt Florence and Meg Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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