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Last Chance to Save on Castro Passes
William E. Jones' Tearoom
Frameline at The Center: Black Voices of Queer Cinema
Action Alert: Save Funding for the Arts
Blog & Resources
festivalpassesCastro Passes on Sale through March!
Frameline Members receive a
$25 discount on Castro Pass purchases through March 31!

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Castro Passes, good for admission to all Castro Theatre screenings, excluding Opening Night and Closing Night are available to members-only until June 1.    

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memberspotlightFrameline Member Spotlight

Ann Mei Chang  


Mitch Altman 

There are some pretty amazing people that make up our big queer Frameline family, and we want to shine a spotlight on those folks that keep Frameline running day-in and day-out.  Interested in becoming a member? 
Join now!  Interested in being featured?  Email us!

Here are some snippets from Ann Mei's interview: 

In one sentence, what does Frameline mean to you?

Fun and moving stories about gay and lesbian people from around the world.


What do you look forward to in the Festival and what keeps you coming back?

I love the unexpected delights and diversity of the films along with all the energy and excitement of the crowd. It's also a great time to reconnect with old friends.


If, for one day, you could meet one character from queer film history, who would it be and why?

Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon in their early years from No Secret Anymore. Would love to step back in history and see how our movement started.

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Frameline E-News
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Dear Frameline Friends,

Last week's Frameline at The Center presentation of Black Voices of Queer Cinema: Celebration. Struggle. Realness. was a huge success!  We had a great program of short films, a wonderfully illuminating panel discussion, and of course, the best audience around.  See below for photos from the event.  Frameline at The Center will be on hiatus until after this year's festival, but definitely stay tuned because we've got more great programs planned!

Responses are already pouring in for our new Member Spotlight feature and we really just can't wait to keep sharing stories from all of the fabulous folks that make up the Frameline family!  Want to be part of the fun?  Join now!  Also, don't forget that Frameline Members get a special discount on Castro Passes through the end of the month!

We're also thrilled to announce that Xavier Dolan's latest film Heartbeats opens in Bay Area theaters this weekend.  You may remember this young director from last year's hit I Killed My Mother, and this darkly romantic comedy is a fantastic follow-up.

Lastly, we're looking for a few great people to join our festival team for paid positions and unpaid internships.  Interested?  See below for details!

See you at the movies,

framelineatthecenterPhotos!  Photos!  Photos!

Black Voices of Queer Cinema


Last Thursday, Frameline was thrilled to host a Black Voices of Queer Cinema shorts program, as part of our popular (and free!) Frameline at The Center series.  We were blessed to show works by Marlon Riggs, Rikki Beadle Blair and Julian Breece (among others) and even more blessed to have Maurice Jamal, Dee Rees, Debra Wilson, Juba Kalamka and Fresh! White in the house for a great discussion!

Check out more great photos on our Flickr account:

 Dee Rees and Nekisa Cooper 

  Dee Rees and Nekisa Cooper, Director and Producer of Pariah


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Opening in Bay Area Theaters



Opens Friday at Landmark's Lumiere Theatre (San Francisco) and Shattuck Cinemas (Berkeley)



Part gleaming farce, part-tough-minded exploration of the inherent insanity of love and desire, Heartbeats centers on two close friends: Francis (Xavier Dolan) and Marie (Monia Chokri). At a dinner party one evening they meet Nicolas (Niels Schneider), a striking young man from the country who has just recently arrived in town. His boyish charm and classical good looks create an irresistible mystique that neither of the two friends can shake.     

The threesome begins to spend more and more time together. But the more intimate they get, the more remote and unattainable Nicolas becomes, sending Francis and Marie's comic obsession into overdrive.  And as their hunger for Nicolas' affections grow, the more their once cast-iron friendship begins to crack and shift to rivalry. 

Xavier Dolan's directorial follow-up to the acclaimed I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats is a study of the descent into poetically passionate love and the complexities of young human emotions.


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employmentNow Hiring

Festival Jobs & Internships  


Frameline seeks a paid Print Traffic Assistant as well as several unpaid interns for Frameline35!  Internships offer excellent exposure to the operational, programmatic, and public relations processes of a top-ranked film festival and students can arrange to receive coursework credit for their internships.


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Premier Sponsor 

Charles Schwab 

Frameline35 is honored to welcome back Charles Schwab & Co. as a Premier Festival Partner in 2011.  Charles Schwab & Co., a San Francisco company, is proud to support both its LGBT diverse workplace and the wider LGBT cultural community.  Show your support for Frameline's partners and Talk to Chuck at one of Schwab's 24 Bay Area Branches.


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