'Elemental', 'Bottoms', 'Chasing Chasing Amy' and 'Our Son' in Frameline's 2023 Festival Lineup

‘Elemental’, ‘Bottoms’, ‘Chasing Chasing Amy’ and ‘Our Son’ in Frameline’s 2023 Festival Lineup

Frameline’s 2023 festival lineup includes Pixar’s new film Elementarywith Ayo Debiri and Rachel Sennott Fundsa projection of Hunting for Amy and its new reflective document, Chasing chasing Amy, and those led by Billy Porter and Luke Evans Our son.

The 47th San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival will be held June 14-24 and will present 90 feature and short film screenings over 11 days before offering a virtual encore between June 24 and July 2. This includes 12 World Screenings, 16 North American and nine US Premieres, with the opening night film FairylandAndrew Durham’s adaptation of Alysia Abbott’s memoir, with an in-person appearance from producer Sofia Coppola.

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“There’s nothing like seeing a great film in the cinema – sharing an experience at the same time with friends and strangers alike,” said James Woolley, executive director of Frameline. “Despite the challenges that have reshaped cinema, this year we are proud to present Northern California’s largest film festival. It says so much about the power and resilience of art and the queer community, as well as the urgent need for it.

Other notable screenings at this year’s festival include a free all-ages matinee for Pixar’s latest film, Elementary, which will be released in US theaters on June 16th. High school queer comedy Funds – what stars The bearthere is written and Bodies Bodies Bodies‘ Sennott – is also scheduled to be screened at Frameline47, with Child ShivaEmma Seligman directs the film about two girls who start a school fight club.

There’s also the long-awaited YA big-screen adaptation Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe. Directed by Aitch Alberto, the story follows Aristotle and Dante, two Mexican American teenagers who explore through their burgeoning friendship their struggles with things like their racial identity and sexuality as they grow up in late 1980s Texas.

The Porter and Evans Guide Our son, which follows the lives of a gay married couple on the verge of divorce and facing a custody battle over their 8-year-old son, will screen following its debut at the Tribeca Film Fest. In the meantime, Theatrical camp, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and focuses on a group of camp staff who band together to save their theater camp after its owner ends up in a coma and his son “crypto bro” takes over. will be projected. Amy Sedaris and Ben Platt both star.

Many of the programming slate selections explore the past and present of queer cinema history and the collective history of LGBTQ+ and its legacy. This includes an unofficial double feature from Kevin Smith’s long debate Hunting for Amystarring Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams, along with Sav Rodgers’ personal look at the film’s complicated legacy and impact on his own life, Chasing Chasing Amy.

“Mating of Hunting for AmyKevin Smith’s 1997 cult classic, with the directorial debut of Sav Rodgers, Chasing Chasing Amyis a perfect encapsulation of not only this year’s festival, but what it means to be a queer filmmaker,” said Allegra Madsen, director of programming at Frameline. “How filmmakers – and all of us – address our problematic cultural past when it was both so formative and so harmful?For queer people, there is not always a roadmap to follow.We are charting our own paths and Frameline47 films explore that, regardless of genre.

Another couple from the festival stars Lea DeLaria, Tig Notaro, Kate Pierson, Peppermint and Ming-Na Wen Glitter and doom, a musical that traces a budding romance between a young musician and a spirited circus boy to the soundtrack of The Indigo Girls. Fans of the folk-rock duo can also view the Alexandria Bombach-directed documentary about the musicians, After all, it’s just lifeduring the 2023 holiday.

All of this will be screened alongside marquee screenings kora boradirected by Hannah Pearl is characterized Tricks actress Megan Stalter and Jordan Danger’s film Pride Kickoff God save the queensfeaturing drag icon Alaska, who will perform at the film’s after party at Oasis.

“Frameline47 wants to be eclectic. In the same way that there is no single queer or trans narrative, there is no single way LGBTQ+ cinema should look,” Madsen said. “Instead, we have a multitude of stories that we are so excited to share in June. “

This year’s Frameline festival will feature 47 screenings at the historic Castro Theater, along with The Roxie, CinemaSF’s Balboa Theater, 4-Star Theater, Vogue Theater and Oakland’s New Parkway Theater. The festival’s return to the East Bay will see opening night Oakland and Centerpiece films, along with a Centerpiece after party at Fluid510.

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