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10 Frameline 2022 Queer Films To Transport You to Another Place
Frameline has just revealed the program for Frameline46 taking place June 16–26, 2022. The world’s largest LGBTQ+ film festival will feature over 125 films shown over the 11-day festival including narrative features, documentaries, episodics, and shorts programs. This year's theme is “The Coast is Queer.” Although the festival has returned to in-person showings at theatres throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the there will also be a streaming encore available to film fans in the U.S. that will replay about 75% of Frameline46’s film program.
Movies at this year's festival represent 30 countries. We're sharing 10 of our favorites that will transport viewers — as only film can — to another nation and culture.
Inspired by the filmmaker Marion Desseigne Ravel’s experience with young people in working-class neighborhoods in Paris, Besties follows Nedjma, a teen gang member who falls for Zina, from a rival gang.
Blitzed: The Story of The 80s Blitz Kids And How They Shaped The Decade And Beyond… time travels to London in 1979 where a club called The Blitz drew a crowd of outrageous teenagers, a mix of working class and artschool kids, they would come define the look, the sound, the style and attitude of the 1980s. The Soho equivalent of Studio 54 birthed Boy George, Spandau Ballet, Visage, Ultravox, Sade, and many more.
Emergence: Out of the Shadows explores the lives and barriers faced by gay and lesbian members of the South Asian community in Vancouver, Canada.
When a devastating earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico the emotional impact reverberates across the globe to Findland, where nonbinary youth mourn the death of Delirio, an elderly Muxe (a third gender recognized among the Zapotec people).
Fragrance of the First Flower
Set in Taiwan, Fragrance of the First Flower follows Yi-Ming, whose husband works out of town, as she reconnects with Ting-Ting, a girl she was intimate with in high school. With the Asian country legalizing same-sex marriage, can the two make a new start?
Jimmy in Saigon
Jimmy in Saigon is documentary about a gay American who returned to Vietnam after serving in the army. While the war still raged, he pursued a life, and love, he couldn’t at home. He died a year later. Fifty years later his brother explores Jimmy’s life in Saigon.
In Moneyboys, Fei, a hustler, navigates the cultural-clash between his rural village upbringing and a modern-day Chinese city life that supports his family back home, although they don’t support him.
Nathan Joe's Homecoming Poems
This experimental short captures poet Nathan Joe’s three poem meditation on home and homecoming, explores the space he finds himself pulled between Christchurch and Auckland and his queer identity and being Chinese-Kiwi.
Set in outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon, this film follows the co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East’s first all-female metal band, Sirens.
UYRA The Rising Forest
UYRA The Rising Forest documents the travels of Uýra, a trans-indigenous artist who confronts structural racism and transphobia in Brazil. Uýra’s journey of self-discovery takes us into the Amazon rainforest to connect with indigenous youth.