Frameline Festival Picks in San Francisco this weekend

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Here are 5 Films you should really check out at Frameline this weekend in San Francisco. 

“Gayby” 

Directed by Jonathan Lisecki

Screening Saturday June 16, 7:00PM at the Castro Theatre.

The laughs are plenty when straight girl, Jenn, and her gay best friend, Matt, decide to have a baby “the old fashioned way” in Jonathan Lisecki’s irreverent romantic comedy “Gayby.”. 

“Call Me Kuchu” 

Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall, 

Screening Tuesday June 19, 7:30PM at the Castro Theatre

The first openly gay man In Uganda, activist David Kato boldly fights homophobia and a new bill that would make homosexuality punishable by death. It’s a remarkable portrait of courage, an inspiring and uplifting final testimony of a true David fighting a vociferous Goliath.

“Keep The Lights On” 

Directed by Ira Sachs

Wednesday June 20, 6:30PM Castro Theatre 

Ira Sachs’s ambitious and intense depiction of the fraught relationship between a literary lawyer with substance abuse issues and a documentary filmmaker is one of the most honest and moving films in years. Through an autobiographical prism, the film refracts powerfully to convey a larger and revelatory lesson about the secrets people keep.  

“Sassy Pants” 

Directed by Coley Sohn

Friday June 22, 7:00PM Castro Theatre 

A biting coming of age, inter-generational comedy, Sassy Pants follows recent homeschool grad Bethany Pruitt as she struggles to break free from her smothering mom with minimal help from her deadbeat gay dad to realize her dream of attending fashion school in San Francisco. 

“Cloudburst” 

Directed by Thom Fitzgerald 

Closing the Festival Sunday June 24, 7:30PM at the Castro Theatre.

Stella and Dot (Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, respectively), a lesbian couple who have been together for thirty years, break out of a nursing home and run for the border to get married. Olympia Dukakis steals the show as Stella is a drinking, swearing, cowboy hat-wearing , truck-driving spitfire with a ribald sense of humor, and a fast temper. 

Follow the links to find out more about each movie, and visit the festival’s homepage here

 

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