Frameline film review: The Campaign

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Directed by Christine Herring, The Campaign details the days before Prop 8 was approved as activists and volunteers fought the hard battle over traditional marriage critics on the streets of San Francisco. 

The battle for marriage equality elicits deep emotion as the movie displays the struggles the community faced during the AIDS scare of the 80s. The documentary’s ending is heartbreaking knowing that we lost that particular battle. Regretfully, passing five years ago, Prop 8 shook the community to its core, yet, ignited a new sense of activism in the youth. 

The Campaign will be showing at this year’s Frameline Festival in San Francisco. Click here for ticket and viewing information. 

Celebrating its 37th year, Frameline has showcased the best of LGBT films ranging from international, mainstream, and independent arenas. As the oldest LGBT film history festival dating back to 1977, their mission has always been “to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video and other media arts.”

Set during LGBT Pride month, it’s the most attended LGBT arts event in San Francisco with more than 80,000 viewers. This year, the festival will run from June 20 to 30.

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