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Frameline's Film Fest's Fab 46th

Frameline's Film Fest's Fab 46th

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 7, 2022

Frameline is returning to its fullest in-person programming since its pre-pandemic 2019 festival. For its 46th incarnation from June 16-30, Frameline will be presenting 132 films including 46 feature narrative titles, 30 documentaries, and more.

'The Sound Inside' - MTC's Own Private Metaverse

'The Sound Inside' - MTC's Own Private Metaverse

THEATRE | Jun 7, 2022

Adam Rapp's "The Sound Inside," making its West Coast premiere in a polished Marin Theatre Company production, is shaggy dog-meta; a mind-bending piece about a novelist writing a novel.

Must-See Summer Films of 2022

Must-See Summer Films of 2022

NEWS | By Laura Moreno | Jun 7, 2022

Summer is the perfect time to curl up indoors away from the sweltering heat and take in some great new films. Here are a few LGBTQ films that may not be on your gaydar.

Planet Queer: Bertrand Mandico's 'After Blue (Dirty Paradise)'

Planet Queer: Bertrand Mandico's 'After Blue (Dirty Paradise)'

MOVIES | By Brandon Judell | Jun 7, 2022

Imagine Hieronymus Bosch as a lesbian filmmaker on acid: French director Bertrand Mandico's intention is to realize his celluloid philosophy in a spectacularly visual sci-fi/surrealist-western.

Summer Books Roundup, Part 1

Summer Books Roundup, Part 1

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jun 7, 2022

Summer is alive with new books on or about queerness from a kaleidoscopically-diverse array of LGBTQ subjects and authors. Here's Part One of a three-part sampling.

'Baloney' - Gay Burlesque Show's Revealing Documentary

'Baloney' - Gay Burlesque Show's Revealing Documentary

MOVIES | By Cornelius Washington | Jun 7, 2022

Combining social commentary with saucy sexy strip sketches, SF Baloney has received the documentary treatment from auteur Joshua Guerci. The 75-minute film is now viewable online.

Fresh Meat Festival's Online

Fresh Meat Festival's Online

MUSIC | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 6, 2022

The most inclusive showcase of trans, queer, disabled and gender-nonconforming artists is this year online June 16-19, with five programs of recorded performances in music, dance, performance and other genres. Also, it's free!

Rinabeth Apostol's Take Two: the Luck and Logistics of Back-to-Back Roles

Rinabeth Apostol's Take Two: the Luck and Logistics of Back-to-Back Roles

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 3, 2022

On May 8, Rinabeth Apostol will take her last bow as Alison Bechdel in the 42nd Street Moon production of the Tony-winning musical "Fun Home." Just three nights later, she'll be on stage at the Magic Theatre in "Monument, or Four Sisters (A Sloth Play)."

Going Out, Homing's In, June 3-10, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, June 3-10, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 2, 2022

Arts, nightlife and community events continue to become more rainbow-licious at June's Pride Month gets underway. Check out Going Out, Homing's In's spectrum of listings.

Going Viral: Microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

Going Viral: Microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

BOOKS | By Mark William Norby | Jun 1, 2022

Joseph Osmundson's new book establishes itself as a unique and singular archive of COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, queer theory, sociopolitical criticism, and a record of the viruses that are present in our guts, on our skin, and in our blood.

'Fire Island' Fun: Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster on Their Idyllic Summer Getaway

'Fire Island' Fun: Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster on Their Idyllic Summer Getaway

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | May 31, 2022

Writer/star Joel Kim Booster and director Andrew Ahn talk about "Fire Island," a multicultural gay rom-com set in iconic enclave The Pines.

Jack Fritscher's 'Profiles in Gay Courage'

Jack Fritscher's 'Profiles in Gay Courage'

BOOKS | By Hank Trout | May 31, 2022

Jack Fritscher's newest book, "Profiles in Gay Courage: Leatherfolk, Arts, and Ideas, Essays and Interviews," is an illustrated collection of thirteen essays celebrating "authentic leatherfolk founders, icons, and superstars" in our recent history.

Reynaldo Hahn's Piano Music; also Near and Faure

Reynaldo Hahn's Piano Music; also Near and Faure

MUSIC | By Tim Pfaff | May 31, 2022

Reynado Hahn, the boyfriend of writer Marcel Proust, gets a new recording of his "Poemes & Valses" performed by Pavel Kolesnikov, Also reviewed: Gabriel Faure's "Complete Songs," performed by tenor Cyrille Dubois and pianist Tristan Raes.

America is a Gun: The Lavender Tube on Uvalde's Atrocities

America is a Gun: The Lavender Tube on Uvalde's Atrocities

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 31, 2022

At the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, parents had to find and identify the bodies of their 8, 9, 10 and 11-year-old children; little kid bodies that had been decimated by an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

Murderous Mystery in 'The Staircase'

Murderous Mystery in 'The Staircase'

TELEVISION | By Brian Bromberger | May 31, 2022

Innocent or guilty? The Michael Peterson case has been given two documentary treatments, and now a compelling dramatic mini-series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette on HBO MAX.

Going Out, Homing's In, May 27-June 3, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, May 27-June 3, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 26, 2022

Get your rainbow infusion as June arrives, with arts, nightlife and community events becoming even more LGBT and Q this month.

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

FINE ARTS | By Brian Bromberger | May 24, 2022

By explaining the lives of Irish LGBTQ people abroad and contributions of those who returned, "Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora," now at the GLBTHS Museum, can help us understand how Ireland became such a welcoming place for Irish queer folk.

SF DocFest 21's Queer Winners You Won't Want to Miss

SF DocFest 21's Queer Winners You Won't Want to Miss

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | May 24, 2022

The 21st San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) is returning from June 1-12 and will involve a hybrid presentation of virtual screenings and live presentations, shown at the Roxie Theater. Most of the latter will also include in-person Q&As.

The Cockettes: Glamour Hippies - Iconic Drag Troupe Returns for a New Show

The Cockettes: Glamour Hippies - Iconic Drag Troupe Returns for a New Show

THEATRE | By Christopher J. Beale | May 24, 2022

The Cockettes were only around for a few years, beginning in 1969, but left a fabulous legacy in their wake. A new show at Oasis revives their drag fabulism, with some original troupe members, including composer Scrumbly Koldewyn.

Jeremy Denk's Music and Memoir

Jeremy Denk's Music and Memoir

BOOKS | By Timothy Pfaff | May 24, 2022

In his new memoir, acclaimed classical pianist Jeremy Denk unveils his personal story, and on a new Nonesuch CD, he masterfully plays Mozart Piano Concertos.

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