The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is proud to partner with Frameline47 in the presentation of two films, selected from the over 100 films that are part of this 10-day, two-city festival. Our films are these:
Sunday 06/18 @ 6:00pm, Roxie Theater
Dir. Suyoshi Shoji 2023 (in Japanese)
With colorful imagery that mixes the surreal with the erotic, Old Narcissus brings together two men at vastly different turning points: elderly children’s book author Yamazaki and perpetually bored twentysomething sex worker Leo. They accompany each other on a surprising journey, where the complicated history of queer rights in Japan serves as backdrop for an intergenerational tale of gay life and cultural taboos.
See it at the Roxie Theater Sunday 06/18 @ 6:00pm,
or in the Frameline Digital Screening Room, June 24 – July 2
Discount Code: E78MR62
(Argentina | France | Brazil | Mexico),
Monday 06/19 @ 9:45pm, Roxie Theater
Dir. Manuel Abramovich 2022
(in Spanish & English)
Lalo decides to audition for an adult movie to make some money and escape the tedium of his factory job. With his striking face and dark mustache, he quickly finds himself cast as Zapata in an overheated porno retelling of the Mexican Revolution. But Lalo’s rising star as an explicit performer does not tame his loneliness. Director Manuel Abramovich slyly blends fiction and documentary in this artful, alluring portrait of sex in the age of OnlyFans.
This year’s festival theme is SEE & BE SCENE, and features over 100 queer films, shown June 14-24 t at the Castro Theatre, the Roxie, the New Parkway Theatre in Oakland), the 4-Star, the Vogue, and the Balboa Theater, with streaming encores June 24 – July 2.
Frameline’s mission is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. As a media arts nonprofit, Frameline’s programs connect filmmakers and audiences in the Bay Area and around the world.