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.
It's not even June yet, but our inbox has already been flooded with a barrage of Pride-related products, movies and TV shows. Take a look at trailers for two gay movies and a new reboot of a classic series.
'Downton Abbey' never pretends to be anything more than what it is, a romanticized frothy soap opera fantasy with expensive china that will warm you like a well-worn angora sweater. The sequel adds a movie crew and a French villa gifted to Lady Grantham.
Could there be an Emmy Award in Margaret Cho's future? In Hulu's "Fire Island," as well as on HBO Max's "The Flight Attendant," Cho's uncharacteristic restraint gives her queer characters, an admirable depth and humanity. She's also resumed stand-up gigs.
The muddled mess that is "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" piles on an endless array of special effects which, dazzling though they are, function to distract from the fact that there's no there there.
Writer/director Danielle Lessovitz's "Port Authority" takes a present-day approach to New York's queer vogue balls and urban life, seen through the eyes of a newbie to the Big Apple.
Co-written by gay life -and creative- partners Roshan Sethi and Karan Soni, "7 Days" brings Rabi and Rita together for a possible arranged marriage, only to have the couple trapped together at the first COVID outbreak.
Step aside, Dawn Davenport. There's a new bitch in town and she means business. Her name is Marsha "Liarmouth" Sprinkle, and she dominates all the depravity in filthy filmmaker and bestselling author John Waters' debut novel, "Liarmouth."
'Anaïs in Love's running joke is that Anaïs is always running late; running to appointments to parties to school to family functions, rarely breaking a sweat. It's one of several overplayed odd moments in this abruptly lesbian-themed film.
Michelle Yeoh stars in the mind-blowing "Everything Everywhere All At Once" a hallucinogenic action-packed multiverse journey involving family drama, coming out, martial arts, piles of receipts, a laundromat, a fanny pack, butt plugs, and a raccoon.
When "Firebird" screened at last year's Frameline Festival in the just re-opened Castro Theatre, it received a deserved standing ovation from the nearly full house. The Russian love story's back and screening locally and internationally.
On May 6 and 7 the Spark Arts gallery in the Castro will host a pop art show and a staged reading which will serve as a fundraiser for "We Just Want to Be," an upcoming feature-length documentary that will underscore the violence of conversion therapy.
Film fans, film stars, directors and producers gathered for opening night of the 65th annual San Francisco international Film Festival on April 21 at the Castro Theatre for a screening of Jamie Sisley's "Stay Awake," with "This Is Us" star Chrissie Metz.