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Free Saturdays with Frameline Distribution

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Free Saturdays at the de Young museum

Photo courtesy of Frameline Distribution

Koret Auditorium

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city’s museums. As part of our initiative to welcome all San Francisco residents to the museums free on Saturdays, we provide free unique museum experiences celebrating the city we love.

Celebrate San Francisco Pride month kicking off June 2019! San Francisco is world renowned for our Pride Celebration and parade. It is the largest gathering of the LGBTQ community and allies in the nation. We celebrate the commemoration of LGBTQ heritage and highlight our city’s impact on LGBTQ history, culture, and liberation.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Frameline Distribution present a series of short films that introduce a diverse range of LGBTQ+ youth and families. Meet musicians and dance troupes, experience classmate crushes and school dances, and tackle complex issues such as bullying, racism, and more.

Frameline43, San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, takes place June 20–30, 2019. Spanning five Bay Area venues, Frameline43 celebrates the spectrum and intersection of identities that comprise LGBTQ+ communities worldwide. Join filmmakers and festivalgoers alike at the biggest showcase of queer media on the planet. 

See below for descriptions of individual short films. Content Advisory: some films contain adult language and depictions of violence. 

 

YEAH, KOWALSKI!
(Dir. Evan Roberts, 10 min., 2012, USA)
A thirteen-year-old late bloomer goes to great lengths to impress his classmate crush, Shane, in this comedic tale.

THE INFAMOUS T
(Dir. Melissa Koch, 30 min., 2013, USA) 
The Infamous T examines an intimate year in the life of Jonathon, a young gay man finding himself while living at the intersection of queer and black identities and struggling with a lifetime of homelessness.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW? SIX TO TWELVE YEAR OLDS TALK ABOUT GAYS AND LESBIANS
(Dir. Ellen Brodsky, 13 min., 2012, USA)
An award-winning film that features students from Massachusetts and Alabama discussing what they know about gay men and lesbians, what they hear at school, and what they'd like teachers to do. 

BIKINI
(Dir. Lasse Persson, 7 min., 2005, Sweden)
An animated musical, Bikini stars a young man, dolled up in his mother's yellow swim suit, who is afraid to come out of the changing room. With the encouragement of a pair of happy twins he emerges, but their lady friend would rather receive all the attention herself. 

TEENS LIKE PHIL
(Dirs. Dominic Haxton and David Rosler, 20 min., 2011, USA)
Teens Like Phil explores the complicated and painful circumstances surrounding a relationship in an effort to better understand the roots of the bullying epidemic.

SAME DIFFERENCE
(Dirs. Lisa Udelson and Catherine Opie, 29 min., 2011, USA)
A collaboration between renowned photographer Catherine Opie and award-winning filmmaker Lisa Udelson, Same Difference is an exploration of how modern American families are constructed. Slashed together with vintage film clips to create irony and recognition of the historical representation of family, the piece challenges how we know what we know—and how our opinions can change.

EDDIE 
(Dir. Quentin Kruger, 10 min., 2007, USA)
Eddie tells the story of a masculine-of-center pre-teen Latina who is forced to deal with her sexuality as a result of an embarrassing mishap during a summer afternoon kickball game.

CHANGE
(Dir. Melissa Osborne, 24 min., 2011, USA)
An African-American teenager grapples with his sexual identity on the night Barack Obama is elected President and Proposition 8, the California voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage, is passed. When one of Jamie's friend group initiates the bullying of an openly gay classmate, Jamie uses his wits to try and prevent it. But when things don’t go the way he predicted, he is forced to face his fears head on.

IN MY SHOES: STORIES OF YOUTH WITH LGBT PARENTS
(Dirs. Jen Gilomen and COLAGE, 31 min., 2005, USA)
With LGBTQ families actively debated and attacked in the media, courts, and Congress—from school houses to state houses across the country—five youth with queer parents participated in this short documentary, created by COLAGE, a non-profit organization for people with LGBTQ parents.

ERIN’S GUIDE TO KISSING GIRLS
(Dir. Julianna Notten, 15 min., 2017, Canada)
Erin, a spunky 12 year old, is on a mission to woo the coolest girl in school, but will it put a strain on her friendship with her BFF, Liz?

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No additional ticket required. Seating is limited and first come, first served.


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Publicprograms@famsf.org
(415) 750-7694