Frameline46, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival will run from June 16–26, 2022. The screening will be happening in six different theaters, including Castro Theater and the Roxie.
If you can’t attend in person, Frameline is pleased to announce that Frameline46: the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival will now feature a national “Streaming Encore”! The Streaming Encore will begin Friday, June 24, and be available to view anywhere in the US over Pride Weekend from anywhere in the US until Thursday, June 30 at midnight.
Frameline46 is the Festival’s BIG return to a traditional 11-day in-person experience running June 16–26, with Closing Night coinciding with Pride Sunday in San Francisco.
Here is the French language selection (All movies have English subtitles).
- Peter von Kant directed by François Ozon 2022 (France) – 85 mins – Feeling personally and creatively uninspired, renowned filmmaker Peter von Kant (Denis Ménochet in a larger-than-life performance) discovers a renewed sense of passion when his muse and confidante Sidonie (Isabelle Adjani, ravishing as ever) introduces him to a handsome young actor named Amir (smoldering newcomer Khalil Ben Gharbia).
In his latest provocation, François Ozon (Frameline Award 2006; Summer of 85, Frameline45) turns to one of his film idols, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, for this lurid tale of lust and obsession. Twenty-two years after bringing Fassbinder’s unproduced play Water Drops on Burning Rocks (Frameline24) to the screen, Ozon boldly reimagines one of the late German multi-hyphenate’s most revered works, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, by reversing the gender spectrum of the all-female original… while recasting the actress who portrayed Petra’s object of desire, Hanna Schygulla, as Peter’s mother.
Bonus: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of one of the landmarks of queer cinema, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant will also screen as part of Frameline46.
- Bambi: A French Woman directed by Sébastien Lifshitz (France) – 83 mins : Marie-Pierre was 17 when she joined the cabaret Le Carrousel de Paris, and that’s the moment her world came alive. She quickly became a must-see performer known as “Bambi.” Transported back in time through her dusted-off Super-8 home movies, Bambi, now 86 years old and said to be one of the first transgender women in France, sits us down for storytime.
Growing up in Algeria with a family who rejected her gender, Bambi knew she had to get away. Mentored in Paris by drag queens and other trans women, she blossomed as a performer and, more importantly, as herself. From her days on stage to caring for her mother, and becoming a school teacher, Bambi knew how to reinvent herself and continues to keep everyone guessing. Go behind the cabaret curtain for a firsthand account of transfeminine life in the 1950s and 60s in this definitive portrait from master French filmmaker Sébastien Lifshitz (Little Girl, Come Undone), who recut and extended his Teddy Award-winning 2013 documentary about Bambi into this marvelous director’s cut.
- Fashion Babylon directed by Gianluca Matarre 2022 (France) 75 Mins – Alexander McQueen once said, “Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment.” The subjects of Fashion Babylon might have a thing or two to say about that. Revealing the agony and the ecstasy of being on the fringes of the fashion industry, director Gianluca Matarrese focuses his verité eye on a flamboyant trio of American artists gallivanting around the finest runways of Europe: Drag Race winner Violet Chachki, electroclash musician Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner, and haute couture maven Michelle Elie.
It’s Paris Fashion Week, and they’ve just got to get a pic with Jean-Paul Gaultier—guest list be damned! And the rent may be two months past due, but they can just rent a chauffeured sedan instead of a limo. The scene is gatekept within an inch of its life but only enough to tease that if you know the right people, wear the right clothes, or have an endless purse string on your Prada bag, you too can be on the inside. Lucky for us, Matarrese provides an all-access backstage pass.
In person movie festival from June 16 to June 26, 2022
Streaming encore will take place from June 20th, through June 30th midnight.