Frameline44: Behind Every Great Performance is a “Stage Mother”

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Sidney Lumet. Garry Marshall. George Cukor. Thom Fitzgerald.These are names of actor’s directors…directors who have a strong connection to understand and to accommodate the actor – usually getting the best performances from their cast. Lumet and Cukor often directed actors to their award-winning performances. Marshall was often criticized for his […] Click to read more »

Screen Some of SF’s Frameline Documentaries (Mostly) At Home

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Frameline44’s virtual teaser to its full festival not only has some wonderful narrative films, but great documentaries as well. This cinema showcase June 25-28 helps whet the appetite of fans of the longest-running LGBTQ film festival and will definite tide us over until complete festival comes back. Of the documentaries, […] Click to read more »

#TogetherAtHome: SF’s Frameline Film Fest Offers Stunning Virtual Showcase

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev We’ve really missed the arts. And Frameline, the world’s longest-running queer film festival, has heard us.While their full-length annual film festival is postponed due to social distancing but they have decided to turn the lemons into lemonade by offering a virtual Pride Showcase that will feature 7 narrative features, 4 […] Click to read more »

Broadway Star Jeremy Jordan Brings Winning Formula Back to SF and NYC

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKevSometimes you shouldn’t mess with a formula. Ask Coca-Cola. They had to do an immediate turnaround after they changed their recipe, making them bring back the original and calling it Classic Coke.The musical theatre version of this is from Mark Cortale Presents in which he often has Seth Rudetsky and friends […] Click to read more »

New Doc “All Male, All Nude: Johnsons” Teases You In, but Keeps You with Heart – OUTShine LGBTQ Film Fest Premiere this Sunday!

By: Steve V. Rodriguez “All Male All Nude: Johnsons” had me with the title, but had me wonder who’s this Johnsons? Always a sucker for male nudity and a fan of male strip bars and go go boys, I knew the new documentary was going to visually stimulate, but when I realized it was directed […] Click to read more »

From Screaming Queens to Love of Showgirls: San Francisco’s LGBT Film Fest Has Many Noteworthy Documentaries

By Kevin M.  Thomas, @ReelKev Frameline, San Francisco’s long-running LGBT film festival through June 30, has many noteworthy documentaries that should be checked out.While it would be impossible to see all of the movies at Frameline (but I do try), here’s a sample of some of the top documentaries. “For They Know Not What They […] Click to read more »

San Francisco’s Frameline Fest Offers a Wide Range of LGBT Narrative Features

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Frameline, San Francisco’s LGBT film festival, begins its 43rd event beginning June 20, 2019.As the oldest LGBT festival, Frameline certainly isn’t showing its age.While it would be impossible to catch every film prior to the festival beginning (but I did try), here’s a sampling of some of the noteworthy narrative […] Click to read more »