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 »

“Andrew Jackson” is bloody better than the “American Idiot” by Kevin M. Thomas

Rock songs are becoming the new anthems on the Great White Way and, for the most part, to great success. “Spring Awakening” and “Rent” before that have awakened a whole new form of Broadway musical – one that is filled with rock songs and edgier subject matter. Presently on Broadway is Green Day’s “American Idiot” […] Click to read more »

“La Mission” Pays Tribute to the Mission District in SF While Grappling with the Machismo Male

Written and Directed by Peter Bratt and starring Peter’s brother, Benjamin Bratt, “La Mission” tells the  story of Che Rivera, a MUNI bus driver, former inmate and recovering alcoholic, who builds low rider cars. Che loves his son, Jes, an academic achiever he has raised on his own. Then he finds out Jes is gay, […] Click to read more »