Frameline45 + FORT MASON FLIX: The SF International LGBTQ+ Film Festival


Presented By

Frameline45 + Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture

Through Jun 19th

Frameline45, The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival

The Frameline45 Film festival takes place in multiple formats from Thursday, June 10, 2021 through Sunday, June 27, 2021, paralleling San Francisco Pride month. In-person events happen throughout the entire festival period, while nationally streaming events occur from June 17, 2021 through June 27, 2021 (50 films and 10 digital talks).

Live events are scheduled for San Francisco (SF)’s Oracle Ballpark, SF’s Castro and Roxie theaters, SF’s FORT MASON FLIX drive-in theater, and the West Wind Solano Drive-In.

Information about the three films screening at FORT MASON FLIX appear below. Please refer to Frameline’s web site schedule and digital film guide for an overview of all the programs offered at multiple locations and online during the festival.


Potato Dreams Of America, Tuesday, June 15, 9:00 p.m.

About: A wonderful blend of camp, melodrama, and earnest coming-of-age fable, this is the charmingly wild tale of young Potato, a sensitive, closeted kid in the splintering Soviet Union whose only joy is watching pirated Hollywood movies on a black-and-white TV. Struggling to survive and fed up with her work as a prison doctor, his single mother Lena decides to become a mail-order bride. When an eccentric suitor proposes, Lena and Potato set sail for America on a strange new adventure. — Elliott Breeden

Director: Wes Hurley

Year Released: 2021

Run Time: 95 minutes

Cast: With Jonathan Bennett, Lea DeLaria, and Dan Lauria

Showing: Tuesday, June 15, 9:00 p.m.


Summer Of 85 (Été 85), Wednesday, June 16, 9:00 p.m.
AT RUSH TICKETS ONLY — Tickets may be available before showtime.

About: Two teenage boys find themselves fatefully linked together following a boating accident in this sun-kissed tale of summer flings, first love, and the thin line between passion and obsession. With a soundtrack featuring hits from The Cure, Bananarama, and Rod Stewart, the latest from French provocateur and Frameline Award winner François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) takes a sexy, nostalgic trip back to the mid-1980s on the Normandy Coast. — Diane De Monx

Director: François Ozon

Year Released: 2020

Run Time: 100 minutes

Cast: With Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Showing: Wednesday, June 16, 9:00 p.m.

Ailey (Juneteenth Screening), Saturday, June 19, 9:00 p.m.
AT RUSH TICKETS ONLY — Tickets may be available before showtime.

About: In this special screening to mark Juneteenth, the life and work of genius choreographer Alvin Ailey take center stage. Charting his trajectory from dance student to globally lauded creative force to his untimely death from AIDS in 1989, this expansive documentary weaves in candid testimonials from the artist’s closest collaborators with breathtaking dance footage from his most revelatory work. — Chris Feil

Director: Jamila Wignot

Year Released: 2021

Run Time: 82 minutes

Showing: Saturday, June 19, 9:00 p.m.


The All-Access Streaming Pass ranges in price from $95-$115. Individual streaming tickets are $8 to $10. Roxie and Castro theaters admission is $14-$16. The Solano drive-in tickets cost $25 to $30 per vehicle and the FLIX drive-in price of admission is $44-$49 per vehicle. Visit Frameline’s ticketing page to purchase tickets. Frameline45 also offers free streaming events and a $5 online event.

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