The Gay '90s

From closet cases to party monsters: A critical guide to the 22nd International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

-- Gary Morris

Plays Friday, June 26, 4:30 p.m. at the Castro.

Totally Confused
Triple threats -- better make that quadruple threats-- Gary Rosen and Greg Pritikin wrote, produced, directed, and starred in this fresh, funny, endearing indie comedy that would make a dandy sitcom. Gay boy Wiley (Rosen) is a compulsive masturbator and Woody Allen-style kvetch who catalogs his porn collection as if it were the Vatican archive; he's in love with his straight best friend Johnny (Pritikin), a naive rock star wannabe and record store employee who can't pass a CD without checking out his reflection. When they have a falling out, Johnny tries to salvage the relationship by having an affair with Riley. His rationale? "I'm still normal ... bisexuality is very in." Endless plot twists, wildly delusional interior monologues, crazy neighbors, a virulent "vivisectionist girlfriend," and a Prozac-addled manager add plenty of comic spice.

-- Gary Morris

Plays Monday, June 22, 9:30 p.m. at the Victoria. Also Wednesday, June 24, 1 p.m. at the Castro.

We've got your tickets right here, pal
The 22nd annual San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival runs from June 18 through 28 at the following three venues:

The Castro, 429 Castro (at Market)
The Roxie, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia)
The Victoria, 2961 16th St. (at Mission)

Tickets can be purchased by fax (863-4267), snail mail (Frameline, 346 Ninth St., S.F., CA 94103), or calling 863-9802 between noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Admission is $7.50 for evening shows and $6 for matinees. Discounts available for members, students, the disabled, and senior citizens. Tickets for the opening night reception and film are $25 (gala is an extra $30). Tickets for the closing night film and party are $25 (screening only is $15). Festival passes are available for $100.

Day-of-show tickets can be purchased at the venue box office 30 minutes before show time.

The "hope line" will be available for sold-out screenings in which unclaimed reserve seats will be sold shortly before the movie starts.

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