Against Eight

An organization called NerdWallet recently issued a report on the nation's most LGBT-friendly cities, in which San Francisco shockingly did not land the top spot. But never fear, we're still in the top ten, thanks to long-standing institutions like Frameline — the largest, most widely recognized LGBT film festival in the world. The 11-day event kicks off its 38th year with The Case Against 8, a five-year, HBO-backed look into the first Supreme Court case on marriage equality. The rest of the program is fleshed out with queer cinema from all over the world, including a couple interesting titles from our favorite queer-friendly sister city, Berlin, and a timely look at gay propaganda in Russia. Closing night naturally rewards us for completing our LGBT social studies homework with a trip to the discotheque — German director Axel Ranisch's I Feel Like Disco gives us the coming-of-age, sparkly sexual awakening of a disco-loving teen and his difficult relationship with his father. Two fabulous galas bookend the festival with drinking and dancing inspired by screenings.

June 26-29, 2014

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