First-time Director Mikki del Monico Sings Out About “Alto” His Fabulous Lesbian Mob Story which Redefines Rom-Com

In director Mikki del Monico’s “Alto”Rising singer-songwriter Francesca “Frankie” Del Vecchio (Diana DeGarmo) is engaged to her promising musical career and to frozen-food entrepreneur Tony, happily devoted in equal measure to traditional Italian-American culture, her famiglia, and Mom’s lasagna. Frankie’s bella vita is perfectly peaceful—until a dead body shows up in the trunk of her(…)

Director Michael J. Saul Talks About His Stunning First Feature and Frameline

In Michael J. Saul’s “The Surface” an aimless young man happens upon a yard sale, where he’s drawn to a vintage 8mm camera. His impromptu purchase awakens unexpected impulses, both artistic and personal, which adjust his life’s course and set him on unfamiliar paths toward illuminating destinations. Evan—played with great delicacy by lithe newcomer Harry(…)

Women Filmmakers Take Center Stage at Frameline 39

Frameline, the world’s largest LGBTQ media arts nonprofit organization, is proud to feature a full slate of films made by women. As a world-renowned stage for the newest and most exciting voices in independent cinema, Frameline39 boasts an astounding 63 films created by female filmmakers—from those helmed by celebrated auteurs like Jamie Babbit (FRESNO), Jean(…)