LGBTQ Films to Premiere at the 20th SF Independent Film Festival

The SF IndieFest is pleased to screen the following LGBTQ themed films as part of the 20th anniversary of the festival which returns to San Francisco February 1-15, 2018. More information at RUMINATIONS Robert James, 2018, USA, 78 min – World Premiere A gender-bending coming-of-age story of Rumi Missabu, the iconoclast co-founder of San Francisco’s(…)

‘The Shape of Water’ lands a leading 13 Oscar nominations

Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director and “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman to earn a nod in that category in nominations announced Tuesday for the 90th annual Academy Awards.(…)

22nd Berlin & Beyond Begins February 9 at the Castro

22ND BERLIN & BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT, CENTERPIECE AND CASTRO CLOSING NIGHT FILMS The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Feb. 9-15, 2018), presented annually by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, proudly announces the Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Castro Closing Night films of its 22nd edition. The festival will return for the 22nd year to(…)

Women Leaders Launch ‘Time’s Up’ Campaign to Eradicate Abuse of Power

TIME’S UP, an unprecedented movement started by women in the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund is one of a series of TIME’S UP’s ongoing commitments to combat the systemic power imbalances that have prohibited many women, especially women of color, from being safe and reaching their full potential(…)

Upcoming Films, Film Festivals & Special Events End of 2017/Beginning 2018

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Directed by Luca Guadagnino Screenplay by James Ivory Starring Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2017 Official Selection – Berlinale 2017  Official Selection – Toronto Film Festival 2017 Official Selection – New York Film Festival 2017 Official Selection – 40th Mill Valley Film(…)