6/22/14 — The Gem People || Frameline 38

Posted June 12th, 2014 in News / Events

The Gem People || Frameline 38














9 PM June 22nd at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

The 38th Annual Frameline LGBT Film Festival kicks off in one short week, and we are proud to be a part of it. On June 22nd, Canyon Cinema Foundation is co-presenting a program of queer experimental shorts, “The Gem People,” at the historic Roxie Theater. Be sure to drop by for a night of compelling, transgressive cinema!

How does one survive an encounter with death, a silent men’s retreat, or an evening at T.G.I. Friday’s? Watch and learn. These playful and intelligent films experiment with visual and narrative techniques to deliver more than just a script. Enter the realm of The Gem People, a world fraught with cringe-worthy empathy, magic, sex, and social media gone awry.

In Ahogo-Ice Cream, a woman falls desperately in lust with her ice cream bar. Grab a spoon! A Ugandan priest wrestles with his conscience in the award-winning Priest, which combines elements of magical realism and intimate close-ups. Meet Gary, a disillusioned queen obsessed with status and “quality of life,” in Together People, shot on 8mm and 16mm. Death strikes a hard bargain in Brute, a lesbian retelling of an Iranian epic. Burn your bra, put away your beehive hairdo, and learn some real fashion from The Gem Sisters. Laugh out loud with the original music video Social Networks (Make Me Feel Sh*t Sometimes). The Gem People delivers all this and more in ten dynamic short films!

— Kolmel Withlove