Winter Fire

Tru Richmond is a woman of many jobs and brief romantic encounters with other women. But her life begins to change when she meets Alice, the recently widowed mother of her lawyer friend Suzanne.

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Tru Love directed by Kate Johnston and Shauna MacDonald (Canada) 2013 is set in snowy Toronto but there are plenty of references to Paris.

The film received numerous awards and was a hit during its screening at the Castro Theatre during Frameline 38. It will be released this winter on DVD by Wolfe Video.

Meanwhile the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival continues 19 – 29 June 2014. Contact Frameline for more information and tickets.

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French Fusion

Chinese Puzzle directed by Cédric Klapsich (France/USA 2013) 2013 is the third film of a trilogy that began with Spanish Apartment in 2002.

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In the initial film Xavier (Roman Duris) is an economics graduate student who goes to Barcelona for a year as part of the Erasmus program.

In the 2005 sequel, Russian Dolls, Xavier and his friends reunite during a wedding in Saint Petersburg.

The newest work begins in Paris with a breakup of the ten-year relationship between Xavier and Wendy. She moves to New York to be with another man.

Xavier soon follows to be closer to their two children. The challenges and adventures that unfold are fertile material for the novel he’s writing.

More information about the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival is available from the San Francisco Film Society.

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Frameline 37

Frameline 37 (San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival) will screen over 700 films from more than 30 countries 20 – 30 June 2013 at the Castro Theatre, Roxie Theater, and Victoria Theatre in San Francisco, and Rialto Cinemas in Berkeley.

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Works from or about the Mediterranean include Beyond The Walls directed by David Lambert (Belgium/Canada/France) 2012, Del Lado Del Verano directed by Antonio San Juan (Spain) 2012, Melting Away directed by Doron Eran (Israel) 2012, Out In The Dark directed by Michael Mayer (Israel) 2012, and Paul Bowles: The Cage Door Is Always Open directed by Daniel Young (Switzerland) 2012.

Tickets are now on sale. See www.frameline.com for more information.

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The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival runs from 14 – 24 June 2012 at the Castro Theatre, Roxie Theater, and Victoria Theatre in San Francisco as well as the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley. It is the oldest running LGBT film festival in the world.

One of the eight showcase films this year is Bye Bye Blondie directed by Virgina Despentes  (France) 2011. World features include: Let My People Go (France) 2011, Mixed Kebab (Turkey) 2012, Unforgivable (France) 2011, and Zenne Dancer (Turkey) 2012. Also a documentary, The Invisible Men (Israel) 2012.

More information is available at Frameline.

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