Frameline42, San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

Changing the world through the power of queer cinema, Frameline is the longest-running and largest LGBTQ film festival in the world. This year, San Francisco AIDS Foundation is proud to sponsor screenings of Quiet Heroes, directed by Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, and Amanda Stoddard, and Buddies, directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr., at Frameline42. 

Quiet Heroes, playing June 18 at 1:30 pm at the Castro Theatre, tells the heroic story of Dr. Kristen Ries and nurse Maggie Snyder, who confront moralistic judgement and religious conservatism in Salt Lake City as they care for AIDS patients in the early days of the epidemic.  

A digitally restored version of the 1985 film Buddies will play June 21 at 1:30 pm at the Castro Theatre. The film explores the friendship that develops between a gay man dying of AIDS and his volunteer “buddy” in New York City.

Visit the Frameline42 Box Office at Strut

May 25 – June 13

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 3 pm – 7 pm, closed Mondays 

June 14 – June 23

Open daily from 1 pm – 7 pm  

Purchase tickets and Festival merchandise, and access information about membership services and general Festival information at the Frameline42 Box Office, presented by Showtime®, located at Strut, 470 Castro Street, San Francisco.   

Visit for additional information, descriptions of this year’s featured films, and online ticket purchasing options.

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