Roberto Friedman at Bay Area Reporter mentioned “Casting Pearls” as among the highlights of this Saturday’s 12-hour film festival in San Francisco. Directed by Andrea James and starring Calpernia Addams, the film will run with other notable shorts from the festival.
Coming up this Saturday, Sept. 22, Frameline will present Best of the Fest 2007, a one-day film event featuring audience favorites and award-winning films from the 31st SF International LGBT Film Festival. The films will screen for over 12 hours at the Roxie Film Center, 3117 16th St., SF.
Best of the Fest 2007 highlights include the sensuous Glue, this year’s Best First Feature; and Spider Lilies, a fest fave and winner of the Berlin Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Queer Feature. Also on tap, two award-winning documentaries: the Audience Award for Best Documentary, Semper Fi: One Marine’s Journey, about a gay Marine stationed in Iraq; and Red Without Blue, the Michael J. Berg Documentary Award-winner, the story of identical twins Alex and Mark as they struggle to reconcile their painful adolescence and Alex’s decision to transition to a woman.
Short films will include Audience Award-winner Pariah; Casting Pearls, starring Calpernia Addams ; the comedy Members Only; Australia’s Prada Handbag; and Cowboy Forever. Tickets are $12 for Frameline members, $15 for the public; and passes to the entire day are $50 for Frameliners, $65 for public. Info, go to frameline.org.
* Frameline Best of the Fest 2007
* “Casting Pearls” website