Well we have returned from the mecca of Queer culture – the 34th annual Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco – and it was a fantastic way to get in the spirit of Pride. We were very pleased to get props from popular LGBT blogger Joe. My. God. which helped pack the house at the Victoria Theater for our Sunday screening. There is nothing like a San Fran audience – the cheers and jeers throughout the screening left no doubt that they were enjoying the film. We met a number of great people – including many other festival programmers who are now requesting screeners for their festivals. It looks like there are a bunch more festival dates coming up so keep your eyes on the showings page to keep on top of the latest additions.
And of course we also managed to see a number of films and talk to a number of filmmakers and actors/personalities while we were there. One film that has been touring the circuit with us that we finally managed to catch was the documentary The Untouchable Girls about the fabulous Kiwi lesbian twin yodelers Jools and Lynday Topp. We also had time to sit down and chat with them and they are about the funniest, most honest, heart warming pair we have ever met. If you have a chance to see this doc, go! It’s hilarious, inspiring and provides an interesting glimpse into New Zealand’s LGBT history.