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SAN FRANCISCO–No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics Screening

June 27 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

$16
A person wearing a black suit holding a pen stands in front of a large wall of black and white comic illustrations.

SAN FRANCISCO–From Tom of Finland to Dykes to Watch Out For, comics and zines have been firmly embedded in queer culture since before Stonewall, through the AIDS epidemic, and continuing through today’s modern obsession with superheroes. But this deeply queer artform finally gets its true moment in the limelight thanks to Peabody Award winner Vivian Kleiman’s (Families Are Forever, Frameline37) extensive documentary that explores over 70 years of history.

Featuring interviews with trailblazers like Howard Cruse, Mary Wings, Rupert Kinnard, and Alison Bechdel, NO STRAIGHT LINES explores how the once underground world of queer comics grew to encompass the many mediums, styles, and inspirations that make this artform what it is today. Even the most dedicated queer comic lover will be delighted to delve into the personal histories and inspirations behind Kinnard’s Brown Bomber, the first serialized queer Black character in comics, among others. This crisp film is rounded out with historical deep-dives and intimate interviews with young up-and-coming artists inspired by the vanguard and already influencing the next generation. — ALEXIS WHITHAM

NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE RISE OF QUEER COMICS
DIRECTOR: Vivian Kleiman
Sunday, June 27 at 6:30 pm
Castro Theater, San Francisco
Tickets available here

 

This film is supported by a California Documentary Project Grant.

Details

Date:
June 27
Time:
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost:
$16
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Website:
https://www.frameline.org/festival/film-guide/no-straight-lines-the-rise-of-queer-comics-(in-theatres)

Organizer

Frameline

Venue

Castro Theater
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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