SF LGBT film festival marks 37 years amid SCOTUS rulings

June 20, 2013 12:59:59 AM PDT
San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival is the oldest film festival devoted to LGBT programming in the United States. This week, they'll mark their 37 year in the shadow of what could be historic decisions by the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage.

Christie Herring is the producer and director of "The Campaign". Her film follows the people behind "The No On 8 Campaign" and attempts to answer the question: "What activates a person to literally drop everything they're doing, with little-to-no financial support, and stand behind a cause they believe in?"

Herring didn't use actors or people you're likely to see on the news, which is why she believes her documentary will connect with an audience beyond the LGBT community.

"Ultimately, I hope they take away the feeling they can do something small, that they can do something small or large to effect change," said Herring.

"We expect the Supreme Court decision on Prop 8 and DOMA to come down during the film festival," said K.C. Price, the Frameline executive director.

Organizers say ticket sales for this year's festival have been the best they've had in the last four years. But the most discussed item may not be one of the 800 featured films, but rather the possible decisions reached by the Supreme Court on both Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.


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