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The Hot Summer Film Festival Preview: Which Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

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Queer movie lovers begin the high holy days of cinema tonight in San Francisco as the annual Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival kicks off for 10 glorious days of cinematic gluttony. That other queer film behemoth, Outfest: The Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival runs from July 11-21 unspooling an equally full banquet of delights. Here’s a tip-of-the-iceberg preview of some of the most talked about titles on view at both festivals — many of which will also be playing at this summer’s numerous other LGBT film festivals in such cities as: Palm SpringsProvincetownHoustonLouisvilleDurhamBirminghamPhiladelphia and Kansas City.

Editor’s Note: Writer Jenni Olson also works for LGBT film distribution company Wolfe Video, which distributes several of these films. She is also the executive producer of Test.