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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Greetings,

2011 is gearing up to be quite the year for us!  Not only are we celebrating our 30th anniversary, but we've also got some exciting new programs in the works.  Some are so fresh that we can't quite talk about them yet, but we can say that we're excited about a new partnership that will bring you even more award-winning LGBT film, as well as a new program to stream free LGBT media on the web! 

This year also brings new leadership to the Frameline Distribution program -- read on below for more information about our staff. And, we're excited to introduce the Frameline Distribution Campus Festival Series -- a new affordable way for you to organize film screenings on your campus each month.

We're also proud to share outstanding reviews for two of our 2010 releases: TRANSforming Healthcare and Decoding Alan Turing.  Also be sure to read more about the conference Expanding The Circle Conference: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Student and Studies -- we'll be there as a co-sponsor and we've got a couple of workshops planned as well.  And speaking of conferences, check out this write-up from Sarah about the National Women's Studies Association annual conference.

Please note that Frameline's offices will be closed the week of December 27 -- we'll return all messages and ship out orders on January 3.  All of us at Frameline wish you a happy holidays and a joyful new year!

See you at the movies,
Frameline Distribution
dispatch@frameline.org
415.703.8650 x301

trailer30Frameline Distribution Celebrates 30 Years!

In 2011, Frameline Distribution will be celebrating our thirtieth birthday!  Our program was among the first to distribute LGBT film at a time when most communities had very little access to any film or media content that fairly, respectfully, and accurate portrayed the lives of LGBT people.

To kick off our celebration, we've put together a trailer highlighting our collection -- take a look, and see if you can spot your favorites:Distribution 30th Anniversary Trailer

 >> Watch Now!

staffSeasoned Staff, New Roles

Frameline's Distribution program has undergone some changes recently, and we want to introduce you to the faces that work with filmmakers to bring you the best in LGBT film.  Feel free to contact either Sarah or Harris for film recommendations or with any other questions!

Sarah Deragon
Distribution & Accounts Manager
Sarah has always been obsessed with movies, and working at Frameline is a wonderful way for her to combine her love for queers and her need to organize the hell out of everything. She grew up in Denver, Colorado, and has a BA in literature and an MA in social and cultural anthropology. In her spare time, Sarah bakes cupcakes, takes photographs, crafts, rides her bike, gets tattoos, and goes on long walks through Buena Vista Park with her pit-mix named Pork Chop.

Harris Kornstein
Communications Manager

Harris is the Communications Manager, which means he's responsible for spreading the word about Frameline's fabulous programs.  He's the sassy voice behind Frameline's E-News, blog, and social networking profiles, and coordinates the unique Youth In Motion program, and manages marketing for the Distribution program.  Harris graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in Sociology & Anthropology and a minor in Film & Media Studies. When not at work, he organizes for racial justice and lip-syncs his little drag queen heart out.


You can read more about the rest of the organization's staff -- as well as see more great photos by Sarah -- on our website.

 >> Learn More

communityscreenOrganize a monthly film festival!
Frameline Distribution Campus Festival Series 

The BelieversWe know that campuses are always looking for cost-effective ways to engage their students around LGBT issues in and out of the classroom, which is why we're launching a new program to make it easy for student groups, libraries, and campus resource centers to plan a monthly film series!  This new rental program makes it easy for you to keep up the queer momentum all year long.

We've put together a great package of some of our most exciting shorts and documentaries, timed specifically to coincide with other annual events (such as Coming Out Week and Black History Month):

January
Casting Pearls
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria OR The Believers

February
Badass Supermama
Tongues Untied

March 2010
Ifé
No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon

April 2010
Bikini OR Outside
Call Me Troy

May 2010
Finals Fun! 
On the Verge shorts collection, featuring Prada Handbag, Hotel Paradijs, Frontbum Dancin', and more!

September 2010
Voguing: The Message OR Operated By Invisible Hands
Swimming with Lesbians

October 2010
Summer in My Veins
Just Me?

November 2010
eddie
Byron Chief-Moon

December 2010
Lost Cause OR Sometimes My Feet Go Numb
Voices From the Front

DVD rentals for these films are available at a discount rate -- just contact distribution@frameline.org to get started!

 >> Contact Us Now!

reviewed1Recently Reviewed
TRANSforming Healthcare: Transgender Cultural Competency for Medical Providers
Ethan Suniewick 2007 17 min. USA

TRANSforming HealthcareOne of last spring's releases, TRANSforming Healthcare, was recently reviewed on glbtq.com.  Here's what publisher Wik Wikholm had to say about this concise educational documentary:

"Transforming Healthcare: Transgender Competency for Healthcare Providers sounds like a PowerPoint presentation for doctors and nurses, but it is far more than that and is valuable for any audience concerned with the well-being of the trans community and the issues its members face...  This short, professionally produced video is an excellent teaching tool for medical professionals, but since most of the difficulties that confront trans people in medical environments match those they face in society at large, Transforming Healthcare is also a good fit for any audience interested in learning about the problems trans people face and specific changes that can help remedy them."


We couldn't have said it better ourselves!

>> Order Now!


Interested in writing reviews of Frameline films?
Frameline actively seeks film reviews from professors, librarians, and other educators for all of our new releases.  If you're interested, please send us an email, and we'll get back to you soon.
decodingalanRecently Reviewed
Decoding Alan Turing
Christopher Racster
2008 17 min. United Kingdom


Decoding Alan TuringAnother of last spring's releases, Decoding Alan Turing recently got write-ups in Video Librarian and Educational Media Reviews Online.  Video Librarian recommends the film for college and public libraries, giving the film 3 out of 4 stars, and here's what EMRO has to say:

"The film is about genius mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist Alan Turing, father of modern computing and an openly gay man at the center of British intelligence operations during WWII... The narrative train is well organized and easy to follow and the film packs a good deal of information into a short viewing time-an excellent biographical documentary... Highly Recommended."


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nwsaSarah's Report-back:
National Women's Studies Association Conference


In November, Trista Kendall (our interim Distribution Coordinator) and I headed off to Denver for the 31st Annual National Women's Studies Conference. We represented Frameline and brought a ton of films with us to sell to attendees.

We met folks from all over the United States and Canada. We were one of the few vendors specifically selling films and we were the only overtly LGBTQ organization. Trista and I tried to make our booth interesting by selecting films each day that spoke to different themes within our collection like, LGBTQ families and anti-bullying. Offering overnight rentals was something else we did and that was a huge hit.

We learned a lot of things at the conference. There is a need for films focused on LGBTQ issues on college campuses. A lot of already established Gender & Women's Studies programs are expanding their film collections and are looking for exciting new titles. Also, more students would like free (or super discounted) film series on campus and streaming is the wave of the future.

-- Sarah Deragon, Distribution & Accounts Manager



In This Issue
Frameline Distribution Celebrates 30 Years!
Seasoned Staff, New Roles
Campus Festival Series
Recently Reviewed: TRANSforming Healthcare
Recently Reviewed: Decoding Alan Turing
National Women's Studies Association Conference
Expanding The Circle Conference
2010 Catalog Supplement
expandingthecircleExpanding The Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies

Expanding The Circle 2011

March 3-6, 2011
San Francisco

In this conference for higher education professionals, we will address factors that have contributed to excluding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues from academic study and student life; and also explore ways to make our campuses more inclusive for all students. We will examine strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching and research with student life activities. Building on the success of last year's groundbreaking conference, Expanding the Circle 2011 will be among the first national conferences in higher education focusing on LGBTQ issues by seeking connections across academic and student affairs, across kinds of diversities, across disciplines, and across LGBTQ subfields.

Plenary Speakers:
Genny Beemyn, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kenyon Farrow, Queers for Economic Justice
Judy Grahn, California Institute of Integral Studies
Gilbert Herdt, San Francisco State University
Susan Rankin, Pennsylvania State University
Sivagami Subbaraman, Georgetown University
Amina Wadud, Graduate Theological Union

>> Register Now!
catalog2010 Catalog Supplement

Frameline Distribution 2010 Supplement

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Frameline is the nation's leading nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the exhibition, distribution, promotion and funding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media arts. Frameline's integrated programs provide critical funding for emerging LGBT filmmakers, reach hundreds of thousands with a collection of more than 250 films distributed nationally, and create an international stage for the world's best queer film through the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival and additional year-round screenings.

Since 1981, Frameline's distribution program has been providing groundbreaking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film and video that can be used in a variety of academic, professional and community settings. Frameline's collection includes documentary, feature-length and short fiction, experimental and animation titles representing LGBT filmmaking from around the world.
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