Frameline28, the 28th San Francisco International Lesbian &Gay Film Festival, will open on Jun 17 with Ian Iqbal Rashid's romantic comedy TouchOf Pink and close on Jun 27 with Angela Robinson's action comedy D.E.B.S.
Overall the festival will screen more than 80 features including10 world premieres and more than 180 shorts from 25 countries.
In Touch Of Pink a closeted Ismaili Muslim man living inLondon and guided by the spirit of Cary Grant tries to hide his homosexualityat the time of his cousin's massive wedding. Kyle MacLachlan and rising Britishactor Jimi Mistry star.
D.E.B.S. is based on an award-winning short filmabout a secret band of female spies and stars Sarah Foster, Jordana Brewster,Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie and Meagan Good.
Italian newcomer Marco Filiberti's melodrama Adored is theCenterpiece Selection while John Greyson and Jack Lewis' interracial historicaldrama Proteus and comedienne Margaret Cho's Revolution concertfilm receive special presentations.
Film-maker Rose Troche will be presented with the 2004 FramelineAward recognising her significant contributions to gay and lesbian media artsat a 10th anniversary screening of her debut feature, the romance Go Fish.
Festival organisers will also present Troche's romantic comedy BedroomsAnd Hallways starring Hugo Weaving and relationship drama The Safety OfObjects, which stars Glenn Close and Patricia Clarkson.
World premieres include Paul Etheredge-Ouzts' thriller Hellbent,Christian Calson's drama Shiner, Anita Goulooman's roadside cafe comedydrama Beaver Run Cafe, the German feature RTFM about a butch girlin San Francisco and Kathryn L Beranich's lesbian documentary LesbianCentennial Project.
Porn diva Annie Sprinkle returns with Annie Sprinkle's AmazingWorld Of Orgasm, a companion piece to the tantric sex documentary HeartsCracked Open.
Other world premieres include documentary The Truth OrConsequences Of Delmas Howe about a New Mexico artist, Carmen Goodyear andLaurie York's gay marriage documentary Freedom To Marry and JohnKeitel's take on the same subject in Just(ly) Married.