Queer Zine Film History! June 17 & 18 at Frameline41

We're happy to announce SFZF will be co-presenting the films QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION on June 17 and HOMEGROWN on June 18 at Frameline, the world's largest and longest-running LGBTQ film festival.

That means we'll be on the stage to introduce the films and talk about SFZF17. That's this Saturday and Sunday! Come celebrate radical queer history with us!

QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION Where: Victoria Theater When: Saturday, June 17 @ 9:30 pm What happens when the community you need is not the community you have? Tell yourself it exists over and over, make fan zines that fabricate hordes of queer punk revolutionaries, create subversive movies, and distribute those movies widely—and slowly, the community you’ve fabricated might become a real and radical heartbeat that spreads internationally. This is the story that Queercore tells, from the start of a pseudo-movement in the mid-1980s, intended to punk the punk scene, to the widespread rise of artists who used radical queer identity to push back equally against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture. Read more...

QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION
Where:
 Victoria Theater
When: Saturday, June 17 @ 9:30 pm

What happens when the community you need is not the community you have? Tell yourself it exists over and over, make fan zines that fabricate hordes of queer punk revolutionaries, create subversive movies, and distribute those movies widely—and slowly, the community you’ve fabricated might become a real and radical heartbeat that spreads internationally. This is the story that Queercore tells, from the start of a pseudo-movement in the mid-1980s, intended to punk the punk scene, to the widespread rise of artists who used radical queer identity to push back equally against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture. Read more...

HOMEGROWN Where: Victoria Theater When: Sunday, June 18 @ 9:00 pm When: Thursday, June 22 @ 9:15 pm Nine fabulously queer shorts with homegrown roots in the San Francisco Bay!  The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite you to a special gathering in A Rite of Passage. The music video for L|M|T’s Born to Love You explores conflict and connection through modern dance, proving that when opposites attract, the results can be explosive. Play Guitar Hero in a vintage, queer, and sexy way in Guitar Idol. In Cruising Elsewhere, oral histories and spectral pornography resurrect memories of a once legendary Russian River gay beach. In David, in Brief, a filmmaker comes across the Renaissance’s most iconic family jewels silkscreened onto a pair of boxer briefs and puts them to good use. Read more...

HOMEGROWN
Where:
 Victoria Theater
When: Sunday, June 18 @ 9:00 pm
When: Thursday, June 22 @ 9:15 pm

Nine fabulously queer shorts with homegrown roots in the San Francisco Bay! 

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite you to a special gathering in A Rite of Passage. The music video for L|M|T’s Born to Love You explores conflict and connection through modern dance, proving that when opposites attract, the results can be explosive. Play Guitar Hero in a vintage, queer, and sexy way in Guitar Idol. In Cruising Elsewhere, oral histories and spectral pornography resurrect memories of a once legendary Russian River gay beach. In David, in Brief, a filmmaker comes across the Renaissance’s most iconic family jewels silkscreened onto a pair of boxer briefs and puts them to good use. Read more...

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SF Zine Fest applications close JUNE 20!

Apply now: sfzinefest.org/apply

Video from Thinking Captions 2016!

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Thinking Captions, our annual pre-SFZF reading! And for those of you who couldn't be there: now it's like you were! Thanks so much to the San Francisco Public Library for hosting us and for filming!

San Francisco Zine Fest - Queer Anxiety Babiez Distro are two anxious queers based in the Bay Area who make zines focused on gender, queerness, mental health, and chronic/invisible illnesses.
San Francisco Zine Fest - Larry-bob Roberts is a long-time zinester who started publishing Holy Titclamps in 1989 and also produced Queer Zine Explosion. His newest zines are about now-vanished San Francisco social spots and his collection of flyers and ephemera.
San Francisco Zine Fest - Meggie Ramm uses comics as a way of acknowledging and managing various disorders, as well as a platform to reach out to others who share in the same struggle.
San Francisco Zine Fest - Karl Dotter is an Oakland-based cartoonist (also known as Dot) known for his delightful depictions of anthropomorphic toast and pinecones. Karl's latest comics are inspired by (new) parenthood and include myth-busting comics about babies.
San Francisco Zine Fest - Ajuan Mance is an artist and writer whose zines and comics use humor and art to explore the complexities of African life in the U.S. She makes an autobiographical comic series about life as a Black, genderqueer nerd; illustrated zine-poems about Black culture and history; and a vast and amazing ongoing series called "1001 Black Men" that now comprises almost 1001 portraits.