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6:00, 8:30

The only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy. Taron Egerton is Elton John in ROCKETMAN. The film tells the story of his life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse, and acceptance of his homosexuality. Co-starring Jamie Bell as Taupin, Richard Madden as John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mum. Directed by Dexter Fletcher (who completed the film Bohemian Rhapsody in Bryan Singer’s absence), written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), and executive produced by Sir Elton. (2019, 121 min, DCP ‘Scope)




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Thursday, June 20

Vita & Virginia: 7:00pm (Opening Night)
2018, 110 min

Sensational star turns by Elizabeth Debicki as Virginia Woolf and Gemma Arterton as Vita Sackville-West bring to dazzling, erotic life one of the great lesbian love affairs of the 20th century in this enchanting blend of literary biography and romantic intrigue—a shimmering costume drama that also features a strong supporting turn from Isabella Rossellini as Vita’s mother. As the two remarkably different novelists begin exploring each other’s minds and bodies, the relationship sparks a creative surge in Woolf, who uses her androgynous lover, Sackville-West, as the muse for one of her greatest novels, Orlando.

Fireflies: 10:00pm
2018, 87 min

Ramin is a lost soul, an Iranian man who has escaped persecution and wound up in the Mexican port of Veracruz. Though he pines for a boyfriend he left behind, he is drawn to Guillermo, an inscrutable ex-con with a body full of bullet holes. A sensitive portrait of a gay man in exile, Fireflies shows us a world where borders can’t always be crossed and our scars tell our stories.




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Friday, June 21

Proceed with Caution: 1:30pm
80 min

Showcasing new work from exciting voices in queer US cinema, this collection mines the battlefield of sex, romance, and self-destructive impulses and unearths powerful examples of perseverance. In these sweet, sexy, and sometimes unsettling films, empowerment arises for several very different men.

Circus of Books: 4:00pm
2019, 90 min

For decades, Karen and Barry Mason were the proprietors of Circus of Books, a small but mighty gay pornography outlet in West Hollywood. Tracing their meteoric rise within the industry and the evolution of the shop as a sanctuary for gay men to recent coronation as an historic landmark, filmmaker Rachel Mason peels back the curtain on her parents in this exuberant and penetrating documentary about a traditional family that was anything but.

The Ground Beneath My Feet: 6:45pm
2019, 108 min

Lola is a young high-powered business consultant whose 48-hour work days of spreadsheets, deflecting office sexism, and concealing a secret affair with her boss Elise are routine. But after receiving distress signals from her mentally unstable sister (whose existence she prefers to keep secret), Lola’s own grip on reality begins to slip in this twisty puzzle-box psychological thriller from acclaimed writer-director Marie Kreutzer.

End of the Century: 9:30pm
2019, 84 min

What starts as a brief hookup in Barcelona between handsome Ocho and Javi turns into an expansive, time-bending rumination on romance and relationships, a tale that moves over decades and borders in this fascinating, funny and sexy feature debut by Lucio Castro.




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Saturday, June 22

Fun in Boys Shorts: 11:00am
71 min

Check your blues at the door and get ready to smile! Come down to the Castro for Frameline’s annual celebration of lighthearted, flirty, goofy, upbeat, and maybe even touching short films—including dance breaks that will have you both bumping and rolling in the aisles.

Fun in Girls Shorts: 1:30pm
73 min

Come along for this gigglefest as we experience talking dogs, visits with the family, doll obsessions, bad hair, and magic tricks—seriously whatever it might take to impress a date. These fun and quirky tales are certain to answer most of your life questions.

Kinky Boots: The Musical: 4:00pm
2019, 124 min

Broadway babies and footwear fans rejoice! Come thrill to the world premiere screening of the rousing Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, in this HD-cinema, live-captured performance from London’s Adelphi Theatre. With a book by Harvey Fierstein and original songs by Cyndi Lauper, the delightful Kinky Boots: The Musical stars original West End sensations Killian Donnelly as shoemaker scion Charlie and Matt Henry as Lola, the feisty drag queen who tries to save the factory with her fabulous fetish-y creations.

Benjamin: 7:00pm
2018, 85 min

In this uproarious comedy set in hipster London, an up-and-coming indie filmmaker feels the pressure to live up to his early-career promise as he scrambles to finish his (possibly very bad) second film—sending his self-confidence into a nosedive. But when awkward Benjamin (Colin Morgan) meets and falls for an enchanting French musician, he finds his insecurities may torpedo his one chance at happiness. Like its title character, Benjamin is funny, charming, and bittersweetly romantic.

Bit: 9:30pm
2019, 90 min

A summer vacation in LA quickly turns into a fight to survive for Laurel (Nicole Maines from TV’s Supergirl), a transgender teenage girl who falls in with a glamorous quartet of queer feminist vampires. Unsure if they want to kill her, eat her, or recruit her, Laurel skeptically tags along with the bloodsucking clique as they rid the streets of predatory men in this wickedly funny, gleefully gory, defiantly postmodern spin on a coming-of-age tale.




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Sunday, June 23

Changing the Game: 10:30am
2019, 88 min

Tightly edited and searingly emotional, Changing the Game zeroes in on the explosive fight for trans rights occurring on high school athletic fields across the United States. From racetracks in Connecticut to wrestling arenas in Texas, Michael Barnett’s documentary paints a devastating portrait of bigotry against trans athletes, but it also finds hope in the unlikely allies and advocates who rally fiercely by their sides.

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America: 1:00pm
2019, 81 min

This powerful documentary from acclaimed director Tom Shepard (Scout’s Honor) follows four LGBTQ+ refugees who have fled homophobic violence sanctioned in their home countries. Yet successfully escaping to San Francisco is only one step in a challenging journey to achieve the stability and safety so deeply yearned for. Will each navigate their unique circumstances and ever-mounting odds to not only stay, but thrive? Followed by a free panel discussion, “Troubled Sanctuary: LGBTQ+ Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Immigrants in the US.”

Making Montgomery Clift: 4:00pm
2018, 88 min

Legendary movie star Montgomery Clift’s life is often painted as tragedy: closeted sexuality, drug and alcohol addiction, that brutal car crash, and his untimely death at age 45. But in this eye-opening new documentary, Clift’s nephew works to dispel the myths surrounding the complicated, exceedingly handsome, and mysterious actor. Revealing previously unseen archival footage, Making Montgomery Clift reexamines the life and work of one of Hollywood’s greatest icons.

Monsters.: 6:30pm
2019, 116 min

Unfolding like a mystery in three distinct chapters over the course of 24 hours, Monsters. introduces us to a married couple testing the boundaries of their splintered relationship by seeking connections with strangers. Their encounters—hers with an irritable cab driver, his on an awkward Grindr hookup—will influence their inevitable reunion, when painful decisions must be made in this profoundly incisive, exquisitely acted, and visually dazzling feature debut.

School’s Out: 9:15pm
2018, 103 min

Exhilarating and surprising from start to unforgettable finish, this cool and menacing thriller which premiered at the Venice Film Festival follows Pierre Hoffman (Elle’s Laurent Lafitte), a handsome gay substitute teacher whose new assignment lands him in an elite private school after one of the teachers departs under unsettling circumstances. When gifted students prove to be difficult and vaguely sinister, Pierre begins uncovering a startling mystery that reveals, above all else, the kids are definitely not alright.




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Monday, June 24

Through the Windows: 1:30pm
2019, 54 min

With its sky-high windows looking out onto Castro and Market, the landmark bar Twin Peaks stands not only as one of San Francisco’s most beloved establishments but also as a testament to the revolutionary idea that gay people should be seen and celebrated rather than hide in the darkness of alleys and blacked-out windows.

This Is Not Berlin: 3:45pm
2019, 105 min

As the country prepares to host the World Cup, two teenage boys discover Mexico City’s hedonistic punk and art scene circa 1986, as well as their own budding sexualities in this Sundance Film Festival sensation. Bored with their private school peers, Carlos and Gera follow Gera’s feminist/anarchist older sister to her synth band’s concert in an underground gay club, which provides the gateway to an enticing world of illicit drugs, naked art protests, and queer revelations.

Before You Know It: 6:30pm (Centerpiece)
2019, 98 min

Exceptionally funny, smart, and heartfelt, Before You Know It welcomes us into the eccentric Gurner family home, perched atop their business: a community theater in downtown NYC. Type A lesbian Rachel’s responsibilities as the stage manager of both their performances and private lives have kept her from having her own life. But sudden tragedy and the discovery that their presumed-dead mother is a soap opera star throw Rachel and her flighty sister Jackie into more than their usual chaos. Co-writers Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt star alongside Judith Light, Mandy Patinkin, and Alec Baldwin in this winning comedy.

Straight Up: 9:15pm
2019, 95 min

Panicking over the thought of spending his whole life alone, Todd turns his back on dating men and dives headlong into a relationship with aspiring actress Rory, his intellectual soulmate. But can a (probably) gay man and a straight woman become a truly happy couple? Quick-witted (with even quicker dialogue) and featuring charming performances from Katie Findlay and writer-director James Sweeney making his feature debut, Straight Up mines the depths of our collective anxieties around loneliness, relationships, and love for the perfect modern thinking-person’s date night movie.




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Tuesday, June 25

Queer Genius: 1:00pm
2019, 115 min

A deep, affectionate look at the life and work of five remarkable queer artists: the late, legendary filmmaker Barbara Hammer; the inimitable poet, Eileen Myles; Rasheedah Phillips & Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother) of the revelatory multimedia Black Quantum Futurism collective; and wildly innovative performance artist Jibz Cameron (aka Dynasty Handbag).

For They Know Not What They Do: 4:00pm
2019, 92 min

Picking up where his 2007 documentary For the Bible Tells Me So left off, director Daniel G. Karslake weaves the moving sagas of four devoutly religious families with gay or trans children. Inculcated for decades with homophobic dogmas and poisonous myths, parents and kids candidly recount their wrenching and transformative journeys of loss and love, judgment and acceptance, and tragedy and triumph.

Temblores (Tremors): 6:30pm (Centerpiece)
2019, 107 min

When confident, sophisticated Pablo reveals that he is going to leave his wife and children to live with the man he loves, his affluent evangelical family in Guatemala is ripped apart: soon Pablo’s conservative parents, wife, employer, pastor, and his entire world seem bent on reforming, “converting,” or destroying the errant man. Jayro Bustamante’s (Ixcanul) powerful drama is both one man’s wrenching story and a searing commentary on the impact that religious and social prejudice still wreaks on queer lives.

Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts: 9:15pm
2019, 91 min

Both funny and illuminating, this behind-the-scenes exposé of RuPaul’s Drag Race star and country music songstress, Trixie Mattel, offers a glimpse into the backstage drama of a drag superstar. Following Trixie through All Stars, a musical world tour, and the genesis of her Viceland series with Katya, Moving Parts showcases the glitz and glamour of fame as well as its pitfalls when you have a legion of fans watching your every move.




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Wednesday, June 26

Brother to Brother: 1:15pm
2004, 94 min

Frameline is proud to present a 15th anniversary screening of Rodney Evans’ narrative feature debut, the seminal gay classic Brother to Brother. Stradling between the past and the present in Harlem, painter Perry Williams (Anthony Mackie) meets an elderly writer named Bruce (Roger Robinson), and their friendship opens up a window to the rich history of Black art, politics, and sexuality in the 20th century. Winner of Frameline28’s Audience Award.

Frameline Award: Rodney Evans / Vision Portraits: 4:00pm
78 min

The compelling stories of four visually impaired artists—photographer John Dugdale, dancer Kayla Hamilton, writer Ryan Knight, and the filmmaker himself Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother, Frameline28)—are uniquely reflected through Evans’ dual status as filmmaker and subject, showing how each artist has been impacted by their diagnosis and how they have creatively thrived.

Sid & Judy: 6:30pm (Centerpiece)
2019, 100 min

June 2019 marks 50 years since the death of the extravagantly talented and tragically short-lived entertainer Judy Garland, whose perseverance and powerful charisma have made her a gay icon for generations. This revelatory and poignant new portrait, rich with spectacular film clips and rare concert footage, is told through the memoirs—only recently published—of the man who, for a tumultuous decade, was her confidant, producer, and husband, Sid Luft.

Sell By: 9:15pm
2019, 94 min

Actor Mike Doyle makes his feature directorial debut with this sharp, engaging modern-day romantic comedy about a cute gay influencer couple and their BFFs trying to balance their relationships and careers (or lack thereof) in New York City. The fabulous cast—which includes Kate Walsh and the always-enchanting Patricia Clarkson—will have you laughing out loud and pondering the convoluted realities of growing up, selling out, and following your dreams.




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Thursday, June 27

Marlon Riggs: No Regrets
80 min

Thirty years after his seminal Tongues Untied and 25 years since his passing, Frameline is thrilled to screen three of groundbreaking Bay Area filmmaker and Frameline Award recipient Marlon T. Riggs’ rarely seen shorts that address Black gay identity, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS, with special insights from his local collaborators.

Up Close & Personal
102 min

Follow as we journey around the world in the search for love, for self, for answers, for shavers, for art, and for acceptance through these six fascinating documentaries that pull us into the lives of several amazing human beings.

Thanks to Hank: 4:15pm
2019, 81 min

If you’ve ever done anything political and gay in San Francisco—including attend a film at Frameline—you’ve been touched by the life and work of Hank Wilson. In this loving tribute to a man who radically altered LGBTQ+ life and rights in the Bay Area (especially for queer youth in the early days of AIDS), audiences are gifted an impactful and informative glimpse of history changed by Hank’s vision, activism, and organizing.

A Luv Tale: The Series: 6:45pm (Centerpiece)
2019, 77 min

Reminiscent of the classic ‘90s film Love Jones, this Harlem-set series from writer-creator Sidra Smith follows four stunning queer women of color as they navigate their friendships, love lives, and artistic careers. Armed with a bomb soundtrack, starring sure-to-be new favorites and familiar faces like Vanessa Williams and Leon, this sexy show is a must watch.

You Don’t Nomi: 9:15pm
2019, 91 min

Local icon Peaches Christ joins a collection of critics, writers, and fans for an enlightening and entertaining reassessment of the once celebrated Hollywood disaster that has risen like a queer phoenix from the ashes: Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls. Is it a misunderstood masterwork, misogynist trash, unintentional camp, or a combination of all three? You Don’t Nomi offers an array of insight and wit as it explores one of San Francisco’s favorite movies. World premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Screening hosted by drag sensation Peaches Christ.




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Friday, June 28

State of Pride: 1:30pm
2019, 71 min

Oscar winners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman turn their insightful lens toward the history and evolution of Pride. Fifty years after Stonewall, the focus and events of Pride have transformed in certain major, and controversial, ways, but the soul remains the same. Combining archival footage with the modern-day experience, this engaging documentary centers around activist and leading queer social media influencer Raymond Braun as he travels to Pride events in Alabama, Utah, and San Francisco.

Worldly Affairs: 4:00pm
87 min

Connecting man-to-man can be fast or slow, easy or tricky, romantic or sexy (or both), full of joy or full of risk…but however it happens, in the right storyteller’s hands, it’s always interesting. These six wonderful films from three continents reveal the many ways that men around the world navigate their desires.

Clementine: 6:30pm
2019, 93 min

A serene rural lake is the setting for a volatile connection between two women following a messy and painful breakup. Karen, the cast-aside muse of an older successful artist, invades her ex’s lake house in order to lick her wounds only to unexpectedly cross paths with Lana, a baby-faced blonde from across the lake whose intentions gradually come into focus in this sharply-observed minimalist melodrama, which had its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

Simple Wedding: 9:15pm
2018, 88 min

When Nousha (Tara Grammy) meets artsy activist and proud bisexual Alex (Christopher O’Shea) at a protest rally, she finds herself swept up by the magic of new love and the pressure to please her Iranian-American family. This heartfelt and hilarious rom-com features a stellar ensemble cast that includes Rita Wilson (The Good Wife) and Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) and endearing queer characters, all looking for love and finding it where they least expect it.




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Saturday, June 29

To the Stars: 11:00am
2019, 111 min

In a small Oklahoma farm town in the 1960s, two teenage girls who never quite fit in, strike up a friendship that shocks the whole town and alters their lives forever. A Sundance favorite, beautifully shot in black-and-white, To the Stars gives the grand cinematic treatment to the coming-of-age stories of two young women who grapple with accepting themselves in a town that refuses to.

Guest Artist: 2:00pm
2019, 75 min

A misanthropic, gay, alcoholic New York City playwright (Jeff Daniels) descends upon a small town in Michigan to mount his new work but gets hung up at the train station when his driver, an aspiring writer, challenges his jaded outlook in this razor-sharp and moving adaptation of Daniels’ play. Over the course of a snowy Christmastime evening, the two generations face off, trading acerbic, witty dialogue while dissecting each other’s views on art and life.

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street: 4:15pm
2019, 99 min

In 1985, Mark Patton landed the lead in the sequel to the blockbuster A Nightmare on Elm Street, thinking he had achieved his dream of becoming a movie star. Instead he found himself, a young closeted gay man, starring in a controversial, subversively queer film, that disappointed audiences and destroyed his career. Thirty years later, Patton comes out of seclusion to embrace the cult film and confront his own demons.

An Almost Ordinary Summer: 7:00pm
2019, 100 min

Two incompatible Italian families—one sophisticated, bohemian, and neurotic; the other narrow-minded and loud—are both equally stunned when their middle-aged dads announce that they are getting married…to each other. Can the genuine love between silver fox Tony and sensitive bear Carlo survive the scheming of their children to derail the nuptials? It’s La cage aux folles meets Mamma Mia! in this delightful and surprisingly touching Mediterranean charmer.

Last Ferry: 9:30pm
2019, 86 min

An introverted lawyer heads to Fire Island to let loose but gets much more than he bargained for when a casual encounter with a stranger leaves him drugged. In his impaired state, he finds himself the only witness to a shocking murder in the desolate Meat Rack and must figure out how to escape before the killer finds him in this mesmerizing gay thriller that’s full of twists and turns, shot on location in the Pines.




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Sunday, June 30

More Beautiful for Having Been Broken: 11:00am
2019, 111 min

In the new drama from director Nicole Conn (Elena Undone), boy wonder Freddie, who lives with a chronic illness, charms three broken women into his healing embrace. His single mother Samantha tries to cope by dancing, newcomer McKenzie runs, and Vivienne drinks. Nothing but surrendering to passion, trusting in life, and receiving a greater love can fully help them move through their intertwined grief and loss.

Fun in Boys Shorts: 2:00pm
71 min

Check your blues at the door and get ready to smile! Come down to the Castro for Frameline’s annual celebration of lighthearted, flirty, goofy, upbeat, and maybe even touching short films—including dance breaks that will have you both bumping and rolling in the aisles.

Family Members: 4:15pm
2019, 85 min

Gay teen Lucas and his older sister Gilda haven’t gotten along for years, but now they find themselves stranded in a sleepy Argentinian coastal town by a bus strike. While they’re supposed to be paying respects to their recently deceased mother, their rocky reunion causes buried secrets and surprising revelations to emerge in this refreshingly original, poignantly funny and touching coming-of-age tale about grief, forgiveness, and first crushes.

Gay Chorus Deep South: 7:00pm (Closing Night)
2019, 98 min

To combat the reemergence of anti-LGBTQ+ laws and hate crimes brought upon by the Trump era, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus boldly toured areas of the southern United States, bringing their message of love and inclusion for everyone. Juxtaposing chorus members’ modern-day encounters with historical perspectives, director David Charles Rodrigues chronicles this intense and inspirational journey. Fueled by fantastic music, this dynamic documentary captures the heart and soul of a contemporary civil rights movement.



DO THE RIGHT THING 7:00 30th Anniversary!
The residents of a Bed-Stuy neighborhood are trying to stay cool over a single, punishingly hot day. But the heat is stoking racial and social tensions that threaten to explode. This stunning breakthrough from writer/director/actor Spike Lee asked questions that remain urgent, thirty years later; now, as then, the answers are up to us. Vibrant, colorful, and essential, with a sterling cast including Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosie Perez, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson as Mister Señor Love Daddy. (1989, 120 min, DCP)

The hot-tempered Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is sent to live with his father (Larry Fishburne) in South Central Los Angeles. Coming of age among South Central's gangs and drug trade seriously tests Tre's character, and the violence in his community threatens to consume him. The late John Singleton fought tooth and nail to direct his first screenplay, and got Oscar nominations for both. Gooding, Ice Cube, and Nia Long make confident acting debuts; the cast also features Angela Bassett and Morris Chestnut. (1991, 112 min, 35mm)







Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.
For those of you not yet converted, Grease Sing-A-Long is the blockbuster movie musical complete with tricked-out subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along to “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” all of them! In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character for the costume contest! Grease stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, and Didi Conn. Directed by Randal Kleiser (The Blue Lagoon). (1978, full show approx. 150 min, DCP ‘Scope)





JAWS 2:30, 7:00

Police chief Roy Scheider, oceanographer Richard Dreyfuss, and salty hunter Robert Shaw join forces to battle a great white shark that’s been chewing up the locals off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Amidst the New Hollywood revolution of the ‘70s, Steven Spielberg’s shockingly effective adaptation of Peter Benchley’s best-seller altered the shape of blockbusters to come. Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, and the music of John Williams co-star. (1975, 124 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ ROLLERCOASTER 4:45, 9:20
Timothy Bottoms is a mild-mannered psycho turning America’s rollercoasters into explosive death traps as part of his million-dollar extortion scheme, and George Segal is the inspector who must deliver the cash before his ultimate midway meltdown. Fans of 1970s disaster films about towering infernos and capsizing cruise ships will enjoy much mayhem here, plus old pro Richard Widmark, a token celebrity cameo from Henry Fonda, an early role for Helen Hunt, and a fantastic live performance by Sparks! (1977, 119 min, HD digital)




Sergei Bondarchuk's WAR AND PEACE

SCREENING ON SAT: Chapter I (in 2 parts) 1:00, 6:30 + Chapter II 4:00, 9:30
Chapters I & II

SCREENING ON SUN: Chapter III 2:00, 6:00 + Chapter IV 3:35, 7:35
Chapters III & IV

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a monumental, awe-inspiring adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic tome in which the fates of three souls—the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha—collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, director Sergei Bondarchuk conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls that glitter with rococo beauty and breathtaking battles that overwhelm with their expressionistic power. As a statement of Soviet cinema’s might, WAR AND PEACE succeeded wildly, garnering the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and setting a new standard for epic moviemaking. (1966, in Russian and French with English subtitles, Chapters I & II 245 min / Chapters III & IV 177 min, DCP 'Scope)

"You are never, ever, going to see anything to equal it ... as spectacular as a movie can possibly be."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Above all, WAR AND PEACE is an orgy of cinematic opulence—dizzying tracking shots, trompe-l'oeil matte paintings, split-screens, superimpositions—made by a triple-threat filmmaker (actor/writer/director) in full command of the medium. To see it is to not quite believe it."
- Scott Foundas, foundasonfilm



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