Frameline Announces Star-Studded Lineup of Panelists

Friday September 18, 2020

Henry Golding in the poster for 'Monsoon'
Henry Golding in the poster for 'Monsoon'  

Frameline has announced the star-studded lineup of special guests and panelists for Frameline44 — the world's largest virtual LGBTQ+ film festival — continuing through Sunday, September 27, 2020.

Q&As and panels with film teams are scheduled for nearly every program throughout the festival and will be available on Frameline's YouTube and Facebook channels immediately following each film's recommended screening time, as well as on Frameline's streaming platform. The conversations will also be archived to watch any time after. Notable participants include (in order of film screening date):

"Beautiful Dreamer"
Friday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. PT
Special Guest: Erin Daniels (actor)

"Through the Glass Darkly"
Saturday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. PT
Special Guests: Robyn Lively (actor), Shanola Hampton (actor)

"Gossamer Folds"?
Sunday, September 20 at 1:30 p.m. PT
Special Guests: Yeardley Smith (producer and actor), Alexandra Grey (actor), Jen Richards (actor)

Sunday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. PT
Special Guests: Steve Zahn (actor), Jillian Bell (actor)

"Shiva Baby"
Sunday, September 20 at 8:30 p.m. PT
Special Guest: Dianna Agron (actor)

"The Boys in the Band" (panel only)
Tuesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. PT
Special Guests: Joe Mantello (director), Matt Bomer (actor), Tuc Watkins (actor)

Tuesday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m. PT
Special Guest: Henry Golding (actor)

"Equal: Episode 2"
Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. PT
Special Guests: Kimberly Reed (director), Jamie Clayton (actor), Alexandra Grey (actor), Jenni Olson (archival producer and story consultant)

"Equal: Episode 3"
Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. PT
Special Guests: Stephen Kijak (director), Jai Rodriguez (actor), Keiynan Lonsdale (actor)
Moderator: Jewelle Gomez (writer, activist, and author)

"Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story"
Friday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. PT
Special Guest: Glenn Copeland

"Two of Us"
Friday, September 25 at 7 p.m. PT
Special Guest: Barbara Sukowa (actor)

"Pixar Animation Studios Short Film, Out"
Saturday, September 26 at 12 p.m. PT
Special Guests: Steven Clay Hunter (director), Max Sachar (producer), Matthew Martin (Gigi the Cat), Jake Monaco (Composer), Noah Newman (Editor), Kureha Yokoo (Animation Supervisor)

Sunday, September 27 at 1 p.m. PT
Special Guest: Steven Canals (co-creator of "Pose")

The 11-day virtual event will feature 10 world premieres, four international premieres, three North American premieres, and one U.S. premiere, including new narrative features, documentaries, episodics, and shorts programs.

Tickets ($8-$12 per screening) and passes (starting at $250) are available now at This year's all-virtual platform is open to ticket holders anywhere throughout California. To ensure maximum flexibility, ticket holders will be able to tune in live to each screening or stream nearly every film at any time during the 11-day festival.

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