Being selected for Frameline was an honor, but I had no idea the program it played in, “Fun In Boys Shorts,” was such a festival institution: a comedic showcase always scheduled for the first Saturday of the festival, it typically plays to a packed house at the 1,600 seat Castro Theater. Indeed, the screening was sold out, and the audience came ready to laugh. “Safe Word” was first on the bill, and to my relief the San Franciscans have a wicked sense of humor even on Saturday morning. Here are a few photos of that event.
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Head west young man! Two of the most prestigious festivals in the country are willing to risk their stalwart reputations by showing our trashy little picture, and we love them for it! Palm Springs ShortFest will show Safe Word on June 18, and Frameline will be showing June 21 and 29 at the glorious Castro Theater. I will be attending both in-person and promise to do my part in dragging highbrow art house cinema down to the lowest common denominator. Please say hello and wish me luck.