Frameline 43 is hosting an Opening Night Movie on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 7:00 PM. The film, Vita & Virginia (2018), that will be shown was directed by Chanya Button. Post-film, Frameline43 will be hosting an Opening Night Gala where you will be able to join us in celebrating with media and filmmakers, community leaders, industry professionals, and filmgoers.
Frameline 43 Opening Night Vita & Virginia
“Sensational star turns by Elizabeth Debicki (Widows) as Virginia Woolf and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) as Vita Sackville-West bring to dazzling life one of the great lesbian love affairs of the 20th century in this erotic blend of literary biography and romantic intrigue that had audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival”
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Movie Location: Castro Theatre – 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Gala Location: Terra Gallery – 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Ticket Link: https://www.frameline.org/audience/vita
Frameline 43 members and General Public can buy tickets NOW!
For more information: https://www.frameline.org/festival
“Already a successful popular novelist herself, Vita wants desperately to associate herself with the prestigious Woolf, but pursuing the introverted writer becomes heated and personal once she spies Virginia’s sinuous dancing at a party. It is a clash of opposing worlds and personalities: the lives of Woolf’s bohemian clique chafe against Sackville-West’s upper-crust milieu, with no one more horrified than Vita’s stern, disapproving mother, played with aplomb by Isabella Rossellini.
For Virginia, the relationship liberates her sexuality and sparks a surge of creativity, as her androgynous new lover becomes the muse for one of her masterworks, Orlando. The writers’ love letters, read directly to the camera, reveal the profound nature of this unique, passionate coupling: an intense affair that is as much of the mind as the body.”
— PAM GRADY
OPENING NIGHT GALA
Following Vita & Virginia, join Frameline for a glittering Opening Night Gala at Terra Gallery (511 Harrison Street at First Street). Feast on the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Festival while celebrating with media makers, community leaders, industry professionals, and filmgoers alike.