SF Frameline gay film festival highlights

David Lewis

San Francisco Chronicle

Jun 16, 2013

The Out List

United States; 60 minutes

It sounds like a tired premise - influential LGBT folks talk about being out and proud - but this intimate, immaculately edited HBO documentary confounds all expectations, proving to be heartbreaking, funny and ultimately, inspiring. Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders doesn't waste a frame, giving three to four minutes of screen time to each of his famous subjects, including Ellen DeGeneres, Cynthia Nixon, Dustin Lance Black, Larry Kramer and 12 others. Far from being tired, every segment is illuminating and exhilarating - a testament to how far the LGBT community has come.

4:30 p.m., June 25; Castro