OUTlook is the Roxie’s year-round programming initiative to highlight LGBTQIA+ voices in cinema. For decades, we’ve been committed to showcasing movies that reflect the full spectrum of identities both in our San Francisco community and the wider world. Through a mix of new and mainstream releases, classic repertory, and the avant-garde fringe, we’ve continually sought to show something for everybody at the Roxie.
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BIXA TRAVESTY, opening January 11.
This documentary follows Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in an impoverished quarter of São Paulo. Her electrifying performances brazenly take on Brazil’s heteronormative machismo. Co-helmed by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman, BIXA TRAVESTY highlights da Quebrada’s electro-pop concerts in chainmail and black netting costumes, punctuated by lots of twerking.
Film School Drop Outs presents ROCK N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL – January 24 at 7 p.m.
“Film School Drop Outs” is the Roxie Theater’s over-the-top cult movie experience and drag performance, brought to you by Peaches Christ Productions. This time, they present the 70s classic ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, complete with a live Ramones cover band! The film follows the story of Ramones-obsessed high school student, Riff Randell (P.J. Soles), and her classmates at Vince Lombardi High School, which keeps losing principals to nervous breakdowns because of the students’ love of rock ‘n’ roll and general disregard for education.
TONGUES UNTIED – February 20 at 7 p.m.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the seminal documentary by Marlon T. Riggs, TONGUES UNTIED utilizes poetry, personal testimony, and rap to describe the homophobia and racism that confront black gay men. Co-presented by Signifyin’ Works & Frameline Distribution.
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