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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NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER Brooklyn-based artist and performer Narcissister plumbs the depths of identity, sexuality, family, race and death in her breathtaking documentary feature debut that premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.A dazzling and multi-layered hybrid documentary/performance film, Narcissister Organ Player explores how the director’s complex family history and her relationship with her mother compelled her to create the masked, erotic character of Narcissister.Boundary defying in form and rich in content, the film’s tone oscillates between heart-rending and playful as it builds to its emotional and dramatic climax. Narcissister is an American director, producer and performance artist. Her art is well-known for challenging and exploring themes of culture, sexuality, identity and bloodlines. Her work has appeared throughout the globe, including at The New Museum, The Kitchen and Abrons Art Center.


TORREY PINES, November 24th at 7:00PM.

TORREY PINES  is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990’s. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, twelve-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.





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