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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10TH ANNIVERSARY OF MILK (35mm) + MALA NOCHE (35mm), July 15 at 7:00 p.m.

MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents another tribute to Gus Van Sant with the 10th Anniversary of MiLK + the 30th Anniversary of MALA NOCHE! Hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.

MILK is the true life story of Harvey Milk, the legendary Gay Rights activist, who upon being elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1977, became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America. MALA NOCHE is an important precursor to the New Queer Cinema of the 1990s and is a fascinating capsule from a time and place that continues to haunt its director’s work.




VELVET GOLDMINE, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. 

Todd Haynes’ ode to glam rock takes you on a journey through the music that broke through the boundaries of rock and sexuality with ruthless edge, and glitter! What began as his vision of doing an official biography of David Bowie was denied when he was unable to gain the rights to Bowie’s life and music. Rather than chucking the project entirely, Haynes took advantage of this new opportunity to make a movie that, unlike your typical biopic, completely takes off into space, embodying the spirit of Ziggy Stardust and the other-worldliness of the glam movement itself, playing out like a love letter from a die-hard fan.




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