Saturday June 24 | 6:00 pm | Roxie
$9 members | $10 general
CO-PRESENTED BY 3rd I South Asian Films
From the director of The Pink Mirror (Frameline27) comes
this intoxicating queer journey through India. Ravi is a young Indian
man living in England who impulsively heads to an all-night gay
party in an Indian village, dragging his British friend Paul along.
Fueled by erotic performances, flirting and sex, Ravi connects
at the party with Mani, a closeted working-class guy. Rooming at
the very gay-friendly hotel belonging to Murthy and Anna, an older
gay couple who have been together for more than thirty years, Ravi
decides to stay for a few days to pursue what may be the love of
his life, but the consequences of their hedonistic night catch up
with them. With bursts of surreal images and scenes, Ravi tries
to reconnect with Mani, but the situation becomes rocky when his
slutty friend Paul flaunts his own careless hook-up with Mani.
Thankfully, Ravi has the wisdom of Murthy and Anna to guide him.
They share their stories of defying tradition, loving against all
odds and being true to oneself. Invigorated by his time with
the couple, Ravi meets Mani once again to see if their fates may
indeed be intertwined.
In addition to the colorful and bizarre situations, the camera
lingers lovingly over the queer Indian male body and exalts its
sexuality. With a consistently surreal look, Yours Emotionally feels
like a beautiful fever dream inspired by both avant-garde gay cinema
and the tropes of Bollywood.
Frameline30, the 30th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival,
screening June 15-25 at the Castro Theatre, Roxie Film Center, Victoria
Theatre, Cinearts@Empire, and the Parkway Theatre is the oldest
and largest event of its kind in the world. Tickets go on sale to
Frameline members Friday, May 26. General public ticket sales begin
Friday, June 2. Tickets are available at Superstar Satellite video
store located at 474 Castro Street (between Market and 18th Street
in San Francisco), online at www.frameline.org/festival, by phone
at 925 866 9559 and by fax at 925 866 9597.
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival June 15-25, 2006