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Frameline 39 will bring various sports films to San Francisco in June. Outsports is co-presenting two pieces: 'Out To Win' and the short queer sports film program, 'Score!'

Former NFL player Dave Kopay recounts stories of lost love in college and the NFL in the film 'Out To Win.'
Former NFL player Dave Kopay recounts stories of lost love in college and the NFL in the film 'Out To Win.'

Frameline Festival

Frameline 39, the LGBT film festival in San Francisco, will have a sports component this year that will be co-presented by Outsports and Team San Francisco.

Out to Win, the film about gay and lesbian athletes that premiered earlier this year at SXSW, is a centerpiece of the film festival, screening in the beautiful Castro Theater on Wednesday, June 24, at 6:30pm. The film chronicles the history of gay and lesbian athletes in North America, highlighting the stories of key players like Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Dave Kopay, John Amaechi, Jason Collins and Brittney Griner.

Charles Purdy, one of Frameline's reviewers, wrote:

Out to Win proves that professional sports not only provide thrilling, sometimes agonizing, spectacles—they have a powerful influence on society and can be an incredible force for change. Smart, moving, and uplifting, this is definitely not just a movie for sports fans. This is a film that will have everyone cheering.

Also part of the festival is a short-film program, Score! Queers in Sports, featuring uniquely queer takes on tennis, track and field, soccer, basketball, and even women's arm wrestling are all packed tightly into this shorts program.

Other sports films include Michiel Thomas' Game Face and films about Chamique Holdsclaw, Russia and rugby.

Also, check out the great two-minute trailer the film festival produced - very fun!