Pete Buttigieg’s moving race for president in 2020, which transcended his status as a small town Midwestern mayor and openly gay candidate, has been captured in a new documentary, “Mayor Pete.” The film is scheduled to premiere at the Castro Theater as part of the Frameline Fall Showcase on Thursday November 11 and Friday November 12.
All four events will be hosted at the Castro, which opened to the public for the first time since the start of the pandemic during Frameline’s main event in June.
The showcase opens at 6 p.m. on Thursday 11 November, with a new 4K restoration of the 50th anniversary of the 33-minute short film “Tricia’s Wedding”, a landmark in LGBTQ + cinema in which the Cockettes, an avant-garde The fleeting but influential San Francisco-on-call theater group parodies the marriage of first daughter Tricia Nixon.
The screening will be followed by a Cockettes-style performance by musician-actor-drag Birdie-Bob Watt. “Mayor Pete” follows at 7.45pm
On Friday, November 12, all six episodes of “Bridesman,” a Grindr-produced series billed as a much more cheerful “wedding of my best friends”, are shown at 6:00 pm (total length: 59 minutes), followed by black. French white and white film of romantic entanglements, “Paris, XIIIe arrondissement”, directed by Jacques Audiard and starring, among others, the hypnotic Noémie Merlant (“Portrait of a lady on fire”).