13th July – 5th October
5th OCTOBER | 7-10p
Sticks and Stones (2014) [15m 57s – Written and Directed by Silas Howard]
Sticks and Stones is an intimate documentary about a song, a street, and a diva. Bambi Lake, a notorious San Francisco transgender performer and entertainer, takes us on a stroll down Polk Street, sharing anecdotes and the history behind her song “Golden Age of Hustlers”, which was written about her time as a street hustler in the mid-’70s. She landed on Polk Street after a stint with the Cockettes and prior to regular gigs at renowned ’80s/’90spunk venue, the Mabuhey Gardens.
Hustler White (1996) [1h 19m – Written and Directed by Rick Castro, Bruce LaBruce]
In a plot reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen’s old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry. The film, which like all of LaBruce’s work is sexually explicit, includes a controversial amputee sex scene. Codirector Rick Castro cast real male hustlers and his former models, including Tony Ward, as amateur actors.
Win a chance to own the flyer above! Very rare Japanese promotional item with stills by Rick Castro and signed by him.
Rick Castro will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions.
Times above are when doors open.
Films begin ½ hour after that.
FREE for ToFF Members
$12 for non-members. [You can join when you arrive!]
Light refreshments offered.