B. Ruby Rich Receives 2012 Frameline Award

June 26, 2012

Director of Exhibition & Programming Des Buford, Marcus Hu, B. Ruby Rich, and Executive Director K.C. Price. Photo by Barak Shrama.

B. Ruby Rich received the Frameline Award in June 2012 for contributions to LGBT film and video over the years. The award was presented by Marcus Hu, co-president of Strand Releasing, one of the major distributors of LGBT films, with a full house at the Castro Theater.

Established in 1986, the Frameline Award is given every year to a person or entity that has made a major contribution to LGBT representation in film, television, or the media arts. Past honorees range from film historian and author Vito Russo, to Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan, avant-garde lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer, drag artiste extraordinaire Divine, producer Christine Vachon, long-time leader of the Festival and the organization Michael Lumpkin, and producer/distributor Marcus Hu.

When she introduced the term “New Queer Cinema” to LGBT film culture some twenty years ago, renowned critic and scholar, B. Ruby Rich was simply acting in the line of duty; reporting on what was timely and significant in moving image culture, and in queer culture.This year, Frameline's Board and Staff are proud to present the Frameline Award to B. Ruby Rich.  

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