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Queer Film Theory 101 - The Outsiders Film Screening

  • Alamo Drafthouse New Mission 2550 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Queer Film Theory 101 at Alamo Drafthouse takes an in-depth look at the queerest “straight” films ever produced. We’re outing all of your favorite films! Is Titanic a gender queer love story? Does POINT BREAK explore the latent homosexuality in sports culture? Yes yes, and we’ll tell you why. To this day there are so few representations of LGBTQ+ people in film, so we improvise, we read between the lines, we make adjustments to our head cannon, and zero in on all the queer subtext available. Join us every month for a new entry in our screening and lecture series.


Francis Ford Coppola's "A-Side" to his gang war films and S. E. Hinton adaptations (with RUMBLE FISH being the "B-Side") remains one of the defining films of an alternate-Brat Pack and '80s masculinity.

A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers, are perpetually at odds with rival group the Socs. When Greasers’ Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the accidental death of a Socs member, the boys go on the run. Soon, Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas (Matt Dillon) and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. Starring a veritable who’s who of ‘80s heroes and heartthrobs — Swayze! Cruise! Lowe! Estevez! And more! — in some of the earliest roles of their careers.