[maxgallery name=”frameline-38-to-be-takei”]George Takei was at the Castro Theater Tuesday night to accept the Frameline Film Festival’s Frameline Award for his overall contributions to the LGBT social movement through television, arts, and social media. He graciously accepted his award to an enthusiastic sold out crowd and later joined the audience in viewing his biographic film To Be Takei. The movie, directed by Jennifer M. Kroot and Bill Weber, tells the story of Takei’s colorful life in varied perspectives both past and present. From early experiences with the Japanese Internment to his acting career, relationship with his husband, and LGBT advocacy efforts, there was a single narrative of struggle, achievement, levity and optimism. Notable movie highlights included Takei’s response to Tim Hardaway’s anti-gay comments and the overall interactions with his affectionate husband Brad Altman.
The 38th annual Frameline Film Festival runs until Sunday, June 29th. A schedule of remaining movies can be found at the festival’s website.