Hannah Free, a lesbian feature filmed in Chicago last November, had its World Premiere at the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco June 28, at the famed 1600-seat Castro Theatre. The sold-out show received a standing ovation. Rosie O'Donnell introduced the film for her friend Sharon Gless, who stars as Hannah. Many of the Chicago-based cast and crew attended the opening, as well as a special pre-event at Orson restaurant the night before. See www.hannahfree.com for details on upcoming screenings. A Chicago debut in September will be announced soon.
See more photos at www.windycitymediagroup.com/photos/HannahFreeOpening. Photos by Hal Baim
Also see the Hannah Free Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/pages/Hannah-Free/76436188517 .
Photos: Castro Theater marque Hannah Free world premiere on the closing night of the annual San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. #1 Left to right David Strzepek, director of photography Gretchen Warthen, screen writer Claudia Allen, music composer Martie Marro, executive producer Tracy Baim, film editor Sharon Zurek, director Wendy Jo Carlton. #3 Chicago stars Meg Thalken, Jacqui Jackson, Kelli Strickland, Bev Spangler, Maureen Gallagher, Taylor Miller. #4 Rosie O'Donnell and Sharon Gless arrive and are met by Baim. #6 Gless and out lesbian granddaughter, Hailey. #7 Gless, Strzepek, O'Donnell. #8 O'Donnell introduces film. #9 Gless, O'Donnell and producers. #10 Allen speaks following the screening.