Periwinkle Cinema features experimental film and video that doesn’t easily fit into the boxes of ‘homo-normative’ film programming or narrative restrictions. We take pride in presenting the work of local queer creators and emerging talent from around the world alongside such esteemed LGTBQI filmmakers, as: Marlon Riggs, GB Jones, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Bruce LaBruce, Hans Schierl, Zachary Drucker, Rhys Ernst, Silas Howard, Samara Halperin, Bob Mizer/AMG, and many more!

We started in 2011 as an underground monthly queer film series at the legendary big GAY warehouse in San Francisco under the direction of founding members Lorin Murphy and Christopher Carroll. Later that year, we moved to Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco’s Mission District where we have been presenting queer cinema every third Wednesday for the past 7+ years.

​Periwinkle Cinema has partnered with Queer Cultural Center to produce and co-sponsor several screenings and exhibits as part of the annual Queer Arts Festival and for their Creating Queer Community program. These included the first exhibition of Bob Mizer’s film and photography work in San Francisco at the Center for Sex and Culture in 2011, a special free screening of It Came From Kuchar at the LGBTQ Community Center, and the world-premiere of Hanky-Code: The Movie, an anthology film we produced in 2015.

Periwinkle Cinema is overseen by host Lorin Murphy plus volunteers from the SF Bay Area queer film community. We welcome guest-curators!

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To submit your film or video art for upcoming events, or to inquire about guest-curating a screening with us, please contact: submit@periwinklecinema.com

A Public Service Announcement from Periwinkle Cinema by Lauren Soldano:


Artists’ Television Access 992 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA

By BUS: Take Muni line 14 down Mission to 21st Street, or Muni line 22 down 16th Street to Valencia and then walk, or Muni line J-Church to 21st Street and then walk.
By BART: The nearest station is 24 Street & Mission, but the 16 & Mission station is almost as close.
By CAR: A more affordable city lot is located on 21st Street between Mission and Valencia.