Periwinkle Cinema started as an underground monthly queer film series at the legendary big GAY warehouse in San Francisco in 2011. After a brief hiatus, it moved to Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco’s Mission District, where it has been presenting queer cinema every third Wednesday for the past 5 years. It is overseen by host Lorin Murphy and Gentry McShane plus volunteers from the SF Bay Area queer film community. We welcome guest-curators! Periwinkle features experimental film and video that doesn’t easily fit into the boxes of ‘homo-normative’ film programming or narrative restrictions, and work by artists under-represented within the LGBTQI community.

If you would like to guest-curate a screening with us, or to submit your film or video art for upcoming events, contact:

We screen queer films every 3rd Wed at 8PM at
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco, CA 94110


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.
BART: The nearest station is 24th St & Mission, but the 16th St & Mission station is almost as close.
CAR: An affordable city lot is located on 21st Street between Mission and Valencia.
BIKE: Bike parking spots are available between 20th and 21st street.