Frameline Announces Grants for Seven LGBTQ Film Projects - Sticks & Stones: Bambi Lake

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Frameline, the nation's only non-profit organization solely dedicated to the funding, exhibition, distribution and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media arts, announced on January 30, 2014 the recipients of its annual Frameline Completion Fund.


Director Silas Howard / (Documentary Short)

“Every street has a story.” STICKS AND STONES is an intimate, short documentary about a song, a street, and a diva. Bambi Lake, a notorious San Francisco transgender performer and entertainer, takes us on a stroll down Polk Street, sharing anecdotes and the history behind her song “Golden Age of Hustlers,” which was written about her time as a street hustler in the mid-70’s.

Now 62, still living near Polk street and performing in small bars, she remains larger than life. Her status as an outsider with a legacy is evidenced by her music, stories and unique perspectives spanning histories of queer/trans people, sex work, rock 'n' roll, and over four decades of underground art/music scenes in San Francisco.

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