Synopsis by Mark Deming
H.L. Winkler served as producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer, and composer for this offbeat independent comedy. Dev (Polly Lister) is a lesbian computer technician (with a fondness for vintage men's suits and ties) who has recently left her job working at a Silicon Valley Internet firm. However, after returning to her hometown of San Francisco, she discovers that most of her friends have literally forgotten all about her, and her dating life is suffering as a result. As Dev struggles to reconnect with her pals and pursue a romance with an exotic dancer (Aischa Antje Osterberg), she discovers that her apartment is haunted as she is confronted by the shade of Alan Turing (Philipp Rafferty), the pioneering computer scientist and World War II code-breaker. RTFM was screened as part of the 2004 San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.