Third annual QFest, St. Louis’ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer film festival, begins Sunday March 28 and runs through Wednesday March 31
The third annual edition of QFest begins Sunday March 28 and will present an eclectic slate of 14 films – 10 features (7 narrative and 3 documentaries) and 4 short subjects – from five countries, including the United States, Sweden, Israel, New Zealand, and Uruguay. The participating filmmakers represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema.
Highlights include the romantic drama HANNAH FREE (starring Sharon Gless from “Cagney & Lacey” and Queer As Folk” and St. Louis native Jacqui Jackson”), the charming Swedish comedy PATRIK, AGE 1.5, the hilarious music documentary from New Zealand THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS, the poignant Israeli drama EYES WIDE OPEN, the glittery, yet aptly titled THE BIG GAY MUSICAL, and the locally produced documentary short subject HEARTLAND TRANSPORT, which follows a busload of St. Louis-based gay couples on a trip north to Iowa to be legally married in that state. “Heartland Transport” was directed by Cody Stokes and features bus trip organizers Ed Reggi and Scott Emanuel.
QFest begins on Sunday, March 28, and runs through Wednesday, March 31. Tickets are $10 each or $8 for students and Cinema St. Louis members with valid and current IDs. All screenings will be held at the Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd. in the University City Loop. Advance tickets are available on the Landmark Theatres’ Web site: www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets.
QFest, an official presentation of Cinema St. Louis, was founded by members of Metropolis St. Louis' Out & Urban Committee, Cinema St. Louis, and the Lesbian Gay Bi Transgender Community Center of Metropolitan St. Louis. The primary mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the diversity and inherent complexities of living an alternative lifestyle in today’s society.
For more information about the full schedule of screenings and events, plus full descriptions of the films and filmmakers, please inquire with QFest artistic director Chris Clark. DVD copies of the films and short subjects are available for press review on request. Visit our interactive festival Web site at www.stlqfest.org or www.cinemastlouis.org/qfest. You may also visit the official QFest page on Facebook.
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