The 18th edition of Philadelphia QFest is already off and running. QFEST started off on a huge high note with one of the best opening parties ever at Table 31. They kept us coming back for with amazing films during opening weekend and a packed house for the directors/filmmakers brunch at Tashan restaurant. The cinema fun only gets better and better as the festival rolls along… join us event coverage, film picks and FREE tickets (enter HERE)!
Running now until July 23, 2012, the festival will be screening 107 films – including 42 feature films, 13 documentaries, and 52 short films, 7 World Premieres, 1 North American Premiere, 2 U.S. Premieres, 16 East Coast Premieres, and 26 Philadelphia Premieres. With so much to see, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. QFest is bringing the very best in LGBT comedy, drama, and romance, while also tackling transgender issues, and the hot-button issues of immigration and the legalization of same-sex marriage!
Philly Loves Fun celebrates QFEST by giving away pairs of tickets to three shows.
Forbidden Fruit (shorts) on Thursday, July 19, 7:15pm
Oscar Wilde once said, “I can resist everything but temptation.” We challenge you to resist these maidens looking for love in all the right places. The temptations are great, from schoolyard crushes to secret desires. Sometimes you just have to pick that apple! (or should it be a peach?)! — Suzi Nash
Dangerous Sex (shorts) on Friday, July 20, 9:45pm
Sure, sex can be a pleasurable act bonding the love of two people…oh, but not in these shorts! — Raymond Murray
Artistic Achievement in Directing – Rose Troche & Career Tribute Interview on Saturday, July 21, 4:45pm
Rose Troche is an award-winning writer-director-producer whose first feature Go Fish (co-written and co-produced with the film’s star, Guinevere Turner), premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. While her newest project Concussion (2012), written and directed by first-time filmmaker Stacie Passon and produced and mentored by Troche, won’t be completed until the fall, QFest audiences are in for a treat. The festival has secured permission to show some sneak peek clips of Concussion as part of a special tribute to honor Troche as the recipient of QFest 2012 Artistic Achievement. Join us on Saturday July 21st at 4:45pm in Ritz East 2 as we honor Rose Troche PLUS stay for her special 90 minute on-stage interview with film journalist Gary Kramer. The interview will include selected clips (including some never before seen shorts) to highlight Rose Troche’s extensive body of film and television work. — Carol Coombes
FOUR EASY WAYS TO WIN – Visit our contest page and enter today! Enter once, or all four times! If you don’t want to wait, tickets are on sale NOW at http://www.qfest.com. CONTEST DEADLINE: Friday, June 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM. The winner will be announced that weekend.
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