It’s Hot on the Screens, Not Just Outside!

We had an amazing time Saturday night with the 3-way night out: Dinner & Drinks in honor of Dirty Poole: A Work in Progress, Stud Life Movie Party Women's Gala, and the 2 World Premiering After-Parties for Saltwater & The Men Next Door.

QFEST is in full swing. Don't miss out on anything this year! The weather outside might be hot but your Sunday film line-up is scorching.
12:00 p.m. Ritz at the Bourse: The Wise Kids. After Tim, an aspiring filmmaker, comes out of the closet, sexual identities and repression are explored in this coming-of-age story. The Wise Kids
12:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: The Marriage. The story of an elderly couple – 75-year-old former construction worker, Ignacio, and 65-year-old Julia, who was formerly a man named Oscar – as they prepare to be married after decades together. Director Rachel Goldberg, of the short film “Neighbors,” will be in attendance.

12:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: Cloudburst. Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star as geriatric lesbians who hit the road Thelma and Louise style in order to get married in Canada.

2:15 p.m. Ritz at the Bourse: Heavy Girls. Two men bond – and possibly spark a romance – while looking for one’s mischievous mother, who has dementia. Heavy Girls
2:30 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: Stud Life. JJ is caught between the demands of a new girlfriend and the needs of her longtime best friend.

2:30 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: The Men Next Door. Reluctantly celebrating his 40th birthday, Doug finds himself falling for two very different men. The Men Next Door
4:30 p.m. Ritz at the Bourse: TRANS Meet a remarkable cast of characters from all walks of life who are wiling to tell their stories in the hope that they might one day be able to live ordinary lives. Producer Mark Schoen, and subjects Terry Cummings Esq, Dr. Christine McGinn and Dr. Maureen Osborne will be in attendance to discuss the film with the audience.

4:45 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: Saltwater. After leaving the Navy, Will gets set up by a friend with the handsome Josh.

5:00 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: Jack and Diane. British teenager Diane is visiting New York for a week when she meets tomboy Jack.
7:00 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: Let My People Go! When Ruben has an argument with his boyfriend, he ends up returning home to Paris and into the arms of his wacky family.
Let My People Go!
7:00 p.m. Ritz at the Bourse: Love Free or Die. With his appointment in 2003, Gene Robinson became the first openly gay, partnered person to be elected to be a bishop in the Episcopal Church.
Life Free or Die
7:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: The Way Gay Sing-Along. What better way to end opening weekend than by singing along to some of your favorite gay icon’s songs? Brittany Lynn and her Drag Mafia will be hosting this fun sing-along that is sure to have to belting out songs at the top of your lungs.

9:00 p.m. Tavern on Camac: The Way Gay Sing-Along: Live Showcase! If you are still craving more singing and karaoke, head over to Tavern on Camac (243 S. Camac Street). Brittany Lynn and her Drag Mafia Soldiers will keep the fun going long after the Sing-Along has ended.
9:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: Vito. Best known for “The Celluloid Closet,” Vito Russo was more than a filmmaker. An activist and author, audiences are shown a different side of Russo in this compelling documentary.
9:15 p.m. Ritz at the Bourse: Melting Away. Deep wounds, feelings, and truths are made fresh, when a trans woman returns home after being kicked out years prior from the family home.

9:30 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: Jobriath A.D.. A captivating documentary about the “American David Bowie” and his rise and fall as the first openly gay rockstar.
Jobriath A.D.

Day of show tickets only available at the venue. Tickets for the entire day go on sale 30 minutes before the first show of the day at each venue. Screenings for all QFEST films are at the Ritz East Theater 1 & 2, and Ritz Bourse.

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