Talk about a crazy weekend! After last night’s Way Gay Sing-Along we might not have a voice for a few days. Good thing there’s no talking allowed during the movies, right?
There were so many good films to catch this weekend. If you missed any, you're in luck because many are screening again during the week. Be sure to check QFest.com regularly for the latest additions and changes to the schedule. Check our Facebook page for photos from QFEST events.

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Where you should be today at QFEST
5:00 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: The Marriage. A hugely entertaining documentary about an elderly Uruguayan couple—the transgendered Julia and Ignacio-who, after 20 years of living together, prepare to get married. Director Rachel Goldberg of the short film Neighbors will attend to discuss the film with the audience and take questions.

5:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: My Best Day. A charming slice of Americana, in which every character is trying to find their place in life over the course of one day.
My Best Day
6:00 p.m. Ritz at the Bourse: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. Documentary chronicling the formation of AIDS advocacy group ACT UP.
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
7:00 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: Love Her or Leave Her. The title of this program explains it all – sometimes the decision must be made whether to love her or leave her. The shorts included in this program are Tsuyako, Chloe Likes Olivia, Always Again, Out of Bounds, Sugar Cookie, and Adele’s Riddle.

7:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean. Based on real-life events, this sensual, nearly hypnotic bio-pic delves into the charismatic gay life of the iconic screen legend on the brink of superstardom.
Joshua Tree 1951: A Portrait of James Dean
8:15 p.m. Ritz at the Bourse: Tennessee Queer. A scheming politician and holier than thou minister set out to thwart a town’s first pride parade. Producer and screenwriter Mark Jones will attend to discuss the film with the audience and take questions.
Tennessee Queer
9:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: Speechless. A young man washes up on the river banks of picturesque Chinese town with no identification and unable to speak.
9:30 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: First Contact. This collection of six shorts explores the excitement and tension that is created when young men explore their budding sexuality. The program includes the shorts Shabbat Dinner, Pora, Bald Guy, Wild Imaginings, Utopia and 33 Teeth.
First Contact - Shorts Program
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Rising Star Award: David W. Ross
7/20 7:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: Rising Star Award: David W. Ross. David Ross found early success as part of the popular British boy band, Bad Boys, Inc., before coming stateside to try a career as a professional model. After landing a role in the award winning 2006 film, Quinceanero, Ross became inspired to write his own film. The result is I Do, which he produced, wrote and also stars. The Rising Film Star Award will be followed by the East Coast Premiere screening of I Do
I Do
VIP Reception for David W. Ross
7/20 9:00 p.m. The Prime Rib: VIP Reception for David Ross. Be one of only 25 people to take part in a three-course dinner, including a champagne toast, in celebration of his award and first time as a screenwriter and producer on I Do, which he also stars. You will also get a personal photo with Mr. Ross as a keepsake. Advance tickets are $100 per person. Jacket and ties are not mandatory. Call the QFest Box Office for Reservations at 267-765-9800 ext. 4.
Artistic Achievement in Directing: Rose Troche And Career Tribute Interview
7/21 4:45 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: Artistic Achievement in Directing: Rose Troche And Career Tribute Interview. An award winning writer-director-producer, Rose Troche’s first feature Go Fish premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994 and was a shining example of the New Queer Cinema movement. After a few more films, she then turned to television, where she directed the pilot of the groundbreaking lesbian television series “The L Word.”
Rose Troche
As part of this special QFest tribute, QFest audiences are in for a treat as they get an exclusive sneak peek of her new project, Concussion, and never before seen shorts, highlighting Troche’s extensive body of film and television work.
Barbara Gittings Award: Ellen Ratner
7/22 4:30 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: Barbara Gittings Award: Ellen Ratner. This year’s recipient actually worked side by side with Barbara Gittings in the early 1970s, making this year’s award even more special! Ellen Ratner is a passionate philanthropist, LGBT activist, Network Bureau Chief for Talk Radio News Service and Chief Political Correspondent for Fox News.
Ellen Ratner
Following the award presentation, QFest will screen the Philadelphia premiere of A Force of Nature, a film by Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple that brilliantly captures Ratner’s vivacious energy, immeasurable magnetism, and infectious personality.

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