Well, after two days of recovery, we are starting back up! Check out all of the QFEST photos on our Facebook page. The Festival Favorites have been selected for Monday night! Check out the full roster below! Please note that day of show tickets are available at the venue 30 minutes before the first show.

Before, during and after films, our proud sponsors and official Old City Watering Hole of 18th Philadelphia QFest 2012, Mac’s Tavern, 228 Market St., is offering two dollars off all regularly-priced drinks and specially-priced Smirnoff QFest 2012 Cocktails with a ticket stub or VIP Badge, now through July 23 and food is served every night until midnight.

Tonight: Our Paradise & Nate and Margaret After-Party at Optimal Sport Club

9:00 p.m. There’s a new gym in the gayborhood and it’s so fab that Optimal Sport Health Club (1315 Walnut Street) is the location for not one, but two afterparties! With the hottest trainers as you’re tour guides, you will be able get up close and personal with the gym’s owners as well as Nate & Margaret director Nathan Adloff. No cover.
Where you should be today at QFEST
Ritz East Theater 1: 5pm: A Family Affair (shorts).The complexities of familial bonds when gayness enters the scene is the theme of these shorts which focus on coming out, tensions and acceptance. Director Billy Gerard Frank, Producer Donna Vermeer and Actors Damon Johnson and Ernest Waddell (Absence of Love), Director Chad Darnell (Groom's Cake), Director James Valdez (Fallen Comrade), and Executive Producer Park Walkup (Pride) will attend.
A Family Affair (shorts)
Ritz East Theater 2: 5pm: Love or Whatever. In this comedy, a young therapist is shocked to learn that his long-term partner is having an affair with a woman behind his back. Director Rosser Goodman and Producer Gio Messale will attend.
Love or Whatever
Ritz at the Bourse: 6pm: Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992. One gets a rare glimpse of this head-strong but self-effacing woman.
Audre Lorde
Ritz East Theater 2: 7pm: Nate and Margaret. A dramedy about two oddball best friends and neighbors. Director Nathan Adloff and short filmmaker Shane Morton (The Cinderella Effect) will attend. Mingle 9pm-Midnight with the filmmakers at the newest gym in the gayborhood - Optimal Sport Health Club.
Nate and Margaret
Ritz East Theater 1: 7:15pm: Our Paradise. Dark, dangerous and supremely sexy, casting a thrilling glance at the lives of two rent boys in the heart of Paris.
Our Paradise
Ritz at the Bourse: 8:15pm: Mommy is Coming. A sassy, raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy underground of Berlin where love and taboo affairs collide!
Mommy is Coming
Ritz East Theater 2: 9:15pm: Turtle Hill Brooklyn. A birthday party for a 30-year-old brings together a mix of family and friends . . . and a lot of drama. Ryan Gielen (Director/producer), Brian W.Seibert (writer/producer/actor), Ricardo Valdez (writer/producer/actor), Holly Lynn Ellis (producer/actor), Maryll Botula (actor), and John Whitefoot (composer) will attend.
Turtle Hill Brooklyn
Ritz East Theater 1: 9:30pm; Zenne Dancer. A visual feast that follows several gay men in modern Istanbul.
Zenne Dancer
Surprise Screening!
Saturday, July 21, 9:30 PM, Ritz at the Bourse: Sexual Tensions: Volatile. From Marco Berger the young director of Plan B and Ausente and Marcello Monaco comes this special Work-in-Progress Sneak Preview screening. Sometimes you don't always get the guy but you can always lust after him! Five short stories of gay men not always getting what they want. TLA will ask for audience feedback after the screening.
Festival Favorites Announced for Monday July 23rd!
6:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: Loose Cannons

6:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: A Perfect Ending

6:15 p.m. Ritz at the Bourse: The Men Next Door

8:30 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: BearCity 2: The Proposal

8:30 p.m. Ritz East Theater 2: naked as we came

8:30 p.m. Ritz at the Bourse: I Want Your Love
Have you purchased your closing night tickets?

BearCity 2: The Proposal

Talent Alert: Joe Conti (“Twink” Tyler/lead actor) & T. Doyle Leverett (“Bear” Big Dan) will attend QFEST's Closing Night – film and after-party on Sunday July 22nd!
Joe Conti
T. Doyle Leverett
7/22 7:15 p.m. Ritz East Theater 1: BearCity 2: The Proposal. Those loveable, hilarious bears are back for another helping.

7/22 9:30 p.m. SugarHouse Casino: Closing Night Party. After the screening head to SugarHouse Casino (1001 N. Delaware Avenue) where the Drag Mafia attend under the helm of Mr. Telly “Style” Simmons and Mandance: Rehoboth presents DJ Stephen Durkin spins all night.

A combination ticket (Film and Party) is $35 Public, $30 PCA Members. Party Only: $25 Public, $20 PCA Members. Film Only: $15.

7/22 11:30 p.m. Bike Stop: When The Bears Come Marching In: The Last Shout. If you are still looking to party after SugarHouse, then head back to the gayborhood for the official after party at the Bike Stop (206 S. Quince Street). DJ Barney Medunic spins as we help to raise funds for our partner, “Liberty Bears.”

For cover information, call the Bike Stop at 215-627-1662.

BearCity 2: The Proposal

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