It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down at the Ritz East to see Elliot Loves and anticipating the fun that was in store at Table 31. Closing weekend is now upon us! We have one last group of films to watch before the closing night festivities on Sunday and plenty of parties to help you get through to closing night!
Day of show tickets are available at the venue 30 minutes before first screening. Please note we have a SOLD OUT screening on Saturday July 21st at 7:15pm of I WANT YOUR LOVE, so KEEP THE LIGHTS ON will screen Saturday July 21 st at 7:15pm instead of 7pm at Ritz East 2.
QFEST photos are on our Facebook page and be sure to check out all of the QFEST video highlights and interviews from Philly Gay Calendar!
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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.
5pm: Ritz East Theater 1: I STAND CORRECTED. Cheer for Philadelphian Jennifer (then John) Leitham, an exceptionally talented, left-handed, upright bassist and recording virtuoso who has always stood brave and true to herself. Subject Jennifer Leitham & short filmmaker Wren Warner (“Transpass”) attend.
5pm: Ritz at the Bourse: Bad Boy Street.Two men - quite dissimilar in age, nationality and emotional stability - embark on an unconventional romance in this Todd Verow drama set in Paris. Director Todd Verow will attend.
5:15pm: Ritz East Theater 2: Zenne Dancer. Based on several true stories, following three gay characters navigating their way through an often oppressive and occasionally dangerous atmosphere in modern Istanbul.
7:15 pm 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. Ross will take questions from the audience, immediately following the screening.
VIP Reception for David W. Ross
9:00 pm The Prime Rib: 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.
7:15pm: Ritz at the Bourse: Black Blues and Other Hues (shorts). This sultry collection depicts memorable women of color, from 1920s blues singers who belted out songs that echoed the trials and triumphs of their lives, to modern day sisters trying to handle the intricacies of present day life. Director Tiona M (Bumming Cigarettes), Director Robert Philipson (T’aint Nobody’s Bizness Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s) will attend.
10pm: Plunge with Stimulus: Black, Blues and Other Hues After-Party at NORTH SHORE BEACH CLUB, Piazza at Schmidt’s, 10:00pm – 2:00am. Morgan Levine & Amber Hikes are at it again hosting another womens' night out, join special guest directors tiona.m. of Burning Cigarettes, and director Robert Phillipson of T’Aint Nobody’s Biz-Ness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920's. Celebrity Lifeguards will take care of you at Philly's Newest Resort. Hungry? Check out the Cuban fare next door at "Havanna" $10.00 Cover, 1031 Germantown Avenue.: 215-600-2584
7:30pm: Ritz East Theater 2: Au Pair, Kansas. A recently widowed woman, living on a buffalo ranch in central Kansas, hires a Norwegian soccer player as a male au pair to help raise her two young sons.
9:30pm: Ritz East Theater 1: Sassy Pants. A wild satire of a teenaged girl who runs away from her dominatingly cheerful mom to her gay dad's trailer home, now living with his martini-swilling, shorty-shorts-wearing boy toy boyfriend (a hilarious, now grown up Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense).
9:30pm: Ritz at the Bourse: Mommy is Coming. This film may seem like a frivolous romp with hardcore sex, but it’s also an eye-opening character study of queer relationships that no filmmaker can tackle as aesthetically and provocatively as Cheryl Dunye. Lead Star, Papi Coxxx will attend.
9:45pm: Ritz East Theater 2: Dangerous Sex (shorts). Sure, sex can be a pleasurable act bonding the love of two people...oh, but not in these shorts!
Directors Devin Kordt-Thomas (“My Night with Andrew Cunanan”) and Reid Waterer (“Performance Anxiety”) attend.
QFEST.com provides all the details you’ll need for screenings, awards, parties, and more!
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