It's closing night! We have an amazing day of films and a night of parties in store for you! Be sure to check out our Festival Favorites on Monday: Loose Cannons, A Perfect Ending, The Men Next Door, BearCity 2: The Proposal, naked as we came, and I Want Your Love! Tickets for day of show go on sale at the venue 30 minutes before the first screening.
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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.

12pm: Ritz East 2: First Contact (shorts). Be they sexy, romantic or exuberantly musical, these shorts all explore the excitement and tensions created when young men explore their budding sexuality. Director Michael Morgenstern (“Shabbat Dinner”) attends.
First Contact (shorts)

12:15pm: Ritz at the Bourse: Molly's Girl. Actresses Kristina Valeda-Viars and Ellen Dolan, Producer Kimberly Busbee, and Cinematographer/Editor Kaitlyn Busbee attend.

12:30pm: Ritz East 1: Men to Kiss.Director Brian Benson (“Love and Anger”) attends.

2:15pm: Ritz East 2: A Perfect Ending.Director Nicole Conn, Executive Producer Marina Rice Bader, Lead Actress/Producer Barbara Niven and Producer Melanie Rice attend.
A Perfect Ending

2:30pm: Ritz at the Bourse: Facing Mirrors.
Facing Mirrors
2:45pm: Ritz East 1: Mixed Kebab.
Mixed Kebab

Barbara Gittings Award: Ellen Ratner
In advance of the tribute, QFest will host the Barbara Gittings Award VIP Gala Showcase, 2:30p.m.-4:00p.m. at Monkey Bar (3rd & Chestnut), honoring Ellen Ratner, as well as A Perfect Ending director Nicole Conn for the 20th anniversary of Conn’s film, “Claire of the Moon”. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 267.765.9800 x4 or at the door.

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 a contributor to 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.

5pm: Ritz East 1: Sassy Pants.

5pm: Ritz at the Bourse: Love Free or Die.

7pm: Ritz East 2: Kiss Me.

7:15pm: Ritz at the Bourse: Somefarwhere.

Closing Night with 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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