Long Beach Qfilm Festival unveils 2014 line-up – kicks off with “Appropriate Behavior” & “My Straight Son”
Outfest wrapped up its 11-day run last night and now the next SoCal-area film festival has just released its schedule.
It is the 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Festival which will take place September 12th-14th at the
historic Art Theatre (located at 2025 East 4th St.) and the neighboring LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.
I usually attend this every year and last year conducted one of the post-movie Q&As so this event most definitely has the Greg In Hollywood seal of approval.
The festival will open at the Art Theatre with Appropriate Behavior, an NYC-based comedy about the romantic misadventures of a bisexual Iranian-American woman, and the Los Angeles area premiere of My Straight Son (Azul y No Tan Rosa), an award-winning Venezuelan drama in which a gay man struggles to connect with his teenage son from a previous relationship.
An Opening Night party will take place between screenings at the LGBTQ Center of Greater Long Beach, located directly next door to the Art Theatre.
The only movies that I’ve already seen are the wonderful comedy-musical Cupcakes by gay Israeli filmmaker Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger) and the powerful drama Blackbird, starring Academy Award winner Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington in a poignant look at a young gay man’s coming of age in the deep South.
Other narrative and documentary features are: the U.S. premiere of Happy End?!, a German drama-comedy about two women who connect while one is sentenced to community service; Letter to Anita, Andrea Meyerson’s eye-opening documentary about prominent lesbian educator and activist Dr. Ronni Sanlo; Out in the Night, which explores the harrowing true story of seven African-American lesbian women confronting racial and sexual injustice; Boy Meets Girl, the charming tale of a love triangle with a trans woman at its heart; Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story, an examination of the unique experiences of trans immigrant women; and Tru Love, a sweet May-December romance between two women fighting their families and the odds to be together.
Additional features as well as a variety of men’s, women’s and queer short films will be announced in early August.
Last year’s event was the most successful yet with over 1,500 attendees and featured several
West Coast, Southern California and area premieres as well some of the most acclaimed features on the 2013 film festival circuit.
Passes and tickets will be available for purchase beginning in August through the Qfilm Festival page at www.qfilmslongbeach.com.