It’s official! qFLIX Philadelphia 2015, July 7-12, has recently snagged two of the most talked about gay indie films of this festival’s season as their opening and closing night gala premieres. They are currently making the LGBTQ film festival circuit from Miami, San Francisco, London, Seattle, Los Angeles to Chicago, and now being presented in Philadelphia.

Beautiful Something will have its Philadelphia premiere in the city in which it was entirely shot and directed by local filmmaker/screenwriter Joseph Graham, on Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 PM, at the Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, supported, in part, by the Wyncote Foundation. Philadelphian industry veteran Kelly Burkhardt serves as executive producer.

Those People will have its east coast premiere, shot entirely in New York City, directed by filmmaker/screenwriter Joey Kuhn, on Sunday, 7:30pm, at the Prince Theater, the festival’s headquarters, in the city’s Avenue of the Arts area.

Both films share the theme of relationships, the ability to connect with people, and sometimes even find love, and its contrasting side of the human condition, the inability to connect with people, and never find that perfect someone to experience true love.

“It seems like the theme of relationships and all its variants are currently dominating the stories being told by gay male filmmakers, even surpassing the always frequently-told stories, whether fictional or real life, about coming out,” said Thom Cardwell, Co-Founder/Producer, with James Duggan, of qFLIX Philadelphia 2015.

Totally coincidental, both Beautiful Something and Those People focus on artists and the artistic temperament, from the stormy to quirky to the joyous to the disturbing to the self-destructive, in the classic pursuit of success in life and in love.

Suffice it to say that both Beautiful Something and Those People will endear you to the characters, make you laugh, cry, think, and maybe even identify in some way with their respective stories as they unfold and conclude.

Both opening and closing night premieres will be red-carpet galas, with the filmmakers and members of the cast and crew in attendance.

Prior to the screening of Beautiful Something, there will be an official welcome, and comments from the Mayor who has been invited to attend. Closing night will begin with audience and jury awards in various categories prior to the screening of Those People. Following each screening, there will be a “talkback” with the filmmakers and the members of the casts and crews.

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(Trailer for Beautiful Something may be screened here.)