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Some highlights about this year’s summer festival.
We’re returning to our theater venues, opening gala night at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Prince Theater (festival headquarters), and UArts’ Caplan (hub for women’s films) with receptions, parties, panels and informal get-togethers in various venues near and in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood.
We’re pleased to announce that we have increased the number of premieres, screenings of features and documentaries and with a renewed interest in more shorts programs, for men, for women, and a special mixed program in celebration of The Best of Iris (International) Shorts Competition on their 10th Anniversary.
Speaking of celebrations, we’re proud to announce a special screening of the restored version of the award-winning, cutting edge, The Watermelon Woman, upon its 20th Anniversary that should attract an audience of everyone who is passionate about queer cinema and the preservation of our stories.
We’re offering more International entries from around the world, including films from France, Australia, Trinidad/Tobago, Canada, Mexico, India, Norway, among others, giving us insight into the lives of LGBTQ people in our “Global Village.”
This year’s lineup of films presents a wide range of topics from politics, AIDS, same-sex marriage, family, coming out, civil rights to love, sexuality identity, gender, relationships.
But all the films aren’t of an entirely serious nature, there’s plenty to entertain and tickle everyone’s funny bone, from false starts in love to spoofs about gender-bending and takeoffs on classic genres from murder mysteries, soap operas, a la “Modern Family” sitcom, and some queer love stories in highly unusual places, far from the beat of urban gay male living.
Gossip and history, anyone? There’s a revealing documentary about Hollywood Homophobia that is better than any edition of TMZ so wait till you find out about the real Cary Grant’s off-screen life in high contrast to the iconic sophisticated gentlemen generations of film goers were raised.
Have we left anything out? Probably! But you’re sure to find something to your taste and liking at qFLIX Philadelphia 2016, July 5-10. Promise!