17th annual Philadelphia QFest

The Philadelphia QFest (formerly the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) starts tomorrow (July 7) and runs through Monday July 18 (we already mentioned the festival’s summer 2011 installment of Danger After Dark, which seemed out of place in the LGBT-specific fest last year, but now feels like a natural and welcome occurrence).  QFest highlights include their annual look at the gay adult film industry featuring “three eye-and-jeans popping programs all rolled into one”, French director Celine Sciamma’s (Water Lilies) latest film Tomboy, and Sundance hit Circumstance (check back in on Cinedelphia next month for an interview with director Maryam Keshavarz).  Also expect the usual dose of over-the-top kitsch that regular QFest attendees have come to expect after 17 years of fun and important programming.

Official site.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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