Cinema Q Archive

Cinema Q Archive

Since the establishment of Cinema Q in June of 2007, the Starz FilmCenter has gone from playing a handful of GLBTQ related titles in six years to the vast array of titles found below. We've even established an annual Cinema Q film festival, now in its third year (July 14 - 17, 2011), to keep things popping!

Films and Events in Program...

  • Cinema Q Film Festival 2009

    Cinema Q Film Festival 2009

    The Denver Film Society along with The GLBT Community Center of Colorado and OutFront Colorado are proud to present the first annual Cinema Q: A Festival Of Queer Cinema. The festival takes place over four days beginning Thursday, May 28, through Sunday, May 31, 2009; an official kickoff to June Pri... more
  • Cinema Q Film Festival 2010

    Cinema Q Film Festival 2010

    "Possibly the strongest LGBT lineup I've seen in 25 years" - Steve Cruz, OutFront Colorado Experience the 2nd Annual CinemaQ Film Festival at the Starz FilmCenter, Thursday June 24 – Sunday June 27. Relax with four days of the world's best new LGBT film... more
  • Cinema Q Film Festival 2011

    Cinema Q Film Festival 2011

    July 14 - 17, 2011 at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax Join the Denver Film Society this summer as we celebrate queer cinema with the third annual Cinema Q Film Festival taking place at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax July 14th - 17th. Cinema Q presents the best of the best in film that covers ev... more
  • Cinema Q Film Festival 2012

    Cinema Q Film Festival 2012

    July 19th - 22nd, 2012 at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax Join the Denver Film Society this summer as we celebrate queer cinema with the fourth annual Cinema Q Film Festival taking place at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax July 19th - 22nd. Cinema Q presents the best of the best in film that cov... more
  • Cinema Q Seeing Double: Mahogany/ Eyes Of Laura Mars

    Cinema Q Seeing Double: Mahogany/ Eyes Of Laura Mars

    The fashion of the late Seventies was so memorable and iconic that it even became the backdrop for big-budget film projects. Hence Diana Ross in Mahogany and Faye Dunaway in The Eyes of Laura Mars. Both pit the stars in “women–in-trouble” style vehicles, one showing the hardship in sto... more
  • Cinema Q Seeing Double: The Reckless Moment/ The Deep End

    Cinema Q Seeing Double: The Reckless Moment/ The Deep End

    Thursday, May 22 @ 7:00pm and Saturday, May 24 @ 2:30pm Hosted by Keith Garcia, Programming Manager, Denver Film Society 1 source novel x 2 films (1 mother + 1 child + 1 dead body) / 1 film's interesting twist = 1 exciting DOUBLE FEATURE! 1 ticket = 2 films! The 1947 novel "Th... more
  • Cinema Q: A Walk into the Sea - Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

    Cinema Q: A Walk into the Sea - Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

    USA , 2007 , 75 min.
    Director: Esther Robinson A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory is director Esther Robinson’s personal inquiry into the truth behind the mysterious 1966 disappearance of her uncle Danny Williams.... more
  • Cinema Q: The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

    Cinema Q: The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

    Iceland , 2008 , 80 min.
    Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson Friday, May 29 - 8:00pm Digital presentation - The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, directed by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, is an 85 minute drama which chronicles the story of a naive but street smart Filipina transsexual prostitute named Raquela who decides to travel in order... more
  • Cinema Q: An Indecent Proposal?

    Cinema Q: An Indecent Proposal?

    78 min. Saturday, May 30 - 1pm Two documentaries focusing on the same issue burning at America's heart: gay marriage. All proceeds from this screening will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Center of Colorado (The Center) to support their equality initiatives. Screening made p... more
  • Cinema Q: Antarctica

    Cinema Q: Antarctica

    Israel , 2008 , 110 min.
    Director: Yair Hochner Digital presentation - Director Yair Hochner gives us a wacky comedy that ignores politics altogether while focusing on its characters’ domestic and romantic problems. And no one has more problems than gay siblings Shirley and Omer. Omer is almost thirty and still hasn’t found himself — or t... more
  • Cinema Q: Be Like Others

    Cinema Q: Be Like Others

    Canada , 2008 , 74 min. A sex change operation in Tehran costs $4,500—but the price young Iranians pay to get one far exceeds mere money, as director Tanaz Eshagian reveals in the painfully provocative documentary Be Like Others.... more
  • Cinema Q: Beautiful Darling - The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Warhol Superstar

    Cinema Q: Beautiful Darling - The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Warhol Superstar

    USA , 2010 , 85 min.
    Director: James Rasin Digital presentation - Beautiful Darling pays tribute to the short but influential life of an extraordinary person -- the actress Candy Darling, born James Slattery in a Long Island suburb in 1944. Drawn to the feminine from childhood, by the mid-Sixties James had become Candy, a gorge... more
  • Cinema Q: Between Love And Goodbye

    Cinema Q: Between Love And Goodbye

    USA , 2008 , 97 min.
    Director: Casper Andreas Digital presentation - Love makes the world go round. At least that's what Marcel and Kyle believe, until they suddenly discover that love can alternatively flip the world upside-down. When certain elements are set into motion, they tend to stay in motion. If tampered with, they can spin out ... more
  • Cinema Q: Bi The Way

    Cinema Q: Bi The Way

    USA , 2008 , 85 min.
    Director: Brittany Blockman , Josephine Decker Digital presentation - Bi The Way is a young, hip, sexy documentary that investigates the recent rise in the "whatever" phenomenon. Featuring interviews with Michael Musto, Dan Savage and Jonathan Caouette, the doc explores the changing sexual landscape of America in a bizarre and hila... more
  • Cinema Q: Black White + Gray

    Cinema Q: Black White + Gray

    USA , 2007 , 76 min.
    Director: James Crump Set against the heady backdrop of the Manhattan art scene of the 1970s, Black White + Gray faithfully chronicles the symbiotic relationship between influential art collector Sam Wagstaff and the notorious Robert Mapplethorpe – Wagstaff’s lover, protégé and guide to the gay demimonde.... more
  • Cinema Q: Broken Embraces

    Cinema Q: Broken Embraces

    Spain , 2009 , 127 min.
    Director: Pedro Almodovar 35mm presentation - The eagerly awaited 17th feature by one of the world's leading directors, Pedro Almodóvar (Volver, Talk to Her), is a lavish melodrama tinged with humor, showcasing the spectacular talents of Penélope Cruz. The story is told in flashback by Harry Caine (Lluís Homar, Bad Ed... more
  • The Bubble

    The Bubble

    Israel , 2007 , 117 min.
    Director: Eytan Fox Three young Israelis, two guys and a girl, share an apartment in Tel Aviv's hippest neighborhood. Trying to put aside political conflicts and focusing on their lives and loves, these progressive 20-somethings are often accused of living in a sort of escapist bubble. While on army reserve duty at a W... more
  • Cinema Q: Chef's Special

    Cinema Q: Chef's Special

    Spain , 2008 , 111 min.
    Director: Nacho G. Velilla Digital presentation - Bright, breezy and briskly directed by Nacho G. Velilla, this Spanish delight was the Opening Night of the Lincoln Center’s Spanish Cinema Now and even had The New York Times declaring it “a raucous comedy.” Chef Maxi (Camára) has plenty on his plate. Between running a... more
  • Cinema Q: Chica Busca Chica

    Cinema Q: Chica Busca Chica

    Spain , 2009 , 90 min.
    Director: Sonia Sebastian Digital presentation - Chica Busca Chica is Spain’s answer to The L Word. In this sexy and cute show we are introduced to a group of ladies looking for love in all the right and sometimes wrong places as they play musical beds to their hearts’ desire. This episodic series has be... more
  • Cinema Q: Ciao

    Cinema Q: Ciao

    USA , 2008 , 87 min.
    Director: Yen Tan Digital presentation - A man dies very unexpectedly and leaves behind two men: Jeff, his best friend and Andrea, an Italian he’s been corresponding with online. Jeff informs Andrea of Mark’s passing; Andrea writes back to express his shock and sympathies. On a whim, they continue their corres... more
  • Cinema Q: The Country Teacher

    Cinema Q: The Country Teacher

    Czech Republic , 2008 , 113 min.
    Director: Bohdan Slama Digital presentation - When a gifted and well-qualified young teacher takes a job teaching natural sciences at a grammar school in the country, he makes the acquaintance of a woman and her troubled 17-year-old son. The teacher has no romantic interest in the woman but they quickly form a stro... more
  • Cinema Q: Cthulhu

    Cinema Q: Cthulhu

    USA , 2007 , 109 min.
    Director: Dan Gildark Digital presentation - Adapted from a story by H.P. Lovecraft. A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has a long-awaited tryst. Caught in an accel... more
  • Cinema Q: DarkBlueAlmostBlack

    Cinema Q: DarkBlueAlmostBlack

    Spain , 2006 , 105 min.
    Director: Sanchez Daniel Arevalo When his father suffers a debilitating stroke, Jorge is forced to put his life and career on hold. He takes over his father’s janitorial position, cares for his father and studies at night. His life is further complicated by romantic entanglements with women. Meanwhile, Jorge’s best friend Israel ... more
  • Cinema Q: Drifting Flowers

    Cinema Q: Drifting Flowers

    Taiwan , 2008 , 97 min.
    Director: Zero Chou 35mm presentation - Teddy Award-winning Director Zero Chou (Spider Lilies) weaves three poetic tales as the lesbians in Drifting Flowers seek their true identity. In the first story, Jing, a blind singer, falls in love with her band’s tomboy accordionist Diego. In another time a... more
  • Cinema Q: Drool

    Cinema Q: Drool

    USA , 2009 , 85 min.
    Director: Nancy Kissam Digital Presentation - Anora Fleece has got it rotten. Her husband’s a bastard. Her kids treat her bad. And she lives in the middle of nowhere feeling like a nobody. That is until a new neighbor, Imogene Cochran, moves in. Imogene sells Kathy K. Kosmetics, make-up for the cocoa skinned woman.... more
  • Cinema Q: The Edge of Heaven

    Cinema Q: The Edge of Heaven

    Germany , 2007 , 122 min.
    Director: Fatih Akin 35mm presentation - There are six principal characters in The Edge of Heaven: two mothers, two daughters, a father and a son, all arranged in more or less symmetrical pairs. In the course of this extraordinary film by the German writer-director Fatih Akin (which won the best screenplay award ... more
  • Cinema Q: Equality U

    Cinema Q: Equality U

    USA , 2008 , 90 min.
    Director: Dave O'Brien Digital presentation - Equality U is a feature-length documentary following a group of 33 young activists on the Soulforce Equality Ride, a first of its kind, two-month, cross-country tour to confront anti-gay discrimination policies at 19 conservative religious and military colleges. ... more
  • Cinema Q: Fat Girls

    Cinema Q: Fat Girls

    USA , 2006 , 82 min.
    Director: Ash Christian Armed with biting humor and quirky sensibility, Rodney and his Rubenesque friend Sabrina are valiantly suffering through the indignity known as high school. Both are outcasts; he’s gay and she’s overweight. Trapped in a small Texas town and having come to accept his “fat girl” within, Rodney is an ... more
  • Cinema Q: For The Bible Tells Me So

    Cinema Q: For The Bible Tells Me So

    USA , 2007 , 99 min.
    Director: Daniel Karslake Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? Director/co-writer Daniel Karslake's provocative and entertaining documentary brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned a... more
  • Cinema Q: A Four Letter Word

    Cinema Q: A Four Letter Word

    USA , 2007 , 87 min.
    Director: Casper Andreas A Four Letter Word is a surprisingly endearing romantic comedy that explores gay relationships with low-budget verve. The film’s swishy centerpiece is Luke (Jesse Archer), a promiscuous “gay cliché” who works in a Chelsea sex shop along with his friend Zeke (Cory Grant). While Luke chases sex... more
  • Cinema Q: Freeheld

    Cinema Q: Freeheld

    2007 , 90 min.
    Director: Cynthia Wade Ripped from the headlines, Freeheld is a touching and compelling story about one woman fi ghting for domestic partnership while struggling to survive lung cancer. Forced to leave her job because of her diagnosis with the disease after 25 years spent serving Ocean County, New Jersey, Lieutenan... more
  • Cinema Q: The Gay Bed And Breakfast Of Terror

    Cinema Q: The Gay Bed And Breakfast Of Terror

    2007 , 108 min.
    Director: Jaymes Thompson Digital presentation - Helen and Luella are just another typical God-fearing mother and daughter who happen to bake Mincemeat muffins and run a charming if not a bit faded Bed and Breakfast Inn. Or are they? On the eve of the biggest gay party weekend of the year, and having not made advance ... more
  • Cinema Q: Ghosted

    Cinema Q: Ghosted

    Germany , 2009 , 89 min.
    Director: Monika Treut 35mm presentation - Monika Treut (Female Misbehaviour, Gendernauts) returns to narrative filmmaking after a decade in documentary work with a mysterious love story about a Hamburg artist, Sophie, who is trying to come to terms with her Taiwanese lover Ai-Ling's murder. To ease her grie... more
  • Cinema Q: Holding Trevor

    Cinema Q: Holding Trevor

    USA , 2007 , 88 min.
    Director: Rosser Goodman Digital presentation - Trevor Holden has just witnessed his boyfriend Darrell overdose on heroin--again. And as his oldest friend, Trevor feels a responsibility to help Darrell in his latest attempt at sobriety, much to the dismay of his own best friends Jake and Andie. But, when Darrell star... more
  • Cinema Q: A Jihad For Love

    Cinema Q: A Jihad For Love

    USA , 2007 , 81 min.
    Director: Parvez Sharma Digital presentation - In a time when Islam is under tremendous attack from within and without, A Jihad for Love is a daring documentary filmed in twelve countries and nine languages. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma has gone where the silence is loudest, filming with great risk in n... more
  • Cinema Q: Kiss The Bride

    Cinema Q: Kiss The Bride

    USA , 2007 , 90 min.
    Director: C.J. Cox When Matt receives an invitation to high school best friend Ryan's wedding he's surprised - especially that Ryan is marrying a woman! Matt plans to rescue his former love from whatever "she-devil" has trapped him into this huge mistake. On the other hand, Ryan's perky fiancé Alex takes quite the l... more
  • Cinema Q: The Life Of Reilly

    Cinema Q: The Life Of Reilly

    USA , 2006 , 87 min.
    Director: Frank L. Anderson , Barry Poltermann If, in 1940, you had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, a racist mother, and were the only gay kid on the block, what do you think the odds would be that you'd end up a Tony winner, a staple of television and a generational icon? The cliché goes that truth is stranger than fiction; in ... more
  • Cinema Q: Lion's Den

    Cinema Q: Lion's Den

    Argentina , 2008 , 113 min.
    Director: Pablo Trapero MUST END Thursday, September 10 35mm Presentation - After Julia is sent to the penitentiary for the murder of her lover, she gives birth to a son. Bringing up a child in prison is difficult, but Julia understands that the only thing that matters to her is this new being that accompan... more
  • Cinema Q: The Living End

    Cinema Q: The Living End

    USA , 1992 , 92 min.
    Director: Gregg Araki Gregg Araki's acclaimed Outlaw Couple romance has been totally revamped in The Living End: Remixed And Remastered. A picaresque tale of two HIV-positive gay men -- one a writer, the other a studly, gun-toting drifter -- who hit the road after the drifter shoots a cop. Taking "until death due ... more
  • Cinema Q: The Lost Coast

    Cinema Q: The Lost Coast

    USA , 2008 , 74 min.
    Director: Gabriel Fleming The Lost Coast examines the remnants of a love triangle among three old high-school friends who reunite one Halloween night in San Francisco. On a quest to score Ecstasy, they instead confront increasing sexual confusion, guilt, and longing.... more
  • Cinema Q: Love Songs

    Cinema Q: Love Songs

    France , 2007 , 100 min.
    Director: Christophe Honore Christophe Honore further makes a case as one of the most exciting filmmakers of our generation with the exuberant and tender Love Songs (Les Chansons D'Amour). A modern day musical told through unforgettable songs sung entirely by the cast and scored by Alex Beaupain, the film has overjoyed ... more
  • Cinema Q: Mala Noche

    Cinema Q: Mala Noche

    USA , 1985 , 78 min.
    Director: Gus Van Sant The first feature from acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy, Last Days), Mala Noche is a hauntingly beautiful black-and-white meditation on lust, love, obsession, and class. Stuck behind the cash register of a convenience store in Portland’s skid row, young-ish Walt (Tim Streeter... more
  • Cinema Q: Milk

    Cinema Q: Milk

    USA , 2008 , 128 min.
    Director: Gus Van Sant MUST END Thursday, March 26 35mm presentation - Gay Rights Activist. Friend. Lover. Unifier. Politician. Fighter. Icon. Inspiration. Hero. His life changed history, and his courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn, Academy Award winner for Best Actor) was elected to the ... more
  • Cinema Q: My Address - A Look At Gay Youth Homelessness

    Cinema Q: My Address - A Look At Gay Youth Homelessness

    USA , 2007 , 40 min.
    Director: Gigi Nicolas Director Dee Rees & Producer Nekisa Cooper IN-PERSON Pariah is a coming-of-age drama about a lesbian teenager who unsuccessfully juggles multiple identities to avoid rejection from her friends and family. Set against the kinetic and incongruous social landscape of middle class New Y... more
  • Cinema Q: My Sister, My Bride

    Cinema Q: My Sister, My Bride

    USA , 2004 , 26 min.
    Director: Bonnie Burt As the issue of gay marriage grips the country, this touching documentary follows the heartwarming and historic journey of two Jewish lesbians as they seek to celebrate their commitment to one another. Partners for five years, Farrell and Caren simply want to officially acknowledgment of their relat... more
  • Cinema Q: The New Twenty

    Cinema Q: The New Twenty

    USA , 2009 , 92 min.
    Director: Chris Mason Johnson MUST END Thursday, July 9 35mm presentation - Writer-director Chris Mason Johnson's award-winning first feature (Best Lead Actress, Nicole Bilderback, Outfest; Best Director, First Feature, Ft. Lauderdale) charts the lives of five New Yorkers, a mix of gay and straight best friends ab... more
  • Cinema Q: Nina's Heavenly Delights

    Cinema Q: Nina's Heavenly Delights

    United Kingdom , 2006 , 94 min.
    Director: Pratibha Parmar Nina's Heavenly Delights is a surprising love story where Scottish humor meets Bollywood spectacle! It follows the mixed fortunes of a Glaswegian family, the Shahs and their award winning Indian restaurant, The New Taj. The story is told through the eyes of Nina Shah, a young Scottish Asian ... more
  • Cinema Q: The Nomi Song

    Cinema Q: The Nomi Song

    Germany , 2004 , 98 min.
    Director: Andrew Horn 35mm presentation - Looks like an alien, sings like a diva - Klaus Nomi was one of the 1980s' most profoundly bizarre characters. The Nomi Song is the Andrew Horn’s 2004 documentary about the triumphant yet tragic life of Nomi—the operatic, robotic, new-wave icon who backed David Bowie... more
  • Cinema Q: October Country

    Cinema Q: October Country

    USA , 2009 , 80 min.
    Director: Donal Mosher , Michael Palmieri Winner! Special Jury Prize For Filmmaking - Maysles Brothers Documentary Award Jury at the 32nd Starz Denver Film Festival Digital presentation - Against the autumnal backdrop of burnt orange leaves barely clinging to branches, an all-too-achingly familiar portrait of a working-class ... more
  • Cinema Q: Of Time and the City

    Cinema Q: Of Time and the City

    Great Britain , 2008 , 72 min.
    Director: Terence Davies Digital presentation - From the original voice of British auteur Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives) comes a visual poem about the director's life in Liverpool from 1945 to 1973. It is a very personal portrait of Liverpool, beyond its Beatles and its football clubs, the home o... more
  • Cinema Q: Off And Running

    Cinema Q: Off And Running

    USA , 2009 , 76 min.
    Director: Nicole Opper Digital presentation - With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean - Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about her African-American roots grows, she decides to contact her birth mother. This c... more
  • Cinema Q: Otto; Or, Up With Dead People

    Cinema Q: Otto; Or, Up With Dead People

    Germany , 2008 , 95 min.
    Director: Bruce La Bruce Digital presentation - Otto is a handsome, sensitive, neo-Goth zombie with an identity crisis. He wanders the streets of the city, never sleeping, until one day he auditions for a zombie film. The director, revolutionary Medea Yarn, is convinced that Otto is the personification of the effects... more
  • Cinema Q: Outrage

    Cinema Q: Outrage

    USA , 2009 , 90 min.
    Director: Kirby Dick Digital presentation - From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (Twist of Faith, This Film Is Not Yet Rated) comes a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT communit... more
  • Cinema Q: Prodigal Sons

    Cinema Q: Prodigal Sons

    USA , 2008 , 86 min.
    Director: Kimberly Reed Director Kimberly Reed IN-PERSON Digital presentation - Prodigal Sons tells the story of three fascinating siblings: filmmaker Kim, a transgender woman; Todd, a gay man; and Marc, their adopted brother who discovers he’s the grandson of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. The bond ... more
  • Cinema Q: Raging Sun, Raging Sky

    Cinema Q: Raging Sun, Raging Sky

    Mexico , 2008 , 191 min.
    Director: Julián Hernández In the experimental filmmaker Julián Hernández’s mystical celebration of sexual desire, two young lovers are torn apart by circumstance and seek divine guidance to help bring them back together.... more
  • Cinema Q: Rainbow's End

    Cinema Q: Rainbow's End

    75 min. With the advent of same sex marriage, homosexuals have achieved near-equality in much of Europe. Everything seems rosy, so why should they keep on fighting? Rainbow's End is a revealing and entertaining multinational journey from the center to the borders of Europe. From parades and protests in War... more
  • Cinema Q: Savage Grace

    Cinema Q: Savage Grace

    USA , 2007 , 97 min.
    Director: Tom Kalin ENDS Thursday, July 24 35mm presentation - Based on the award-winning book, director Tom Kalin (Swoon) tells the incredible true story of Barbara Daly (Julianne Moore), who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland (Stephen Dillane), the dashing heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune... more
  • Cinema Q: Save Me

    Cinema Q: Save Me

    USA , 2007 , 96 min.
    Director: Robert Cary Digital presentation - Mark (Chad Allen) is a young gay man who is addicted to sex and drugs. After a particularly nasty binge his brother checks him into Genesis House, a Christian retreat in New Mexico miles from anywhere. Run by a compassionate husband and wife team, Gayle (Judith Light) a... more
  • Cinema Q: Saving Marriage

    Cinema Q: Saving Marriage

    USA , 2008 , 90 min.
    Director: John Henning , Mike Roth Digital presentation - In a historic decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made that state the first in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. That puts Massachusetts at the front lines in a war now raging throughout America. On one side are those who believe marriage is a civ... more
  • Cinema Q: The Secrets

    Cinema Q: The Secrets

    France , 2007 , 127 min.
    Director: Avi Nesher Co-presented by the Jewish Community Center/ Mizel Arts & Culture Center 35mm presentation - Naomi, the brilliant and pious daughter of an ultra orthodox rabbi finds herself at a crossroads of life choices when her mother dies and she is expected to immediately marry her father's prod... more
  • Cinema Q: Semper Fi

    Cinema Q: Semper Fi

    USA , 2007 , 82 min.
    Director: Vincent DiPersio Jeff Key, a kid from Alabama, who set out for Hollywood where he found freedom, acceptance and deep friendships. This new-found acceptance gave him the courage ---- at thirty-four ---- to join the Marine Corps Reserve only to find his life again transformed in the wake of 9/11. After those terribl... more
  • Cinema Q: The Sensei

    Cinema Q: The Sensei

    USA , 2007 , 90 min.
    Director: Diana Lee Inosanto Director Diana Lee Inosanto and Cast IN-PERSON! The Sensei takes place in the early 80's, during the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. After a five year absence, Karen O'Neil, haunted by the death of her husband-to-be, boxer Mark Corey, returns to her hometown to reunite with her family... more
  • Cinema Q: Sex Positive

    Cinema Q: Sex Positive

    USA , 2008 , 75 min.
    Director: Daryl Wein Digital presentation - Maybe it took somebody with no investment in the sexual-culture wars of the 1980s, like 24-year-old filmmaker Daryl Wein, to rediscover a lightning-rod figure like safe-sex pioneer Richard Berkowitz and present him without prejudice. A one-time S/M hustler, Berkowitz an... more
  • Cinema Q: Shelter

    Cinema Q: Shelter

    USA , 2007 , 88 min.
    Director: Jonah Markowitz Forced to give up his dreams of art school, working class Zach (Trevor Wright) spends his days at a dead-end cooking job and helping his needy sister (Tina Holmes) care for her son. In his free time he likes to surf, draw and hang out with his best friend Gabe (Ross Thomas), who lives on the wealthy... more
  • Cinema Q: Soundless Wind Chime

    Cinema Q: Soundless Wind Chime

    Hong Kong , 2009 , 110 min.
    Director: Kit Hung Digital presentation - Soundless Wind Chime is the emotionally rich journey of Ricky, searching for the lost soul and discovering the past of his deceased Swiss lover, Pascal. Traveling from Hong Kong to Switzerland to help heal his grieving heart, Ricky visits a beautiful thrift store... more
  • Cinema Q: Still Black - A Portrait of Black Transmen

    Cinema Q: Still Black - A Portrait of Black Transmen

    USA , 2008 , 77 min.
    Director: Kortney Ryan Ziegler Digital presentation - A portrait of black transmen, Still Black is an alternative feature-length documentary that explores the lives of six black transgender men living in the United States. Through the intimate stories of their lives as artists, students, husbands, fathers, lawyers, ... more
  • Cinema Q: Straightlaced

    Cinema Q: Straightlaced

    USA , 2009 , 67 min.
    Director: Debra Chasnoff Digital presentation - With a fearless look at a highly charged subject, Straightlaced unearths how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens. Their stories reflect a diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are inter... more
  • Cinema Q: Ten More Good Years

    Cinema Q: Ten More Good Years

    USA , 2007 , 71 min.
    Director: Michael Jacoby Digital presentation - Ten More Good Years follows four LGBT elders and explores the reasons why so many in this community age alone, without financial stability and often return to the closet. We meet men and women who work in the field of aging that help to explain why it is that so... more
  • Cinema Q: The Topp Twins - Untouchable Girls

    Cinema Q: The Topp Twins - Untouchable Girls

    New Zealand , 2009 , 84 min.
    Director: Leanne Pooley 35mm presentation - Winner of the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 ‘The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls’ tells the story of the world’s only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique b... more
  • Cinema Q: Trinidad

    Cinema Q: Trinidad

    USA , 2008 , 85 min. Trinidad documents the struggles and triumphs of life in the “sex change capital of the world” through the eyes of three transgender women—one a genital reassignment surgeon herself, the others former patients seeking to open a post-op recovery center.... more
  • Cinema Q: The Universe Of Keith Haring

    Cinema Q: The Universe Of Keith Haring

    Italy , 2008 , 82 min.
    Director: Christina Clausen Digital presentation - The Universe Of Keith Haring is a thorough and intimate exploration of the background and career of one of the most popular and significant artists of the 20th century, Keith Haring, whose boundary-shattering message was that art is for everyone. The film feature... more
  • Cinema Q: Valentino - The Last Emperor

    Cinema Q: Valentino - The Last Emperor

    USA , 2008 , 96 min.
    Director: Matt Tyrnauer Digital presentation - This critically-acclaimed documentary feature has captured the hearts and minds of audiences at film festivals around the world. It stars the legendary designer Valentino and his longtime business and life partner Giancarlo Giammetti, who together built a fashion empire... more
  • Cinema Q: Water Lilies

    Cinema Q: Water Lilies

    France , 2007 , 85 min.
    Director: Celine Sciamma Teenaged angst is beautifully explored and revealed in this remarkable debut by director Céline Sciamma. Friendship, rivalry, and crushes—both heterosexual and same-sex—abound among the members of a synchronized swim team. Floriane (Adele Haenel), a shapely blonde, is cool and brazen. She makes the ... more
  • Cinema Q: Were The World Mine

    Cinema Q: Were The World Mine

    USA , 2008 , 95 min.
    Director: Tom Gustafson Digital presentation - If you had a love potion, who would you make fall madly in love with you? Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams, gets to answer that question in a very real way. After his eccentric teacher casts him as Puck in A... more
  • Cinema Q: Wild Combination - A Portrait of Arthur Russell

    Cinema Q: Wild Combination - A Portrait of Arthur Russell

    USA , 2008 , 71 min.
    Director: Matt Wolf This biographical tribute to poet and musician Arthur Russell brings to light the long-overlooked talents of an artist whose avant-garde pop is only now being discovered by an international audience, some fifteen years after his death from AIDS.... more
  • Cinema Q: The Witnesses

    Cinema Q: The Witnesses

    France , 2007 , 115 min.
    Director: Andre Techine March 21 - 27 Director André Téchiné's (Wild Reeds) fast-paced and compelling story features a wonderful cast and fascinating characters, set in Paris in the mid-1980s, an era of sexual freedom. Recent parents Sarah (Emmanuelle Béart), a novelist, and Mehdi (Sami Bouajila), a vice cop... more
  • Cinema Q: Word Is Out

    Cinema Q: Word Is Out

    USA , 1977 , 135 min.
    Director: Rob Epstein Digital presentation - In 1978, Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives startled audiences across the country when it appeared in movie theaters and on television. The first feature-length documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers, the film had a huge impact when it ... more
  • Cinema Q: XXY

    Cinema Q: XXY

    Argentina , 2007 , 86 min.
    Director: Lucia Puenzo 35mm presentation - For just about everybody, adolescence means having to confront a number of choices and life decisions, but rarely any as monumental as the one facing 15 year-old Alex (Ines Efron,) who was born an intersex child. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites... more
  • Cinema Q: Zombies of Mass Destruction

    Cinema Q: Zombies of Mass Destruction

    USA , 2009 , 90 min.
    Director: Kevin Hamedani The idyllic town of Port Gamble is already beset by gay marriage (sweet Jesus!), environmentalism (recycling is hard!), Muslim immigrants (terrorists?), and the left wing (right is right!) – and now it looks like everyone’s becoming a zombie.... more
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