CinemaQ Film Festival

AUGUST 26 – 29, 2021


The CinemaQ Film Festival returns this August to celebrate the best in LGBTQ+ programming from around the world. Featuring new movies, filmmaker content, and more!

In its inception the goal has always been simple, to raise the voices of the queer community using film as the main medium to showcase new visions around unique experiences, interests, issues and beyond while bringing visibility to an often marginalized demographic and sharing these themes with the moviegoing public at large.


Opening Night In-Person Screening

My Name Is Pauli Murray

August 26, 7:00pm · Sie FilmCenter

A look at the life and ideas of Pauli Murray, a non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall. Watch The Trailer >>>

There will also be a virtual screening of My Name Is Pauli Murray only on August 26 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm MST.

 

 

 

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CinemaQ leverages the power of film to celebrate queer voices, queer visions, and queer visibility.

2021 Program

Building A Bridge

Virtual Cinema • USA • 96 min

From executive producer Martin Scorsese and named after the book by American Jesuit priest James Martin, BUILDING A BRIDGE follows a priest on his journey to make the Catholic Church more accepting to the LGBTQ+ community, despite loud opposition from both within and outside the church.

The Films Of The Gay Girls Riding Club

Virtual Cinema • USA • 180 min

Known for their equestrian outings and elaborate costume balls, the Gay Girls Riding Club - a diverse group of gay men and cross-dressers making a name for themselves in 1960s Los Angeles - added filmmaking to the roster for a long lost set of of silent spoofs of popular Hollywood fare. Restored and ready for your viewing pleasure courtesy of a restoration from teh Outfest UCLA Legacy Project.

Jump, Darling

Virtual Cinema • Canada • 90 min

A rookie drag queen, reeling from a break-up, escapes to the country, where he finds his grandmother in steep decline yet desperate to avoid the local nursing home.

The Leather Boys

Virtual Cinema • UK • 108 min

Young newlyweds Reggie and Dot are ready to embark on a new life together but there’s trouble in paradise when Reggie develops feelings for Pete, a member of a rival biker gang. An important chapter of early queer cinema, The Leather Boys rides again in a sparkling in a new restoration from American Genre Film Archive and Shout! Factory."

My Best Part

Virtual Cinema • France • 108 min

Upcoming actor Jérémie is going through an existential crisis. Pathologically jealous and plagued by romantic, professional and familial misadventures, he flees Paris to reset in the country with his mother – who turns out to be more than a little invasive…

My Name Is Pauli Murray

In-Person & Virtual Cinema • USA • 91 min

OPENING NIGHT IN-PERSON: A look at the life and ideas of Pauli Murray, a non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall.

No Straight Lines

Virtual Cinema • USA • 79 min

A lively look at five LGBTQ+ comic book artists whose careers go from the underground scene to the cover of Time Magazine and the international stage.

Raw! Uncut! Video!

Virtual Cinema • USA • 79 min

A love story about fetish porn... RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO! chronicles the rise and fall of homegrown gay porn studio Palm Drive Video, and explores how a devoted couple helped battle a devastating health crisis by promoting kinky sex.

Rebel Dykes

Virtual Cinema • USA • 82 min

A full-length documentary about the explosion that happened when punk met feminism, told through the lives of a gang of lesbian, trans and queer people in the riotous London of the 1980

See You Then

Virtual Cinema • USA • 74 min

Kris, a transgender computer programmer, and Naomi, an Asian-American performance artist, used to date in college. They haven't seen each other for 15 years, since Kris left town without a word.

Shit & Champagne

Virtual Cinema • USA • 79 min

An homage to 70’s exploitation films featuring a high-camp performance by D'Arcy Drollinger as Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White who fights to avenge the death of her (next) fiancé, Rod.

Workhorse Queen

Virtual Cinema • USA • 88 min

The true story of how a middle-aged manager from Rochester, New York became drag sensation Mrs. Kasha Davis, and how their sudden fame as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race changed their life for the better... and for the worse. Featuring interviews with Drag Race alums Bianca Del Rio, Pandora Boxx, Chad Michaels, Tatianna and more.

Thank you to our CinemaQ Film Festival Sponsors!

Denver Film