CinemaQ is the leading Colorado brand in LGBTQ film and cultivates the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community through the exhibition of the best in recent and important LGBTQ films. The annual slate of films aims to share stories of and pay tribute to important and iconic figures, and both challenge and inspire.
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July 18th – 22nd 2018 at the Sie FilmCenter
The CinemaQ Film Festival, first established in 2009, annually celebrates the best in recent & important films on the LGBTQ experience. The Festival aims to shine a spotlight on entertaining & emotional stories, spark conversations on important cultural & political issues, and enlighten audiences of all identities.
Opening Night Presentation!
Wednesday, July 18th, 7:00pm
Screening followed by Opening Night Reception in Henderson’s Lounge
The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloe¨ Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night.
Saturday, July 21st, 4:30pm
TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service.
Sunday, July 22nd, 2:15pm
In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe’s Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover beside his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence – the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon.
Sunday, July 22nd, 4:00pm
50 Years of Fabulous recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council, the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world. Founded in San Francisco by renowned activist, drag queen, and performer Jose´ Sarria, the Council has helped shaped LGBT life and social history in San Francisco and beyond throughout the last five decades.
Closing Night Presentation!
Sunday, July 22nd, 7:15pm
Closing Night Reception to take place in Henderson’s Lounge at 6:00pm
Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan star as Paul and Erasmus, a bickering gay couple whose life is turned inside out when a ten-year-old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus’ grandson.