Portland Queer Film Festival Schedule

All screenings take place at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Avenue. General admission is $10. Full Festival passes are $75.

 

OTHER PEOPLE
Directed by Chris Kelly
September 16 • 7:00 pm • 97 minutes
USA

After breaking up with his boyfriend, a struggling New York writer (Jesse Plemons) returns to Sacramento, Calif., to take care of his terminally ill mother (Molly Shannon).

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LOVESONG
Directed by So Yong Kim
September 17 • 5:00 pm • 85 minutes
USA

When an emotionally neglected woman and her best friend go on an impromptu road trip, their bond deepens and intensifies until an abrupt farewell separates them.

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SLASH
Directed by Clay Liford
September 17 • 7:00 pm • 100 min.
USA

Neil (Michael Johnston) is teenager who writes erotic fanfiction about his favorite sci-fi hero and learns hard-won truths about life in the process. Michael Johnston in attendance.

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KING COBRA
Directed by Justin Kelly
September 17 • 9:15 pm • 91 min.
USA

When a lonely suburban gay porn producer discovers a hot, lucrative new star, he finds himself the target of rival pornographers who will stop at nothing to steal his money maker.


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CONTEMPORARY COLOR
Directed by Bill Ross, Turner Ross
September 18 • 2:45 pm • 107 min.
USA

Ten of the top color guard teams team up with musicians for a live performance including David Byrne, Nelly Furtado, How to Dress Well, Devonté Hynes, Money Mark + Ad-Rock, Zola Jesus, Lucius, Nico Muhly + Ira Glass, St. Vincent, and tUnE-yArDs!

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REAL BOY
Directed by Shaleece Haas
September 18 • 5:00 pm
September 19 • 7:00 pm • 72 min.
USA • Free Screenings

REAL BOY is the coming of age story of a transgender teen on a journey to find his voice — as a musician, a son, a friend, and a man.






THE FALLS: COVENANT OF GRACE
Directed by Jon Garcia
September 18 • 7:00 pm
USA

The third and final film in the popular series about two young Mormon men, RJ Smith and Chris Merrill, who fall in love with each other and try to reconcile their love with their faith. Jon Garcia and other filmmakers in attendance.

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CLOSET MONSTER
Directed by Stephen Dunn
September 19 • 8:45 pm • 90 min.
USA

A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.



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AWOL
Directed by Deb Shoval
September 20 • 6:45 pm • 85 min.
USA

For Joey, the only way out of rural Pennsylvania is the Army; but before deployment she falls for a married woman and plots to go AWOL.



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BEING 17
Directed by André Téchiné
September 20 • 8:45 pm • 114 min.
France • With English subtitles

When circumstances bring two rival teenage boys together it unravels long suppressed desires neither realized they had for each other forcing them to coexist and work through their emerging attraction and complicated desires.

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POLITICAL ANIMALS
Directed by Jonah Markowitz,
Tracy Wares
September 21 • 6:45 pm • 87 min.
USA

A documentary about the four lesbian lawmakers whose work in California paved the way for marriage equality in this country.


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MILES
Directed by Nathan Adloff
September 21 • 8:45 pm
USA

High-school senior Miles Walton, whose mother (Molly Shannon) is left broke after his father passes away, causes an uproar in his small Illinois town when he discovers a college scholarship opportunity through a loophole that allows him to join the girls' volleyball team.

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Summertime
Directed by Catherine Corsini
September 22 • 6:45 pm • 105 min.
France • With English subtitles

A luminous lesbian romance begins in 1971 France when a young farm girl moves to Paris and becomes smitten with a charismatic radical feminist, only to discover that their love is not as easy, nor as accepted, when they return to the countryside.

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Paris 05:59
Directed by Olivier Ducastel,
Jacques Martineau
September 22 • 9:00 pm • 97 min.
France • With English subtitles

After an intense encounter at a sex club, Théo and Hugo lose themselves in each other as they drift down the deserted streets of nocturnal Paris falling in love.


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SPECIAL POST FESTIVAL EVENT!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
October 15 • 7:00 pm
John Cameron Mitchell in person!
Live director commentary and Q&A.

John Cameron Mitchell will offer live director commentary during a special screening of his musical comedy, followed by a Q&A. Full Festival pass holders are guaranteed admission.


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