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Saturday, July 20

• Discovery Green
8:30 p.m.
Hairspray
It’s a battle of the beehives when “pleasantly plump” teenager Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) lands a spot on a local TV dance show, teaching 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration and hairspray! Free admission.

Thursday, July 25

• MFAH
7 p.m.

I Am Divine (Opening Night)

I Am Divine (Opening Night)

I Am Divine with P.D.A.
I Am Divine.
In P.D.A., a gay couple comically dispute their different views on holding hands in public, leading to a bigger exploration of their relationship, and more.

Friday, July 26

• MFAH
7 p.m.
Italy Love It or Leave It
The follow-up to their award-winning documentary, Suddenly, Last Winter, Luca and Gustav are back.

• Rice Cinema
7 p.m.
Girl Shorts
The always popular series of new short films features an international slate of works centered on the laughs, loves, and lives of lesbians.
9 p.m.
Submerge
Jordan, a young competition diver at the top of her game, finds herself seduced by Delilah, a professional dominatrix, who leads Jordan into the world of S&M—a world in which Jordan seeks a sense of control through total submission.
11 p.m.
Secret Things (Choses secrètes)
This is a scandalous drama centered on two women struggling to survive the mean streets of Paris.

• Alamo Drafthouse Mason Road
7:30 p.m.
Lose Your Head
What begins as a romantic adventure between the tourist Luis and a strange and elusive Russian quickly turns into a desperate chase for the truth as Luis begins to lose his mind between reality and paranoia.

• The Houston Museum of African American Culture
8 p.m.
All in the Family: A Showcase of Queer African American Shorts
QFest is proud to partner with The Houston Museum of African American Culture to showcase a collection of short works by and/or about queer African Americans.

• Aurora Picture Show
8 p.m.
Fourplay
A compilation of four sex-tales set in four American cities showcasing sexual triumph and travail from Skokie to Austin, Tampa to San Francisco, Fourplay spans the gamut from sorrowful to comedia to downright filthy.

• Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
10 p.m.
Prom Night
Four teens responsible for the accidental death of a child six years earlier become the bloody target of a deranged masked killer who has crashed their high school’s senior prom!

5 Hunter

Hunter

Saturday, July 27

• Rice Cinema
2:30 p.m.
Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun
In India’s first film to feature a major gay storyline, the handsome and successful son of a multi-generational Anglo-Indian family, led by a domineering Granny, lives a double life, carrying on a secret affair with a gay aspiring model while his attractive and frustrated wife gradually falls for her husband’s younger, rakish, no-good brother.
5 p.m.
Boy Shorts
The always-popular series of new short films features an international slate of works centered on the laughs, loves, and lives of gay men.
7 p.m.
Interior, Leather Bar with Law and Order (Zucht und Ordnung)
In Interior, Leather Bar filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews set out to reimagine what might have transpired in the lost sexually explicit scenes of Cruising in this intriguing film about the making of a movie.
In Law and Order (Zucht und Ordnung), an elderly couple express their mutual devotion through their continuing S&M practice.
9 p.m.
Hunter.
11 p.m.
First Period
New girl Cassie and outcast Maggie are easily the most awkward girls in high school. Together, they decide the way to win the hearts of the cute boys and popular girls is to come in first at the school talent show. It’s going to take a lot to beat them in true ’80s style!

Wildness

Wildness

• Galveston Artist Residency
3 p.m.
Wildness.

• Asia Society Texas Center
4 p.m.
She: Their Love Story with (A)Typical Couple
She: Their Love Story.
(A)Typical Couple
features a typical day in a typical life of a typical couple trying to communicate their way through their typical relationship.

• MFAH
7 p.m.
Valentine Road
The sensationalized tale of a young, biracial LGBT teen pushing an emerging young white supremacist to his breaking point made for great headlines and drew attention to the plight of LGBT teens, as well as the overwhelmed educational and juvenile justice systems.

• Alamo Drafthouse Mason Road
7:30 p.m.
Sexual Tension: Violetas (Tensión sexual, Volumen 2: Violetas) and Neighbors (Vecinas)
Sexual Tension: Violetas (Tensión sexual, Volumen 2: Violetas) explores the art of seduction between two women and offers up six stories of lesbian attraction.
In Neighbors (Vecinas), Mamen and Gloria have decided to go a step forward in their relationship, moving in together. What they don’t know yet is what kind of surprise is behind this new stage in their lives.

• The Houston Museum of African American Culture
8 p.m.
Born This Way
In Cameroon, homosexual relations are subject to punishment of up to five years in prison, and it is almost impossible to come out to your own family. Born This Way is a revealing portrait of the underground gay and lesbian community in Cameroon.

• Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
10 p.m.
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge
Freddy Krueger is back, terrorizing the dreams of the new kid on the block, attempting to possess his soul and continue his murdering spree.

Sunday, July 28

• MFAH
2 p.m.
Portrait of Jason
Clarke’s long unseen and mostly unavailable landmark film features an unforgettable interview with the gin-soaked, pill-popping Jason Holliday (aka Aaron Payne), professional houseboy, would-be cabaret performer, and self-proclaimed hustler, who sheds light on being black and gay in 1960s America.
4 p.m.
Myra Breckinridge
Fresh from a successful sex-change, Myra Breckinridge, né Myron, sets off to meet with her former uncle to claim half of his estate, while secretly enacting a plan to destroy the foundation of American masculinity, beginning with the seduction of two bland unsuspecting acting students. Based on Gore Vidal’s scandalous and highly successful novel of the same name.
6 p.m.
Cruising
Al Pacino is a New York City police detective assigned to go undercover to track down a serial killer responsible for the murders of gay men who are active in the city’s gay S&M community.

• Galveston Artist Residency
3 p.m.
Before You Know It
Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges, and surprises of life and love in their golden years. Featuring Robert Mainor, owner of Robert’s Lafitte. Reception follows screening hosted at Robert’s Lafitte.

• Rice Cinema
3 p.m.
The Campaign
The Campaign tells the inside story of the fight to stop California’s wildly controversial Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage and ignited a movement.
5 p.m.
Jaures with 2P2R and Chaleur Humaine (Human Warmth)
In Juares, filmmaker Vincent Dieutre reflects upon a failed romance, watching footage shot from the interior of his lover’s apartment of the streets surrounding their building, drawing poetic parallels to the lives of those outside their world.
In 2P2R, a young man waits in bed for his friend to return home, deciding to finally act upon feelings for the first (and last) time, as his plane leaves early in the morning. In Chaleur Humaine (Human Warmth), Antoine loves being close to Bruno. He loves his warmth. He needs it. But when their separation arrives, their body’s stop responding.
7 p.m.
Out Loud
Four lifelong Lebanese friends reject their families and the traditions of their culture, embarking on a quixotic adventure to reshape their lives to reflect the world they wish to live in. Inspired by a bold, independent woman the men encounter one evening, each agrees to become her “bride,” attempting to build a utopia for themselves on her estate.

• Alamo Drafthouse Mason Road
6:30 p.m.
Scream
A maniacal killer known as “Ghostface” resurfaces, hacking up area teenagers, but his real target is Sydney, whose own mother was one of his first victims.

7:30 p.m.
Pit Stop with 3000 Acres
In Pit Stop, recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much of his spare time in the hospital with an ailing past love.
In 3000 Acres, a young boy’s relationship with nature is explored in this documentary celebrating the rhythms of rural life.

6 GBF

GBF

Monday, July 29

• Rice Cinema
7 p.m.
G.B.F. with Something Real
Closing Night
G.B.F.
In Something Real, a newly single man tries to get his groove back in this celebrity-packed short with a musical twist created by Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jeff Marx and five-time Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, and lyricist Mervyn Warren.

All times and films are subject to change. Please visit q-fest.org for more information and the latest updates.

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QFest 2013 schedule Reviewed by on . (return to QFest feature) Saturday, July 20 • Discovery Green 8:30 p.m. Hairspray It’s a battle of the beehives when “pleasantly plump” teenager Tracy Turnblad (return to QFest feature) Saturday, July 20 • Discovery Green 8:30 p.m. Hairspray It’s a battle of the beehives when “pleasantly plump” teenager Tracy Turnblad Rating:
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