Home | Calendar of Events | Arts | Theater | TV | NY Tourism | Travel | Gallery | Organizations | Letters
    Sports | Bars & Clubs | Restaurants | Business | Real Estate | Personals | Classified | Mega-Mall | Links
QFEST Celebrates-Sweet 16 and Not to Be Missed
photo provided by Sherri Rase
Scene from ''Howl'' (from_the_web)
QFest, Philadelphia's 16th annual LGBTQ film festival, takes place during 12 days this summer, from July 8 to 19, with QFest Artistic Director and President of TLA Entertainment Group Raymond Murray leading a legion of programmers. For your delectation, they have chosen 125 films, ranging from shorts to full-length features, to documentaries and narratives. The Ritz Theater, one of Old City's art-house favorites, at 125 South Second Street, will be the venue for the celebration.

Highlights of the festival, according to Murray, include the opening night bill of "Elena Undone," the story of two quite dissimilar women, who wind up in a torrid affair, and "Is It Just Me?" a comedy about on-line dating and mistaken identity; "Howl," the Allen Ginsberg biopic, featuring the dashing James Franco; and "Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!" starring Lainie Kazan as Jewish mother Shirley Hirsch. There is even a "Barbra-Palooza" event this year, at the Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street at Pine Street, in Center City, Philadelphia, looking the work and inspiration of Barbra Streisand, and including a screening of "Funny Girl," Steven Brinberg contributing his tribute "Simply Barbra," and a Streisand-themed karaoke night.

Major awards to be given during this festival include the Gittings Award, honoring late activist Barbara Gittings, who was one of the LGBTQ pioneers who protested at City Hall in Philadelphia in the pre-Stonewall 1960s; and the Artistic Achievement, Gay Icon, and Rising Star awards.

Danger After Dark is celebrating with QFest and lends a hand with a mini-festival of everything from Japanese science fiction parodies to Eastern European art films at 10 p.m. on 10 of the days of QFest.

Philadelphia is a vital destination and is as much on the forefront of art and cinema as New York. Whether you are going for the day, or plan to make a weekend of it, build your trip around the offerings of QFest. Watch these pages as well, as QonStage will partner with QFest to fête the films you want to see.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Sponsored Links
The Best Of Fire Island
Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove, Davis Park, Water Island Residentials Sales and Summer Rentals.

Fire Island Realtors
The best summer rentals properties and homes for sale in all of Fire Island, The Pines and the Grove

Fire Island Q News
Monthly Gay Webzine, Fire Island Pines & Cherry Grove, LGBT Resort Communities on the Atlantic.

New York Q News
Gay E-zine with everything hip and happening in New York City. News and events all around the city.

Residential Sales & Summer Rentals
Fire Island Pines & Cherry Grove Homes For Sale & Summer Rentals: Season, Month & Weekly.

New York City Homes
Looking to Sell or Buy your new home. Contact two specialist in the Manhattan market.

New York's Performances & Arts
Theater, Performing Arts and Entertainment Reviews in the New York City metropolitan area.

Shopping Online? - Gives Us a Try!
Online Mega Mall. Your community online shopping mall/Apparel, Books, Movies and more ...



Apple iPod nano


Carnival Cruises





Palm Pilot Store







New York City or Fire Island Dream Home



USA Today


Your well being
tips and more

Care, tips and
more for your pet
Weather forecast
for New York City

Parties, concerts,
exhibitions, etc.

New York, the
world, and you

Bars & clubs, dining,
and entertainment
See what the
stars say for you

Tips and guide to
New York's best

 Home | Calendar of Events | Arts | Theater | TV | NY Tourism | Travel | Gallery | Organizations | Letters | Sports
Bars & Clubs | Restaurants | Business | Real Estate | Personals | Classified | Mega-Mall | Links | Contact Us

Lifestyle | Culture | Golden Years

Heart and Soul | Pets | Weather | Horoscope | NY Tourism

2009-2010© NewYorkQnews.com, All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, Advertising


Images of people portrayed on this website do not indicate sexual preference.

New York Gay News | New York City Events | New York City Real Estate | Gay Fire Island | New York Theater | New York City Performances