CinemaQ Film Festival 2018 | Denver Film Society

CinemaQ Film Festival 2018

Overview

July 18th - 22nd 2018 at the Sie FilmCenter

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 new and noteworthy LGBTQ+ films. The annual slate of films aims to pay tribute to iconic figures and bring to light important issues which will celebrate, challenge and inspire us all.

Over five days, the Festival offers everyone involved a unique & entertaining experience that resonates deeply within the LGBTQ and ally communities.

CinemaQ is presented throughout the year with regular screenings at the Sie FilmCenter and as a featured program of LGBTQ films at the Denver Film Festival each Fall.

Schedule announced: June 13th
Individual tickets available: June 19th
Passes On-Sale: NOW!

Films in Program...

CinemaQ 2018 Shorts Program

CinemaQ 2018 Shorts Program

Saturday, July 21st, 2:00pm Sometimes good things come in small servings. CinemaQ presents our favorite short LGTB films of the past year. You might laugh or cry, but your attention span will not run out. Featuring a mix of styles, countries, and sexual identities, there’s a little something

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CinemaQ 2018: 1985

CinemaQ 2018: 1985

Thursday, July 19th, 7:00pm Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, 1985 follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, "Gotham"), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis.

USA 2018 85 Min
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CinemaQ 2018: 50 Years of Fabulous

CinemaQ 2018: 50 Years of Fabulous

Sunday, July 22nd, 4:00pm. Director Jethro Patalinghug and Executive Producer David Lassman in attendance! 50 Years of Fabulous recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council, the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world.

USA 2018 82 Min
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CinemaQ 2018: Dykes, Camera, Action!

CinemaQ 2018: Dykes, Camera, Action!

Friday, July 20th, 7:30pm. Director of Girl Talk Erica Rose in attendance. Lesbians didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination abou

USA 2018 58 Min
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CinemaQ 2018: Every Act Of Life

CinemaQ 2018: Every Act Of Life

Sunday, July 22nd, 12:00pm Every Act of Life profiles world-renowned playwright Terrence McNally’s pioneering 5-decade career in the theater, focusing on the struggle for LGBT rights and his pursuit of love and inspiration at every age.

USA 2018 90 Min
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CinemaQ 2018: Good Manners

CinemaQ 2018: Good Manners

Saturday, July 21st, 9:30pm Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans.

Brazil 2018 135 Min
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CinemaQ 2018: Hard Paint

CinemaQ 2018: Hard Paint

Friday, July 20th, 7:00pm Set in Brazil’s southern city of Porto Alegre, the film focuses on a socially repressed young man who only comes out of his shell during chatroom performances, when he strips and smears neon paints on his lithe body. Winner of the prestigious Teddy Award.

Brazil 2018 118 Min
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CinemaQ Centerpiece: McQueen

CinemaQ Centerpiece: McQueen

Centerpiece Presentation! Saturday, July 21st, 7:00pm. High Fashion Party to follow screening in Henderson's Lounge A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives

United Kingdom 2018 111 Min
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CinemaQ 2018: TransMilitary

CinemaQ 2018: TransMilitary

Saturday, July 21st, 4:30pm. Subjects Laila and Logan Ireland to attend and participate in post-film discussion. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending

USA 2018 93 Min
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CinemaQ 2018: We The Animals

CinemaQ 2018: We The Animals

Thursday, July 19th, 9:00pm Us three, brothers, kings inseparable. Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood. Their Ma and Paps have a volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over, leaving the boys fending for themselves.

USA 2018 94 Min
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CinemaQ 2018: Wild Nights With Emily

CinemaQ 2018: Wild Nights With Emily

Saturday, July 21st, 7:30pm Molly Shannon plays Emily Dickinson in Wild Nights With Emily, a dramatic comedy. The film explores her vivacious, irreverent side that was covered up for years — most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman.

USA 2018 84 Min
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CinemaQ Closing Night: Ideal Home

CinemaQ Closing Night: Ideal Home

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.

USA 2018 91 Min
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CinemaQ FF 2018 Pass

CinemaQ FF 2018 Pass

July 18th - 22nd 2018 at the Sie FilmCenter For the best way to experience CinemaQ get the all access pass to the festival. Includes Opening and Closing night films and receptions and all regular screenings.

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CinemaQ 2018: Queerama

CinemaQ 2018: Queerama

Friday, July 20th, 4:00pm Queerama - A century of gay rights and desires on film.

United Kingdom 2017 70 Min
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CinemaQ Opening Night: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

CinemaQ Opening Night: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Opening Night Presentation! Wednesday, July 18th, 7:00pm. Screening followed by Opening Night Reception in Henderson's Lounge From writer/director Desiree Akhavan and based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron

USA 2018 91 Min
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CinemaQ: Edward II

CinemaQ: Edward II

Sunday, July 22nd, 2:15pm Newly Restored and a prizewinner at Venice and Berlin, Jarman’s 1991 New Queer Cinema landmark put a postmodern spin on Christopher Marlowe’s Elizabethan drama.

United Kingdom 1991 87 Min
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