Long Beach QFilm Festival Organizers Announce Lineup | Entertainment – California News

Long Beach QFilm Festival Organizers Announce Lineup | Entertainment – California News

The opening film for the 2017 QFilm Festival will be “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” organizers announced this week.

The festival runs from Sept. 7 to 10 at the Art Theatre (2025 E. Fourth St.) and adjacent LGBTQ Center (2017 E. Fourth St.). It’s touted as the city’s longest-running film festival, screening since 1993, and includes features, documentaries and short films of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.

More than 1,500 people have attended past festivals and many filmmakers/cast members are available for discussions. Festival events include nightly parties, a Sunday Drag Brunch and mixers.  

The premiere will be the evening of Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Art Theatre. The movie is about the longtime activist and author of the “Tales of the City” book series. Before and after parties are scheduled for pass and ticketholders at The LGBTQ Center (2017 E. Fourth St.).

Two feature films — “The Feels” and “Something Like Summer” — will show the night of Friday, Sept. 8, at the Art Theatre. The former is described as a heartfelt comedy involving a woman who’s never had an orgasm, but gets help from friends during a bachelorette party. The film’s Ever Mainard won an Outfest film festival Grand Jury Award last month for Outstanding Actress.

“Something Like Summer” is a romantic drama with music, exploring two gay friends’ relationship during a decade. It’s based on a young adult novel. An attendee party will be between screenings at The Center. 

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10, other narrative…

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