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It’s That Time of Year: QFest is Back

Desert Hearts
Desert Hearts

Desert Hearts

The 21st installment of QFest, Houston’s international city-wide LGBTQ film festival, runs from Thursday July 27 through Monday July 31. Artistic director Kristian Salinas does the programming, and venues include The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Aurora Picture Show, Rice Media Center, Asia Society Texas Center, and MATCH / DiverseWorks.

This year’s screenings include documentaries, shorts, and seminal ’70s and ’80s narratives, including The Fabulous Allan Carr, Desert Hearts and Maurice (both in 4k restoration), and Both Ways (digitally restored).

Via QFest: “In 2006, the festival’s tenth anniversary, under then-Board President Sixto Wagan, Rob Arcos, formerly of Landmark Theatres, was named Festival Director and Kristian Salinas was named Program Director.” It’s sponsored by Aurora Picture Show.

Its mission statement:

“QFest is dedicated to promoting the arts as a powerful tool for communication and cooperation among diverse communities by presenting programs by, about, and of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community.”

Screenings generally cost between $10-12.

For a full schedule listing, ticket purchase, and more info, please go here.


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