QFest LGBTQ Spotlight

Sponsored by Robert Pohrer & Donnie Engle

Presented by QFest, Cinema St. Louis’ annual LGBTQ film festival

42 Seconds Of Happiness

Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm

A circle of friends reunite for a weekend away to celebrate the same-sex wedding of a member of their group. Despite their best efforts to behave, a series of surprise plans, unexpected arrivals, and exposed secrets lead to an explosion of drama that cannot be... Read more


Friday, November 4 at 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00pm

Arianna is 19 years old and still has not had her first menstrual cycle. Despite the fact that her breasts have become slightly enlarged, the hormones her gynecologist has prescribed do not seem to be helping with her maturation. With her parents, Arianna journeys... Read more


Tuesday, November 8 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 13 at 1:30pm

Naama (Sivan Noam Shimon), a high-school student living outside of Tel Aviv, has a difficult family life. Her overbearing father has a hair-trigger temper and rails incessantly about the Palestinians, and her mother obsesses about older sister Liora, a soldier who... Read more


Friday, November 4 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 9:00pm

In January 1914, a horrific murder shakes the city of Budapest: One of the city’s most famous courtesans, Elza Mágnás, has been strangled and her body thrown into the icy waters of the Danube. Chronicling the last four days of Elza’s life through the eyes of a... Read more

Don't Call Me Son

Monday, November 7 at 2:45pm
Thursday, November 10 at 6:40pm

Pierre (Naomi Nero), a teenager who experiments with cross-dressing but is not yet committed to coming out as transgender, finds his life and sense of self further complicated when he learns that the woman who raised him is not his real mother. In fact, the... Read more

Free Cece!

Saturday, November 12 at 2:30pm

On her way to the store with a group of friends, trans African-American woman Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was verbally insulted — with both racial and trans-phobic slurs — and then brutally attacked outside a bar. In the altercation that followed, a man was... Read more

Girl on Girl

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30pm

“Girl on Girl” provides an illuminating group portrait of six women struggling with feminine-lesbian invisibility. Indistinguishable from straight women, feminine lesbians find that their day-to-day experience is plagued by interrogation and by society’s... Read more

The Happys

Saturday, November 12 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 13 at 3:30pm

When 21-year-old Tracy (Amanda Bauer) walks in on boyfriend Mark (Jack DePew), a newly minted movie star, having sex with a man, she immediately decides to leave him. But after assessing her limited options, Tracy returns with a deal: If he agrees to marry her,... Read more

I Love You Both

Saturday, November 5 at 6:00pm

This charming first feature by St. Louis native Doug Archibald stars the director and his real-life sibling, Kristin, who also co-wrote the screenplay. Twins Krystal and Donny, now in their late 20s, remain hopelessly codependent, still living together in a... Read more


Wednesday, November 9 at 5:00pm
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00pm

“NY84” follows the adventures of three young artists in New York’s early-'80s downtown scene, providing an intimate glimpse into the creative and emotional lives of Kate (Sam Quartin), Anton (Chris Schellenger), and Keith (Davy J. Marr). Young and carefree, the... Read more

Shared Rooms

Friday, November 4 at 9:00pm
Saturday, November 5 at 6:00pm

A holiday-themed romantic comedy, “Shared Rooms” explores the meaning of home and family through three interrelated stories of gay men finding connections during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In one of the story strands, a married couple takes in... Read more

Staying Vertical

Friday, November 4 at 9:30pm
Saturday, November 5 at 4:15pm

Screenwriter Leo (Damien Bonnard) is researching a script — and coping with writer’s block — in the south of France. During a scouting excursion, he is seduced by Marie (India Hair), a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess, and nine months later she gives birth to... Read more

These C*cksucking Tears: A Night with Lavender Country

Saturday, November 12 at 8:30pm

Reprising the “Lavender Country” event that packed the house at Off Broadway in July, SLIFF offers a film-and-concert combo featuring country singer Patrick Haggerty backed by a band of local musicians. In 1973, Haggerty released the first and only gay-themed... Read more

The Trans List

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00pm

The Trans List, directed by portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and featuring interviews by trans author and advocate Janet Mock, explores the experiences of Americans who identify as transgender. The film gives a platform to a diverse... Read more

Waiting for B.

Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm

The charming “Waiting for B.” explores the outer reaches of fandom, profiling a hyper-devoted group of Beyoncé worshipers. Lacking the money to buy primo seats to a stadium concert in Sao Paulo, these Queen B. super-fans camp out for two months to edge as close as... Read more