QFest LGBTQ Spotlight

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

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm

“Boom for Real” tells the story of how New York City in the late 1970s formed the artist that the teenage Jean-Michel Basquiat eventually became. Using never-before-seen works, writings, and photographs, director Sara Driver, who was herself part of the same New... Read more

Boy Erased

Sunday, November 4 at 8:00pm

Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay-conversion-therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his... Read more

Doc Shorts: Gay Elders

Sunday, November 11 at 6:30pm
A look back at those who dared to be out and proud in the past and who fought for LGTBQ lives.

Good Manners

Friday, November 2 at 9:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 8:20pm

“Good Manners” — from the filmmakers of the acclaimed “Hard Labor” — deftly melds art-house and genre cinema to create a darkly thrilling gothic fable. Set in São Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city, who is hired by... Read more

The Heiresses

Friday, November 2 at 5:15pm
Monday, November 5 at 2:10pm

Chela and Chiquita — both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay — have been together for more than 30 years. Recently, however, their financial situation has worsened, and they are forced to begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when... Read more

Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story

Monday, November 5 at 7:30pm

The late Kevyn Aucoin arguably still stands as the highest-profile makeup artist of all time. One of the few makeup artists to become a celebrity in his own right, Aucoin was the sort of invaluable corner man whom models and stars insisted accompany them on shoots... Read more

Mapplethorpe

Monday, November 5 at 8:15pm

Robert Mapplethorpe — arguably one of the most important artists of the 20th century — discovered himself both sexually and artistically in New York City in the ’70s and ’80s. This biopic from Ondi Timoner (“Dig!,” “We Live in Public”) explores Mapplethorpe’s life... Read more

The Most Dangerous Year

Saturday, November 10 at 1:00pm

“The Most Dangerous Year” intimately chronicles the struggle for transgender rights, specifically focusing on the 2016 fight in Washington state over “bathroom bills” that would force transgender individuals, including children, to use their “birth gender”... Read more

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Sunday, November 4 at 5:15pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm

In this merry movie of matrimony — based on the hit off-Broadway play — happily engaged Antonio brings fiancé Paulo to the exquisite old Italian village of his birth. Antonio wants to reveal his sexuality to his headstrong parents — and to have them accept Paulo... Read more

Rafiki

Saturday, November 3 at 4:45pm
Monday, November 5 at 4:20pm

Despite a political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki remain close friends, supporting each other as they pursue their dreams. But when love blossoms between them, the two girls are forced to choose between happiness and safety in a highly conservative... Read more

Snapshots

Saturday, November 3 at 6:50pm

When a grandmother’s hidden past collides with her granddaughter’s secret future and her daughter's angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to surmount decades of deceit? The story “Snapshots” tells is set in motion when a single roll of... Read more