QFest

April 19, 2015 to April 23, 2015
Tivoli Theatre

QFest uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and celebrate queer culture. The 2015 event will feature an eclectic slate of contemporary LGBTQ-themed feature films, documentaries, and shorts. Tickets are on sale now!

Sunday, April 19 at 1:00pm
Director: Ellen Brodsky
2014, U.S., 68 min.

What happens when a diverse group of LGBTQ youth dares to be “out” onstage to reveal their lives and their loves? The film goes...

This screening is free and open to the public courtesy of sponsor Pride St. Louis

Shown With:
Alone with People
Sunday, April 19 at 3:15pm
Director: Cheryl Furjanic
2014, U.S., 90 min.

A refreshingly candid documentary film about four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis, “Back on Board” follows the diver over the past three years, as he struggles with financial security and reunites with...

Sunday, April 19 at 5:30pm
Director: Fina Torres
2014, Venezuela, 100 min., in Spanish with English subtitles

“Liz in September” -- based on the classic lesbian play “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove” -- chronicles the unlikely relationship between two apparent opposites. Liz has known several things since she was a child: She...

Sunday, April 19 at 8:00pm
Director: Wade Gasque
2014, U.S., 76 min.
Chet (co-screenwriter Mark Strano) and Todd (Frankie Valenti, aka former adult star Johnny Hazzard) are estranged gay brothers who grew up in a small town in Central California with their homophobic single father...
Shown With:
Dragula
Monday, April 20 at 7:00pm
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
2015, U.S., 90 min.
In the 1950s, Tab Hunter was No. 1 both at the box office and on the music charts. Hollywood’s most sought-after star and America’s boy next door, Hunter was romantically linked to such actresses as Natalie Wood...
Monday, April 20 at 9:00pm
Director: Bruce la Bruce
2013, Canada, 75 min., in English and French with English subtitles
The always-provocative Bruce La Bruce (“Raspberry Reich,” “L.A. Zombie”) is back with a new romantic comedy (of sorts). Eighteen-year-old Lake has a sweet activist girlfriend but one day discovers he has an...
Shown With:
End of Season Sale (Szezon végi leárazás)
Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00pm
Director: Blair Dorosh-Walter
2014, U.S., 75 min.

This jaw-dropping documentary tells the story of a group of seven young African-American lesbians who are out walking in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City on an August night in 2006. When an older man...

Tuesday, April 21 at 9:00pm
Director: various
Program length is 95 minutes. Films are listed in alphabetical order.
Aban + Khorshid (Darwin Serink, 2014, U.S., 15 min.): Inspired by true events, this intimate portrait of two lovers executed for being gay provides a glimpse into the world in which they met....
Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00pm
Director: Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas
2014, Dominican Republic, 80 min., English, Spanish and French with English subtitles
Every afternoon young Dominican Noelí goes to the beaches at Las Terrenas, where she and her boyfriend look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists. People parade through her...
Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00pm
Director: Michael Stabile
2015, U.S., 70 min.
“Seed Money” is the story of Chuck Holmes, a San Francisco pornographer turned philanthropist. As a videographer, Holmes almost singlehandedly took gay porn from the back alleys to the mainstream with his...
Shown With:
Safe Word
Thursday, April 23 at 7:00pm
Director: Desiree Akhavan
2014, U.S., 86 min.
Shirin -- played by writer/director/star Desiree Akhavan, who has a recurring role on the HBO series “Girls” -- is simultaneously struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, a politically correct bisexual,...
Shown With:
Plunge
Thursday, April 23 at 9:00pm
Director: Daniel Ribeiro
2014, Brazil, 96 min., in Portuguese with English subtitles

Set against the pop music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro’s adorable coming-of-age tale is a funny, tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a spirited blind teenager who’s fed...