QFest St. Louis

"Canary" directed by Christiaan Olwagen

Sunday, April 28, 2019 to Thursday, May 2, 2019

QFest St. Louis uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and to celebrate queer culture. The event will excite, entertain, and enlighten audiences of all identities. Tickets are now on sale for all shows.

Download the official 2019 QFest St. Louis program HERE.

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the event, click HERE.

Lyft has generously donated 100 ride vouchers for those interested in attending QFest 2019 (restrictions apply). Please visit our Google form for details and to claim your Lyft coupon to QFest 2019 by clicking HERE, or simply use code QFEST19

Coupon Restrictions: Ride must be taken within .15 miles of Tivoli Theater

Coupon Value: $10.00 credit.



Sunday, Apr. 28 at 1:00pm

“TransGeek” brings together the stories of transgender people working in the tech industry and participating in geek and gamer cultures. The film documents people... Read More

Dear Fredy

Sunday, Apr. 28 at 3:30pm

Fredy Hirsch, a proud Jew and openly gay man, was born in Germany in 1916. When the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws were enacted in 1935, Hirsch fled from Germany to... Read More

Vita & Virginia

Sunday, Apr. 28 at 5:30pm

When aristocratic socialite and writer Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) first espies Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki) in Bloomsbury, London, she immediately... Read More

Sorry Angel

Sunday, Apr. 28 at 8:00pm

From acclaimed writer/director Christophe Honoré (“Love Songs,” “Dans Paris”), “Sorry Angel” — which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival — is a heartbreaking... Read More

Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives

Monday, Apr. 29 at 5:00pm

Singer, songwriter, and social activist Holly Near has been performing and acting for more than 50 years, and in the process she’s created what Gloria Steinem calls... Read More

Gen Silent

Monday, Apr. 29 at 6:45pm

In “Gen Silent,” six LGBTQ seniors discuss why they believe they must hide their sexual orientation to survive. The film reveals what experts call an epidemic: gay... Read More

Hard Paint

Monday, Apr. 29 at 9:00pm

Living in a lower-class urban jungle in a small Brazilian city, emotionally withdrawn Pedro (Shico Menegat) connects to the outside world as “Neon Boy,” an online... Read More

The Gospel of Eureka

Tuesday, Apr. 30 at 5:00pm

Eureka Springs, Ark., is a one-of-a-kind oasis in the Ozarks where Christian piety rubs shoulders with a thriving and open queer community. Known for its natural... Read More

Making Montgomery Clift

Tuesday, Apr. 30 at 7:00pm

Montgomery “Monty” Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, starring in such iconic films as “Red River,” “The Misfits,” “From Here to... Read More


Tuesday, Apr. 30 at 9:00pm

Set in the gay underworld of 1979 Paris, Yann Gonzalez’s sexy and murderous “Knife+Heart” follows Anne (Vanessa Paradis), a porn producer coping with heartbreak who... Read More

Queer Shorts 1: Ready or Not, Out I Come

Wednesday, May. 1 at 5:00pm

Clothes & Blow (Sam Peter Jackson, U.K., 2018, 23 min.): An American voice-over actor living in London is bored by demanding client calls and awkward Grindr... Read More

© Dustin Pittman


Wednesday, May. 1 at 7:00pm

From Iowa to Studio 54 to Wall Street, Halston lived an American dream. Prodigiously talented, he reigned over fashion in the 1970s, becoming a household name. “... Read More


Wednesday, May. 1 at 9:15pm

“Canary” is a love story about removing the yoke of uniformity and finding individuality in a world of hatred, war, and oppression. Set in South Africa in 1985 —... Read More

Queer Shorts 2: Mixed Perspectives

Thursday, May. 2 at 5:00pm

Engaged (David Scala, U.S., 2018, 17 min.): Darren keeps trying — and failing — to propose to his boyfriend, and when their relationship is put... Read More


Thursday, May. 2 at 7:00pm

A feel-good film with abundant charm and humor, “Tucked” offers insight into the evolving understanding of gender identity across generations. When 80-year-old drag... Read More

Funeral Parade of Roses

Thursday, May. 2 at 9:00pm

A key work of the Japanese New Wave and queer cinema, director Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and... Read More