Design by Querido Galdo for the film “Major!”

April 24-28, 2016

QFest 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.

All screenings at the Hi-Pointe Backlot, 1002 Hi Pointe Place, St. Louis, MO 63117. Individual tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members with valid and current photo IDs.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the Hi-Pointe Backlot box office or website. Click on Buy Tickets on each film page for a direct link to purchase tickets.

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The Watermelon Woman

Sunday, Apr. 24 at 1:15pm

In this newly restored 20th-anniversary edition of the indie classic by acclaimed queer director Cheryl Dunye, young black lesbian Cheryl (played by Dunye) works in... Read More

I Love You Both

Sunday, Apr. 24 at 5:30pm
Sunday, Apr. 24 at 8:00pm

In this charming first feature from St. Louis native Doug Archibald, twins Krystal and Donny (real-life siblings Kristin and Doug Archibald) are codependent, still... Read More


Sunday, Apr. 24 at 3:00pm

There was little chance that Carole, a Spanish teacher and feminist militant in Paris circa 1971, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of Limousin farmers. But... Read More


Monday, Apr. 25 at 5:00pm

Venturing into hidden basements, bedrooms, and bars across London, this bold documentary frankly and intimately exposes a dark side to modern gay life — enhanced... Read More

Portrait of a Serial Monogamist

Monday, Apr. 25 at 7:00pm

Smart, successful, and charming, Elsie is the perfect girlfriend; she also happens to be a serial monogamist, with a long history of broken hearts. When Elsie... Read More

Upstairs Inferno

Monday, Apr. 25 at 9:00pm

On June, 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge. The result was the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history. Despite... Read More


Tuesday, Apr. 26 at 5:00pm

This documentary explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans... Read More

The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

Tuesday, Apr. 26 at 7:00pm

This empowering biography provides a window into the life of black lesbian feminist Angela Bowen, who grew up in inner-city Boston during the Jim Crow era and went... Read More

Trans Lives Shorts

Tuesday, Apr. 26 at 9:00pm

Shorts about the emotional and societal pressures on those living out loud as transgender in the modern world.

“Alexa to Exa” (Exa Zim, 2016... Read More

The Same Difference

Wednesday, Apr. 27 at 5:00pm

Director Nneka Onuorah takes an in-depth look at the internalized hetero-normative gender roles that have become all too familiar within the African-American... Read More

Desert Migration

Wednesday, Apr. 27 at 7:00pm

Saved by the introduction of protease inhibitors in the mid-1990s, many HIV-positive men needed to rebuild their lives, which they thought were hopelessly lost. Now... Read More

Queer Voices Shorts

Wednesday, Apr. 27 at 9:00pm

A collection of queer shorts from around the world.

“Equal Justice Under Law” (Dan Goldes, 2015, U.S., 3 min.): A combination of President... Read More


Thursday, Apr. 28 at 5:00pm

This unique love story between two drifters — “Kids” meets “Midnight Cowboy” — captures a runaway’s journey to New York City. When teenager Ekaj arrives in the city... Read More

Closet Monster

Thursday, Apr. 28 at 7:00pm

Treading a daring line between the comic, the horrific, and the surreal, Stephen Dunn’s first feature is a fresh, imaginative take on the traditional coming-out/... Read More

Kiss Me, Kill Me

Thursday, Apr. 28 at 9:00pm

In the latest film from QFest veteran Casper Andreas (“The Big Gay Musical,” “Violet Tendencies”), Dusty (Van Hansis of “As the World Turns”) leads a charmed life.... Read More