QFest LGBTQ Spotlight

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

Directed by Isidore Bethel & Francis Leplay

When his older boyfriend loses interest in him, filmmaker Isidore Bethel looks for a way forward.…

An anthology of shorts exploring the biggest issues in the United States today.
A program that captures the wisdom, the humor, and the pain that comes with age.
Glimpses of labor in its many forms and the sense of catharsis it can bring.
Harrowing stories of coming and going — by choice, by force, or by necessity.
Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen

“Flee” — winner of Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary section — tells the story…

Directed by Lisa Donato

“Gossamer Folds,” which beautifully demonstrates that hatred is a learned experience and that we can…

Directed by Gabriele Fabbro

When Roxanne (Lidia Vitale), a gruff, middle-age pipe-organ restorer, begins working with her new 20-year-…

Directed by Sebastian Meise

In postwar Germany, Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to the infamous anti-gay…

Directed by T.J. Parsell

Growing up gay in the South is hard enough, but to be an openly gay woman in country music is nearly…

Directed by William T. Horner & Stacey Woelfel

A moving biopic of Pedro Zamora, “Keep the Cameras Rolling”  — co-directed by Mizzou professors William T…

A selection of many of the absolute best of this year's shorts submissions, ranging from an experimental…
A slate of films that explore the art of dance, the passion of music, and the power of poetry.
Stories from around the globe, including the Netherlands, Romania, and China, both demonstrate our common…
Science-fiction shorts that explore the timely and the timeless.
Directed by Angelo Madsen Minax

After the death of his infant niece, filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown…

Directed by Lauren Hadaway

When Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman, “Orphan”), a queer college freshman, joins her university’s rowing team…

Directed by Alexander Liu

Filmmaker Alex Liu, a 36-year-old gay man who grew up with years of sexual shame, hits the road to learn…

A selection of standout documentaries, some experimental in form, from the 2021 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
Directed by John Schlesinger

Cinema St. Louis continues its year-long Golden Anniversaries series during SLIFF by featuring a half-…

Directed by Isabel del Rosal

As Amber (Devin Dunne Cannon) braves life after divorce, the young mother must challenge herself to take…