“Boston Springs A Fethival” season is in high gear as it trucks through to the end of April, and the oldest LGBTQ film festival in America is underway – it’s the 2017 edition of Wicked Queer – Boston LGBTQ Film Festival!
THIS IS IT! It’s the final day of Wicked Queer for 2017, and even though last night was technically “closing night” (I explained this yesterday, heh heh(, there are still five more features to be seen to wrap things up for this year.
Kicking things off is the Shorts program, QWOCMAP – in case you’re wondering, it stands for Queer Women Of Color Media Arts Project. Eleven shorts in all, and the program screens at 12:30 PM at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge – get tickets here.
Then there’s the film that won the TEDDY award for Best Queer Feature at this year’s Berlinale Film Festival, Small Talk is a documentary, focusing on a frank discussion between a mother and daughter in Taiwan. It also screens at 12:30 PM at the Remis Auditorium @ Museum Of Fine Arts in Boston – get tickets here. The film is co-presented by Cafe Philo @ Boston, The Taiwanese Association of America Boston Chapter, The New England Association of Chinese Professionals, The Boston Asian American Film Festival, and the Harvard Taiwan Student Association. It screens with the short film Penny & Dee.
The documentary OutRun, about the struggle for LGBTQ equality in the Philippines, screens at Arts/Emerson Paramount @ Emerson College in Downtown Crossing at 1:00 PM, and will open with the short film TransLadies – Get tickets here.
As the Wicked Queer website says, the next film, the documentary Quest “reflects the profound beauty of one family whose journey is a testament to love and healing and whose resilience provides hope for a nation torn apart.” Shot over a ten year period in and around North Philadelphia by director Jonathan Olshefski, it screens at 2:30 PM at the Remis Auditorium @ Museum Of Fine Arts in Boston – get tickets here. It is co-presented by: Independent Film Festival Boston and Roxbury International Film Festival
Finally, things will wrap up the fest for 2017 with the shorts program Social Justice Shorts: Sex Work, eight issue-driven shorts in all. It screens at 3:30 PM at Arts/Emerson Paramount @ Emerson College in Downtown Crossing – get tickets here.
And with that, this year’s festival will be just a memory. But don’t forget, Wicked Queer will be just a part of our massive Boston Springs A Festival Double-Feature weekend shows over at Subject:CINEMA the weekend of May 20-21; a complete rundown of the festival and the films therein. You won’t want to miss that. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out Wicked Queer’s official web site for info on ALL The films, complete venue and ticket info, and more!
Boston Springs A Fethival isn’t quite done with either…there’s still the Boston International Film Festival and Independent Film Festival Boston to come, plus more from Belmont World Film and The DocYard, so don’t miss out – stay tuned to eCinemaBoston every day for all the latest info!