IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! As we told you a couple weeks back, spring is the busiest season for film festivals in Metro Boston.
So…lets get started kiddies! Boston Springs A Fethival 2018 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to eCinemaBoston.com for all the latest info!
Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival gets under full steam tonight, offering up three films, one at each of its usual venues. The festival is celebrating it’s 34th season of selections, and there’s bound to be something for every film fan out there!
Things kick off at 7 PM with the US Premiere of the Brazilian documentary Bixa Travesty. Here’s the official writeup from the Wicked Queer website:
Linn da Quebrada is a black transwoman from impoverished periurban São Paulo; she is also a pop performer who raises her voice for queers of colour from the favelas. Accompanied by her childhood friend and partner in crime, black transwoman and singer Jup do Bairro, her concerts are nothing short of dazzling. Aided by exorbitant costumes and plenty of twerking, her performances are onslaughts of electro against Brazil’s white heteronormative gender order and the machismo of the country’s funk scene.
The screening takes place at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge; you can purchase tickets here! The film is co-presented by: LatinX Pride , The Theatre Offensive ,and Roxbury International Film Festival .
Tonight’s second offering is the comedy drama En Algun Lugar. IMDb sez:
Set against the background of a broken U.S. immigration system, En Algun Lugar is a love story between two young men, Abel & Diego. When tragedy strikes and Diego’s immigration status is revealed, Abel and Diego discover the power of love during uncertain times.
Director Tadeo Garcia is scheduled to be in attendance. The screening takes place at the Arts/Emerson Paramount Theatre in Downtown Crossing at 7:30 PM; you can purchase tickets here! The film is co-presented by Boston Latino International Film Festival , LatinX Pride , MIRA Coalition ,& The Theatre Offensive .
Finally, the festival is offering up the romantic comedy The Feels. IMDb sez:
A lesbian bachelorette weekend goes awry when one of the brides admits she’s never had an orgasm.
The screening takes place at the Alfond Auditorium at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts at 8 PM; you can purchase tickets here!
WHEW! What a great lineup to choose from on a spring Friday evening! For complete information on the festival and it’s upcoming offerings, be sure to visit the official website at http://wickedqueer.org. We have attended selections at this festival several times over the past several years, and every film we’ve seen there has been a true gem; Wicked Queer always finds the best programming possible!
As the weekend hits, look for a TON of great films to spread throughout the festival – we’ll have the complete line-up for Saturday tomorrow morning!
Running through April 8, you can catch screenings at various locations around the Hub, including the MFA, the Arts/Emerson Paramount Theater, both in Boston, and at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge. And we’ll have daily schedule and ticket info right here. Be sure to stay informed by keeping your browser on eCinemaBoston for complete schedule and ticket info! And don’t forget, Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival will be part of our sister podcast Subject:CINEMA‘s massive BSAF coverage throughout the month of May, and also in our huge BSAF SuperGuide PDF online magazine, also coming in mid-May!