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!
We are now approaching the finale of the Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival, with offerings at various locations.
Today is the single biggest most busy day of the festival with nine offerings including a World Premiere and the official Closing Night Film (even though there are screenings tomorrow) As always, click on the title for ticket info, descriptions from the Wicked Queer festival website:
Queer Women of Color Shorts: Beloved Community Arts/Emerson Paramount Center, 1 PM: co-presented by The LOCS Collective , Boston Black Pride
Featuring the short films Introspection, Home, Call To Prayer, A Love Letter To Queer Black Women, Bi/Black/Body/Bliss, My Femme Is A Reflection, La Entrevista, Breaking Frailty Myths, The Courage To Be, climb, Marco Territorio, Take Care, Supa Gallo Pinto, Smokey, Un Buen Dia, and Azucar
Queer Lives, Brattle Theatre, 1 PM
featuring the short films The world is round so that nobody can hide in the corners – Part I Refuge, Fragments 83, Gay Alien Shame Parade (GASP!), 98 Years and Counting: More Women Leaders Needed Everywhere, Home Made, Medulla Oblongata, The world is round so that nobody can hide in the corners – Part II The Kiss, and Sadie’s Baby
Liam. Brattle Theatre, 3 PM – WORLD PREMIERE; Special Guest Isidore Bethel
Just after Isidore moves to France to study filmmaking, his best friend dies back in the US. Through documentary, performance, and animation, a ghostly portrait emerges, prompting Isidore to question his relationships with his parents and his boyfriend in Paris. Isidore Bethel’s film is a haunting meditation on loss, love, and the ability to move on in the face of tragedy.
International Webseries, Arts/Emerson Paramount Center, 4 PM
Featuring the short films Starting From now, Notas Aparte, Different For Girls, The Other Love Story, LSB, and That’s My DJ
Shorts Spotlight: Brasil BR, Brattle Theatre, 5 PM
Featuring the short films Top 10 Places To visit In Sao Paulo, Skin, The Daytime Doorman, Leaking Blue, and Ursniho
The Poet And The Boy, Remis Auditorium @Museum of Fine Arts, 6:30 PM; co-presented by MAP for Health , QAPA
A poet in his late 30s, who has spent all his life in Jeju Island, lives off his sturdy wife. Despite his wife’s constant nagging about his inability as a breadwinner, all he does is thinking about and writing poetry. One day, the poet meets a teenage boy working at a donut shop and helplessly develops feelings he has never had before.
Hot To Trot. Arts/Emerson Paramount Center, 7 PM; special guest director Gail Freedman; co-presented by Boston Gender Free Contra Dance , Out to Dance , Boston Open Dancesport , Gays for Patsy
The music. The spectacle. The grace. The costumes. Ballroom dance is enjoying a renaissance here in America, as well as abroad, embraced by everyone from grandparents to grad students. Ballroom hoofing has even become a widespread competitive event, dubbed dancesport. But there’s one form of this storytelling-in-motion that is not seen in mainstream venues: same-sex couple dancing. Yet it too is surging in popularity, remaking lives and bodies, along with popular culture and gender politics.
Anchor And Hope, CLOSING NIGHT FILM – Institute for Contemporary Art, 7:30 PM; $30 admission includes post-screening party at Serafina Restaurant; co-presented by British Consulate General Boston
Eva and Kat enjoy a carefree existence on their houseboat on a London canal. Until Eva’s dream of becoming a mother is reignited by the death of their pet. Kat just wants to get a new cat. But when Kat’s best friend, Roger, visits from Barcelona, they decide in a moment of drunkenness that he can be Eva’s sperm donor. But what are the consequences for the lesbian couple, the biological father, the child and their relationships with one another?
Edward II, Brattle Theatre, 7:30 PM
In this new restoration of the iconic New Queer Cinema classic, Derek Jarman offers a postmodern take on Christopher Marlowe’s Elizabethan drama. Pleasure-seeking King Edward II sets the stage for a palace revolt by taking as a lover the ambitious Piers Gaveston – who uses his favor in bed to wield political influence – sending the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon. This landmark of gay cinema features an incredible performance from Jarman muse and Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton as Edward’s spurned Queen Isabella and a rare film appearance by singer Annie Lennox.
HOLY COW! Now THAT’S a busy festival day! And the choices are going to be hard! 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!
Tomorrow is the final day (yes, we know tonight is closing night…that’s because all of the fare is in the afternoon tomorrow, silly!) and your LAST CHANCE to catch some phenomenal entertainment – be sure to be here Sunday morning for the rundown!
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!