BSAF 2019: Wicked Queer Film Festival, Day One

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! Boston Springs A Fethival 2019 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 for all the latest info!

One of the oldest film festivals of its ilk, the Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival gets underway tonight. The festival is celebrating it’s 35th season of selections, and kicks things off with the opening night selection Just Friends. Here’s the synopsis from the festival’s official site:

Medical student Yad is moving home to his family in a small Dutch city after quitting his party lifestyle back in Amsterdam. Instead of moving forward in his career, he takes a job in domestic care watching after the boisterous elderly Ans. Playing Cupid, Ans introduces Yad to her grandson, Joris, a charming young man who is still dealing with the death of his father and his overbearing mother. The attraction is instant and the boys find comfort in each other until their families’ drag them back to reality. Ultimately, they will have to decide if their summer fling is worth carrying on or if it is enough for them to stick with each other. Refreshingly, the family conflict in this romantic comedy is not that Joris and Yad are gay, but that they are defying family expectations in other ways and must make a new set of choices about how to be themselves. It’s a truly modern tale of queer love! Tickets include an after-party at Beat Brew Hall in Harvard Square following the screening.

The film is in Dutch with English subtitles. The screening takes place at 7:30 PM at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge. Tickets for the opening night screening  can be purchased at the Brattle website. Screening with  the main film is the short Engaged.

For complete information on the festival and it’s upcoming offerings, be sure to visit the official website at  We love this festival; Wicked Queer always finds the best programming possible! And this year is no exception – they will be offering up a number of US and World Premieres, and also screenings of several favorites from the past year or so.

Running through April 7, you can catch screenings at various locations around the Hub, including the MFA, the Arts/Emerson Paramount Theater, and the French Cultural Center, all 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! We’ll also be covering WickedQueer and the other NINE festivals and film series that happen in greater Boston between March 1 and May 1 every year coming up in late May on our two part “Boston Springs A Fethival” episodes of eCinemaOne‘s Subject:CINEMA podcast!

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