The 12th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
As has often been noted on this blog (and, of course, elsewhere), San Francisco is one of the country’s top spots for film lovers, film makers, and film workers. Every year, dozens of film festivals pass through the city, from the major international film festivals to documentary film festivals, and everything in between. Another film festival that occurs in our beautiful city is the Queer Women of Color Film Festival. This year, from June 10th to 12th, marks the 12th consecutive season for the QWOCFF, and, like each of the years before, the lineup is killer.
Featuring 38 different films, the festival this year has a powerful theme: “Wages of Injustice: Queer & Trans Dollars and Sense.” As well as numerous contributions from American filmmakers, this year’s festival is also excited to offer films by queer and trans individuals who come from several countries in Latin America.
Regardless of what sort of genre you consider yourself most interested in, the Queer Women of Color Film Festival has a movie for you:
- Drama: El Encuentro is a riveting tale of two individuals who work together to confront issues like gender violence and cultural prejudices as they search for the same happiness that we all find so elusive.
- Comedy: Alzheimer’s and self-discover go hand in hand in Narissa Lee’s film Adrift in Sunset.
- Experimental: Catalina is a film that deftly intermingles music and personal revelations to create one tapestry of an experience.
- Romance: Filmmaker Jordan “Jay” Gash gives all the teary-eyed lovers out there a beautiful treat with his tender and joyful film SWIPE.
- Music-centric: A film that blends the true and the fictional, Brushing by Heaven’s Shoulder is director Kimmortal’s innovative and playful contribution to this year’s QWOCFF.
Now, of course, you are probably wondering how much a film festival like this costs. It is my great pleasure to tell you that this particular festival will set you back ZERO DOLLARS. The filmmakers and the festival organizers feel so deeply the need to have the stories told and available that they are making the whole thing absolutely free.
The QWOCFF takes place entirely at the Brava Theater, located at 2789 24th Street (at York Street), San Francisco, so you don’t even need to worry about rushing all over the city trying to catch the movie you want to see.
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