Usually Memorial Day weekend ushers in the season of formulaic blockbusters, but if you want to postpone your plunge into the summertime Cineplex vortex for just a bit longer, then the 13th Annual QCinema (Fort Worth's Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival) is here to save you. Featuring 30 films from eight countries, QCinema has plenty on the bill to keep any cinephile happy, LBGT or otherwise. Highlighted films include the regional premieres of 2 Frogs in the West, Trigger, Judas Kiss and eCupid, as well as a screening of one of my personal favorites from this year's Dallas International Film Festival, Rashaad Ernesto Green's debut feature Gun Hill Road (starring Esai Morales, Judy Reyes and newcomer Harmony Santana). The festival kicks off Thursday night with the southwest premier of Going Down in La-La Land, with director Casper Andreas and stars Allison Lane and Brice Vilanch in attendance. The festival runs through June 5 at the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth, 1440 N. Main St. Single screening tickets are $10 to $15 general, $8 to $10 for students, and all-access QPasses (includes access to all screenings, events and parties) are $100, $80 for students. Visit qcinema.org for the complete schedule.
June 2-5, 2011