Cinema Q is the Denver Film Societys monthly nod to GLBT culture. But Cinema Q is also a once-a-year film festival designed to celebrate and kick off another year of those monthly screenings. The second annual Cinema Q Film Festival begins today at Starz FilmCenter with a 7 p.m. opening-night screening of I Killed My Mother, the surprisingly mature semi-autobiographical work of twenty-year-old Quebecois director Xavier Dolan, who also wrote, produced and acted in the film. A reception follows at Swallows Video Lounge and Bar, 3090 Downing Street.
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The fest continues evenings through June 27 with what DFS programmer Keith Garcia describes as a sampling of world cinema covering gay relationships and issues before wrapping up Sunday at 7 p.m. with a fortieth-anniversary screening of Michael Sarnes 1970 black comedy Myra Breckenridge, based on Gore Vidals then-sensationalistic novel and starring Raquel Welch as the transsexual protagonist (also featured is a bawdy musical cameo by septuagenarian Mae West). You really cant beat Raquel Welch as the female version of Rex Reed, Garcia says. Were going to send out the fest with a bang.
Admission is $10 to $12 per film, or $15 to $20 when paired with special event reception; Starz is in the Tivoli building on the Auraria campus. Get more information and reserve tickets at www.denverfilm.org or 303-595-3456.
June 24-27, 2010