qfest2012.JPGApril 25 - 30 GE Theatre at Proctors Schenectady, N.Y. - Last year, Proctors launched QFEST, a brand new festival of LGBTQ films. But it wasn't just film; Proctors added in panel discussions, Q&As with directors, celebrations with local organizations and a variety of opportunities to meet, chat and explore LGBTQ film. This year, for the 2nd Annual QFEST, Proctors is back with brand new films, exciting new opportunities for discussion, and even more surprises than last year! The festival kicks off on Wednesday April 25th with a big celebration featuring the Capital Pride Singers, and runs through Monday April 30th. Among the QFEST offerings are:
  • The Skinny - Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 (Opening Night!- performance by Capital Pride Singers) (Q&A with the director & actor following screening) Regional Premiere
  • Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride - Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 (pre show fun with the Pride Center), Regional Premiere
  • Some Like It Hot - Friday, April 27 at 7:30
  • Mosquita y Mari - Saturday, April 28 at 2:00 Regional Premiere
  • Weekend - Saturday, April 28 at 4:30 Regional Premiere
  • Leave it On the Floor (w/a special pre-show performance at 7pm) Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 Regional Premiere
  • Hit So Hard - Sunday, April 29 at 4:00 Regional Premiere
  • Pariah - Sunday, April 29 at 6:30
  • An Evening of LGBT Shorts - Monday, April 30 at 7:30 (Closing Night!) (Q&A with Local Directors following the screening)
This fantastic week offers a dazzling variety of documentaries, feature films, and bold new indie flicks that will really pique your interest and offer insight into a range of issues, including homosexuality in an immigrant community, LGBT youth homelessness, and new school initiatives aimed at decreasing bullying. Proctors invites everyone from the Capital Region to add their voice to discussions with some of the fabulous creatives behind our films, and join in on the fun.  Whatever letter someone uses to represent themselves -- whether straight, gay, or somewhere in between- or you're just interested in film, Proctors invites you to come see a film, or two films or, perhaps, for the film buffs out there, the entire festival! Check out one movie for $8, or you can see all of the films with our QFEST Pass for only $30. QFEST 2012 is sponsored by fly92 and GayAlbanyOnline.com. For more information on QFEST at Proctors, contact Joey Hunziker at jhunziker@proctors.org or 382-3884 x197

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CONTACT: Thom O'Connor 518-382-3884 X166 toconnor@proctors.org