The 15th Annual Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival takes place September 30 through October 8, 2011 at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st).
This year the festival begins September 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema 21 with a very special screening of local filmmaker David Weissman’s deeply moving We Were Here. The film chronicles the heavy impact the AIDS crisis had on San Francisco in the 80s through the eyes of five survivors. David Weissman will be in attendance. This special screening is followed by a Gala Opening Night Party at 23Hoyt with hosted appetizers and drinks as well as a full cash bar and Holcombe Waller will perform a short set. Tickets for this event go on sale September 1.
The festival concludes on October 8 at Cinema 21 with the BBC production of The Night Watch based on the novel by Sarah Waters. Following four characters during World War 2 in Britain, the film explores many of the themes of gender and sexual identity typical in a Sarah Waters novel.
Download the full festival schedule (pdf), and visit qPDX.com and the Festival website for more information. Ticket options run the gamut from individual screenings to festival passes.
Ken Vannice says
I am sorry I missed the festival. I enjoy supporting your efforts. I get my information about such things from Just Out. Just Out is so unreliable I don’t know how it stays in business. It comes in the mail for awhile and then just stops. No notice that the subscription has expired. No request to renew. I just realized it stopped again. So all the tickets I would have bought didn’t happen because of Just Out. Hopefully things will be better next year. Regards, Ken Vannice