The countdown is on for the return of the annual SEATTLE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL which runs October 12th through the 22nd at venues all over the city. It’s the 28th annual film festival for Seattle’s LGBTQ+ community produced by Three Dollar Cinema.
For real film fans, a pass is the way to go but individual tickets are on sale as well.
AND, for folks on a budget, you can always VOLUNTEER and earn free passes to the screenings and events! It’s also a great way to meet new people/network!
It’s also a big year for SQFF with an amazing line up of films including the area premiere of the very highly acclaimed gay romantic drama, ALL OF US STRANGERS from queer filmmaker Andrew Haigh best known for Weekend and the HBO series Looking. It has an amazing cast including Paul Mescal, Andrew Scott, Claire Foy, and Jamie Bell and it’s a film already generating end of the year award buzz. The plot:
Starring Andrew Scott (Fleabag) as a screenwriter who, after an encounter with his neighbor (Paul Mescal from Aftersun), is pulled back to his childhood home where he discovers that his long-dead parents (Claire Foy from The Crown and Jamie Bell from Billy Elliot) are living and look exactly the same as they did the day they died. This supernatural love story about acceptance and regret has been receiving rave reviews, and we’re partnering with Searchlight Pictures for this one-of-a-kind cinematic experience to kick off our incredible 28th edition.
All Of Us Strangers is the opening night gala presentation for SQFF 28 on Thursday, October 12th at the Egyptian.
For full list of films, programs, special events and parties, go to: https://threedollarbillcinema.org/sqff2023
|CELEBRATE QUEER JOY with us October 12-22 at the 28th annual Seattle Queer Film Festival. We have something for everyone in-person and online: films, meet-ups, parties, panels, live podcasts, and much, much more!|
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**PACIFIC NORTHWEST PREMIERE**
OCT 13 | 8:15 PM | BROADWAY PERFORMANCE HALL
Gabriel (Billy Porter) and Nicky (Luke Evans) are a married couple living in New York City with their 8-year-old son, Owen. When Gabriel’s affair with another man unearths evidence of their failing relationship, they begin a formal divorce process. By far the most challenging decision they must make is who will serve as Owen’s primary guardian – and who, between the two of them, is more deserving of that responsibility. GET YOUR TICKETS
OCT 22 | 3:30 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
Hard-working queer Jax (Lily Gladstone, Reservation Dogs, Killers of the Flower Moon) takes care of her teenage niece Roki (Isabel Deroy-Olson) on the Seneca-Cayuga Reservation in Oklahoma. When Jax’s sister goes missing, she goes in search of answers, hitting many roadblocks from local law enforcement along the way.
GLITTER AND DOOM
OCT 15 | 7:00 PM | BROADWAY PERFORMANCE HALL
Glitter (Alex Diaz) is a free-spirited kid who dreams of joining the circus. Doom (Alan Cammish) is an aspiring musician with a dark past. When their paths cross, the world becomes a fantastical musical with the glitz of Broadway and the emotional depth of the music of the Indigo Girls that creates the soundtrack to their romance. The two enchanting leads charm their way into audiences’ hearts as they help each other achieve their dreams.
Featuring: Missi Pyle, Lea DeLaria, Ming-Na Wen, Kate Pierson from The B-52’s, Peppermint, and the Indigo Girls themselves!
CO-PRESENTED BY EDGE MEDIA NETWORK
OCT 22 | 5:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
Hilma af Klint is thought of as one of the first abstract artists of the Western world, even though many people have never heard of her and only in the recent past has her work been shown at the Tate Modern in London and Guggenheim in New York. Lasse Hallström (Chocolate, My Life as a Dog) has dived into af Klint’s extraordinary life and work, portraying her (via real-life mother and daughter Lena Olin and Tora Hallström) as a focused artist and mystic who chose to hide her work for two decades after her death, predicting that only audiences of the future would be ready to experience it.
STARRING LENA OLIN
OCT 22 | 3:30 PM | BROADWAY PERFORMANCE HALL
Scott (Scoot McNairy, Narcos: Mexico), a gay poet, and his daughter Alysia (Nessa Dougherty, Emilia Jones), move from home to home in the early days of 1970s gay liberation through the harrowing AIDS crisis, finding their way together with humor and love despite the difficult times. CO-STARRING GEENA DAVIS
CO-PRESENTED BY SEATTLE’S LGBTQ+ CENTER & COLAGE