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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

LGBT Documentaries Among the Highlights of This Weekend’s QFest

Posted By on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 7:15 AM

  • Sisters of the Wicked Wig

Launched in 2013 by Pride San Antonio, QFest is held annually during LGBT History Month “in order to promote the understanding and multicultural community that is the LGBT community.” Now in its fourth year, the film festival sets up shop at Brooks City Base Cinema for four days of features and shorts which reflect the unique diversity of LGBT life. Standing out among the fest’s 13 feature-length films are a number of intriguing documentaries, including Adam Golub and Gayatri Kaul’s Sisters of the Wicked Wig (following two experimental drag queens who create the Bushwig Festival amid Brooklyn’s rapidly gentrifying landscape), Alan De Herrera’s The Jumper Maybach Story (about a Texan man who adopts an abstract painter/clown alter ego in response to a lifetime of discrimination and bullying), Lisa Plourde’s Gender Troubles: The Butches (focusing on women who “examine and challenge society’s assumptions about what it means to be masculine or feminine”) and San Antonio native Robert L. Camina’s Upstairs Inferno (surrounding a 1973 fire that was purposefully set to a New Orleans gay bar and claimed the lives of 32 people). $20-$50, 4-10pm Thu, Oct. 13, 4-10pm Fri, Oct. 14, noon-10pm Sat, Oct. 15, noon-4pm Sun, Oct. 16, City Base Cinema, 2623 SE Military Drive, (210) 531-3000,

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