More QFest Picks

Plus: What to rent tonight

Tonight Rent: Jaws (R, 1975). June 20th marked the 35th year that people were afraid of swimming in pools. (Even now I still expect to hear the “bum-bum” and see a dorsal fin emerge from the chlorinated water.) What may surprise you on another viewing, though, is that you—like me—may actually root for the shark. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Indeed. My Grade: A

Philadelphia QFest 2010 Picks
Not sure what to see this week at the Philadelphia QFest? Here are a few of my picks:
Fashion Victim
Anything that’s described as a cross between “Project Runway” and “Monty Python” is worth checking out.
July 13th, 7:15 p.m. at Ritz East

Eyes Wide Open
A tale of forbidden longing set in an Israeli Orthodox community. (In Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles)
July 14th, 7 p.m. at Ritz East

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
Gus Van Sant, Patti Smith, John Waters, and Iggy Pop all appear in this documentary detailing the life of this influential Beat author.
July 15th, 5 p.m. at Ritz East
July 18h, 9:30 p.m. at Ritz East

As always, visit the festival’s website for up-to-date show times, complete film listings, and ticket information. Note: Many screenings will sell out fast!