TONIGHT @ QFEST: James Franco’s Steamy Leather-Bar Flick
The reels are officially fired up for QFest’s two-week run. Here are my picks for the best of what’s playing tonight, Fri., June 12, at the festival, and info on the night’s parties.
Meth Head (U.S., 108 min.): “Lukas Haas is riveting as a gay man whose life and loves fall apart after he become a meth addict. A powerful, disturbing drama not easily forgotten.” Fri., July 12, 5 p.m. and Sat., July 13, 9:30 p.m., $11, Ritz East, 125 S. Second St. Read Washington City Paper‘s review.
Interior. Leather Bar. (U.S., 60 min.): “James Franco and Travis Matthews collaborate on this experimental and sexually explicit film imagining what was cut from the classic Cruising. It created a huge controversy when screened earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.” Fri., July 12, 7 p.m. and Sat. and July 13, 12:15 p.m., $11, Ritz East. Read Philadelphia City Paper’s review.
Breaking the Girls (U.S., 63 min.): “Beauty and brains are a lethal combination in this sexy psychological thriller directed by Jamie Babbitand co-written by Guinevere Turner.” Fri., June 12, 7:15 p.m. and Sat., June 17, 5 p.m., $11, Ritz at the Bourse, 400 Ranstead St. Read the Dan’s Movie Report review.
Where I Am (U.S./Ireland, 70 min.): “With a powerful stroke, Pamela Drynan’s documentary Where I Am is an inspirational tale of the unparalleled struggle and ultimate triumph of Philadelphia gay writer Robert Drake.” Fri., July 12, 7:15 p.m. and Sun., July 19, 5:15 p.m., $11, Ritz East. Read G Philly‘s preview.
Truth (U.S., 94 min.): “Sean Paul Lockhart (QFEST’s 2011 Rising Star Award winner) lights up the screen as a sexy but emotionally brittle young man caught up in a torrid relationship with an older man who harbors his own kinds of troubles.” Fri., July 12, 9:30 p.m. and Sat., July 14, noon, Ritz East,
PARTIES: Following the screening of Pamela Drynan’s Where I Am, Knock will host a reception with the film’s subject, Robert Drake, and Drake’s caregiver, local visual artist Butch Cordora. There will be drink specials and complimentary appetizers. Fri., July 12, 9 p.m.-11 p.m., free, Knock, 225 S. 12th St.
For more information on these and other screenings, visit qfest.com.