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CinemaQ Film Festival

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 4:30pm

Sie FilmCenter
2510 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80206

Join the Denver Film Society every July at CinemaQ as we present the year’s best LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world and celebrate the organizations in our own communities whose tireless work supports Denver’s vibrant LGBTQ+ scene. At CinemaQ, outstanding film, receptions, panels, and in-person filmmakers elevate the diverse perspectives, issues, and icons relevant to today’s LGBTQ+ community.

Schedule:
4:30pm: The Ice King
John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal. Toxic yet charming; rebellious yet elitist; emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy; ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, this is a man forever on the run: from his father's ghost, his country, and even his own self. Above all, an artist and an athlete whose body time and time again –sometimes against his will– becomes a political battlefield.

7:00pm: Mouthpiece
Mouthpiece is a powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of Cassandra Haywood – a fiercely independent millennial woman. Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine (Maev Beaty) she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra (Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava) battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral. What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heartbreaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.

9:15pm: End of the Century
In his alluring debut feature, filmmaker Lucio Castro offers both a sun-soaked European travelogue and an epic, decades-spanning romance. When Ocho (Juan Barberini), a 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi (Ramón Pujol), a Spaniard from Berlin, from the balcony of his Airbnb, the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a seemingly random hookup. But are these two merely beautiful strangers in a foreign city or are they part of each other’s histories-and maybe even their destinies?

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